February 15, 2022 entry deadline
Tennessee, Nashville “Daily Companions: Soda Fired Cups and Bowls” (February 22–May 7, 2022) open to artists 18 years of age and older. In conjunction with SodaPosium, a weekend-long educational forum and celebration of soda firing, juror Ron Philbeck will select 25 pieces representative of excellent soda-fired cups and bowls. All pieces must be able to be shipped in a 13×13×13-inch box or smaller. Artist receives 80% of sales commission. Fee: $15 for up to 3 pieces. Juried from digital. Juror: Ron Philbeck. Contact Gertrude Graham Smith, email@example.com; 617-365-3488; www.sodaposium.com.
February 28, 2022 entry deadline
Missouri, St. Louis “Negative” (June 6–August 26, 2022) open to artists 18 years of age and older. What first comes to mind when you hear the word “negative?” All 2D, 3D, video, installation, written, etc., will be considered. Think of the negative spaces that enhance your art, that enhances your life. Work must be received to the gallery by May 25th. Fee: $30. Juried from digital. Curator: April Parviz. Contact Intersect, 3636 Texas Ave., St. Louis, MO 63118; 573-575-6485; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.intersectstl.org.
March 6, 2022 entry deadline
California, Laguna Beach “2022–Light & Shade” (April 7–30, 2022) open to artists 18 years of age and older. Works that explore luminescence, lightness, shadows or blackness. Various mediums are acceptable, including ceramics. Fee: $31. Juried from digital. Juror: TBA. Contact Las Laguna Art Gallery, 577 S. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651; email@example.com; www.laslagunaartgallery.com/calls-for-entry.
April 2, 2022 entry deadline
California, Oakland “Playground” (May 6–June 18, 2022) open to artists 18 years of age and older. Open to both pottery 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; firstname.lastname@example.org; 540-292-1164; www.appliedcontemporary.com.
May 25, 2022 entry deadline
Virginia, Lorton “Workhouse Clay International 2022” (August 6–October 9, 2022) 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; email@example.com; 703-584-2982; www.workhousearts.org.
June 3, 2022 entry deadline
California, Roseville “Off Center—An International Ceramic Competition 2022” (July 22–September 17, 2022) 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; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.bluelinearts.org.
united states exhibitions
February 7, 2022 entry deadline
Georgia, Savannah “Sip: A Ceramic Cup Show” (April 28–May 8, 2022) open to all artists 18 and older. An artist may submit 1–3 original works that have been completed in the last 2 years. Work may not exceed the dimensions of 6 inches in length, 6 inches in width, and 8 inches in height (including handle), or weigh over 2 pounds. Fee: $20. Juried from digital. Juror: TBA. Contact Savannah Clay Community, 1305 Barnard St., Savannah, GA 31401; email@example.com; 724-549-1867; www.savannahclaycommunity.com.
February 11, 2022 entry deadline
Colorado, Broomfield “WILDLIFE ART Special Event” (March 18–20, 2022) open to all artists residing within the US. Artists are invited to participate in a juried exhibit showcasing images of wildlife, seen in the American West. All styles of 2D and 3D artwork will be considered in the following categories: painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media, and photography. Fee: $40. Juried from digital. Juror: TBA. Contact Life in the West Art Gallery, 555 Alter St. #3, Broomfield, CO 80020; firstname.lastname@example.org; 720-217-2029; https://lifeinthewestart.com.
February 15, 2022 entry deadline
Massachusetts, Marblehead “Variations 2022” (April 23–June 19, 2022) open to all artists 18 and older. Variations 2022 has been expanded to an 8-week, juried exhibit of 2D and 3D artwork, all mediums are welcome. Awards will be given in each category of fine art, photography, and 3D. Submissions that were accepted or exhibited in the Variations 2021 show are not eligible for Variations 2022. Fee: $35. Juried from digital. Jurors: Miriam Stewart; Jessica Roscio, PhD; and Denise LeBlanc. Contact Marblehead Arts Association, 8 Hooper St., Marblehead, MA 01945; email@example.com; 781-631-2608; https://marbleheadarts.org.
February 23, 2022 entry deadline
California, Sacramento “Verdant Heart” (April 9–May 27, 2022) open to all artists 18 and older that live in the US. All 2D work must be either framed or mounted on a rigid surface. 3D work must be freestanding or wall mounted. Fee: $35. Juried from digital. Jurors: TBA. Contact Fe Gallery, 100 65th St., Sacramento, CA 95819; firstname.lastname@example.org; 916-456-4455; www.FEgallery.com.
February 27, 2022 entry deadline
Washington, Ellensburg “Undomesticated” (April 1–30, 2022) open to all artists 18 and older. All work must have been completed within the last three years. Works can be created in any medium, but must depict an animal somewhere within the work. $800 in awards will be distributed and a slideshow of accepted works posted on the website. Fee: $20 for first image, $10 each additional image submitted, up to six. Juried from digital. Juror: Jane Kim. Contact Gallery One, 408 N. Pearl St., Ellensburg, WA 98926; email@example.com; 509-925-2670; www.gallery-one.org.
March 2, 2022 entry deadline
Colorado, Denver “The Animal Kingdom” (April 7–May 7, 2022) open to any artist 18 years of age or older in the US. The Animal Kingdom: Animals are a big part of our lives, seen or unseen; they are all around us. Art must be original and created by the artist in the last 4 years. Locally delivered work can be no larger than 48×72 inches, including frame if used. Shipped work can be no larger than 36×36 inches including frame if used. Fee: $35. Juried from digital. Juror: TBA. Contact Niza Knoll Gallery, 915 Santa Fe Dr., Denver, CO 80204; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.nizaknollgallery.com.
April 23, 2022 entry deadline
California, Tujunga “Cup Show 2022” (June 4–25, 2022) 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.
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; firstname.lastname@example.org; 561-746-3101; https://lighthousearts.org.
March 6, 2022 entry deadline
Colorado, Boulder “Pop Art” (March 30–April 24, 2022) open to Colorado residents currently residing in the state, over the age of 18. Individual artists are encouraged to submit artwork in all styles and mediums that incorporate the theme of pop art. No larger than 35 square inches for wall art. No larger than 6 inches in any dimension for sculpture. This can include the textures, emotions, materials, colors, and concepts of pop art. Fee: $30. Juried from digital. Juror: TBA. Contact the R Gallery, 2027 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302; email@example.com; https://rgallery.art.
April 22, 2022 entry deadline
California, Newport Beach “2022 Newport Beach Art Exhibition” (May 14, 2022) 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
March 10, 2022 entry deadline
Tennessee, Linden “Blooming Arts Festival” (March 25–26, 2022) open to all mediums. All work must be original design of the artist. The Blooming Arts Festival is Linden’s annual signature event and one of the region’s leading outdoor festivals. This is an all-weather event. Vendors must be present both days. Fee: $50. Juried from digital. Jurors: TBA. Contact Blooming Arts Festival; email@example.com; 931-589-3224; https://bloomingartsfestival.org.