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Fairs and Festivals

Application deadline: September 1, 2014
Entry Fee: $15
Location: Illinois, Chicago
Show Title: Holiday Art Fair
Show Date: November 21 - November 22
Open to: handmade, artisan-quality items.
Classification: fairs, festivals and sales
Slide / Digital: slides or digital
Contact details:
Lillstreet Art Center
4401 N. Ravenswood Ave.
tracey@lillstreet.com
http://lillstreetgallery.com/artfair2014/
Phone: 773-769-4226
Application deadline: October 1, 2014
Entry Fee: Entry fee $100
Location: New York, Schuylerville
Show Title: Fall Clay Arts Fair
Show Date: October 11 - October 12
Open to: This Fair is intended as an opportunity to provide our Members a venue to sell their ceramic work. Limited to 40 Member/Vendors. If you're not already a Member, you can join today and are welcome to participate in this event.
Classification: fairs, festivals and sales
Contact details:
Saratoga Clay Arts Center
167 Hayes Rd.
jill@saratogaclayarts.org
www.saratogaclayarts.org
Phone: 518-581-2529
Application deadline: October 16, 2014
Entry Fee: $30.00 USD
Location: ,
Show Title: Artisphere
Show Date: May 8 - May 10
Classification: fairs, festivals and sales
Slide / Digital: digital
16 Augusta St.
liz@greenvillearts.com
www.artisphere.us
Phone: 864-271-9355
Application deadline: November 15, 2014
Entry Fee: $32
Location: Florida, Cedar Key
Show Title: Old Florida Celebration of the Arts
Show Date: March 28 - March 29, 2015
Open to: Fine Arts and Crafts. No country crafts, buy/sell or mass produced items. Applications accepted through Zapplication.org.
Classification: fairs, festivals and sales
Slide / Digital: digital
Contact details:
Cedar Key Arts Center
PO Box 949
cedarkeyartsfestival@gmail.com
www.cedarkeyartsfestival.com
Phone: 352-543-5400
Application deadline: January 1, 2015
Entry Fee: $40
Location: Connecticut, Guilford
Show Title: Guilford Art Center's Craft Expo 2015
Show Date: July 17-July 19, 2015
Open to: Open to fine contemporary crafts made in the US or Canada by hand or with the use of appropriate tools, by an individual and/or with help from a limited number of assistants/apprentices.
Classification: fairs, festivals and sales
Slide / Digital: digital
Contact details:
Guilford Art Center
PO Box 589
amaltese@guilfordartcenter.org
www.guilfordartcenter.org
Phone: 203-453-5947

