UP AGAINST THE WALL invites you to forget the pedestal! Let’s put our clay on the map, on the vertical axis, just perfect for a Brooklyn where horizontal space is at such a premium. In New York City, we have to Build UP! Big or small, fat or flat, however it’s hanging. Confrontational clay at it’s most insistent.
Matt Nolen is a studio artist living and working in New York City. Trained as a painter and architect, his work includes sculptural objects and architectural installations using clay and mixed media. Mr. Nolen is currently serving as President of the Board of Trustees for Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts in Newcastle Maine and is Adjunct Professor of Art at New York University and Pratt Institute.
June 23rd – Early Bird submissions deadline – must be received by 11:59 pm, June 23rd, 2016
July 6th – On Time submissions deadline – must be received by 11:59 pm July 6, 2016
July 20th – Late submissions deadline – must be received by 11:59 pm July 20, 2016.
Exhibition Dates: September 24 – October 16, 2016.
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 24, 2016; 1-6PM.
$850 in CASH AWARDS:
Gold — $500 cash prize
Silver — $250 cash prize
Bronze — $100 cash prize
Five (5) Certificates of Merit
Submissions are on-line only; see Prospectus for link. All images must be in .jpg file format only.
Early bird submissions – June 23rd – $45 for up to six (6) images plus $5 for each additional image.
On Time Submissions between June 24th and July 6th — $55 for submission of up to six (6)images, plus $5 for each additional image. Late Submissions between July 7th and July 20th– $65 for submission of up to six (6) images, plus $5 for each additional image. All entry fees are non-refundable.
This is a national juried exhibition for artists 18 years of age or older working in clay. All artwork must be original in concept, design and execution. All work must be handcrafted by the artist from raw clay. Acceptable forms include sculpture, wall hangings and installations. The artwork cannot be functional — production work and commercially manufactured pieces are not acceptable. Mixed media is acceptable as long as clay is the dominant component of the piece (at least 75%).
Visit online prospectus for complete details and easy online entry.
Please direct all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org