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River 2 River Regional Juried Exhibition     Juried By ​Clary Illian ​and​ Mitchell Spain     EXHIBITION DATES:  September 6​th​ – October 7​th​ 2018  Closing Reception: October 6​th​ 5:30pm-7:30pm     APPLY ONLINE:  Deadline: August 3rd,​ ​2018  Cost of Submission: $25 for two individual works.      The Iowa Ceramics Center and Glass Studio of Cedar Rapids, Iowa is pleased to host the fourth bi-annual  Iowa Clay Conference. In conjunction with the conference, River 2 River will highlight the richness and  diversity of ceramic art within Iowa and across the Midwest. Participation is open to all artists 18 years of age  or older living in Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska and South Dakota. Work submitted  must be original, must use clay as the primary material and must have been completed within the last 2  years.     ABOUT THE EXHIBITION JURORS:     Mitchell Spain​:​ ​Born and raised near Des Moines IA, Spain received his BFA in  Ceramics in 2012 from the University of Iowa and his MFA at the University of  Kansas in 2015. Today, he is an accomplished artist crafting high-quality ceramic  works using​ trompe l'oeil ​technique that mimics these rustic findings.  Mitchell has exhibited in national and international exhibitions including the  Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics. His work and writing have been  featured in national ceramics publications including Ceramics Monthly and  Ceramics: TECHNICAL magazine. He currently lives south of Des Moines, Iowa  where he is working as a full-time studio artist.     Clary Illian:​ An Iowa native, Illian apprenticed with Bernard Leach in 1964-65 upon receiving her BFA from  the University of Iowa. She has made a living as a full-time utilitarian potter and  currently resides in Ely, Iowa. She has taught a few semesters and workshops in  art schools and craft teaching institutions across the United States and Canada.  Clary is also well-known for her writing, authoring numerous articles for  various ceramic publications, including Studio Potter. Her text, “A Potter’s  Workbook” was published in 1999 and is used in classrooms around the world.  After a long career making stoneware and porcelain pots, Ms. Illian recently  switched to earthenware and sees her work becoming more light-hearted, but  keeping the functional intention intact.    CATEGORIES AND AWARDS  First Prize: $150 and a solo exhibition at the Iowa Ceramics Center and Glass Studio Main Gallery  Second Prize: $100  Third Prize: $50 


ABOUT THE VENUE The Coe College Sinclair Galleries is home to two contemporary spaces professionally designed to display art  in any media. Sinclair Galleries will concurrently host both ​River 2 River​ and the ​Iowa Clay Conference  Presenters Exhibition ​featuring Matt Kelleher. With their high ceilings and polished concrete floors, these  galleries are educational venues that engage the Coe community with the breadth of visual culture on  campus, nationally and internationally. Coe College is a private, four-year, liberal arts college in Cedar  Rapids, Iowa.     ELIGIBILITY: The jurors will make final determinations selections. Floor and pedestal works must be  self-supporting. Wall hanging works must be provided with hanging systems that are secure to install.  Individual objects should weigh less than 60 lbs. and be of dimensions that can pass through a 36” x 80”  entrance door. iCCGS staff reserves the right to exclude from exhibition works that arrive at the venue in  poor condition.      ENTRY PROCEDURES and APPLICATION PROCESS  Applications will be accepted online only at ​www.iowaceramicscenter.org/river2river2018     DEADLINE: Aug 3rd      EXCLUSIONS: We reserve the right to exclude from adjudication any submissions that include more than two  works or more than two (2) media files per work. Additionally, we reserve the right to exclude from  adjudication any submissions made with incorrect fees. We will not process refunds to those who submit  incorrect fees.     APPLICATION PROCESS:    Submission materials:  ● You may submit two individual pieces with two images per piece (total of no more than 4 images)  ● Images must be sized at 1800 px on the longest side at 300 dpi​. (A 4X6 image would be sized at  1800x1200 )  ● Artists must also submit an artist statement of approximately 200 words.    SHIPPING: Shipping costs incurred to and from the gallery is the sole responsibility of the artist. Artists must  send work in sturdy, reusable boxes & packing materials. Double boxes are strongly recommended and are  the easiest way to guarantee a safe arrival. Artists are to supply all necessary hardware with complete  installation instructions if necessary. ​A return shipping label must be included in the packaging.     Ship to:  Iowa Ceramics Center and Glass Studio, The Cherry Building, Suite #117, Cedar Rapids IA, 52401     INSURANCE AND SALES: Although the greatest care will be taken in handling of entries, the Center will not  accept any responsibility for damage of work submitted which is improperly packed for handling. All  accepted works must be insured for shipment. If any work is broken while on exhibit, the Center will  reimburse the artist for 50% of the retail price (the full artist commission). No accepted entry may be  withdrawn prior to the close of the exhibition without permission from the director of the iCCGS.    


PROMOTION Participating artists must agree to allow iCCGS staff and visitors to photograph work while on display for educational and publicity purposes. Images of accepted works will be retained by iCCGS for  promotional purposes, posting on our website with artist credit and sharing with media related publications.     TIMELINE:  Application Open: July 12th  Online Submittal deadline: Aug 3rd  Acceptance notification: August 10th  Contracts due: August 27th  Shipped and hand delivered works to arrive: No later than August 27 th  Loan period: From arrival through October 20th  Exhibition dates: September 6 th – October 7 th  Iowa Clay Conference dates: October 6 & 7  Exhibition Reception: October 6 th, 5:30pm-7:30pm  Return of works: Shipped by October 20th   

River 2 River 2018 Prospectus  
River 2 River 2018 Prospectus  
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