Sunday, 31 October 2010

New video - How to Make Your Own Hand-Drawn Screens for Screen Printing on Clay

by Paul Andrew Wandless

I can't embed the video so you'll have to jump over to here to see it.

Artist talk and demonstration - Julie York @ University of Manitoba

Julie York’s work deals with complex themes – means of processing information, cognition and recognition, how one sees and perceives objects – issues typically not explored within the ceramics medium. She is one of a handful of young makers currently redefining the use of clay in sculptural work and her efforts have been recognized. York received the Pew Fellowship in the Arts in 2007, the Independence Foundation Fellowship in 2006 and two Creative Production Grants from the Canada Council for the Arts.

Julie York is an Assistant Professor of Visual Arts and Material Practice at Emily Carr University, where she teaches in the Ceramics Department. She received her BFA from Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in 1996 and her MFA from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2000. Subsequently she has held fellowships and residencies at the Clay Studio in Philadelphia and at the International Ceramic Research Centre, Guldagergaard, in Skaelskor, Denmark.

Models, Mold Making & Casting Techniques Demonstrations
Monday, November 8, 2010 | 9 am - 4 pm
Tuesday, November 9, 2010 | 9 am - noon

Conflation of Object and Image
Lecture Monday, November 8, 2010 | 7:00 pm

All events:
Ceramics Studio University of Manitoba
School of Art
203 FitzGerald Building
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB
R3T 2N2

Portage Ceramic Awards

8 October 2010 – 5 December 2010

Multi-award winning ceramicist, teacher, writer, reviewer and ex-director of the JamFactory, Stephen Bowers is thrilled to be judging the Portage Ceramic Awards this year, he brings an experienced and practiced eye to the role.

As in previous years, the selection of finalist works was a two-stage process. Stephen has made his final selection from submitted works. The following works have been selected for the exhibition and awards. Brendan Adams, The Higgs Ocean
Greg Barron, Fertility Vessel
Renee Boyd, Life and Time 1
Carol Brent, Light Switch Series
Annette Bull, 2 milk and 1 cream
Georgina Caulton, Meet the Family
Peter Collis, 23 Ovoids
Julie & Peter Collis, Headrest
Ann Crane, Fragile, handle with Care #1, Fragile, handle with Care #2
Anna Crichton, Mr & Mrs Kahu & Ms Falconer
Todd Douglas, Sea Secret, Solar Storm
Phillipa Durkin, Sons of the Sea who dragged wealth to the land
Kate Fitzharris, Some things for the making
Melissa Ford, Re(collection)
Darryl Frost, Dazagama Big vase
Grancy Fu, The Song of Life, White Landscape
Kirsty Gardiner, Secrets A Jar
Rhonda Jameson, Kai Time
Chuck Joseph, After the Goldrush
Sang Sool Shim & Keum Sun Lee, One Spring Day
Meiling Lee, S.A.M.E. S.A.M.E.
Simon Leong, co-operation & compromise
Paul Maseyk, Pottery is a mug's game
Ann McIver, Untitled (skull & Void)
Nicola McLaren, My Little Pony
Michael Michaels, Look I
Judy Newton, Willow Pattern tea-set
Elise O'Neill, Eat Your Colours; Natures Candy
Kristy Palleson, Boxes
Cate Pates, Lucent spirit vessels
Robin Ranga, CC:BP/BP Catastrophic Consequences: (on Behalf of People to Birdlife I voice my Protest)
Robert Rapson, Around the World on Southern cross
Elena Renker, 3 Shino Tea Bowls
Louise Rive, Sisters in the Park
Darryl Robertson, Anzac Southern Cross
Charlie Seakins, Readymade 25
Rebecca Shawyer, Occupational Hazard
Duncan Shearer, Albarelli
Fiona Sutherland, Black Sheep Dreaming
Fiona Tunnicliffe, Alice and the Red Queen
Ann Verdcourt, Group with a Morandi Bottle
Helen Yau, Andante T Premier Award Kirsty Gardiner, Secrets a Jar
Merit Award Greg Barron, Fertility Vessel Georgina Caulton, Meet the Family Kate Fitzharris, Some things for the making Melissa Ford, Re(collection) Rhonda Jameson, Kai Time Duncan Shearer, Albarelli Peoples Choice Award Open to all finalists, will be drawn at the close of the exhibition. Make your nomination in the Gallery. Peter Gregory has blogged this event:

via Lopdell House Gallery

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Workshop - Image Transfer On Clay

