April 2, 2022 entry deadline
California, Oakland “Playground” (May 6–June 18) open to artists 18 years of age and older. Open to functional and sculptural works. This exhibition explores the idea of play within one’s practice. How do you define play? Ceramic artists exploring the individual or collective experience of play within their practice are welcome to apply. Fee: $35. Juried from digital. Juror: Virginia Scotchie. Contact Mary Catherine Bassett, 473 25th St. #D, Oakland, CA 94612; email@example.com; 540-292-1164; www.appliedcontemporary.com.
April 3, 2022 entry deadline
California, Laguna Beach “2022–The Best of the Best” (May 5–28) open to any artist 18 years of age or older. The Best of the Best is an open theme/all media group exhibition. For this exhibition we’d like to see your very best work. A select number of artists will be chosen to send their work to the gallery for the in-person exhibition at our brick-and-mortar gallery in Laguna Beach, California. Fee: $31. Juried from digital. Juror: TBA. Contact Las Laguna Art Gallery, 577 South Coast Highway, Suite A1, Laguna Beach, CA 92651; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.laslagunaartgallery.com/calls-for-entry.
April 8, 2022 entry deadline
Indiana, Kokomo “Biosphere” (June 2–July 9) open to all artists internationally over the age of 18. Any medium is accepted, and work must be original and completed in the last two years. All work must be accurately represented in jpeg images. Artists are invited to share how they are inspired by our biosphere. From plants, animals, organisms, to the factors that threaten harm, we want to see your interpretations. Fee: $25. Juried from digital. Juror: TBA. Contact Indiana University Kokomo, Attn: The Downtown Gallery, 2300 S. Washington St., Kokomo, IN 46902; email@example.com; www.iuk.edu.
May 25, 2022 entry deadline
Virginia, Lorton “Workhouse Clay International 2022” (August 6–October 9) open to artists 18 years of age and older. Open to functional and/or sculptural ceramic works. The Workhouse Arts Center is excited to continue promoting and exhibiting the best of contemporary ceramic artwork being created throughout the US and abroad. All works must be primarily ceramic. Fee: $30. Juried from digital. Juror: Tony Clennell. Contact Dale Marhanka, 9518 Workhouse Way, Lorton, VA, 22079; firstname.lastname@example.org; 703-584-2982; www.workhousearts.org.
June 3, 2022 entry deadline
California, Roseville “Off Center—An International Ceramic Competition 2022” (July 22–September 17) open to artists 18 years of age and older. Showcase your vision and techniques from around the world. Artwork cannot have been previously exhibited at Blue Line Arts. All work must be for sale. All artwork must be original and completed within the last two years. There will be cash prizes offered. Fee: $35. Juried from digital. Juror: TBA. Contact Blue Line Arts, 405 Vernon St., Suite #100, Roseville, CA, 95678; email@example.com; www.bluelinearts.org.
June 6, 2022 entry deadline
Washington, Lynden “Jansen Art Center 10th Annual Cup Show!” (July 14–October 7) open to any artist 18 years of age or older. The exhibit will open in person and virtually. All cups must be at least 70% clay to qualify. All pieces must be for sale. Fee: $15. Juried from digital. Juror: TBA. Contact the Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St, Lynden, WA 98264; firstname.lastname@example.org; 360-354-3600; www.jansenartcenter.org.
united states exhibitions
April 7, 2022 entry deadline
Colorado, Denver “The Animal Kingdom” (May 13–June 12) open to any artist 18 years of age or older in the US. Record your feelings with a piece of artwork real, imaginary, or abstract. Animals are a big part of our lives. Seen or unseen, they are all around us; they include land, water, and air animals such as fish, crustaceans, birds, water and land mammals, extinct, domestic, primates, and insects. Work must remain in the gallery for entire exhibit and must be available for sale. Fee: $35. Juried from digital. Juror: TBA. Contact Niza Knoll Gallery, Attn: Niza Knoll, 915 Santa Fe Dr., Denver, CO 80204; email@example.com; www.nizaknollgallery.com.
April 20, 2022 entry deadline
New York, New York “GeoLogic” (June 21–July 9) open to any artist 18 years of age or older in the US. A juried group show with grand prize for two artists: a show at Atlantic Gallery in NYC. Open to functional and sculptural work, tile work and installation. Multimedia work 80% clay or over is welcome. Selected works will explore aesthetic, narrative, political, structural, or personal points of view regarding all things Earth related: geology, geometry, geography, geohumanism, etc. Fee: $35. Juried from digital. Juror: Bruce Dehnert. Contact Atlantic Gallery, 547 West 27th St., New York, NY 10001; firstname.lastname@example.org; 212-219-3183; http://atlanticgallery.org.
April 23, 2022 entry deadline
California, Tujunga “Cup Show 2022” (June 4–25) open to any artist 18 years of age or older in the US. Artwork submissions must have been completed within the last three years and cannot be submissions from a prior MAC Annual Exhibition. Generally, any artwork utilizing any type of fired clay, in whole or predominantly, is acceptable. Fee: $35. Juried from digital. Juror: Brian Kohl. Contact McGroarty Arts Center, 7570 McGroarty Terrace, Tujunga, CA 91042; email@example.com; 818-352-5285; www.mcgroartyartscenter.org.
