December 5, 2018 entry deadline
Texas, Baytown “12th Annual International Texas Teapot Tournament” (January 5–30, 2019) open to CAMEO members/clay artists who are current with dues. Limited to two teapot entries; work must be original, represent either functional or sculptural teapots, and completed within last three years. Must not exceed 25 pounds or 24 inches in any direction. $1000 Purchase Award; $500 Memorial Award. Fee: $45. Juried from digital. Juror: Vorakit Chinookoswong. Contact Clay Arts Museum and Educational Organization, 1366 Ben Mar Overlook, Baytown, TX 77523; email@example.com; 281-303-0279; www.cameohouston.org.
December 30, 2018 entry deadline
Louisiana, New Orleans “Wit and Whimsy” (June 7–July 20, 2019) open to all ceramic artists 18 and older. Open to ceramic sculptures, vessels, and wall-mounted works that can be described as fanciful, humorous, whimsical, cute, amusing, witty, ironic, capricious, droll, or facetious. Fee: $30. Juried from digital. Juror: Brett Kern. Contact Clay Center of New Orleans, 1001 S. Broad St., #116, New Orleans, LA 70125; firstname.lastname@example.org; 504-517-3721; www.nolaclay.org.
January 30, 2019 entry deadline
Louisiana, New Orleans “Clay Center Sculpture National” (August 2–31, 2019) open to all ceramic artists 18 and older. Open to sculptures and sculptural wall-mounted works that are at least 50% ceramic material. All entries must be original artworks made by the applicant in the last two years. Fee: $30. Juried from digital. Juror: TBD. Contact Clay Center of New Orleans, 1001 S. Broad St., #116, New Orleans, LA 70125; email@example.com; 504-517-3721; www.nolaclay.org.
February 4, 2019 entry deadline
Minnesota, Minneapolis “MUGSHOT2 2nd Biennial International Juried Ceramic Mug Competition” (March 25–May 5, 2019) open to all ceramic artists 18 and older. Mugs must have been created since Jan. 1, 2016. Up to 5 mugs per entry; clay must be the primary material. Must be fired ceramic, functional by materiality, though conceptual considerations encouraged. No mug may be priced higher than $200. More than $3000 in cash awards; $2400 presented during the awards announcement. Fee: $30. Juried from digital. Jurors: Diego Valles, Marko Fields. Contact Mojo Coffee Gallery, California Building, 2205 California St. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418; firstname.lastname@example.org; 612-978-0069; www.mugshotclayinternational.com.
united states exhibitions
December 1, 2018 entry deadline
Illinois, Carbondale “Plate and Platter: National Ceramics Exhibition” (January 16–February 22, 2019) open to all artists 18 years and older. Showcasing functional and sculptural ceramic plates and platters with innovative surface, form, function, and/or concept. Works must measure no more than 20 inches in any direction or weigh no more than 50 pounds. Fee: $30. Juried from digital. Juror: Chandra DeBuse. Contact Carbondale Community Arts, 304 W. Walnut St., Carbondale, IL 62901; email@example.com; www.carbondalearts.org.
December 1, 2018 entry deadline
California, San Rafael “Elements” (January 10–February 2, 2019) open to all artists 18 years and older working in various media, including clay. Everything we experience as matter is made up of elements, substances consisting of a single type of atom. We invite artists to submit work based on one, some, or all of the 118 elements of the periodic table. Each entry must be accompanied by a theme statement. Fee: $45. Juried from digital. Jurors: Gail Morrison, Betsy Kellas, William Torphy, and Christiane Stachl.Contact Marin Society of Artists, 1515 Third St., San Rafael, CA 94901; firstname.lastname@example.org; 415-454-9561; www.marinsocietyofartists.org.
December 1, 2018 entry deadline
Texas, Corpus Christi “53rd Annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show” (February 15–May 3, 2019) open to all artists 18 years and older. Only work created in the last three years can be entered. Previously exhibited works in the show will not be eligible. Sculptures of any media will be considered. Accepted sculptures should be securely packed within one crate to ensure safe delivery. Fee: $20 for up to three entries. Juried from digital. Juror: Carlton Brandord. Contact Del Mar College, 101 Baldwin Blvd., Corpus Christi, TX 78404; email@example.com; 361-698-1216; www.delmar.edu/offices/art/index.html.
December 7, 2018 entry deadline
Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh “Food Justice: Growing a Healthier Community Through Art” (September 13, 2019–March 20, 2020) open to all artists 18 years and older working in various media, including clay. Seeking artists whose work reflects an interest in topics related to food justice, public policy, advocacy, farming and gardening, race and class awareness, etc. What role can art play in addressing these issues? No fee. Juried from digital. Contact Contemporary Craft, 2100 Smallman St., Pittsburgh, PA 15222; firstname.lastname@example.org; 412-261-7003; http://contemporarycraft.org.
December 15, 2018 entry deadline
North Carolina, Seagrove “2019 Art of Clay National Juried Show at The North Carolina Pottery Center” (March 3–June 15, 2019) open to all artists 18 years and older working in clay. Pieces must be original. Awards: $1000 (1st place), $500 (2nd place), $250 (3rd place and honorable mentions). Must fit on a 24×24-inch or 15×15-inch pedestal. Fee: $35 for three works. Juried from digital. Juror: Douglas Fitch. Contact Lindsey Lambert, North Carolina Pottery Center, PO Box 531, 233 East Ave., Seagrove, NC 27341; email@example.com; 336-873-8430; www.ncpotterycenter.org.