International Exhibitions

Location: ,
Classification: international exhibitions
Entry Fee: $0.00 USD
Location: California, Oakland
Show Title: Navigating the New-Bay Area Currents 2013 Exhibition
Show Date: July 2-September 9
Classification: international exhibitions
Contact details:
Pro Arts Gallery
150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
info@proartsgallery.org
www.proartsgallery.org
Phone: 510-763-4361
Application deadline: August 30, 2014
Entry Fee: $30 for up to 3 entries
Location: Indiana, Terre Haute
Show Title: The Fifth International Contemporary Ceramics Biennial - "Expression"
Show Date: October 3 - December 26
Open to: functional, non-functional, sculptural, design and interpretational clay forms.
Classification: international exhibitions
Slide / Digital: digital
Contact details:
Swope Art Museum/Halcyon Art Gallery
25 South 7th St.
raychenhalcyon@gmail.com
www.halcyonartgallery.com
Phone: 207-807-8799
Application deadline: August 31, 2014
Entry Fee: $15+
Location: ,
Show Title: Pets
Show Date: September 31 - August 31, 2015
Open to: 2- and 3-dimensional media, such as paintings, drawings, photography, mixed media, installations, ceramics, jewelry and sculpture. Submissions must be the original work of the applicant(s).
Classification: international exhibitions
Slide / Digital: digital
Contact details:
ArtAscent
info@artascent.com
www.artascent.com
Application deadline: September 15, 2014
Entry Fee: 10 per piece
Location: Nevada, Las Vegas
Show Title: Bump in the Night 2014
Show Date: October 1-October 31
Open to: all work that uses clay as a primary medium and captures what we fear in the dark.
Classification: international exhibitions
Slide / Digital: digital
Contact details:
Clay Arts Vegas
1511 S. Main St.
4information@clayartsvegas.com
http://clayartsvegas.com/html/prospectus.html
Phone: 702-375-4147
Application deadline: September 30, 2014
Location: Colorado, Erie
Show Title: 2015 NCECA Emerging Artists
Show Date: March 24 - March 28, 2015
Open to: artists working with ceramic materials/processes as a significant component of their work. A current NCECA Membership, at the time of application, is required to be eligible to apply for NCECA’s Emerging Artists. Applicants may not be students.
Classification: international exhibitions
Slide / Digital: digital
Contact details:
NCECA
77 Erie Village Sq., Ste. 320
kate@nceca.net
Application deadline: September 30, 2014
Entry Fee: $30 for up to 3 entries
Location: Indiana, Terre Haute
Show Title: The Fifth Cup of Comfort International Biennial - "Personal Voice"
Show Date: November 7 - December 26
Open to: functional, non-functional, sculptural, design, interpretational cups, mugs, tumblers, yunomis, tea cups, tea bowls, sets, etc.
Classification: international exhibitions
Slide / Digital: digital
Contact details:
Swope Art Museum/Halcyon Art Gallery
25 South 7th St.
raychenhalcyon@gmail.com
www.halcyonartgallery.com
Phone: 207-807-8799
Application deadline: October 3, 2014
Entry Fee: $30
Location: Florida, St. Petersburg
Show Title: Biannual Plate Exhibition
Show Date: November 1- November 29
Open to: Plates, platters, charges, and trays.
Classification: international exhibitions
Slide / Digital: digital
Contact details:
Morean Center for Clay
420 22nd St. S.
Adam.Yungbluth@MoreanArtsCenter.org
www.moreanartscenter.org/
Phone: 727-896-2529
Application deadline: October 23, 2014
Entry Fee: $25 for 3 entries; addl. entries $5 each
Location: Florida, Panama City
Show Title: Seventh Annual Cup Show: Form and Function
Show Date: November 24 - December 18
Open to: both functional and sculptural work that addresses the idea of “the cup”.
Classification: international exhibitions
Slide / Digital: digital
Contact details:
Amelia Center Gallery, Gulf Coast State College
5230 West US Hwy 98
pamromin@gulfcoast.edu
www.gulfcoast.edu/arts/art/gallery/requirements.htm
Phone: 850-769-1551 ext. 4874
Application deadline: November 2, 2014
Entry Fee: $25 for 1 entry, $30 for up to 3 entries
Location: Virginia, Lorton
Show Title: Drink This! The Workhouse International Cup Show
Show Date: January 7 - February 2, 2015
Open to: ceramic drinking vessels by contemporary artists around the globe. Work shall have been completed within the last two years. Mixed media works will be permitted if clay is the primary component.
Classification: international exhibitions
Slide / Digital: digital
Contact details:
Workhouse Arts Center - Ceramics Program
9504 Workhouse Way Bldg. 8
dalemarhanka@workhousearts.org
www.workhousearts.org
Phone: 703-584-2982
Application deadline: November 7, 2014
Location: Korea, Gyeonggi-do, 464-873
Show Title: International Competition
Show Date: April 24 - May 31
Open to: functional ceramics, ceramics as expression, and ceramic works that attempt to reinterpret tradition. Must be newly created or no more than 3 years in making. Works must not have been submitted to other competitions.
Classification: international exhibitions
Slide / Digital: digital
Contact details:
Korea Ceramic Foundation GICB2015 Office
72-1, Sam-ri, Gonjam-eup, Gwangju-si,
hycho.seyartnet@gmail.com
www.kocef.org
Phone: +82-(0)31-799-1518
Application deadline: December 6, 2014
Entry Fee: $45
Location: ,
Show Title: Texas Teapot Tournament
Show Date: January 3 - January 28, 2015
Open to: original clay work representing teapots, either functional or sculptural, and completed within the last two years. Each piece must be at least 60 per cent fired clay, weigh no more than 20 lbs. and be no larger than 24 inches in any direction.
Classification: international exhibitions
Slide / Digital: actual work
Contact details:
CAMEO at 18 Hands Gallery
249 19th St.
info@18handsgallery.com
www.CAMEOhouston .org
Phone: 713-869-3099
Application deadline: January 1, 2015
Entry Fee: $20
Location: Maryland, Gaithersburg
Show Title: Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Gaithersburg
Show Date: April 17-April 19
Open to: all mediums
Classification: international exhibitions
Slide / Digital: digital
Contact details:
Sugarloaf Mountain Works Inc.
19807 Executive Park Circle
apply@sugarloaffest.com
www.sugarloafcrafts.com
Phone: 301-990-1400
Application deadline: January 1, 2015
Entry Fee: $20
Location: Maryland, Timonium
Show Title: Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Timonium
Show Date: April 25-April 26
Open to: all mediums
Classification: international exhibitions
Slide / Digital: digital
Contact details:
Sugarloaf Mountain Works Inc.
19807 Executive Park Circle
apply@sugarloaffest.com
www.sugarloafcrafts.com
Phone: 301-990-1400
Application deadline: January 1, 2015
Entry Fee: $20
Location: New Jersey, Somerset
Show Title: Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Somerset
Show Date: March 13-March 15
Open to: all mediums
Classification: international exhibitions
Slide / Digital: digital
Contact details:
Sugarloaf Mountain Works Inc.
19807 Executive Park Circle
apply@sugarloaffest.com
www.sugarloafcrafts.com
Phone: 301-990-1400
Application deadline: January 1, 2015
Entry Fee: $20
Location: Pennsylvania, Oaks
Show Title: Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Oaks
Show Date: March 20-March 22
Open to: all mediums
Classification: international exhibitions
Slide / Digital: digital
Contact details:
Sugarloaf Mountain Works Inc.
19807 Executive Park Circle
apply@sugarloaffest.com
www.sugarloafcrafts.com
Phone: 301-990-1400
Application deadline: January 1, 2015
Entry Fee: $20
Location: Virginia, Chantilly
Show Title: Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Chantilly
Show Date: January 30-February 1
Open to: all mediums
Classification: international exhibitions
Slide / Digital: digital
Contact details:
Sugarloaf Mountain Works Inc.
19807 Executive Park Circle
apply@sugarloaffest.com
www.sugarloafcrafts.com
Phone: 301-990-1400
Application deadline: September 15, 2015
Entry Fee: $30/3 entries
Location: ,
Show Title: Biennial Cup Show
Show Date: October 1 - Octobert 31, 2015
Open to: cups, mugs, tumblers, yunomis, tea cups, steins, teabowls
Classification: international exhibitions
Slide / Digital: digital
Contact details:
Morean Center for Clay
420 22nd St. S.
stpeteclay@gmail.com
www.moreanartscenter.org
Phone: 419-606-2475

