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NCECA 2016, 50TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE March 16-19, 2016 Kansas City, MO

January

Call for Entries: National Ceramic Exhibitions
The MWSU Clay Guild is sponsoring two national ceramic exhibitions.  The deadline for each is January 20, 2017.  Both exhibition will be offering awards of $500-Best of Show, $200-1st Place, and $100-2nd Place.  If you are interested in participating, please review the information about each exhibition below.

Additionally, if you know of anyone that would be interested in applying to one or both of these exhibitions please feel free to forward this information to them. Your help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks and best wishes,
MWSU Clay Guild

MWSU Clay Guild – Twin Cups – National Ceramic Exhibition
The Missouri Western State University Clay Guild is sponsoring a National Ceramic Exhibition titled Twin Cups. The exhibition is open to all artists 18 years and older residing in the U.S.  Submitted artworks may be either functional or sculptural representations of a pair of cups, mugs, or drinking vessels, etc.  A $30.00 jury fee entitles each artist to submit a maximum of three entries (each entry consisting of a set of two).  Artworks must have been completed within the last two years.

Juror:  Ted Neal
Born and raised in rural upstate New York, Ted has received degrees from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (MFA 1998), Utah State University (BFA 1995), and Brigham Young University Idaho (AAS 1991). After graduate school Ted taught as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He moved back to Logan Utah in 2001 to take the position of technology instructor and studio coordinator for the ceramics area at Utah State University. (2001 – 2006) His work has been featured in numerous exhibitions including: Earth MattersNCECA 2010 Invitational in Philadelphia, PA, Strictly Functional Pottery National in East Petersburg PA, Forms and Shapes: The Useful Teapot  at AKAR Gallery in Iowa City, IA, NCECA Clay National in Columbus, OH, 2013 NCECA Biennial “Earth/Energy” Houston, TX,  Feats of Clay XXIII at Lincoln Arts in Lincoln, CA, Ferrous – Solo Exhibition, Ann Miller Gallery, Wittenberg University, 40th Anniversary Pottery Show and Sale. The Art School at Old Church, Demarest, NJ and Functional Ceramics, Ohio Craft Museum, Wayne Center for the Arts in Wooster, OH. Ted is currently a studio artist and has been a Professor of Ceramics in the School of Art at Ball State University in Muncie Indiana since 2006.

Awards:Awards will be selected at the sole discretion of the juror.
$500 – Best of Show
$200 – 1st Place
$100 – 2nd Place

Twin Cups Prospectus: https://www.missouriwestern.edu/orgs/clayguild/TwinCups.html
MWSU Clay Guild website:  https://www.missouriwestern.edu/orgs/clayguild/index.html

Calendar:

January 20, 2017    Online Submission Deadline
January 20, 2017    Postmark for 30.00 Jury Fee
January 31, 2017     Acceptance Notification
February 15, 2017    Shipped Artwork Due to Gallery (artwork may be hand-delivered between 10am-4pm)
February 17, 2017     Installation of Exhibition
February 24, 2017    Exhibition Opens – Reception: 5 pm -7:30 pm
March 24, 2017     Exhibition Closes

March 31, 2017     Return of Shipped Artwork Begins and Pick-Up of Hand-Delivered Artwork between 10am-4pm

Clay on the Wall
The Missouri Western State University Clay Guild is sponsoring a National Ceramic Exhibition titled Clay on the Wall. The exhibition is open to all artists 18 years and older residing in the U.S.  Artworks must have been completed within the last two years. Works may be either functional or sculptural forms designed to hang on the wall. All entries must be complete with a hanging device capable of securely supporting the work on the wall for the duration of the exhibition. It is preferred that the hanging device not be visible when the piece is displayed.  The $30.00 jury fee entitles each artist to submit a maximum of three entries.

Juror: Margaret Bohls
Margaret Bohls makes hand-built pottery that she shows and sells both locally and nationally. She received her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 1989, and her MFA from Louisiana State University in 1995. She has been teaching ceramics at the college level for twenty years. She is currently Associate Professor of Art at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. She previously taught at the University of Minnesota from 1998 to 2011, and has taught as visiting faculty at Ohio University, Penn State University and NSCAD University in Halifax. She has given lectures at universities across the U.S. and has taught hands-on workshops at art centers such as Greenwich House Pottery in New York, Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Aspen, Colorado and Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. Bohls’ work has been shown in over 100 group and solo exhibitions since 1995 and is included in the permanent collections of the Minnesota Museum of American Art, the American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA), and in the Sonny and Gloria Kamm Teapot Foundation Collection. She has written articles for the Journal of the National Council for Education on Ceramic Arts and Pottery Making Illustrated, and her ceramic work has been featured in periodicals such as Ceramics Monthly and Studio Potter Magazine.
Awards:Awards will be selected at the sole discretion of the juror.
$500 – Best of Show
$200 – 1st Place
$100 – 2nd Place

Calendar:
January 20, 2017    Online Submission Deadline
January 20, 2017    Postmark for 30.00 Jury Fee
January 31, 2017     Acceptance Notification
February 15, 2017    Shipped Artwork Due to Gallery (artwork may be hand-delivered between 10am-4pm)
February 17, 2017     Installation of Exhibition
February 24, 2017    Exhibition Opens – Reception: 5 pm -7:30 pm
March 24, 2017     Exhibition Closes
March 31, 2017     Return of Shipped Artwork Begins and Pick-Up of Hand-Delivered Artwork between 10am-4pm

February

Workhouse Arts Center – 7th Annual Workhouse Clay International 2017
Deadline is May 10, 2017

The Workhouse Arts Center (WAF) is proud to announce a call for entries for its 7th Annual Workhouse Clay International Ceramics Exhibition 2017. This 7th Annual Workhouse Clay International Ceramics Exhibition is an “Open Call” for functional and/or sculptural ceramic artworks.  The Workhouse Arts Center is excited to continue promoting the best of contemporary ceramic artwork being created throughout the US and abroad.

Ceramic Artist and Educator Chris Gustin is our 2017 juror. Exhibition will be on display August 12-October 8, 2017.

Applications are taken online at http://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=event_info&event_id=1182