January 14, 2019 entry deadline
Missouri, Kansas City “Capturing Bliss” (February 8–April 6, 2019) open to all artists 18 years and older. Open to all mediums and subjects, as long as they fit the “Capturing Bliss” theme. Pieces must be original and for sale. Fee: $10. Juried from digital. Juror: Teresa Dirks. Contact Vanessa Lacy Gallery, 1600 Genessee St., Ste 161, Kansas City, MO 64102; firstname.lastname@example.org; 816-535-1598; https://vanessalacygallery.com.
January 20, 2019 entry deadline
Texas, Nacogdoches “Texas National Competition and Exhibition 2019” (April 13–June 8, 2019) open to artists in the US. Works may be of any medium. Works must be original and completed within the last two years. No larger than 60 inches in height. Work must not exceed 50 pounds. Fee: $35 for three different artworks. Juried from digital. Juror: Michelle White. Contact the School of Art in the College of Fine Arts at Stephen F. Austin State University (SASU), PO Box 13041, SFA Station, Nacogdoches, TX 75962; email@example.com; www.art.sfasu.edu/cole.
February 2, 2019 entry deadline
Michigan, Ann Arbor “Butter” (April 6–August 25, 2019) open to all media and artists in the US and Canada. Showcasing the best in contemporary dinnerware as it relates to the theme “Butter.” No larger than 18 inches in all dimensions. No wall pieces. Work submitted may not include perishable materials. Fee: $35 for three entries. Juried from digital. Juror: Anne Meszko. Contact Margaret Carney, International Museum of Dinnerware Design, 520 N. Main St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104; firstname.lastname@example.org; 607-382-1415; www.dinnerwaremuseum.org.
December 2, 2018 entry deadline
Kansas, Prairie Village “Future of the Arts 2019” (January 2–January 31, 2019) Open to all children, grades 1–12 who attend public, private, and home schools. They must be residents of the Kansas City metro area and surrounding suburban cities. For 2D and 3D art, 3 entries can be submitted per artist. Art scholarships, supplies, or enhancements totaling more than $3000 in value. Fee: $5 per student. Juried from digital. Juror: TBA. Contact Julie Flanagan, Future of the Arts, 7700 Mission Rd., Prairie Village, KS 66208; email@example.com; 913710-6804; http://Artspv.org/call/fota.
December 1, 2018 entry deadline
Missouri, Parkville “100 Miles of Clay” (January 6–March 3, 2019) open to all artists at least 18 years of age who reside within a 100-mile radius of Parkville, MO. Work, both functional and sculptural, must use clay as the primary material. Work must be for sale through the duration of the show. No entries larger than 3 feet tall and 3 feet wide. Submit up to 3 entries. Fee: $30. Juried from digital. Juror: TBA. Contact Cathy Kline Art Gallery, 8701 NW River Park Dr., Parkville, MO 64152; firstname.lastname@example.org; 913-449-4460; https://cathyklineartgallery.com.
December 6, 2018 entry deadline
California, Roseville “Crocker Kingsly Exhibition” (January 11–February 23, 2019) open to all artists at least 18 years of age who reside in California. All work must be original and completed within the last two years. Works must not have been previously exhibited at Blue Line Arts. Cash awards are available to participants. Fee: $45 for three images. Juried from digital. Juror: David Pagel. Contact Blue Line Arts staff, 405 Vernon St., Roseville, CA 95678; email@example.com; 916-783-4117; www.bluelinearts.org.
February 10, 2019 entry deadline
California, Davis “30th Annual California Clay Competition 2019” (May 3–31, 2019) open to functional or sculptural pieces by artists residing in California. Clay must be the primary medium. Work must be for sale and made within the last two years. Work must fit through a standard door frame and weigh no more than can be easily handled by two adults. Fee: $15. Juried from digital. Juror: Bill Abright. Contact The Artery of Davis, 207 G St., Davis, CA 95616; firstname.lastname@example.org; 530-758-9330; http://theartery.net/ccc.html.
fairs and festivals
January 15, 2019 entry deadline
Oregon, Bend “Oregon Winterfest Fire Pit and Sculpture Competition” (February 16–18, 2019) open to sculptural pieces by artists residing in Oregon. Dynamic display of both functional pieces (fire pit) and imaginative use of fire as a medium creating warmth, light, and excitement. Submissions must include: drawing of an original piece you propose to build, 3 images of current work, and artist bio. Fee: $25. Juried from digital. Awards offered for 1st–3rd place. Contact Bend Festivals, 704 NW Georgia Ave., Bend, OR 97703; email@example.com; 541-323-0964; http://oregonwinterfest.com.
March 15, 2019 entry deadline
Arkansas, Hot Springs “Art Springs 2019” (April 27–28, 2019) open to all artists 18 years or older. Art Springs is a juried festival bursting with talented fine artists, artisans, and fine crafts. Artists must submit 6 images representative of the work they wish to exhibit. Include a photo of your typical booth, if possible. All art must be original and created by the applicant. Fee: $20. Juried from digital. Contact Hot Springs Area Cultural Alliance, PO Box 21358, Hot Springs, AR 71903; firstname.lastname@example.org; 501-321-2027; https://hotspringsarts.org.