Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Call for artists - It’s Only Clay 2011 - DEADLINE SEPT 3rd

Bemidji Community Art Center and the Bemidji State University Visual Arts Dept announce the 9th annual, It’s Only Clay National Juried Ceramics Competition and Exhibition.

This annual National juried ceramics competition and exhibition is a collaboration sponsored by the BCAC and Bemidji State University. IOC 2011 features a workshop on the campus of BSU, a community lecture and a juried exhibition of functional ceramics at the Bemidji Community Art Center selected by artist and potter Guillermo Cuellar. Previous jurors include; Simon Levin, Richard Bresnahan, Linda Christianson, Jeff Oestreich, Robert Briscoe, Bill Gossman and Bob and Cheryl Husby.


2011 IOC Juror Guillermo Cuellar – Born in Maracaibo, Venezuela in 1951 Guillermo went on to study ceramics at Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, Iowa, where he graduated with a B.A. in Art in 1976. After working as an environmentalist he returned to pottery in 1980. In 1986 he set up a studio in the village of Turgua, an hour southeast of the capital city, Caracas, where he made pots for the following 18 years.

In 1981 he worked as an assistant to Warren MacKenzie, who was teaching in Caracas. Subsequently he regularly shared studio experience with MacKenzie in Stillwater, Minnesota from 1984 to 2006. Guillermo’s experience includes teaching workshops in Venezuela and Chile and participating in the organization and execution of workshops given by international guest potters in Venezuela.

For more information on Guillermo, visit his website.

IOC 2011 JURIED COMPETITION & EXHIBIT – WORKSHOP – LECTURE

Juried Exhibit at the Bemidji Community Art Center
The IOC 2011 exhibit is a juried competition focusing on, and dedicated to, functional ceramics. Selected works will be a part of the exhibit at the BCAC from November 4th to December 17tth, 2011. The opening reception will be on Friday, Nov. 4th from 5 to 7pm with a brief talk by and annoucement of awards by Guillermo Cuellar. Prize money for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners equaling $1,600.00 and additional purchase awards for work going towards the Margaret Harlow Vessel Collection at BSU.

  • Guidelines: for submissions are outlined in the IOC – 2011 Prospectus
  • Deadline for submissions: all IOC 2011 Exhibit Application must be complete and postmarked September 3rd, 2011.
  • Application fee: $30.00 for 3 entries.
  • Exhibition Dates: November 4th through December 17th, 2011.
  • Opening Reception and Awards: November 4th from 5 to 7 pm.
For more details please visit their website here.

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