call for entry: Latvia International Ceramics Biennale

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS – April 1, 2018

Exhibition – Latvia, Daugavpils, July 6 – September 9, 2018

Individual artists, as well as groups of artists, are invited to submit their artworks for the MARTINSONS AWARD International Ceramics Competition. The applicants are not restricted by age or nationality. Each applicant (individual artist or a group of artists) can submit only one artwork. Artists awarded with Gold, Silver or Bronze prizes in both National and International categories during MARTINSONS AWARD Competition in 2016, cannot participate in the Competition in 2018.

Find all the details for entry here.

call for entry: ALBERTA CRAFT GALLERY

Deadline: June 1, 2018

The Alberta Craft Council is calling for exhibition proposals for the 2019 line-up of the Alberta Craft Gallery – Edmonton & Calgary.  The exhibition spaces are dedicated to showcasing work by emerging, mid-career, and established craft artists.  The Exhibition Team is looking for well-developed themes that highlight mastery in craftsmanship, features new work, pushes the boundaries of craft, and/or celebrates the achievements of our members.  Exhibitions can be individual or group shows.

Submission Content:

  •  Cover Letter that includes:
    – contact information
    – detailed description and theme of the exhibition
    – number of pieces/artists in or expected to participate in the exhibition
    – time of year preferred
  • Current ACC Membership
  • Current CV – artist resume
  • Artist Biography
  • Images and image list
    – high quality images of work to be presented in the exhibition or representatie of the work
    – images list must include: title, year created, dimensions, materials and techniques

Questions?

Please contact Joanne Hamel, Exhibition Lead
Email: joanne@albertacraft.ab.ca
Phone: 780-488-6611 ext. 234

Submit your proposal to:
Email: submissions@albertacraft.ab.ca

www.albertacraft.ab.ca/acc-calls-for-entry

Help Save Inspirations Studios

 

From their funding page: “We are heartbroken to share that Inspirations Studio is facing imminent closure.  For 23 years, the ceramics-based program has supported hundreds of low-income women who have been impacted by poverty, homelessness, addiction, trauma, and mental health issues.

You can learn more about the program here.
As we look for stable funding and a new partner, we are asking for public donations to keep the program alive.  Our target of 60K will sustain the program through 2018, in conjunction with funds we are anticipating from the City of Toronto and those received already from an anonymous donor.  Together this support will secure studio rent, bills, materials, and skeleton staff so the current members can sustain their essential income, continue to access a safe space to be creative, and maintain a sense of meaning and purpose.  As one member told us, “Inspirations saved my life.”
Although we aim to reach our target and sustain the Studio for one year while we find long-term funds, any amount raised will help extend the program beyond 2017 and support the participants.  Any and all donations represent a success and will benefit the women. “
Visit the organizations website here: https://inspirationsstudio.org/inspirations-studio/
Article about the Studio in the Star.