Saturday, 29 May 2010

Call for submissions : Winifred Shantz Award

NEW DEADLINE: received by June 30, 2010 by 5pm

SEND TO: Robert Achtemichuk,
Director Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics
Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery
25 Caroline Street North
Waterloo, ON N2L 2Y5
519.746.1882, ext. 231

AWARD GALA: September 16, 2010

The Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics is a national award for ceramic artists and potters. Thanks to the ongoing partnership with Mrs. Winifred Shantz and the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery, the award is presented to a practicing early career artist who has been working professionally for between 5 to 10 years. The Award is intended to allow the artist to undertake a period of independent research or other activities with the capacity to advance their artistic and professional practice at a key moment in the artist’s career. The winner of the Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics receives $10,000.

The selection panel is comprised of experienced contemporary ceramic artists, potters and curators. This jury will choose one winner and the results will be announced at a gala event on September 16, 2010. This award will be presented and announced at the same time as the winner for the RBC Award for Glass.

All of the Winifred Shantz Award winners to date have represented the remarkable practices that make up contemporary ceramic art. Previous winners include: Jasna Sokolovic (2009), Kasia Piech (2008), Rory MacDonald (2007), Ying-Yueh Chuang (2006), Kate Hyde (2005), Joan Bruneau (2004), Marc Vincent Egan (2003), Laurent Craste (2002), Susan Collett (2001)

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
To apply to the Winifred Shantz Award, you must be a Canadian citizen or have Permanent Resident status, as defined by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. You must also meet the definition of a professional artist, which is an artist who:
-has developed skills through training and/or practice in the field (not necessarily in academic institutions)
-is recognized as such by artists working in the same artistic tradition
-has a history of public presentation or publication, and
-seeks payment for her or his work and actively practises his or her art (short breaks in artistic work history are allowed).

Applicants must have maintained an independent professional practice for at least five to a maximum of ten years prior to the date of application.

-Students are not eligible

The Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery and the Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics is accessible to Aboriginal artists and artists of diverse cultural and regional communities of Canada.

ELIGIBLE PROJECTS (Activities may be combined, and are to take place within a period of one year. Project duration is dependent on applicant’s needs and proposal.)
-travelling for career development
-connecting with mentors
-visiting other studios
-studying museum collections
-investigating kiln sites
-liaising with industry to perform research that will further in-studio production
-participating in national/international residencies or symposia

Not Eligible: tuition fees

SUPPORT MATERIAL (include one hard copy of all requested texts with your application and include a copy of all texts in digital format with the images on the CD-ROM)
1. PROJECT PROPOSAL (maximum 1 page) A single page outlining how the award will be used: a proposal of the research program and its intended relevance to the applicant's future work.
2. CURRICULUM VITAE (maximum 2 pages) Please include the following information: -professional training (educational background, mentors, workshops, etc.)
-exhibition or public presentation history (including the dates, titles, names and locations of galleries or place of presentation, whether solo or group shows)
-collections: public, corporate and private
-bibliography of critical reviews of your work
-prizes, awards and other grants
-other activities related to your practice.
3. IMAGE LIST -List must follow titles of each image as identified in the CD-ROM
4. IMAGES -Fifteen (15) digital still images on one CD-ROM (35 mm slides are no longer accepted)
-present your works chronologically, from the oldest to the most recent work -some of the digital images can provide an installation or exhibition view, giving an idea of the dimensions of the work relative to the space (if applicable)
-title each file (image) with a number, your initials, the year and title of your work. Ensure that the numbers for the first nine images begin with a zero (for example: 01initialsyeartitle.jpg, 02initialsyeartitle.jpg)

SPECIFICATIONS Submit jpg files only Submit files at a resolution of 72 dpi only
Submit files of a maximum of 1024 x 768 pixels (height must not exceed 768 pixels)
Submit files of 1 MB maximum
Don’t submit any type of presentation (such as PowerPoint)
Don’t submit compressed files (WinZip, Stuffit, etc.)
Don’t include hyperlinks to Internet sites with your images
Don’t submit material that requires software, plug-ins, extensions or other executables that need to be downloaded or installed Don’t submit any files by email Test your material before submission to ensure that it is formatted correctly. It is your responsibility to ensure that all material reaches the Gallery in a readable format.

ADDITIONAL REQUIRED SUPPORT MATERIAL You will need to submit a letter of confirmation and profile of host institution, documents outlining itinerary, as well as confirmation from mentors or industrial partners and disclosure of the terms of agreement between partners and the recipient.

FINAL REPORT A final illustrated report is to be submitted summarizing the benefits received from the award, no later than 18 months after the award is granted.

You must send all required support material in one package. An application that does not include all required support material will be considered incomplete, and will be withdrawn from the competition. All submissions will be kept on file at the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery’s Artists’ Registry for archival purposes and cannot be returned.

Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery
www.canadianclayandglass.ca
25 Caroline Street North,
Waterloo, ON
N2L 2Y5 519.746.1882
Fax 519.746.6396

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Call for Entry - Body and Soul

Body and Soul (click here for prospectus)

Entry Deadline: June 1, 2010

Maryland, Baltimore

Juried by Arthur Gonzalez
Figurative Ceramic Sculpture Exhibition
October 2–November 13, 2010

Baltimore Clayworks
410-578-1919 | www.baltimoreclayworks.org | mary.cloonan@baltimoreclayworks.org

CALL FOR ENTRIES: METAMATIC RESEARCH INITIATIVE

DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 1, 2010, 6PM

As part of our efforts to stimulate artistic research, we are inviting proposals for six commissioned works of art. We invite artists from all disciplines to submit proposals. The works of art should question and explore the relationship between the maker, the viewer and the status of the art object. The starting point for this research is the artistic legacy of Jean Tinguely’s Métamatics, a series of sculptural machines capable of producing works of art.

An international jury of experts will make a selection from the proposals after the deadline on 1 September 2010. The six successful applicants will receive a commission to execute their proposals.

To be part of this extraordinary initiative, do the following:

  • Read the Brochure
  • Gather the required material for your application, including the Application Form
  • Upload your entry to our server
    Entries should be submitted before 1 June 2010, by uploading them to our server. Follow the link below to gain access to our server. Go to server

The Métamatic Research Initiative’s aim is to promote research on the topic of authorship and authenticity in artistic processes whereby both viewers and objects play a decisive role in the creation of the work. At the same time the Initiative strives to promote research that places Tinguely within his historical and the contemporary context.

The Métamatic Research Initiative plans to develop a wide range of activities to achieve its aims, both in artistic and academic fields. The goal is to produce a number of seminal works of art and groundbreaking academic research, both dealing with the issue of authorship, as well as the role of the object and of the viewer in contemporary art. We hope that this will ultimately lead to a better understanding of the importance of the Métamatic works, and bring about a lively exchange on the topic of authorship and artistic authenticity.

Monday, 24 May 2010

Reminder: Call for Entry - Visions in Clay

See original post here.

Entry Deadline: June 1, 2010
California, Stockton
August 26–September 23

LH Horton Jr Gallery, Delta Center for the Arts, San Joaquin Delta College
209-954-5507 | www.deltacollege.edu/div/finearts/dept/dca/gallery | gallery@deltacollege.edu

Sunday, 23 May 2010

CALL FOR ENTRIES: ART & BOOK

DEADLINE: AUGUST 31, 2010

International Juried Competition for Artists
Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY

OPEN Call for Artists! “ART & BOOK” An International Juried Competition for Artists. Work accepted in the following subject categories:

1) ARTISTS BOOKS: An “artists book” is a work of art, visual or conceptual in nature that refers to books or the idea of the book. It is not illustrations done for books. They are “objects (or sculpture) which have been inspired by, or heavily influenced by “the fetish-object known as book” (to quote Stan Bevington). They are “artists books” even though they don’t conform in all respects to some ten-point checklist of what makes a traditional book.” Richard Miller

To paraphrase an essay by Johnanna Drucker, an artist”s book is a work of art conceived and executed as a book and does not exist in any other form or format. It might use images, texts and any and all means of production ” photography, painting, drawing, collage, metalwork, stitching, beading, both handwork and machine driven.

2) FINE ART: PAINTINGS SCULPTURE ETC. THAT INCORPORATES THE CONCEPT OF THE BOOK:
Additionally, although they are not “Artists Books” as defined above:

3) ARTISTS SKETCH BOOKS

Work can be abstract, conceptual, surreal, visionary, any style. Looking for inspirational avant-garde submissions.

Entry Fee: $35 for up to three works ($5 extra for each additional work submitted) , send printouts, photos, CD”s or color Xeroxes. If accepted there is a processing and hanging fee of $15. Visit website for complete details and entry form: wahcenter.net

ART & BOOK, WAH CENTER
135 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 486-7372 or (718) 486-6012

Saturday, 22 May 2010

Call for entries: The Art of Applied Design

Deadline: July 15, 2010

Exhibit Dates: September 15 to December 1, 2010
Venue: Internet

The DHM Digital Gallery invites designers working in fiber, clay, wood, metal or glass and plastic to participate in The Art of Applied Design, an international juried competition. All submitted works must be functional objects commonly used within interior spaces, such as furnishings (hard or soft), utensils, fixtures, or containers. Objects must have been created between 2007 and 2010, and anything that is purely decorative is not eligible. Evaluation will be based upon uniqueness and creativity, craftsmanship, and quality of the submitted digital image. The online exhibit will include e-mail addresses of accepted artists to facilitate independent sales of work.

Fees are $25 for the first 2 objects, $10 for each additional object, no maximum number of entries. There will be Best of Show Recognition Awards in 5 media categories, and the juror will be June Gilliam Worthington.

Not eligible for submission are the fine arts (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.); objects that are purely decorative; works that are representative of functional objects but are not, themselves, functional; photography; video; architecture or architectural drawings; graphic designs; lighting designs (i.e., the projection of illumination in space); or functional objects not typically used within interior spaces.

For more information on this call for entry check out: http://ches.okstate.edu/dhm/gallery

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Callout TO: Jewellers, Ceramists, Glass Artists and Object makers

Since its inception in 2006, Gaffa Gallery has provided a creative space for emerging and established artists and designers. As an integral part of its move to Sydney’s CBD, Gaffa will open the

doors to a dedicated Jewellery and Object retail store.

At present we are looking for Jewellers, Ceramists, Glass Artists and Object makers to be represented in the retail store. We aim to showcase remarkable and exciting work, with a strong
emphasis placed on quality craftsmanship, innovation and interesting
design.

If you are interested in having your wares showcased in our retail outlet, feel free to tell us a little more about yourself and your practice.

Please provide the following:

  • A brief bio (200 words)
  • A ONE page CV
  • Images of your work (max 5 images)
  • Along with a word document of captions details (title, materials and retail prices).
  • NB. Please make sure the size of your attachments does not exceed a total of 1MB.
Contact: Zoe Brand at zoe@gaffa.com.au - 02 9283 4273

For more information about gaffa or the retail store please feel free to contact either Kelly Robson (Initiative Director) at kelly@gaffa.com.au or Zoe Brand (Retail
Manager) at
zoe@gaffa.com.au.


Gaffa

www.gaffa.com.au

PH: (+61) 02 9283 4273

281 Clarence Street, Sydney CBD, NSW 2000

Gallery hours Mon-Fri 11-6 Sat 11-5 Sun and Public Holidays closed

Monday, 17 May 2010

The Clunes Ceramics Award

Call for Enteries
Closing date: 23 July 2010

Ballarat Art Gallery Ballarat

Call for entries for The Clunes Ceramic Award is a national award, is now open to all artists. The Clunes Ceramics Award is an acquisition prize with the winning entry for 2010 becoming part of Art Gallery of Ballarat's permanent collection. The works of the 50 finalists will be exhibited in the historic town of Clunes at a variety of venues.

11 September to 3 October 2010

At a Glance

  • The Clunes Ceramics Award: $5,000
  • The People's Choice Award: $1,000
  • Shortlist of 50 finalists
  • All works are for sale
  • Entries close on Friday, 23rd July, 2010

See all the details here.

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Handled, ceramics by Chris Weaver

P.O. Box 34 Mittagong NSW 2575
phone: 02 4860 2083
fax: 02 4860 2081
www.sturt.nsw.edu.au

Visiting Artist Lecture - Candice Ring


Wednesday, May 19 | 12:00 noon
Ceramics Studio
Candice Ring’s visit is sponsored by the Ceramics Club.
There is no cost to attend the lecture – everyone is welcome.

“My passion for creating ceramic vessels stems from my reflection of the historical context from which they were inspired and the likeness of the imprint that they leave today. My pieces serve as a tool to initiate an experience of use, as a visual and functional language to connect with the user.”

Candice Ring received her BFA in Ceramics from the University of Manitoba, where she worked in a technical capacity for three years following graduation. Having sought out new and interesting opportunities, Candice accepted a position at Red Deer College in Red Deer, Alberta and worked in the ceramics department while maintaining her studio practice. She has exhibited nationally and internationally and has participated in residencies in Australia, the United States and Canada and has taught several workshops in Alberta and Manitoba. She is currently pursuing her MFA in Ceramics at Arizona State University.

School of Art
203 FitzGerald Building
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2
204.474.9367
umanitoba.ca/schools/art/

GUEST ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM: THE CLAY STUDIO

The Guest Artist-in-Residence program is open to any artist whose primary medium is clay.

Since 1992 the Clay Studio’s Guest Artist-in-Residence program has hosted artists from over thirty five countries including Anquilla, Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, The Czech Republic, England, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Sweden, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Wales, and the United States.

The Guest Artist-in-Residence Program provides:

  • a 12 x 12 ft. studio on The Clay Studio’s third floor
  • an apartment across the street
  • a materials and firing stipend of up to $200
  • and a $500 a month living stipend.

Residencies vary from 4 to 8 weeks, but both shorter and longer residencies have occurred to accommodate an artist’s schedule or to allow for a larger project. Some technical assistance is provided, but this program is designed for artists to work independently. MORE INFO >>

Please call Artistic Director Jeff Guido at 215.925.3453 x18 or email jeff@theclaystudio.org if you have any further questions about a residency at The Clay Studio.

Download an application [PDF, 49K]

Thursday, 13 May 2010

CALL FOR ENTRIES: THE ART OF APPLIED DESIGN

DEADLINE: JULY 15, 2010
DHM Digital Gallery | http://www.ches.okstate.edu/dhm/gallery

Designers working in fiber, clay, wood, metal or glass are invited to participate in this international juried competition. Submitted works must be functional objects commonly used within interior spaces. Purely decorative objects are ineligible.

The online exhibition will be on view from Sept. 15-Dec. 1, 2010 and will include e-mail addresses of accepted artists to facilitate their independent commercal interests. Prospectus and entry form are available online. E-mail questions to dhm.digital.gallery@okstate.edu

The Myers Gallery Upcoming calls for entry

Architecture in Clay
Show dates: July 24 – August 28, 2010

Throughout our history, ceramic elements have been used as an inspiration or vehicle to generate a critical structural element. Other architectural elements have also played an inspirational role for surface embellishment. Architecture in clay is about interpretation of an architectural element or form

Criteria for Architecture in Clay:
Architectural elements that are inspired by past, present and future events. Size limitation not to exceed 18”x18”.
Application/Submission Deadline: June 23, 2010

Click for Prospectus and application.

About the Juror, Kevin A. Myers
Kevin A. Myers, owner of The Myers Gallery received his MFA form Otis College of Art and Design and he is currently a professor at Orange Coast College.

Zoomorphism
Show dates: September 11 – October 9, 2010

Zoomorphism has been a recurrent and ubiquitous theme in ceramic art since the beginning of human creative expression - from Neolithic Chinese figures to pre-Columbian vessels, Egyptian deities, and contemporary ceramics.

Criteria for Zoomorphism:
The only criteria for submitted work is that references, or is inspired by, animals..
Application/Submission Deadline: August 13, 2010

Click for Prospectus and application.

About the Juror, Max Rain
Max Rain received his BFA in spatial art from San Jose State University, and is completing his MFA at UCLA. He has been working primarily with ceramics for over a decade, but has a long background in painting and illustration. His work is mainly representational, and takes the form of three-dimensional sculpture, or painted and incised imagery. He focuses on the fauna that have adapted to the urban environment, and the similarities between city-dwelling animals and the humans that share and shape their habitat.

Muddy's Wood Fire Classic (2nd Annual)
Show dates: November 4 - December 21, 2010

Criteria for Muddy's Wood Fire Classic:
Welcome to the 2nd Annual, Muddy’s Wood Fire Classic. All work submitted must be primarily fired with wood.
Application/Submission Deadline: October 15, 2010

Click for Prospectus and application.

About the T Robert & Jon Pacini
T Robert and Jon Pacini. T and Jon are considered masters of the wood fire process and have both conducted workshops throughout the United States. It is not just the dynamic surface design left on the pot but the communal nature of wood firing that intrigues both Jon and T.

For more details please visit their website.

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Roswitha Wulff + guest potters Neil Fenning & Peter Thompson Massive Pottery Sale

Sunday, May 16th ---------- 10 am - 6 pm
5 Underwood, Botany ----- Tel. 0432-521-470

How many women in Sydney own a wood splitter and sing at the opera house?
For the first time in six years well known Sydney potter Roswitha Wulff is offering her pot-
tery for sale at her Botany studio along with the works of guest potters Peter Thompson
from Kuranda and Neil Fenning of Sydney. The quantity of pottery available is massive
and the quality is top drawer ... electric, reduction and wood-fired processes are all repre-
sented.

As a result of years of creativity and experimentation a wide range of sublime functional
pottery including bowls, mugs, plates, and vases will be available, as well as Roswitha’s
unique modular wall pieces similar in concept to that commissioned by the St. Vincent’s
Hospital. Those familiar with Roswitha’s pottery will be excited by her new colours and
surfaces.

Peter Thompson’s sculptural vessels relating to his interest in folklore and the environment
are evidenced by his recent A. D. Gill pieces. The ash deposited by the wood-fired kiln en-
livens the surfaces of Peter’s ceramics as well as other pottery included in this exceptional
event.

When finished wood-firing her pottery, Roswitha Wulff will be singing ‘Songs for Shakespeare’ with fellow Sydney Philharmonic Festival Chorus members May 14th, and 15th at the Sydney Opera House.

For further information or higher resolution images are available at Tel 0432-521-470, or
from roswitha@ozemail.com.au

Call for entries - online competition - ART KUDOS

Entry Deadline: June 30, 2010

Art Kudos is an annual international juried competition that serves to recognize and honor excellence in the visual arts. Artists who are selected as finalists benefit from world-wide exposure in a year-long online exhibition (www.artkudos.com) and have the opportunity to win cash awards for their exemplary work.

A total of $4,500 will be awarded: Best of Show - $1,400; Second Place - $1100; Third Place - $750; Founder's Award of Distinction - $500; (3) Merit Awards - $250 each.

Each year a distinguished art professional is chosen to serve as juror of awards and to ensure a diverse range of perspectives and expertise. We are very pleased to have Mitchell Albala serving as juror of awards for the 2010 exhibition. Mitchell Albala teaches landscape painting at the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle. A respected and dedicated teaching artist for more than 20 years, he is best known for his atmospheric and semi abstract landscapes of the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. He has lectured on Impressionism at the Seattle Art Museum and written about landscape painting for American Artist Magazine. He is also the author of Landscape Painting: Essential Concepts and Techniques for Plein Air and Studio Practice, published by Watson-Guptill in 2009. As a professional artist he exhibits his paintings nationally and is represented by Lisa Harris Gallery in Seattle.

The Art Kudos competition is sponsored by Artshow.com, a company that offers web-based services and resources for artists and arts organizations.

Prospectus (Rules & Guidelines) »

Entry Form »

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Call for entry - It's Only Clay 2010

The Bemidji Community Art Center and the Bemidji State University Visual Arts Dept announce the 8th annual, It’s Only Clay National Juried Ceramics Competition and Exhibition.

This annual National juried ceramics competition and exhibition is a collaboration sponsored by the BCAC and Bemidji State University. IOC features a workshop on the campus of Bemidji State University by artist and potter Simon Levin, a community lecture and a juried exhibition of functional ceramics by the Bemidji Community Art Center on exhibit in Nov. and Dec. 2010.

2010 IOC Juror – Simon Levin

For more information about Simon go to www.woodfire.com.

IOC 2010 JURIED COMPETITION & EXHIBIT – WORKSHOP – LECTURE

Juried Exhibit at the Bemidji Community Art Center
The IOC 2010 exhibit is a juried competition focusing on, and dedicated to, functional clay vessels. Selected works will be a part of the exhibit at the BCAC from November 5th to December 18th, 2010. Prize money for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners equaling $1,600.00 and additional purchase awards for work going towards the Margaret Harlow Vessel Collection at BSU.

  • Guidelines: for submissions are outlined in the It’sOnly Clay – 2010 Prospectus
  • Deadline for submissions: all IOC 2010 Exhibit Application must be complete and postmarked September 3, 2010.
  • Application fee: $30.00 for 3 entries.
  • Exhibition Dates: November 5 through December 18, 2010
  • Opening Reception and Awards: November 5 from5 to 7 pm.

Awards - In 2010 there will be prize money for 1st place $800.00, 2nd place $500.00 and 3rd place $300.00 plus additional purchase awards will be made with work going towards the Margaret Harlow Vessel Collection at BSU .

