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Call for Entry: Ceramics Monthly Emerging Artists 2015-Deadline Feb. 17

The May 2015 issue of Ceramics Monthly will feature the works of emerging clay artists. We would like to encourage both US and international clay artists, who have been actively pursuing a career in ceramics for less than ten years, to apply. Do you know an emerging artist? Do they need a nudge?

To be considered, please submit the following materials:

  • Up to five high-resolution digital images (300 ppi) on a CD
  • A full-size color print of each image (image printed at it¹s actual size, as photographed).
  • Complete caption information for each image (including title of work, dimension, materials, firing information, and year completed).
  • Full contact information (including email address, mailing address, phone number, artist's statement, and resume).

Mail to:
Emerging Artists, Ceramics Monthly
600 N. Cleveland Ave., Ste. 210
Westerville, OH 43082

Arrival Deadline: February 17, 2015
 (This is not a postmark deadline. Submissions must arrive in our offices by this date; submissions arriving after February 17th will not be considered.)

Emailed submissions and submissions with more than five images will not be considered. We ask that you do not submit materials in binders or folders.
Submitted materials will not be returned. Due to the volume of entries, please do not respond to this email and no phone calls please.

  Again, the arrival deadline is February 17th.    

Craft/Object Fellowship 2015 Call for Applications

Creative New Zealand is calling for applications for the Creative New Zealand 2015 Craft/Object Fellowship, which is awarded to practitioners, curators and writers working in traditional applied arts or contemporary practice, including Ngā Toi Māori and Pacific arts.

In response to Creative New Zealand’s reviews of craft/object and visual arts in 2014, the fund will be increased this year from $65,000 to $100,000.

The Fellowship provides the time and/or resources for an established or senior craft/object practitioner, curator or writer to commit to a period of deep investigation, experimentation or research in their practice.

Applicants for the Fellowship need to have a strong national reputation in the Craft/Object sector, have received critical acclaim for the work that they have produced and completed a body of work of acknowledged artistic excellence.

Genres may include clay/ceramics, jewellery, glass, fibre/textiles, raranga, whakairo, Pacific Island costume and weaving, metal work, wood work and studio-based object and furniture design. 

The Fellowship was offered annually for its first three years (2004 – 2006) and is now offered biennially. 

Previous recipients are: Malcolm Harrison (2004), Peter Lange (2005), Rangi Kipa (2006), Moyra Elliott (2009), Baye Riddell (2011) and Garry Nash (2013). 

Click here for further information on the Creative New Zealand
2015 Craft/Object Fellowship and how to apply. 

For media enquiries, please contact:
Sarah Pomeroy, Senior Communications Adviser
Creative New Zealand        

M +64 (0) 27 677 8070

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