18 Apr 2018

Competitions Carbondale Clay XIII: Out of the Mold

Carbondale Clay CenterCarbondale, Colorado, United States

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Opportunity Description

U.S National Deadline: May 18, 2018 – “Out of the Mold” Carbondale Clay National XIII is a national juried and invitational exhibition of ceramic art held annually at the Carbondale Clay Center Gallery in Carbondale, CO. It is open to ceramic artists throughout the United States. Exhibition Dates: August 3 – 31, 2018.

Carbondale Clay National XIII: Out of the Mold will be juried by Andrea Gill and John Gill, both internationally recognized ceramics artists.

“The concept of this juried exhibition is to investigate what is happening currently in ceramic art. The title suggests physical and metaphorical criteria. Slip casting, press molding, or sprigging; plaster molds, bisque molds, or just clay pressed onto an object. These are all techniques requiring molds. How are artists finding new ideas and ways of working through the use of molds? Pottery, sculpture, wall tile, or mix media work will be considered—the only requirement is the use of a mold. We hope this call for work generates some ideas and hard work: using molds can be challenging. By opening the exhibit to mixed media, we might see some very creative responses to our curiosity about what can come out of a mold. The gallery space will put limits on what is accepted because we are jurying an exhibition, not a list of objects. The criteria for selection is simply the best work submitted that has a connection to the title of the exhibition.” – Andrea and John Gill

Best in Show: $500
Staff Selection: $250
Local’s Favorite: $100

All works entered must be smaller than 14x14x14” or less than 3,000 cubic inches. All works must be installation ready with all necessary hanging hardware and or custom bases for specific three dimensional works, no exceptions. All wall works must be less than 20lbs per section unless prior contact with exhibition organizers is made about a piece’s size and weight. Extraordinary installation techniques are to be discussed and confirmed prior to sending work to the gallery.

The exhibition organizers accept no liability for damage to pieces damaged by people interaction, or “acts of god”. It is recommended that any artist accepted into the exhibition purchase their own additional liability insurance, especially for any exterior works.

APPLY ONLINE – $30 entry
Notification of acceptance by email: June 8, 2018.

The Carbondale Clay Center exists to promote excellence in the ceramic arts and to build community through clay related activities. Our mission is to serve the community by offering strong, diversified, high quality ceramic arts educational programs and providing support for ceramic artists and potters through teaching, exhibiting and educational opportunities.

Carbondale Clay Center
135 Main St.
Carbondale, CO
t: 970-963-2529

Opp Categories: Sculpture Only. Opp Types: Competitions. Opp Tags: Deadlines 05 May thru June and Open to U.S. Artists Only. Income: Cash or Value Awards and Exhibition – Group.

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