Call for Entries January 2019

international exhibitions

January 30, 2019 entry deadline

Louisiana, New Orleans “Clay Center Sculpture National” (August 2–31) 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; info@nolaclay.org; 504-517-3721; www.nolaclay.org.

January 31, 2019 entry deadline

Minnesota, Minneapolis “2019 Art of Possibilities Art Show and Sale” (April 25–May 17) open to all with a disability causing physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major daily life activities. Open to all media including ceramics. Sculpture must not be larger than 10 inches deep and 30 inches tall. Entries must be original artworks made by the artist in the last three years. Awards are offered. Juried from digital. Juror: TBD. Contact Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, 800 E. 28th St., Minneapolis, MN 55407; couragekenny@allina.com; 612-863-4200; www.allinahealth.org/Courage-Kenny-Rehabilitation-Institute.

February 1, 2019 entry deadline

Minnesota, Minneapolis “4×6×8: International Juried Tile Exhibition at NCECA” (March 25–30) open to all ceramic artists 18 and older. May submit up to 5 pieces. One digital image per piece/tile. Tiles must be fired ceramic and measure 4×4, 4×6, 4×8, 6×6, 6×8, or 8×8 inches. All tiles must be for sale. Cash awards of $2500+; awards will be presented at reception. Fee: $25. Juried from digital. Jurors: Lee Gruber, David del Junco. Contact Syzygy Tile, 106 N. Bullard St., Silver City, NM 55418; lee@syzygytile.com; 575-388-5472; www.clayfestival.com.

February 4, 2019 entry deadline

Minnesota, Minneapolis “MUGSHOT2 2nd Biennial International Juried Ceramic Mug Competition” (March 25–May 5) open to all ceramic artists 18 and older. Mugs must have been created since January 1, 2016. Up to 5 mugs per entry; clay must be the primary material. Must be fired ceramic, functional by materiality, conceptual considerations encouraged. More than $3000 in awards. Fee: $30. Juried from digital. Jurors: Diego Valles, Marko Fields. Contact Mojo Coffee Gallery, California Building, 2205 California St. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418; info@mugshotclayinternational.com; 612-978-0069; www.mugshotclayinternational.com.

February 28, 2019 entry deadline

Louisiana, New Orleans “Adorned” (September 6–28) open to ceramic vessels, sculptures and wall-mounted works that explore purposeful surface decoration or adornment. All submitted works must be original artworks made by the applicant in the last two years. Fee: $30. Juried from digital. Jurors: TBA. Contact Michelle Swafford, Clay Center of New Orleans, 1001 S Broad St., Unit 116, New Orleans, LA 70125; info@nolaclay.org; 504-517-3721; www.nolaclay.org.

March 1, 2019 entry deadline

California, Roseville “Off Center: Third Annual International Ceramic Art Competition” (April 5–June 1) open to all ceramic artists 18 and older. All work must be original and completed within the last two years. Artwork cannot have been previously exhibited at Blue Line Arts. Wall pieces must be ready to hang. Awards offered. Work must not weigh over 60 pounds, must fit through a doorway of 94 inches in height. Fee: $35 for three images. Juried from digital. Juror: Joshua Green. Contact Blue Line Arts, 405 Vernon St., #100, Roseville, CA 95678; tony@bluelinearts.org; 916-783-4117; www.bluelinearts.org.

united states exhibitions

January 14, 2019 entry deadline

Missouri, Kansas City “Capturing Bliss” (February 8–April 6) 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; contact@vanessalacygallery.com; 816-535-1598; https://vanessalacygallery.com.

January 15, 2019 entry deadline

Pennsylvania, Sewickley “60 Years of Making: Edinboro University Ceramics Alumni Exhibition” (March 21–April 18) open to artists who earned an undergraduate or graduate degree in ceramics at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Clay must be the primary material used in the work submitted. Fee: $20. Juried from digital. Juror: Edward Eberle. Contact Sweetwater Center for the Arts, 200 Broad St., Sewickley, PA 15143; awatrous@sweetwaterartcenter.org; 412-741-4405; http://sweetwaterartcenter.org/call-for-artists.

January 19, 2019 entry deadline

Missouri, Saint Joseph “Off the Table! Clay for the Wall” (February 22–March 22) open to all ceramic artists 18 years and older nationally. Completed within the last two years. Works may be functional or sculptural designed to hang on the wall. Must be complete with a hanging device capable of securely supporting the work on the wall. It is preferred that the hanging device not be visible when displayed. Fee: $30 for three entries. Contact Missouri Western State University, 4525 Downs Dr., Saint Joseph, MO 64507; harris@missouriwestern.edu; 816-271-4282; www.missouriwestern.edu/orgs/clayguild.

January 19, 2019 entry deadline

Missouri, Saint Joseph “Twin Cups: National Ceramics Exhibition 2019” (February 22–March 22) open to all ceramic artists 18 years and older nationally. Completed within the last two years. Submitted work may be either functional or sculptural representations of a pair of cups, mugs, or drinking vessels, etc. Juried from digital. Fee: $30 for three entries. Contact Missouri Western State University, 4525 Downs Dr., Saint Joseph, MO 64507; harris@missouriwestern.edu; 816-271-4282; www.missouriwestern.edu/orgs/clayguild.

