2012 Potters Council Online Student Juried Exhibition
NEW! Announcing Potters Council Student Juried Exhibition
The 2012 Potters Council Online Student Juried Exhibition was created to recognize full-time college students who are Potters Council student members in an online exhibition. Our interest is to support the Potters Council student members who create ceramic art.
We are pleased to announce our jurors, Paula Smith and James Connell. In addition to choosing the award recipients, the jurors will offer personalized feedback for each entry. Both instructors have been instrumental in ceramic arts education, and Potters Council appreciates their support of our endeavors to recognize our student members currently enrolled in college.
Potters Council looks forward to receiving entries from our next generation of ceramic artists.
EXTENDED THE DEADLINE FOR CALL FOR ENTRIES TO JUNE 30, 2012
Potters Council Student Online Exhibition: “New Ground“
The Potters Council announces its first online juried exhibition of student members’ work to be held August 1, 2012 to September 30, 2012.
As a student, you’re exploring your opportunities, pushing the limits of your capabilities, and expanding the techniques you’re learning. “New Ground” should be about something that is personal to each applicant, whether it is subject matter, technical, firing, forming or a surface approach. The work submitted should reflect a new development or step in the growth of the applicants work. Each applicant will submit a one paragraph statement that explains how their work relates to the theme “New Ground“.
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Paula R. Smith | Charlotte, North Carolina
Paula Smith was born in Kansas City, Missouri, attended the Kansas City Art Institute, graduated in 1982 with a Bachelor in Fine Arts, majoring in ceramics. She was one of 60 ceramic majors while at KCAI. she studied at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois and received her Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics, 1986. She began teaching part-time at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina, and opened Oakland Art Supply, a full line art supply store. Smith taught at Winthrop for 13 years, and owned and operated Oakland Art Supply for 9 years.
Smith was a full time professor at Gaston College for 9 years from 2000 to 2009. She is now a full time ceramics professor at Central Piedmont Community College. She is an artist, a teacher, a mother, a wife/friend/companion, and an animal lover. Smith loves to cook, design, and decorate living spaces. Smith has traveled all over the United States, Mexico, Caribbean, England, France, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, and Italy. Smith also spent a month in China as an artist in residence in Shanghi and Jingdezhen, the porcelain capitol of the world. She was also an affiliate artist for 18 months at McColl Center for Visual Art in Charlotte, North Carolina. Smith shows her work nationally and regionally.
James Connell | Rock Hill, South Carolina
James Connell, a native of Woodstock, Illinois, has been working in the ceramics medium since 1975. He has juried six out of the last eight National Council on the Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) clay national exhibitions, and 16 out of 17 Strictly Functional Pottery National. In 2001, he also served as on-site conference liaison for the Charlotte NCECA conference. Connell is the recipient of the 2004 NCECA International Residence Award (China).
Throughout his career, Connell’s work has appeared in numerous exhibitions, 170 total exhibitions between 2003 and 2009. His work has appeared in 48 publications to date and eight of his pieces have been acquisitioned by museums. Connell teaches ceramics at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina.
Connell discovered his passion for potter as a college student at Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois. He joined Winthrop’s Department of Fine Arts faculty in 1987, and his work has been featured in numerous U.S. museums, including the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, as well as museums overseas, such as the Taipai County Yingge Ceramic Museum in Taiwan and the Yixing Ceramic Museum in China.
- Entrants must be student members of the Potters Council both at the time of application and at the time of the exhibition.
- Entrants must be a full time college or graduate student in public, private, and community colleges. International schools included.
- Full-time undergraduate and graduate students may submit up to three (3) ceramic works of art as a student member of Potters Council. Note only two (2) views of each entry will be accepted.
- Only works made primarily of clay and completed within the last two (2) years will be accepted.
- Only work done exclusively by the students is eligible.
- Submit only .jpg images which are preferably 72 dpi and not greater than 640 x 480 in size.
- Do NOT include label information on the image.
- Begin each file name with the surname of the artist, followed by first name. Example: smith_jane_bluevase1.jpg
- For multiple views, please label the digital files consistently. Example: smith_jane_bluevase1.jpg and smith_jane_bluevase2.jpg.
- Submit a statement that reflects upon the theme and how it relates to your work. Statement should be no more than one paragraph. You may submit a statement for each work or one statement for all.
- Absolutely no phone calls.
Submission Acceptance: Now
Deadline for receipt of entries:
April 24, 2012 | Extended to June 30, 2012
Notification of acceptances: July 27, 2012
Online Exhibition and Award Announcement: August 1–September 30, 2012
Critiques from Jurors: August 1–September 30, 2012
Student Showcase begins: October 1, 2012
- The entry form is submitted online. Be sure to fill out all the required information at the time of entry. Once submitted, applicants are unable to change their entry.
- Be sure to have your statement that reflects upon the theme and how it relates to your work ready before you begin the online application. Statement should be no more than one paragraph.
- Remember to follow the required naming of files. See above for more details and requirements.
- Remember to have your Potters Council Student Member number available for the entry form. If you cannot locate your member number or your membership card, contact customer service at 800-424-8698 or 818-487-2054.
- Digital image preparation:format must be jpeg, and no larger than 480 x 640, and must follow the approved file naming process above.
- Potters Council Student Membership number
- Name of applicant and college level
- Title of work
- Dimension of work: length x width x height (in.)
- Digital images of accepted work may be used for publicity purposes
- Awards will be announced online and in various publications and correspondence, including Potters’ Pages newsletter