“Throwing With The End In Sight” a Workshop with Simon Levin - this years day-and-ahalf workshop will be on the campus of Bemidji State University. Workshop dates are Thurs Nov 4th from 9am to 4pm and Friday, Nov 5th, from 9am to 12 noon. Find more information about the workshop and registration details, download the IOC 2010 Workshop Application . Fee for the 2010 IOC workshop is $25.

Simon Levin Lecture

The IOC Lecture will be on Wed, November 3rd at 7pm at the Headwaters School of Music and the Arts. The Lecture is free and open to the public.

Via Benidji Community Art Center

Monday, 10 May 2010

Where i've been hiding...


I realize it's been a while since I actually wrote anything on the blog other than calls for entry. So much for the new years resolution, I know. Since getting back from setting up and opening my exhibition in Quebec at Centre Materia, it's been a whirlwind of productivity around here.

See i signed myself up to do four sales in two months. I know not much for some market professionals, but for a novice like me, well there's been a learning curve to say the least. So i've been in the studio focusing on my more commercial line of functional wares. It's been a ton of fun though too.

Not too much to share in that vein, but if you haven't heard yet I'm heading off to Medicine Hat for a residency for the month of July and will be elbow deep in some more figurative pieces so keep your eyes peeled for that. I hope to do a bit more writing about process and technique and give you some behind the scenes glimpses as well.

In the meantime here's a few pics of the last kiln load of functional work ready for sale.

Object Gallery - Call for proposals

Entry Deadline: June 30, 2010
Australia , Surry Hills
Call for proposals for solo or small scale group exhibitions
July 2011–June 2012

Object Gallery, Australian Centre for Craft and Design
61 2 9361 4511 | www.object.com.au | k.ford@object.com.au

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Oooh another of my favorites and me with no time/money to get there...

DIANA FAYT
Nature on the Surface



June 4 - 6 | Friday - Sunday | 10AM - 4PM
$450 for a three day workshop

Using simple three dimensional forms students will explore composition and drawing on the form, taking into consideration all aspects of the three dimensional surface and not be limited by edges and boundaries. Diana’s daily demonstrations will include using molds to build simple forms, surface applications such as layering of slips and underglazes to create rich fields of color, drawing on and in the clay, the use of oxides, firing and tips and tricks to obtaining clean crisp lines in clay. Diana will also discuss and demonstrate other ceramic mediums and processes to create rich and interesting surfaces on your three dimensional forms, using things like cardboard letter stencils and old letterpress typeface, as well as how to transfer your images onto clay surfaces without sophisticated drawing skills. During her demonstrations, Diana will discuss elements of design, how to push the boundaries and see your pieces as limitless surfaces for expressing your visual ideas.

Details of workshop here.

Click here to view more of Diana’s work.

Ah Haa School Contact Info:

Physical Address:300 South Townsend Avenue, Telluride, Co 81435
Mailing Address:PO Box 1590, Telluride, Co 81435
Phone:970.728.3886
Fax:970.728.9709
Email:laura@ahhaa.org

Saturday, 8 May 2010

Call for entry - The Marge Brown Kalodner Graduate Student Exhibition

Applications must be postmarked on or before Friday, May 21, 2010

The Clay Studio will host The Sixth Annual Marge Brown Kalodner Graduate Student Exhibition from July 2 through August 1, 2010. It is open to any student currently enrolled in a Graduate Program or graduating from a Graduate Program in 2010. Works may be mixed media, but clay must be the primary medium. We encourage submissions from artists working in all types of and approaches to clay, as our primary goal is to represent the exciting diversity within this medium.

The premise for this exhibition is to identify young artists whose work is deserving of attention, to provide a forum for both the exhibition and sale of their work, and to introduce the ceramics community to this next generation of talented individuals.

Three cash prizes in the amounts of $1000.00, $500.00, and $250.00 will be awarded.

Application Process

A complete application will include the following:

  • a completed application form [PDF, 95K] in hard copy
  • A disc containing the following: Up to six digital image .jpeg files featuring no more than three pieces maximum. You may include one detail image or an additional view per piece for a maximum total of six images. The images must be of the pieces to be included in the exhibition, no exceptions. Images must be .jpeg files at 72 dpi, with the image's longest dimension not exceeding 700 pixels. Each image should be labeled as follows: imagenumberyourfirstinitialandlastname.jpeg, Example: 1jdoe.jpeg, 2jdoe.jpeg, etc.
  • a corresponding image list in both hard copy and as a word document saved to your disc that includes the following: image number, title, medium, size, and date.
  • Your current resume in both hard copy and as a word document saved to your disc.
  • Your current artist statement in both hard copy and as a word document saved to your disc.
  • All applications must be postmarked on or before May 21, 2010

NO DISCS WILL BE RETURNED AND NOTIFICATION WILL BE MADE VIA EMAIL.

