Saturday, 29 August 2009

BOOM! Emerging Artists Exhibition - Call for Submissions

Living Arts Centre, Mississauga (ON)
Application Deadline: October 12, 2009 by 5pm

BOOM! is the anti-recession. In the wake of the global financial meltdown, artists are emerging determined to experiment with new ideas and expand our cultural repertoire. BOOM! is an exhibition trumpeting exciting new creative possibilities to help lift spirits and expose the artists of tomorrow.

The Living Arts Centre is accepting submissions from new and emerging artists for a juried art exhibition. Selected works will be exhibited in the Living Art Centre's on-site gallery from November 29th, 2009 to January 24th, 2010. Entries in all media are welcome.

Submissions will be reviewed by a selection committee. Cash prizes will be awarded.

Email submissions will not be accepted.

Please send submissions to:
BOOM! Emerging Artists Exhibition
Studio Arts
Living Arts Centre
4141 Living Arts Drive
Mississauga, ON
L5B 4B8

For more information, please email exhibition curator Cole Swanson at or call 905.306.6161.

Notification of Acceptance: Artists will be notified by phone or email on Monday, November 2nd if their piece has been selected to be in the exhibition. Only those accepted will be notified. Accepted artists will receive details pertaining to the exhibition including delivery of artwork, insurance, opening reception and awards.

Friday, 28 August 2009

Expressive Surfaces - Hands on Workshop

October 23-25, 2009
Kansas City, Missouri
Hosted by Red Star Studios

Potters Council is introducing a new workshop format that will allow attendees a more intimate class size, hands-on learning, and three full days of studying techniques presented by two internationally renowned ceramic artists. Lorna Meaden (Colorado) and Mark Peters (North Carolina) will provide instruction, demonstrations and projects that will address any questions you may have regarding their surface techniques.

Featured Artists: Lorna Meaden

and Mark Peters

Inspiring Surfaces

Are you driven to learn new ceramic techniques to take your work to the next level? Push the limits and immerse yourself in the clay surface with two of America’s best-known artists, Lorna Meaden and Mark Peters. This workshop will show how the collaboration of the artist, the clay and the fire come together to make pots both ornamental and practical. Whether you’re an avid amateur, passionate professional or an educator this workshop is for you.

For all the workshop details and registration visit the Ceramics Art Daily Education site.

For more information, visit Mark’s website:

See more of Lorna’s work at

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Call for Submissions: 2010/2011 Exhibitions - Hayward Touring, London (UK)

Deadline: September 21, 2009 by 5pm

Hayward Touring invites proposals for an exhibition to be shown in four UK galleries in 2010/11.

You don't have to be a professional exhibition maker to propose an idea. We welcome innovative proposals from artists, writers and imaginative thinkers of all kinds, as well as from people working in galleries and museums. It may be a show you have never seen but would like to; there may be a theme or tendency in contemporary art and visual culture that you think deserves to be explored in new ways. Simply describe your project in no more than 600 words, and accompany it with an initial list of artists and a selection of images.

The exhibition will tour to: John Hansard Gallery, Southampton; QUAD, Derby; Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno; Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum.

The successful applicant will receive an honorarium of £3,000 plus £1,000 for research and travel expenses. S/he will work in collaboration with Hayward Touring and the participating galleries on an exhibition of around 130-150 square meters, to open in July 2010. The exhibition budget will allow for some international loans and a modest publication.

Download the application form and guidelines from the website arts/hayward-touring or contact for details.

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Archie Bray exhibition

Have you checked out the 2009 Resident Artist Farewell Exhibition at the Archie Bray? Looks pretty fantastic.

Renee Audette
Jeremy Hatch
Anne Drew Potter
and Brian Rochefort

Up until September 6, 2009 or see it online here.
Bray North Gallery

Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts

2915 Country Club Avenue
Helena, MT 59602
Office Phone: 406-443-3502
Fax: 406-443-0934

Ceramic Erin Blog

Check it out - I was the interviewed artist of the week over at Ceramic Erin's blog.

NCECA Student writing competition

The Call for Green Essays by NCECA Students open until October 1, 2009

Get Published in Ceramics Monthly!

Have you observed a practice underway at your school or institution that allows ceramic art to become more environmentally friendly?

What alternatives can you imagine to the old system? Have you generated or been witness to any creative solutions in studio?

The NCECA Green Task Force is sponsoring a student writing contest. We are accepting submissions of student writing that focus on solutions to problems of sustainability, describing either practical solutions currently in action or innovative ideas that could be enacted to further align ceramic art with sustainable practice.

