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Fairs and Festivals

Application deadline: August 29, 2015
Entry Fee: $20
Location: Maryland, Gaithersburg
Show Title: Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Gaithersburg
Show Date: April 15 - April 17
Open to: all mediums, work must be original design, artist must be present all three days at show to sell their work in person
Classification: fairs, festivals and sales
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: August 29, 2015
Entry Fee: $20
Location: Maryland, Timonium
Show Title: Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Timonium
Show Date: April 29 - May 1
Open to: all mediums, work must be original design, artist must be present all three days at show to sell their work in person
Classification: fairs, festivals and sales
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: August 29, 2015
Entry Fee: $20
Location: New Jersey, Somerset
Show Title: Sugarloaf Crafts Festival Somerset
Show Date: March 11 - March 13
Open to: all mediums, work must be original design, artist must be present all three days at show to sell their work in person
Classification: fairs, festivals and sales
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: August 29, 2015
Entry Fee: $20
Location: Pennsylvania, Oaks
Show Title: Sugarloaf Crafts Festivaql in Oaks
Show Date: March 18 - March 20
Open to: all mediums, work must be original design, artist must be present all three days at show to sell their work in person
Classification: fairs, festivals and sales
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: August 29, 2015
Entry Fee: $20
Location: Virginia, Chantilly
Show Title: Sugarloaf Crafts Festival Chantilly
Show Date: January 29 - January 31
Open to: all mediums, work must be original design, artist must be present all three days at show to sell their work in person
Classification: fairs, festivals and sales
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 10, 2015
Entry Fee: $70
Location: ,
Show Title: Autumn Arts Festival 2015
Show Date: October 10 - October 11
Open to: Functional/Figurative/Sculptural
Classification: fairs, festivals and sales
Slide / Digital: digital
Contact details:
Arts Center Killingworth
276 N. Parker Hill Rd.
artscenterkillingworth@gmail.com
Phone: 860-663-5593

International Exhibitions

Location: ,
Classification: international exhibitions
Application deadline: June 30, 2015
Entry Fee: $35 for 3 images
Location: Georgia, Atlanta
Show Title: 2015 Art Kudos International Juried Online Competition
Show Date: August 15, 2015 - August 15, 2016
Open to: ll media. Artists 18 yrs. or older.
Classification: international exhibitions
Slide / Digital: digital
Contact details:
Artshow.com
1820 Peachtree St. NW, #615
info@artkudos.com
www.artkudos.com/callforentries.html
Application deadline: June 30, 2015
Entry Fee: $35 for 4 entries, $5 each addl entry
Location: New York, Hudson
Show Title: Strange Figurations
Show Date: September 10 - October 3
Open to: all interpretations of the concept, Strange Figurations. Open to all media, techniques and styles from the realist to the surreal and visionary.
Classification: international exhibitions
Slide / Digital: digital
Contact details:
Limner Gallery
123 Warren St.
thelimner@aol.com
www.limnergallery.com
Phone: 518-828-2343
Application deadline: July 31, 2015
Entry Fee: $25
Location: ,
Show Title: 2nd Intl. 2015 Picasso Teapot Competition
Show Date: November 1 - January 1, 2016
Open to: all. Original art only.
Classification: international exhibitions
Slide / Digital: actual work
Contact details:
Teapotguy.com
126 Esperanz, Ste. A
teapotguy@teapotguy.com
www.teapotguy.com
Phone: 310-717-3358
Application deadline: August 1, 2015
Entry Fee: Start at $10
Location: ,
Show Title: Still Life: International Call for Artists
Show Date: 08/01/2017
Open to: all
Classification: international exhibitions
Slide / Digital: digital
Contact details:
Art/Ascent
info@artascent.com
https://artascent.com/the-call-for-artists-and-writers
Application deadline: August 20, 2015
Entry Fee: $40 for 3 entries
Location: NJ, Somerset
Show Title: The Morris and Essex Kennel Club Art Show
Show Date: September 30 - October 1
Open to: Artwork may be in any medium – 2D and 3D including photography – however, 2D works may not exceed 24” X 30” and 3D may not exceed 10” X 20” and/or 30 Pounds.
