Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Deadline fast approaching - NCECA/crafthaus Conference Scholarship













NCECA/crafthaus Conference Scholarship Submission Form

How to apply:

Copy/paste this form into a word.doc, fill out form and e-mail it to: crafthauseditor@live.com with the reference “NCECA Scholarship.”


Extended Deadline for email application: February 3, 2012



NO SUBMISSION FEE.


Questions, problems? e-mail crafthauseditor@live.com.

Judging Criteria:
NCECA Board member Sam Chung will select one scholarship recipient based on a review of images posted on the applicants’ crafthaus pages and brief responses to a short questionnaire (see application form for details).

Scholarship Details:


  • Complimentary pass to the 46th Annual NCECA Conference taking place in Seattle, WA from March 28-31, 2012.
  • Push Play catalog.
  • Shuttle tour ticket, enabling the scholar to get to the conference exhibitions.
  • One-year additional NCECA membership once the current membership expires.
  • One-year additional crafthaus membership once the current membership expires.
  • Prominent blogspace on crafthaus for one year. NCECA provides reciprocal blogspace on an NCECA website.
  • NCECA will work with the winning candidate to include him/her in events and meetings with NCECA, staff board and conference presenters.


I. Applicant Contact Information:



Name:



Street Address:



City/Zip Code/Country

e-mail:



phone:



Eligibility: Application for the scholarship is open to current, enrolled crafthaus and NCECA members (must be current members ofboth organizations) regardless of location or background.

Please check:

O I am a current, enrolled member with crafthaus and NCECA.

II. Blog



The recipient will receive prominent blog space on crafthaus and the NCECA website geared towards the recipient’s field of expertise. Crafthaus and NCECA expect the recipient to blog at least twice monthly.


Blogging topics and timeline:

  • Prior to conference: Introduction to audience, overview of own work, preparations for conference, introduction to conference theme, speakers, exhibitions.
  • During Conference: Daily evening updates on conference experience, such as exhibition review, speakers etc. Note: These blog updates will be brief to enable the scholar to fully concentrate on the conference itself.
  • After conference: Bi-weekly updates starting with continued, further in-depth conference coverage, then moving on to topic of scholar’s choosing as described in application. Continuation of blog for 6-12 months max.


Answer each of the following questions in 200 words or less:

  1. What are your goals as a maker and as a writer?
  2. What kinds of ideas, issues, people and/or work do you want to share through your blog entries?
  3. What personal attributes make you stand apart from other applicants for this opportunity as the NCECA/crafthaus Scholarship recipient?


III. Images:



Your submission will be reviewed from the images you posted to your new or current crafthaus profile solely! All applicants are strongly encouraged to update their photos on the site accordingly. Add new images or delete images that are no longer relevant.

Remember to include media information, measurements and all other relevant information with each photo. Update your crafthaus page with relevant educational and/or updated CV information.

TAG your photos with your name, media, and other relevant info!!


Submitted by:_______________________________________




Date: _______________________________________________



Deadline for email application: February 3, 2012



e-mail entry to: crafthauseditor@live.com, reference “NCECA Scholarship.”

Andrew Martin Workshop @ Lillstreet Art Center

ANDREW MARTIN WORKSHOP: MOLD MAKING AND SLIP CASTING -DISCOVERING NEW WORK (5 DAYS)


Monday, March 19, 2012 to Friday, March 23, 2012

Level: Visiting Artist Workshops

Price: LAC Members $600.00 / Non-Members $600.00

Lab Fee: $30.00

CLASS DESCRIPTION

Students should come ready to try something new, or with a latent idea that is yet to manifest. Dinnerware, teapots, vases, platters, and cups and saucers are but a few possibilities to explore. This five-day workshop will give participants the opportunity to explore and expand their knowledge of form and utility through the use of molds and slip casting.

Andrew will discuss different approaches for designing prototypes and making molds, how to formulate slip specific to your needs, and explore how the workshop can initiate new directions in your work. Students should come with questions and ready to stretch their skill, knowledge, and experience.