Get Published in an upcoming issue of Ceramics Monthly!

The NCECA Green Task Force will review the submissions and the winning essay will be published later this year in Ceramics Monthly. Entries to the student writing contest need to be between 500-1000 words in length. Make sure to give credit where credit is due to any individuals and institutions referenced in your article. Submit your entry online at:

Entries Due: October 1st, 2009

This is great opportunity to get published and share your knowledge and thoughts on green issues.

Thanks for your contribution!

Please contact Kristin Schimik, NCECA Green Task Force Student

Representative, with any questions or comments at

And don't forget the other upcoming NCECA Deadlines!
Important dates and Events:
August/September 2009 - CALL for Submissions
2010 National Student Juried Exhibition Prospectus
2010 Emerging Artists Nominations information
2010 Topical Discussions/NCECA Connections
Early September 2009 - Exhibitor Information/Space Reservation packets to be posted and e-mailed.
September 15, 2009 - NCECA Award Nominations deadline.
September 17- November 15, 2009 - NCECA/Arvada Center Continental Divide Regional Exhibition at the Arvada Center (Colorado)
September 17, 2009 - Continental Divide Opening Reception, 7-9pm, Arvada Center
October 1, 2009 - Submission Deadlines for
2010 NSJE Entry
2010 Emerging Artists Nominations
NCECA/Ceramics Monthly Student Green Essay
October 9, 2009 - First Exhibitor Space Request deadline.
October 16, 2009 - Topical Discussion/NCECA Connection Proposal deadline.
October 20-21, 2009 - Strategic Planning Meeting in Tampa, FL.
October 22-24, 2009 - Fall Board Meeting in Tampa, FL.

March 31-April 3, 2010 - 44th Annual NCECA Conference, Philadelphia, PA
March 30-April 2, 2011 - 45th Annual Conference, Tampa FL.

Contact Information
NCECA Office
Phone: 303 828-2811
Toll free: 866-266-2322

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Talk about a dream job...wish i was qualified!

Job Title: Curator, Contemporary
Institution / Organization: Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery
Closing Date: August 28, 2009
Web link to Institution

The Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery is looking for a Curator who will invest in the mission and mandate of the Gallery and support the Gallery with artistic vision and leadership. The Curator will possess a deep, engaged knowledge of and curiosity about the critical issues related to contemporary art and craft. The Curator will also serve as a strong advocate for the Gallery in local, national and international communities. CCGG’s curator will implement and bring to full fruition existing planned programming for a period of three years. Concurrent with this activity the curator will conceptualize, design and implement future exhibition programs that build
upon the Gallery’s successful history.

The Curator will:
Plan, design and install exhibitions of contemporary art and co-ordinate related programmes; research and co-ordinate production of related print and promotional materials.
Provide strong artistic leadership to assist the Director in establishing policy and priority related to long-range goals and the solicitation of outside funding from government, foundation, and private sources.
Maintain the Gallery’s permanent collection and oversee the strategic growth of the collection with a focus on acquiring works of national significance.
Possess strong writing skills and be responsible for catalogues essays and grants.
Possess strong verbal communication skills for the delivery of exhibition orientation lectures to education support staff, other staff members and volunteers.
Work closely and collaboratively with the Director of Education to: supervise and administer the Contemporary Gallery Context and Docent programmes.
Participate in and/or organize symposia related to contemporary art and fine craft and serve as a positive presence in the Canadian art scene.

Build strong liaisons and partnerships with other regional, national and international galleries.

Develop programming with senior, mid-career and emerging artists.

The ideal candidate will have:
• A Masters or Ph.D. in art history (contemporary art/fine craft preferred), studio art or related discipline
• Evidence of significant curatorial achievement (research, publication, exhibitions, and collections management) with minimum of seven years of professional experience
• Knowledge of museum standards and collections management practices
• Excellent skills in project management, written and oral presentations, staff and volunteer supervision
* Demonstrated success in grant writing

Mission: The Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery fosters interaction among artworks, artists and community. Our exhibitions challenge ideas and perceptions of the definitions of art, craft and design today, as well as concepts of ethnicity and contemporary culture providing meaningful and enriching cultural experiences for a diverse audience and opportunities for the development of philanthropy.

This full time position and offers a benefits package.
Applications must include: CV, curatorial philosophy and salary expectations

Review of applications will begin August 28, 2009.
The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

Monday, 24 August 2009

Ian Johnston and Jasna Sokolovic nominated!

