September 1, 2022 entry deadline
California, Laguna Beach “2022–Artistic Independence” (October 6–29) open to local, national, or international artists creating any type of abstract artworks. A variety of media accepted, including sculpture. Works submitted must be original in design. This is an in-gallery and online exhibition. Fee: $31. Juried from digital. Juror: TBA. Contact the Las Laguna Art Gallery, 577 South Coast Highway, Suite A1, Laguna Beach, CA, 92651; firstname.lastname@example.org; 949-505-0950; www.laslagunaartgallery.com.
September 12, 2022 entry deadline
Pennsylvania, Wayne “CraftForms 2022, 27th International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Fine Craft” (December 2, 2022–January 21, 2023) open to artists 18 years of age or older. A variety of media accepted, including ceramics. Works submitted must be original in design. Collaborative works are accepted. Work must have been completed in the last two years. All work must be for sale. Fee: $45. Juried from digital. Juror: Jeannine Falino. Contact Wayne Art Center, Davenport Gallery, 413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne, PA, 19087; email@example.com; 610-688-3553; www.craftforms.org.
September 28, 2022 entry deadline
Ohio, Cincinnati “2023 NCECA Juried Student Exhibition” (January 26–March 18, 2023) open to students enrolled in the US, Canada, and Mexico; undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate students may apply. Works submitted for the exhibition must have been completed within 12 months of the submission deadline. Students enrolled at institutions at which the jurors currently serve as faculty are not eligible. This exhibition will run concurrently with Currents, the 57th annual NCECA conference, March 15–18, 2023. Fee: $30. Juried from digital. Jurors: Natalia Arbelaez and Wesley Brown. Contact NCECA, firstname.lastname@example.org; 303-828-2811; https://nceca.net.
October 1, 2022 entry deadline
Washington, Bellingham “Annual Winter Warmers Cup Show” (January 1–31, 2023) open to artists in the US and Canada. Apply with up to three original ceramic cups (mugs, goblets, sippers, yunomis, etc.). Five percent of show sales will be donated to feed local neighbors in need. Gallery will pay for return shipping of unsold cups. Full details on gallery website. No fee. Juried from digital. Juror: Ann Marie Cooper. Contact Good Earth Pots, 1000 Harris Ave., Bellingham, WA, 98225; email@example.com; 360-671-3998; www.goodearthpots.com.
November 10, 2022 entry deadline
Montana, Missoula “small works, Big Ideas” (February 3–25, 2023) open to artists in the US, Mexico, and Canada. This is an exhibition showcasing small-scale ceramic works that exhibits strength in concept and execution. Works must fit within an 8-inch-cubed area. Artists may enter up to 2 works for consideration. Please visit the website for full prospectus and entry process. Fee: $25. Juried from digital. Juror: Richard Notkin. Contact the Clay Studio of Missoula, 1106 Hawthorne St., Missoula, MT, 59802; firstname.lastname@example.org; 406-543-0509; www.theclaystudioofmissoula.org.
November 21, 2022 entry deadline
Florida, Key West “Small Works Exhibit 2022” (December 17, 2022–January 9, 2023) open to artists 18 years of age and older. Artwork must be original and under 10 inches in any direction (including a frame, if there is one); two- and three-dimensional works are eligible for entry. Artists can submit up to six pieces. Fee: $16 per entry. Juried from digital. Juror: TBA. Contact the Jag Gallery, 1075 Duval St., C23, Key West, FL, 33040; email@example.com; 305-407-6202; www.jaggallery.art.
united states exhibitions
September 1, 2022 entry deadline
Florida, Tequesta “Lush 2: A Contemporary Ceramics Exhibition” (October 13–December 10) 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: $40. 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.
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 9, 2022 entry deadline
Massachusetts, Worcester “Annual Cup Show (2022)” (December 1–24) open to artists living or working in the US, ages 18 and over. Open to ceramics of varying type, but must be functional. All work must be available for sale with no single piece exceeding $150 in retail price. Size: no larger than 10 inches tall and 6 inches wide. There will be a $150 juror’s choice award, $100 student award and a $50 BIPOC artist award. Fee: $30. Juried from digital. Juror: Kelly Justice. Contact the Worcester Center for Crafts, 25 Sagamore Rd., Worcester, MA 01605; firstname.lastname@example.org; 508-753-183 ext. 306; https://wccgallerystore.com.
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; email@example.com; 585-271-5183; https://flowercityarts.org.
October 7, 2022 entry deadline
Arizona, Sedona “Big Gay Art Show” December 7–23) open to emerging and professional artists 18 years and older. Open to any medium. The Big Gay Art Show is a juried art show that exhibits and sells artwork in support of the LGBTQ+ community and allies. Each artist can submit up to 3 images of their artwork. Fee: $15. Juried from digital. Juror: TBA. Contact the Sedona Arts Center, 715 Art Barn Rd., Sedona, AZ 86336; firstname.lastname@example.org; 928-282-3809; https://sedonaartscenter.org.
October 14, 2022 entry deadline
California, Roseville “Crocker Kingsley 2022” December 2, 2022–January 14, 2023) open to artists 18 and older. Works selected by this year’s juror will be on display in all 4 galleries at Blue Line Arts. Cash awards will be presented as well. Up to 10 additional images can be submitted for an extra $5/image. Fee: $45. Juried from digital. Juror: TBA. Contact Blue Line Arts, 405 Vernon St., Suite 100, Roseville, CA 95678; email@example.com; 916-783-4117; www.bluelinearts.org.
January 6, 2023 entry deadline
West Virginia, Wheeling “Earth & Fire” (February 24–April 1, 2023) open to visual artists 18 and older residing in the US. All works must be made of clay and must be the original work of the artist. Artists may submit up to 2 works. Works must have been completed within the last two calendar years and not been previously exhibited at the Stifel Fine Arts Center. All works must be for sale. Fee: $35. Juried from digital. Juror: TBA. Contact Stifel Fine Arts Center, Oglebay Institute, Earth & Fire Exhibit, 1330 National Road, Wheeling WV 26003; firstname.lastname@example.org; 304-242-7700; https://oionline.com.
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; email@example.com; 607-382-1415; www.dinnerwaremuseum.org.
September 12, 2022 entry deadline
New Mexico, Roswell “Roswell Museum Holiday Artisan Market” (December 2–31) open to artists, artisans, craftspeople and makers from New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, and Colorado over the age of 18. Collaborative artists are welcome to apply together under one application. The Market is a juried art exhibition and sale held at the Roswell Museum with up to 45 regional artists and makers. Fee: $40. Juried from digital. Juror: TBA. Contact the Roswell Museum, 1011 N. Richardson Ave., Roswell, NM 88201; firstname.lastname@example.org; 575-624-6744; https://roswell-nm.gov/1259/Roswell-Museum.
January 14, 2023 entry deadline
Massachusetts, Lexington “The State of Clay 12th Biennial Ceramic Exhibition” (May 13–June 11, 2023) open to all ceramic artists over the age of 18, who have current or former ties to Massachusetts through work or residency. The aim of the show is to broaden public awareness of contemporary ceramic art and to provide a venue for Massachusetts clay artists. Work must have been completed within the last three years. Work must not have been previously displayed in a State of Clay exhibit. Accepted artwork must be for sale. Fee: $35. Juried from digital. Juror: Liz Quackenbush. Contact LexArt–Lexington Arts and Crafts Society, 130 Waltham St., Lexington, MA 02421; email@example.com; https://stateofclay.com.
fairs and festivals
March 1, 2023 entry deadline
Texas, Lubbock “Lubbock Arts Festival—Juried Gallery 2023” (April 15–16, 2023) open to all artists in all media. Entries must be original in design and execution. Entries must have been completed in the last two years. Works completed in a workshop or under supervision are ineligible. Each artist may have no more than three works represented, but the number of entries is limited to ten. Work must be for sale. Fee: $30. Juried from digital. Juror: Bale Creek Allen. Contact the Lubbock Arts Festival, the Lubbock Arts Alliance, 1500 Broadway, Suite 1202, Lubbock, TX, 79401; firstname.lastname@example.org; 806-744-2787; https://lubbockartsfestival.org.