Regional Exhibitions

Application deadline: May 16, 2014
Entry Fee: $30 for up to 2 pieces
Location: North Carolina, Southport
Show Title: Summer Regional Show
Show Date: June 2-June 21
Open to: pottery, paintings, sculpture
Classification: regional exhibitions
Slide / Digital: juried from actual work
Contact details:
Associated Artists of Southport
130 E. West St.
carolskis@earthlink.net
www.FranklinSquareGallery.com
Phone: 910-457-5450
Application deadline: July 18, 2014
Entry Fee: $25/3 images; $35/5 images
Location: ,
Show Title: Northeast Ceramic Sculpture Exhibition
Show Date: September 13 - October 11
Open to: ceramic sculpture made in the Northeast United States
Classification: regional exhibitions
Slide / Digital: digital
Contact details:
Art Centro
485 Main St.
ceramics.artcentro@gmail.com
www.artcentro.org
Phone: 845-454-4525
Application deadline: September 30, 2014
Entry Fee: $75 non-member, $25 member
Location: ,
Show Title: Hawaii Craftsmen Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition
Show Date: October 10 - November 1
Open to: fine craft, Hawaii
Classification: regional exhibitions
Slide / Digital: actual work
Contact details:
Hawaii Craftsmen
1159 Nuuanu Ave.
info@hawaiicraftsmen.org
www.hawaiicraftsmen.org
Phone: 808-521-3282