It will be possible to accomplish making one complex mold and/or several small molds. Because of the brevity of the workshop we will cast the molds but the pieces will not be fired.


For more info and to register please visit their website.

Lillstreet Art Center
4401 North Ravenswood Avenue
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 769-4226

Rangifer Sapiens by Michael Flaherty opens Feb 4th


Exhibition runs February 4th to March 11th

Intriguing and haunting, this solo show of porcelain sculpture by Michael Flaherty is a sober examination of resettlement in Newfoundland and Labrador.

During his three months alone in the resettled community of French Cove on the Grey Islands off Newfoundland's Northern Peninsula, Michael Flaherty became fascinated with the remnants of the island's inhabitants–gravestones, pottery shards and antlers. Flaherty's porcelain sculptures are a fusion of caribou antler and pottery shard with an interesting twist. The shard portion resembles the decomposing bone while the antler section is surfaced with pottery decoration and pattern.

A graduate of NSCAD and University of Regina, Michael Flaherty has maintained an active and diverse ceramics practice for the past ten years. Currently he resides in Corner Brook where he is the sculpture technician at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University.


View more of the work online at Michael website

or see the show in person at:

Craft Council of
Newfoundland and Labrador

Devon House Craft Centre
59 Duckworth Street
St. John's NL, Canada
A1C 1E6
Tel: (709) 753-2749
Fax: (709) 753-2766
Email: info@craftcouncil.nl.ca


Jingdezhen Opportunity

Through a unique linkage, the Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, and West
Virginia University have teamed to offer a comprehensive study opportunity
for students and the serious advanced or professional ceramic artist/potter.
The Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute is considered to be China’s finest ceramics
art and design school. We have teamed to offer a study and travel program in
the Peoples Republic of China where students will have the opportunity to
study with some of China’s most prominent teachers and ceramic artists.

Imperial Blue & White Porcelain Capital of Jingdezhen, Qin's Terra Cotta Army,
Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City, the hustle and bustle of Shanghai.
Join us for a experience of a lifetime!

China’s roots in ceramic art history are strong and deep. For thousands of
years, Chinese artisans have developed and mastered techniques and artistry
that has set the standard of excellence in ceramics throughout the world.
High fired porcelains, underglaze and overglaze techniques, celadons, copper
reds, temmoku, yaoware carving, ash glazes and tri-colored lead glazes are
just a few of the contributions made by Chinese artisans over the centuries.

Summer Semester 2012
May 24 – June 30
(Dates prices may vary slightly)
6 Credits
Cost: 6-Credits/Tuition and fees: $5900*

This fee covers International airfare, in-country travel, all lodging, food
(an exception being during the Beijing travel portion of the program),
materials, and 6 graduate or undergraduate transferable credits from West
Virginia University.


Fall Semester 2012
September 7 – December 14
(Dates and prices may vary slightly)
12 Credit Hours: Graduate or Undergraduate
Cost: 12 Credits/Tuition and fees $9,900*
6-Credits Studio Ceramics
3-Credits Chinese Ceramic Art History
3-Credits Basic Language and Culture
Participants will be expected to pay for tools not supplied by the program,
brushes, personal acquisitions, and local travel outside of the program.
Students may also be expected to purchase their own meals during the Beijing
visit.

This fee covers the entire cost of International airfare, in-country travel,
all program fees, insurance, living accommodations and 12 transferable
credits from West Virginia University.


If you or anyone you may be interested in any of the 2 programs, more
information and applications are available at:

http://art.ccarts.wvu.edu/international_programs/china_program

If you have any questions feel free to contact us. Hope to see all of you
in Jingdezhen, China!

Shoji Satake
Assistant Professor of Art
West Virginia University
College of Creative Arts
School of Art and Design
Creative Arts Center
PO Box 6111
Morgantown, WV 26506
304-293-3512
shoji.satake@mail.wvu.edu

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Ceramic Artist Residency at Core Clay, Cincinnati, OH, USA

Core Clay is a privately owned clay studio with 40+ artists sharing space. We house a sculpting studio for a mannequin prototype sculptor and a retail space for clay supply. We host workshops with nationally known andlocal artists. Each of these areas interacts with the artists in residence.

