Ceramics

Off Center | International Ceramic Art Competition

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Since the first ceramics were created before 25,000 BCE, people have been fascinated with clay. Northern California has a rich history of talented ceramic artists, from Robert Arneson to Manuel Neri. Off Center is Blue Line Arts’ annual competition highlighting this dynamic medium, featuring work from both established names and emerging talent from across the country.

Guest Juror: Rachel Gotlieb, Ruth Rippon Curator of Ceramics at the Crocker Art Museum

Important Dates
Deadline to enter: May 20, 2022
Exhibition Dates: July 22 – September 17, 2022
Artist Notification: June 17, 2022
Shipping deadline of work to Blue Line Arts: July 1, 2022
Hand deliver work to Blue Line Arts: July 17 and 18, from 10am – 3pm
Opening Reception: August 20, 2022 from 4 – 8pm

Pick up unsold work from Blue Line Arts: September 18 or 19, from 10am – 3pm

Juried Prizes:

1st: $500
2nd: $300
3rd: $100

Eligibility

Open to artists everywhere!

All artwork must be original and completed within the last two years

Artwork cannot have been previously exhibited at Blue Line Arts

All 2-D works must be ready to hang

All artwork must be for sale

Accepted artwork that differs significantly from image in online submission will be disqualified

No accepted entry may be withdrawn or sold outside of the exhibition prior to the closing date

Blue Line Arts handles all sales transactions. Non-member artists receive a 50% commission from all gallery sales and members receive a 60% commission.

Size limitations

Art must be able to enter through the doors with a clearance of 94”h x 91”w

Ceilings in the gallery are 10 feet high

Nothing over 60 lbs will be accepted

All artwork images must be renamed in the following format:

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The artist is responsible to pay for all shipping and should have a prepaid label from FedEx or UPS (No US Mail)  for return of artwork.

All shipping of art must be packed as in this link!  Please see https://ceramicartsnetwork.org/daily/ceramic-art-and-artists/ceramic-artists/packaging-ceramics-shipping/

ENTRY FEES

There is a non-refundable entry fee for Off Center of $35; there is a $5/image fee for every additional image upload.

Application Requirements: Applicants must apply using the form on the Blue Line Arts website, http://www.bluelinearts.org/call-to-artists. You must be 18 years or older to apply.

Questions: If you have any questions about submissions, please contact Blue Line Arts staff during open hours at (916) 783-4117 or email gallery@bluelinearts.org

Prizes Details: 

Juried Prizes:

1st: $500
2nd: $300
3rd: $100

Deadline: 
20/May/2022

Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
$35
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Nine-Month Ceramics Teaching/Studio Residency in Utica, NY

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The 2022/23 discipline is CERAMICS.

DEADLINE: TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2022 at Midnight EST

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The Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Artists in Residence program (AIR) is an education-based residency which allows one emerging artist to live, work, and teach on the Munson-Williams and PrattMWP College of Art & Design campus in Utica, NY for one academic year.

The AIR program is designed for emerging artists or recent visual arts MFA graduates interested in art education in community arts and college curricula while receiving support to develop a vibrant, self-directed studio practice. 

Programming includes presenting a public lecture, teaching community arts education classes, holding a public open studio event, and designing and implementing accessible community projects with various departments on campus. Artists receive financial support, housing, meals, studio, and an exhibition in the Museum of Art. 

 THE RESIDENCY:

The 2022/23 call is for applicants in the discipline of CERAMICS. Artists who work in ceramics/pottery and understand higher ed principles of 3D and sculpture foundations. 

  • Residency is nine months, August 15, 2022 through May 15, 2023.
  • Call for artists rotates through disciplines each academic year. 
  • One artist is in residence for the 2022/23 academic year. 
  • Artists receive two stipend payments of $1,250 in September and in January for a total of $2,500.
  • Ceramics artists receive a private studio in the ceramics building with 24/7 access along with usage of studio kilns and equipment.
  • Paid fall and spring semester non-credit teaching opportunities in the Community Arts Education program; Paid PrattMWP College Program 3D/Foundations credit teaching opportunities**
  • Fall artist talk, winter open studio, spring Museum of Art solo exhibition, and promotion for these events. 
  • Furnished private apartment in the heart of the Munson-Williams campus.  
  • Dining Hall meal plan. (19 meals per week while college program is in session) 
  • Questions? Contact ataylor@mwpai.edu 

ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE RESPONSIBILITIES: 

The residency suits self-directed, motivated, community oriented ceramics artists that have an energetic willingness to work at routine ceramics studio duties as well as participate in campus and community life with genuine interest in gaining educational experience.

  • Develop own artwork and studio practice.
  • Resident Artists are responsible for working 20 hours a week in the ceramics facilities.
  • Work with the Community Arts Education and Residency Director along with the Ceramics Coordinator prior to arriving to develop non-credit community ceramics classes to teach each semester for adults or teens. 
  • Work with the Museum Education Department to imagine, design, and plan art projects for three to four community Art Alive Family Days or similar programming.
  • Work with PrattMWP College of Art & Design Faculty and undergraduate student body with the potential to teach a credit course**
  • Present a lecture of current work, open studio, and solo exhibition of new work during residency.
  • Artists are responsible for transportation to and during residency and any additional costs of living. 

