emerging artist: Tucker Claxton

My work explores
America’s complicated relationship with sex through the fetishization of fast
food. I derive inspiration from the idyllic realm of advertisement, where the
object that is represented is often not the product received and the
presentation overtly sexualized.
Fast food objects are
placeholders for the human form; the layers of a burger and strong curve of a
hot dog become yonic or phallic. I decorate these commonly found food items
with colorful slips and glazes mimicking sloppy condiments and personal
lubricants. The vibrancy of color establishes attraction to the piece. Where
the oozing layers of ejaculate like glaze, repulse.
While some innuendoes in
the work come naturally to the form, others are forced. This dichotomy between
obvious and obscure adds another layer to the ridiculous nature of the work.
Once complete, the work is displayed like an advert where a moment is captured,
frozen, and evokes a sense of fake or fabricated depth.

Florida Heat Surface

Florida
Heat Surface: February 18-22nd at the Morean Center For Clay. 

Demonstrating Artists are: Adam Field, Ben Carter, Nick Joerling, Steve
Godfrey, Deb Schwartzkopf, Jen Allen, Heesoo Lee and Kari Radasch. 

The
full workshop is $550 or you can pay per day for $150. 

Go to www.moreancenterforclay.org for the full schedule and for more information. — with Kari Radasch, Steven Godfrey, Matthew Schiemann, Deborah Schwartzkopf, Benjamin Carter, Jennifer Allen and 이희수.

call for entry: Biennial Plate Show @ Morean Arts Center

• Entry Fee: $30 per artist, up to three entries. • Work may not be larger than 20” x 20” x 20”.

• All work must be for sale. No single work may exceed $600 in value.
Artists will pay a 40% commission to the Gallery on all sales.

• Artist responsible for shipping cost to and from the Gallery,
shipping paid through FedEx only, all work must include pre-paid return
shipping label.

• Digital entry only, JPEG format, 300 dpi and no more than 2100
pixels at the longest dimension. All files must be labeled with artist’s
first initial and last name followed by entry number (ie, e.smith01).

• The Morean Arts Center reserves the right to photograph exhibited
work and use these or the artists digital images for repro- duction in
both printed and electronic materials for publicity.

Click here to download entry form

Calendar

October 3rd, 2014 – Deadline to enter

October 10th, 2014 – Acceptance notification

October 30th, 2014 – Delivery of work, no later than 5pm 15, 2014 – Return of artwork

Juror: Adam Yungbluth

Adam Yungbluth received his Master of Fine Arts from The
University of Mississippi. After graduation, Adam became the Co-Owner of
the St. Petersburg Clay Company. As of March 2014, St. Petersburg Clay
Company has merged with the MoreanArts Center for Clay to become the
Morean Center for Clay. Adam is now the studio manager at the Morean
Center for Clay

Entry Form | Biennial PLate Show | November 1st thru 31st, 2014

Please complete and email images to adam.yungbluth@moreanartscenter.org with credit card information, or mail with check or cash for entry fees no later than Ocotber 3rd 15th, 2014, 5pm.

Click here to download entry form

call for entry: Morean Arts Center Cup Show

Biennial Cup Show


• Entry Fee: $30 per artist, up to three entries. • Work may not be larger than 16” x 16” x 16”.

• All work must be for sale. No single work may exceed $500 in value.
Artists will pay a 40% commission to the Gallery on all sales.

• Artist responsible for shipping cost to and from the Gallery,
shipping paid through UPS only, all work must include pre-paid return
shipping label.

• Digital entry only, JPEG format, 300 dpi and no more than 2100
pixels at the longest dimension. All files must be labeled with artist’s
first initial and last name followed by entry number (ie, e.smith01).

• The Morean Arts Center reserves the right to photograph exhibited
work and use these or the artists digital images for repro- duction in
both printed and electronic materials for publicity.

Click here to download entry form

Calendar

September 5, 2014 – Deadline to enter

September 12, 2014 – Acceptance notification

October 1, 2014 – Delivery of work, no later than 5pm

November 15, 2014 – Return of artwork

Juror: Matt Schiemann

Matt Schiemann received his MFA from Southern Illinois University
Carbondale. After graduation Matt became co-owner of St. Petersburg Clay
Company. He is an adjunct professor for St. Petersburg College and
Eckerd College as well as the manager for the St. Petersburg Artist in
Residence at the Morean Arts Center for Clay. Matt shows his wood fired
functional work nationally and has been published in numerous
publications.

Entry Form | Biennial Cup Show | October 1st thru October 31st, 2014

Please complete and email images to stpeteclay@gmail.com with credit
card information, or mail with check or cash for entry fees no later
than September 15th, 2014, 5pm.

Click here to download entry form

http://www.moreanartscenter.org/news.php?id=3269

*** sorry for the short notice. I sometimes don’t see these calls until it’s late. I know that’s a pain. – Carole