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Michigan Ceramics Exhibition 2024
Entry Deadline: 7/1/24
Days remaining to deadline: 79
Number of Applications Allowed: 2

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $40.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Michigan
Event Dates: 2/9/24 - 7/1/24

Organization Website: www.michclay.com

Contact Email: applications@michclay.com

 Michigan Ceramics is a Biennial Show sponsored by MCAA to celebrate the Ceramic Arts in Michigan. 

 The show is open to all visual artists who have lived, studied or worked within the State of Michigan.  This is not limited to but includes current and former residents, those who have completed studies within any form of higher education throughout the state, and those who maintain professional affiliations with entities in the state. The mission of MCAA is to expand and strengthen the network of community members.

 

Show includes all ceramics with prizes organized by 2 categories: 

Functional/Utilitarian Expression

Sculptural Expression

 

10 Cash AWARDS - All accepted entries eligible

Ceramics as Functional/Utilitarian Expression

Best of Functional/Utilitarian $300, Honorable Mentions 3X $100

Ceramics as Sculptural Expression

Best of Functional/Utilitarian $300, Honorable Mentions 3X $100

Juror’s Choice $300

Members Choice Award $100 (QR code ballot onsite)

 

In addition to a cash award, winners will receive hand-made ceramic trophies from George Rodriguez.

 Entry Deadline: 7/1/24

Entry Fee: $40 (includes 12 month membership in MCAA )

 5+ Sponsor Awards

Artists are asked to self-identify in one of 5 categories that best describes their current practice, goals and or activities in the field of ceramic arts.  Sponsor awards will be used to recognize one artist in each category. 

 Artist Identities

Applicants are asked to check with category they place themselves under to assist with the jury process.

Established Artist - Artists who have been practicing or working in the field for 10 or more years.

 Emerging Artist - Artists who have been practicing or working in the field for less than 10 years.

 Enthusiast - individuals who create for pure pleasure over any span of time with no business or academic involvement. If you have a personal business in the field, you would be considered in either the emerging or established artist category. 

 Educator - individuals who teach as a profession within K-12 schools, colleges, universities, art centers, private/public studios. This includes individuals who also provide instruction for either degree seeking or non-degree seeking individuals with knowledge that informs and betters ones practice and craft.

 Student - individuals actively enrolled in classes through private/public studios, art centers, colleges, and universities. Degree seeking or full-time status are NOT requirements for student classification.

An additional category celebrates K-12 students currently in the Michigan Public and Private school systems. Individual awards will be given to one student from each level including Elementary, Middle and High school. In-Kind prizes will be to both the students and schools.  Teachers are asked to assist students with the application process.

 Our Juror:

 George Rodriguez

b. El Paso, TX. 1982

resides in Seattle, WA & Philadelphia, PA

gfrodriguez@msn.com

www.georgerodriguez.net

 Artist Bio

Born and raised in the border city of El Paso, TX, George Rodriguez creates highly ornamented, figurative ceramic sculptures, often underlined by a connection to the sociopolitical issues the artist explores. Rodriguez holds a BFA from the University of Texas El Paso and an MFA in ceramics from the University of Washington, Seattle. His world curiosity grew as a recipient of a Bonderman Travel Fellowship where he traveled the world through most of 2010. His work has shown at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Bainbridge Island, WA; Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA; Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA; Canton Art Museum, Canton, OH and others. His sculptures are part of the collections of the National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, IL; the University of Washington's Paul G. Allen College of Computer Science and Engineering, Seattle, WA; the Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University, Salem, OR; Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C. and the National Museum in Stockholm, Sweden. George was featured on PBS Craft in America "Storytellers" episode and has created a large public sculpture for the new Kansas City Airport which opened March 2023.

 Important Dates:

             Exhibition Dates: September 27 – October 31, 2024

             Deadline for Entries: July 1, 2024

             Juror’s Notification emailed Week of: August 1, 2024

             Opening Reception and Juror Talk: 5-7pm, September 27,2024

             Delivery Deadline: September 23/24, 2024

             Notification of Accepted Works: August 1, 2023

             Pick Up Dates upon close of Exhibition: November 1/2, 2024

All entries must be completed online by 11:59 EST on July 1, 2024 through CaFÈ. You will need to set up a free account at callforentry.org  (Questions? Contact MCAA at applications@michclay.com

All works must be made of a minimum 51% clay and must be the original work of the artist.