The Clay supply business offers a line of tools, clay and glaze materials available at most clay supplies, as well as our own in-house designed glazes and tools exclusive to Core Clay. This area involves formulating and mixing glazes for sale, creating plaster forms, and keeping inventory levels accurate.

The mannequin sculpting involves the creation of full-size human forms, then mold-making and casting of those forms. A major part of this business involves learning to photograph work, as well as safely packing and shipping finished prototypes.

The public studio houses 40 artists who share ideas and interact with each other artistically. One of the most valuable parts of sharing space with other artists is to see an idea work its way through the group, changing with each incarnation. This area involves general studio maintenance, kiln loading, clay pugging, teaching beginners, and glaze mixing

Workshops are an important opportunity to learn from outside artists and they require extensive preparation. Artists in Residence working in this area will learn the details of putting together a multi-day event, from searching for presenters and arranging to feed and house a large group of people, to following up afterwards. This job involves developing publicity and computer skills.

The Goal of the Artist in Residence Program:
We provide an opportunity in an artists community for clay artists at the beginning of their careers to get a start as full time professional artists.

Our dream is to create a community of artists that fosters creativity and practicality in the arts, and grows a long term group of contacts for artists long after their program has ended.

We offer a working relationship with professional artists--wheel throwers, and full-time figurative sculptors.

Artist in Residence Required Activities

  • Maintain professional journal for future artists in residence
  • Participate in monthly critique
  • Create 2’x2’ tile for artist in residence wall or design a personal cone 6 or lowfire glaze
  • minimum 5 hours per week on creation of work or clay study/research
  • participate in one or more juried exhibitions or art fairs throughout residency
  • Attend or teach studio classes
  • 5 hours labor each week

Artist in Residence Opportunities

  • Monthly Clay outings
  • Clay supplies at cost during residency
  • Firing at cost during residency
  • Free attendance at visiting artist workshops in exchange for labor at workshop
  • Free workspace during residency
  • Opportunities to participate in sales at Core Clay
  • Free housing in exchange for labor (quantity of labor depends on housing situation)
  • Opportunities for additional income in exchange for labor beyond the original contract hours

So, how do you apply?

Deadlines:

  • January 1st
  • April 1st
  • July 1st
  • October 1st

Artist in Residence Application:

  • A portfolio of 20 shots of work (printed, on disc, or slide, we're not picky)
  • Recommendations from 3 ceramic artists or instructors
  • A brief statement of goals and objectives to work toward during residency. What do you expect from your experience?
  • Fill out this application
  • Put all these into an envelope and send it to:
Core Clay
Attn: Laura Davis
2533 Gilbert Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45206

Artist in Residence Formats:

  • One year, 3 positions
  • Six month, 1 position
  • Three month, 1 position

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Jeff Oestreich @ Akar



This Friday we will be showing Jeff Oestreich. Jeff is a full-time studio potter who followed his formal education at Bemidji State University and the University of Minnesota with an apprenticeship with Bernard Leach. His utilitarian pottery has strong visual ties to Art Deco Architecture. Soda fired with minimal use of colored glaze, Jeff's work is thrown and altered, either by faceting, stretching, or cutting and rejoining. The main subject matter of his work is function and he is concerned with how his pottery will work in a domestic setting.

Accompanying Jeff we'll be showing New Work by Susan Dewsnap and Jim Gottuso.

The show opens this Friday, January 27, at 9:30 AM CST in the Iowa City gallery and online at 10:00 AM CST.

