Springfield Art Association (IL), International Call for Entries: 2018 Shapes of Influence Biennial Ceramics Exhibition
Deadline: June 1st, 2018
2018 Shapes of Influence is a bienniel exhibition of the best in contemporary ceramics. Open to all artists working with ceramics as the primary medium.
Juror’s statement: “I am looking for sculpture or pottery that springs from or references the rich past yet adds to the continuum. In ceramics today there are so many ways to make, manufacture, and create available to us, in what ways do these technologies tend the fire?
The Springfield Art Association’s (SAA) M. G. Nelson Family Gallery offers nearly 1400 square feet of high quality exhibition space in Springfield, Illinois.
Cash prizes ($500, $300 and $200) will be awarded. The SAA is the oldest visual arts organization in Central Illinois and is dedicated to the support and promotion of the visual arts.
Media: All entries must include ceramic components.
Juror: This year our juror is Simon Levin. Simon Levin has been working in clay since 1990, when an elective ceramics course in college changed the direction of his life, leading to an M.A. and an M.F.A from the University of Iowa. He is a full time studio potter working exclusively with wood firing. His award winning work is exhibited internationally, and appears in several contemporary ceramic books. Simon is writer for many ceramic journals, and in 2013 he traveled to Taiwan as a Senior Fulbright scholar researching local materials. As a kiln builder Simon has built wood fired kilns for both US colleges and universities as well as schools in Taiwan and China. Between 2004 and 2018 his apprenticeship program has trained and influenced 17 potters. A resident of Wisconsin for 18 years, Simon has recently moved to Pawnee Illinois where he is currently re-establishing his pottery.
For more detailed information and link to apply via CaFE: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=5206