May 6, 2021 entry deadline
California, Encino “Height By Width By Depth–Celebrating 3D Art” (June 1–30) open to all artists worldwide. This exhibit includes free-standing or hanging 3D art. Low- and high-relief art that is wall hung is accepted. Entries must be original and of the artist’s own execution. Work must have been completed within the last 3 years. This virtual exhibit may be viewed 24/7 on the SFVACC website. Fee: $35. Juried from digital. Juror: Charles Sherman. Contact San Fernando Valley Arts and Cultural Center, PO Box 17192, Encino, CA 91416; firstname.lastname@example.org; 818-321-3464; https://sfvacc.org.
May 8, 2021 entry deadline
Colorado, Manitou Springs “Cheers! Drink up! Celebrating the Clay Drinking Vessel 2021” (July 2–August 1) open to any artists working in clay. Original clay drinking vessels made by the artist within the last two years. Glazes must be food safe. Awards will be given for the following four categories: Beer, Coffee, Tea, and Spirits. Fee: $30. Juried from digital. Juror: Lorna Meaden. Contact Commonwheel Artists Co-op, 102 Canon Ave., Manitou Springs, CO 80829; email@example.com; 719-685-1008; www.commonwheel.com.
May 12, 2021 entry deadline
Nevada, Las Vegas “The Endless Cup” (June 1–August 25) open to all artists 18 years of age or older. Work submitted must be original, must use clay as the primary material, must specify firing technique(s) and size, and must have been completed within the last 2 years. All cups must be functional, food safe, and available for sale. Must fit through standard door. First Prize $200. No fee for first three works. Juried from digital. Jurors: Peter Jakubowski and guest. Contact Clay Arts Vegas, 1353 Arville St., Las Vegas, NV 89102; firstname.lastname@example.org; 702-375-4147; www.clayartsvegas.com.
May 15, 2021 entry deadline
Louisiana, New Orleans “FunctionFest” (November 12–December 11) open to all types of handmade functional pottery. Sets may be submitted as a single item. All submitted pieces must be original artworks made by the artist within the last 2 years and not previously exhibited at the Clay Center’s gallery. Fee: $30. Juried from digital. Juror: TBA. Contact the Clay Center of New Orleans, 1001 S. Broad St., Unit 116, New Orleans, LA 70125; email@example.com; 504-517-3721; www.nolaclay.org.
May 16, 2021 entry deadline
Virginia, Lorton “Workhouse Clay International 2021” (August 7–October 10) open to all ceramic artists 18 years and older. Works must be primarily ceramic. Mixed media works will be accepted only if ceramic materials are the primary media. Size is limited to artwork that fits through a standard door. Wall-mounted pieces are limited to 20 pounds per section. Work must have been produced within the last 3 years. Fee: $30. Juried from digital. Juror: Kevin Snipes. Contact the Workhouse Arts Center, 9518 Workhouse Way, Lorton, VA 22079; firstname.lastname@example.org; 703-584-2982; www.workhousearts.org.
May 23, 2021 entry deadline
Illinois, Woodstock “Real People 2021” (July 1–31) open to artists 18 years and older and all media. Submitted work must depict the human form or face in some manner that is recognizable. Works previously shown at the Old Court House Arts Center are not eligible for entry. Gallery size limitation of work is 6 feet in any single dimension and 60 pounds. Fee: $40. Juried from digital. Juror: Tyanna Buie. Contact the Northwest Area Arts Council, Attn: Real People, PO Box 597, Crystal Lake, IL 60039; email@example.com; www.oldcourthouseartscenter.org.
June 15, 2021 entry deadline
China, Changchun “The 10th Changchun International Ceramic Art Juried Exhibition” (August 5–November 15) open to all ceramic artists 18 years and older. Open to all ceramic sculptures. The selected artists have to ship the artworks to Changchun (3 pieces from each artist shipped to China). The host will pay approximately $1050 (7000 CNY) to each plus reimbursement of the shipping fee. Artists should send the images of 3 artworks with a short bio and statement to CCCICG@vip.163.com. Fee: $30. Juried from digital. Juror: TBA. Contact the Changchun International Ceramics Gallery, Erdao District, Changchun, Jilin, China; CCCICG@vip.163.com; www.cctyg.com/En.
August 7, 2021 entry deadline
Nevada, Las Vegas “What Goes Bump In The Night 2021” (September 18–November 10) open to all artists 18 years of age or older. Work submitted must be original, must use clay as the primary material, must specify firing technique(s) and size, and must have been completed within the last 2 years. This annual show explores a darker side of ceramic art and rings in Halloween in Las Vegas. This exhibition will feature functional and sculptural work exploring the sublime. Fee: $35. Juried from digital. Jurors: Peter Jakubowski and guest. Contact Clay Arts Vegas, 1353 Arville St., Las Vegas, NV 89102; firstname.lastname@example.org; 702-375-4147; www.clayartsvegas.com.
