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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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Material Matters – Call For Artists

Material Matters – Call For Artists

The Brooklyn Artists Waterfront Coalition (BWAC) announces a call for artists for Material Matters, Innovations in Clay, Glass, Wood, and Metal.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 9 Jul 2017

What is art and what is design? Where is the line? Is there a line? When did the concept of functionality become antithetical to fine art? What is the role of design in art and art in design? Must we still refer back to Plato, who identifies only music and poetry as fine arts, relegating the work of the hand as lowly materiality? Surely, nearly a quarter into the 21st century, we must re-assess our thoughts about where boundaries exist now. While we create new definitions for community, and new paradigms for communication, where do the visual arts fit in? We are surely bound by our materiality. Ours are the “too, too solid flesh” of the arts — actual, not virtual, art in three dimensions. We may be the last bastion of brilliance in designing the material world. Isn’t this the right time to celebrate that?

This year’s national juried exhibition, Material Matters, seeks work that explores ideas about form over function in work using clay, glass, wood, or metal alone or in combination. If your work inhabits these boundaries, BWAC is looking for you.

The juror, Lilian Tone, Assistant Curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at MoMA, will be looking for artists’ work that illuminates their vision and scope. This presents the possibility of selected artists having more than one artwork juried into the show.

This is a national juried exhibition for artists 18 years of age or older. All artwork must be original in concept, design, and execution. All work must be handcrafted by the artist. Mass production work and commercially manufactured pieces will not be accepted.

Material Matters Cash Awards

  • Gold — $500
  • Silver — $250
  • Bronze — $100
  • Five (5) Certificates of Merit will also be awarded.

Material Matters will be on view during BWAC’s Fall Shows, which see a large portion of the over 18,000 annual visitors. All award selections will be made by the juror. Awards will be presented at the Opening Reception, Saturday, September 23rd, 2017. BWAC will retain a 25% commission on all exhibition sales.

About Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition

Exhibit your work in BWAC’s 25,000 square foot gallery, a Civil War-era warehouse on the Red Hook waterfront. The spaciousness of the gallery means large works are welcome. The vista of New York Harbor, spanning the Statue of Liberty to the Verrazano Bridge is one of the best in the city. The gallery sees over 18,000 annual visitors.

The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition is a 501.c.3 non-profit corporation. Organized in 1978 by 16 artists looking for a place to exhibit, BWAC has grown to become Brooklyn’s largest artist-run organization with over 400 members. The artist/members are the management, leadership, board and staff.

There are two synergistic missions: 1) to assist emerging artists in advancing their artistic careers; and 2) to present the art-of-today in an easily accessible format.

For more information, contact bwacmm@gmail.com.

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Art in Clay IV: Up Against the Wall – Call for Artists

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) announces a call for artists for Art in Clay IV: Up Against the Wall.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 20 Jul 2016

Up Against the Wall invites you to forget the pedestal. Let’s put our clay on the map and on the vertical axis, just perfect for Brooklyn where horizontal space is at such a premium. We have to build up, big or small, fat or flat in New York City, confrontational clay at its most insistent however it is hanging.

$850 in cash awards:

  • Gold — $500 cash prize
  • Silver — $250 cash prize
  • Bronze — $100 cash prize
  • Five (5) Certificates of Merit

Art in Clay IV: Up Against the Wall

BWAC has two synergistic missions 1) to assist emerging artists in advancing their artistic careers and 2) to present the art-of-today in an easily accessible format.

BWAC’s 25,000 square foot gallery is in a Civil War-era warehouse on the Red Hook waterfront with 18,000 annual visitors. The vista of New York Harbor is one of the best in the city. Every medium and style of artwork represented. There are free weekly music performances and Saturday afternoon Screening Room programs.

For more information, contact artinclay@bwac.org.

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Sculpture Celebration – Call for Artists

Caldwell Arts Council announces a call for artists for the 31st Annual Sculpture Celebration.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 10 Sept 2016

Sculptors from all over the U.S. are invited to bring up to three sculptures for cash awards total $11,000 and no-commission sales. Discounts for early registration.

  • Sculptor Welcome Dinner (free to participating sculptors): September 9, 2016
  • Sculpture Celebration: September 10, 2016
  • Location: T.H. Broyhill Walking Park, 945 Lakewood Circle, Lenoir, NC.

Judge: Elizabeth “Lee” Kelley, curator of fine art collection and management for the Chicago Transit Authority.

Sculpture Celebration

This annual event brings over 3,000 visitors.

For more information, contact info@caldwellarts.com.

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Clay? VI – Call for Artists

Kirkland Arts Center (KAC) is proud to present the sixth installment of its international biennial contemporary ceramics exhibition, Clay? VI.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 8 Apr 2016

Juried by University of Washington Professors Doug Jeck, Jamie Walker, and Michael Swaine.

Clay? VI 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.

There is a $25 entry fee per artist and 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. Late applications will not be considered. Kirkland Arts Center will insure all artwork while in the KAC Gallery. For insurance purposes, all work, even if not for sale, must have a stated insurance value. Artists are responsible for insuring their work while in transit. Sales are encouraged. KAC charges a 40% commission on all work sold.

First place receives $500, second place receives $350, people’s choice receives $200. All accepted artists get exposure in marketing materials for the exhibit.

KAC was founded as the Creative Arts League in 1962 by a group of artists and citizens interested in providing local opportunities in the arts and concerned about the preservation of a Kirkland landmark, the Peter Kirk Building. For over 50 years, the Kirkland Arts Center has owned and maintained this historic structure and transformed it into an exhibition gallery, community arts studio, and education facility serving students of all ages and skill levels. Kirkland Arts Center 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. Kirkland Arts Center contributes 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.

For more information, contact exhibitions@kirklandartscenter.org.

Clay? VI

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Artist Residency Program – Call for Artists

The Houston Center for Contemporary Craft announces a call for artists for an Artist Residency Program.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 1 Mar 2016

Media accepted: wood, glass, metal, fiber, clay, and mixed media

Access to wide variety of professional opportunities and resources including:

  • Five to ten residencies awarded
  • Three, six, nine, or twelve-month residencies
  • $500 monthly stipend
  • $300 quarterly allowance
  • Free studio space with 24 hour access
  • Ongoing professional development

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) is a nonprofit arts organization founded to advance education about the process, product, and history of craft. HCCC’s major emphasis is on objects of art made primarily from craft materials: clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood, or found/recycled materials.

For more information, contact mmendoza@crafthouston.org.

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