Ian Johnston

The Canadian Clay and Glass Museum has just announced this year's shortlist for the WINIFRED SHANTZ AWARD FOR CERAMICS and RBC AWARD FOR GLASS. Ian Johnston from Nelson, British Columbia and Jasna Sokolovic from Vancouver, British Columbia are the finalists for the WINIFRED SHANTZ AWARD FOR CERAMICS. THE RBC AWARD FOR GLASS will be decided between Cali Balles and Catherine Vamvakas Lay, both artists are from Toronto.

Jasna Sokolovic

Both of these awards mark significant milestones in a recipient's career. The WINIFRED SHANTZ AWARD provides $10,000 and RBC Award provides $7,000 toward professional development. These awards recognize significant artistic achievements and are an investment in the future, designed to allow the recipient time away from the studio, to travel for career development, link with mentors, visit other studios, study museum collections, or liaise with industry, performing research that will further their studio production.

Congrats to everyone for their accomplishment!

The winners will be announced Sept 17, 2009

Thursday, 20 August 2009

The 21st Century Glaze Project

Glazing without a Ph.D. in Chemistry

The 21st Century Glaze Project is a project for and by the international ceramic community. We invite you to become a member, use the site and participate in the Project.

Benefits of Membership:
  • First, it's Free
  • 545 Free glaze recipes (growing to a thousand)
  • Each recipe will be tested by Glaze21
  • Links to color samples from major glaze manufacturers
  • Recipes include color test tiles on dark and light clay
  • The recipe print has a batch size calculator
  • Pages on residencies, classes and a page on cool tools.
  • The Project is a community effort by almost 4,000 artists and schools.
  • There are numerous articles covering many ceramic areas.
  • Access to the site is FREE to Schools, Teachers and Artists
  • ...and a lot more
Check it out at

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Workshops and Residency program in Bali

The following is a list of upcoming workshop hosted by GAYA Ceramic and Design in Bali. A quick look through their website and I'm quite convinced I need to not only attend a workshop, but maybe do a residency as well. The facilities seem amazing and that's not even mentioning the villas and spa...yup, I said spa. Anyone out there want to foot the bill to send me? Anyone?

Instructors: Marcello Massoni and Hillary Kane
Course level: beginning throwing skills recommended
Dates: NOVEMBER 1-14, 2009

FINDING CENTER : Introduction to Wheel-throwing
Instructor: Hillary Kane
Course level: no prior experience necessary
Dates: NOVEMBER 22-DECEMBER 5, 2009

ALTERED FORMS : Throwing Beyond Round
Instructors: Hillary Kane
Course Level: minimum beginning throwing skills recommended
Dates: JANUARY 17-30, 2010

Instructors: TBA
Course Level: all levels
Dates: MARCH 21- APRIL 3, 2010

Instructors: Hillary Kane and Michela Massoni
Course Level: minimum beginning throwing skills recommended
Dates: MAY 9-22, 2010

SPONTANEOUS GLAZING : Soda and wood-firing
Instructors: TBA
Course Level: minimum beginning throwing/hand-building skills recommended
Dates: JULY 18-31, 2010

CULINARY CLAY : Food and Design
Instructors: Hillary Kane and extraordinary international guest chef.
Course Level: minimum beginning throwing/hand-building skills recommended
Dates: AUGUST 15-28, 2010

You can find all the info on their website here.

Jl. Raya Sayan, Ubud
Bali, Indonesia 80571
Phone: +62 (0)361 7451413 / 976220
Fax: +62 (0)361 976220

21st Annual California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Ar

April 30 - May 2, 2010

Contact: Nancy Resler, 530.756.3938
John Natsoulas Gallery
521 First Street, Davis, CA 95616

The annual Ceramics Festival, hosted by the John Natsoulas Center for the Arts enters into its 21st year and continues to bring the leading national and international ceramic artists to Northern California for a weekend of creative instruction and collaboration. This year the conference showcases internationally known sculptors Jack Earl and Richard Notkin. Also, Judith Schwartz, distinguished writer, curator and professor at NYU will be among the presenters. Lectures and hands-on demonstrations will feature Bill Abright, Clayton Bailey, Kelly Connole, Margaret Dodd, David Kuraoka, Michael Lucero, Louis Marak, Kevin Nierman, Justin Novak, John Toki and more! Kevin Nierman, artist, teacher, and founder of the Kids'n Clay Pottery Studio in Berkeley, will also present free hands-on workshops for kids, allowing children of all ages to experiment and interact with clay. Kids'n Clay workshops are scheduled for Saturday, May 2nd, from 12 noon to 3:00 pm. In addition, there will be special workshops for those of all ages sponsored by the Art Science Fusion Program at UC Davis, which features a hands-on interactive workshop integrating clay and science, which will take place at the Davis Commons, Saturday afternoon May 2nd (time tba)

Supplementing the ceramics-packed weekend, free exhibitions of burgeoning student art from over 40 colleges and universities will be on display throughout downtown Davis. Local ceramic artists' work will also be on exhibit at ten other Davis locations.

The John Natsoulas Center for the Arts will hold its annual gallery-wide 30 Ceramics Sculptors exhibition in concurrence with the conference. The exhibition will run from April 30 - May 2, 2010. This show was first conceived in 1986, a collaboration between the late Robert Arneson and John Natsoulas, and continues the ceramic traditions made famous by instructors and students of the University of California, Davis Art Department and the University of California at Berkeley.

For more up-to-date information, schedules, and conference registration, please visit

Saturday, 15 August 2009

Call for Entry, eXtreme Tea Exhibition

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
Deadline: October 1, 2009

An exhibition of historic and contemporary tea infusers and strainers, curated by Tom Muir. The exhibit will be shown from January 16 – March 21, 2010 at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft.

eXtreme Tea will be on display during the 2010 SNAG Conference, "Going to Extremes," Houston, TX, March 10-13, 2010

If you’ve used a teabag, you’ve used the least attractive, and most common, form of contemporary tea infuser. A tea infuser is simply a device that holds loose tea leaves for brewing in a pot or cup. But this simple, useful object has a history of extraordinary artistic elaboration, in common with all tea implements. Today, as tea is a popular beverage around the globe, the tea infuser presents an exciting challenge for contemporary artists in many media.

The contrasts between tradition and contemporary possibilities for the tea infuser are extreme indeed – even more so is the inventiveness that takes this simple function to imaginative extremes!

High craft and low craft are contrastingly represented in tea infusers, which can be made of metal, glass, ceramic, fiber and plastic – and combinations of mixed media. The functional solution that artists have found to the problem of steeping tea have varied widely and wildly – from figural, thematic depictions and literary references to visual and functional puns and engineering tours de forces.

With possibilities for multiple use in the contemporary context, tea infusers provide unlimited possibilities for artists! Besides the popularity of tea itself, new forms of contemporary tea infusers will also share in the world-wide status of teapots as culturally significant artforms.

To have work considered for the exhibition, please send high-quality digital images and information to:
Tom Muir
Fine Arts Center
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43402

Thursday, 13 August 2009

Call for Entries: "Illuminations: The Art of Light"

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: September 15, 2009

18 Hands Gallery is looking for entries for “Illuminations: the Art of Light”, a juried exhibition that will run the month of November 2009. This exhibition will feature original hand-crafted items in which light plays a role. All artwork must be original and produced within the last 18 months. All media are eligible and submissions are open to all artists in the United States. The entry fee is $25.00, payable to 18 Hands Gallery. A maximum of 3 works per artist may be entered.

18 Hands Gallery is a premiere Ceramic Arts gallery located in the Historic Heights District in Houston, Texas. For more information, please download the full prospectus (PDF).

18 Hands Gallery
713-869-3099 | |

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Call for New Entries: 2010 NICHE Awards Competition

Deadline Professionals: August 31st and Students: September 30, 2009

NICHE magazine is now accepting applications for the 2010 NICHE Awards competition. This year, professional and student artists have the option of entering by mail or directly online at

Sponsored by NICHE magazine, the annual NICHE Awards competition celebrates excellence and innovation in American and Canadian craft. Artists are recognized in both professional and student divisions. Award categories include: Ceramics, Fiber, Glass, Metal, Wood, Jewellery, Mixed Media and more. Finalists are invited to display their work in a special NICHE Awards exhibit during the February 2010 Philadelphia Buyers Market of American Craft. Winners will be announced at the February Buyers Market and featured in an issue of NICHE magazine.

London Design Festival

When: 19-27 September 2009

Where: London Design Festival
60 Frith Street
London, W1D 3JJ
020 7734 6444
Visit London Design Festival's website for all the details and event listings.

Now in its seventh year, the Festival will bring the city to life with a broad variety of design events providing designers, manufacturers, students, consumers, businesses and enthusiasts with an opportunity to meet, exchange ideas and celebrate the diversity of world-class design talent that London offers.

This year’s Festival – supported by the London Development Agency – promises a unique blend of up to 200 events and activities taking place in the capital. The varied programme will include international exhibitions, trade events, local showcases, installations, talks and seminars, product launches, receptions, private views and parties – all reflecting London’s place at the heart of the international design community.

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Call for entry - Functionally Informal

Deadline for entry into Functionally Informal must be post marked by August 15, 2009.

The Myers Gallery at Muddy’s Studio presents Functionally Informal. This juried show seeks to explore the new hybrid relationships between form and function; especially function as an informal canvas for innovation and expression. Ceramic artist and teacher Randy Au will be the juror for this show. Randy’s own art reflects his passion for the combination of the organic form and highly decorative luster glaze.

Functionally Informal Criteria:
The exhibit will focus on works that combine the context of function with the exploration of the enhancement of use through embellishment, social comment or personal iconography. Clay is the emphasis for his show so please no video or digital media. Go to website to download the complete prospectus and entry form,

Muddy’s Studio
714-641-4077 | |

Call for Exhibition Proposals, Poplar Gallery Online

Deadline: Unspecified

Poplar Gallery.Online showcases the work of craftspeople and artists working in all disciplines.

Poplar is currently accepting proposals for exhibitions of original work. Craftspeople, artists, curators and studio collectives are encouraged to submit proposals. Two spaces are available for alternating six-week exhibitions. Submissions of critical writing and reviews will be considered for ArtClothText, a forum for textile, fibre and mixed media artists.

For information on how to submit your work, contact curator Mackenzie Frere at

Call for Submissions, Resident Artist Program @ the Living Arts Centre

Deadline: Ongoing

The Resident Artist Program has been created to provide opportunities for a blend of recent graduates of arts and design institutions, as well as mid-career artists, to create, explore, learn and exchange ideas and insights within a multi-disciplinary environment. We have eight professional studios in Wood, Flameworking, Glass, Sculpture, Textiles & Fibre Arts, Photography, Painting & Drawing, and Ceramics.

Short and long-term residencies are available.
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Operating within a facility that offers a diverse choice of performing and visual arts programs, patrons of all ages enjoy a line-up of musicians and artists, and opportunities for hands-on creative expression in a professional arts environment. This marriage between visual and performing arts, community education and professional art practice provides a valued and unique atmosphere for emerging artists.

Resident Artist Benefits:

* Resident Artist office – computer, printer, slide scanner, fax machine, telephone, Internet
* Teaching and assisting opportunities
* Opportunity for inter-disciplinary activities
* Representation on the Centre’s website
* Annual Resident Artist Exhibition
* Opportunity for corporate commissions and to sell work in the Centre’s Gift Shop
* On-site Studio Technician
* All utilities provided
* Free parking

The Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Drive, Mississauga, Ontario L5B 4B8

For more information about the selection criteria and the application form, please visit our website at or contact Cole Swanson, Exhibitions and Residency Coordinator, at 905.306.6161 or via email at

Monday, 10 August 2009

Possibilities and Losses - exhibition ends soon!

Image: Clare Twoney, Monument, 2008

Positioning itself at a moment of change in contemporary ceramic practice Possibilities and Losses exposes contemporary thinking and making in this media. These artists challenge traditional perceptions about clay practice and its relationship to the historic model of craft, they present certain possibilities for clay as a specific media, while at the same time recognizing that change is inevitably at the expense of that which came before.

The exhibition has been curated by mima together with Clare Twomey, an artist at the forefront of practice in this area. Clare Twoney’s work is featured in the exhibition alongside works by Keith Harrison, Linda Sormin and Neil Brownsword.

Major new commissions will be included in the exhibition, in direct response to mima’s gallery spaces. Together they will offer an insight into the experimental large-scale clay work emerging from contemporary, contextually aware, ambitious and material-specific artists.

When: until 16 August 2009

Where: mima
Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art
Centre Square

t: +44 (0) 1642 726 720
f: +44 (0) 1642 726 722
Visit mima's website

Call for entry - Monochrome

MONOCHROME An International Competitive Exhibit of Works Utilizing ONE COLOR

Postmark Deadline for Entry: August 28, 2009

Sometimes you can say more by saying less. Many artists find that the intentional reduction of visual information actually increases a work of art’s impact. One such reduction is the use of color, creating engaging art through the use of a single hue. Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center is proud to announce the start of its 6th season with the exhibit Monochrome.