AKAR. 257 E. Iowa Avenue. Iowa City. IA 52240. T: 3193511227. WWW.AKARDESIGN.COM

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS - residency and exhibition opportunity


Klondike Institute of Art & Culture (KIAC), Dawson City, Yukon

1. EXHIBITION PROPOSALS
2. ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

DEADLINE: APRIL 1, 2012
www.kiac.ca

1. EXHIBITION PROPOSALS – ODD Gallery, Dawson City, Yukon
We invite professional artists and curators of all experience to submit proposals for exhibitions of contemporary visual art. The ODD Gallery is housed in the main Klondike Institute of Art & Culture building. We are accepting proposals for general exhibitions in 2013 as well as proposals towards our yearly thematic project The Natural & The Manufactured. The ODD Gallery supports CARFAC-recommended exhibition and artist talk fee rates, and offers shipping support. Please visit http://www.kiac.ca/oddgallery/submissions/ for more information.

2. ARTIST IN RESIDENCE – Klondike Institute of Art & Culture, Dawson City, Yukon
We invite artists of all experience to submit proposals for a work-creation, development or research tenure of 4 to 12 weeks in our Macaulay House residence in 2013. The residence accommodates two artists at a time, and features private studios and bedrooms, as well as a shared living space and kitchen. We are accepting proposals for general residencies, as well as two specific residencies: our Dawson City International Short Film Festival Residency and our yearly thematic The Natural & The Manufactured Residency. Please visit: http://www.kiac.ca/artistinresidence/ for more information.



Klondike Institute of Art & Culture
Box 8000, Dawson City, YT, Y0B 1G0
867.993.5005
kiac@kiac.ca
www.kiac.ca
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Contact: Tara Rudnickas, ODD Gallery and Residency Program Director
gallery@kiac.ca
(867) 993 5005

Andy Brayman and Jason Green @ Harvey / Meadows Gallery


Andy Brayman: New Work
&
Jason Green: Recovered Geometries



Opening Reception
Thursday, January 26th, 4 to 7pm
Artists' Gallery Talk: 6pm

Exhibition: January 26th to February 23rd


Harvey / Meadows Gallery is open from 11AM to 5PM, Tuesday through Sunday, and all other times by appointment. Please call 970-920-7721 or visit their website: www.harveymeadows.com to view the exhibition online and to view the other artists they represent.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

New Issue of Interpreting Ceramics now online!

Find it here.

Welcome to Issue 13 of Interpreting Ceramics. We are pleased to publish two articles that focus on aspects of ceramics in Wales. The first of these is entitled ‘Llanelly Pottery – A Welsh Metonym’. The author, Kathy Talbot, discusses the ways that the pottery manufactured in this South Wales town during the nineteenth and early twentieth century came to stand not just for the town itself, but also for a particular kind of Welsh identity which drew on a strong sense of nostalgia for its past. The second article on ‘Gaudy Welsh China’, draws on textual and visual evidence to explore aspects of the history, technology, design, decoration and interpretation of a ware that is also known as ‘Swansea Cottage’. Lewis’ account makes a major contribution to an understanding of a distinctive type of ceramics that is still better known and more widely collected in the USA than in the UK. The third article in this Issue is by Laura Gray and is an exploration of the ways that contemporary ceramicists have made and displayed work in response to what the author calls ‘the distinctive hybrid domestic-museum environment offered by former homes such as Kettle’s Yard in Cambridge, High Cross House in Devon and Blackwell Arts and Craft House in the Lake District.

Articles & Reviews
(*)

Cockerel plate, 23cm. Carmarthen Museum Abergwili

Llanelly Pottery: A Welsh Metonym

by Kathy Talbot


‘Drape’ patterned jug showing lustre appearing as copper when painted on blue and pink when painted on white.

Gaudy Welsh China:
History, Technology, Design and Decoration

by Jennifer Lewis


Edmund de Waal, ‘Cupboard Cargo’, High Cross House Modern Home: An intervention by Edmund de Waal, 1999.