**PrattMWP credit course teaching opportunities are contingent on college enrollment, AIR experience, and are assigned at the discretion of the Chair and Dean.

 

STUDIO DETAILS + CERAMICS FACILITIES:

Studios are provided to resident artists. A ceramics  AIR is provided with a private studio space on the second floor of the ceramics facilities with 24/7 access.  

The pottery studio encompasses 3,500 square feet of a historic former carriage house and stables that now make up the Ceramics and Sculpture Studio Buildings. Arched windows, tiled walls, and decades of good energy make this studio aesthetically pleasing and is the best equipped ceramics facility in the area. Additionally, the adjoining kiln shed is equipped with a large salt kiln, downdraft kiln, and an anagama kiln. The shed is the hub for workshops and for learning the fundamentals of wood firing. The second floor is home to a pop-up ceramics gallery, faculty studios, and the Vincent R. Clemente Ceramic Resource Room, a library of 250 ceramic books, magazines, and DVD demos for research and inspiration. 

Ceramics Studio Equipment Includes:

  • 4  Electric Kilns 
    • 2 Alpine front load 
    • Bailey round, 1 Nabertherm 
  • Bailey downdraft cart gas kiln
  • Salt & Soda kiln
  • Anagama wood kiln
  • 16 Shimpo pottery wheels
  • 5 Randall electric kick wheels
  • Brent 26” slab roller
  • 2 Bailey’s extruders
  • Large glaze lab with spray booth
  • Plaster mold making equipment
  • Handbuilding studio
  • Radiant heat 

Ceramics Artist in Residence Benefit From: 

  • Personal studio and work space
  • 24-Hour studio access
  • Use of studio equipment + kilns
  • Clay and glaze
  • Participate in / Assist classes + workshops
  • Teaching opportunities

Ceramics Specific Responsibilities:

  • Resident Artists are responsible for working 20 hours a week in the ceramics facilities (This includes teaching community classes, studio support, and being present for open studio times) 
  • Additional hours may be necessary for meetings, workshops, and special events.
  • Other duties include assisting Instructors and students, firing kilns, mixing glazes, and general studio upkeep.
  • Residents are representatives of Munson-Williams and are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner.
  • Artists are responsible for bringing all specialty equipment, tools, and supplies used in their daily studio practice (including computers) to the residency. If an applicant has a special interest in facilities outside of the specific discipline, please indicate in the application form. 
Prize Summary: 
Stipend and Paid Teaching
Prizes Details: 

Programming includes presenting a public lecture, teaching community arts education classes, holding a public open studio event, and designing and implementing accessible community projects with various departments on campus. Artists receive financial support, housing, meals, studio, and an exhibition in the Museum of Art. 

STIPENDS + PAY (USD): 

AIR receive two guaranteed stipend payments of $1,250 in September and in January for a total of $2,500 to help offset the costs of living and supplies. 

AIR teaching non-credit classes and/or workshops in our Community Arts Education program will be paid compensation as a Community Arts Education Instructor. Classes are subject to enrollment guidelines which means they may be canceled if they do not reach minimum enrollment.  Opportunities to teach a credit bearing course in the PrattMWP program is dependent on enrollment. Details and pay discussed with finalists. 

Munson-Williams provides up to $600 per artist of monetary support for the spring exhibition and up to $500 per artist towards shipping of artworks at the end of the residency.

Munson-Williams provides compensation for three to four Art Alive Family Day events and craft design at approx $200 per event. 

Munson-Williams provides a private apartment and utilities, a studio, and a meal plan that covers 19 meals a week during PrattMWP semesters.  Munson-Williams is not responsible for AIR transportation to and during residency or additional costs of living.

Deadline: 
22/March/2022
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Off Center- An International Ceramics Competition

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Since the first ceramics were created, like Venus of Dolní Věstonice, before 25,000 BCE and pottery vessels that were discovered in Jiangxi, China, which date back to 18,000 BCE, people have been fascinated with clay. Today, artists continue to astound us as they push the boundaries of our preconceived ideas of what ceramics represent. From playful pieces disguised as everyday objects, to finely detailed vessels, ceramics delights and surprises us in its evolution. Whether you work in a more traditional style, or prefer completely outlandish creations, we want to showcase your vision and techniques from around the world during this annual show.