September 15, 2021 entry deadline
Pennsylvania, Wayne “CraftForms 2021” (December 3, 2021–January 29, 2022) open to all artists 18 years of age and older. Work must be original. Accepting various mediums, including ceramics. All work must be for sale and cannot have previously been on exhibit at Wayne Art Center. Selected works will be on display in the Davenport Gallery of the Wayne Art Center in Wayne, Pennsylvania. Fee: $45. Juried from digital. Juror: Carol Sauvion. Contact Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne, PA 19087; email@example.com; 610-688-3553; www.wayneart.org.
united states exhibitions
May 2, 2021 entry deadline
Illinois, St. Charles “Fanciful Expressions” (July 1–August 12) open to artists 18 years of age and older. Any artist whose work explores the whimsical, lighthearted, fantastical, or silly aspects of life is invited to apply. All 2D and 3D media will be considered for this exhibit. Up to 3 pieces may be submitted. Works must be original and completed within the last 2 years. Pieces must be for sale. Fee: $35. Juried from digital. Juror: TBD. Contact Fine Line Creative Arts Center, 37w570 Bolcum Rd., St. Charles, IL 60175; firstname.lastname@example.org; 630-584-9443; https://fineline.org.
May 3, 2021 entry deadline
Montana, Billings “North x Northwest: Out of Isolation” (July 1–October 10) open to all artists 18 years of age and older. All work must be original, completed from January 2020 to present and not previously exhibited at the Yellowstone Art Museum. Entries must not exceed 72 inches in any direction and/or 150 pounds. Fee: $45 for up to four entries. Juried from digital. Juror: Mika Yoshitake. Contact the Yellowstone Art Museum,401 North 27th St., Billings, MT 59101; email@example.com; 406-256-6804; www.artmuseum.org.
May 24, 2021 entry deadline
New York, Port Chester “A Taste of Home” (September 1–October 3) open to any artist in the US over the age of 18. A Taste of Home is a ceramic cup show celebrating and exploring our relationship to the meaning of “Home.” Works presented must be available and for sale. Primary medium must be clay. No more than 3 artworks may be submitted. Fee: $10. Juried from digital. Juror: Julia Galloway. Contact the Clay Art Center, 40 Beech St., Port Chester, NY 10573; firstname.lastname@example.org; 914-937-2047; www.clayartcenter.org.
May 31, 2021 entry deadline
California, San Diego “Proud+ 2021” (July 3–30) open to artists 18 years of age and older. The Studio Door is seeking artwork that expresses authentic, diverse viewpoints from the LGBTQIA+ experience. All artwork must be available for sale. Fee: $35 per initial entry and $5 for per additional media. Juried from digital. Juror: Alexis Bard Johnson, PhD. Contact The Studio Door Gallery, 3867 Fourth Ave., San Diego, CA 92103; email@example.com; https://thestudiodoor.com.
June 10, 2021 entry deadline
Montana, Missoula “Where the Wild Things Are!” (September 3–25) open to artists working in clay. Where the Wild Things Are! is a juried exhibition showcasing work that explores the infinite possibilities of ”wild” in a ceramic object—be it concept, form, surface, subject, etc. Size may not exceed 16 inches in any direction. Fee: $25. Juried from digital. Juror: David Scott Smith. Contact The Clay Studio of Missoula, 1106 Hawthorne St., Missoula, MT 59802; firstname.lastname@example.org; 406-543-0509; www.theclaystudioofmissoula.org.
June 25, 2021 entry deadline
Missouri, Kansas City “KC Clay Guild Teabowl National” (October 1–31) open to artists working in clay. All teabowls must be original and completed within the last 2 years. No single teabowl may exceed 7x7x7 inches. No sets will be accepted. Display boxes are allowed. Work must be 90% ceramic. Fee: $30. Juried from digital. Juror: Erica Iman. Contact th KC Clay Guild, 200 W. 74th St., Kansas City, MO 64114; email@example.com; https://kcclayguild.org/Apply.
May 10, 2021 entry deadline
Missouri, St. Louis “Ordinary Lives” (July 31–September 9) open to artists 21 years of age and older living in the St. Louis, Missouri, region and surrounding 200-mile radius. Original artworks that address one’s inner, private life from interior dialogs to scenes of domesticity and more. Open to all media, styles, and techniques. Limit 3 artworks created between 2018 and 2021. Fee: $35/member; $20/non-member. Juried from digital. Jurors: Sara Merideth and David Ottinger. Contact Art Saint Louis, 1223 Pine St., St. Louis, MO 63103; firstname.lastname@example.org; 314-241-4810; www.artstlouis.org.
May 15, 2021 entry deadline
New Mexico, Las Cruces “From the Ground Up XXX” (August 7–October 9) open to artists living and working in New Mexico, Texas, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, and the state of Chihuahua, Mexico. Submitted work (up to 3) must have been completed in the last 3 years and have not been previously exhibited. Cash awards. Fee: $35. Juried from digital. Juror: Joshua Clark. Contact Potters’ Guild of Las Cruces, PO Box 3656, Las Cruces, NM 88003; email@example.com; 575-640-6185; www.pottersguildlc.org.
fairs and festivals
May 23, 2021 entry deadline
Washington, Shoreline “Virtual Juried Art Exhibit–2021 Shoreline Arts Festival.” (June 7–July 31) open to all artists working in 2D, 3D, and photography. All entries must be original and may not be copied from a published artwork or photograph. Entries must have been created within the last 3 years. The 2021 Juried Art Show at the Shoreline Arts Festival is virtual/online again this year. This is an online only exhibition. Fee: $10 per piece. Juried from digital. Jurors: Gale Johansen and Norman E. Riley. Contact ShoreLake Arts, 18560 1st Ave. NE, Shoreline, WA 98155; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.shorelineartsfestival.org.