Workshop by Paul Andrew Wandless

November 6 & 7, 2010 (Sat./Sun)
10am -3pm

This Workshop will be an introduction to various images transfer techniques for clay. Monoprinting, screening, stenciling, embossing and relief printing onto plaster and clay slabs will be the techniques covered. How to create custom images in screens, linoleum and stencils will be demonstrated as well so participants will be able to make their own printing tools.
Images and designs will be used as a means of personal expression to create the compositions during the workshop. The surfaces will be used as a canvasses for exploration of printed imagery, design, pattern, color and text. The hand building technique used will be soft slab and slump molds to create a variety of forms for imags and designs. Multiple layers of color and images will be created using AMACO underglazes. Discussions on color theory, perspective and principles of design will also be a part of the workshop to aid in the creation of well executed compositions and designs. All levels of experience welcomed.

Wayne Art Center

413 Maplewood Ave
Wayne, PA 19087

The 9th International Ceramics Competition Mino, Japan

Entry Deadline: January 10, 2011
Japan, Tajimi City

open to work created in the last three years
International Ceramics Festival Mino
81-572-22-4111 | |

Friday, 29 October 2010

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Call for Exhibition Proposals - Anderson Ranch Arts Center

Call for Entries/Exhibition Opportunities at Anderson Ranch - deadline November 15, 2010
Anderson Ranch is accepting applications for exhibition proposals for artists to show their work in our Gideon Gartner and Hansen Galleries. The Gideon Gartner Gallery showcases experimental and site-specific artwork. The Hansen Gallery, located on our first floor, is open to a wide range of exhibition possibilities. Each exhibition will feature a single artist or artist collaborative and will showcase the Ranch’s long history of creating dynamic and ground-breaking work.

Exhibition Dates:
December 6, 2010 – February 25, 2011 and March 14 – May 15, 2011

Deadline for submitting work:
The deadline for submitting a proposal for any of these opportunities is November 15, 2010

Exhibition Guidelines:
All artists, individuals or collaborations are welcome and invited to submit a proposal. We encourage proposals from across the diverse spectrum of the visual arts.

Gideon Gartner Gallery is located on the third floor of the Dows Barn administration building directly above the Patton-Malott Gallery. The space is 308 inches long x 210 inches wide (minus a 62” x 52” stairwell opening). The gallery has one wall 308 inches long x 94 inches high that is used to display artwork. Please see attached gallery floor plan for more detailed description of the space.

The Julia and Edward Hansen Gallery is located on the first floor of the Dows Barn administration building in our primary circulation area. The gallery has one wall 144 inches long x 90 inches high that is used to display artwork.

If selected, artists will be responsible for the installation and de-installation of their exhibition during the scheduled dates listed above and must return the exhibition space to the condition in which they found it. The artist is responsible for the cost of shipping the artwork to and from Anderson Ranch Arts Center.

Artists are allowed to make their work available for sale, and the commission split is 60% artist/ 40% Anderson Ranch Arts Center. Anderson Ranch will process all sales and payment and will send the artist their commission share.

Visit the Artists' Opportunities page on the Ranch website for submission details and more information.

Or contact Paul Collins with any questions at or by phone at 970-923-3181 ext 236.

Anderson Ranch Arts Center

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

History of the bottle kiln

find it here.

Red Lodge Clay Center Residency Opportunities

In order to suit the needs of a variety of artists and maintain an atmosphere of momentum and diversity, the Red Lodge Clay Center offers two residency options. Year-long residencies run from September 1st through August 15th. Short-term, proposal based residencies ranging from one to eight weeks, are considered from October 1st through July 31st. Please submit separate applications if applying for both residency options.

