December 1, 2017 entry deadline
Slovenia, Ljubljana “IV. International Ceramics Triennial UNICUM 2018” (May 17–September 30, 2018) open to artists working in ceramics. Required application form, two photos of each ceramic artwork from different angles, and headshot. Work selected by February 16. No fee. Jurors: Barney Hare Duke, Martin Neubert, and Nadja Zgonik. Contact National Museum of Slovenia, UNICUM, Presernova cesta 20, 1000, Ljubljana, Slovanija; email@example.com; www.unicum.si; 386-1-2414400.
December 1, 2017 entry deadline
California, Roseville “By Hand” (January 19–March 3, 2018) open to artists working in all media. Original work, size limited to fit through a doorway, and must be for sale. By Hand is an international biennial fine-craft competition. Handcrafted items for consideration include everything from pottery and sculpture to furniture, and jewelry boxes. Work selected by December 19. Fee: $40 for 3 entries. Juror: Brigitte Martin. Contact Blue Line Arts, 405 Vernon St. #100, Roseville, California; firstname.lastname@example.org; 916-783-4117.
December 2, 2017 entry deadline
California, Laguna Beach “Expressions” (January 4–27, 2018) open to artists working in all media. Accepting works that stir the mind, shake the emotions, and fill the spirit with wonder. We do not have a limitation on sizes of work but have found works over 60 inches to be costly for shipping and recommend sizes that are manageable. No fee. Guest Artist: Dwayne Wilbert. Contact Las Laguna Gallery, 577 S. Coast Highway A-1, Laguna Beach, California 92651; email@example.com; 949-667-1803.
December 30, 2017 entry deadline
Louisiana, New Orleans “Geaux Cups: The Clay Center of New Orleans Annual Cup Show” (February 2–24, 2018) open to all artists working in ceramics. Open to all manner of ceramic drinking vessels produced within the last two years, including mugs, juice cups, shot glasses, tumblers, teacups, and yunomi. All submitted pieces must be original artworks made by the applicant that have not been previously exhibited at the Clay Center gallery. Fee: $30. Juried from digital. Juror: Andrew Gilliatt. Contact Michelle Swafford, The Clay Center of New Orleans, 1001 S. Broad St., New Orleans, LA 70125; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.nolaclay.org; 504-517-3721.
December 31, 2017 entry deadline
Texas, Wichita Falls “14th Annual Sculpture Garden Exhibit: Art on the Green” (May 10, 2018–May 9, 2019) open to all artists working in ceramic, metal, stone, or other durable materials. Sculptures should be garden sized or larger (at least 3 feet in one dimension is recommended). All photos submitted with the artist’s application must represent the current condition of the work. Three cash awards will be given as determined by the juror/judge: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes ($2500, $1000, $500 respectively). Fee: $35. Juried from digital. Contact The Kemp Center for the Arts, 1300 Lamar, Wichita Falls, TX 76301; email@example.com; www.artscouncilwf.org; 940-767-2787.
January 8, 2018 entry deadline
California, Laguna Beach “2018–Two of Hearts, An Exhibition for the Month of Love” (February 1–24, 2018) open to all artists over the age of 18 working in all media. Just as discussion about the heart is a subjective matter, so too is the interpretation of the theme for our February show. No size limitation. Fee: $35; additional image fee: $2 each. Juried from digital. Contact Las Laguna Gallery, 577 S. Coast Hwy–Unit A-1, Laguna Beach, CA 92651; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.laslagunagallery.com; 949-667-1803.
January 22, 2018 entry deadline
Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh “GrowlerFest at the Brewhouse Association” (March 2–29, 2018) open to all ceramic artists over the age of 18. We are calling for beer growlers, jugs, and other containers used for storing or serving beer. All work must be for sale and shipping will be the responsibility of the artist. Fee: $30. Juried from digital. Apply online at www.callforentry.org. Jurors: Alexandra Jelleberg, Bradley Klem. Contact GrowlerFest, 531 Puddintown Rd., State College, PA 16801; Bradpklem@gmail.com; http://projectart01026.com/growlerfest/; 602-695-0224.
January 26, 2018 entry deadline
Nevada, Las Vegas “Thrown and Altered” (March 1–April 28, 2018) open to all artists working in clay. The pottery wheel is a powerful tool to create a vessel. But once thrown the artist’s hand can turn that basic shape into a personal expression of the self. Join us in exploring the limits that an artist can push a wheel-thrown form by altering, from attachments to paddling and texturing. Work must fit through a standard door, be under 50 pounds, and be at least 60% clay. There will be a $200 award for best of show. Jurors: Malcolm Mobutu Smith, Peter Jakubowski. Contact Clay Arts Vegas, 1511 S Main St., Las Vegas, NV 89104; email@example.com; 702-375-4147.
united states exhibitions
January 22, 2018 entry deadline
Colorado, Denver “delecTABLE: The Fine Art of Dining–Fourth Biennial National Juried Functional Ceramic Exhibit” (April 6–May 18, 2018) open to clay artists over 18 years old. Artist may enter up to 5 digital images and 5 detail shots, completed in the last three years. Each piece or set may not exceed 30 inches in any dimension or 20 pounds in weight. Works must be for sale. Designated awards for select artworks up to $250. Fee: $30. Juror: Marty Fielding. Contact Art Students League of Denver, 200 Grant St., Denver, CO 80203; firstname.lastname@example.org; 720-638-7236; www.asld.org.
January 31, 2018 entry deadline
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia “Open Call for One Month Solo Exhibitions” (October 1, 2018–August 30, 2019) open to clay artists over 18 years old. Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA features six professional artist exhibitions per year in our Merion Hall Gallery. We consider work in all media and all subject matter. Chosen artists are responsible for shipping/transporting their art to and from the gallery. Jurors: art department faculty. Contact Jeanne Bracy, Saint Joseph’s University Gallery, 5600 City Avenue, Art Department, Philadelphia, PA 19131; email@example.com; 610-660-1845; www.sju.edu/gallery.
December 15, 2017 entry deadline
Illinois, Peoria “6th Central Time Ceramics–Call For Entries” (March 1–April 13, 2018) open to all ceramic artists over the age of 18, who currently reside in the Central Time Zone in areas of the US, Canada, and Mexico. All work must be original, completed within the last three years. Fee: $35–50. Juried from digital. Packaged and shipped artwork must not exceed 18 inches in any direction. Juror: Gail Kendall. Contact Bradley University Galleries, 1501 W Bradley Ave, Peoria, IL 61625; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://art.bradley.edu/bug/2017/08/6th-biennial-central-time-ceramics-call-for-entries; 309-677-2989.
January 30, 2018 entry deadline
Louisiana, New Orleans “Clay: A Southern Census” (March 2–March 31, 2018) open to all ceramic artists over the age of 18, who currently reside in the US Census Bureau’s South Region: AR, AL, DC, DE, FL, GA, KY, LA, MD, MS, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV. All submitted pieces must be original artworks made by the applicant within the last two years that have not been previously exhibited at the Clay Center gallery. Fee: $30. Juried from digital. Contact Michelle Swafford, The Clay Center of New Orleans, 1001 S. Broad St., New Orleans, LA 70125; email@example.com; www.nolaclay.org; 504-517-3721.
February 2, 2018 entry deadline
Texas, San Angelo “22nd San Angelo National Ceramic Competition” (April 20–June 24, 2018) open to all artists 18 or older who are residents of the United States, Canada, or Mexico. All work, both functional and sculptural, must have been completed within the last two years. Works previously accepted into this competition are ineligible. Submit up to 3 entries, maximum of 2 digital images per artwork. There are six different awards, first, second, third, fourth, tile prix primo, and people’s choice. Fee: $20. Juried from digital. Juror: Peter Held. Contact San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St., San Angelo, TX 76903; www.samfa.org; firstname.lastname@example.org; 325-653-3333.
February 11, 2018 entry deadline
California, Davis “29th Annual California Clay Competition 2018” (April 27–May 25, 2018) open to all ceramic artists over the age of 18 residing in California. Clay must be the primary medium–functional or sculptural. Work must be for sale through the duration of the show 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 people. Fee: $15 per piece. Juried from digital. Juror: Tiffany Schmierer. Contact Marcia Smith, The Artery of Davis, 209 G. St., Davis, CA 95616; http://theartery.net/ccc.html; email@example.com; 530-758-8330.
fairs and festivals
December 15, 2017 entry deadline
Arkansas, Hot Springs “Art Springs 2018” (May 5–6, 2018) open to all artists 18 years or older. Artists must be in attendance for the duration of Art Springs. Artists must submit 4–6 images representative of the work they wish to exhibit and include a photo of their typical booth, if possible. Artists are responsible for their own tents, tables, chairs, displays, grounded extension cords and dollies/carts. Fee: $30; Booth: $100–200. Three booth awards: People’s Choice, Artists’ Choice, and HSACA Board Choice. Contact Ashley Campbell, Hot Springs Area Cultural Alliance, PO Box 21358, Hot Springs, Arkansas 71903; firstname.lastname@example.org; 501-622-7030.
January 13, 2018 entry deadline
Germany, Lower Saxony “International Ceramics Fair Oldenburg” (April 8–May 8, 2018) open to all artists 18 years or older. The open-air gallery around the former ducal castle attracts 60,000 visitors annually. Artists must submit pictures and candidature by mail. Three monetary prizes are awarded by jury decision as well as a likewise endowed audience price. The Prize of the NEW CERAMIC will be presented again for outstanding achievements in the field of artistic ceramics. Fee: varies. Contact Norah Limberg, Werkschule–Werkstatt für Kunst und Kulturarbeit e.V., Rosenstraße 41, Oldenburg, Niedersachsen 26122, Germany; email@example.com; www.keramiktage.com.