Eligibility: MONOCHROME is open to everyone. Professionals as well as students are encouraged to enter. The only limitation is that entries must represent original works of art or design and address the theme of 'monochrome' in some way. The 'chroma' that is 'mono' is, of course, up to each artist. The color need not be the primary content of the work of art. The limited pallet must simply be a factor in the realization of the work, whatever form it may take. Manifest is open to artists' interpretation of the exact definition of 'monochrome'.

Media: Open to all traditional and non-traditional genre and media, including but not limited to: sculpture, video, painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, collage, ceramics, etc. Abstraction, realism, conceptual work, installation, etc., are all potentially viable for this exhibit.

Jury and Curator: Manifest's selection process involves a complex two-part system. This exhibit will be juried by a 5-7 member panel of professional and academic advisors with a broad range of expertise. The jury will then pass along their recommendations to the exhibit curator who will make the final selections from the jury-approved pool.

Catalog: Manifest will produce a full-color catalog documenting the work selected for exhibit. Exhibitors will receive a 50% discount on one copy of the catalog. For examples of past catalogs visit Manifest Press. Discounted price is only valid through the close of the exhibition.

For all the entry detail see their website here.

Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center
P.O. Box 6218
Cincinnati, OH 45206

e-mail with questions

Sunday, 9 August 2009

Cheongju International Craft Biennial 2009

You should really take a bit of time to got through the Cheongju International Craft Biennial website, especially over the next few months as I'm sure they'll add more pictures of the events and exhibitions. Canada has it's own exhibition as we were the invited country this year. The show was curated by Dr. Sandra Alfoldy, editor of 'Neo-Craft: Modernity and the Crafts', which if you haven't read yet, you should. And even better if you ever get the opportunity to hear her speak don't hesitate, it's worth it I promise you, oh she's so lovely and brainsmashingly smart! Anyway...check out the Craft Biennial site, but remember to check back later for more... 
82 43 277 2501 3 | |

Friday, 7 August 2009

Subversive ceramics and box social

This fine friday morning you should HURRY over to have a look at the gorgeous website of Paterson Industries aka Mariko Paterson. It's well worth your time. Fantastically subversive work and a great artist statement to boot.

And while you're at it might I suggest checking out one of her latest initiatives Box Social, a Canadian online gallery and shop. They also have a blog listing all of their real world activities as well if you want to experience the art in person. Like this one:

Have a great friday everyone!

IX Biennal Internacional de Cerámica

Sorry folks couldn't get an english version of this one for you yet, but since I know not all of you are strictly english speaking I'll post anyway.

Spain, Barcelona
IX Biennal Internacional de Cerámica
November 12–January 17, 2010

Asociación Española de Ciudades de la Cerámica
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Thursday, 6 August 2009

Get your proposals ready...

Call for exhibition proposals for 2009–2010 exhibition schedule
Seeking proposals for The Hot Spot Gallery, K Space Contemporary Gallery, and Art "Star" Gallery:
Deadline  November 15th
HERE for an application. Click HERE for the main gallery floor plan.

K Space Contemporary
361-887-6834 | |

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

If you're in or near Medicine Hat...

Local artist to unveil art exhibition in Historic Clay District

On Friday, August 7, local artist Juliana Greaves will be hosting an opening reception for her ceramic art show, “Aerial Pursuit.” The show is scheduled to run in the Historic Clay District’s Squared Gallery from August 5 – 21. The reception will give everyone a chance to meet the artist and discuss her work.

Greaves graduated in 2008 from Emily Carr University in Vancouver with a Visual Arts degree, focusing on ceramics. For the past year, she has been travelling throughout Europe, taking part in residencies in France and Hungary before returning to Medicine Hat to participate in the Medalta International Artists in Residence (MIAIR) program. She will be attending the University of Wales, Cardiff, in the fall to pursue her Masters in Ceramics.

Greaves’ work concentrates on quality of line, simplicity of form and the relationships between objects and their environments. Aerial Pursuit is inspired by the bird’s-eye views of the Southern Albertan and Hungarian landscape – particularly fields of crops – which echo her focus on simplicity.

Growing up in Medicine Hat, Greaves says she was surrounded by ceramic objects, yet was completely oblivious to the impact they had on her life. “I guess when you’re raised in a certain environment, you take for granted everything that’s around you.” The simple forms of Medicine Hat’s surrounding landscape, when viewed from above, are dramatic but tend to go largely un-noticed. “It wasn’t until I returned to Medicine Hat for a visit [from Vancouver] that I became aware of how dramatic the scenery is. There is a certain elegance that comes from the prairies that took a long time to reveal itself to me,” she explained.