Museums and the 'Interstices of Domestic Life':
Re-articulating Domestic Space in Contemporary Ceramics Practice

by Laura Gray


Makers: a history of American studio craft

Book Review by Martina Margetts

Makers: a history of American studio craft


Author: Janet Koplos and Bruce Metcalf


A Chosen Path, the Ceramic Art of Karen Karnes

Book Reviews by Moira Vincentelli

A Chosen Path, the Ceramic Art of Karen Karnes


Editors: Mark Shapiro with foreword by Garth Clark and

contributions by Peter Held, Christopher Benfey, Jody Clowes, Janet Koplos,

Edward Lebow and Karen Karnes

In the Language of Silence, the Art of Toshiko Takaezu

Editor: Peter Held with foreword by Jack Larsen and contributions by Paul Smith, Janet Koplos, Donal Fletcher, Jeff Schlanger

Call for Papers - Deadline January 31st


Ceramics and Sculpture: Different Disciplines and Shared Concerns

A Call for Papers for a One-Day Conference to be held in Cardiff at Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, 5 July 2012


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Background

Relationships between ceramics and sculpture are a focus for research at Cardiff School of Art and Design. This research has demonstrated that the interests of studio ceramicists and sculptors in Britain either overlapped or came into particularly sharp focus at certain periods during the last century or so. The Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, has in the last few years awarded research fellowships to explore such relationships and one outcome was the exhibition A Rough Equivalent, curated by Dr Jeffrey Jones in 2010 http://www.henry-moore.org/hmf/press/press-information/henry-moore-institute1/a-rough-equivalent . Both ceramics and sculpture now have to make a case for their survival as discrete disciplines within higher education and, increasingly within the arts, categories are blurred. Recently an issue of Interpreting Ceramics www.interpretingceramics.com was devoted to interdisciplinary approaches in American ceramics and the 2012 issue of the journal will address relationships between ceramics and sculpture. Against this background the conference seeks to illuminate shared concerns by examining points of formal, conceptual, theoretical and material convergences between the two disciplines, while also addressing key points of difference.

Scope

The conference conveners welcome a variety of papers that engage with the encounter between ceramics and sculpture. The terms ‘ceramics’ and ‘sculpture’ are intended to be interpreted broadly and include vessels, figurative work, collaborative work, installation and performance. Papers representing new research are particularly welcome and authors are invited to submit proposals based on, but not limited to, the following themes:

  • Contextual grounding for the relationships between ceramics and sculpture.
  • Materials and processes.
  • Formal and conceptual language.
  • The role of education.
  • The role of curatorial practice in making relationships between ceramics and sculpture manifest.
  • Institutional cultures.
  • Case studies of individual artists, movements, debates etc.
  • The iconography of the artist in the studio.

Submission, Presentation and Publication of Papers in Interpreting Ceramics

  • Proposals for papers (300 words) accompanied by short biographies of the authors (150 words) should be submitted by 31st January 2012 in ‘Word’ format.
  • All successful papers will be included in a special issue of Interpreting Ceramics to be published in conjunction with the conference.
  • A number of slots will be available for presentations on the day of the conference. However it will be possible to publish additional papers in Interpreting Ceramics. If potential authors are unable to attend the conference (for example, international contributors) then ‘publication only’ submissions will be accepted.
  • A detailed schedule for the submission, presentation and publication of the papers is available for potential authors and enquiries should be made by to adutton@cardiffmet.ac.uk (please note new email address for Cardiff Metropolitan University).

The conference is an initiative of Cardiff School of Art and Design (Cardiff Metropolitan University, UWIC) and Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales. Collaborative partners are Interpreting Ceramics; Welsh Institute for Research in Art and Design (WIRAD); National Centre for Ceramics in Wales.

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Movie Day: Extruding Clay by Max Cheprack

Extruding Clay from max cheprack on Vimeo.



Dear all,
As a student at the Holon Institute of Technology in Israel researched and pioneered a process in Clay excursion, this exciting process led to my passion.

My research examined the extrusion process in a new material - clay. For this purpose, I built two pneumatic extruders (for two different die sizes) that push clay through the die. The Semi industrial process enabled me to manipulate the material, with never-before-seen precision and complexity. My research led to the creation of various objects that illustrate the many possibilities of this technology. Finally, I chose to express the result of my research process in a new design for a stool. The final result is inspired by the material culture of the Middle East so as to express time and place. The research opens up new possibilities in ceramic design and shows great promise as a method of production and design.

