3 calls for entry from the AB Craft Council

Deadline for entry: March 11, 2019

Exhibition Dates:
Alberta Craft Discovery Gallery – Edmonton: June 15 – August 3, 2019
Alberta Craft Gallery – Calgary: August 31 – November 2, 2019

The ACC is pleased to announce the revival of Coming Up Next; our national exhibition of emerging Fine Craft. Coming Up Next celebrates the creativity, innovation, and skill, of emerging artists entering the field of contemporary Craft in Canada.

The exhibition will be curated to feature a cross section of Craft disciplines and is open to submissions from artists whose path to Craft may have began through apprenticeships, mentorships with elders, those who are self taught or who received a formal post secondary Craft education. If you are within the first five years of your career in Fine Craft, or the last year of studies in a Fine Craft discipline you are eligible to enter.

This national call is free to enter, with an online submission of up to 5 images of work available for the exhibition dates. Works produced in any of the craft media: clay, fibre, glass, metal, wood, or any combination of craft media, and completed within the past two years will be considered.

This exhibition will launch at the Alberta Craft Council Discovery Gallery in Edmonton (June 15 – August 3, 2019) as part of Edmonton’s Works Art and Design Festival. It will also travel to our Alberta Craft Gallery – Calgary (August 31 – November 2, 2019).

Submission Content:

  • current CV with contact information
  • artist biography
  • image list: title, year created, retail price, dimensions, materials, and techniques
  • work submitted must be available for sale and available for the duration of the exhibitions
  • 3 – 5 images of work (high quality digital images, measuring at least 1000 pixels in width or height)

Artists pay shipping to the ACC, ACC pays return shipping on unsold items.

*work must be created in Canada

Questions?

Please contact Joanne Hamel, Exhibition Lead

Email: joanne@albertacraft.ab.ca

Phone: 780-488-6611 ext. 234

Submit your proposal here.

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Deadline for Proposals:  April 5, 2019
Exhibition Dates:
September 28 – November 9, 2019

Curators in Contemporary Craft, is a new program to allow members to develop their curatorial skills as part of our ongoing efforts to create professional development opportunities for Craft artists and engaging exhibitions for our audiences.  Expand your career in a supportive environment with access to mentorship from professional curators and organizers in the Fine Craft field.

Are you sitting on an exhibition idea that you would like to bring to fruition but are unsure of the steps to take?

This is your chance to develop those skills needed to curate an exhibition with the support and experience of the Alberta Craft Council Exhibitions team.  From start to finish, the ACC team will be there to guide you through the process; from honing your theme and concept, coordinating artists, developing press releases and promotional material, gaining skills in laying out and installing an exhibition, to writing an article for the Alberta Craft Magazine.

  • We are looking a current ACC Member with minimal curatorial experience
  • Curating a small group exhibition of 5 – 8 artists
  • Curator can be included as an artist
  • We require the successful applicant to be willing and able to put in the time needed
  • Curator will be paid a $500 honorarium

Submission Content: 

  • Submit a one-page written concept and/or theme of your exhibition
  • Current CV and biography

Questions?

Please contact Jessica Telford, Exhibition Lead

Email: jessica@albertacraft.ab.ca

Phone: 780-488-6611 ext. 234

Submit your proposal here.

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Deadline for Entry: June 1, 2019

The Alberta Craft Council is calling for exhibition proposals for the 2020 line-up at the Alberta Craft Discovery Gallery.  It is going to be an exciting year, as we begin programming for the ACC’s 40th Anniversary, and Craft Year 2020 the nation-wide celebration of craft organized by the Canadian Crafts Federation and Provincial Craft Councils.

The Exhibition Team is looking for fully-developed exhibitions and themes that highlight mastery in craftsmanship, feature new work, push the boundaries of craft, and/or celebrate the achievements of our members.  Our public exhibition galleries are dedicated to showcasing work by emerging, mid-career, and established craft artists. The proposals can be for individual or group shows.

