[Sponsored Listing] The John Michael Kohler Arts Center announces a call for artists for the 2023 Arts/Industry Residencies. For more than forty years, Arts/Industry has been connecting artists with the resources, technology, and materials of Kohler Co, as well as providing a place to explore new ideas, processes, and perspectives. Artists from all disciplines are encouraged to apply.
Each year, up to twelve artists are selected for residencies in the pottery or foundry areas of the factory through a competitive jury process. No experience with clay or cast metal is required, just an interest in pursuing a new body of work and being open to new ideas.
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Enter by: 14 Mar 2022
Arts/Industry residencies are three months in length and divided into three cohorts. There are four artists-in-residence in each cohort: two in pottery and two in foundry. Residents are expected to commit to the full three-month period. Artists-in-residence receive 24-hour access to studio space, industrial materials, use of equipment, technical assistance, photographic services, housing, round-trip transportation, and a modest weekly stipend.
Hundreds of artists have benefited from the celebrated Arts/Industry residency program since its beginning in 1974. The program, undoubtedly one of the most unusual ongoing collaborations between art and industry in the United States, was conceived and is administered by the John Michael Kohler Arts Center and hosted by Kohler Co.
Arts/Industry offers artists the time and space to focus on the creation of new work and a unique location for their studios. Artists-in-residence work at the Kohler Co factory in the pottery and/or foundry. Artists need not have experience with clay or metal, just an interest in materials and the potential for the industrial environment and processes to influence their creative practice. Participants are exposed to a body of technical knowledge that enables and encourages them to explore new ways of thinking and working.
About John Michael Kohler Arts Center
The John Michael Kohler Arts Center located north of Milwaukee in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, was founded in 1967. It is dedicated to making innovative exhibitions and arts programming accessible to a broad audience. Central to its mission is promoting understanding and appreciation of the work of self-taught and contemporary artists through original exhibitions, commissioned works of art, performing arts programs, and community arts initiatives. Since the 1970s, JMKAC has preserved, studied, and exhibited works by art-environment builders and has earned a worldwide reputation for its work in this area. Art environments involve an individual significantly transforming their surroundings—for example, their home or yard—into an exceptional, multifaceted work of art.
The Arts Center’s downtown Sheboygan facility includes eight galleries, two performance spaces, a café, a retail shop, and a drop-in art-making studio. Among its program offerings are community arts projects; artist residencies; presentations of dance, film, and music; a free weekly summer concert series; classes and workshops; an onsite arts-based preschool program; and approximately twelve originally curated exhibitions of the work of self-taught and contemporary artists annually. The John Michael Kohler Arts Center also administers the renowned Arts/Industry residency program, which is hosted by Kohler Co.
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Image: Arts/Industry artist-in-residence Kate Klingbeil in the Kohler Co Foundry, 2020. Photo: Kohler Co, courtesy of John Michael Kohler Arts Center.
The Cowee Pottery School announces a call for artists for the Cowee Valley Pottery Festival. The festival will be held on May 23, 2020 in Franklin, NC, at the historic Cowee School Arts & Heritage Center. The event will include a juried pottery show and pottery sale on the green from 10 am-4 pm on Saturday.
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Deadline: 31 Jan 2020
Each artist will receive a 10×20 booth space, which provides ample storage behind tent space. In the event of rain, the sale will move indoors. Artists will need to provide their own tent and fixtures. There will be onsite security after show hours. Submit a photo example of your booth setup when submitting your application & photos of your work.
Once the jury process is complete, all artists will be notified of standing by January 15. Payment of booth fee ($125) will be due no later than February 15. Cancel with refund no later than March 15, 2020.
Arrangements will be made, to the best of their ability, to provide artists with housing during the festival. This will include private homes, camping, and hotel discounts.
Cowee Valley Pottery Festival Artist Benefits
Artists are encouraged to attend an invitation-only VIP private exhibit and sale on Friday evening, May 22. This event will include artist meet and greets and a silent auction with canapes and beverages, providing an opportunity to show and sell exceptional work.
All potters will be eligible for Customer’s Choice cash awards, including Best Booth/Display, Most Informative Potter, and Most Beautiful Work.
Commissions to the promotors of 20% on Friday night reception sales only. All other sales are commission free.
About Cowee Pottery School
Cowee Pottery School is a non-profit organization located in the historic Cowee School Arts and Heritage Center. The Cowee School is a local hub for artists and craftspeople who are working to preserve heritage arts and crafts. The pottery school offers classes and community outreach to local schools and organizations.
Cowee Pottery School is a volunteer-driven organization. All classes are taught by volunteers, some of whom are certified Master Potters. All proceeds from this event will benefit the school, allowing the school to continue to operate and provide these services to local community and host the Cowee Valley Pottery Festival.
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