Call for entries: The DeLuce Clay National

A NATIONAL JURIED CERAMICS EXHIBITION
DeLuce Gallery
Northwest Missouri State University
October 1st —November 2nd, 2012

Prospectus
The DeLuce Gallery’s 4th annual juried exhibition. Each year, the DeLuce Gallery aims to provide exhibition opportunities for artists from all across the United States, to take the pulse, as it were, of artists working today. This year’s “DeLuce Clay National” intends to highlight a broad range of approaches to the use of clay and ceramics as an expressive medium.

Juror:
Peter Pinnell made his living as a potter for twelve years before moving to the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 1995, where he is Hixson-Lied Professor of Ceramics and Interim Chair. In addition to his teaching, he has continued to exhibit widely. His work has appeared throughout the US, and in the Netherlands, South Africa, Japan, China, New Zealand, and Australia.
In addition to his teaching and exhibition career, Pinnell has been an active writer on ceramic art, with articles in American and Australian ceramic journals, and a regular column, “As far as I know…”, which appears in Clay Times Magazine.

Rules:
 This competition is open to all artists working and living in the United States. All work must have been completed within the past two years and use at least 50% fired clay as the primary medium.
 Work must not exceed 36 inches in width, and must be capable of fitting through a standard doorway.
 All work must be properly prepared for exhibition, be durable enough to survive shipping and display, and come with exhibition/assemblage instructions if applicable.
 Accepted work which differs significantly from the images submitted will be disqualified.
 Participating artists are responsible for shipping costs to and from the gallery.
 Participating artists are responsible for the cost of insuring artwork while in transit.
 The DeLuce Gallery and Northwest Missouri State University will use images and photographs of accepted works for the purposes of promotional materials, including postcards, calendars, local media as well as online promotion for the DeLuce Gallery and Northwest Missouri State University.
Entries:
 Entry fee is $30
 All entrants can submit up to three pieces for consideration
 Entries must be submitted through Slideroom.com. Digital files can be uploaded through a simple, online application process. Please click and follow this link: https://delucegallery.slideroom.com
 CD entries will not be accepted.

Dates:
Due Date: August 3rd, 2012
Notification and shipping information to Artists: August 20th, 2012
Works received by: Sept 24th, 2012
Exhibition Dates: October 1st – November 2nd, 2012
Works returned: November 5th – 16th, 2012

Contact:
Any questions should be directed to:
Laura Kukkee
Associate Professor of Art
Gallery Director, DeLuce Gallery
Northwest Missouri State University
800 University Drive
Maryville, MO 64468
Kukkee@nwmissouri.edu