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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.

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