January 2, 2022 entry deadline
California, Mission Viejo “Extraordinary Works—All Media—Open Theme” (February 3–26, 2022) open to all local, national and international artists, professional and amateur. This exhibition is open to any type of media including small sculptures. Fee: $31. Juried from digital. Juror: TBA. Contact Monaniko Gallery, 668B Shops at Mission Viejo Mall, Mission Viejo, CA 92691; email@example.com; 949-317-8513; https://monaniko.com.
January 3, 2022 entry deadline
Massachusetts, South Yarmouth “Empowerment vs. Exploitation” (February 7–March 26, 2022) open to artists worldwide, both amateur and professional. Work needs to have been produced within the last five years. All styles and aesthetics are considered. The Cultural Center of Cape Cod celebrates women and the people who support them through this thought-provoking exhibition. Fee: $25 for members, $30 for non-members. Juried from digital. Juror: TBA. Contact the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, Attn: Molly Demeulenaere, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth, MA 02664; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.cultural-center.org.
January 5, 2022 entry deadline
Arizona, Tubac “Shock of the New West 2022” (February 25–April 3, 2022) open to artists 18 years of age and older. Artists are encouraged to imagine traditional western themes in creative ways and to enter work which is innovative in concept and approach. Work must have been completed within the last 24 months. All work must be for sale. All work must be the original creation of the artist. Fee: $35. Juried from digital. Juror: William Martin. Contact the Tubac Center of the Arts, 9 Plaza Rd, Tubac, AZ 85646; Exhibitions@TubacArts.org; https://tubacarts.org.
January 7, 2022 entry deadline
Massachusetts, Boston “Figures” (February 4–ongoing) open to artists worldwide, both amateur and professional. Art Fluent invites artists worldwide to submit artwork to our online exhibit. The figure can offer us insight into the range and complexity of our human emotions. Show FIGURES through your perspective. Fee: $25. Juried from digital. Jurors: Creative Director, Amy Matteson Neill along with an anonymous committee of jurors. Contact ART FLUENT; email@example.com; www.art-fluent.com.
January 21, 2022 entry deadline
Colorado, Grand Junction “Contemporary Clay 2022 Biennial” (May 23–June 25, 2022) open to artists worldwide. Open to functional and sculptural ceramics with clay as its primary material. Fee: $35 for up to 3 entries. Juried from digital. Juror: Fong Choo. Contact Terry Shepherd, The Art Center, 1803 N. 7th St., Grand Junction, CO 81401; firstname.lastname@example.org; 970-243-7337; https://gjartcenter.org.
January 23, 2022 entry deadline
California, Lincoln “Small Feats of Clay 2022” (March 2–26, 2022) open to artists worldwide. Artists may submit up to three (3) entries that are original pieces. Works must not exceed 20 inches high, 20 inches in width or depth and not weigh more than 40 pounds. Our show’s basic theme celebrates the organic effect of working with clay as expressive art. Fee: $45. Juried from digital. Juror: Marsha Schindler. Contact the Art League of Lincoln, 580 Sixth Street, Lincoln, CA 95648; email@example.com; 916-209-3499; https://artleagueoflincoln.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org; 617-365-3488; www.sodaposium.com.
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; email@example.com; 540-292-1164; www.appliedcontemporary.com.
united states exhibitions
January 5, 2022 entry deadline
New York, Schuylerville “Say Something: Tactile Voices in Clay” (April 30–June 11, 2022) open to all artists 18 and older. This exhibition is open to utilitarian works that not only function well in our daily lives, but also use decoration, narrative imagery, words, and/or form to give the works a glimpse into the passionate mind of the maker. Fee: $30. Juried from digital. Juror: Kevin Snipes. Contact Saratoga Clay Arts Center, 167 Hayes Rd., Schuylerville, NY 12871; firstname.lastname@example.org; 518-581-2529; www.saratogaclayarts.org.
January 10, 2022 entry deadline
Colorado, Lakewood “Evolving” (January 28–February 13, 2022) open to all artists 18 and older. All artwork must be original in concept. NEXT Gallery is seeking artwork that reflects the myriad of ways we observe or experience evolution. No installations or artwork that requires intensive assembly or special technical installation will be accepted. Fee: $35. Juried from digital. Jurors: Terra Marks and Christy L. Seving. Contact NEXT Gallery, 6851 W Colfax Ave. Unit B, Lakewood, CO 80214; email@example.com; www.nextgallery.org.
January 14, 2022 entry deadline
Rhode Island, North Kingstown “Botanical Inspiration” (April 8–May 8, 2022) open to non-members and members of the Wickford Art Association 18 and older that are living in the US. This exhibit has no medium restriction, but all work should be inspired from the botanical world. Artists are encouraged to share a sampling of their portfolio with up to 5 works per artist. Fee: $35. Juried from digital. Jurors: Lorraine Bromley. Contact the Wickford Art Association, 36 Beach St., North Kingstown, RI 02852; firstname.lastname@example.org; https://wickfordart.org.
January 23, 2022 entry deadline
Texas, San Angelo “24th San Angelo National Ceramic Competition” (April 8–June 26, 2022) open to all artists 18 and older. The competition is open to all artists who are residents of the United States, Canada, and Mexico. All work completed within the last two years, both functional and sculptural, is eligible. Fee: TBA. Juried from digital. Juror: James Watkins. Contact San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, One Love St., San Angelo, TX 76903; email@example.com; 325-653-3333; www.samfa.org.
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; firstname.lastname@example.org; 724-549-1867; www.savannahclaycommunity.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. There will be over $4000 in awards for exhibiting artists. 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.
January 31, 2022 entry deadline
Missouri, st. Louis “Parenthood” (April 16-May 19, 2022) open to artists 21 years of age and older living in the St. Louis, Missouri, region and surrounding 200-mile radius. Open to artists working in all media. This is an all-media juried visual art exhibition featuring artworks that address, depict, or present representations of parenthood in all its myriad forms. No fee. Juried from digital. Jurors: David Dolak, Erica Popp. Contact Art Saint Louis, 1223 Pine St., St. Louis, MO 63103; email@example.com; www.artstlouis.org.
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. Work is 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; firstname.lastname@example.org; 931-589-3224; https://bloomingartsfestival.org.