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Entry Deadline: 1/14/23
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Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $35.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 2
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 2
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: West Virginia

The awards will be:

1st prize: $4000.00

2nd prize: $1500.00

3rd prize: $1000.00

2 merit awards: $250.00 each

 

Entry fee: $35.00 for up to 2 pieces

Our Jurors:
Jen Allen received a BFA (2002) from the University of Alaska, Anchorage, and a MFA (2006) from Indiana University, Bloomington.  From 1998-2002, she worked as a production assistant to Kris Bliss at Bliss Pottery in Anchorage, AK. In March 2008, the National Council for the Education of Ceramic Arts (NCECA) recognized Jennifer as an “Emerging Artist”. Among other awards, she was the recipient of the 2006-2007 Taunt Fellowship at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT.  In addition to keeping a home studio, Jennifer currently teaches ceramic classes at West Virginia University.  She lives in Morgantown, WV with her husband Shoji Satake, their two kids, Annelise and Finn and their two dogs, Billie and Margot. You can find Jen’s work in homes and kitchens across the globe.

Richard Miecznikowski is a recently retired Professor of Fine Art at California University of Pennsylvania and has been making pots for about 50 years. He was born and raised in New Kensington and Natrona Heights, PA. “Duke” began his studies in ceramics at Indiana University of PA and then went on to earning an MFA in Ceramic Design at Alfred University in New York. 

“My work has always been primarily stoneware and porcelain with emphasis on functional forms. I have also often worked with Raku and primitive firing methods utilizing indigenous clays and terra sigillata.” 

Mr. Miecznikowski’s work has been in many national and regional exhibitions and shown in museums and galleries all across the United States. Some examples are; The Renwick Gallery, The Museum of Contemporary Crafts, The Everson Museum of Art, The Craft and Folk Art Museum and The Hoyt Museum. Duke is probably best known for a commission he received from the White House for a dinnerware set.  

 

Important dates:

  • Exhibition dates: February 24 -April 1, 2023
  • Deadline for entries: January 6, 2023 (11:59 p.m. Mountain Time)
  • Juror’s Notification emailed the week of: January 23
  • Opening Reception: February 24, 2023
  • Hand delivered drop off accepted works dates: February 6 -11, 2023
  • Shipped works accepted February 6 – 11 (Shipping is at the cost of the artist; return shipping label must be included, Ship to: Stifel Fine Arts Center | Oglebay Institute, Earth & Fire Exhibit, 1330 National Road, Wheeling WV 26003)
  • Pick up dates after the close of the exhibit: April 3 - 8 (unsold work that was originally shipped, will be shipped back to the artist at this time)
     

All entries must be completed online by 11:59 MDT on January 6, 2023 through CaFÈ. You will need to set up a free account at callforentry.org (Questions? contact lisa rasmussen, Curator of Exhibitions at lrasmussen@oionline.com or 304-242-7700.)

All works must be made of clay and must be the original work of the artist. 

A nonrefundable $35 entry fee is required at the time of application.

Artists may submit up to 2 works. Works must have been completed within the last two calendar years and not been previously exhibited at the Stifel Fine Arts Center.
All works must be for sale. Stifel Fine Arts Center will retain a 30% commission on the sales price.
 

Procedures & Requirements:

  • All entries must be completed online by 11:59 MDT on January 6, 2023 through CaFÈ. You will need to set up a free account at callforentry.org (Questions? contact lisa rasmussen, Curator of Exhibitions at lrasmussen@oionline.com or 304-242-7700.)
  • All works must be made of clay and must be the original work of the artist. 
  • A nonrefundable $35 entry fee is required at the time of application.
  • All 2-dimensional works or wall hangings must be securely wired for hanging. Wire must be attached securely to the back of the piece (or frame). Absolutely no sawtooth hangers. We encourage you to frame your work simply if you plan to frame it.
  • Stifel Fine Arts Center offers framing services. Get in touch with Brad Johnson at (bjohnson@oionline.com) or call him at 304-242-7700 for pricing information.
  • No large Installations will be accepted. (If in doubt, get in touch with lisa rasmussen)
  • You must submit a high-resolution image (300 dpi) image for the jury process. The Stifel Fine Arts Center will use submitted images of accepted works for concurrent online exhibit, documentation, the exhibit catalog, and promotional materials for this exhibit. Jury for awards will be in person.
  • Shipping materials will be kept for returning work. However, no incidental packaging including bubble wrap or paper will be kept from hand delivered work by Oglebay Institute. Only boxes, crates and bins with proper labels including the artist’s contact information and the name of the piece will be kept for repackaging. Boxes and such may include paper & wraps. (Shipping is at the cost of the artist; return shipping label must be included when Accepted works are originally shipped for the exhibit. Ship to: Stifel Fine Arts Center | Oglebay Institute, Earth & Fire Exhibit, 1330 National Road, Wheeling WV 26003) 
  • Works left at Stifel Fine Arts Center more than 30 days past the pick-up dates (April 3-8) become the property of Stifel Fine Arts Center and will not be stored.
  • Open to visual artists 18 years and older residing in the US.
  • Artists may submit up to 2 works. Works must have been completed within the last two calendar years and not been previously exhibited at the Stifel Fine Arts Center.
  • All works must be for sale. Stifel Fine Arts Center will retain a 30% commission on the sales price.
  • Questions? Contact lisa rasmussen at lrasmussen@oionline.com or 304-242-7700.

 

Open to visual artists 18 years and older residing in the US.

A nonrefundable $35 entry fee is required at the time of application.

All works must be made of clay and must be the original work of the artist. 

Artists may submit up to 2 works.

All works must be for sale. Stifel Fine Arts Center will retain a 30% commission on the sales price. WV state sales tax will be applied.