call for entry: MWSU Clay Guild – Twin Cups – National Ceramic Exhibition

The Missouri Western State University Clay Guild is sponsoring a National Ceramic Exhibition titled Twin Cups. The exhibition is open to all artists 18 years and older residing in the U.S. Submitted artworks may be either functional or sculptural representations of a pair of cups, mugs, or drinking vessels, etc. A $30.00 jury fee entitles each artist to submit a maximum of three entries (each entry consisting of a set of two). Artworks must have been completed within the last two years.
Juror: Bede Clarke
Bede Clarke has been a Professor of Art at the University of Missouri since 1992. He received his Master of Fine Arts from The University of Iowa (1990) and a BFA from Eckerd College (1982). Bede’s work is found in collections in the U.S. and abroad, such as the: University of Northern Arizona, Ichon World Ceramic Center, Racine Art Museum, Bermuda National Gallery and Martin Museum of Art.

Bede maintains a studio in Columbia, Missouri where he produces his ceramic artwork and continues to exhibit worldwide, recently at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, FL Yingge Ceramics Museum 2012 Taiwan Ceramics Biennale, Taipei, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA.
He is a recipient of:
•Kansas City Artist Coalition’s, Lighton International Artist Exchange Award (2007)
• Sturt Australian Contemporary Craft Center Residency Award (2007)
• Fletcher Challenge Ceramic Award, (1996)
• Kennedy Center Fellowship for Teachers of the Arts (1987)

Awards: Awards will be selected at the sole discretion of the juror.
$500 – Best of Show
$200 – 1st Place
$100 – 2nd Place

Twin Cups Prospectus:
MWSU Clay Guild website:

January 14, 2016 Online Submission Deadline
January 15, 2016 Postmark for 30.00 Jury Fee
January 29, 2016 Acceptance Notification
February 13, 2016 Shipped Artwork Due to Gallery (artwork may be hand-delivered between 10am-4pm)
February 21, 2016 Installation of Exhibition
February 26, 2016 Exhibition Opens – Reception: 6pm-8pm
March 25, 2016 Exhibition Closes
March 29, 2016 Return of Shipped Artwork Begins and Pick-Up of Hand-Delivered Artwork between 10am-4pm