Call Detail
Earth Devised: A Juried National Exhibition of Ceramic Artworks
Entry Deadline: 6/26/24
Days remaining to deadline: 14

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $30.00
Media Fee(Media Fee): $5.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 3, Maximum:Max. 10
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 3, Maximum:Max. 10
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Virginia

Exhibition Prospectus

*Note: The $30 entry fee covers 3 entries. The minimum image submission requirement is 3 images. You do not have to submit 3 different works, but artists have the option to do so for the $30 fee: one image per submission. If you do not have three works to submit, use the additional image requirement slots for detail images, or just submit the same image 3 times. Each additional submission over 3 submissions is an additional $5, and artists can submit up to 10 works to be juried for the show.

Earth Devised is a nationally juried exhibition of ceramic artworks. This exhibit is meant to highlight and bring attention to the diversity of the ceramic medium in both surface and decoration. Ceramic works in this exhibit must be unique in at least one of the following areas: Design, Pattern, Color, or Texture. 

This exhibition is open to all functional, non-functional, 2D & 3D artworks in ceramic medium. Works may be wall hanging, however, they must hang by use of a wire. 

This exhibition will take place in our smaller exhibition space, The Vault, to create a more intimate and close up experience for our patrons. The Vault is a historical bank vault within the center, and gives artists an opportunity to exhibit their work in a unique space in the heart of Norfolk Arts District. This will be a competitive call as this intimate space will only be able to accommodate about 25 works. 

This is an in person exhibition & will also be featured digitally on d’Art Center’s archival site. 

If you have a question about if your work qualifies, please email the Gallery Director at abradley@d-artcenter.org.

$30 for 3 submissions. One image per submission. 

Image Submission Tips: If you are submitting a 3D work, create a tile image for the submission so that other sides can be seen, or use the other image slots for detail images and label them as such. If you would like to submit additional work for considerations, you can submit up to 10 works at an additional $5 per submission/image.CaFE has a minimum requirement of 3 image submissions. If you are only submitting 1 or 2 works, use the 3rd slot for a detail image and label it as such OR submit the same work two or three times. 

This is an in person exhibition but this exhibition will also be featured digitally on d’Art Center’s archive site.

See our profile here.

This is a juried exhibition in an intimate space, and it will be curated by d’Art Center Gallery Director, Amanda Bradley.

The best in show award will be chosen by group consensus and deliberations amongst d’Art Center’s professional artists and staff members. 

Exhibition Dates and Important Information:

Exhibition DatesSaturday,  August 3rd - Saturday, August 31st, 2024
Reception:

Thursday, August 8th, 2024, 5:30 - 7:30

d’Art Center will do a FB Live of the reception awards, will upload the award video to YouTube, and will upload the exhibition to be digitally viewed permanently on their archive site.

Call Open:Thursday, May 23rd - Wednesday, June 26th, 2024
Jury Period:Thursday,  June 27th - Tuesday, July 2nd, 2024

Notifications

(by email):  

By 5pm, Wednesday, July 3rd, 2024
Accepted works arrive by:     

DEADLINE -  5pm Saturday, July 27th, 2024

All accepted works must arrive by the deadline. Hand delivered works are accepted through pre-arrangement; please contact: abradley@d-artcenter.org.

The d’Art Center is open Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm, and until 7pm on Thursdays. Hand deliveries must fall within that time range. Please ship your work or arrange hand delivery anytime between receiving your exhibition invitation and the deadline!

When to pick up work/expect your work shipped back (if it does not sell):

The final day of the exhibition is Saturday, August 31st, 2024.

The first day works can be picked up is Wednesday, April 4th. The d’Art Center is open Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm, and until 7pm on Thursdays. Pick ups must fall within that time range. Please pick up your work as soon as possible - storage space is limited!

Shipped work is generally shipped back out by the following Wednesday after the last day of the show. This may vary due to holidays.

  
AwardsBest in Show - $500
Gallery Commissiond’Art Center commission on sales is 60/40 (60% artist, 40% d’Art Center)
Packing & Shipping

The artist is responsible for shipping costs to and from the gallery. 

Please send work to:

d’Art Center

ATTN: Amanda Bradley, ED

740 Boush St.

Norfolk, VA 23510

Hand delivered works are accepted through pre-arrangement; please contact 

abradley@d-artcenter.org

NO FREIGHT SHIPPING PLEASE.

Artists must issue pre-paid return labels for their works through UPS or FedEx. We do not arrange shipping in any other manner. Works must have pre-paid return labels through FedEx or UPS to be returned which allows us to call for pick up as the Center’s insurance does not cover transporting work offsite to local shipping companies or the United States Postal Service, which is why the postal service or other shippers are not an option for shipping.


