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22nd San Angelo National Ceramic Competition
1 Love Street, San Angelo, TX 76903

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Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: National
State: Texas
Entry Deadline: 2/1/18
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6
Entry Fee (22nd San Angelo National Ceramic Competition): $20.00
February 1, 2018 Entry deadline
March 2, 2018 Notification of accepted work
March 25, 2018 Deadline for receipt of accepted work
April  20, 2018     Symposium at Angelo State University, Competition Exhibition Opening and Awards Reception
April  21, 2018   Workshop led by Invited Artist
June 24, 2018 Exhibit closes
July  31, 2018 Return of all work

The 22nd San Angelo National Ceramic Competition is sponsored by the San Angelo Museum Endowment for Ceramic Events, Darlene and John Williams and Trinity Ceramic Supply Inc. This show has been organized by and will be held at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts. Angelo State University works in close cooperation with the Museum. The exhibition highlights a broad range of attitudes in the clay medium from functional to sculptural work. The Museum devotes its entire space to the show. In the last competition 115 works were displayed.

Eligibility and Media 
The competition is open to all artists 18 or older who are residents of the United States, Canada, or Mexico. All work, both functional and sculptural, must have been completed within the last two years. Works previously accepted into this competition are ineligible. 

Image Requirements
Submit up to 3 entries, maximum of 2 digital images per artwork. One video file per artwork can also be submitted (in lieu of a second photo). All images must be in jpeg format in high resolution (at least 300 dpi). Label the images clearly with title and “view #1, “view #2,” “detail,” etc. Any work that differs appreciably from the digital image will be rejected at the discretion of the juror. 

Peter Held--Independent Scholar and Appraiser, retired curator of ceramics, Arizona State University, Ceramics Research Center

Invited Artist
Randy Brodnax--Elmer, Louisiana

First Place.........$2000; Second Place....$1500;  Third Place........$1000;  
Fourth Place......... $500; Tile Prix Primo...... $750; People’s Choice... $250

Tile Heritage Prix Primo
The Juror will award a special prize sponsored by the Tile Heritage Foundation, in cooperation with the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, to the tile maker whose tile in the juror’s estimation best reflects the ceramic traditions of America.

The Museum will take the greatest care in handling all work. The work will be insured while at the Museum. Work not for sale should have a stated value. The artist is responsible for insuring the works in transit.

Sales will be encouraged and there will be a 20% commission. In 2016 more than 25% of the work exhibited was sold. Furthermore, the Museum typically purchases several works from the exhibition to add to its permanent collection. Ceramics from SAMFA’s permanent collection have been loaned to many other museums.

Accepted work may be hand delivered or shipped prepaid to arrive no later than March 25, 2018. Artists are also responsible for return shipping costs. Shipping instructions will be sent to all participants.

Exhibition Catalog
A complimentary catalog, that includes a photograph of each exhibited work, will be sent to all accepted artists after the close of the show.

1. All works must remain for the duration of the competition, April 20 - June 24, 2018. If an accepted work is sold prior to the show, it must be sold on the understanding that it will be available for exhibit. If this is not possible, don’t submit it.

2. Submitted photographs of artwork may be reproduced for educational and publicity purposes by SAMFA, and published on our website and social media. By entering the contest, each artist agrees to these terms of use. If the provided photo is taken by someone other than the artist, photo credit and copyright information must be included. The museum also reserves the right to photograph works for publicity purposes. 

3. Payment of the entry fee signifies the artist’s  understanding and acceptance of the rules and conditions of the competition.                                                                                                                                                  

Symposium/Invited Artist/Workshop
In conjunction with the exhibition, several activities are planned. There will be a panel discussion concerning contemporary ceramics held at Angelo State University on April 19th at 1:30 p.m. The panel will include the Museum Director, the Invited Artist and the Juror. The Invited Artist, Randy Brodnax, will lead a workshop at The Old Chicken Farm Art Center on Saturday, April 20th. Numerous other events of interest to artists will occur April 19-23.
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