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Art of Clay National Juried Show (March 3 – June 15, 2019)


The National Juried Show with the International Twist!
(March 3 – June 15, 2019)


CALL FOR ENTRIES

AWARDS

1st place – $1000 / 2nd place – $500 / 3rd place – $250 / Honorable Mentions

ELIGIBILITY

This juried show is open to all US artists/residents (ages 18+) working in clay/ceramics. Works must be original, handcrafted, and have been completed in the past two years. Works submitted for consideration must fit on a 24”x24” or 15”x15” pedestal. Works may not have been previously exhibited at the North Carolina Pottery Center. Submission of an entry to this show constitutes an agreement by the artist to all conditions and stipulations listed in this Call for Entries.

ENTRY FEE

Artists may submit images of up to three (3) works for a non-refundable $35 fee. Submissions will not be considered complete until both the entry submission and the entry fee have been received by the North Carolina Pottery Center. Preferred entry fee payment is online by credit card via the center’s secure payment form at tinyurl.com/2019artofclay-entryfee.

If you need to pay by check, please make payable to North Carolina Pottery Center and mail to: North Carolina Pottery Center, PO Box 531, Seagrove, NC 27341.

ENTRY PROCEDURES

Up to three (3) works may be submitted for consideration. Images of works must be submitted online via tinyurl.com/2019artofclay-entrysubmission for preliminary judging. For each work, up to three (3) separate images showing details or different views may be submitted.

Images of works accepted will be retained/used by the North Carolina Pottery Center for record-keeping, documentary, and publicity purposes.

Digital images must be submitted in jpg format. Artist names should not appear on the image itself.

For good image quality and a fast upload, your image files must be sized around 1800 x 1800 pixels at 72 dpi (approximately 6″ x 6″ at 300 dpi). Please do not submit images smaller than this. Each image should be no larger than 5mb.

Digital files must be named using the following naming scheme:

FirstInitialLastName-entrynumber-imagenumber

Example:
jdoe-entry1-image1
jdoe-entry1-image2
jdoe-entry1-image3

To insure impartiality, the Juror will select works for the exhibition using a blind jury process. Artist names will not be included with any digital images sent to the Juror.

Entries will not be considered complete until the entry submission fee has been received. Entry materials and entry fee are due no later than December 15, 2018.

JUROR

Douglas Fitch (www.douglasfitch.co.uk)
Doug is also going to be one of the featured presenters at the 2019 North Carolina Potters Conference, sponsored by the Randolph Arts Guild, in Asheboro, NC, the first weekend in March 2019.

Says Doug, “My wife and I are long established potters with international reputations, havingtraveledd in Japan and throughout the USA, to exhibit our work and to deliver workshops and lectures. In 2013, we became partners in life and in business. Our styles compliment, as we have evolved from similar influences, but our work is nevertheless clearly distinct from one another.

I have been making pots for most of my life. It’s a strange thing, to be excited by something as simple as a brown clay jug and I can’t explain it, but it seems that it happens to some people; it just gets under your skin.

It was at the age of eleven that I first encountered medieval pottery. My headmaster, a keen archaeologist would take us on trips to formerly inhabited sites, commonly ploughed fields, where our eyes would scour the furrows in search of fragments of pottery. Back in the school room, he would show us photographs of the type of pottery that these shards had once formed a part of. The experience gave me my understanding at the time, of what I considered pottery made by hand looked like. This aesthetic has formed the basis of my work ever since.

We share materials, working in red earthenware, decorated with a self-imposed restricted palette of coloured slips, covered with rich honey glazes. The pots are fired in the wood kiln, which we stoke continuously for up to twenty hours. Subsequently we travel together to shows up and down the country, selling our wares. Our life is our work and our work is our life, we live and we breathe pottery.”

JUDGING

To ensure impartiality, the Juror will select works for the exhibition using a blind jury process. Artist names will not be included with any digital images sent to the Juror.

Acceptance of a work in preliminary judging by digital image does not automatically constitute acceptance into the exhibition. If upon receipt, a received work is found to be different from the one in the submitted images or is deemed unfit/unsafe for exhibition, it may be disqualified. Substitution for pieces accepted in preliminary judging is not allowed.

Award winners will be selected by the Juror(s) after the exhibition is installed and will be announced on Sunday afternoon, March 3, at the exhibition’s opening reception and open house in conjunction with the North Carolina Potters Conference (March 1-3, 2019), sponsored by the Randolph Arts Guild.

SALES

The North Carolina Pottery Center will retain a 40% commission on any works sold. To receive payment, artists must submit a completed W-9 which will be sent to the artist upon sale. Payments will be mailed within 4 weeks after the close of the show.

AWARD RECIPIENTS

Award recipients will be asked to complete and turn in a W-9 to receive payment after awards have been determined. Award payments will be mailed within 4 weeks of award announcement.

INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS

All works must have been fired. All works must be suitably prepared for exhibition. Works submitted for consideration must fit on a 24”x24” or 15”x15” pedestal. No wall hanging pieces will be considered or accepted. Orientation/installation instructions should be included with work if it is not patently obvious.

DELIVERY OF ACCEPTED WORKS

Once artists have been notified regarding accepted pieces (January 16, 2019), a signed exhibition contract is required before the piece is either shipped or delivered to the center. Exhibition contracts are due no later than February 1, 2019. Accepted works may be shipped or hand-delivered, but must arrive no later than February 16, 2019.

Hand-Delivery
Works may be hand-delivered to the North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue, Seagrove, NC, 27341, Tues-Sat from 10am-4pm.

Shipping via UPS or FEDEX
North Carolina Pottery Center
233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341

Shipping via USPS
North Carolina Pottery Center
PO Box 531
Seagrove, NC 27341

The artist is responsible for all shipping and return shipping costs and arrangements regarding getting the piece to and from the North Carolina Pottery Center. After the exhibition, the Pottery Center will repack each piece in its original packing materials and box(es). Artists are responsible for arranging return shipping to the address of origin through their local UPS/FedEx/USPS or other shipping offices. Shipping insurance is the responsibility of the artist. The Pottery Center will not be responsible for works lost, stolen, or damaged once picked up by the shipper. Artists should include a prepaid return label with the shipment of the work to the Pottery Center or provide the Pottery Center with a prepaid label at the close of the exhibition.

LIABILITY

Accepted entries will be insured by the North Carolina Pottery Center from receipt through July 15, 2019, or pickup/return of a work, whichever comes first, for 60% of the retail price. In the event of a claim, artists must provide adequate proof of value before being compensated. Any works designated as NFS (Not For Sale) must have a stated insurance value and will be held to the same burden of proof regarding value in the event of a claim. Works remaining past July 15, 2019, will no longer be insured. Works left after July 15, 2019, become the property of the North Carolina Pottery Center and will be liquidated.

Questions

All questions should be directed to artofclay@ncpotterycenter.org.

We thank you for your cooperation and timely adherence all stipulations and dates contained within this Call for Entries. We also wish you the best of luck!


2019 ART OF CLAY NATIONAL JURIED SHOW CALENDAR

  • December 15, 2018
    Deadline for Receipt of Entries
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  • January 16, 2019
    Notifications to Artists of Accepted Works
    Artists with entries accepted for the exhibition will be emailed. (Please ensure we have a valid, and regularly checked, email address for you.)  Also, notification will be sent out on this date via snail mail to every artist informing them of whether or not their work was selected for the show.
    .
  • February 1, 2019
    Deadline for Receipt of Signed Exhibition Contracts
    Contracts for accepted artists will be included in the email they receive on 1/16/19.
    .
  • February 16, 2019
    Deadline for Receipt of Accepted Works
    (Pay very close attention to the shipping information below.)

Hand-Delivery
Works may be hand-delivered to the North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue, Seagrove, NC, 27341, Tues-Sat from 10am-4pm.

Shipping via UPS or FEDEX
North Carolina Pottery Center
233 East Avenue
Seagrove, NC 27341

Shipping via USPS
North Carolina Pottery Center
PO Box 531
Seagrove, NC 27341

  • February 28
    Exhibition Opens
    .
  • March 3, 2019
    Opening Reception & Awards Announcement
    1:00-4:30pm
    Free and open to the public.
    *DATE/TIME SUBJECT TO CHANGE*
    .
  • June 15, 2019
    Exhibition Closes
    .
  • June 18, 2019
    Works Available for Pickup
    Hand-delivered artwork may be picked-up Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm.
    .
  • June 25, 2019
    Works Available for Return Delivery
    Shipped artwork will be packed and ready for pick-up by shipping companies arranged by the artist.
    .
  • July 15, 2019
    Insurance ends on unclaimed works. Any unclaimed works become the property of the North Carolina Pottery Center and will be liquidated.

last updated LL 03/12/2018

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