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 artists’ visions and techniques from around the world. Artwork cannot have been previously exhibited at Blue Line Arts. All artwork must be original, completed within the last two years, and for sale. 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.
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; email@example.com; 360-354-3600; www.jansenartcenter.org.
June 9, 2022 entry deadline
Washington, Tieton “10×10×10×Tieton 2022” (August 7–October 10) open to any artist 18 years of age or older.Artists are invited to create artwork no larger than 10 inches in any dimension. No media restrictions, the exhibition has a broad range of pieces on display. No detailed images of the same artwork. Fee: $30. Juried from digital. Juror: Bruce Guenther. Contact Tieton Arts and Humanities, PO Box 171, Tieton, WA 98937; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.tietonarts.org.
July 15, 2022 entry deadline
Louisiana, New Orleans “Creep Show IV” (October 7–29) open to ceramic vessels, sculptures, and wall-mounted works. We are seeking applicants for the 2022 installment of our annual juried group exhibition of ceramic works that are creepy, scary, spooky, or downright terrifying. Fee: $30. Juried from digital. Juror: TBA. Contact Michelle Swafford, The Clay Center of New Orleans, 1001 S. Broad St., Unit 116, New Orleans, LA 70125; email@example.com; 504-517-3721; www.nolaclay.org.
August 15, 2022 entry deadline
Louisiana, New Orleans “FunctionFest 2022” (November 11–December 10) open to all manner of handmade functional pots. This exhibition is devoted to functional ceramic work and will be on display just in time for the holidays. Fee: $30. Juried from digital. Juror: TBA. Contact the Clay Center of New Orleans, 1001 South Broad St., Unit 116, New Orleans, LA 70125; firstname.lastname@example.org; 504-517-3721; www.nolaclay.org.
united states exhibitions
June 2, 2022 entry deadline
Washington, Bellingham “Animalia” (August 1–31) open to functional, animal-themed pottery measuring less than 12 inches in the longest dimension. Show your work alongside the ceramics of invited artist Barbara Donovan of Louisiana. Open to artists residing in the US and Canada. The gallery will pay for return shipping of unsold items. Exhibition will be online and in person for the month of August. No fee. Juried from digital. Juror: TBA. Contact Good Earth Pots, 1000 Harris Ave., Bellingham, WA 98225; email@example.com; 360-671-3998; www.goodearthpots.com.
June 5, 2022 entry deadline
California, Sacramento “Axis 17th National Juried Exhibition” (August 5–28) open to artists residing in the US. 3D work is limited to 36 inches and not more than 60 pounds. All work must be original, produced within the last two years and not previously shown at Axis Gallery. Fee: $35. Juried from digital. Juror: Kevin B. Chen. Contact Axis Gallery, 625 S St., Sacramento, CA 95811; firstname.lastname@example.org; https://axisgallery.org.
June 13, 2022 entry deadline
California, Stockton “Visions In Clay 2022” (September 1–23) open to artists residing in the US. Ceramic works of any thematic and stylistic presentation are accepted for entry. Clay must be the primary medium. Works may be functional or sculptural. Assembled works may not exceed 4 feet in any dimension. Fee: $30. Juried from digital. Juror: Rachel Gotlieb. Contact Jan Marlese, LH Horton Jr Art Gallery located on the campus of San Joaquin Delta College, 5151 Pacific Ave., Shima Center, Room 144, Stockton, CA 95207; email@example.com; 209-954-5507; https://gallery.deltacollege.edu.
June 15, 2022 entry deadline
Georgia, Augusta “A Sense of Place 2022” (September 2–October 7) open to artists residing in the US. This event, now in its 40th year, seeks to recognize the outstanding quality and diversity of work being generated by contemporary American artists. Entries in a variety of media, including ceramics, are accepted. 3D artworks must not exceed four feet in any direction or weigh more than 70 pounds. Fee: $35. Juried from digital. Juror: Erin Dunn. Contact the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, 506 Telfair St., Augusta, GA 30901; firstname.lastname@example.org; 706-722-5495; www.ghia.org.
June 22, 2022 entry deadline
Washington, Bellingham “Kindled Spirits 2” (September 26–October 31) open to wood-fired, soda-fired and salt-fired pottery not exceeding 12 inches in the longest direction. Artists must reside in the US or Canada. The gallery will pay for return shipping of unsold items. No fee. Juried from digital. Jurors: Amy Song and Ann Marie Cooper. Contact Good Earth Pots, 1000 Harris Ave., Bellingham, WA 98225; email@example.com; 360-671-3998; www.goodearthpots.com.
August 14, 2022 entry deadline
Mississippi, Hattiesburg “Southern Miss Ceramics National” (October 7–November 4) open to functional, sculptural and installation works made primarily of ceramics, by US artist 18 years of age and older. The Southern Miss Ceramics National is a biennial exhibition featuring a broad spectrum of fine crafted contemporary ceramic works. The exhibition features cash awards and a digital catalog. Fee: $35. Juried from digital. Juror: George Rodriguez. Contact Mark Rigsby, The University of Southern Mississippi Museum of Art, 118 College Drive, #5033, Hattiesburg, MS 39401; firstname.lastname@example.org; 601-266-5200; www.usm.edu/performing-visual-arts/museum-art.php.
September 5, 2022 entry deadline
Virginia, Alexandria “The Return of Eating, Drinking, and Merriment” (October 7–29) open nationally to all ceramic artists. This cup show focuses on drinking vessels for the table and celebrating the return of drinking and merriment. Artwork submissions completed in the last three years. Fee: $30 for 3 entries. Juried from digital. Juror: Jeremy Wallace. Contact Stephen Lally, Del Ray Artisans Gallery, 2704 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria, VA 22301; email@example.com; 703-819-9990; www.delrayartisans.org.
September 10, 2022 entry deadline
New York, Rochester “College Clay Collective” (November 4–December 22) open to original ceramic work from emerging artists currently enrolled in a college program and/or alumni within two years of graduation. Mixed-media work must be predominantly ceramic related. A Best Of Show award and prize money will be given and announced at the opening reception. Fee: $35. Juried from digital. Juror: Julia Galloway. Contact Bri Shores, The Flower City Arts Center, 713 Monroe Ave., Rochester, NY 14607; firstname.lastname@example.org; 585-271-5183; https://flowercityarts.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, sculpture, or design concept model or drawing. Work should be no larger than 18 inches in all directions. Work 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.
June 9, 2022 entry deadline
North Carolina, Yadkinville “Yadkin Arts Council 2022 Juried Exhibition” (July 15–September 2) open to 2D and 3D Fine Art artists that are a minimum of 18 years of age and reside in North Carolina. There will be $3500 in combined prizes awarded to the best artists. Artist may submit a maximum of two original works of art. All entries must be for sale. Fee: $40. Juried from digital. Juror: Sharon Hardin. Contact the Yadkin Arts Council, 226 E. Main St., Yadkinville, NC 27055; email@example.com; www.yadkinarts.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, 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
June 1, 2022 entry deadline
West Virginia, 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. 3D work may not exceed 80×30×30 inches. If entries exceed 75 pounds, the artist must provide proper pedestals. Any 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; gallery