Call Detail
Fired: Artistry in Clay
https://sunsetrivergallery.com

Entry Deadline: 1/25/25
Days remaining to deadline: 227

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $35.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Video | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Local
State: North Carolina
Jury Dates: 1/27/25 - 1/31/25

Sunset River Gallery is located in Calabash NC and represents over 100 of the best local and regional artists in our 10,000 square foot gallery. We have been a community mainstay for the last 22 years. Fired is a show and sale of all things ceramic. Clay is a material with infinite possibilities. This show seeks to explore what NC and SC artists are doing with it. Functional and non-functional pottery are eligible. Everything from traditional to contemporary techniques are welcome. The only requirements are that of size and quality.


 

Before beginning submission, applicants must be prepared to provide the following:

• General Artist statement (up to 1000 characters - Do not include artist name in statement.)

• Description/Statement about each piece submitted (300 character limit) - this will be printed and presented next to the pieces. Please note this does not replace the artist statement, it is in addition to that statement.

• Title for each piece submitted  

• Medium *Please be specific about type of clay used

• Height/Width/Depth (Height maximum is 48”, width/depth maximum is 24”)

• Price (work must be for sale)

• Year completed (within last 3 years)

• Process (eg. underglaze, glaze, fired to what cone, saggar, raku, etc.)

No more than 3 artworks may be submitted for consideration

Submission allows up to 3 images total (3 images of one artwork submitted, or 3 images total of 2 artworks submitted, or 3 images total of 3 artworks submitted). Video is also strongly encouraged so all angles can be presented to the juror. Poor photography may prohibit jurors from recognizing high quality pieces. Please take care when photographing your pieces. A video is also strongly encouraged.


There will be a Best in Show with a cash prize (to be determined) awarded at the opening reception and a People’s Choice (prize to be determined) at the close of the show.

Any questions can be directed to Samantha (gallery director) at: info@sunsetrivergallery.com.

This is a show exclusively for North and South Carolina artists who are at least 18 years of age. Other artists will have their entry withdrawn. Please note the entry fee is nonrefundable.

Works need to be produced in the last 3 years, never shown in Sunset River Gallery (SRG), must be for sale, and not available anywhere else during the dates of the exhibition. All styles and aesthetics will be considered, but all work must be professional in caliber.

Work that is copied or done under the guidance of an instructor is not eligible. Please only submit work that will be available at the time of the exhibit.

Free standing work must be stable and pedestal ready. Wall mounted work must be no more than 10 pounds and must be ready to be securely hung (no sawtooth hangers). Freestanding work must be no more than 24” in diameter and a maximum of 48” tall. If there are any special requirements for the display of your work, it is the artist’s responsibility to supply it.  Any works that requires complicated specialized installation must be installed by the artist. ALL WORK MUST BE HANG/PRESENTATION READY. We reserve the right to reject work for the exhibition and sale that differs significantly from the submitted images and/or for craft issues. 

Each piece will be judged individually. Entry does not guarantee acceptance. All conditions stated in this call must be met in order to be considered for acceptance. All accepted artists will receive, along with notification of acceptance, a consignment agreement that must be signed, delivered with accepted work, and on file at the gallery.

SRG maintains the rights to use photographs of the art and the event for future marketing or promotional materials. By entering the show and submitting payment, the artist agrees to the terms and conditions as outlined in the Prospectus.

SRG lists exhibiting work for sale using the price of the work listed on the artist’s CaFe account. It is the artist’s responsibility to ensure that their sale price is correct in their CaFe account. All works must be for sale. Gallery will take a 50% commission. All accepted artists will receive, along with notification of acceptance, a consignment agreement that must be signed, delivered with accepted work, and on file at the gallery.

Gallery staff will take great care handling artworks for exhibition. However, SRG and its staff are not responsible for any damage that may occur. We strongly recommend artists insure the works themselves, and also purchase insurance from the shipping company used. Shipping your work means you agree to this.

Eligibility: NC and SC artists, 18 or older

Entry Fee: $35 for up to three entries

Event Dates: March 15, 2025 - April 19, 2025

Entry Deadline: January 25, 2025

Jury Dates: January 27 - 31, 2025

Notice of Acceptance: February 3, 2025

High-Resolution images of accepted pieces for press releases: February 14, 2025

Local drop Off: Tues March 11 and Wednesday March 12, 2025, 11am - 5pm By Appointment

Shipping: be here by Mon March 10, 2025 with return shipping label through UPS or USPS

Opening Reception: Sat March 15th, 2pm - 5pm

Pick up: Monday April 21 - Wednesday April 23, 2025, 11am - 5pm By Appointment





 

Application Requirements

Before beginning submission, applicants must be prepared to provide the following:

• General Artist statement (up to 1000 characters - Do not include artist name in statement.)

• Description/Statement about each piece submitted (300 character limit) - this will be printed and presented next to the pieces. Please note this does not replace the artist statement, it is in addition to that statement.

• Title for each piece submitted  

• Medium *Please be specific about type of clay used

• Height/Width/Depth (Height maximum is 48”, width/depth maximum is 24”)

• Price (work must be for sale)

• Year completed (within last 3 years)

• Process (eg. underglaze, glaze, fired to what cone, saggar, raku, etc.)

No more than 3 artworks may be submitted for consideration

Submission allows up to 3 images total (3 images of one artwork submitted, or 3 images total of 2 artworks submitted, or 3 images total of 3 artworks submitted). Video is also strongly encouraged so all angles can be presented to the juror. Poor photography may prohibit jurors from recognizing high quality pieces. Please take care when photographing your pieces. A video is also strongly encouraged.

Eligibility Criteria

NC and SC artists, age 18 and over. Pieces must be made in last three years and be available for sale at time of show.