Selection Process

Works will be judged by a three member jury. Notification will be no later than June 9, 2010. Selected work must be shipped to The Clay Studio to arrive no later than June 25, 2010. All work selected for inclusion in this exhibition must be available for sale. The Clay Studio provides an invitation, mailing, press coverage, and will host an opening reception. TCS will also pay for the return shipment of any unsold work and shall receive a 50% commission for all work sold.

Please call Artistic Director Jeff Guido at 215.925.3453 x18 or email jeff@theclaystudio.org if you have any further questions.


215-925-3453 | www.theclaystudio.org | info@theclaystudio.org

Friday, 7 May 2010

Call for Entry... “Clay Sandwich Interpreted”

“Clay Sandwich” What kind of image comes to mind? Celadon glazed porcelain “cucumber sandwich”? Chicago’s famous Italian Beef made with as much attention to detail as the real thing (only out of earthenware)? Show us what is in your head! Clay Sandwich Interpreted will be an exhibit of sculptural work based on the artist’s interpretation of the term “Clay Sandwich” It will be held in conjunction with ClaySandwich the Sale. Mixed media is welcome as long as the primary medium is clay. Work must be 6” or less in any dimension.

Entries are limited to one per artist. Up to 3 views of the work will be accepted. Email raw digital images to gallery@CenterStreetClay.com. An artist’s statement, resume and $30 jury fee is required payable by check or money order postmarked by July 23, 2010 to: Clay Sandwich Interpreted, Center Street Clay, 218 West Center Street, Sandwich, Il 60548

July 23, 2010: Payment postmark deadline.

July 30, 2010: Resume & Images due by midnight via email.

August 20, 2010: Artists notified of jury’s decision

More Details on their website here.

Call for entry - Soda Salt National 10

Soda Salt National V prospectus
A Juried exhibition by Julia Galloway
Submissions due: May 28th 2010

The Clay Studio of Missoula Gallery
406-543-0509 | www.theclaystudioofmissoula.org | info@theclaystudioofmissoula.org

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Curatorial Call for Entries - The Clay Studio

Submissions must be POSTMARKED by June 1, 2010

Exhibition idea? No space? The Clay Studio is now accepting proposals for group or thematic Exhibitions. The premise for this program is to provide an individual or individuals the opportunity to develop a show idea from conception to fruition, with the support of the Gallery staff of The Clay Studio.

The Clay Studio will provide:
  • gallery space (either 365 sq. ft. or 560 sq. ft.)
  • an invitation, mailing, and press coverage
  • an opening reception
  • costs for the return shipment of exhibited work.
A $500.00 honorarium will also be provided to the curator or curators of the exhibition.

Submission Process

No slides accepted for review, ONLY DIGITAL IMAGES.
  • a 1-page curator's statement detailing the premise of the exhibition and its pertinence to contemporary ceramics in hard copy
  • the curators resume in hard copy
  • a disc with 2 images of each artist represented within the exhibition. Images must be .jpeg files at 72 dpi, with the image's longest dimension not exceeding 700 pixels. Each image should be labeled as follows: imagenumberyourfirstinitiallastname.jpeg, Example: 1jdoe.jpeg, 2jdoe.jpeg, etc.
  • A corresponding image list with artist name, title, medium, size and year created in hard copy

NO DISCS WILL BE RETURNED AND NOTIFICATION WILL BE MADE VIA EMAIL.

Individuals may submit only one proposal for consideration.

Return Application to:
Curator
The Clay Studio
139 North Second Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Selection Process

The selection process will be based on the originality and quality of the submission and will be chosen by the Exhibitions Committee of The Clay Studio. The selected proposal will be programmed during the 2011 - 2012 exhibition season. The curator or curators selected will be notified by September 1, 2010.

Please call Artistic Director Jeff Guido at 215.925.3453 x18 or email jeff@theclaystudio.org if you have any further questions.

