Blue Line Arts (CA), International Call for Ceramic Artists, Off Center: 3rd Annual International Ceramic Art Competition

bla_logoBlue Line Arts (CA), International Call for Ceramic Artists, Off Center: 3rd Annual International Ceramic Art Competition

Deadline: March 1st, 2019

From their call: Since the first ceramics were created, like Venus of Dolní Věstonice, before 25,000 BCE and pottery vessels that were discovered in Jiangxi, China, which date back to 18,000 BC, people have been fascinated with clay. Northern California has a rich history of talented ceramic artists from Robert Arneson to Peter Voulkos. Blue Line Arts is excited to showcase the innovation of ceramic techniques and vision from around the world during this annual show. Ceramic artists who want to share their vision of ceramic art are encouraged to apply.

Awards: First Place: $1000., Second Place: $750., Third Place: $500.

Juror: Joshua Green earned his BA from Bennington College and his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. He has received fellowships from Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Bemis Foundation, Eleanor Janeway Fund, Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, and the Japan Fulbright Memorial Teachers Fund. His writings on arts education, community arts, critical exhibition and book reviews have appeared in NEA publications, as well as Ceramics: Art & Perception, American Craft, C-file, and Arts Hansa (UNESCO). As an arts leader, recently Green has served as an advisor to United States Artists and the American Crafts Council on the selection of fellowships for artists. The chair of a panel presentation on clay and cultural identity at the 2019 College Art Association conference in New York, Green will also be writing the catalog essay for James Watkins’ retrospective at the Museum of Texas Tech University. For more than twenty years, he helped develop and lead the acclaimed Apprenticeship Training Program and other arts education initiatives at Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Since late 2010, he has served as executive director for the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts.

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About: Blue Line Arts showcases the works of regional and national artists, and offers flexible exhibition space suitable for small musical performances, lectures, parties, and demonstrations. As a non-profit organization, Blue Line Arts is entirely funded by memberships, grants, sponsorships, fund-raising events and other donations.

Blue Line Arts, 405 Vernon Street, Suite 100, Roseville, California

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