The Silver City CLAY Festival’s International Juried Exhibition, A Tile & A Vessel, requires that each entry consist of two clay components: one, the artist’s interpretation of a vessel, and one, the artist’s interpretation of a tile. They must relate to each other in design and/or function. The pairing may exist as separate parts or as one physically integrated piece; however, each submitted pairing will be juried and sold as one work.
ENTRY IMAGE REQUIREMENTS
Each entry must be submitted as 3 digital images in JPEG format; one view of A (the tile) only, one view of B (the vessel) only, and one view of A and B together. Each image must be clearly labeled with Title and A, B or AB. Artist’s name must not appear anywhere on the image. Entry form, images, and payment in U.S. Dollars are due on or before April 30, 2014.
1 Entry: $30 U.S. Dollars total
2 Entries: $35 U.S. Dollars total
3 Entries: $40 U.S. Dollars total
*International artists must pay using PayPal to avoid currency issues. PayPal payment can be made using the online entry form or by calling: 575-538-5560.
Nawal Motawi founded Motawi Tileworks more than 20 years ago. A University of Michigan art school graduate with an interest in applied arts, Nawal learned tilemaking at Detroit’s storied Pewabic pottery. She returned to Ann Arbor after a few years and began making her own tiles in a small Ann Arbor garage and selling them at the local farmers’ market. Nawal developed a reputation for her signature rich glazes and historically informed designs. Today, Motawi Tileworks employs a staff of 30 and produces over 10,000 square feet of tile per year.
CALENDAR FOR ENTRANTS
$1000.00: 1st Place Tad Van der Weele Memorial Award
$750.00: 2nd Place
$500.00: 3rd Place
$200.00: Tile Heritage Prize
ACCEPTED CLAYWORKS INFORMATION
Notification – Artists will receive email notification if their entry(s) is accepted or not. Artists whose work is accepted will also receive detailed instructions regarding insuring and shipping to and from the Silver City CLAY festival.
Sales – All accepted clayworks must be for sale. The Silver City CLAY Festival will be responsible for sales and will retain 30% of the retail price for its services. Artists’ checks will be sent in a timely manner.
Photography – The Silver City CLAY Festival reserves the right to photograph clayworks for documentation, education, and publicity.
Artists will be responsible for insuring accepted artworks during shipping to and from the Silver City CLAY Festival. The Silver City CLAY Festival will insure accepted clayworks at a maximum of their stated retail value, less 30%, during the exhibition.