215-925-3453 | www.theclaystudio.org | info@theclaystudio.org

Call for entry - UN-WEDGED

North American Ceramic Competition and Art Show

November 4 - 30

UN-WEDGED seeks contemporary ceramic work, both functional and sculptural, that is exceptional in concept and execution. The use of other media is acceptable as long as ceramics is the principle vehicle of expression. The show is open to all artists living in the United States, Canada and Mexico. All work submitted must have been completed within the last two years.



important show dates
Sep 1 Receipt of digital images
Sep 17 Notifications mailed to artists
Oct 29 Receipt of work
Nov 4 Show opens
Nov 6 Gala reception
Nov 30 Exhibition closes. Work returned.

All work will be judged by digital images. Images must be of the actual work. Digital images should be jpg or tiff format and at least 1024x768 pxels minimum. Image files should be labeled with the artist’s name and a number that corresponds with the information on the entry form (e.g. Voulkos #2). Images of accepted work may be used for publicity.

submission guidelines Online submissions are preferred (either via email or our online application form), but we will also accept mailed applications. Email your application to us at unwedged@potterynorthwest.org. Remember to include the following information in your application.
    • artist’s name
    • e-mail
    • phone
    • address
    • title of piece
    • size of piece (hxwxd)
    • method/materials/techniques
    • date completed
    • retail price)
Note: up to 3 images may be submitted for each application.
    • name of image#1 - we suggest a macro view w/ optional notes
    • name of image#2 - we suggest a detail view w/ optional notes
    • name of image#3 - optional alternate view w/ optional notes

Otherwise, you can send submissions on CDs via mail to:

    Pottery Northwest
    UN-WEDGED
    226 1st Avenue North
    Seattle WA 98109

See their website for all the details.

Call for entry - Ashes to Art

Ashes to Art 2010 Banner
(L-R) Jim Remington (2008), Jaclyn Davidson (2003), Komelia Honeja Okim (2003),
Ranna McNeil (2001, 2003, 2006, 2008), Darin Montgomery (2006, 2008), Michiko Shimoda (2003, 2008)


Gallery & Online Exhibition Opens: October 23, 2010
Gallery Exhibition Closes: December 18, 2010
People's Choice Award Announced: December 19, 2010
Online Exhibition Concludes: October 23, 2011
Venue: Art Honors Life® | The Gallery at FUNERIA
Graton, Sonoma County, California


Download Prospectus & Rules of Entry

The Call for Artist Entries is now open for FUNERIA's 5th biennial international Ashes to Art® competition to present the most original and superbly crafted contemporary funerary urns and personal memorial art being made by artists and designers today. The exhibition opens with a catered reception under a full moon on Saturday, October 23, 2010 at Art Honors Life®--FUNERIA's Northern California gallery. The exhibition will also be presented online to engage registered site visitors in voting for a People's Choice Award-winning work.

The competition is open to artists and design teams worldwide working in all sculptural media. Eminently qualified jurors will choose finalists from digital entries that demonstrate new, original, evocative, beautifully crafted objects that are intended to contain all, or a portion, of an individual's cremated remains, or that can otherwise be used to celebrate a unique life. A Best of Show cash award, additional cash and non-cash prizes will be selected. A printed catalogue will be available. Additional rules and opportunities are described in the downloadable Prospectus. The entry processing fee is $45 for 1-3 entries. Two additional detail images per entry are allowed at no cost. An online entry process will be added to FUNERIA's website in the next several weeks. Mail-in entries can be posted anytime up to the August 9, 2010 deadline. Questions should be emailed to arthonorslife@funeria.com.

Art Honors Life® | The Gallery at FUNERIA
2860 Bowen St. #1
Graton, California 95444
www.funeria.com
arthonorslife@funeria.com


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Saturday, 1 May 2010

Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation Canadian arts and crafts Grant

Deadline to apply: June 1

The Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation was registered in 1988 to provide knowledge, participation in and appreciation of Canadian arts and crafts and their importance in the cultural heritage of Canada. The spirit of the grant is to provide seed money to as many visual artists and crafts people in Canada as possible. The annual deadline is June 1. Consideration will be given to each proposal on its own merit of project, scope and budget. Grants not to exceed $500.00.

For a complete application form contact: Sheila Mackay Dick, 3107 Rothesay Rd, Rothesay, NB, E2E 5V3 Sheila Mackay Dick
Phone: (506) 847-5322 Fax: (506) 849 1881