call for entry: Plates, Platters, and Nothing Else Matters

ABOUT THE EXHIBIT: The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce a call to artists for our “Plates, Platters, and Nothing Else Matters” exhibition. “Plates, Platters, and Nothing Else Matters” is a National Juried Competition of ceramic works. Tableware up to 12“ inches in diameter will be displayed on shelves, other work must be wired for wall hanging. The deadline for submission is May 1st, 2018.

Our juror, Roberto Lugo, will select approximately 80 works for exhibition. The juror will award a prize of $500 to the artist whose work earns first place, $300 for second place and $200 for third place. There will be an additional $1000 “Muddies” prize. The winners will be posted on our website following the reception, where the prizes will be awarded. You do not have to be present to receive the award. The competition and exhibition is open to emerging as well as established artists. Please refer to the exhibition guidelines for complete details below.

JUROR: We are very pleased to have Roberto Lugo as our juror. Lugo is an American potter, social activist, spoken word poet, and educator. Lugo’s work draws together hip-hop, history and politics into formal ceramics and 2D works. Born in Philadelphia to Puerto Rican parents, Lugo began his career as a graffiti artist before discovering ceramics.

DEADLINE: May 1, 2018

Exhibit Dates: July 27 – August 12

Apply Online: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4797

 

30th Annual California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art (CCACA 2018)

30th Annual California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art (CCACA 2018)

April 27 – April 29, 2018

Davis, CA

Festival & Conference Dates: Friday, April 27, 2018: 9 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 28: 10 a.m.–4:00 p.m.; Opening Reception, 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 29: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

CCACA brings the ultimate ceramic sculpture event to Davis, CA from April 27th – April 29th, 2018. In an intimate setting, you can interact with top artists in a way not possible at other venues. UC Davis, home to the late sculptor Robert Arneson, was instrumental in defining a new direction for ceramic art. Enjoy delightful downtown Davis and be inspired by nationally recognized ceramic art talents.

With over 40 participating schools from throughout California, CCACA is one of the largest and most diverse ceramic events in Northern California. Demonstrations, lectures, student exhibitions—no other event delivers more inspired knowledge of ceramic sculpture for a better price. Meet face-to-face with distinguished ceramic sculptors you might only read about; see and hear from the artists what makes them top in their field. This is a chance to surround yourself with the top ceramic art and artists of today and the ideas of the artists of tomorrow.

Featured artists include En Iwamura, Shenny Cruces, Gerit Grimm, Kevin Snipes, Michelle Gregor, Mark Burns and Lisa Clague. Lectures, demonstrations, student exhibitions and student critiques Join us and be a part of the biggest ceramic event of 2018!

“This is the kind educational, intellectual event one expects from museums or universities, but which public institutions seem less and less able to provide.” – ARTWEEK

For more information, how to register and a complete schedule of events visit http://natsoulas.com/ccaca-2018/

Press Contact: Nancy Resler art@natsoulas.com 530-756-3938
More information: http://natsoulas.com/

call for artists: Wesleyan College Ceramic or Printmaking Artist Residency Opportunity

The Art Department at Wesleyan College, in Macon, Georgia, is seeking a ceramic or printmaking artist for a 3-month fall semester residency from September thru November 2018. The residency is open to emerging and established artists who intend to pursue or create a body of work or special project. A minimum of a BA or BFA in Art should be completed prior to the start of the residency.

The Artist is expected to work within our campus in the spirit of building community. This includes student interaction, visibility as a studio artist mentor, attending our Art Department events, participating in student critiques, giving a public lecture, and exhibiting a body of work in one of our campus venues. The artist will give two workshops as part of the residency.

The Artist can expect to have a set-aside studio space within our spacious studio facilities; however, the studio space will be open to promote student interaction.

Wesleyan College offers:
• Furnished housing on campus during the duration of the residency (no pets)
• Studio space with campus Internet access
• A $500 monthly stipend September-November
• A campus meal plan providing 3 meals a day for the resident artist
• Access to the Matthews Athletic center
• Access to the school library
• Access to the 100 acre campus arboretum

FACILITIES:
(3-D AREA) one electric kiln (12 cubic feet), one Bailey Gas car kiln (32 cubic feet), one large gas car kiln (93 cubic feet), dry materials lab, pugmill, 1 electric wheel, 10 kick wheels, 2 large slab rollers, Northstar extruder, mig and stick welder, wood and metal chop saw, table saw, band saw, small 3-D printer (in Library), and small metals vacuum casting equipment with burnout furnace.
(PRINTMAKING) 36″ x 60″ Electric etching press, 21″ x 42″ Etching press, 14″ x 24″ Etching press, 24″ x 48″ Relief proofing press, Moveable type library, 24″ x 36″ Hot-plate, Aquatint box, Spray booth, 18″ x 24″ UV light box for exposing, Solarplate, 52″ sheet metal cutter, Ferric Chloride tank for etching copper

How to apply: Send via email in ONE POWERPOINT or ONE PDF. FILE
1. A brief proposal (no longer than two pages) outlining the project/scope of work. The proposal should reflect an awareness of our expectations that the artist will work independently while interacting with our faculty and students to enhance our learning environment. The proposal should represent the practicality of the artist’s project (concept, media and technique) as it relates to our available facilities and equipment.
2. 10 images with image description (title, medium, date)
3. Current resume
4. 3 Professional references with email and phone number

**ONLY SINGLE FILE POWERPOINT OR PDF. FILES WILL BE ACCEPTED
Email applications by April 30th to agregg@wesleyancollege.edu. Applicants will be notified by May 14th

Upcoming opportunities at Northern Clay Center

EMERGING ARTIST RESIDENCY

The Emerging Artist Residency program encompasses two unique Fellowships, designed to provide up to four ceramic artists with an opportunity to be in residence for one year at Northern Clay Center, where they can develop their own work, as well as exchange ideas and knowledge with other ceramic artists.

Each residency recipient will have a shared, furnished studio space with 24/7 access to NCC’s facilities from September 1, 2018, to August 31, 2019. In addition to the workspace, each fellowship includes a materials and firing stipend and professional development and enrichment opportunities through NCC’s education, exhibitions, and sales gallery programs, for qualified and interested fellows. A group exhibition featuring work produced during the fellowship period will take place in January 2020, at Northern Clay Center, at the conclusion of the grant period. Recipients have the opportunity to present a brief slide lecture on their work in conjunction with the exhibition.

The deadline to apply for the Emerging Artist Residencies is Friday, April 13, 2018, by 5 pm. For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.northernclaycenter.org/artist-services/artist-residencies/emerging-artist-residencies-ear

If you have questions about the eligibility of your work, or how this residency can be successful for you, please contact the Coordinator of Artist Services and Storytelling, Jill Foote-Hutton, at jillfootehutton@northernclaycenter.org.

MCKNIGHT RESIDENCY

The McKnight Artist Residency for Ceramic Artists program, in its 21st year at NCC, intends to recognize and support ceramic artists whose work demonstrates exceptional artistic merit, who have already proven their abilities, and are at a career stage that is beyond emerging. The program is intended to provide these ceramic artists with an opportunity to be in residence for three months at Northern Clay Center, where they can develop their own work and, at the same time, exchange ideas and knowledge with Minnesota ceramic artists. Up to three, 3-month residencies will be awarded in 2018, to take place during the 2019 calendar year, through a competitive application process. NCC will invite one or two other artists through a nominative process.

Residents must be non-Minnesotan ceramic artists. Each resident artist will receive a $6,000 award (for a three-month residency), studio space provided at no cost, and a glaze and firing allowance. During the residency, each artist will present a public lecture/workshop, for which he or she will receive an additional honorarium. At the culmination of the grant period, recipients will be featured in a catalogue and group exhibition at Northern Clay Center. The exhibition will travel to 3 – 5 sites around the state of Minnesota. Recipients are also required to submit a final report at the end of the grant period.

The deadline to apply for the 2018 McKnight Artist Fellowships and Residencies for Ceramic Artists program is Friday, May 25, 2018 by 5 pm (this is NOT a postmark deadline). For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.northernclaycenter.org/artist-services/artist-residencies/mcknight-artist-residency-ceramic-artists

This program is made possible by the generous support of The McKnight Foundation, Minneapolis, MN.

If you have questions, contact Jill Foote-Hutton at jillfootehutton@northernclaycenter.org

MCKNIGHT FELLOWSHIP

In its 21st year of programming at Northern Clay Center, the McKnight Artist Fellowship for Ceramic Artists will support outstanding Minnesota ceramic artists who have already proven their abilities and are at a career stage that is beyond emerging. Two $25,000 grants will be awarded in 2018. Fellowship support may be pursued for, but is not limited to: experimenting with new techniques and materials, purchasing materials and equipment, collaborating with other artists, and pursuing education, exhibition, or travel opportunities. The McKnight Fellowship recipients will be featured in a workshop and an exhibition with a corresponding catalogue at the end of their grant year. Applicants must be ceramic artists and Minnesota residents.

This program is made possible by the generous support of The McKnight Foundation, Minneapolis, MN.

Applications for the 2018 McKnight Artist Fellowships and Residencies for Ceramic Artists program are due Friday, May 25, 2018, by 5 pm.

For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.northernclaycenter.org/artist-services/artist-fellowships/mcknight-artist-fellowships-ceramic-artists

If you have questions, contact Jill Foote-Hutton at jillfootehutton@northernclaycenter.org

WARREN MACkENZIE ADVANCEMENT AWARD

The WMAA, founded in 2014 with Northern Clay Center, provides an opportunity for students and emerging artists to continue their ceramic research and education for a period of up to twelve consecutive months within the grant year, further expanding their professional development. This award is available to current undergraduate or graduate students, recent graduates (within one year), or those who have completed a university-equivalent training in ceramics (including apprenticeships) within the year prior to the application deadline.

During the grant year, the recipients can research a new technique or process, study with a mentor or in an apprenticeship setting, travel to other ceramic art centers or institutions for classes and workshops, collaborate with artists of other media, and travel. Proposals to fund large capital equipment purchases will not be accepted. Between one and three cash awards will be made in 2018, up to $4,000 each, for projects taking place between May 1, 2018, and April 30, 2019. Recipients contribute project updates to Northern Clay Center’s social media and are required to give a public presentation at their school or other institution. See updates from past recipients at northernclaycenter.blogspot.com.

Applications for the 2018 Warren MacKenzie Advancement Award are due by 5 pm on Friday, April 13, 2018.

The Warren MacKenzie Advancement Award is made possible through the support of generous individual and institutional donors in honor of MacKenzie’s legacy of ceramic education, both traditional and non-traditional.

For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.northernclaycenter.org/artist-services/artist-fellowships/warren-mackenzie-advancement-award

If you have questions, contact Jill Foote-Hutton at jillfootehutton@northernclaycenter.org