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Mugs Exhibition (Fredericksburg, VA) – Call For Artists

Mugs Exhibition (Fredericksburg, VA) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] LibertyTown Arts Workshop in Fredericksburg, VA, announces a call for artists for Mugs, a national juried exhibition. Mugs are a staple of any potter’s arsenal. We make them not just because they sell well, but because they are used well, too. Functional wares need not be void of beauty. In fact, it is quite the opposite. Beauty found or created in the form of an everyday object can be even more magical. It’s this extraordinary ordinary magic that LibertyTown wants to celebrate with this show. LibertyTown wants to see usable mugs and art made in the form of a mug.

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Deadline: 17 Jul 2021

Mugs Application Fees

  • 1st piece $ 5
  • Each additional piece: $ 2

Up to three images may be submitted per piece if an additional detailed view or multiple perspectives are required to convey the piece. LibertyTown reserves the right to reject works accepted by the juror if the work differs significantly from the images provided.

All artists age 16 and older, may apply to this show. All items submitted to the show must be made of clay (any cone temperature welcome) and must be able to hold water. Glazes must be food safe on any surface which is intended to come in contact with food or drink. Work previously exhibited in LibertyTown’s gallery is not eligible. Work must be original and not from kits. Cast mugs are welcome, so long as the mug mother mold is of your own design. Commercially designed underglaze transfers will be allowed, but must be noted. Artists are responsible for any costs related to transporting accepted work to the gallery and transporting unsold work away at the end of the show.

Work accepted into the show must be for sale. Applications must be submitted electronically; no physical pieces will be accepted at the gallery for jurying. Work that will be displayed must be ready to show, with no unfired media, no wet paint or other unfinished surfaces. LibertyTown will provide pedestals and shelving as needed. LibertyTown reserves the right to reject works accepted by the juror due to content, space constraints, or inability to properly install the work.

Calendar

  • 7/17: Submissions due by 10PM Eastern Time
  • 7/19: Notifications sent via Submittable Only
  • 8/3: Accepted work due at LibertyTown by 8PM
  • 8/6: Opening reception
  • 8/29: Show closes, unsold work may be picked up/will be shipped back

This show will be juried by Dan Finnegan. Dan has been a potter for over 40 years. He was trained at Winchcomb Pottery under Ray Finch in England and moved to the Fredericksburg region in 1980 to make pots. He has taught workshops and classes all over the country and in Europe and is a mug handle connoisseur. Dan has been shown in galleries all over the United States and Europe. His work is included in many private collections all over the world.

Mugs Awards

  • 1st Place: $200
  • 2nd Place: $100
  • 3rd Place: $50

LibertyTown’s website and social media gives artists a way to have their work viewed and sold. The website has a show blog post and shopping section for each show featuring each piece in the show for sale. The gallery owner hosts a Facebook Live event showing and talking about each piece in the show. LibertyTown keeps a commission of 20% on all show sales.

About LibertyTown Arts Workshop

LibertyTown Arts Workshop, established in 2004, is a 13,000 square foot visual arts center located in Fredericksburg, Virginia, half way between Richmond, Virginia, and Washington, DC. They have 30 plus art studios, over 80 local artists, a full pottery studio, and a gallery space. Every month, they rotate out the gallery space with a new show, which varies from invitational, regional, and national shows. They are a fully staffed center, open seven days a week to the public and offering art in almost all mediums. LibertyTown resides in Historic Downtown Fredericksburg, which puts them among historic venues, downtown eateries, and a thriving arts community with a lot of visitors.

For more information, contact info@libertytownarts.com.

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Cups With Conscience (Ellensburg, WA) – Call For Artists

Cups With Conscience (Ellensburg, WA) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Gallery One Visual Arts Center announces a call for artists for their seventh national juried exhibition, Cups With Conscience. Entries in the category of cups with a conscience will be accepted from across the nation and juried by Richard Notkin and Beth Lo for inclusion in a month-long exhibition, March 2021 in the main gallery of Gallery One in downtown Ellensburg, WA.

