Update: The entry deadline for submissions was recently extended to March 21.
Box Pot is a juried exhibition looking for work that is sculptural and comprises a pot in a box. The pot needs to be ceramic, it can be accompanied by other forms as long as a pot is dominant. The box or container can be ceramic or any other media. Works done in multiples are also acceptable. Here is Creative Workshop’s Prospectus:
Essentially the exhibition is about is containing a container. Artists must submit an artist’s statement about why the pot(s) is (are) boxed. After traditional and formal elements are taken into account, the deciding factor will be “why” the pot is boxed. The answer does not have to be an impenetrable theory, it can be a few sentences but it needs to provide a convincing and necessary link between the two elements.
Garth Clark is a leading figure in ceramics: an author and critic with over 60 books and 200 essays and reviews to his credit; the founding director of the nonprofit Ceramic Arts Foundation from 1979 to 2003; and, with Mark Del Vecchio, he established Garth Clark Gallery (New York, Los Angeles, Kansas City), the leading international gallery for ceramic art between 1981 and 2008. Most recently, he is the founder and Chief Editor of CFile, an online nonprofit campus with a global audience that opened November 1, 2013.
Clark is the recipient of numerous awards, honorary doctorates, lifetime achievement awards from Kansas City Art Institute, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, and Staffordshire University, Stoke on Trent. He was made a fellow of the Royal College of Art, London and in 2005, received the College Art Association’s 2005 Mather Award for Distinguished Achievement in Art Journalism. More recently, the book he co-authored with Del Vecchio, Dark Light: The Ceramics of Christine McHorse, won the 2013 bronze medal for a fine art publication from the Independent Publishers Association.
If selected, work must be sent ready for display; CAW will not mount or frame work. Work must be able to pass through a doorway measuring 80 by 40 inches; no piece may exceed a weight of 75 pounds. If framed, please indicate glass or plexiglass on back. Exceptions to any of these requirements must be justified in writing at the time of entry. Please indicate any particular needs for display and handling of each entry.
Artists must enter online. To enter, please visit creativeartsworkshop.org/boxpot. One $35 entry fee covers up to three entries. Entry fees are non-refundable. Each entry must have been completed within the past two years. Each entry may be represented by up to three digital images: one required overall view and up to two detail views, if necessary. Digital images must be of professional quality in jpeg format, minimum 300 dpi resolution at 4×6 inches (1200×1800 pixels). File names must include the artist’s last name and the title of the work (i.e. lastname-title.jpg). Each submission must also include an Artist Statement of no more than 100 words. CAW reserves the right to refuse an entry which has been significantly misrepresented by its entry or if the juror finds the work unacceptable for any reason.
JURYING AND AWARDS
Work will be selected for the exhibition by the juror on the basis of digital image entries. Award winners will be chosen from actual work. Two artists will be awarded a joint exhibition at CAW in 2015. All selected entries will be included in an online gallery on the CAW website.
DELIVERY OF ACCEPTED WORK
Shipped work must arrive at CAW between April 7 and 9. Artists are responsible for paying shipping costs, including any insurance, with the carrier of their choice to and from CAW. Confirm that the carrier will pick up at CAW. Reusable packing materials will be retained by CAW for return shipping. CAW will not be responsible for damage due to incorrect packing materials or insufficient container when returning artwork as it was originally shipped. Artists must provide a pre-paid shipping label for return of artwork.
LIABILITY AND RESPONSIBILITY
CAW will take every precaution in handling accepted artwork, which will be insured while at CAW. CAW assumes no responsibility after the last pick-up date. In the event of theft or damage, CAW’s insurance will cover 60% of the sale price OR the entire not-for-sale value. CAW must be notified of claim within two weeks of shipment or pick-up date. Submission of work and signature on the entry form shall constitute an agreement on the part of the artist to the conditions set forth in this prospectus. The acceptance of an entry in the exhibition shall further include permission to photograph work and use images for publicity and educational purposes.
A commission of 40% will be retained by CAW on all sales. A sale price or not-for-sale (NFS) value must be indicated for all work. Artwork not for sale should have a value exclusive of commission.
Entries Due by March 14
Notification on March 28
Work Due at CAW by April 14
Dates of Show: May 2 – June 6
Reception on Friday, May 2
Pick-Up Dates from June 9 – 13
Return Shipment by June 27
Creative Arts Workshop
80 Audubon Street, New Haven, CT 06510
phone: 203.562.4927 fax: 203.562.2329 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Above image: A view of the Hilles Gallery of the Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven.