CALL FOR ENTRIES: River 2 River
Regional Juried Exhibition
Juried By Clary Illian and Mitchell Spain
September 6th – October 7th 2018
Closing Reception: October 6th 5:30pm-7:30pm
Deadline: August 3rd, 2018
Cost of Submission: $25 for two individual works.
The Iowa Ceramics Center and Glass Studio of Cedar Rapids, Iowa is pleased to host the fourth bi-annual Iowa Clay Conference. In conjunction with the conference, River 2 River will highlight the richness and diversity of ceramic art within Iowa and across the Midwest. Participation is open to all artists 18 years of age or older living in Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska and South Dakota. Work submitted must be original, must use clay as the primary material and must have been completed within the last 2 years.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION JURORS:
Mitchell Spain: Born and raised near Des Moines IA, Spain received his BFA in Ceramics in 2012 from the University of Iowa and his MFA at the University of Kansas in 2015. Today, he is an accomplished artist crafting high-quality ceramic works using trompe l’oeil technique that mimics these rustic findings. Mitchell has exhibited in national and international exhibitions including the Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics. His work and writing have been featured in national ceramics publications including Ceramics Monthly and Ceramics: TECHNICAL magazine. He currently lives south of Des Moines, Iowa where he is working as a full-time studio artist.
Clary Illian: An Iowa native, Illian apprenticed with Bernard Leach in 1964-65 upon receiving her BFA from the University of Iowa. She has made a living as a full-time utilitarian potter and currently resides in Ely, Iowa. She has taught a few semesters and workshops in art schools and craft teaching institutions across the United States and Canada. Clary is also well-known for her writing, authoring numerous articles for various ceramic publications, including Studio Potter. Her text, “A Potter’s Workbook” was published in 1999 and is used in classrooms around the world. After a long career making stoneware and porcelain pots, Ms. Illian recently switched to earthenware and sees her work becoming more light-hearted, but keeping the functional intention intact.
CATEGORIES AND AWARDS
First Prize: $150 and a solo exhibition at the Iowa Ceramics Center and Glass Studio Main Gallery
Second Prize: $100
Third Prize: $50
ABOUT THE VENUE
The Coe College Sinclair Galleries is home to two contemporary spaces professionally designed to display art in any media. Sinclair Galleries will concurrently host both River 2 River and the Iowa Clay Conference Presenters Exhibition featuring Matt Kelleher. With their high ceilings and polished concrete floors, these galleries are educational venues that engage the Coe community with the breadth of visual culture on campus, nationally and internationally. Coe College is a private, four-year, liberal arts college in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
The jurors will make final determinations selections. Floor and pedestal works must be self-supporting. Wall hanging works must be provided with hanging systems that are secure to install. Individual objects should weigh less than 60 lbs. and be of dimensions that can pass through a 36” x 80” entrance door. iCCGS staff reserves the right to exclude from exhibition works that arrive at the venue in poor condition.
ENTRY PROCEDURES and APPLICATION PROCESS
Applications will be accepted online only at www.iowaceramicscenter.org/river2river2018
DEADLINE: August 3rd
You may submit two individual pieces with two images per piece (total of no more than 4 images)
Images must be sized at 1800 px on the longest side at 300 dpi. (A 4X6 image would be sized at 1800×1200) and labelled Sub1A, Sub1B, Sub 2A, Sub 2B appropriately.
Artists must also submit an artist statement of approximately 200 words.
- Application Open: July 12th
- Online Submittal deadline: Aug 3rd
- Acceptance notification: August 10th
- Contracts due: August 27th
- Shipped and hand delivered works to arrive: No later than August 27th
- Loan period: From arrival through October 20th
- Exhibition dates: September 6th – October 7th
- Iowa Clay Conference dates: October 6 & 7
- Exhibition Reception: October 6th, 5:30pm-7:30pm
- Return of works: Shipped by October 20th