The Opening Reception for Aerial Pursuit runs from 7:00 – 9:00pm on Friday, August 7. 

The Medalta International Artists in Residence (MIAIR) program provides artists with the opportunity to pursue their work in a unique historic setting – Medicine Hat’s Historic Clay District – which tells the story of early western Canadian industry. The residency concept gives ceramic artists the opportunity to re-enter a community atmosphere and explore new artistic directions. MIAIR has brought international attention to the city and continues its rich clay tradition through contemporary ceramics.

For more information contact: 

Quentin Randall - Marketing and Fundraising Coordinator - Historic Clay District - 403.529.1070 - -

Also Check out Juliana's website for more of her great work. 

(* via press release)

Archie Bray International call for entry

We are pleased to be holding our second annual international call for entries, Beyond the Brickyard. 
The selected works will be exhibited at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena. MT, January 30-March 14, 2010.  This year’s exhibition will be juried by 2009 Voulkos Fellow Wayne Higby.


  1. The competition is open internationally to ceramic artists 18 years of age or older.
  2. Artists may submit up to 3 works for consideration, and up to 2 images of each piece (one complete photo plus one detail or alternate angle).
  3. All artwork must be available for sale and available during the time of exhibition.
  4. The artwork exhibited must be the same piece(s) submitted for consideration.
  5. Submitted artwork must not exceed 36” in any direction.
  6. The artwork entered should be prepared for professional display and not so fragile as to be potentially dangerous to the work or others when shipped/displayed/handled with reasonable care.
  7. Artists are responsible for cost of shipping selected work(s) to the Archie Bray Foundation (ABF). Artists are responsible for their own insurance for shipping to ABF and during the time that artwork resides there. ABF will assume cost and shipping insurance for the return of any unsold work.
  8. For good image quality and a fast upload, your image files should be sized no larger than 1800 x 1800 pixels at 72 dpi (approximately 6" x 6" at 300 dpi)

Submissions to Beyond the Brickyard will only be accepted online. By following the link at the bottom of this page you will be taken to which will allow you to register and upload your images. 

Submissions can be edited and are not officially submitted until you choose the “Submit Portfolio” button. 
Submissions must be received online by midnight  MST, September 15, 2009.

Entry Fee
The cost of entering Beyond the Brickyard is $35 USD for up to 3 works. Once you choose the “Submit Portfolio” button you will be asked for your payment by credit card. All major credit cards are accepted. 
From the successful entrants, two awards will be selected:
Juror’s Choice Award: $400
Director’s Choice Award: $400

Sales Commission
Artists will receive 55% commission of their work sold during exhibition, while ABF will retain 45%.

Exhibition Schedule 
By applying all applicants agree to the following schedule if selected to exhibit:

Applications due September 15, 2009
Entrants notified of jury results by email no later than October 31, 2009  
Work to be received by Archie Bray Foundation by December 11, 2009
Work exhibited in 
Beyond the Brickyard,  January 30-March 14, 2010
Opening reception January 30, 2010

Click here to view the 2009 Beyond the Brickyard Exhibition.

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Clay and shoes, an interesting call for entry

sole•purposeTWO is looking for works that are created using a minimum of 50% clay combined with a maximum of creative inspiration from the concept of footwear!

The exhibition is being curated by evb•studio & Sellars Project Space, accepted works will be exhibited in the beautiful 1000 sq ft Sellars Project Space, located at 4383 Tennyson St. Denver CO. All accepted artists will be included in a catalog of the exhibition and maintain web presence for one[1] year. AWARDS: 4 JUROR PICK AWARDS and PURCHASE AWARD COMMUNITY.

sole•purposeTWO commits to dedicating a portion of its’ proceeds to TOMS Shoes; for every pair of TOMS shoes purchased TOMs gives a pair to a child in need.

MEDIA: ANY clay, at least 50% clay -- traditional fired clays, polymer clay, epoxy clay, air dry clays, precious metal clay -- so long as it is hardened (no unfired or oil clays, clay must be fired or dried to a hardened state)

Mix it up with some ‘mixed media’ elements -- or not. Make it 2-D or 3-D. Realistic interpretations, Fantasy, Stylized, Abstract, have fun with it! Keep it under 20” in any direction

Entries are being taken in ONLINE DIGITAL FORMAT•
All entries must be received by midnight, Sept. 18, 2009•
Entry Fee: $25. one[1] entry, $35. for up to three[3] entries•
Accepted artists will be notified via email Sept. 20, 2009
Accepted works must be received by Sept. 30, 2009
All works must be for sale, the gallery will retain a 50% commission from all sales

Check here for all the info.

