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7th Annual Workhouse Clay International 2017
August 12, 2017 to October 8, 2017
Lorton Virginia
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Application Dates:
Dec 14, 2016 - May 17, 2017
Application Fee:
Notification Date:
Jun 1, 2017

Workhouse Arts Center

7th Annual Workhouse Clay International 2017

Deadline Extended to May 17th


The Workhouse Arts Center (WAF) is proud to announce a call for entries for its 7th Annual Workhouse Clay International Ceramics Exhibition 2017. This 7th Annual Workhouse Clay International Ceramics Exhibition is an “Open Call” for functional and/or sculptural ceramic artworks.  The Workhouse Arts Center is excited to continue promoting the best of contemporary ceramic artwork being created throughout the US and abroad.


Juror- Chris Gustin

Chris is a studio artist and an Emeritus Professor at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. Chris received his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1975, and his MFA from Alfred University in 1977.  Chris lives and works in South Dartmouth, Massachusetts.

Chris’ work is published extensively, and is represented in numerous public and private collections, including the Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of American Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the World Ceramic Exposition Foundation in Icheon, Korea, AMOCA, and the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art.

With over fifty solo exhibitions, he has exhibited, lectured and taught workshops in the United States, Caribbean, South America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. He has received two National Endowment for the Arts Artist Fellowships, and three Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowships, the most recent in 2009. He is a member of the International Academy of Ceramics and was elected to the American Craft Council College of Fellows in 2016. Chris is cofounder of the Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts in Maine, and currently serves as Honorary Trustee on its board.


Entry Guidelines

Open to all ceramic artists 18 years and older.

All works must be primarily ceramic. Mixed media works will be accepted only if ceramic materials are the primary media.  The juror will make final determinations.  Size is limited to artwork that fits through a standard door. Floor works must be firmly stable.  Large scale installations shall be installed by artist.  Wall-mounted pieces are limited to 20 lbs. per section.  Work must have been produced within the last 3 years.

Please visit www.workhousearts.org , www.workhouseceramics.org  for a detailed prospectus or visit www.juriedartservices.com for details and to apply.

Selections will be conducted from images of works. No substitutions will be allowed.  Artists may submit up to 3 entries with two images (including one detail) of each, not to exceed 6 images. Please proof read your entries carefully as this will be the information used to generate any publicity information.

Image Submission Guidelines

Please be prepared to submit the following when applying online:

·      Name

·      Title

·      Year completed

·      Type of clay and firing method

·      Size (inches) H x W x D

·      Weight (lbs.)

·      Insurance Value/ Retail Price

·      A brief artist statement of no more than 150 words describing your work

* Artist must be ready to upload professional quality JPG images.

* The resolution of images should be 150DPI minimum; 300DPI maximum.

* Images need to be smaller than 15MB.


Entry Fee

All Ceramic Artists (18 and older)- $30

(Fee is non-refundable - payable thru PayPal when applying) for up to 3 entries (2 images (including one detail) per entry max.). 

Entry form and application may be found online at www.juriedartservices.com  



 Best of Show- $500- Sponsored by AMACO/Brent

1st place-$350- Sponsored by Standard Ceramics, Inc.and Workhouse ceramics Program

2nd Place-$250-Sponsored by Workhouse Ceramics Program

2 Honorable Mentions



Detailed information and Registration form: Available online December 14, 2016
Entry Submittal deadline:  May 17, 2017
Acceptance notification:  after June 1, 2017
Acceptance Contracts due: by July 1, 2017
Delivery of accepted work-being shipped: Due by August 4, 2017

Delivery of accepted work-being hand-delivered: August 7, 2017 10am-5pm only!
Installation: August 7-August 11, 2017
Exhibition Dates: August 12– October 8, 2017
Opening Reception: August 12, 2017 from 6pm-8pm

Return of Shipped Artwork:  Starting October 9, 2017

Pick-up of Delivered Artwork: October 9, 2017 10am-5pm only!



Artists are responsible for shipping their work to and from the Workhouse Arts Center and insuring it while in transit.  Works may be shipped or hand delivered to the Workhouse Arts Center.  Works must be shipped in reusable containers and packaging for re-packing and return shipping.  Artist must provide a pre-paid return shipping label or check to cover return shipping costs*.  

Please! No Shipping Peanuts!  If you must use them, please place in bags first!

Accepted work and contracts should be shipped/mailed to: 

Workhouse Arts Center

Workhouse Clay International 2017

Gallery Bldg. W-16

9518 Workhouse Way

Lorton Virginia 22079

*Any check received for return shipping should be for the same amount as it costs to ship to the Workhouse Arts Center.  When determining return shipping cost, artist must be sure to use same address as it was sent from, same box dimensions and weight.


Insurance and Sales

The Workhouse Arts Center agrees to hold safe the work(s) of art and agrees, if unsold upon completion of the consignment period, to return the work(s) of art in the same condition as received, less reasonable wear and tear.  Artists are encouraged to insure artwork(s). The Workhouse Arts Center is harmless for any damage or loss whatsoever.

The Workhouse Arts Center agrees to try to sell the work(s) of art at the price listed on the online application.  Prices cannot be increased or decreased unless the Workhouse Arts Center receives those instructions in writing.

The Workhouse Arts Center will conduct all sales through their sales gallery. A 30% commission on sales will be taken by the Workhouse Arts Center. 


Photography and Permissions

Accepted artists agree to allow the Workhouse Arts Center to photograph work while on display for educational and publicity purposes. 
Images of accepted entries will be retained for the Workhouse Arts Center archives and may be reproduced and posted on its website and in printed materials.

It is understood that works in the exhibition may be photographed, telecast, and reproduced for press and publicity purposes including but not limited to reproduction in newspapers, periodicals, magazines, in television programs and on the internet in connection with the exhibition and the Workhouse Arts Center.



An Opening Reception will occur on August 12, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Workhouse Arts Center-Vulcan Gallery.

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