A nonrefundable $40 (includes 12 month membership in MCAA ) entry fee is required at the time of application.

All wall hangings works must be securely wired for hanging. Cleat or hooks must be attached securely to the back of the piece.

No large Installations will be accepted. (If in doubt, email applications@michclay.com)

Open to all visual artists who have lived, studied or worked within the State of Michigan.  This is not limited to but includes current and former residents, those who have completed studies within any form of higher education throughout the state, and those who maintain professional affiliations with entities in the state. The mission of MCAA is to expand and strengthen the network of community members.

-Artists are permitted to submit a maximum of two applications (total two works for jurying/submission).

-Artists may submit 1 work for each application and are allowed to submit up to two additional images for each application (alternative views or details)

-The first application must be accompanied by full payment of the $40 non-refundable fee.  A second application may be submitted and artists will use coupon code, MICHCLAY24, entered at the time of checkout to remove the second application fee.

Files should be named with this nomenclature.  LastFirst_category of expression_image number

GrahamPam_Functional_1.jpg

KakasBrian_Sculptural_6.jpg

Images should be high resolution .jpg images  and recommended that files  be < 2MB. 

 The Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center will use submitted images of accepted works for the exhibit catalog and promotional materials for this exhibit.

Shipping materials will be kept for returning work. 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 of hand delivered works. Ship accepted works to: Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, 1516 S Cranbrook Road, Birmingham, MI 48009. Shipped works will be returned to the artist at the artist‘s expense. A return shipping label must be included when originally shipped for the exhibit. We strongly encourage you to insure shipping your work both ways. Birmingham Bloomfield Arts Center is only responsible for damage to work while it is here on the property not while in transit. Internationally accepted, please review the country of origin shipping and customs regulations and the best way for Us customs to receive work.  Regulations and rules change frequently and can cause artwork to be delayed in customs or returned to the artist. Often a commercial invoice is required for return shipping.

Works left at Birmingham Bloomfield Arts Center past the pick-up dates (November 1-2) will be charged $10/day storage fee.

Inventory: All work must include the artist’s name, phone number and email address, the title(s) of the work(s), medium and price(s). If a piece is not for sale (NFS), indicate an insurance value. Birmingham Bloomfield Arts Center will retain a 45% commission on the sale price.

Questions? Contact applications@michclay.com

Application Requirements

Procedures & Requirements:

All entries must be completed online by 11:59 EST on July 1, 2024 through CaFÈ. You     will need to set up a free account at callforentry.org  (Questions? Contact applications@michclay.org )

All works must be made of a minimum 51% clay and must be the original work of the artist. Works must have been completed within the last two calendar years.

A nonrefundable $40 entry fee is required at the time of application.  Includes a 12month membership in MCAA or extends memberships 12 months for current members. (value $30)

Open to all visual artists who have lived, studied or worked within the State of Michigan.  This is not limited to but includes current and former residents, those who have completed studies within any form of higher education throughout the state, and those who maintain professional affiliations with entities in the state. The mission of MCAA is to expand and strengthen the network of community members.

-Artists are permitted to submit a maximum of two applications (total two works for jurying/submission).

-Artists may submit 1 work for each application and are allowed to submit up to two additional images for each application (alternative views or details)

-The first application must be accompanied by full payment of the $40 non-refundable fee.  A second application may be submitted and artists will use coupon code, MICHCLAY24, entered at the time of checkout to remove the second application fee.

Files should be named with this nomenclature.  LastFirst_category of expression_image number

GrahamPam_Functional_1.jpg

KakasBrian_Sculptural_6.jpg

 

Images should be high resolution .jpg images 

Eligibility Criteria

Open to all visual artists who have lived, studied or worked within the State of Michigan.  This is not limited to but includes current and former residents, those who have completed studies within any form of higher education throughout the state, and those who maintain professional affiliations with entities in the state. The mission of MCAA is to expand and strengthen the network of community members.

A nonrefundable Entry Fee: $40 (includes 12 membership in MCAA) and allows for 2 entries. use coupon code: MICHCLAY24 for the second application fee waiver

All works must be made of minimum 51% clay and must be the original work of the artist and must have been made within the last 2 years.