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Earth Devised: A Juried National Exhibition of Ceramic Art


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Description: Juried by Richard Nickel and curated by d’Art staff, Earth Devised is an exhibition that features both functional and non-functional ceramic art from across the country. This exhibition is open to adults 18+ living in the United States, and is held at the d’Art Center in Norfolk, Virginia. The d’Art Center is Norfolk’s thirty-year-old art center and includes working professional artist studios and provides a wide variety of exhibitions and programming open to the public. The d’Art Center is located in the NEON district of Norfolk.

Juror Biography: Richard "Rick" Nickel - Originally from Rochester, New York, Richard Nickel received a Bachelor of Science in Art Education from State University College at Buffalo, New York. He received a Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics in 2000 at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Nickel is an Associate Professor of Art at Old Dominion University. He has been published in several Lark books on ceramics and awarded several grants on research in Education and Ceramics, including a Faculty Innovator Grant, and an ODU Summer Research Fellowship.

www.richardnickel.wordpress.com/ceramics

Exhibition dates:        Saturday, May 11th 2019 - Thursday, June 6th   

Reception:            Thursday, May 16th 2019, 5:30-7:30pm

Call Open:         Wednesday, March 15th 2019 - 

                         Sunday, April 14th 2019

Notifications (by email):         By 5pm, Friday April 26th, 2019 

Accepted works arrive by:   May 6th, 2019

Submission fee:             $35.00 for up to 3 works  


Awards:

1st Place:            $500.00

2nd Place:            $300.00

3rd Place:            $150.00    


Eligibility: This exhibition is open to artists 18 or older, residing in the United States. All work must be original and created without the aid of an instructor or kit. Work needs to have been produced within the last five years. All styles and aesthetics are considered. The d’Art Center is a public non-profit art center open to everyone; as such, the content of submissions should be appropriate for all viewers. 


Submissions: All entries and payments must be submitted via Call for Entries (Cafe). Please follow the directions on Cafe. If you have exhibition questions, please contact abradley@d-artcenter.org; questions related to submitting through the Cafe platform should be directed to Cafe. 


Limitations: Works cannot exceed a weight of 30 pounds or 48 inches in their longest dimension. All works must be equipped with hanging hardware for installation if needed. All works that require presentation other than standard pedestals must include those displays with the works. Works that require special installation must come with clear instructions. Any works that require complicated specialized installation must be installed by the artist. We reserve the right to reject work for the exhibition that differs significantly from the submitted images, is not presentation/gallery ready, and/or for craft issues. 


Liability: The gallery staff will take great care handling artworks for exhibition. However, the d’Art Center, its staff, and gallery are not responsible for any damage that may occur. We strongly recommend artists insure the works themselves, and purchase insurance from the shipping company used. Shipping your work means you agree to this.


Shipping: The artist is responsible for shipping costs to and from the gallery. All accepted works must arrive by Monday, May 6th 2019 without exception. Hand delivered works are accepted through pre-arrangement; please contact 

abradley@d-artcenter.org. Artists must issue pre-paid return labels for their works through UPS or FedEx. We do not arrange shipping in any other manner. Works must have pre-paid return labels through FedEx or UPS to be returned. Any additional details on shipping will be included upon notification of accepted entries. Please no packing peanuts. Works should be shipped in reusable containers for return. Clearly indicate any packing directions for return of works. Works that do not include a return label, and works that are not picked up within one month of the end of the exhibition become property of the d’Art Center. Please may sure that your return label is easy to locate in your shipment.

Entry Fees and Materials: Artists may submit up to 3 artworks for consideration and the entry fee is $35.00. Commission for works is 60% (artist)/ 40% (d’Art), not including awards.