Me, Myself, and I

Clay Art Center's 2018 national juried exhibition
Application opens March 1
Deadline September 22, 2017

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The 2018 gallery year will feature 4 Degrees of Separation, a series of four exhibitions featuring artists whose works examine the intricacies of maneuvering life, lifestyles and living within a global society with its political and social ramifications. The first exhibition is titled Me, Myself and I and will be followed by THEM, US  and ALL. CAC is committed to exhibiting emerging, mid-career, and established artists, as it seeks to become a platform for the field to express potent ideas and  relevant topics of our time.

Me, Myself and I will be the premiere exhibition of Clay Art Center’s year-long focus. This open juried show invites artists to submit vessel based work that explore issues surrounding identity. Artists are asked to think about such passionate issues such as who we are and how do we see ourselves within the context of society, family, relationships, and most importantly within our own skin? What role does culture, lineage, inheritance, and other characteristics of personality and sub-personalities play in how we see ourselves and define who we are? 

This exhibit seeks submissions from artists who use their functional and vessel-based ceramic art to explore concepts around self, experiences, and the triumphs and challenges faced either in the daily tasks of living or one’s place in society. This national call for entries will be juried by Kathy King, a renowned artist and educator whose own work reflects the very core theme of the show. As guest juror, she has invited kindred artists Mark Burns, Cheyenne Rudolph, Beth Lo, and Matt Nolen who also use their art to reflect identity and self-awareness.

Juror, Kathy King is currently a studio artist in the Boston area and is an Instructor and the Director of Education at the Ceramics Program – Office for the Arts at Harvard in Allston, MA and is a Visiting Faculty at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. She has given workshops and lectures at over fifty colleges, schools and art centers throughout the USA.

 “I hope to find work that truly expresses and shares the individuality of the artist. In contemporary ceramics, we have such a long history to reference the individual with a myriad of processes; though technique and design is the building block to many works – concept is what communicates with the viewer. I’ll be looking for strong narratives that look inward and trust what they see.” –Kathy King


Any artist in the United States over the age of 18. Works presented must be available and for sale at time of show. Primary medium must be in clay.

Application Process
Applications will be accepted online only; 

Submission begins March 1, 2017 and ends September 22, 2017 at midnight EST.  

There is a $25 application fee.

Number of Works
No more than 3 artworks may be submitted

To Apply
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No changes will be allowed once an entry is accepted into the database. Once data is entered in the system, it cannot be altered. Proofread your data carefully as this information may be used to generate the catalog, insurance and publicity information.

Before beginning submission, applicants must be prepared to provide the following: Artist statement (up to 2000 characters - Do not include artist name in statement.)

Each work submitted must include the following details:

  • Title                                                                                      
  • Medium (60 character limit)
  • Height/Width/Depth
  • Retail Price/Value
  • Year completed
  • Primary Discipline (ceramics)
  • Description (300 character limit)      

The juror will select artwork of available pieces ONLY!

Application Deadline: September 22, 2017
Notification: October 6, 2017
High-Resolution Images for Press Release: October 13, 2017
Work Received: January 20, 2018
Work Returned: Last week of March 2018

Exhibition Guidelines
- Work must stay in gallery until show ends.
- Artwork that is hand delivered must be picked up at end of exhibition. Work that has been shipped to CAC will be returned at CAC’s expense.
- Gallery commission is 40% of selling price.