All priced and available on
etsy.com/people/MaxIndustialDesigner

A sad sunday

News today of the loss of two of the community's great artists. Thanks for all the inspiration.

RIP - Emmanuel Cooper



"Potter Emmanuel Cooper’s first solo show was in 1968 and since then he has continued to regularly exhibit his vessels which are characterised by an interest in marrying relatively classic forms to vibrantly coloured glazes and unusual textures. But he also has other interests: he was a founding editor with Eileen Lewenstein, and since 1996 has edited, the highly respected magazine Ceramic Review, he is Visiting Professor at the Royal College of Art and has been awarded an OBE for his services to the arts. However in spite of his writing and teaching activities, Cooper remains at heart a potter, saying, ‘The head, heart and hand literally and metaphorically come together when I'm creating.’"

Text via Ideas in the Making. Please follow the link for more images and text.

RIP - Raymond Finch




"Ray Finch, a South Londoner born in 1914, approached Michael Cardew in 1935, seeking employment. Cardew told him to go away and get some experience. He studied for a year at the Central School of Art, in London, and then was accepted by Cardew at Winchcombe Pottery.

When Cardew went to Wenford Bridge in 1939 he left Finch in charge of Winchcombe. Production was interrupted by the war, but when it re-started in 1946 he purchased the business from Cardew.

He ran Winchcombe until 1979 when he handed the running of the business over to his son, Michael."

For more info about Ray Finch please visit: http://www.studiopottery.com/cgi-bin/mp.cgi?item=164, http://rangefree.blogspot.com/2012/01/ray-finch-rip.html or this post on Dan Finnegan's blog.

Saturday, 21 January 2012

BC, Alberta ceramic artists exhibition opens at Medalta





Medicine Hat – The Potters’ Guild of British Columbia (PGBC) and Alberta Potters Association (APA) have developed a new collaborative travelling art exhibition. The show, titled “Alberta / BC in a Box,” is on display at Medalta’s Yuill Family Gallery from January 17 – February 16 with a public reception on Saturday, February 4 from 2:00 – 4:00pm.

The idea of two clay exhibitions traveling simultaneously in Alberta and BC began to take shape in 2010. The works would be of reduced size (boxed at 6”x6”x6”) so that it can be transported with ease. This constraint presented challenges to some of the artists, many of whom are comfortable working on a much larger scale. The artists, for their part, met the challenge head-on and created work which shows a deep connection to the rich culture, heritage and landscape of the artists’ home. Although the PGBC is presenting its third manifestation of its travelling exhibition, this is the first to be developed in collaboration with the APA. BC-in-a-Box 3: The Edge of Here is the British Columbia contribution to the project while the APA theme is Wide Open.

The exhibition at Medalta marks the only time that all artwork will be in the same place. With ceramics on the move across two provinces, viewers will be exposed to a wider variety of artists than can normally be seen. Everyone is welcome to attend the public reception on Saturday, February 4 from 2:00 – 4:00pm.

The Historic Clay District is a 150-acre National Historic Site in Medicine Hat, Alberta which encompasses a number of historically significant clay factory sites. One of the centerpieces of the Historic Clay District is the Medalta Potteries National Historic Site, which features an industrial history museum, major industrial archaeological excavation, contemporary ceramic artists-in-residence program and working pottery. It is one of eight major attractors within the Canadian Badlands and receives significant support from the Government of Canada, Government of Alberta and City of Medicine Hat.

For more information, visuals or interviews, contact:
Quentin Randall
Marketing & Fundraising Coordinator
Medalta, in the Historic Clay District
403.529.1070
quentin@medalta.org
medalta.org

Movie Day: TRÀILER DOCUMENTAL "ENCAIX"

TRÀILER DOCUMENTAL "ENCAIX" from Ignasi Llobet and Eva Rodríguez on Vimeo.



Trailer of the documentary made ​​by Eva Rodriguez and Ignasi Llobet on a work of art Contemporary artists Jordi Marcet and Rosa Vila-Abadal.

