Once again, we celebrate the community of our council with a show of members’ work in conjunction with NCECA 2011. The name of the show is “The Shoulders We Stand On“.
The 2011 Potters Council members show in Tampa, Florida will pay tribute to our roots, the significant influences that shape us and guide our work in clay. We are creative heirs standing on the shoulders of Giants. We cannot help but reference and renew their ideas in our own work. These distinctive inspirations become the touchstones of our best original efforts.
These muses are not always specific or singular. Your inspiration might lie in the simple forms of an anonymous ancient potter. Perhaps you’ve been seduced from afar by the work of legendary potters. A teacher may have given you a unique point of view, personal guidance or new set of skills.
Your work for this particular exhibition may have a visual link to a particular culture or artist. It might find its connection on a more philosophical level. it must however show both a clear source of inspiration and a truly original new direction. We do not seek copies of our roots, but works, which honor them with fresh, innovative interpretations.
Nancy Markoe Fine American Crafts Gallery
The gallery will insure all works for the duration of the exhibition.
The artist is responsible for all shipping costs and shipping insurance to and the gallery will be responsible for return shipping from venue.
Successful artists are asked to be present during the public reception on April 1, 2011.
There will be at between 40 and 50 pieces chosen. The base of the work may be no more than 16″ wide and/or deep, and the height not more than 31″ tall. Works must be suitable for pedestal display or wall mounting. No ceiling-suspended works accepted. Only very limited on-site assembly of multi-part works will be possible.
All work submitted must be for sale. Artists should submit the wholesale price. (This is the exact amount of dollars the artist will receive from the sale.) The gallery will determine the retail price of all works selected for the show. Each successful artist will be required to sign a standard consignment agreement with the gallery.
Works must be made primarily of ceramic materials, and be primarily the work of the Council member. They must be no more than two years old on the date of entry, and not previously shown during any NCECA conference or in the Tampa Bay area. Accepted work sent for exhibition must be the same object that was entered; no substitutions.
Digital: High-resolution JPEG image on CD, at least 300 ppi, maximum 1024 pixels on the longest side of the image. Do not include label information on the image. IMPORTANT: Begin each file name with the surname of the artist. (example: smith_john_bluevase.jpg)
Limit of three entries per artists. One or two views of each entry may be submitted. For multiple views, please label the digital files consistently (example: smith_john_bluevase1.jpg and smith_john_bluevase2.jpg).
Each entrant must include on the CD in “word” type format:
A fee of $25 (check or money order) must accompany the entry, made out to the Potters Council.
Winners will be notified by e-mail, so be sure to include your email address. if you wish to be notified by regular mail, include a self-addressed stamped envelope.
SEND COMPLETED ENTRIES TO: