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Call for Artists


 

Thrown & Altered

National juried exhibition of thrown and altered ceramics

Juried by Shoji Satake

Submission Deadline: March 12

Artist notification: March 20

Exhibition Dates: April 21 - May 27, 2017

Open to all artists who reside in the continental United States

Submission Fee: $25

 

Since the 1950’s ceramic artists have been intentionally manipulating thrown work for reasons beyond the utility of adding a handle or pinching a spout. As mass production overwhelmed craft, the tradition of thrown functional pottery found new purpose in a conceptualized aesthetic approach to object making. Contemporary ceramicists now work with a built in tradition that includes an acute awareness of their material’s essence and potential. Through the practice of throwing then altering their work, artists continue to develop both formal aspects of the tradition, as well as further investigate experimental possibilities.

Shoji Satake, born in Kyoto, Japan and raised in Anchorage, Alaska received his BA in Studio Art and BA in Government from The College of William and Mary in 1996. He received his MFA from Indiana University, Bloomington in 2004. Shoji currently resides in Morgantown, West Virginia with his artist wife Jennifer Allen. He is a assistant professor and ceramics area head at West Virginia University. Shoji has also taught at Indiana University, Hope College and at Central Michigan University.
Shoji has conducted workshops and exhibited nationally and internationally. Some of his most recent activities include the artist residency at the Robert M. MacNamara Foundation Westport, Maine, Summer Visiting Artist Workshop/lectures at Jingdezhen Ceramics Institute, Guangxi Art Academy in the People’s Republic of China. Recent exhibitions include solo, two-person, and multiple group shows throughout the US and China. Shoji Satake, born in Kyoto, Japan and raised in Anchorage, Alaska received his BA in Studio Art and BA in Government from The College of William and Mary in 1996. He received his MFA from Indiana University, Bloomington in 2004. Shoji currently resides in Morgantown, West Virginia with his artist wife Jennifer Allen. He is a assistant professor and ceramics area head at West Virginia University. Shoji has also taught at Indiana University, Hope College and at Central Michigan University.
Shoji has conducted workshops and exhibited nationally and internationally. Some of his most recent activities include the artist residency at the Robert M. MacNamara Foundation Westport, Maine, Summer Visiting Artist Workshop/lectures at Jingdezhen Ceramics Institute, Guangxi Art Academy in the People’s Republic of China. Recent exhibitions include solo, two-person, and multiple group shows throughout the US and China.

Shoji Satake, born in Kyoto, Japan and raised in Anchorage, Alaska received his BA in Studio Art and BA in Government from The College of William and Mary in 1996. He received his MFA from Indiana University, Bloomington in 2004. Shoji currently resides in Morgantown, West Virginia with his artist wife Jennifer Allen. He is an assistant professor and ceramics area head at West Virginia University. Shoji has also taught at Indiana University, Hope College and at Central Michigan University.

Shoji has conducted workshops and exhibited nationally and internationally. Some of his most recent activities include the artist residency at the Robert M. MacNamara Foundation Westport, Maine, Summer Visiting Artist Workshop/lectures at Jingdezhen Ceramics Institute, Guangxi Art Academy in the People’s Republic of China. Recent exhibitions include solo, two-person, and multiple group shows throughout the US and China.

 

TO SUBMIT:

1. Email your submission to awatrous@sweetwaterartcenter.org with "Thrown and Altered Submission" in the subject line.

2. Include in the body of your email: Name, Address, Phone number, Email address, and where you heard about the exhibition call for artists.

3. Also include in the body of the email information on up to 3 works of art: Submission Number, Title, Brief description of material, Size of artwork, Price and Year created.

4. Attach to the email: 6 jpeg images, two images for each entry. Do not send the images in the body of the email, please send as attachments. Images should be no more than 2 MB each. Name the images as follows: Your initials, submission number, title of work. examples: AW.1.Campbells Soup Cans.jpg; AW.2.Triple Elvis.jpg

5. Pay $25 submission fee via paypal here.

 

 

 

 

Turning Red
Artists of Pennsylvania respond to the 2016 election

Submission Deadline: May 1

Artist notification: May 6

Exhibition Dates: June 10 - July 29, 2017

Open to all artists who reside in Pennsylvania

Open to all media, work must be created in 2016 or 2017

Submission Fee: $25

Maximum Number of Entries: 3

 

Pennsylvania is considered a swing state though it had not voted for a republican in a presidential election for 28 years, until now. For artists living in Pennsylvania, that means a shift in perception as to the political and philosophical identity of our state. With reports that our nation is currently more polarized than any time since the civil war, we are becoming aware that the divide touches on all aspects of our lives, not only how we govern, but how we view our citizens and neighbors. Artists have always used turmoil and emotion as inspiration and fuel for creation. And it has often been said that the best work comes from the atmosphere in which we are now immersed. Turning Red seeks to give a platform to the voices of Pennsylvania artists who are investigating and commenting on the news of the day, varying opinions, and strong emotions surrounding the 2016 election.

 

This exhibition invites artists of all political opinions to submit works created in response to the 2016 election and the new administration’s philosophies and policies.

 

 

TO SUBMIT:

 

1. Email your submission to awatrous@sweetwaterartcenter.org with "Turning Red Submission" in the subject line.
2. Include in the body of your email: Name, Address, Phone number, Email address, and where you heard about the exhibition call for artists.
3. Also include in the body of the email information on up to 3 works of art: Submission Number, Title, Media, Size of artwork, Price, Year created and a 1-3 sentence statement about the piece.
4. Attach to the email: maximum of 6 jpeg images, two images for each entry. Do not send the images in the body of the email, please send as attachments. Images should be no more than 2 MB each. Name the images as follows: Your initials, submission number, title of work. examples: AW.1.Campbells Soup Cans.jpg; AW.2.Triple Elvis.jpg
5. Pay $25 submission fee via paypal here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Solo Exhibition

Submission Deadline: June 1, 2017

 

Artist notification: June 12

 

Exhibition dates: August 12 – September 9, 2017

 

Sweetwater invites emerging and established artists who reside within 200 miles of Pittsburgh, PA to submit artwork for an opportunity to have a 4 week solo exhibition at Sweetwater. Open to artist working in all media. Submit 10 images of artwork created with in the last 3 years, an artist statement and CV.

 

Sweetwater hosts opening reception and creates postcards for the exhibition.

Submission fee: $30

 

 

 

To Submit:

 

1. Email your submission to awatrous@sweetwaterartcenter.org with "Summer Solo Show Submission" in the subject line.

 

2. Include in the body of your email: Name, Address, Phone number, Email address, and where you heard about the exhibition call for artists.

 

3. Attach to the email an artist statement, CV, and a word document listing your 10 artworks with title, media, size, price, and year created.

 

4. Attach to the email: 10 jpeg images. Do not send the images in the body of the email, please send as attachments. Each image should be no more than 1 MB. Name the images as follows: Your initials, submission number, title of work. examples: AW.1.Campbells Soup Cans.jpg; AW.2.Triple Elvis.jpg

 

5. Pay $30 submission fee via paypal here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sweetwater Gallery Policies: Sweetwater retains 40% of gallery sales; We have a height limitation of 7.5 feet on 2D work; The artist is responsible for transport/shipment of artwork; All submission fees are non-refundable; We do not have size specifications on images you send for submission, please be reasonable! We want to see them, but not have them break the inbox; PLEASE follow instructions for submission carefully, we retain the right to not consider your work if instructions are not followed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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