call for entry: Unwedged @ Pottery Northwest

The deadline for submission for UnWedged, our annual juried exhibition, is coming up! Submit your entries by July 7, 2020. We are looking for submissions from artists working in functional or sculptural ceramics, both those connected to tradition, or pushing innovation in the field. We have invited Liz Quackenbush as this year’s juror due to her experience and knowledge. Liz will be tasked with selecting work that will create and exhibition that reflects the state and range of contemporary ceramics.

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$1000 Juror’s Choice Award
$500 Director’s Choice Award
$100 Honorable Mention Award

call for entry: For the Love of Sandra Alfoldy: submission date extended

***Submission date extended to July 15, 2020***

Due to the current restrictions on museums and galleries, NSCAD University has decided to postpone the physical exhibition “For the Love of Sandra Alfoldy” until 2021, when we can gather together as a group and celebrate craft, art and Sandra.

However we are pleased to announce that we are now offering the opportunity for contributions to be shared in an online showcase leading up to the exhibition. If you have already submitted, you do not have to re-submit your work.

Dr. Sandra Alfoldy.

Dr. Sandra Alfoldy.

Online showcase begins: September 2020
Digital publication: Fall 2020
Exhibition: 2021 (TBD, pending restrictions)
Anna Leonowens Gallery/ @annaleonowensgallery

This series of collected works by friends, family and colleagues will celebrate the vibrant life and work of Dr. Sandra Alfoldy. Dr. Alfoldy was one of Canada’s preeminent craft historians, her work pioneered the discourse around Canadian studio craft, as well as offered important critical assessments of craft and modernity.

Sandra was also beloved professor at NSCAD University for almost 20 years. In recognition of the huge impact Sandra has had on craft communities all over the world, this community-centred group showcase invites students, colleagues, and collaborators to submit writings, craft and art work that honours Sandra’s excellent mentorship, collaboration and friendship. Originally set to open in September 2020 as a two-week exhibition, this celebration will now consist of an online showcase and digital publication of submissions that celebrate the amazing life of Sandra! A physical exhibition will open in 2021 once limitations regarding large gatherings have been lifted.

Submission guidelines:
– To be included in the online showcase and publication, work should be documented with intention for online viewing.
– Only 1 work will be accepted.
– Submissions can be objects; writings; videos; videos of self-recorded stories or readings; audio etc.

For physical exhibition:
– Only 1 work will be accepted, Multimedia will also be accepted.
– For out of town submissions, the gallery will cover shipping for works up to 20″ x 20″ 20″ and no heavier that 15lbs.

Please include a description of work and how the work connects to the project (please be specific about how this work reflects your relationship to Sandra Alfoldy). We want this to be a personal, heartfelt show.

Please complete submission form at:

call for entry: FUNCTION: LUNCHEON

call for artists: Inspired by Malcolm: A passion for Shino

Sandy Spring Museum, along with co-sponsors Judith Davis, Baltimore Clayworks, District Clay and Montgomery Potters, will honor the life and work of Malcolm Davis (1937 – 2011) with juried exhibition Inspired by Malcolm: A Passion for Shino. Artists are asked to include five images of at least three ceramic pieces, along with a brief artist’s statement that specifically addresses their use of Shino in the particular work submitted.
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