March 6, 2022 entry deadline
California, Laguna Beach “2022–Light & Shade” (April 7–30) 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) 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; 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) 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) 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.
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.
united states exhibitions
March 2, 2022 entry deadline
Colorado, Denver “The Animal Kingdom” (April 7–May 7) 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. 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.
March 5, 2022 entry deadline
Texas, Granbury “24th Annual Rio Brazos Juried Art Exhibition” (April 9–May 1) open to all variety of media, this exhibition aims to curate a selection of exemplary contemporary work from artists around the country. All proceeds from the exhibition will go to scholarships for the Art and Digital Media Studies program at Tarleton State University. Fee: $40. Juried from digital. Juror: Nancy Lamb. Contact Tarleton State University, Dora Lee Langdon Center, 308 East Pearl St., Granbury, TX 76048; email@example.com; www.tarleton.edu/finearts/visualart/riobrazos.html.
March 10, 2022 entry deadline
Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh “Rustbelt: REDUX” (March 26–April 24, 2023) open to any artists over age 18, within the US and Canada. Work should have been created in the last three years, and must be the original artwork. Work must not have been previously displayed in a Vestige Concept Gallery exhibit. Work must be for sale. Applicants may submit up to nine (9) entries. Fee: $27. Juried from digital. Juror: TBA. Contact the Vestige Concept Gallery, 5417 Butler St., Pittsburgh, PA 15201; firstname.lastname@example.org; https://vestigegallery.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; email@example.com; 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; firstname.lastname@example.org; 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; 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.
March 3, 2022 entry deadline
California, San Rafael “Contemporary Botanicals” (April 1–May 21) open to San Francisco Bay Area artists only (artist must live within 100 miles from San Rafael, CA). Artwork must not exceed 72 inches including frame, stand, and all materials. Botanically accurate or scientific rendering is welcome, but not required. This exhibit may also include abstracts, allegories, design, and more. Open to all visual arts media including sculpture. Original artwork only. Fee: $40. Juried from digital. Juror: Vanessa Indies. Contact Art Works Downtown, 1337 Fourth St., San Rafael, CA 94901; email@example.com; www.artworksdowntown.org.
March 6, 2022 entry deadline
Colorado, Boulder “Pop Art” (March 30–April 24) 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; firstname.lastname@example.org; https://rgallery.art.
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; email@example.com; 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 1, 2022 entry deadline
Arizona, Sedona “18th Annual Sedona Plein Air Festival” (October 21–29) open to all artists 18 years and older with plein air experience. Please include relevant experience in the résumé that is submitted with your application. All work must be original design of the artist. Fee: $30. Juried from digital. Jurors: TBA. Contact the Sedona Arts Center, 15 Art Barn Rd., Sedona, Arizona 86336; firstname.lastname@example.org; https://sedonaartscenter.org.
March 10, 2022 entry deadline
Tennessee, Linden “Blooming Arts Festival” (March 25–26) 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.