Classification: international exhibitions
Slide / Digital: digital
Contact details:
Morris & Essex Kennel Club
222 King Goerge Rd.
morrisessexartshow@gmail.com
www.morrisandessexkennelclub.org/2015-art-show.html
Phone: 609-303-0282
Application deadline: August 28, 2015
Entry Fee: $35 per piece; 2 images per piece.
Location: Nevada, Las Vegas
Show Title: What Goes Bump In the Night
Show Date: October 1 - November 1
Open to: work which captures the art of the sublime,creepy, scary, things that make your skin crawl, or captures the pain of personal suffering. All work will use clay as the primary medium.
Classification: international exhibitions
Slide / Digital: digital
Contact details:
Clay Arts Vegas
1511 S. Main St.
4information@clayartsvegas.com
http://clayartsvegas.com
Phone: 702-375-4147
Application deadline: August 31, 2015
Entry Fee: $25
Location: ,
Show Title: In the Kitchen
Show Date: October 22 - December 4
Open to: sculptural and functional pieces that are used in
the kitchen, including utensils, butter dishes, storage containers and more. Sculptural work is open to interpretation but could be trompe l’oeil or narrative, and open to ceramics with mixed media components.
Classification: international exhibitions
Slide / Digital: digital
Contact details:
Whitaker Gallery, Hood College
401 Rosemont Ave.
york@hood.edu
www.hood.edu/exhibit/
Application deadline: September 1, 2015
Entry Fee: $35
Location: ,
Show Title: Annual Three Wheel Studio Ceramic Show: Teapot Exhibition
Show Date: october 15 - November 15
Open to: sculptural and functional works that incorporate clay as the primary material
Classification: international exhibitions
Slide / Digital: digital
Contact details:
Three Wheel Studio
436 Wickenden St.
threewheelstudio@gmail.com
Phone: 401-451-2350
Application deadline: September 7, 2015
Entry Fee: $35
Location: ,
Show Title: 2015 International Juried Exhibition
Show Date: November 6 - December 12
Open to: two- and three-dimensional work in all media.
Classification: international exhibitions
Slide / Digital: digital
Contact details:
The Center for Contemporary Art
2020 Burnt Mills Rd.
info@ccabedminster.org
www.ccabedminster.org
Phone: 908-234-2345
Application deadline: September 10, 2015
Entry Fee: $45
Location: Pennsylvania, Wayne
Show Title: Craft Forms 2015, 21st international Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Fine Craft
Show Date: December 4 - January 30
Open to: all professional and emerging craft artists who work in clay and other craft mediums. Work needs to be created after January 1, 2013 and for sale.
Classification: international exhibitions
Slide / Digital: digital
Contact details:
Wayne Art Center
413 Maplewood Ave.
karenlouise@wayneart.org
www.craftforms.org
Phone: 610-688-3553
Application deadline: September 15, 2015
Location: France, Vallauris
Show Title: The XXIVeme Biennale Internationale de Vallauris - Creation Contemporaine et Ceramique
Show Date: July - November
Open to: all
Classification: international exhibitions
Contact details:
Biennale Internationale de Vallauris (BICC)
Hôtel de Ville, Place Jacques Cavasse
biennale@vallauris.fr
www.vallauris-golfe-juan.fr/
Phone: + 33 (0) 4 93 34 71 87
Application deadline: September 30, 2015
Entry Fee: $25
Location: Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh
Show Title: LEAP 2016 - Lydon Emerging Artists Program Exhibition
Show Date: January 20 - December 31
Open to: work in craft media: ceramics, wood, metal/jewelry, glass, found materials, mixed media, fiber or a combination of these materials.
Classification: international exhibitions
Slide / Digital: digital
Contact details:
Society for Contemporary Craft
2100 Smallman St.
admin@contemporarycraft.org
www.contemporarycraft.org
Phone: 412-261-7003
Application deadline: November 1, 2015
Location: Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh
Show Title: Art Inter/National, Here and Abroad Exhibition
Show Date: January 19 - March 5
Open to: how environment influenced the artistic process or, how the world influenced the artist
Classification: international exhibitions
Slide / Digital: digital
Contact details:
Box Heart Gallery
4523 Liberty Ave.
boxheart@boxheartgallery.com/international.html
www.boxheartgallery.com
Phone: 412-687-8858
Application deadline: November 12, 2015
Entry Fee: $25 for 2 entries
Location: Montana, Missoula
Show Title: International Cup 2016
Show Date: February 5 - February 26
Open to: ceramic work that explores the infinite possibilities of the idea of a cup.
Classification: international exhibitions
Slide / Digital: Digital
Contact details:
The Clay Studio of Missoula
1106A Hawthorne St.
director@theclaystudioofmissoula.org
www.theclaystudioofmissoula.org
Phone: 406-543-0509

Regional Exhibitions

Application deadline: July 31, 2015
Entry Fee: $30
Location: Iowa 52401, Cedar Rapids
Show Title: River2River
Show Date: September 11 - October 4
Open to: all artists 18 years of age or older living in Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, Kansas, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, North Dakota and South Dakota. Work submitted must be original, must use clay as the primary material, and must have been completed within the last 2 years.
Classification: regional exhibitions
Slide / Digital: digital
Contact details:
The Ceramics Center
329 10th Ave. SE, Ste. 117
info@theceramicscenter.org
www.theceramicscenter.org/r2r2015entry/
Phone: 319-365-9644
Application deadline: September 15, 2015
Entry Fee: $25 for students, $35 for professionals/3 entries
Location: New York, Poughkeepsie
Show Title: Northeast Ceramic Sculpture Exhibition
Show Date: November 7 - December 5
Open to: students and artists in the Northeast or from the Northeast are invited to apply
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 18, 2015
Entry Fee: $35 for 3 entries
Location: ,
Show Title: Toe River Arts Juried Show
Show Date: October 17 - November 14
Open to: all mediums. Must be over 18 and reside in NC, SC, TN, VA, GA.
Classification: regional exhibitions
Slide / Digital: digital
Contact details:
Toe River Arts Council
102 W. Main St.
toeriverarts@gmail.com
www.toeriverarts.org
Phone: 828-682-7215
Application deadline: October 1, 2015
Entry Fee: $25
Location: New York, Port Chester
Show Title: Tristate of Mind
Show Date: January 30 - March 19
Open to: emerging artists within a 75 mile radius of Clay Art Center's facility in Port Chester, New York
Classification: regional exhibitions
Slide / Digital: digital
Contact details:
Clay Art Center
40 Beech St.
adam@clayartcenter.org
www.clayartcenter.org/category_s/615/htm
Phone: 914-937-2047 x227

United States 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: united states exhibitions
Contact details:
Pro Arts Gallery
150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
info@proartsgallery.org
www.proartsgallery.org
Phone: 510-763-4361
Application deadline: June 30, 2015
Entry Fee: $30 for up to 3 entries
Location: Missouri, Joplin
Show Title: Just Desserts National Juried Competition
Show Date: August 7 - September 15
Open to: functional ceramic vessels used to prepare or serve desserts or dessert liqueurs or sculptural ceramic and mixed media with clay as the primary mediumthat address the concept of getting what one deserves. Multimedia works accepted but must be primarily clay. Sets accepted. Limit 75 lb.
Classification: united states exhibitions
Slide / Digital: digital
Contact details:
Phoenix Fired Art
1603 S. Main St.
phoenixfiredart@gmail.com
Phone: 417-437-9281
Application deadline: June 30, 2015
Entry Fee: Early bird (before June 1) $45/5 images;6/2-15 $55/5 images; 6/15-6/30 $65/5 images; $5 each additional image
Location: New York, Brooklyn
Show Title: Art in Clay: ORIGINS A National Juried Ceramic Sculpture Show
Show Date: October 3 - October 25
Open to: artists 18 years of age or older working in clay. All artwork must be original in concept, design and execution. All work must be handcrafted by the artist from raw clay. Acceptable forms include sculpture, sculptural vessels, wall hangings and installations. The artwork cannot be functional -- production work and commercially manufactured pieces are not acceptable. Mixed media is acceptable as long as clay is the dominant component of the piece (at least 75%).
Classification: united states exhibitions
Slide / Digital: digital
Contact details:
Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition
499 Van Brunt St.
artinclay@bwac.org
https://client.smarterentry.com/bwac
Phone: 917-656-8793
Application deadline: July 1, 2015
Entry Fee: $20 for 2 entries; $10 for each addl. entry up to 5
Location: New Jersey, Layton
Show Title: Love of the Delaware River Valley: Celebrating 50 years of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
Show Date: August 15 - October 18
Open to: 2- and 3-dimensional work inspired by the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area or an experience at Peters Valley, with the objective to showcase personal interpretations of the region's cultural and natural resources.
