call for entry: The 23rd San Angelo National Ceramic Competition

Ceramic Competition & Invitational

The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts hosts a juried ceramic competition every two years. The competition is open to all artists who are residents of the United States, Canada, and Mexico. All work completed within the last two years, both functional and sculptural, is eligible.

April 17, 2020 – June 28, 2020

The 23rd San Angelo National Ceramic Competition

 

 Juror: Jo Lauria, Los Angeles, CA

Jo Lauria is a Los Angeles-based curator, writer, and educator who received her curatorial training at The Los Angeles County Museum of Art.  She is a specialist in the fields of design, craft, and decorative arts, with particular emphasis on modern and contemporary studio ceramics.

Lauria is the organizer of several national touring exhibitions as well as author of numerous publications: biographies that chart the lives and work of contemporary designers and craft artists; and survey books that chronicle major movements in the field. Most recently she received the American Ceramic Circle Book Award for Ralph Bacerra: Exquisite Beauty. Currently she is a contributing writer to Ornament Magazine, Mentor Faculty of Otis College of Art and Design, and Adjunct Curator of the American Museum of Ceramic Art (California).

Enter the competition HERE.

Entry Deadline is January 30, 2020.

April 12, 2019 – July 7, 2019
San Angelo Ceramic Invitational Exhibition (non-competition year)
The 2019 San Angelo Ceramic Invitational Exhibit featured the work of six Texas ceramic artists: Alejandra Almuelle, Mary Fischer, Angela Gallia, Linda Gossett, Shikha Joshi, and Kym Owens. 

www.samfa.org/ceramic-competition

Master of Arts in Critical Craft Studies

The MA in Critical Craft Studies is a low-residency graduate program in craft history and theory. This full-time, four-semester/ five-residency program is the first of its kind in the US. Students and faculty meet for two weeks of lectures, workshops, seminars, readings, project work, and individual conferences each July and January. The two-year continuous program begins in July; all July residencies are held on the Warren Wilson campus, and January residencies are held in downtown Asheville with classes at The Center for Craft. Students return to campus for a fifth and final residency to present their final projects in a public colloquium, co-organized by Warren Wilson College and The Center for Craft. Students work individually and collaboratively during residencies the following semester terms. Each student spends 20-25 hours per week on readings, writing and research assignments, meetings with mentors in their place of residence or online, online faculty sessions, and group meetings. Coursework builds critical thinking, research methods, and experience with formats ranging from writing and podcasts to exhibitions and curriculum development. Final projects demonstrate applied knowledge in craft histories and theories, and may include: a journal-article length thesis; an exhibition with essays, programs and texts; curricular development with lectures; a scholarly conference with publication; a podcast series; Object Library development; or a series of short critical essays.

Faculty include leading theorists, historians, scholars and artists in the field of craft studies, art history, art, material culture, anthropology and other connected disciplines from the US and abroad; faculty work with students during residencies and online during the semester. Mentors offer additional connections to the field; mentors meet in person or online with students each semester to connect curriculum and communities. Residency faculty present their work in evening programs and paired conversations; these are free and open to the public.

Undergraduates at Warren Wilson College connect with graduate students and visiting faculty through Work Crews, visitors during the academic year, development of the Object Library, exhibition development, and craft history courses.

The Residency

Residency instruction includes a combination of lectures, discussions, readings, field trips, workshops, hands-on material labs, studio visits, as well as a mixture of individual and group work. Students will explore craft histories and theories from around the globe and a range of disciplines through readings and interaction with experts within and outside of craft studies. Coursework, concepts and research methods for each semester are introduced in the residencies and further explored through independent study, project assignments, online group discussions, and monthly meetings with individual mentors.

Research and Material Labs are designed to engage the Swannanoa/Asheville area as case studies. To complete Labs, students apply methods and approaches learned in their own hometowns. While the program includes a Material Lab, the emphasis is not on the acquisition and development of skills. Instead, students work on understanding materials and processes to improve their understanding of how things are made and to cultivate direct ways of investigating craft that brings process together with theory, history, and finished work.

All research findings are shared and engaged collectively to expand the field through collective exchange and knowledge building.

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Master of Arts in Critical Craft Studies

residency opportunity: The Crows Nest (Australia)

Creative Spaces in collaboration with Sunshine Coast Council is excited to launch The Crows Nest Artist in Residence. Perched atop the Maroochy Sailing Club, the Crows Nest is a small space with views out across Maroochy River towards Mt Coolum. Situated on beautiful Chambers Island, accessed via a footbridge, this new creative studio could be yours, free for up to three months.

The space would suit writers, digital and fine artists and creatives with a lighter footprint. It can accommodate one person looking for inspiration and solitude or a collective of two looking to collaborate in paradise.

To apply, email creativespaces@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au with the following:

  •  A brief description of your practice
  •  Links to examples of your work

And answer:

  • Where do you currently practice?
  • What is your connection to the Sunshine Coast?
  • Why would you like access to The Crows Nest and what ideas would you like to explore here?
  • How long (up to three months) would you intend to base yourself here?
  • Do you have preferred timing?

EOI open year-round. Successful applicants will be notified.

A steering committee will convene quarterly to select residents.

In exchange for this space, you may be asked to contribute to a public outcome such as workshops, open studio, exhibition or interview.

Find more info HERE.

call for entry: Craft Nouveau

An international fine craft competition featuring handcrafted items, to include everything from furniture, elegant vases and jewelry boxes to wall hangings, pottery and sculpture made by hand from glass, clay, wood, metal, fiber and more.

