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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Indiana
Entry Deadline: 9/17/21
Days remaining to deadline: 87
Images - Minimum: 2, Maximum: 15
Total Media - Minimum: 2, Maximum: 15
Entry Fee (Indianapolis Art Center): $30.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum):$5.00

The Indianapolis Art Center announces a Call for Entry to Quenched. Quenched is a juried exhibition featuring ceramic cups – showcasing your take on what a drinking vessel embodies. This exhibition will highlight ceramic artists from across the nation showcasing individual style and contemporary techniques. The Art Center is calling for entries from artists 18 or older working in any ceramic media in the United States. Work made with any ceramic technique or work that utilizes clay as a critical component (70% of submission) are eligible.


Submission is open to all artists over the age of 18 residing in the United States. Work must be made within the last two years and cannot have been previously shown at the Indianapolis Art Center. All work must be original and made by the artist or artist team. Collaborative works made between artists are eligible for inclusion.

All ceramic mediums are eligible. Ceramic vessel forms such as mugs, cups, yunomis, tumblers, goblets, tea bowls, etc. are all accepted. Accepted work cannot be substituted; those that differ significantly from the images used for entry or suffer from poor presentation will be ineligible. Works should be gallery-ready and display good craftsmanship for consideration in the show.

Image Requirements:

Submitted work will require an entry JPEG image and the following description: Title, Materials (type of clay, other media, and firing method); Dimensions (HxWxD inches); Year Completed; Price.

Artists should submit two images. One shot of the work and another detail shot. Image should be sized appropriately with a resolution of 300 dpi, well lit, in focus, cropped into a square sized to 1000x1000pixels. These will be a determining factor during the jurying process.

Digital Images should be labeled with the artists’ last name, underscore, first letter of first name and the entry number. (Example: Bob Reiberg would be Reiberg_B1 and Reiberg_B2 etc. )

Entry Fee/Images:

$30 non-refundable entry fee for the submission of two pieces. $5 for each additional piece submitted up to 15 pieces max.

Accepted Work:

-The Indianapolis Art Center exhibitions staff reserves the right to remove any works from the exhibition based on special installation circumstances or discrepancies between the juried images and actual work. All accepted work must remain on display until the end of the exhibition, December 17, 2021. All work must come ready to install. Installation will take place 10/18/21 through 10/29/21. All work may be offered for sale. The Art Center retains a 35% commission on all sales.
-Notification of acceptance will be sent by September 24, 2021



-All artwork must arrive by Monday, October 18, 2021. Artist is responsible for hand-delivering or the shipping cost and insurance of the work while in transit. Work must be shipped in a reusable container and return shipping is also to be paid by the artist. Hand-delivered work may be dropped off beginning October 4, 2021.

-The Art Center is open: Monday – Friday 9a.m. – 10p.m. Saturday 9a.m. – 6p.m. Sunday Noon – 6p.m.


Best in Show - $250.00

Runner up $100

Honorable mentions (4) $50 each

Due to COVID-19 restrictions and in an effort to keep our artists, patrons, and staff safe, awards will be announced via social media and on the Art Center's website after winners have been informed.

Exhibition Timeline:

-          Submissions due: September 17, 2021

-          Notifications sent: September 24, 2021

-          Delivery deadline: October 18, 2021

-          Installation Dates: October 18, 2021 – October 29, 2021

-          Exhibition Dates: November 1, 2021 – December 16, 2021

About the Jurors:

Mariah Niedbalski
- Mariah received her Bachelor's degree in Art history from Saint Mary's College in 2013. She has worked as a ceramics instructor at the South Bend Museum of Art, an art teacher for the School City of Mishawaka school corporation, and has been a teaching artist in the ceramics department at the Indianapolis Art Center since 2016. She is currently the Clay Program Manager and teachs a variety of youth + teen classes as well as adult pottery classes. Mariah enjoys creating functional ceramic objects and small wearables, drawing inspiration from nature and everyday life.

Luke Huling - Luke Huling is a ceramic figure sculptor from Harrisburg, PA. He currently resides in North Carolina and is a full-tine faculty member at Sandhills Community College. He received his BFA from Edinboro University and his MFA from Indiana University. He is a past resident at the LUX Center for the Arts and the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. He is a scholarship recipient from the National Society of Arts and Letters and is the inaugural recipient of the Chris Boger Memorial Award.
"I identify with the 'sad clown paradox' as a person known to hide anxiety behind a nervous laugh or a joke. My work focuses on emtional façades and questions the implications of a disguised self."

Sarah Anderson - Sarah graduated from Ball State University in 2019 with a degree in Sculpture. For the last two years, she has been the studio technician and an instructor at the Indianapolis Art Center. The technique Sarah uses most often in her work is called "sgraffito" - the Italian word for "scratching."
"Plants give life and remind us that we are delicate beings. Plants have the power to heal and to kill. I live in a family of gardeners so tending and caring for other living things has always been a way of life... It is my goal to capture the process of a plant's life cycle through the surface decoration of my ceramic work."

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