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September 1, 2017 entry deadline
Texas, San Angelo “5th Biennial Richard and Pam Salmon Sculpture Competition” (October 13, 2017–August 1, 2019) open to all artists 18 and older. Works constructed of media suitable for long-term outdoor exposure. Should be large-scale works, at least 4 feet tall. Submit up to three sculptures, 3 digital images per work. Fee: $20. Juror: James Surls. Cash Awards: First Prize: $2000; 2nd Prize: $1500; 3rd Prize: $1000. Contact San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St., San Angelo, TX 76903; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.samfa.org.
September 6, 2017 entry deadline
Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh “2018 NCECA Emerging Artists” (March 14–17, 2018) open to all artists working in ceramic materials/processes, that are no longer students. A current NCECA Membership, at the time of application, is required to be eligible to apply for NCECA’s Emerging Artists. 10 images accepted. No fee. Contact Kate Vorhaus, NCECA, 4845 Pearl East Circle, Ste. 101, Boulder, CO 80301 US; email@example.com; http://nceca.net.
September 10, 2017 entry deadline
Massachusetts, Boston “2018 CraftBoston Spring and Holiday” (April 20–22; December 14–16) artists working in ceramics, fiber, jewelry, furniture, glass, mixed media. One application for both spring and holiday shows. Juried from digital. Fee: $40. Jurors: Brian Ferrell, Brigitte Martin, Janet Koplos. Contact Lindsay Mis, Society of Arts and Crafts, 100 Pier 4, Ste. 200, Boston, MA 02210; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.societyofcrafts.org/craftboston; 617-266-1810.
September 17, 2017 entry deadline
New Jersey, Bedminster “2017 International Juried Exhibition” (November 17–December 23) artists age 18 and older; 2D/3D work in all media; please see website for size and weight restrictions. Juried from digital. Fee: $35 for 3 entries, $25 for members of the Center and AENJ. Juror: Stephan Westfall. Contact Stefanie Beaumont, The Center for Contemporary Art, 2020 Burnt Mills Rd., Bedminster, NJ 07921; email@example.com; https://ccabedminster.org/enjoy/2017-international-juried-exhibition; 908-234-2345.
November 10, 2017 entry deadline
Montana, Missoula “International Cup 2018” (February 2–23, 2018) Any ceramic work that explores the infinite possibilities of the idea of a cup. Size may not exceed 16 inches in any direction. Juried from digital. Fee: $25 for up to 2 entries. Juror: Sue Tirrell. Contact Shalene Valenzuela, The Clay Studio of Missoula, 1106 A Hawthorne St., Missoula, MT 59802; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.theclaystudioofmissoula.org/pages/juriedshows.html; 406-543-0509.
November 13, 2017 entry deadline
Minnesota, Hopkins “23rd Arts in Harmony 2018 Annual International Show” (February 15–March 16, 2018) open to all media. Submitted artwork cannot have been in previous Arts in Harmony shows. Artwork must be suitable for viewing by people of all ages. Juried from digital. Fee: $35 for two entries, additional entries for $5. Contact Maple Grove Arts Center, 11666 Fountains Drive, Maple Grove, MN 55369; www.maplegroveartscenter.org; 763-370-3003.
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 art work from different angles, and a headshot. Selected artists will be announced on 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.
united states exhibitions
September 4, 2017 entry deadline
Arkansas, Morrilton “Art in its Natural State 2017” (March 10–July 31, 2018) sculptural, temporary, outdoor artworks to be displayed at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute and Petit Jean State Park in Morrilton, Arkansas. Juried from digital. Fee: $25, $5 for each additional work. Juror: various. Contact Winthrop Rockefeller Institute, 1 Rockefeller Dr., Morrilton, AR 72110; firstname.lastname@example.org; 510-727-5435; http://rockefellerinstitute.org.
September 14, 2017 entry deadline
New Hampshire, Manchester “5th Annual Cup Show & Sale “ (November 9, 2017–January 6, 2018) handmade, high quality, functional ceramic cups. All interpretations and styles welcome. Juried from digital. Fee: $20 for 3 entries, $10 per additional entry. Juror: Martha Grover. Contact Monica Leap, Studio 550 Art Center, 550 Elm St., Manchester, NH 03101; email@example.com; www.550arts.com/opportunities; 603-232-5597.
September 15, 2017 entry deadline
Colorado, Westminster “2017 Sculpture on 73rd Avenue Art-On-Loan Program” (October 1, 2017–September 31, 2018) open to artists working in clay and other acceptable mediums. Sculptures should be garden sized or larger (at least 3 feet in one dimension). Pieces must have the capacity to be welded to ¼-inch steel plate, or bolted to a concrete pad. Juried from digital. Fee: $30 for up to three entries. A jury selected from local business owners, community members and artists will make final selections upon review of comments from a public survey. Contact SWAG, 3915 W. 73rd. Ave., Westminster, CO 80030; firstname.lastname@example.org; 303-955-2714; www.southwestyartsgroup.com.
September 22, 2017 entry deadline
New York, Port Chester “Me, Myself, and I” (January 27–March 24) open to US residents over the age of 18. Work must be vessel based and be available for sale onsite. Juried from digital. Fee: $25. Juror: Kathy King. Contact Adam Chau, Clay Art Center, 40 Beech St., Port Chester, NY 10573; email@example.com; www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=2713&sortby=fair_name&apply=yes; 914-937-2047 x227.
September 27, 2017 entry deadline
Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh “2018 National Student Juried Exhibition” (March 9–April 22, 2018) open to undergraduate, graduate and post-baccalaureate students enrolled in the US. All works must be primarily ceramic. Should weight less than 100 pounds. Fee: Members: $15; Non-members: $30. Jurors: Sam Harvey and Martina Lantin. Contact Kate Vorhaus, NCECA, 4845 Pearl East Circle, Ste. 101, Boulder, CO 80301 US; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://nceca.net; 866-266-2322.
September 29, 2017 entry deadline
Texas, Denton “31st Annual Materials: Hard + Soft National Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition” (February 3–May 5, 2018) open to clay, fiber, glass, metal, paper, wood, or any combination of craft media, are acceptable. Juried from digital. Fee: $40 for 3 entries. Juror: Perry A. Price. Contact Jennifer Bates, Greater Denton Arts Council, 400 E. Hickory St., Denton, TX 76201; email@example.com; https://dentonarts.com/materials-hard-soft-call-page; 940-382-2787.
October 1, 2017 entry deadline
Florida, St. Petersburg “Atmosphere” (December 10–January 31) all work must be primarily made of clay and must have been fired in a wood, salt, soda or a combination of these types of atmospheric kilns. Juried from digital. Fee: $25. Juror: Seth Charles. Contact Matt Schiemann, 420 22nd St. S., St. Petersburg, FL 33713; firstname.lastname@example.org; 419-606-2475; www.moreanartscenter.org.
October 9, 2017 entry deadline
Missouri, St. Louis “Identi-TEA: 16th Biennial Teapot Exhibition” (January 12–March 11, 2018) artists must be 21 years of age and reside in the US. Juried from digital. Fee: $30 for 2 entries. Juror: Bruce W. Pepich. Contact Stefanie Kirkland, Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design, 6640 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63130; email@example.com; http://bit.ly/2p2jnsD; 314-725-1177.
October 25, 2017 entry deadline
Texas, Lubbock “Clay on the Wall” (December 1, 2017–January 27, 2018) All work must be predominantly made of clay. There are no size limitations for work, but each piece may not exceed a total weight of 35 pounds. Juried from digital. Fee: $35 for up to three entries (each entry can have up to three images). Juror: Dr. Glen R. Brown. Contact Linda Cullum, LHUCA, 511 Ave K, Lubbock, TX 79401; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://lhuca.org/events/2017/6/16/clay-on-the-wall-open-call; 806-762-8606.
September 13, 2017 entry deadline
California, Woodland “Art Farm 2017” (October 5–November 28) open to artists 18 years or older who are residents of Northern California. All artwork must be inspired by Yolo County farms and farmlands; open spaces; food and bounty; agriculture; agricultural heritage. Awards totalling $2300 are being offered. Fee: $10. Juror: Frank Ordaz. Contact Yolo Arts, PO Box 8250, Woodland, CA 95776; email@example.com; 530-309-6464; https://yoloarts.org.
September 17, 2017 entry deadline
Colorado, Loveland “2017 Regional Fine Art Show” (October 13–November 10) Open to artists working in sculpture, mixed media, etc. Work must be original art, not copied from published photos or works by other artists. All entries must be for sale. No installations or sets of works to make one entry will be accepted. Cash prizes awarded for Best of Show plus First and Second Place in each category. Fee: $45 for three entries. Juror: Jeanne MacKenzie. Contact Lincoln Gallery, 429 North Lincoln Avenue, Loveland, CO 80537 US; firstname.lastname@example.org; 970-663-2407; www.lincolngallery.com.
September 21, 2017 entry deadline
Indiana, Evansville “45th Mid-States Craft Exhibition” (December 10, 2017–February 4, 2018) any artist residing in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio, or Tennessee may enter. All work must be original, completed within the last three years, and not previously exhibited in the Mid-States Craft Exhibition. Entries must not exceed 108 inches in any direction and/or 150 pounds. Over $10,000 in purchase and merit awards will be presented at the opening reception. Fee: $40 for two entries. Contact Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science, PO Box 3435, Evansville, IN 47733; email@example.com; 812-425-2406 ext. 225; http://evansvillemuseum.org.
fairs and festivals
October 6, 2017 entry deadline
South Carolina, Greenville “Artisphere” (May 11–13, 2018) fine art and craft. Juried from digital. Fee: $30. Jurors: Peter Helwing, Joseph Bradley, Yu Kai-Lin, Michael Manes. Contact Robin Aiken, Artisphere, 101B Augusta St., Greenville, SC 29601; Robin@artisphere.org; www.artisphere.org; 864-271-9355.