Juror: Holly Jerger

Cash Award Prizes
1st Place $1,500

2nd Place $1000

3rd Place $750

4th Place: $500

People’s Choice: $350

A full color catalog of the show will be available for purchase.

Juror: Holly Jerger
Holly Jerger is the exhibitions curator at Craft Contemporary (formerly Craft & Folk Art Museum) in Los Angeles, CA. Since 2015, she has organized or co-organized numerous exhibitions at Craft Contemporary, including Chapters: Book Arts in Southern California, Gronk’s Theater of Paint, Betye Saar: Keepin’ it Clean, and Melting Point: Movements in Contemporary Clay. Prior to her appointment as exhibitions curator, Jerger served as senior curator of public engagement (2005-2014), developing 90 programs annually. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ball State University, Indiana, and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she also taught. She has served on the boards of the Museum Educators of Southern California (MESC) and the Los Angeles Printmaking Society.

Exhibition Designer: Kelly Bennet
Kelly Bennett is the Chief Preparator at UC Berkley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, and the Principal and owner of Art Pro Net. Kelly brings her over 15 years of experience to designing the layout of and overseeing installation of the Craft Nouveau Exhibition.  She holds a Master of Arts in Arts Management from SUNY and previously served as the Exhibitions Manager for the Asian Art Museum.

Important Dates

Deadline to enter: November 14, 2019

Exhibition Dates: January 3 – March 7, 2020

Notification: November 21, 2019

Shipping deadline of work to Blue Line Arts: December 28, 2019

Hand deliver work to Blue Line Arts: December 29th or 30th, 2019

Opening Reception: January 18, 2020, 4 – 8 pm

Closing Reception: February 15, 2020, 4 – 8 pm

Pick up unsold work from Blue Line Arts: March 8th or 9th, from 10 am to 3 pm

Eligibility

● Open to artists everywhere: national and international

● All artwork must be original and completed within the last two years

● Artwork cannot have been previously exhibited at Blue Line Arts

● All wall pieces must be ready to hang

● All artwork must be for sale

● Accepted artwork that differs significantly from the image in online submission will be disqualified

● No accepted entry may be withdrawn or sold outside of the exhibition prior to the closing date

● Blue Line Arts handles all sales transactions. Non-member artists receive a 50% commission from all gallery sales and members receive a 60% commission

● Size limitations: art must be able to enter through the doors with a clearance of 94”h x 91”w. Ceilings in the gallery are 10 feet high. No work over 60 lbs will be accepted.

● The artist is responsible to pay for all shipping and should have a prepaid label from FedEx or UPS (No US Mail) for the return of artwork. Please mark the outside of your box with your last name in bold letters.

● All shipping of fragile art must be packed as in this link. Please visit: https://www.fedex.com/downloads/shared/packagingtips/howtopack.pdf

Entry Fees: There is a non-refundable entry fee of $45 for the By Hand show. This initial fee covers 3 image uploads; there is a $5 fee for every additional image upload.

Application Requirements: Applicants must apply using the form on the Call for Entry (CAFE) website. You must be 18 years or older to apply.

Questions: If you have any questions about submissions, please contact Blue Line Arts staff during open hours at (916) 783-4117 or email gallery@bluelinearts.org

www.bluelinearts.org/international-fine-craft-2019

call fro artist: Saskatchewan Craft Council

Deadline: November 15 annually

The Saskatchewan Craft Council Gallery presents solo, two-person, and group exhibitions reflecting craft history, contemporary practice, and innovation. The SCC Gallery policy prioritizes showing Saskatchewan artists and curators, but aims to include at least one touring or out-of-province exhibition each year.

For each of the six exhibitions accepted to the Saskatchewan Craft Council Gallery annual schedule, the SCC will provide installation assistance; insurance; promotion; documentation; administrative labour; and artist fees to be paid to the artist(s). To assist the SCC with the cost of the aforementioned labour and staffing, a 40% commission will be retained on any sales resulting from an exhibition.

The SCC encourages applications from self-identified members of under-served communities. We encourage submissions from Indigenous artists, artists with disabilities, new Canadians as well as people from visible and invisible minorities.

Criteria

The SCC Gallery is committed to showcasing fine craft artists; other forms of visual art may be considered in addition to an exhibition that has a primary focus on craft.

Please ensure your application is complete. Applicants who submit incomplete, inaccurate, or misleading information may be deemed ineligible for consideration.

Each applicant must fulfill the requirements of the Exhibition Application Package.

Download the introduction and a helpful checklist here: SCC Exhibition Application Introduction and Checklist

Download the Application form here: SCC Exhibition Application Package

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Process

The Exhibitions & Education Coordinators along with the SCC Curatorial Committee assess all applications annually. Information from each applicant is sent to members of the Curatorial Committee prior to the annual review meeting, where proposals are considered along with their support material. The Curatorial Committee acts in an advisory capacity to the Exhibitions Coordinators. Applicants will be informed of the Curatorial Committee and Exhibitions Department’s decisions following the curatorial meeting in late December – mid January of each year. Additional Curatorial Committee meetings may be scheduled as decided by the Exhibitions and Education Coordinators.

In preparing your application, please consult the SCC’s archive of previous exhibitions, as well as the SCC gallery floorplan.

You can also refer to this blog post for more information or tips for submitting your proposal!

Questions can be directed to:

Stephanie Canning or Maia Stark
Exhibitions and Education Coordinators
scc.exhibitions@sasktel.net
306-653-3616 ext 2