Call for entries: Tea

The Art League is pleased to host the 2012 Tea—Ceramics Exhibit, May 3 through June 3, 2012.

Tea is a channel of ritual, relic, and spirituality that connects cultures. Artists are asked to celebrate the organic diversity of ceramic form while exploring “tea” as the functional muse. Artwork may be traditional, modern, or conceptual in design. Entry is open to all wares associated with drinking, serving, and presenting tea. All artwork must be original and prepared for display. This exhibit is presented in tandem with the biennial Ikebana Show.

Deadline: Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Exhibit Dates: May 3—June 3, 2012
Artists’ Reception and Awards Ceremony: May 31, 2012 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The reception will also feature a musical performance by the Washington Toho Koto Society.

Ceramic artist John Neely— John Neely is an accomplished potter who has exhibited and lectured throughout the US, Europe, and the Pacific Rim. His group, solo, and international exhibitions include the Yixing County Museum in Yixing China; International Teapot Invitational Exhibition at the Taipei County Yingko Ceramics Museum in Taiwan; CLAYFEAST Masters Exhibition in Gulgong, Australia and Beuna Gallery in Risor, Norway. His work has also been exhibited in the Ariana Gallery in Royal Oak, MI; Gallery of the Southern Highland Craft Guild in Ashville, NC; University of Iowa Museum of Art in Iowa City, IA and the Ceramics Monthly International Competition in Columbus, OH. His work has appeared in such publications as Ceramics Technical, Ceramics Monthly, NCECA Journal, Purple Sands Magazine, Studio Potter and Ceramics: Art and Perception. Neely has conducted in workshops at the International Woodfire Conference in Flagstaff, AZ; Functional Ceramics Workshop in Wooster, OH; Utilitarian Clay Conference in Arrowmont, TN; Mendocino Arts Center in Mendocino, CA, and the Experimental Porcelain Workshop in Jingdezhen, China. Neely currently works as Professor of Art in Ceramics and Assistant Department Head at Utah State University in Logan, UT.

Open to all artists. Art League gallery members receive a discounted rate for entry.

Select invitation for exhibit will be extended by Blair Meerfeld, Art League Ceramics Chair.

Open call for entries for jurying is offered by the Art League gallery. All artwork must be original and prepared for display. Work must not exceed 15”x15” in footprint or any direction. Work must not exceed 25 lbs. Works must have been completed within the last two years and should not have been previously shown in The Art League. Make checks payable to The Art League. Submit entry fee and form with your CD of images. Digital Entries Only. Due no later than Tuesday, April 17, 6:00 pm. Artists may submit up to 3 objects for jurying. There is a $25 ($15 for AL members) non-refundable entry fee. Artists will be notified by email on Friday, April 20, 2012.

Jury Process–Digital Images Only
Artists may submit images that are of the intended showpiece(s) or of artwork they have created in the past two years. Submit images in JPEG format. Images should be 300 dpi and no more than 2100 pixels at the longest dimension. (Approx. a 5”x 7” high-resolution photo) All files must be labeled with artist’s first initial and last name followed by entry number. Please include H x W x D, materials used, and firing process. Please include all materials (CD, entry form, entry fee) in an envelope marked with the artist’s first and last names. Note: your CD will not be returned to you.

There will be a $1,000 prize awarded to “Best in Show,” and two $400 “Equal Awards.”

Submission Address/Contact Information
The Art League Gallery
Tea Ceramics Exhibit
105 North Union Street
Studio 21
Alexandria, VA 22314

Phone: 703-683-1780

Click here to download the full prospectus and the entry form.

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