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Celebrating What Ceramics Brings to the Table

Medalta’s Annual International Exhibition: Dish, Open to the Public

Medicine Hat, AB – November 2, 2017 – This year marks the fifth annual international exhibition at Medalta. Ceramic artists from around the world were invited to submit work around the theme of “dish”. For the first iteration of our international exhibition, we celebrated the cup, then spoons, tools, and drinking vessels. This year, it’s the dish.

Commenting on the theme, exhibition juror Julia Galloway remarks, “Ahh… a dish, it is not a cup, or a pitcher or a vase, a dish, large or small, is an object to serve from or contain in a way that is often celebratory! Now of course, we can serve out of a pitcher, or container in a vase, but we would not say–pass me that dishful of gladiolas! No, a dish is a dish.” Julia Galloway is renowned in the ceramics community and brought to the table her experience as an educator, ceramic artist, and community builder.

Dish showcases over 130 works from 70 artists representing Canada, the United States, Scotland, Singapore, and South Korea. “The work was wonderfully diverse, a great display of making and surface techniques as well as ideas and concepts,” says Galloway, “there was a great deal of humor and technical mastery in the entries”.

Along with selecting the works for this exhibition, Galloway will select and announce the Grand Prize winner of a one-month Medalta residency and accommodation. The artist receiving this award will be announced at the exhibition’s opening on Thursday, November 9th from 6 – 8 pm. Medalta is delighted to host Julia Galloway for an artist talk on her practice before the opening on Thursday, November 9th from 3:30 – 4:30 pm. There is no charge to attend both events and everyone is welcome.

Dish runs from October 19th until January 24th, 2018. All works in the exhibition are for sale and can be purchased online at medalta.org/dish or in person during regular business hours (TuesdaySaturday from 10 am – 4 pm). Work purchased as a Christmas gift can be made available before the show closes. Dish features a variety of work to match your unique style and aesthetic with price points for all.

Running alongside Dish is an exhibition of sculptural works recently acquisitioned into Medalta’s contemporary collection. All works were created in the last three years and represent only a small selection of the artists who have lived and worked in Medicine Hat through the Medalta International Residency Program.

Further details: www.medalta.org/dish

For updates see: www.facebook.com/Medalta/

movie day: Ramen Making by Ayumi Horie

 

The cooking and making of dragon and Menbachi Bozu ramen bowls by Ayumi Horie.

Special thanks to Ai Kanazawa, Chloe Horie, Janine Grant, and all the educators at the New Works session at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts for their participation, support and advice.

ayumihorie.com

Call for Entries: The Cup

GoggleWorks Center for the Arts is proud to announce a call for entries for its second annual cup exhibition featuring functional drinking vessels from all over the country: The Cup. This juried show’s mission is to celebrate the diversity of the cup while providing the opportunity for visitors to become owners of handmade ceramics. Proceeds from the exhibition will benefit each individual artist along with helping to support Ceramics at GoggleWorks.

About the Juror / Kurt Anderson

Originally from California, Kurt currently resides in western North Carolina. His inspiration comes from a lifetime of consuming graphic imagery from such sources as comic books, cartoons, and advertising logos. He hopes that by combining his visual iconography with functional forms, he can create something unique, yet truly universal. As GoggleWorks’ Fall 2017 visiting artist, Anderson will be on hand for the opening reception of The Cup., where he will be presenting an artist talk at 5:30pm on November 3rd. Anderson will teach a 2-day workshop, Fauxk: Unique and Inventive Surfaces at GoggleWorks on November 4th & 5th.

Entry Guidelines

  • Open to all ceramic artists 18 years and older residing in the U.S.
  • All works must be primarily ceramic; mixed media works will be accepted only if ceramic materials are the primary media. The juror will make final determinations.
  • Selections will be conducted from images of works. No substitutions will be allowed.

Entry Fee

$25 for up to three entries. Artists may submit up to three entries with two images of each entry (including one detail). Submissions cannot exceed six images.

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: September 20th
  • Acceptance notifications: starting Monday, October 2nd
  • Delivery of accepted work to GoggleWorks: by Friday, October 20th
  • Exhibition on view: Monday, October 30th through Tuesday, November 21st
  • Opening reception: Friday, November 3rd
  • Return of unsold work: starting Monday, December 4th

https://goggleworks.submittable.com/submit/55479/the-cup