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"Call for Artists: Starbrick Clay National 2004"
2003-11-19 until 2003-12-10
Starbrick Clay
Nelsonville, OH, USA United States of America

The Starbrick Clay National 2004 is a national juried exhibition of contemporary ceramic art. The exhibition will take place February 27-March 31, 2004. Starbrick Clay National is open to ceramic artists residing in the US who are at least 18 years old. All works, sculptural, decorative and functional must be original, be made primarily of clay and must have been completed in the last two years. Work should not exceed 50 lbs. or 40" in any direction. Accepted works that do not conform to shipping restrictions must be delivered and picked up in person. Works will be selected by the juror based on slide entries. The juror may disqualify work that was not adequately represented by slide or suitably prepared for exhibition.

JUROR: Brad Schwieger

Brad Schwieger is a Professor of Art at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. His work has appeared in numerous solo and group exhibitions around the world. He is represented in many public collections including the Mint Museum in Charlotte, NC and the International Ceramics Museum in Germany. His most recent exhibitions include a solo show at the Signature Shop & Gallery in Atlanta and a group show at the Seto Ceramics & Glass Art Center in Seto, Japan. His work is extensively published and he has given numerous lectures and workshops throughout the U.S. and abroad.


There is a non-refundable $20.00 entry fee payable to Starbrick Clay. Artists may submit a maximum of three slides. Slides must be 35 mm and in thin cardboard or plastic mounts. Each slide must have the following printed information on the front: Artist's name, Title of Work, and an indication of "top". Mark slides #1, #2, and #3 to correspond with the entry form. Slides of accepted pieces will be retained for the Starbrick website and education file.


All accepted works must be suitably prepared with proper supports, hanging devices, and if needed, clear instructions for installation.


Award of Recognition..... $500
Award of Distinction…….. $500
Award of Excellence………$300
Awards of Merit (2)……….$100 each
Purchase Awards ………….(To Be Announced)


Works for sale must be indicated and priced accordingly. Works not for sale should be marked NFS (Not For Sale) but should be given a value for insurance purposes. Sales will be encouraged. Starbrick Clay will receive commission of 35% on all sales. The commission will not be taken on purchase awards, but a 7.25% sales tax will be deducted from the artist's check. All checks will be issued at the close of the show.

Accepted works will be posted on the Starbrick Clay website and offered for sale. Starbrick Clay will be responsible for shipping costs of pieces sold from the Web site.


Every precaution will be taken in handling entries. Starbrick Clay will insure all works on its premises for the period upon arrival through April 5th under a limited insurance policy. However, Starbrick Clay cannot assume responsibility for loss or damage during exhibition or shipping. Artists will be responsible for insuring work in transit to and from Starbrick Clay. Submission of work to this exhibition shall constitute an agreement to conditions set forth in this prospectus and permission to reproduce work for publicity reasons, including placement of images on our website.


All shipping and delivery to and from Starbrick Clay is the responsibility of the artist. Shipped entries must be sent in substantial, reusable containers. "Popcorn" packing is not acceptable. Starbrick Clay must receive a check for the return shipping prior to the opening of the exhibit. The check will be voided if the piece sells.


Mail slides, completed entry form, business size self-addressed envelope (ASE) stamped with a minimum of 60 cents postage for the return of slides and $20 entry fee payable to Starbrick Clay at the following address:

Starbrick Clay National 2004
Starbrick Clay
21 W. Columbus Street
Nelsonville, Ohio 45764

PLEASE NOTE: The word "non-machinable" should appear on the SASE envelopes to prevent damage to slides during processing at the Post Office. 1.


December 10 Last accepted postmark date for entry form, slides and fees
January 5 Juror's notification mailed
February 10 Deadline for all shipped works to arrive at Starbrick Clay
February 13 & 14 Receiving Dates for all hand-delivered work
February 27 Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony 6-10pm
March 31 Show Closes
April 2 & 3 Pick up hand-delivered work
Week of April 5 Returned work shipped

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