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Deadline: 1 Feb 2021

Specifically, Gallery One is seeking cups, mugs, tumblers, tea bowls, and vessels created in any medium (clay, glass, wood, metal) that go beyond merely being a container for your favorite beverage. They are hoping for works that draw attention to causes both personal, local, and global or reflect on aspects of being human in today’s complicated world.

Cups With Conscience Artist Benefits

This exhibit is juried by Richard Notkin and Beth Lo. Jurors will be judging the overall style and quality of your work, not individual pieces. If accepted, you may ship up to five cups of your choosing in the same material and style as your submission(s).

Opportunities for lectures and workshops may be offered to artists to accompany the exhibition in addition to a virtual artist reception with jurors. $800 in awards will be distributed. In addition, a ceramic tile, donated by Richard Notkin, will be given to the top three awards and a slideshow of accepted works posted on Gallery One’s website.

About Gallery One Visual Arts Center

Gallery One Visual Arts Center is dedicated to the creation, exhibition, and appreciation of visual arts in Central Washington. To that end, the facilities, board of directors, and staff of Gallery One provide high-quality, innovative, and diverse visual arts exhibits, educational programs for the appreciation and skills of the arts, studios for a diverse group of resident artists, networking opportunities with business organizations and educational institutions in support of the arts, and a meeting place to foster community cohesion and arts appreciation.

In addition to rotating exhibits of contemporary art, Gallery One offers a variety of quarterly classes, art after school program for kids, gift store featuring regional artisans, full ceramics studio available for classes or private rentals, inexpensive studio spaces for artists, and facility rentals for the community.

For more information, contact renee@gallery-one.org.

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4x6x8 Tile Exhibition (Silver City, NM) – Call For Artists

4x6x8 Tile Exhibition (Silver City, NM) – Call For Artists

The Clay Festival announces a call for artists for the 4x6x8 Tile Exhibition, an international juried event which will celebrate, investigate, and fully exhibit the significance and consideration of handmade ceramic as a part of the contemporary art world. This tile exhibition will encourage those who make, or consider making, tiles, while reminding all viewers of the essential place tiles occupy in our lives, in their many uses and applications. Artists are invited to enthusiastically broaden creative and aesthetic boundaries while creating art tiles.

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Deadline: 20 May 2020

Entry fees: $25 for one entry, $30 for two, and $35 for three.

The exhibition is open to all artists 18 years and older. All works must have been completed in the last three years (2017-2020). Entries shown in previous CLAY Festival juried exhibitions will NOT be accepted. 
Accepted entries must remain in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition and must be for sale.

4x6x8 Tile Exhibition Awards

The exhibition will be juried anonymously through the submission of digital images. The 4x6x8 tile exhibition will be juried by the 2020 CLAY Festival Visiting Artist, Sanam Emami, internationally respected for her utilitarian pottery and tile.

  • $500 – First Place: Tad Van der Weele Memorial Award
  • $300 – Second Place
  • $200 – Third Place

Artists will retain 60% of the total sale price.

About CLAY Festival

Taking place every summer in Silver City, New Mexico, the CLAY Festival gathers together artists, educators, entrepreneurs, families, youth, adventurers, and life-long learners to explore clay in its many forms, as well as its impact on the history, present, and future.

Enjoy a variety of workshops, demonstrations, lectures on everything from using clay in construction to contemporary ceramics. Take home a work of art or a book from the CLAY Market. CLAY offers tours of a handmade tile factory and the Gila Cliff Dwellings, live music, and juried exhibitions.

For more information, contact clayfestival@swnmact.org.

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Material Matters – Call For Artists

Material Matters – Call For Artists

The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) announces a call for artists for Material Matters: Breaking With Tradition. As an expression of culture, art is often unconventional, rebellious, experimental, and insightful. Yet, art, by necessity, relies upon familiar traditions to achieve its unconventional ends. This is why the better we know our traditions, the more cleverly we can break them.