The year-long residency is ideal for committed individuals in transition from post baccalaureate studies to graduate school, as well as those pursuing the development of professional artistic careers. Self-directed ceramic artists searching for the time, space and resources needed to explore new ideas and create new work will enjoy the rural mountainous setting. Accepted residents will be provided with studio space, housing, utilities, and a monthly stipend in exchange for twenty hours of work per week at the Clay Center. Responsibilities will include assisting in the retail operation of the gallery, teaching community clay classes, as well as cleaning and maintenance of the studio and gallery. Residents will be responsible for personal living expenses, as well as all material and firing expenses.
The application deadline is February 1st.

The short-term residency is ideal for the ceramic artist who is working to complete a special project requiring one to eight weeks’ time. Accepted short-term residents are provided with studio space and 24 hour access to the studio. Fully furnished apartments are available for $350.00 per month or a prorated basis congruent with the scheduled residency. Short-term residents will be responsible for personal living expenses, as well as all material and firing expenses.
The application deadline is January 1st for residency proposals running March 1st through July 31st. The application deadline is August 1st for residency proposals running October 1st through February 28th.

The Red Lodge Clay Center welcomes applications from ceramic artists who will thrive working as a team, in a community minded atmosphere.

Some pics from the Role Play exhibition. (finally)

See more about this show here.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Ilan Sinai: Sensuous tableware.

"Israeli designer ilan sinai explores tableware as more than just a platform for food to be served in. through his 'sensual tableware' collection, sinai includes tableware a part of the sensory experience of eating and enjoying a meal, by making it 'active'. the project offers a menu of three families entitled: 'senses', '20-40-10 (%)' and 'channels and drainages' which are each completed by a first course, main course and dessert plate."


SUNY New Paltz Vacancy External Posting (Faculty)

Applications are invited for consideration for appointment to the following position:

Department: Art Department

Budget Title: Assistant/Associate Professor

Local Title: Assistant/Associate Professor of Art Ceramics

Posting Date: October 25, 2010

Salary Level: TBD

Duties: The State University of New York at New Paltz Art Department seeks an Assistant /Associate Professor of Ceramics.

Full-time tenure-track (10 month) position, typical teaching load of 18 credits (6 courses) per academic year, as well as advising, departmental and university committee service, continuing professional activity/scholarly research. Active scholarship, committed teaching, and service on standing department and college committees is expected and required for tenure. The Art Department Chair position is filled by tenured faculty through a three-year rotation: candidates must be willing to accept the possibility of these responsibilities in the future.

Specific teaching includes the courses Basic Ceramics, Ceramic Materials, Ceramic Sculpture, Design and Production, Clay and Glaze Materials, Contemporary Issues in Clay, and graduate Ceramics coursework.

The Ceramics program serves students in the Master of Fine Arts program and students in the Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Science in Visual Arts, and Bachelor of Science in Art Education programs.

Ceramics at SUNY New Paltz is an expansive program that regards and embraces tradition as well as change in formats, material exploration and content. The program seeks to inform the students in a progressive, cross-disciplinary way in areas of new process and digital media explorations. It encourages critical studies and writing within the context of a traditional, materials-based ceramics curriculum. There is desire to expand the depth of critical thinking, writing and publishing in the field; this position provides an opportunity to enhance the program in this direction.

Qualifications: Candidate should possess an MFA in Studio with a specialization or concentration in the field of Ceramics. The candidate must have the ability and interest to develop coursework related to ceramics techniques, technology, design; and seminars in graduate and undergraduate art and conceptual theory related to the field of Ceramics. Demonstrated proficiency in a wide range of ceramic traditional and contemporary techniques and technology is essential. Knowledge in the areas of contemporary and digital techniques and technologies, material exploration, clay and glaze design. Knowledge of and experience in critical writing in Ceramics is desirable.

Contact Information: Please note Search # F10-22 on all materials submitted. Applicants should include: cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, examples of scholarly and artistic work, examples of student work, three sample syllabi, transcript showing highest degree, and names and full contact information of three references.

