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Tristate of Mind
Clay Art Center
40 Beech Street
Port Chester, NY 10573

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: New York
Entry Deadline: 10/10/15
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6
Entry Fee (Tristate of Mind Entry Fee): $25.00
Along with 3 invitational exhibitions for the gallery year, Clay Art Center will host TRISTATE OF MIND, a regional juried exhibition from January 30 through March 19, 2016. TRISTATE OF MIND, juried by gallerist and curator Leslie Ferrin, will gather a contemporary cross-section of emerging artists within a 75 mile radius of Clay Art Center’s facility in Port Chester, NY. The focus of this show is to visually represent the culture, trends, and theories surrounding clay practice in the region. The culminating exhibit will showcase a breadth of work ranging from academic, alternative, traditional, and post-industrial objects; functional, installation, and sculptural work will be represented. Artists who apply to this exhibit or participate in other 2016 exhibitions will be asked to complete a short survey as to why they work in the New York area and where they see the field going.

In 2016 Clay Art Center is curating IN OUR BACKYARD, a year-long focus on the medium of clay for artists who have gravitated to the New York metropolitan area and identify themselves as regionally-based ceramic artists.Clay Art Center envisions a multi catalog project archiving the 2016 gallery year focused in regional works. TRISTATE OF MIND will be included in the collection of catalogs.

Leslie Ferrin is the director of Ferrin Contemporary, specializing in ceramic art circa 1950 - present. Based in the Berkshires of Massachusetts, Ferrin Contemporary is located at Independent Art Projects on the MASS MoCA campus in North Adams, Mass. The exhibition space features artworks from current projects and artists engaged in our international program for visiting artists and professionals. Ferrin, along with a team of art professionals, provides services to private services to private collectors and project and career management to artists. In 2013, Ferrin's Ceramic Top 40 curated an international survey exhibition that traveled to venues in the USA.

One artist from the list of final exhibitors will be selected to have a solo exhibition at Clay Art Center July 30 – September 16, 2016.  The winner will be chosen by a sub-committee of individuals highly invested in the future of crafts in New York City:
            Glenn Adamson, Director of the MAD Museum
            Jennifer Scanlan, Independent Curator
            David McFadden, former Chief Curator at the MAD Museum
            Barry Harwood, Curator at the Brooklyn Museum
The winner will be announced at the opening reception on January 30, 2016.
Priority is given to emerging artists and limited to people that have been in the ceramics field professionally for less than 10 years. No applicant can have had a solo exhibition in an established gallery before the application deadline. Artists considered must either work or live in a 75 mile radius of Port Chester, NY.  Artwork submitted must have been made in the last two years and be available for exhibition.  Proposals are not accepted. Submitted artworks can be mixed media, but must be primarily ceramic. By applying to this exhibition the applicant agrees to participate in a solo exhibition in July 2016 if chosen. Entry will be submitted electronically through Applicants are allowed to submit up to 3 works, with 2 views of each work (maximum of 6 images for 3 works). There is a $25 application fee.
Application Deadline: October 1, 2015
Notification: October 19, 2015
High-Resolution Images for Print: October 31, 2015
Work Received: January 25, 2016
Work Returned: Last week of March 2016
Awarded solo exhibition: July 30, 2016 - September 14, 2016
Exhibition Guidelines
- Work must stay in gallery until show ends.
- All artwork must be for sale.
- Artwork that is hand delivered must be picked up at end of exhibition. Work that has been shipped to CAC will be returned at CAC’s expense.
- Gallery commission is 40% of selling price. If work is sold prior to the exhibition dates then a full commission of 40% would be due to CAC or a similar artwork will be provided and subject to review.
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