Works should be shipped in reusable containers/boxes and packaging  for return.

PLEASE MAKE YOUR RETURN LABEL IS EASY TO FIND UPON UNPACKING.

Clearly indicate any packing directions for return of works.

NO PACKING PEANUTS. Works packaged with packing peanuts will be returned immediately and not included in the exhibition.

We highly recommend (but do not require):

Investing in ULINE’s Charcoal Foam Shippers: https://www.uline.com/BL_2353/Charcoal-Foam-Shippers

Investing in ULINE’s Deluxe Artwork Shippers: https://www.uline.com/BL_2356/Deluxe-Artwork-Shippers

ULINE’s boxes can be used over, and over, and over, for your artwork shipments!

***Works that do not include a return label, and/or works that are not picked up within one month of the end of the exhibition become property of the d’Art Center.

Artist StatementsThe d’Art Center displays artist statements with the art work in its exhibitions. Please make sure that your artist statement on CaFe is 555 characters (including spaces and punctuation) or less. Please also make sure that your statement is free of grammatical errors. 

Center Information:

d’Art Center Brief DescriptionOur building is located in Norfolk, Virginia, and is comprised of three galleries, resident artist studios, and multiple activity rooms. The d'Art Center's Main Gallery and Vault are rotated monthly with new and nationally curated exhibitions, while our Artist Wing displays our frequently updated 30+ community artists' work. There is always something new to admire during your visit to d'Art Center!
d’Art Center’s Main Galleryd’Art Center’s Main Gallery is located within The Center at 740 Boush St. Norfolk Virginia, in the heart of the NEON District; Norfolk’s Art District. d’Art’s 2,200sqft gallery has incredible visibility to Boush Street traffic and pedestrians due to its massive street side window facade. The gallery is also amongst a thriving new apartment community of over 400 new apartments and more than 1,000 residents.
d’Art Center HistoryAs Norfolk’s community art center, The d’Art Center proudly serves the greater Hampton Roads area by connecting the community with the visual arts. A non-profit 501c (3) organization, d’Art offers both youth and adult art education and classes, exhibits that give the public a broader exposure to many local and national artists, programming and outreach through art in public spaces, and events to showcase local artists, ceramicists, sculptors, fiber artists, and woodworkers.

Celebrating thirty five years in 2021, d’Art was founded in 1986 at the College Place location in downtown Norfolk. Modeled after the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, Virginia, part of d’Art’s mission from the onset was to provide working artists with affordable, short-term studio space. In 2005, the d’Art Center relocated to the historic Selden Arcade, continuing a legacy as a vibrant arts organization. The d’Art Center remained at the Selden Arcade for the next ten years.  After an explosion caused major damage to the d’Art Center at the Selden Arcade, the d’Art Center organization recovered, regrouped, and revived itself in the New Energy of Norfolk (NEON) Arts District at its Duke Grace Building location. In 2021, d’Art Center moved into its forever home in the NEON District: The Atlantic Permanent Building.

The NEON District is anchored by the Chrysler Museum of Art, Harrison Opera House, and The d’Art Center, and extends to The Plot on Granby Street. The NEON District includes many creative small businesses and arts partners.
The VaultThis one hundred and thirty two square foot exhibition space is a historical bank vault within the center, and gives artists an opportunity to exhibit their work in a unique space in the heart of Norfolk Arts District (The NEON District). All styles and aesthetics are considered.

 

Application Requirements

$30 for 3 submissions, one image per artwork submission. 

Image/Artwork Submission Tips: If you are submitting a 3D work, create a tile image for the submission so that other sides can be seen, or use the other image slots for detail images and label them as such. If you would like to submit additional work for considerations, you can submit up to 10 works at an additional $5 per submission/image. CaFE has a minimum requirement of 3 image submissions. If you are only submitting 1 or 2 works, use the 3rd slot for a detail image and label it as such OR submit the same work two or three times. 

All entries and payments must be submitted via Call for Entries (Cafe). Please follow the directions on Cafe. If you have exhibition questions, please contact abradley@d-artcenter.org; questions related to submitting through the Cafe platform should be directed to Cafe. 

If your work is selected:

Work must be hang, or pedestal ready on arrival at the gallery. No sawtooth hangers. 

All 3D works that require presentation other than standard pedestals must include those items with the works. Works that require special installation must come with clear instructions. Any works that require 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 that differs significantly from the submitted images and/ or for craft issues. 

Eligibility Criteria

This exhibition is open to all artists, 18 or older, residing in the United States. All work must be original and created without the aid of an instructor or kit. Work needs to have been produced within the last eight years. All styles and aesthetics are considered. The d’Art Center is a public non-profit art center open to everyone; as such, the content of submissions should be appropriate for all viewers.