Application Submission:
Electronic application submissions: Applications may be submitted electronically in two .pdf files (each no larger than 20 MB)
The first file should be called “LastName_appl.pdf” and include the following application materials:
1. Cover letter, including full contact information for three references
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Teaching philosophy
4. Transcript showing highest degree earned

The other file should be called “LastName_portf.pdf” and include the portfolio:
5. Ten examples of scholarly and/or artistic work
6. Examples of three course outlines and 10 examp

Deadline: Applications accepted until position is filled; priority given to applications received by 12/10/10.

Other important information about this vacancy: We especially encourage applications from individuals who can bring diverse cultural and ethnic perspectives and experiences to the campus and who can advise and mentor all members of our diverse student body.

SUNY New Paltz is a highly selective, public college that is recognized regionally for the strength of its academic programs. It is located in the beautiful Hudson River Valley with easy access to New York City and other nearby recreational and cultural amenities. The Art Education program, with over 200 undergraduate majors, also oversees a summer-intensive master’s program.

The State University of New York at New Paltz is an AA/EOE/ADA employer

Federal law and regulations require notice to all prospective employees regarding crimes that have occurred on campus in the current three year period. Please refer to the University Police Web site for the complete Annual Security Report (“Clery Report”) at

link to job posting

The Grolleg Situation - Slipcast-The Ceramics Blog

To calm your fears:

The Grolleg Situation - Slipcast-The Ceramics Blog

Monday, 25 October 2010

Geoffrey Mann : Cross-fire series

"mann's 'cross-fire' series utilizes the possibilities digital technology offers to examine the intangible characteristic of the spoken word. the work investigates the unseen effect of the sound of speech, focusing on an audio excerpt of a domestic argument, sampled from the film 'american beauty' (1999)."

"the inensity of the argument's sound waves are digitally mapped and materialized using rapid prototyping and then the forms are cast in a range of materials. each object encapsulates a momentary emotion of the argument. the once-static tabletop forms are deformed into objects of unseen familiarity. "

'cross-fire series' were exhibited as part of lab craft at during london design festival 2010.

via Designboom

Happy International Artist Day!

via link

Monday Morning eye candy - Simon Zsolt Jozsef

Sunday, 24 October 2010



Osaka, Japan 5420081

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Where I'll be selling stuff next weekend, stop by to say hi!

via CFCR

"Fall has fell here in Saskatoon, and with the new season comes great new events being put on by your community radio station! We're really excited to present to you the very first CFCR Community Radio Craftacular, taking place October 29th & 30th at Grace Westminster United Church basement.

What the devil is a "Craftacular," you ask? Well, we wanted to highlight all the great crafters and artisans from right here in Saskatoon and area, so we thought we'd get a bunch of them together in a sort of alternative craft fair. You'll find all sorts of goodies, from jewelry to ceramics to knitting to books to framed art to knicks, knacks and paddy whacks. It will be a great one-stop for all your early holiday shopping. And, since it's in a church basement, we thought what better food to serve than perogies from the fine folks at local Saskatoon perogy maker Baba's? You'll surely smell the delicious sauteed onions as soon as you come down the stairs, so be sure to get yourself a plate. There will also be beverages, muffins from Earthbound Bakery and other delicious desserts available.

The whole thing starts on Friday, October 29th from 5-9pm and picks up again on Saturday the 30th, from 9am-8pm, closing early enough for all the kids to go trick-or-treating! Admission is FREE and there will be door prizes and a 50/50 draw, so you might come out ahead just for attending!

Vendor space is almost full, but if you are interested in participating as a seller, email our Program Director, Jay Allen at for more information."

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Surface + Form: Traditions and Innovations

PC Name Plate | Potters Council

SURFACE + FORM | Traditions and Innovations
January 28-30, 2011
Cincinnati, Ohio
Hosted by Funke Fired Arts

Register | Schedule of Events | Presenter Information

Space is Limited
Deadline to SAVE $75 ends December 5, 2010

Register Now

Let your distinctive style emerge

Tradition and innovation are central to all artists' work. Take a little of one, add generous amounts of the other, based on individual preference, and distinctive styles emerge. In this conference, presenters share the styles and techniques they've developed, and attendees will get a chance to try them out to see which ones might work for them. Don't miss this opportunity to learn varied approaches to creating engaging surfaces and forms.