Important Dates:

Exhibition Dates: May 21, 2021 - July 3rd, 2021
Deadline to Enter: April 9th, 2021
Artist Notification: April 16th, 2021
Shipping deadline of work to Blue Line Arts: May 2nd, 2021
Hand deliver work to Blue Line Arts: May 16 & 17, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Opening Reception: June 19th, 2021, 5-8 p.m.
Pick up unsold work from Blue Line Arts:
July 5 & 6th, 10 a.m - 3 p.m

Juror Info: 

Magdolene Dykstra is a second generation Egyptian-Canadian. After studying both biology and visual arts in undergraduate studies, she received her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. Magdolene has participated in residencies at the Medalta Historic Clay District and the Watershed Center for Arts and Crafts. She has also spoken at NCECA conferences, most recently in a panel on "Disrupting the Canon" at the virtual NCECA 2021.

Magdolene has been awarded several grants from the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts, including Research and Creation Grants, Exhibition Assistance Grants, and Arts Abroad Grants.

Recent exhibitions include a site-specific installation at the Gardiner Museum (Toronto, ON). Upcoming exhibitions include a solo exhibition at the Jane Hartsook Gallery (New York, NY).

She is also the founder of SWAG, a group dedicated to supporting womxn artists in the Niagara region, where she is a passionate artist|educator, teaching at secondary and post-secondary levels.

Magdolene is currently serving as the Visiting Artist in Residence at Concordia University (2020/2021)

Eligibility:

Open to all artists 18 and older

Artwork cannot have been previously exhibited at Blue Line Arts

All artwork must be for sale

No accepted entry may be withdrawn or sold outside of the exhibition prior to the closing date

Accepted artwork that differs significantly from the image in the online submission will be disqualified

Blue Line Arts handles all sales transactions.

Non-member artists receive a 50% commission from all gallery sales

Members receive a 60% commission from all gallery sales

The artist is responsible to pay for all shipping and must include a prepaid label for return of artwork

FedEx or UPS ONLY

No USPS

Please use blue painters tape to secure wrapping and artwork duringshipping-- this ensures we will be able to reuse packing materials forreturn shipment

Two-dimensional artwork must be ready to hang

Wire must be installed

No sawtooth hangers

Prize Summary: 
Cash Prizes avaliable!
Prizes Details: 

1st Place: $500
2nd Place: $300
3rd Place: $100

Deadline: 
09/April/2021

Entry Fee:

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$35
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American Museum of Ceramic Arts Artists in Residence

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The AMOCA Artists in Residence Program, established in 2012, provides self-directed ceramic artists time, space, and financial support to experiment and develop a new body of work in a creative and supportive environment. AMOCA is located approximately 30 miles from Los Angeles and 70 miles from Palm Springs. This application is for two residency opportunities:

Residency A
Dates: October 1, 2021 - April 30, 2022*
Includes a $1,475 monthly accommodations stipend (apartment furnishings and staff support in securing local accommodations provided), and Wi-Fi in the ceramics studio.

Residency B
Dates: January 1, 2022 - April 30, 2022*
Includes a furnished studio apartment, 2nd floor (no elevator), walking distance to AMOCA, Wi-Fi in the apartment and ceramics studio.

Both residencies include: $100 weekly living stipend, firing & materials stipend, semi-private studio, workshop opportunities within the studio and local colleges, online sales opportunities, use of AMOCA’s photography lab, and AMOCA museum membership.

* Depending on funding, residencies may be extended up to 12 months.

Deadline: 
31/January/2021
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BARRO TONALTECA / TRADITIONAL TONALTECA CLAY

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Curator - Fernando Jimon + Marina Jimon (Mexico)

During this residency we will find passion and dedication for two prehispanic, Mexican clay making traditions from Tonala, Jalisco. These techniques have been part of the Jimon family for six generations. Their artisanal lifestyle has taken them around the  world sharing their knowledge as well as the history, culture and talent of their  hometown. 

“Barro bruñido” (Rub Clay) technique comes from the rubbing a pyrite stone on the  shaped and painted pieces of clay, and as the last step they are burned in a traditional  open sky tonaltecan style wood kiln. 

“Barro bandera” (Flag Clay) derives this name from the colors of green, white and red  (colors of the Mexican flag) and isan almost forgotten technique, thus making the Jimon  family more eggar to share it with the world.  

With pleasure and honour the Jimon family will share their ancestral knowledge at  Anima Casa Rural to all artists interested in this residency.

Deadline: 
28/February/2021

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Application fee $25 USD Total residency Cost: $ 850 (USD)
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Ceramics Online Juried Show

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In collaboration with the Clay Guild of the Eastern Shore, this online exhibition will showcase contemporary ceramic artists from across the region and feature functional & non-functional work. Accepted entries will be featured on our website and social media during the month of June.

Prize Summary: 
Prizes awarded for first place: $200 in each category
Prizes Details: 

Prizes awarded for first place: $200 in each category (functional and non-functional). First place artists will also be featured as part of Clay-a-palooza 2021, an annual weekend-long event featuring demonstrations, workshops, marketplace, and more.

Deadline: 
01/June/2020

Entry Fee:

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$10 for members/ $15 for non-members per piece. Non-refundable. Member rate extends to both members of the Art League of Ocean City & Clay Guild of the Eastern Shore.
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