"The pieces fit. Tones attract. Not all fit in harmony, some accept the company, others turn away. Place the right piece, but you know that this piece marks the direction of the end . the fragments escape, slip, fall down and many are broken. one by one. one plus one. lace. lace. lace. Feel the pleasure of the fit, agile and fast. a magic moment: everything fits. Everything flows. "

You can see more works of the artists on their web: www.terracroma.net

Call for entry - PANEVEZYS INTERNATIONAL CERAMIC SYMPOSIUM’2012


CONDITIONS

The organizers of the Panevezys International Ceramic Symposium invite artists to apply for participation in the 2012 symposium. The symposium concludes with the installation of each participant’s outdoor sculpture and an exhibition of the work produced during the symposium. The participants will be required to donate 3 pieces of artwork: one (large) outdoor sculpture which will be installed in the Gallery Sculpture Garden and 2 smaller pieces which will become part of the Civic Gallery and the sponsors’ art collections. All other works are the property of the artist.

ORGANIZERS AND SPONSORS

The Panevezys Civic Art Gallery, Ceramics Company UAB Midene, The Panevezys City Council, and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania.

TIME AND LOCATION

July 2 to August 4, 2012; in the City of Panevezys, Lithuania.

PARTICIPANTS

* Twelve artists will be invited.
* All participants pay their travel expenses to and from the Vilnius International Airport (VNO).
* The participants should have health insurance and bring any necessary medication, including over-the–counter brands, as those items may not be available in Lithuania.

Application materials must include the following:

  • Completed application form, APPLICATION FORM (*.doc)>>
  • A sketch or plan for a proposed outdoor ceramic sculpture (maximum base 1×1 m),
  • Slide or photo portfolio with a minimum of 10 artworks (need not be large scale),
  • Resume.

– Application must be received by February 15, 2012.
– Notification of acceptance (or regrets) will be sent out in March.
Send applications to:
Jolanta Lebednykienė, Director
Panevezys Civic Art Gallery
Respublikos 3
LT-35199 Panevezys
LITHUANIA

Find more details here.

Tel./Fax: (country: 370, city: 45) 584802
E-mail: galerija@arspanevezys.lt
www.arspanevezys.lt

Friday, 20 January 2012

Help create a strong voice for Canadian arts and culture in Ottawa!

Alain Pineau, National Director of the Canadian Conference of the Arts (CCA) is making a stop in Saskatoon and Regina as part of a national tour.
The Canadian cultural sector is facing considerable changes in its operating environment. One of those is an increasingly clear change in the way the federal government sees its role regarding arts and culture. Now more than ever before, there is a need for greater cohesion in the arts, culture and heritage sector. This is the message Alain is bringing to all of us.

Join Alain on these dates:

In Saskatoon:
Monday, Jan. 23
1:30 – 3:30
La Troupe du Jour, 914 20th St. West

In Regina
Tuesday, Jan. 24
1:30 – 3:30
MacKenzie Art Gallery, 3475 Albert St

To help with catering numbers, please RSVP at director@artsalliance.sk.ca.

For more information about the CCA, please visit: http://ccarts.ca/.

Call for entries, Third Annual: Ceramics Annual of America

The Ceramics Annual of America is a gallery format exhibition featuring the work of an impressive group of national and international ceramic artists. This is your opportunity to be included in the largest exhibition of ceramic fine art in the United States. Last year’s exhibition attracted over 7,000 collectors, art enthusiasts, educators and students. Location: Ft. Mason Festival Pavilion – San Francisco, CA

Image Submission Guidelines

Please be prepared with the following information when applying online:

  • Title of work
  • Year Completed
  • Dimensions H x L x W
  • Images should be of professional quality – JPG images in 300 dpi, 8″ x 10″
  • One digital image per artwork
  • Please submit 4 images of your work for consideration

Deadline: February 15th, 2012

Website link to entry: http://www.ceramicsannual.org/?page_id=14
The Ceramics Annual of America (CAA), San Francisco, CA