ICAN Members Juried Exhibition Opportunities

Winners announced for the 2019 ICAN Juried Exhibition!

The 2019 ICAN Juried Exhibition winners have been selected! This year’s juror, Ash NeukammAssistant Publications and Online Content Editor of Ceramic Arts Network, had her work cut out for her with all the wonderful submissions we received from our ICAN members. She has selected 20 works to be included in this year’s ICAN Juried Exhibition.

Please join us in congratulating the chosen winners who will have their work proudly displayed from March 27-30, at the NCECA (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts) conference in Minneapolis, MN.

2019 ICAN Juried Exhibition Winners:

Michael Blair: Hybrid Pitcher
Irene Lawson: Butterflies
Caleb Zouhary: Lidded Casserole
Sooyeon Kim: Fruitfulness
Anyuta Gusakova: White Horse Candy Dish
Karen Ellis Phillips: Hanalei Bowl
Mynthia McDaniel: Cloud Teapot with Teacup
Spencer Ebbinga: Pork Barrel Express
Genie Weppner: Ginko Basket 2
Meredith Knight: Grid
Mariko Okubo: Fragment of the Star
Luke Huling: Suspended Stress
CoCo Costigan: Our Roller Skates
Lori Dresner: Fish Dreams
Priscilla Dahl: Time As The Teacher
Marta Matray: Pearl Nest
Susan Strand-Penman: The Keeper
Posey Bacopoulos: Oval Teapot
Marina Smelik: Old Iron II

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2019 ICAN Juried Show Exhibition!

JUROR: Ash Neukamm, Assistant Publications and Online Content Editor of Ceramic Arts Network

Juror’s Statement

While reviewing the submissions, I was overwhelmed by the level of craftsmanship of all the entries and impressed with variety of styles of work. I feel that the 20 pieces I selected embody all the things that I think are great about clay: the versatility of the material, the ability to make complex and simple forms, and the vibrancy and warmth of color that can be achieved at all firing ranges. I found myself gravitating towards works that were different from my own, and they all appeared to tell a story. I enjoyed searching for answers to the gaps in the stories that each piece posed. To me, this show is a celebration of storytelling in clay.

Juror’s Biography

Ash Neukamm found clay during her second semester of college at the University of Florida and quickly became obsessed! After graduating in 2010 with a bachelor of fine arts, she attended the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s post-baccalaureate program. She was accepted into the Ohio State University’s master of fine arts program and graduated in 2014.

She has currently spent the last 9 years studying, making pots, teaching, and living in Columbus, OH. Ash is happy to have a large basement studio where she can throw and make a mess. She has worked as the Assistant Editor of Publications & Online Content at the American Ceramic Society in Westerville, OH for the past 4 years. Outside of the office and studio, she enjoys reading, cooking, hiking, entertaining her pups, and hanging with her boyfriend and family.

The call for entries for the 2019 ICAN Juried Exhibition has closed!

Requirements for Entry:

  • Entrants must have an active ICAN membership both at the time of application and at the time of the exhibition.
  • Works submitted for consideration may be no larger than 14 in. x 14 in. by 14 in. Works must be suitable for pedestal display.
  • No wall or ceiling-suspended works will be accepted.
  • Only very limited on-site assembly of multi-part works will be possible.
  • Accepted entries must be shipped to the ICAN office by February 18th, 2019. ICAN will be responsible for the return of each piece following the close of the exhibition.
  • Absolutely no shipping crates will be accepted.

Online submissions:

  • Double check your form before submitting, as this is what we will use for all name plates and winner announcements on the website.
  • Make sure the images are hi-res and in the JPEG, JPG, PNG image file extension. 8×11 is the optimal size for all images.
  • Entry-fee payment of $35 should be made online to our PayPal account (paypal@ceramics.org) and in the notes section please put the reference code ICANJURIED19.

Don’t miss your chance to have your work displayed at the annual NCECA Conference…

Submit your work for consideration

Each year, ICAN hosts a juried show of its members’ work at the annual NCECA (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts) conference, an industry event that attracts around 6,000 potters, ceramic artists and other visitors. ICAN members are invited to submit their work for consideration using the forms provided below.

Selected pieces will be featured as part of a display at NCECA. Get your work noticed!

Deadline extension: January 10th, 2019


2019 ICAN Juried Exhibition at NCECA
53rd Annual NCECA Conference
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, MN
March 27-30, 2019

If you have any issues or problems, please contact Emily Arbogast (earbogast@ceramics.org).


Want to see more?

Click the links below to see winners from previous years.

2018 Juried Show Winners

2017 Juried Show Winners

2016 Juried Show WinnersSomething Old, Something New

2015 Juried Show Winners

2014 Juried Show WinnersTranscending Material

2013 Juried Show WinnersGREEN

2012 Juried Show WinnersThe Chromatic Edge

2011 Juried Show WinnersThe Shoulders We Stand On

2010 Juried Show WinnersFILL-adelphia