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ON THE ROCKS: An Exhibition of Vessels For & Related to Drinking

Entry Deadline: 11/10/17
Days remaining to deadline: 10


Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 5
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 5

Entry Fee (On the Rocks: An Exhibition of Vessels for and Related to Drinking): $40.00

Detroit’s Pewabic Pottery is pleased to announce “ON THE ROCKS: An Exhibition of Vessels For & Related to Drinking” juried by Pete Pinnell

Submission Deadline: November 10, 2017
Notifications: by December 15, 2017
Works Received: January 3 – 10, 2018
Exhibition: January 19 – February 25, 2018

$500 First Prize
$250 Second Prize
$100 Third Prize
Honorable Mentions may be awarded at the discretion of the juror.

1. This competition is open internationally to artists 18 years of age and older.

2. Artists may submit up to 5 (five) original works made primarily of clay within the past three years for consideration. Works may include cups, mugs, tumblers, goblets, steins, bottles, flasks and jugs; all works must be functional and food safe.

3. All works must be available for sale and available throughout the exhibition; substitutions for accepted work will not be allowed. Artists shall receive 50% commission on sales.

4. Artists may submit one image (or one composite image) of each work. Image must be labeled "LastName_FirstInitial_Entry#." For example, “Smith_J_1.jpg” Images will be accepted in JPG format only, minimum 1920 pixels on longest side, maximum 5.0 MB.

5. Works entered must not exceed 18” in any direction. Works must be stable and exhibition-ready so as to not cause damage to the work or that of others when shipped, displayed or handled with reasonable care. Please include title, date, medium and dimensions.

6. Artists are responsible for delivery/shipping of selected work(s) to and from Pewabic as well as insuring work(s) in transit. Work(s) must be delivered January 3 – 10, 2018. Pewabic shall insure work(s) on site. Works not sold will be available for pick-up after March 10, 2018; prepaid return shipping shall commence by March 12, 2018.

7. The inclusion of an artist's statement and/or resumé is optional but encouraged. Reproducible images and artists' biographical information may be used in promotional materials including social media.

8. Selection of the artwork will be at the sole discretion of the juror; all decisions are final. Works submitted are subject to the above requirements as well as the terms of the Legal Agreement.

Please contact [email protected] with any questions.

Pete Pinnell made his living as a potter for 12 years before moving to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he is currently Professor of Art. In addition to his teaching, he has continued to exhibit widely, with more than 120 exhibitions since 1995.

Pinnell's work has appeared throughout the U.S., and in the Netherlands, South Africa, Japan, China, New Zealand and Australia. Images of his work have appeared in many noted ceramic books, Clay Times magazine, Ceramics Monthly, Studio Potter, and Purple Sand, a Taiwanese ceramics journal. An in-depth article about his work appeared in Ceramics: Art and Perception, a noted Australian magazine, in 2001. In March 2001 he was a featured artist at the NCECA national conference, where he spoke and demonstrated. He has also been an active writer on ceramic art, with articles in American and Australian ceramic journals, and a regular column, "As far as I know...," which appears in Clay Times magazine.

Founded in Detroit in 1903, PEWABIC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to enriching the human spirit with clay. Housed in a National Register Tudor Revival building on the city's east side, Pewabic continues to build on its legacy as a community of makers and educators focused on progressing the handcrafted process through exhibitions, outreach and education, looking for new ways to make ceramics relevant and accessible to people of all ages and skill levels.


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