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Southern Miss Ceramics National, 2018


Event Dates: 4/27/18 - 1/1/19
Entry Deadline: 6/17/18
Application Closed

REQUIREMENTS:

Media
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6

Entry Fee (Southern Miss Ceramics National, 2018): $35.00

SOUTHERN MISS CERAMICS NATIONAL, 2018
October 12 – November 2, 2018

The University of Southern Mississippi Museum of Art and Department of Art and Design are pleased to announce the Southern Miss Ceramics National, 2018, a juried exhibition of ceramic sculpture, ceramic vessel forms, and installation work by artists from across the United States. 

AWARDS:  First Prize: $500.........Second Prize: $300.........Third Prize: $200

ENTRY FEE: $35 for up to three entries (Two images per entry are allowed.)

DEADLINE FOR ENTRY: June 15, 2018 
Deadline has been extended to June 17 (11:59 p.m. Mountain Time Zone)

ENTRY PORTAL: Entries will only be accepted through CaFÉ (callforentry.org)

ELIGIBILITY: 
The Southern Miss Ceramics National is open to all US residents, 18 years of age or older. Entries must have been completed within 3 years of the entry deadline. Ceramic sculptures, installation work, and ceramic vessel forms are eligible. Mixed media works are eligible only if ceramic/clay is the primary medium. Individual components of ceiling suspended or wall mounted works should not exceed 20 pounds. Freestanding and pedestal displayed works must be stable. Delivery and installation of large-scale works, or works requiring specialized installation or assembly, may be required by the artist. Size (including crating) is limited to works that will fit through a standard door, 32 x 80 inches. All entries must be original works and available for the duration of the exhibit. Accepted works cannot be substituted.

JUROR: ANTHONY STELLACCIO   
Anthony Stellaccio is a freelance artist and scholar educated in both fine art and folklore. A member of the American Folklore Society, the American Ceramic Circle, and the International Academy of Ceramics, Stellaccio works around the world as an artist, writer, researcher, film maker, curator, and educator. Most notable among his professional accomplishments are two US Fulbright grants, a book on Lithuanian folk pottery, two documentary films, more than thirty articles on contemporary and historic ceramics, a position as international coordinator on the board of Artaxis.org, three years spent serving the Smithsonian, National Museum of African Art, curation of Lithuania’s largest public folk pottery collection, and several years spent as a consultant for the Lithuanian Art Museum.

INVITED ARTIST:  BENJIE HEU 
Benjie Heu is head of Ceramics at Southeast Missouri State University. He holds an MFA from Ohio University, and a BFA from the University of Montevallo. His work is exhibited nationally and internationally in juried, invitational, and solo exhibitions across the country.

Benjie Hue was the Best in Show winner for the 2016 Ceramics National.  

IMPORTANT DATES:
Entry Deadline:...............................................June 15, 2018
Notification of Acceptance:.............................June 30
Receipt of Works:...........................................September 4-21
Installation of exhibit begins:..........................September 26
Show Opens:..................................................October 12
Juror’s Lecture:...............................................October (TBA)
Awards Reception:.........................................October (TBA)
Invited Artist Demonstration:..........................October (TBA)
Return Shipping or Pick-up of Works:............November 3-10, 2018

SHIPPING AND DELIVERY: 
Artists are responsible for all shipping and delivery costs. Works should be shipped to arrive only during the “Receipt of Works” window, from Sept. 4-21. Works should arrive no later than September 21, 2018, unless otherwise arranged with the gallery. Detailed shipping instructions will be sent to all participating artists. 

All hand-deliveries should be scheduled by contacting Mark Rigsby,mark.rigsby@usm.edu. 

INSURANCE:
The University of Southern Mississippi Museum of Art will provide insurance coverage for all artwork while on the USM campus and gallery premises. Insurance for artworks while in transit to and from USM is the responsibility of the artist. USM is not liable for any damage or loss that occurs during transit.

SALES:
Works can be available for purchase or listed as NFS (Not for Sale). Commission will not be taken on any sales.   

GUIDELINES FOR ENTRY:
All entries will require the following: Artists name, title of entry, medium (type of clay, other media, and firing method), size (H x W x D inches), insurance value, year completed, and a brief artist statement to be used in the catalog if work is accepted.
Up to 3 entries may be submitted. (Two images per entry are allowed but not required. Only one image per entry is required.) All images should be digital JPEG imagesi, no more than 5 MB for each image and no smaller than 1200 pixels on the longest side. Larger images will be automatically resized. 
  • File format: JPEG or JPG only
  • File dimensions: 1200 pixels or greater on the longest side. Anything larger than 1200 px will be resized to fit the limitations.
  • File size: under 5 MB
USE OF IMAGEREY: 
The University of Southern Mississippi reserves the right to use images of selected
artwork for marketing and publicity purposes without compensation. High-resolution
images will be requested for all accepted entries.

QUESTIONS OR MORE INFORMATION:
For questions or more information, please contact ceramic artist and Department Chair, Mark Rigsby, mark.rigsby@usm.edu, (601) 266-4973.

This exhibition was made possible in part through a generous support from Partners for the Arts.

The University of Southern Mississippi Museum of Art was established in 1997 by the Mississippi Institute of Higher Learning Board of Trustees as an expansion of the C.W. Wood Gallery founded in 1977. Recently completed in 2014, the Gallery of Art and Design, a 2000 sq.ft. contemporary art gallery, is now the primary exhibition space for all USM Museum of Art and Department of Art and Design exhibitions and events.