The Alberta Craft Discovery Gallery strives to present innovative and dynamic exhibitions that challenge perceptions and inspire the public to discover the best in contemporary Fine Craft.  This 436 sq. foot gallery is located on the main level of the ACC’s Edmonton location and features 7 exhibitions per year, several of which travel to our Calgary Gallery.  Each exhibition is accompanied by an article in the Alberta Craft Magazine, invitations, online promotion, and an opportunity for an artist talk or interactive demonstration plus reception.

Submission Content:

  • a one-page written concept and/or theme of your exhibition that includes preferred time of year and the number of pieces expected
  • current ACC Membership
  • up-to-date CV with contact information
  • artist biography
  • 3 – 5 high quality digital images, measuring at least 1000 pixels in width or height of work to be presented in the exhibition.
  • image list: title, year created, dimensions, materials, and techniques
  • CARFAC fees will be paid to artists, approx. $848 Per ACC Discovery Gallery Solo Exhibition. Work can still be available for sale at the current 60% consignment to artists.

*work must be created in Canada

Questions?

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

Submit your proposal here.

Visit their website HERE.

call for entry: Adorned

“Adorned”
Juried by Liz Zlot Summerfield
September 6 – 28, 2019
Entries due February 28, 2019

The Clay Center of New Orleans seeks applicants for “Adorned,” a juried group exhibition that explores and celebrates the ceramic surface as an opportunity for imagery, pattern, texture, decoration, narrative, and commentary.

Open to ceramic vessels, sculpture, and wall-mounted works, this exhibition will be on display September 6 to 28, 2019 in the Clay Center’s gallery space in the heart of New Orleans.

Entries due February 28, 2019
Apply online via EntryThingy
Download prospectus (PDF)

www.nolaclay.org/calls-for-entries.html

call for entry: Food Justice: Growing a Healthier Community through Art

Deadline: December 7, 2018.

Call for Entries Overview | Online Application Link

Exhibition Date: September 2020 – March 2021

CC is currently seeking artists whose work reflects an interest in topics related to food justice, public policy advocacy, farming and gardening, race and class awareness, access, and nutrition education.

Food security is among the most basic of human needs, but contemporary issues preventing equitable access to food are extremely complex. Economic inequality and structural racism, corporate agricultural practices, food waste, climate change, and domestic and geopolitics are among the many factors that contribute to the growing disparity in the distribution of food resources across the US and around the globe. 521,750 Pennsylvania children and nearly 1 in 7 of our neighbors in Pittsburgh’s Allegheny County are “food insecure,” lacking reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food.

Food Justice: Growing a Healthier Community through Art, and related interpretive programming, will convey personal stories and experiences to demonstrate the local and world-wide impact food justice has on individuals and society, and how the arts can guide thoughtful conversation on the topic.

If you have additional questions, please contact Kate Lydon at klydon@contemporarycraft.org

call for entry: Companion Gallery – Underglaze

Material Mugs III

UNDERGLAZE

2018 Juror: Renee LoPresti

Now in its third year, Material Mugs (Irons in the Fire 2016, Conductivity 2017) has become one of the most anticipated juried exhibitions by makers and collectors alike.

Material Mugs III: UNDERGLAZE is a survey of contemporary drinking vessels which employ any and every use of underglaze possible. The exhibition is open to every type of clay, temperature, and atmosphere. Our hope is to present a comprehensive collection of the full spectrum and potential of underglazes.

 This year, juror Renee LoPresti (Ceramics Monthly Emerging Artist 2017) will be looking for innovative approaches to underglaze decoration on handmade ceramic cups and mugs.

We will be printing a full color catalog, hosting an opening gallery reception, and the entire exhibition will be available for sale online.

Entry Deadline: Friday July 20th, 2018 12 Midnight CST

Full details on how to enter here: companiongallery.com/call-for-entries/

 

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/