January 20, 2019 entry deadline

Texas, Nacogdoches “Texas National Competition and Exhibition 2019” (April 13–June 8) open to artists in the US. Works may be of any medium, works must be original, completed within the last two years, no larger than 60 inches in height, or 50 pounds. Fee: $35 for three different works. Juried from digital. Juror: Michelle White. Contact the School of Art in the College of Fine Arts at Stephen F. Austin State University (SFASU), PO Box 13041, SFA Station, Nacogdoches, TX 75962; sfaartgalleries@sfasu.edu; www.art.sfasu.edu/cole.

January 31, 2019 entry deadline

Pennsylvania, Philadelphia “Open Call for 2019–2020 Gallery Season—monthly exhibits” (August 1, 2019–July 31, 2020) open to all media and subject matter. Chosen artists are responsible for shipping/transporting their art. No fee. Juried from digital.  Contact Jeanne Bracy, Saint Joseph’s University, University Galleries at Merion Hall and Boland Hall, 5600 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131; jbracy@sju.edu; https://sites.sju.edu/gallery.

February 2, 2019 entry deadline

Michigan, Ann Arbor “Butter” (April 6–August 25) open to all media and artists in the US and Canada. Showcasing the best in contemporary dinnerware as it relates to “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; director@dinnerwaremuseum.org; 607-382-1415; www.dinnerwaremuseum.org.

February 19, 2019 entry deadline

California, Crockett “Clay Matters” (March 23–May 4) open to all artists nationally. Work must be original and completed within the last two years. Clay must be the primary medium. Artwork cannot have been previously exhibited at Epperson Gallery. Must not weigh over 60 pounds and must fit through a door 80 inches in height. Fee: $30 for three entries. Juried from digital. Juror: Beth Ann Gerstein. Contact Tony, Epperson Gallery of Ceramic Arts, 1400 Pomona St., Crockett, CA 94525; tony@tonynatsoulas.comhttp://eppersongallery.com.

March 1, 2019 entry deadline

Connecticut, Guilford “Ceramics 2019” (May 17–June 14) open to all artists nationally. Open to all works which use clay as the primary medium, both functional and non-functional. The exhibition will present the variety of ways contemporary ceramics furthers craft traditions, explores innovative approaches, and serves as a medium for creating compelling new art works. All entries must be original and completed within the last 2 years. Weight may not exceed 75 pounds. Fee: $30 for three entries. Juried from digital. Juror: Joshua Green. Contact Maureen Belden, Guilford Art Center, 411 Church St., Guilford, CT 06437; 203-453-5947; mbelden@guilfordartcenter.orghttp://guilfordartcenter.org.

April 26, 2019 entry deadline

Colorado, Manitou Springs “Cheers! Drink-Up! Celebrating the Clay Drinking Vessel” (June 7–July 1) open to artists working in clay. Original drinking vessels made within the last two years. Clay is the primary medium. Food-safe glazes. Categories: Beer, Coffee, Tea, Spirits (think whiskey). Cash awards. Fee: $30. Juried from digital. Jurors: Sumi von Dassow. Contact Commonwheel Artists Co-op, 102 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs, CO 80829; art@commonwheel.com; www.commonwheel.com/cheers-drink-up.html; 719-685-1008.

regional exhibitions

February 10, 2019 entry deadline

California, Davis “30th Annual California Clay Competition 2019” (May 3–31) 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 handled by two adults. Fee: $15. Juried from digital. Juror: Bill Abright. Contact The Artery of Davis, 207 G St., Davis, CA 95616; artery.ccc@att.net; 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) 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 N.W. Georgia Ave., Bend, OR 97703; info@layitoutevents.com; http://oregonwinterfest.com; 541-323-0964.

January 18, 2019 entry deadline

Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh “Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival—Juried Visual Arts Exhibition 2019” (June 7–16) open to all artists. Open to all media. Artists must reside within 150 miles of 805-807 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222. Work must be original, designed and created by the applicant(s). Work must have some relation to the theme, Remember Me. Work must not have been previously exhibited in Pittsburgh. Work must have been completed within past two years. Juried from digital. Contact Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Attn: Ivette Spradlin, 803 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222; https://traf.trustarts.org; 412-456-6666.

March 15, 2019 entry deadline

Arkansas, Hot Springs “Art Springs 2019” (April 27–28) 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. 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; hsaca@hotspringsarts.org; 501-321-2027; https://hotspringsarts.org.

May 1, 2019 entry deadline

New Jersey, Verona “Fine Art and Crafts at Verona Park” (May 18–19) open to all artists 18 years or older. Art Springs is a juried fine art and craft show. Submission of 4 images of work and one of booth display. Entry fee is application fee. Booth fees start at $430. Fee: $30. Juried from digital. Jurors: Janet Rose, Howard Rose. Contact Rose Squared Productions, Inc., 101 West End Ave., New York, NY 10023; howard@rosesquared.com; 908-930-4363; www.rosesquared.com.

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