Deadline: February 16th, 2019
The 30th Annual California Clay Competition and Exhibition is sponsored by The Artery and is held in conjunction with the California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art, sponsored by the John Natsoulas Gallery in Davis, California.
The Artery, home of the Artists’ Cooperative of Davis, has sponsored the Competition since 1990 to give California ceramic artists an opportunity to display their work during the California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art. The Artery is within walking distance of the John Natsoulas Gallery, which serves as conference headquarters.
Eligibility & sales: The competition is open to all living California artists. Works accepted must be for sale, available for the duration of the exhibit, and made within the last two years. The Artery retains a 50% commission from all sales.
Medium: Clay must be the primary medium. Works may be functional or sculptural. Assembled works must fit through a standard doorframe and weigh no more than can easily be handled by two people. All artwork must be presented and ready for display. Wall pieces must include all mounting hardware; wire and/or cleats
Awards: Monetary and gift awards will be announced at the opening reception.
Exhibition dates: May 3rd – May 31st, 2019
Juror: Bill Abright – Ceramic Artist – Abright was introduced to clay by Bruce Duke at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton in the late 60’s. He completed his graduate degree at San Francisco State in 1974 working with Bud McKee, Stephen De Staebler, Joe Hawley and David Kuraoka. Abright has taught ceramics at the College of Marin in Kentfield, CA since 1975 and has been influential in the lives of many artists. He has exhibited throughout the U.S. and his work is in many private and museum collections.