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Deadline: 12 July 2018

The annual exhibition, Material Matters, asks artists who work in a variety of traditional materials to consider the traditions underpinning their work and the rules and conventions they break in method or material. Artists are invited to submit original works that change traditional ways of seeing by demonstrating a break with the past or suggesting a new way forward, whether toward logical or illogical conclusions.

The juror, Melissa Stern, artist and journalist, will be looking for artists’ work that illuminates their vision and scope. All award selections will be made by the juror. Awards will be presented at the Opening Reception, Saturday, October 6, 2018.

This is a national juried exhibition for artists 18 years of age or older working in clay, glass, wood, metal, or fiber/textile alone or in combination. Only submit original works. All work must be for sale. BWAC will retain a 30% commission on all exhibition sales.

Material Matters Cash Awards

  • Gold — $250
  • Silver — $150
  • Bronze — $50
  • Five (5) Certificates of Merit

About Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition

BWAC’s 25,000 square foot gallery is in a Civil War-era warehouse on the Red Hook waterfront. The vista of New York Harbor, spanning the Statue of Liberty to the Verrazano Bridge, is one of the best in the city. Gallery-goers enjoy the nearby restaurants, bars, IKEA, and Fairway Market.

For over 20 years, BWAC has provided support for musicians and performers, offering performance based opportunities to participate as a major feature of opening receptions and specially themed exhibitions. Performances complement ongoing programming. Some notable events have included a long-running acoustic series, Red Hook Unplugged, an exhibition of Caribbean art and music, and the staging of multiple outdoor battle-of-the-bands featuring local rock groups. Musicians and performers from around the world perform on the BWAC stage on weekends from 1-6 pm throughout each exhibition season. The art exhibitions and performances are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact bwacmusic@gmail.com.

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Clay? VII – Call for Artists

Clay? VII – Call for Artists

Kirkland Arts Center is proud to announce a call for artists for the seventh installment of its international biennial juried contemporary ceramics exhibition, Clay? VII. This exhibit explores the versatility of clay as a medium of artistic expression. Showcasing a range of subject matter, scale, and technique, the artwork of this exhibition is both a testament to the enduring legacy of clay and a particular glimpse into the future of the field.

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Deadline: 20 Apr 2018

There is a $30 entry fee per artist. Up to three pieces can be submitted for consideration. Please submit images in .jpg format according to the instructions on the application. All artists working with clay as a primary medium are eligible.

Clay? VII exhibition dates: July 17 – September 22, 2018

This exhibition will be juried by professors at the University of Washington. Doug Jeck is an important master of the figurative genre in ceramics today, using clay in a multi-media approach to his art. Jamie Walker is Director of School of Art + Art History + Design at UW. Michael Swaine was originally trained as a ceramicist. He works in a variety of materials, methods, and media and has had a long-time focus on collaborative work.

Cash prices will be awarded for the Jurors’ choices. First Place will receive $500. Second Place will receive $350. There will be a Peoples Choice award of $200. All prizes will be awarded at the end of the exhibition.

About Kirkland Arts Center

Kirkland Arts Center (KAC) promotes artistic mastery and community participation in the visual arts through innovative educational programming, contemporary exhibitions, and dynamic events while providing stewardship of the historic Peter Kirk Building. They contribute to the region through an exploration of the visual arts, cultivation of artistic growth, and service to a diverse community. KAC builds community through art, advocates for teaching artists, and inspires others to address challenges with creativity and visual thinking.

Kirkland Arts Center was founded as the Creative Arts League in 1962 by artists and citizens interested in providing local opportunities in the arts and preserving a Kirkland landmark, the Peter Kirk Building. For over fifty years, KAC has owned and maintained this historic structure and transformed it into an exhibition gallery, community arts studios, and classrooms serving students of all ages and skill levels.

For more information, contact jgordon@kirklandartscenter.org.

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