Call for Entry - Craft Forms 2009

Craft Forms 2009, 15th International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Craft, December 4, 2009 – January 23, 2010. 
$4,000 + CASH AWARDS
Entry Fee: $40
Deadline: SEPTEMBER 17, 2009
Prospectus: SASE to 

Monday, 3 August 2009

Call for entry - on line opportunity

BECA gallery is currently accepting submissions for review of original works of art and design which retail below $500. If you are submitting images of 3D works, please submit 1 alternative view of each 3D work. If you would like to submit your 2D or 3D works of art and design for review and possible inclusion on within the categories 'Ceramic Works', 'Mixed-Media', 'Sculpture', 'Drawings', 'Fiber Art/Textiles', 'Archival Prints', 'Paintings', 'Design/Functional Art' or 'Photography', please email your website link or 5 -10 jpg images sized approximately 8x8 inches at 72dpi to with the subject line: 'artist submission'. There is no submission fee to have your works considered for inclusion within these categories on our website. Artists and their works are introduced at least 2 times per month to collectors, galleries, curators and art enthusiasts via our e-newsletters and announcements and also receive wide exposure through the website itself, currently viewed by over 55,000 visitors each month (noted March 30, 2009). Visitors are growing at a rate of approximately 5,000 new visitors per month.Due to the sometimes high volume of submissions we receive, it is not unusual for it to take us several weeks or longer to get back in touch with selected artists and designers. If your sent email did not bounce back to you, then rest assured that we have received your submission. We are only able to follow up with those who have works we are interested in. Follow up emails or phone calls regarding submissions and submissions via mail, courier or in person cannot be accepted. Please do not mail materials to the gallery. These materials do not get reviewed and are discarded upon receipt. We appreciate your understanding of these guidelines.(504) 566-8999 |

Call for entry - Proverbial Porcelain 2009

2009 AWARD

The theme of the sixth Zelli Award for porcelain sculpture, to take place in October 2009, is ‘Proverbs’. Artists are invited to choose from eight proverbs, each one from a different country, for their work. The short-listed entries will be judged by a panel of three experts, and the winner will receive a prize of £3000. There will be an additional prize of £500 for the sculpture showing the best use of colour. The short-listed sculptures will be exhibited in Zelli’s West End gallery for two weeks during the period of the Award.

All interested artists are invited to apply for further
details to:
Zelli Porcelain Award
55-57 Chiltern Street
London W1U 6ND.
020 7224 2114

Sunday, 2 August 2009

If you're a woodfirer...

Muddy’s Wood Fire Classic
October 30 – November 27, 2009

The Myers Gallery at Muddy’s Studio will end our season with Muddy’s Wood Fire Classic. T Robert and John Pacini are two experts in the art of wood firing and have gladly accepted the role of jurors. As artistic partners, both have lead dozens of workshops in this ancient firing technique.

Muddy’s Wood Fir Classic Criteria:
All work should respectfully possess the beautifully random marks that only exist through wood firing.

Deadline: for entries must be postmarked by September 15, 2009

Click here for more information about Muddy’s Wood Fire Classic. 

Click here to download prospectus. 

The 28th Annual Smithsonian Craft Show 2010

The annual Smithsonian Craft Show is a juried exhibition and sale of contemporary American crafts.

Three jurors who are experts in the field and newly selected each year choose 120 artists from a large pool of applicants. Craft artists are selected on the basis of the originality, artistic conception, and quality of their work. The show is produced by the Smithsonian Women's Committee to benefit the Smithsonian Institution's education, outreach, and research programs.

Electronic applications: By September 27, 2009.


April 22-25, 2010

Preview Night Benefit: April 21, 2010


All work submitted to the Smithsonian Craft Show must be created and made in the United States. 2009 Craft Show booth fees ranged from $1250 to $1950, depending on size and location. 2010 Craft Show booth fees may be higher.

Each applicant must submit an application, a non-refundable fee, and five (5) images for consideration by the jury. The images must be fully representative of the work you will sell at the Craft Show. Craft artists who work together may apply as one if they collaborate on every piece of work.


Address all correspondence and inquiries to:

Smithsonian Craft Show

PO Box 37012

SI, Room 436, MRC 037

Washington, DC 20013-7012

Phone: 202-633-5006 or 888-832-9554


Web site: