Kellogg University Art Gallery at CalPoly University, Pomona (CA), National Call for Entries, Ink & Clay 44: National Juried Competition
Deadline: May 31st, 2019
Established in 1971, Ink & Clay is an annual juried competition of printmaking, ink drawing, ceramic ware, clay sculpture, mixed media and installation, utilizing any variety of “ink” or “clay” (or combination) as material. The competition results in its highly-regarded exhibition sponsored by the W. Keith & Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery of CalPoly University, Pomona, and underwritten by the generosity and support of the late Col. James Jones, Mr. Bruce Jewett, and Office of the University President.
Starting in 2012, the Ink & Clay competition was opened to artists working throughout the United States, making it a national competition. The exhibition is documented through an on-line printable catalog. Unique among juried exhibitions, Ink & Clay is annually celebrated and recognized by artists and collectors for its quality and diversity.
Media/ Eligibility: Any artist living or working in the United States may enter this competition. The Jurors make the final decision on which works are acceptable among all the entries received by the posted deadline. Artwork Submissions must have been completed within the last 3 years (2017-2019). Entries CANNOT have been submitted in a prior year. Generally, any artwork utilizing any type of ink or clay, in whole, or in part, is acceptable. Artworks must be original —no giclée prints, reproductions, or solely digitally-based prints. We seek entries that have been created by the artist’s hand in some way, shape or form. There are no size restrictions. Past exhibitions have included non-traditional media including installations (both site-specific and not), freestanding and hanging sculptures, technology-involved media, kinetic or light-based works, mixed media, as well as the more traditional artforms such as printmaking, drawing and painting, sculpture and pottery. All artforms are encouraged for submission.
Entry fee: $50.
Awards: The Kellogg University Art Gallery is pleased to offer $6,500 in cash awards this year. These include: the James H. Jones Memorial Purchase Award(s), generously sponsored by Mr. Bruce M. Jewett; the University President’s Purchase Award(s), sponsored by the Office of the University President, Soraya Coley; as well as Jurors’ Choice and Director’s Choice Purchase Awards sponsored by both the President’s Office and the Jones and Ink & Clay Endowments. Additional monetary (non-purchase) awards include Awards and Honorable Mentions totaling as much as $2,500.
Jurors- Kimiko Miyoshi, Printmaking/Ink Juror: Kimiko Miyoshi’s printmaking experience began as a collaborative silkscreen printer in Japan. After receiving her MFA in Printmaking from University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, she built scientific exhibitions for Explora Science Center, a children’s science museum, in Albuquerque, NM.
Susan Elizalde-Henson, Ceramics/Clay Juror: Susan Elizalde-Henson was born and raised in Southern California. She received a BA in Art History, a MA in Art, and a MFA in Art, with an emphasis in ceramics, from California State University, Fullerton. Graduate study also included coursework at the New York College of Ceramics at Alfred University in New York
Juri Koll, Curatorial Juror:As Founder and Director of the Venice Institute of Contemporary Art (ViCA) since 2011, Juri Koll curates and presents traveling exhibits at museums in the U.S. and abroad, such art the Chabot Museum in Rotterdam, Netherlands and the Wilhelm Morgner Haus Museum in Germany, and the Long Beach Museum of Art, the Torrance Art Museum, and the Museum of Art and History in California. He is the Director of the Fine Arts Film Festival, which features films on the art world from across the globe and is in its 6th year
Website link for more detailed information and to apply via CaFE: https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=6303