Space is Limited
Register today for SURFACE + FORM

Featured Artists:

Meredith Host, Tammy Marinuzzi, Rene Murray,
Jeremy Randall, Ellen Shankin and gwendolyn yoppolo

Meredith Host, Presenter Pottes CouncilTammy Marinuzzi, presenter Potters CouncilRene Murray, presenter Pottes Council

Jeremy Randall, presenter Potters CouncilEllen Shankin, presenter Potters Councilgwendolyn yoppolo, presnter Potters Council

Keynote Artist: Tom Unzicker

Tom unzicker, Presenter Potters Council

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What you'll learn . . .

  • Add depth of pattern to your work using the following surface decoration: underglazes and slip for trailing, Thermofax screen printing, paper and vinyl stencils and homemade iron oxide decals in three-firing process.
  • Work with soft thin slabs to build functional and sculptural forms.
  • Learn how to use templates, altering and darting.
  • Experiment with sgraffitio, sprigging, slip trailing.
  • Learn how to apply stains, oxide washes and terra sigillata to build layers.
  • Discover the technique of inlaying one type of clay into a slab of another type of clay to create a decorative surface.
  • Find out how to use templates in the construction of architecturally inspired forms.
  • Obtain technical information regarding the use of terra sigillata as a finish and the application of patina finish using a number of non-glaze ceramic materials.
  • Techniques and concepts of glaze chemistry will be discussed.
  • Special considerations for working with porcelain to avoid cracking and warping will be addressed as the artist builds composite forms through throwing, hand building, and molding various elements.
  • Wet altering, pinching and coiling, leather hard forming, stiff shaping, and erosive techniques will be covered.
  • And much more!

Saturday and Sunday Presenter Demonstrations
The schedule is set-up so that attendees can pick and choose which classes to attend over the two day event. Attendees will sign-up during Friday and/or Saturday morning registration. Attendees will be asked to choose one presenter for AM and PM for Saturday and Sunday. Each attendee will see four of the six presenters.

Special Vendor Exhibition Friday, Saturday and Sunday
We're excited to showcase the SURFACE + FORM sponsors during the Friday night reception. If you have a question, they will have the answer. The sponsors will be available starting Friday night through lunch on Sunday. Be sure to stop by and see them.

6060 Guion Road
Indianapolis, IN 46254-122
(800) 374-1600
(317) 244-6871

Clay Alliance
PO Box 9363
Cincinnati, Ohio 45209

Laguna Clay Company/California
14400 Lomitas Avenue
City of Industry, CA 91746
(800) 4-LAGUNA or (800) 452-4862
Your local distributor:

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Hilliard, Ohio 43026
(614) 675-2018

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

ai weiwei: sunflower seeds at the tate modern - video

The other day I posted an article link to the incredible Tate project by Ai Weiwei.
It brought about a bunch of interesting discussion in the comments and Steve Grimmer (thank you Steve!) was kind enough to post a link to this video of the project, which I figured I should post here so that you don't miss it.

Saturday, 16 October 2010

OPENING TODAY - The Makings, a group exhibition of ceramics

John Chalke - Gumbo Slip

An evolving exhibition, works by a changing progression of ceramic artists.

This group exhibition of ceramic works will feature a changing progession of ceramic artists. The show is an evolution, featuring established senior gallery artists, a selection of innovative mid-career, and emerging individuals.

Ceramic artists will include John Chalke, Barbara Tipton, Bradley Keys, Les Manning, Fran Cuyler, Neil Liske, Ed Bamiling, Sean Kunz, Katrina Chaytor, Priscilla Janes, Aaron Nelson, Jenn Demke, Robin Dupont, and more throughout the month of October. In addition, historic works by Luke Lindoe and Walter Drohan will round out the exhibition

Reception with artists in attendance, Saturday, October 16, 2-5

Willock and Sax Gallery

Friday, 15 October 2010

Call for Potters' Plates to support CERF

The Mary Lou Zeek Gallery, located in Salem OR, is looking for potters to donate a plate to their "Hundred Artists" show. The proceeds will go to CERF+, so the organization can continue their fantastic work helping craft artists deal with crises.

