MWSU Clay Guild - Twin Cups: National Ceramics Exhibition 2017

Prospectus: Twin Cups Prospectus.PDF

Online Entry Form: MWSU Clay Guild - Twin Cups National Ceramics Exhibition

The Missouri Western State University Clay Guild is sponsoring the 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.

Awards:
$500 - Best of Show
$200 - 1st Place
$100 - 2nd Place

Awards will be selected at the sole discretion of the juror.

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 Matters NCECA 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.


                                       
Ted Neal

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 17-22, 2017

Installation of Exhibition

February 24, 2017

Exhibition Opens – Reception: 6pm-8pm

March 24, 2017

Exhibition Closes

March 31, 2017

Return of Artwork and Pick-Up of Hand-Delivered Artwork between 10 am – 4 pm



Eligibility:  Open to all ceramic artists 18 years and older residing in the U.S.  Artworks must have been completed within the last two years. Submitted work may be either functional or sculptural representations of a pair of cups, mugs, or drinking vessels, etc.  The $30.00 jury fee entitles each artist to submit a maximum of three entries (each entry consisting of a set of two).  

Media:  All works must be primarily ceramic.  Mixed media works will be accepted only if clay comprises at least 50% of the artwork.  The juror will make all final determinations.

Digital Images Submission:  Images should be submitted in JPG format.  Size images to 1920 pixels on the longest side at 300 dpi.  Images should be named using the following format:     First Initial_Last Name_ Submission #.JPG   (example:  J_Smith_1.JPG)
The MWSU Clay Guild reserves the right to use submitted images of artwork for publicity, documentation, education, and promotion. CD’s will not be returned.

Entry Fee:  $30.00 for three entries (each entry consists of 2 pieces).  After submitting your application online, your screen should display a print page (you will also receive an email).  Please print the page and send it with your check to complete the registration process to:

              David Harris
              MWSU Clay Guild – Twin Cups:  National Ceramics Exhibition 2016
              Missouri Western State University
              4525 Downs Drive
              St. Joseph, MO  64507

Sales:  The Clay Guild will take a 25% commission on sales made during the exhibition.

Rules:  All accepted work must remain for the duration of the show.  Submission of the entry form signifies the artist’s understanding and acceptance of the rules of the exhibit.

Opening:  Exhibition opens February 24, 2017 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  It will be held in the Potter Fine Arts Gallery located on the Missouri Western State University campus.  All artists are invited to attend.

Shipping:  Artists are responsible for shipping their work to and from the MWSU Potter Fine Arts Gallery and insuring it while in transit.  Shipped entries must be securely packed (No Styrofoam Peanuts) and sent in substantial reusable containers.  Double boxing is strongly recommended.  Accepted works should arrive at the gallery no later than February 15, 2017

Return Shipping:  Artists must provide a pre-paid return shipping label or check to cover return shipping costs of unsold items..  Artwork left with the gallery more than 30 days after the close of the exhibition, without return arrangements, is deemed abandoned and becomes the property of the MWSU Clay Guild.

Ship Selected Work To:
 
              MWSU Clay Guild – Twin Cups:  National Ceramics Exhibition 2016
              Potter Fine Arts Gallery
              Missouri Western State University
              4525 Downs Drive
              St. Joseph, MO  64507
              1-816-271-4282
 

Liability:  Every reasonable precaution will be taken during receiving, installing, exhibition, and return of work, but the MWSU Clay Guild, its members, volunteers, and Missouri Western State University will assume no responsibility for loss or damage incurred. Artists must carry their own insurance.

Online Entry Form: MWSU Clay Guild - Twin Cups National Ceramics Exhibition

Prospectus: Twin Cups Prospectus.PDF

Questions: email: clayguild@missouriwestern.edu