Classification: united states exhibitions
Slide / Digital: digital
Contact details:
Peters Valley Craft Center
19 Kuhn Rd.
igallery@petersvalley.org
www.petersvalley.org
Phone: 973-948-5202
Application deadline: July 3, 2015
Entry Fee: $10 for 5 images
Location: Maryland, Baltimore
Show Title: Baltimore Clayworks' 35th Anniversary Show
Show Date: September 5 - October 3
Open to: all artists that have been a part of our programming during the past 35 years of Baltimore Clayworks bringing clay to the community, then you are eligible for this exhibition. Past residents, workshop artists, interns, exhibitors and students.
Classification: united states exhibitions
Slide / Digital: digital
Contact details:
Baltimore Clayworks
5707 Smith Ave.
mary.cloonan@baltimoreclayworks.org
www.baltimoreclayworks.org
Phone: 410-578-1919 ext.18
Application deadline: July 15, 2015
Entry Fee: $30 for up to 3 entries
Location: Virginia, Lynchburg
Show Title: The National Juried Bowl Show: The Battle of the Bowls
Show Date: October 2 - October 27
Open to: all interpretations of the ceramic bowl
Classification: united states exhibitions
Slide / Digital: digital
Contact details:
ACHS
139 Lancer Ln.
thebattleofthebowls@gmail.com
www.thebattleofthebowls.com
Phone: 434-946-2898
Application deadline: August 10, 2015
Entry Fee: $25 for 1-3 entries; $35 for 4-6 entries
Location: Ohio, Nelsonville
Show Title: Starbrick Clay National Cup Show 2015
Show Date: September 25 - October 25
Open to: ceramic artists residing in the US who are at least 18 years old. All works, sculptural, decorative and functional must be original, be made primarily of clay, and must have been completed in the last two years.
Classification: united states exhibitions
Slide / Digital: digital
Contact details:
Starbrick Gallery
21 W. Columbus St.
starbrick@gmail.com
www.starbrick.com
Phone: 740-753-1011
Application deadline: August 16, 2015
Entry Fee: $25 for up to 5 entries
Location: New York, Province
Show Title: The Almighty Cup
Show Date: October 3 - November 22
Open to: US residents making cups. The idea of cup may be interpreted freely, but must be made primarily of clay. Artwork must have been created in the past 2 years, must be for sale.
Classification: united states exhibitions
Slide / Digital: digital
Contact details:
Gandee Gallery and The Shaped Clay Society at Syracuse University
jen@gandeegallery.com
www.gandeegallery.com
Application deadline: August 21, 2015
Entry Fee: Professionals: $40 for 3 pieces, Students: $20 for 3 pieces.
Location: Maryland, Baltimore
Show Title: 2016 NICHE Awards
Show Date: January 15 - January 17
Open to: all.
Classification: united states exhibitions
Slide / Digital: digital
Contact details:
NICHE Awards
3000 Chestnut Ave., Ste. 300
cathleens@rosengrp.com
http://budurl.com/hrxf
Phone: 800-432-7238 x248
Application deadline: September 4, 2015
Entry Fee: $35 for 2 entries
Location: ,
Show Title: 2015 Nellie Allen Smith Juried Pottery Competition
Show Date: October 23 - November 23
Open to: functional or nonfunctional ceramics
Classification: united states exhibitions
Slide / Digital: Digital
Contact details:
Cape Fear Studios
148-1 Maxwell St.
artgallery@capefearstudios.com
www.capefearstudios.com
Phone: 910-433-2986
Application deadline: September 4, 2015
Entry Fee: $40 for 3 entries
Location: Texas, Denton
Show Title: Materials: Hard and Soft National Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition
Show Date: February 5 - April 1
Open to: all
Classification: united states exhibitions
Contact details:
Greater Denton Arts Council
400 E. Hickory St.
exhibit@dentonarts.com
www.dentonarts.com
Phone: 940-382-2787
Application deadline: September 4, 2015
Entry Fee: $35 for up to 3 entries
Location: Washington, Ellensburg
Show Title: Interstate: Where I-90 Meets I-82
Show Date: November 5 - December 5
Open to: all media and subject matter. Artists over the age of 18 working in 2-dimensional, 3-dimensional, and video formats may submit work. (Works created/completed as an undergraduate or graduate student are not eligible.) Only original work, where the artist is the sole copyright holder, will be accepted.