Some of the details:

  • plates should be approximately 12 inches in diameter
  • accepted work will be on display in the gallery and online at their site for the month of February, 2011
  • donated plates will be for sale through a silent auction
  • in conjunction with the show, the gallery will create a "100 Artists Show" book, including an image of each piece and an artist's statement

For more information, email the gallery at: zeekgallery (at) qwestoffice (dot) net.

A site 2 see friday - Grooveshark

Since we all need good tunes in the studio to keep us awake, energetic and's site to see is music related. Enjoy.


Thursday, 14 October 2010

Call for entry: International Ceramic Competition - Korea

The Korea Ceramic Foundation(KOCEF) will present the International Ceramix Competition with a new vision as the main event of the Gyeonggi International Ceramix Biennale 2011, which will be held for 30 days from September 24 to October 23, 2011. We look forward to full participation and support from ceramic artists from all over the world, established and emerging, who will lead the creative future of ceramics in the 21st century.

Categories for Entries
  • Ceramics for Use :
    Ceramic works that are applicable to everyday use that will contribute to artistic and industrial development of ceramics.
  • Ceramics as Expression :
    Pure formative art using diverse ceramic techniques and materials imbued with modern sense. In this category are ceramic sculptures, installations, and conceptual art, etc.
  • Traditional Folk Ceramics :
    Works that show ceramic traditions and unique cultures in different regions of the world, while making harmony and developing with modern aesthetic sense

  • Open to ceramic artists the world over.
  • Works by individuals or by groups may be submitted.
    ※ Ceramic works mixed with other genres or that are collaborations with other genres may be submitted.
  • One person or group may submit up to three entries, regardless of categories.


There is no specific theme. Entrants are free to express their innovative and original ideas that will contribute to the development of the ceramic industry and ceramic art.

Application Procedure
  • Submission of Images for Preliminary Screening : January 10 ~ February 28, 2011
  • Announcement of Preliminary Screening : March 29, 2011
  • Submission of Actual Works for Final Selection : Korea) April 20 ~ April 27, 2011 / Overseas) April 20 ~ May 25, 2011
  • Announcement of Final Selection : June 23, 2011

For Inquiries
  • Korea Ceramic Foundation, Biennale Secretariat
  • Tel: +82 31 631 6501 / 645 0685 | Fax: +82 31 631 1614
  • Webpage : | E-mail : (※ Inquiries may be made by fax or e-mail. )
More details here.

ai weiwei: sunflower seeds at the tate modern

all porcelain, all handmade. awesome.
via Designboom

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Upcoming exhibitions for Noel O'Connell and Jasna Sokolovic

'uninhibited messages'
collaborative work with "these gray days"
october 14 - october 28, 2010
opening on october 14 at 5pm with artists present

1590 Laurier Est.

'fragments and patterns'

collaborative work with "these gray days"

october 19-31,2010
distill gallery
55 mill street #47
the distillery district

Definite must sees if you're in the area. Also Check out more about these artists here.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Anderson Ranch Arts Center Continues to Expand Year-round Workshops, Artist Opportunities & Studio Access

Snowmass Village, CO – Anderson Ranch Arts Center is pleased to announce its continued efforts to offer expanded year-round educational programs, artists’ opportunities and studio access. New and expanded programming include the second year of Fall and Spring Weekend Workshops, January Studio Immersive and increased Artists’ Opportunities which includes call for entries for exhibitions, studio rentals, private lessons, open studios, equipment and facility collaboration and rental and portfolio review.

These innovative programs complement the robust Summer Workshops program for which the Ranch is most recognized and were conceived with the purpose of increasing year-round access to the Ranch’s talented artistic staff, state-of-the-art facilities and open and supportive community and campus.