April 29, 2022 entry deadline
Connecticut, Guilford “Guilford Art Center—Ceramics 2022” (June 17–July 31) open to any artist 18 years of age or older in the US. Open to all works that use clay as the primary medium, both utilitarian and sculptural. The exhibition will present the variety of ways contemporary ceramics furthers craft traditions. Fee: $25. Juried from digital. Juror: David R. MacDonald. Contact Guilford Art Center, 411 Church Street, Guilford, CT 06437; firstname.lastname@example.org; 203-453-5947; www.guilfordartcenter.org.
September 12, 2022 entry deadline
Florida, Tequesta “Lush 2: A Contemporary Ceramics Exhibition” (November 1, 2022–January 7, 2023) open nationally to all emergent and established ceramic artists. Open to functional, sculptural, and experimental pieces in a variety of artistic expressions, subjects, and techniques. Fee: TBA. Juried from digital. Juror: Brian Rochefort. Contact Lighthouse Art Center, 373 Tequesta Dr., Tequesta, FL 33469; email@example.com; 561-746-3101; https://lighthousearts.org.
January 31, 2023 entry deadline
Michigan, Ann Arbor “Entomophagous Dining (Eating Insects)” (April 8–August 26, 2023) open to all artists and designers in the US and Canada. No media restrictions. Each entry must demonstrate the artist’s interpretation of the theme, whether that be in the form of a functional piece or sculpture or design concept model or drawing. Work should be no larger than 18 inches in all directions. Work submitted may not include perishable materials. Fee: 35. Juried from digital. Juror: Mary Jo Bole. Contact Margaret Carney, The International Museum of Dinnerware Design, 520 N. Main St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104; firstname.lastname@example.org; 607-382-1415; www.dinnerwaremuseum.org.
April 3, 2022 entry deadline
Iowa, Clear Lake “2022 Sculpture Exhibition” (May 20–October 20) open to professional, student, and amateur sculptors of all backgrounds and over the age of 18 residing or working in Iowa or the surrounding states. The Courtyard will place 7 sculptural art pieces for temporary display between May 20th and October 20th. Sculptures must not present a safety risk to the public, should be able to withstand exposure to the elements and unsupervised interaction. Fee: $10. Juried from digital. Jurors: volunteer panel of local art enthusiasts. Contact The Clear Lake Arts Center, 17 South 4th St., Clear Lake, IA 50428; email@example.com; https://clearlakeartscenter.org.
April 22, 2022 entry deadline
California, Newport Beach “2022 Newport Beach Art Exhibition” (May 14) open to accomplished artists 18 and older. Exhibition is limited to two works of art per artist. Works must have been created within the last two years. Fee: $50 for two entries; $35 for one entry. Juried from digital. Juror: TBA. Contact the Newport Beach Public Library, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach, CA 92660; firstname.lastname@example.org; 949-717-3802; www.newportbeachca.gov/government/departments/library-services/cultural-arts.
June 27, 2022 entry deadline
Alaska, Anchorage “Alaska Biennial 2022” (dates TBD) open to Alaska residents currently residing in the state and/or based in the state for 6+ months a year, over the age of 18. Individual artists are encouraged to submit works in a variety of media, including performance, writing, and sound, and made within 2 years of the application date (2020 to present). Work is created by an individual artist. Fee: $25. Juried from digital. Juror: TBA. Contact the Anchorage Museum, AB 2022, 625 C St., Anchorage, AK 99501; biennial@AnchorageMuseum.org; www.anchoragemuseum.org.
fairs and festivals
April 15, 2022 entry deadline
Washington, Edmonds “Edmonds Arts Festival” (June 17–19) open to artists 16 years or older. All entries must be for sale. All entries must be original and entirely the work of the artist. May be created in any medium, including ceramics. Three-dimensional work may not exceed 80×30×30 inches. If entries exceed 75 pounds, the artist must provide proper pedestals. Any applied paint must be dry. Small items should be in a clear case for their protection (optional). Fee: $20 total for one to four pieces. Juried from digital. Juror: TBA. Contact the Edmonds Arts Festival, PO Box 212, Edmonds, WA 98020; email@example.com; www.edmondsartsfestival.com.
April 30, 2022 entry deadline
North Carolina, Asheville “North Carolina Ceramic Arts Festival” (October 22) open to all artists working in clay. Our mission is to showcase the diversity in the ceramic art world and to provide a venue for artists to sell their work. Cash awards for best in show, second, and third place awarded. Fee: $10 application fee, $200 booth fee. Juried from digital. Jurors: TBA. Contact Tori Motyl, the North Carolina Ceramic Arts Festival, 585-507-5731; NCCAFest@gmail.com; www.northcarolinaceramicartsfestival.com/artistresources.