Classification: united states exhibitions
Slide / Digital: digital
Contact details:
Cental Washington University Dept. of Art - Ceramics
400 E. University Way
art_dept@cwu.edu
www.cwu.edu/art/interstate-prospectus
Phone: 509-963-2665
Application deadline: September 9, 2015
Entry Fee: $30
Location: MA, Marlborough
Show Title: Paradise City Arts Festival - Spring Marlborough Exhibition
Show Date: March 18 - March 20
Open to: all art and craft media
Classification: united states exhibitions
Slide / Digital: digital
Contact details:
Paradise City Arts Festival
30 Industrial Dr. E
artist@paradisecityarts.com
www.paradisecityarts.com
Phone: 800-511-9725
Application deadline: September 9, 2015
Entry Fee: $30
Location: Massachusetts, Northampton
Show Title: Paradise City Arts Festival - Spring Northampton Exhibition
Show Date: May 28 - May 30
Open to: all art and craft media
Classification: united states exhibitions
Slide / Digital: digital
Contact details:
Paradise City Arts Festival
30 Industrial Dr. E
artist@paradisecityarts.com
www.paradisecityarts.com
Phone: 800-511-9725
Application deadline: September 10, 2015
Entry Fee: $45
Location: Pennsylvania, Wayne
Show Title: Craft Forms 2015
Show Date: December 4 - January 30
Classification: united states exhibitions
Slide / Digital: digital
Contact details:
Wayne Art Center
413 Maplewood Ave.
info@wayneart.org
www.wayneart.org
Phone: 610-688-3553
Application deadline: September 14, 2015
Entry Fee: $30 for up to 3 entries
Location: Minnesota, Bemidji
Show Title: 13th Annual It's Only Clay Exhibition
Show Date: November 6 - December 19
Open to: functional clay vessels
Classification: united states exhibitions
Slide / Digital: digital
Contact details:
Watermark Art Center
426 Bemijdi Ave. N.
watermark@paulbunyan.net
www.watermarkartcenter.org
Phone: 218-444-7570
Application deadline: September 28, 2015
Entry Fee: $25 for 3 entries; $10 for each additional entry
Location: New Hampshire, Manchester
Show Title: 3rd Annual Cup Show and Sale
Show Date: November 6 - January 16, 2016
Open to: functional cups, mugs, tumblers, and more.
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 9, 2015
Entry Fee: $30 for 5 entries
Location: Maryland, Baltimore
Show Title: At Your Service
Show Date: March 12, 2016 - May 7, 2016
Open to: the serving vessel: platters, pitchers, trays, S+P sets, ewers, etc. Functional objects that hold their beauty when empty and flourish when laden with food.
Classification: united states exhibitions
Slide / Digital: digital
Contact details:
Baltimore Clayworks
5707 Smith Ave.
mary.cloonan@baltimoreclayworks.org
www.baltimoreclayworks.org
Phone: 410-578-1919 ext.18
Application deadline: December 11, 2015
Entry Fee: $30 for 5 entries
Location: Maryland, Baltimore
Show Title: Menagerie
Show Date: May 14, 2016 - July 2, 2016
Open to: animal themed sculptures in animal form or vessels decorated with an animal motif.
Classification: united states exhibitions
Slide / Digital: digital
Contact details:
Baltimore Clayworks
5707 Smith Ave.
mary.cloonan@baltimoreclayworks.org
www.baltimoreclayworks.org
Phone: 410-578-1919 ext.18
Application deadline: January 8, 2016
Location: District of Columbia, Washington
Show Title: American Made Show Washington DC
Show Date: Janury 15 - January 17
Open to: all craft media
Classification: united states exhibitions
Slide / Digital: digital
Contact details:
American Made Show
3000 Chestnut Ave., #104
wendy@wendyrosen.com
www.americanmadeshow.com
Phone: 410-262-2872
Application deadline: January 10, 2016
Location: South Carolina, Greenville
Show Title: American Made Show Greenville
Show Date: May 17 - May 19
Open to: all craft media
Classification: united states exhibitions
Slide / Digital: digital
Contact details:
American Made Show
3000 Chestnut Ave., #104
wendy@wendyrosen.com
www.americanmadeshow.com
Phone: 410-262-2872