Weekend Workshops will be offered on the first weekend of every month in the fall: October, November, December and in the spring: February, March & April. Available in a wide spectrum of disciplines for artists of all levels these affordable one- and two-day workshops are taught by our amazing staff of artists. Most classes are open to all levels, so the program is equally suitable for the professional artist as for the novice who has always wanted to try their hand at art making or to experiment with a new medium or technique. The purpose is to stimulate the creative mind at any level of skill or experience.

November 6-7
WOODWORKING: Woodturning: Bowls
CERAMICS: Color in Clay - Monoprints on Clay
PHOTO/DIGITAL: Introduction to Final Cut Pro
PAINTING: The Collaborative Still Life
SCULPTURE: Mold Making
December 4-5
WOODWORKING: Techniques with Milk Paint: Exploring Color and Texture on Wood (Dec 4 only)
PAINTING & DRAWING: Making and Caring for Large-scale Drawings
PHOTO/DIGITAL: Digital Montage in Photoshop CS5
CERAMICS: Decorating Dinnerware
PRINTMAKING: Linocuts for Beginners

The 2011 Spring Weekend Workshops schedule is available at


Anderson Ranch is proud to announce another major program initiative—the three-week January Studio Immersive. In its second year, this program is designed as a mix between the Artists’ Residencies and our Workshops programs. Approximately 30 students (accepted via juried review) will receive a generous studio and access to every technical facility on the Ranch. This is an incredible opportunity to pursue interdisciplinary study with the assistance of the Ranch's artistic staff, as well as critical dialog with visiting critics.

Participants will be encouraged to diversify their practice and explore the broad array of mediums including painting/drawing, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, woodworking/furniture design, film and digital photography and new media.

Visiting critics from some of the best MFA programs will be present to provide critical and professional advice to every participant. The 2011 Studio Immersive critics will include David Humphrey and Charles Long. Previous visiting artists/critics at Anderson Ranch include Judy Pfaff, Stephan Westfall, Polly Apfelbaum, Brian Toll, Mala Iqbal and Sanford Biggers.

The January Studio Immersive runs January 3-21, 2011.

For more details on the January Studio Immersive program, to download an application, or for more information on the fall workshops and for online registration visit or contact Artistic Director Paul Collins at 970/923-3181 x236.


Anderson Ranch is currently hosting a call for entry to artists to submit a proposal for two exhibition opportunities at Anderson Ranch.

Anderson Ranch is accepting applications for exhibition proposals for artists to show their work in the Gideon Gartner and Hansen Galleries. The Gideon Gartner Gallery showcases experimental and site-specific artwork. The Hansen Gallery, located on our first floor, is open to a wide range of exhibition possibilities. Each exhibition will feature a single artist or artist collaborative and will showcase the Ranch’s long history of creating dynamic and ground-breaking work.

Exhibition Dates:
December 6, 2010 - February 25, 2011 and March 14 - May 15, 2011.

Deadline for submitting work:
The deadline for submitting a proposal for any of these opportunities is November 15, 2010.

Exhibition Guidelines:
All artists, individuals or collaborations are welcome and invited to submit a proposal. We encourage proposals from across the diverse spectrum of the visual arts.

Please visit for details and application information or contact Paul Collins with any questions at or by phone at 970-923-3181 ext 236.


Anderson Ranch offers artists at all levels expanded access and opportunities to work in our studios and facilities and receive instruction from our talented staff. These opportunities are for specific studio access, not interdisciplinary activities.

Opportunities include:

Studio Access:

  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Woodworking
  • Photo/Digital

Types of Access and Activities.

  • Studio Rentals (both short term and monthly studio rates): 1 to 6 months
  • Private lessons (group and individual): 1 to 8 hours
  • Open Studio Evenings: 3 hours a night once a week
  • Open Studio Saturdays: 6 hours once a month
  • Equipment and Facility Access & Rentals: includes woodshop, sculpture, and kiln yard
  • Portfolio Review: scheduled individually, 2 to 3 hours.
  • Printshop Collaboration & Rental: 1 to 2 day artist projects

For more information and details on studio access and rentals contact Anderson Ranch at 970-923-3181 or

Call to Artists:: In the Red: creation from deficit

Submission deadline: February 11, 2011

Exhibition location: Alberta Craft Council’s Feature Gallery
Exhibition dates: TBA

“In the Red” is a budgetary term originating from the traditional practice of showing negative numbers in red ink. In 2010 five million dollars was cut from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts budget and we must now ask ourselves how these cuts will affect the cultural voice of Alberta. In the Red will explore the impact of these cuts on an artist’s ability to create; in essence how do you craft something out of nothing?

Questions for reflection on the theme:

-How does the concept of creation from deficit manifest in contemporary craft?
-How do these cuts affect your studio practice? Your exhibitions? Your community?
-How would you interpret Alberta’s new brand “Freedom to create, spirit to achieve”?

This call is open to current & former Alberta artists working in all fine craft mediums.
Your submission should include:
- a brief statement on how your piece(s) relates to the theme of the exhibition
- up-to-date cv, artist statement & bio
- good quality digital images of your work (4x6 -300 dpi jpg)
- image list that includes; title, medium and techniques used, date created, dimensions and image credit.

This submission can be sent via email or mail.


Mail: Alberta Craft Council
10186-106 St. Edmonton, AB
T5J 1H4
For more information on this call please email or call (780) 488-6611 ext 231

Monday, 11 October 2010

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Call for Artists - Bridge for Emerging Contemporary Art

Double Solo Exhibition Opportunity: International Call to Artists, Architects + Designers

**submission receive deadline is December 24, 2010**

(For this specific exhibition opportunity, patron support has enabled a lower submission fee of $10 and it has also provided for 2 stipends of $250 each.)

The BECA Foundation is pleased to present the following exhibition opportunity to two artists, architects, designers, duos, groups or collectives to each exhibit new works of art or design at New Studio A.D. located at 312 Rosemont Ave NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico. This Call to Artists, Architects + Designers will remain open through December 24, 2010.

Those at least 18 years of age from all countries are encouraged to submit their works for consideration according to the guidelines below. Two artists, architects, designers, duos, groups or collectives will be selected by BECA Foundation directors + advisors to receive the exhibition opportunity from February 1 – 15, 2011 with an opening reception on February 4, 2011 from 5 – 8pm during Albuquerque’s First Friday ArtsCrawl. The space allocated for the exhibition is 650 sqft (60 sq meters) with a ceiling height of 14 feet (4.3 meters) allowing the exhibition to fill a full 9,100 cubic feet (258 meters cubed) of viewing space. Each of those two selected will be allocated either the front or rear areas of the exhibition space for the exhibition of their individual work and each of those two selected will receive a stipend of $250 for the exhibition of their work. Submitted works are not required to conform to any particular medium, style, theme or concept. Accepted works and mediums include but are not limited to: site-specific installations, painting, sculpture, mixed-media, drawing, printmaking, fiber, textiles, illustration, digital art, photography, video/new media, film, performance art, music and sound focused works, 3D animation, graphic design, product design, furniture design, haute couture fashion + accessories, architectural interventions/designs and functional art, etc. In other words, all creative culminations are welcome. You may view past BECA exhibitions at , and

BECA is an acronym for Bridge for Emerging Contemporary Art and the core belief system at The BECA Foundation is that “New art + new design fuels the best of what’s yet to come on this planet.” With a growing international BECA network now numbered just above 30,000, it is more important than ever for BECA to ensure that in addition to hosting the physical exhibition, the exhibition also be made available online at for those who are unable to attend in person. The exhibition remains online at in perpetuity for members of the public as well as journalists, writers, curators, collectors, gallery and studio directors in the US and abroad. In addition, our outreach efforts extend well beyond our own growing BECA network. This extended outreach results in the exposure of exhibiting artist’s + designer’s work to an estimated 750,000 members of the local, regional, national and international art + design communities.

Please download complete information and submission guidelines below by clicking onto the pdf file name.

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Once you've read the information, please follow the guidelines for available submission methods. If you wish to complete your submission online, please proceed by clicking onto the following 'submission fee' button: