call for artists: Off the Table: Clay for the Wall

The Missouri Western State University Clay Guild is sponsoring a National Ceramic Exhibition titled Off the Table: Clay for the Wall. The exhibition is open to all artists 18 years and older residing in the U.S.  Artworks must have been completed within the last two years. Works may be either functional or sculptural forms designed to hang on the wall. All entries must be complete with a hanging device capable of securely supporting the work on the wall for the duration of the exhibition. It is preferred that the hanging device not be visible when the piece is displayed.  The $30.00 jury fee entitles each artist to submit a maximum of three entries.

Awards:
$500 – Best of Show
$200 – 1st Place
$100 – 2nd Place

Awards will be selected at the sole discretion of the juror.

Juror:  Eric Knoche
Eric Knoche had a very bad attitude towards pottery as a child and young adult. Towards the end of his time at university he touched clay for the first time and after that could no long imagine doing anything else with his life. He subsequently worked for two years with ceramist Jeff Shapiro and for six months with Isezaki Jun, Living National Treasure, Bizen, Japan. In 2011 he discovered the Argentine tango and now splits his passions between clay work and dancing. In addition he enjoys playing Sheepshead, trap shooting and checking the cloud formations for the face of Elvis. Eric lives in Asheville, NC with his wife Kristin.


Eric Knoche – Chains

Calendar:

January 18, 2020 Online Submission Deadline
January 18, 2020 Postmark for 30.00 Jury Fee
February 3, 2020 Acceptance Notification
February 12, 2020 Shipped Artwork Due to Gallery (artwork may be hand-delivered between 10am-4pm)
February 18-21, 2020 Installation of Exhibition
February 21, 2020 Exhibition Opens – Reception: 6pm-8pm
March 20, 2020 Exhibition Closes
April 2, 2020 Return of Artwork and Pick-Up of Hand-Delivered Artwork between 10 am – 4 pm

Eligibility:  Open to all ceramic artists 18 years and older residing in the U.S.  Artworks must have been completed within the last two years. Works may be either functional or sculptural forms designed to hang on the wall. All entries must be complete with a hanging device capable of securely supporting the work on the wall for the duration of the exhibition. It is preferred that the hanging device not be visible when the piece is displayed.  The $30.00 jury fee entitles each artist to submit a maximum of three entries.

Media:  All works must be primarily ceramic.  Mixed media works will also be accepted if clay comprises at least 50% of the artwork.  The juror will make all final determinations.

Size Entries are limited to a maximum height and width of 24 x 24 inches and should not exceed 25 pounds.

Digital Images Submission:  Images should be submitted in JPG format.  Size images to 1920 pixels on the longest side at 300 dpi.  Images should be named using the following format:
First Initial_Last Name_ Submission #.JPG   (example:  J_Smith_1.JPG)

Use of Images: The MWSU Clay Guild reserves the right to use submitted images of artwork for publicity, documentation, education, and promotion.

Entry Fee:  $30.00 for three entries.  After submitting your application online, your screen should display a print page (you will also receive an email).  Please print the page and send it with your check to complete the registration process to:

David Harris
MWSU Clay Guild – Off the Table: Clay for the Wall 2020
Missouri Western State University
4525 Downs Drive
St. Joseph, MO  64507

Sales:  The Clay Guild will take a 25% commission on sales made during the exhibition.

Rules:  All accepted work must remain for the duration of the show.  Submission of the entry form signifies the artist’s understanding and acceptance of the rules of the exhibit.

Opening:  Exhibition opens February 21, 2020 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  It will be held in the Potter Fine Arts Gallery located on the Missouri Western State University campus.  All artists are invited to attend.

Shipping:  Artists are responsible for shipping their work to and from the MWSU Potter Fine Arts Gallery and insuring it while in transit.  Shipped entries must be securely packed (No Styrofoam Peanuts) and sent in substantial reusable containers.  Double boxing is strongly recommended.  Accepted works should arrive at the gallery no later than February 12, 2020

Return Shipping:  Artists must provide a pre-paid return shipping label for the return of unsold items..  Artwork left with the gallery more than 30 days after the close of the exhibition, without return arrangements, will be deemed abandoned and become the property of the MWSU Clay Guild to do with as they will.

Ship Selected Work To:
 
MWSU Clay Guild – Off the Table: Clay for the Wall 2020
Potter Fine Arts Gallery
Missouri Western State University
4525 Downs Drive
St. Joseph, MO  64507
1-816-271-4282

Liability:  Every reasonable precaution will be taken during receiving, installing, exhibition, and return of work, but the MWSU Clay Guild, its members, volunteers, and Missouri Western State University will assume no responsibility for loss or damage incurred. Artists must carry their own insurance.

Questions: email: clayguild@missouriwestern.edu or David Harris at harris@missouriwestern.edu

call for entry: Identity in Clay

“IDENTITY IN CLAY”
On display September 4 – 26, 2020
Juried by Raven Halfmoon
Entries due December 30, 2019

The Clay Center of New Orleans seeks applicants for “Identity in Clay,” a juried group exhibition of ceramic work that investigates the existential question of “Who am I?” This exhibition will be on display September 4 – 26, 2020 in the Clay Center’s gallery space in the heart of New Orleans.

“Identity in Clay” is open to any type of ceramic work that addresses the concept of identity, which is commonly described as a sense of who people are, including how they think about themselves, the way they are viewed by the world, and the characteristics that define them.

Entries due December 30, 2019
Apply online via EntryThingy
Download prospectus (PDF)

www.nolaclay.org/calls-for-entries.html

Artaxis Fundraising Sale

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our Artaxis Fundraising Sale! At 2pm EST on Tuesday Nov. 26th, the sale will go live at https://shopartaxis.org/. Over 100 works by Artaxis members will be available for sale and 100% of the proceeds from each sale will go to support our fundraising efforts.

Artaxis is a member-driven, all volunteer 501(c)3 non-profit arts organization. Featuring over 750 artists from 50 countries, Artaxis engages the ceramics community through promotional, educational, and networking programs while celebrating diverse artistic practices and being a resource of aesthetic values.

Works available during the fundraising sale by James Aarons, Ben Ahlvers, Avi Amesbury, Wesley Anderegg, Natalia Arbelaez, Mark Arnold, Posey Bacopoulos, Tom Bartel, Jamie Bates Slone, Hayne Bayless, Scott Bennett, Paul Briggs, Tom Budzak, Amanda Bury, Ryan Caldwell, Anna Calluori Holcombe, Seth Charles, Sam Chung, Mike Cinelli, Israel Davis, Lindsey Dezman, Kathy Erteman, Sydney Ewerth, April Felipe, Brock Flamion, Leslie Fry, Shamai Gibsh, Andrew Gilliatt, Blanca Guerra Echeverria, Brian Harper, Mike Jabbur, Samuel Johnson, Julianne Shibata, Margaret Kinkeade, Todd Leech, Simon Levin, Robbie Lobell, Linda Lopez, Emily Loehle, Tyler Lotz, Wade MacDonald, Ryan McKerley, Ian Meares, Melissa Mencini, Courtney Michaud, Brooke Millecchia, Oleksandr Miroshnychenko, Sara Morales-Morgan, Rebecca Murtaugh, Janina Myronova, Yuko Nishikawa, Richard Notkin, Kyounghwa Oh, Joe Page, Jarrred Pfeiffer, Justin Rothshank, Amanda Salov, Lauren Sandler, Phoenix Savage, Matthew Schiemann, Judd Schifman, Grace Sheese, Amy Smith, Mac Star McCusker, Linda Swanson, Anna Syarova, Judi Tavill, Shulamit Teiblum-Millar, Ian Thomas, James Tingey, Kwok-Pong “Bobby” Tso, Vidya Vijayasekharan, Jerilyn Virden, Sally Walk, Mikey Walsh, Casey Whittier, Adil Writer, and Lisa York.

Our fundraising is critical to the success of our mission, so your support is much appreciated!

Sincerely,
The Artaxis Board of Directors and Executive Director,
Brian Harper, Raheleh Filsoofi, Salvador Jiménez-Flores, Samuel Johnson, Didem Mert, Anthony Stellaccio, Kwok-Pong “Bobby” Tso, Adam Welch, Casey Whittier