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Epperson National Clay Competition
1400 Pomona Street, Crockett CA 94525


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Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: National
State: California
Entry Deadline: 10/23/20
Days remaining to deadline: 1
Images - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 6
Total Media - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 6
Entry Fee (Epperson National Clay Competition): $40.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum):$5.00

Open to all Artists Nationally working in Clay, sculptors, functional artists, potters and hand builders. This exhibition will showcase the best Contemporary Ceramic art being made in the United States. Open to artists 18 years and older living in the United States. 

  • All artwork must be original and completed within the last two years.
  • Artwork cannot have been previously exhibited at Epperson Gallery of Ceramic Arts.
  • All artwork must be for sale.
  • Accepted artwork that differs significantly from image in on line submission will be disqualified.

Our judge this year will be Scott A. Shields.
Scott is the associate director and chief curator at the Crocker Art Museum. He holds an MA and PhD in art history from the University of Kansas. He has twenty-five years of museum experience, including his employment since 2000 with the Crocker. During his tenure in Sacramento, he has curated more than seventy-five exhibitions. He has also authored numerous exhibition catalogs, including Artists at Continent’s End: The Monterey Peninsula Art Colony, 1875–1907; Echoes of the Earth: Ceramics by Toshiko Takaezu; Edgar Payne: The Scenic Journey; A Touch of Blue: Landscapes by Gregory Kondos; Armin Hansen: The Artful Voyage; E. Charlton Fortune: The Colorful Spirit; Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942–1955; Granville Redmond: The Eloquent Palette; and the forthcom- ing Wayne Thiebaud 100: Paintings, Prints, and Drawings.

First Place: $1,500. Second Place: $1,000. Third Place: $500.

Deadline to Enter: October 23, 2020
Exhibition Dates: November 13, 2020- January 17th, 2021 Artist Notification: October 28th, 2020
Shipping deadline of work: November 5, 2020
Hand deliver work: November 5th-8th, 2020
Opening Reception: November 14th, 2020
Pick up unsold work: January 18th- 22nd, 2021

The Epperson Gallery of Ceramic Arts reserves the right to reject works from the exhibition, including works that are deemed extraordinarily fragile, unstable, unable to be properly installed or potentially dangerous, extremely over-priced or too large.

  • No accepted entry may be withdrawn or sold outside of the exhibition prior to the closing date.
  • Epperson Gallery of Ceramic Arts handles all sales transactions.
  • Artists receive a 50% commission from all gallery sales.
Size limitations:
  • Art must be able to enter through the doors with a clearance of 80”h x 84”w
  • Ceilings in the gallery are 11 feet high
  • Nothing over 70 lbs will be accepted
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