United States Exhibitions

Application deadline: August 18, 2014
Entry Fee: $40; students $18
Location: , Washington, DC
Show Title: 2015 NICHE Awards
Show Date: January 16 - January 19
Open to: professional craft artists ages 21 and older who reside in America or Canada and are actively involved in the design and production of craft work supplied to galleries and/or craft stores. All work must have been made and finished in the United States or Canada.open to professional craft artists ages 21 and older who reside in America or Canada and are actively involved in the design and production of craft work supplied to galleries and/or craft stores. All work must have been made and finished in the United States or Canada.
Classification: united states exhibitions
Slide / Digital: digital
Contact details:
NICHE Awards
3000 Chestnut Ave., Ste. 300
cathleens@rosengrp.com
www.budurl.com/cxs6
Phone: 800-432-7238 x248
Application deadline: September 1, 2014
Entry Fee: $25 non-Guild members
Location: 725 Market St.,
Show Title: 10th Biennial Guild Juried Competition
Show Date: November 16 - April 4, 2015
Open to: all media
Classification: united states exhibitions
Slide / Digital: digital
Contact details:
West Virginia Art & Craft Guild
7257 Smithville Rd.
guild@wvartcraftguild.com
www.wvartcraftguild.com
Phone: 304-643-2583
Application deadline: September 5, 2014
Location: Texas, Denton
Show Title: 28th Annual "Materials: Hard & Soft" National Contemporary Craft Competition & Exhibition
Show Date: February 6 - April 2, 2015
Open to: craft media from clay to fiber, glass to metal and from paper to wood.
Classification: united states exhibitions
Slide / Digital: digital
Contact details:
Greater Denton Arts Council
400 E. Hickory St.
exhibitions@dentonarts.com
www.dentonarts.com
Phone: 940-382-2787
Application deadline: September 24, 2014
Entry Fee: $30 non-member; $15 member
Location: Rhode Island, Providence
Show Title: 2015 NCECA National Student Juried Exhibition
Show Date: March 21 - April 9, 2015
Open to: full-time undergraduate, graduate and post-baccalaureate students (as defined by their home institution) enrolled in the United States of America. Students enrolled at institutions on which the jurors currently serve as faculty are not eligible to apply. The applicant must be working towards a degree or be a post-baccalaureate in art at the time of submittal.
Classification: united states exhibitions
Slide / Digital: digital
Contact details:
Rhode Island School of Design
2 College St.
lbush@risd.edu
www.risd.edu
Phone: 401-331-3511 or 454-6733
Application deadline: October 1, 2014
Location: Massachusetts, Greenfield
Show Title: Finding Forever Exhibition
Show Date: November 1 - December 31
Open to: all cups and mugs of professional quality. Each cup will represent a child in the foster care system. All pieces will retail at $50. From each sale $20 will go to the artist, $20 to the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange, and $10 to produce the event.
Classification: united states exhibitions
Slide / Digital: actual work
93 Homestead Ave.
FindingForeverExhibition@gmail.com
www.FindingForeverExhibition.org
Phone: 413-773-1214
Application deadline: October 10, 2014
Entry Fee: $25 for 3 entries, $10 for each addl. entry
Location: New Hampshire, Manchester
Show Title: 2nd Annual Cup Show & Sale
Show Date: November 10-January 17
Open to: anything made for drinking: mugs, cups, yunomis, tumblers, tea bowls, etc. Accepted work must be functional.
Classification: united states exhibitions
Slide / Digital: digital
Contact details:
Studio 550 Community Art Center
550 Elm St.
info@550arts.com
www.550arts.com/programs/artist-residency/
Phone: 603-232-5597
Application deadline: October 26, 2014
Entry Fee: $45
Location: Connecticut, Greens Farms
Show Title: Palm Beach Fine Craft Show
Show Date: February 27 - March 1
Open to: work created and made by hand by American fine craft artists across the country.
Classification: united states exhibitions
Slide / Digital: digital
Contact details:
Crafts America LLC
PO Box 603
support@jurying.net
Phone: 301-654-5545
Application deadline: October 31, 2014
Entry Fee: $30 for 3 entries
Location: California, Brea
Show Title: 3rd Clay & Glass Biennial: Juried and Invitational Exhibition
Show Date: January 24 - March 6, 2015
Open to: all US artists age 18 and over, all handcrafted ceramics and glass.
Classification: united states exhibitions
Slide / Digital: digital
Contact details:
Association of Clay & Glass Artists of California (ACGA)
1 Civic Center Circle
acganational@gmail.com
www.acga.net
Phone: 714-990-7730
Application deadline: November 14, 2014
Entry Fee: $25 for up to 2 entries
Location: Montana, Missoula
Show Title: All About Porcelain
Show Date: February 6 - February 27, 2015
Open to: functional, sculptural, or any works that are mainly created with porcelain. Must not exceed 20 inches or 20 lbs.
Classification: united states exhibitions
Slide / Digital: digital
Contact details:
The Clay Studio of Missoula
1106A Hawthorne St.
info@theclaystudioofmissoula.org
www.theclaystudioofmissoula.org
Phone: 406-543-0509
Application deadline: December 5, 2014
Entry Fee: $25 for 3 entries
Location: New Hampshire, Manchester
Show Title: All Things Tea
Show Date: January 22-March 6, 2015
Open to: functional and sculptural items that are made to complement the enjoyment of this classic beverage: infusers, teapots, cups, and sets made of ceramic, metal, wood.
Classification: united states exhibitions
Slide / Digital: digital
Contact details:
Studio 550 Community Art Center
550 Elm St.
info@550arts.com
www.550arts.com/programs/artist-residency/
Phone: 603-232-5597
Application deadline: January 13, 2015
Location: , Washington, DC
Show Title: American Made Show
Show Date: January 16 - January 19
Open to: handmade items made in the US or Canada
Classification: united states exhibitions
Slide / Digital: digital
Contact details:
American Made Show
3000 Chestnut Ave., Ste. 300
sales@rosengrp.com
www.budurl.com/u49m
Phone: 800-432-7238 x299
Application deadline: March 21, 2015
Entry Fee: $35 for up to 10 entries
Location: ,
Show Title: The 3rd National Juried Bonsai Pot Exhibition
Open to: American made bonsai containers in the following categories: round, oval, rectangle, cascade, shohin, accent/kusamono and experimental design.
Classification: united states exhibitions
Slide / Digital: digital
Contact details:
National Bonsai Foundation, at The US National Arboretum, The National Bonsai and Penjing Museum
3501 New York Ave.
AskRon@comcast.net
www.bonsai-nbf.org/
Phone: 717-513-8883