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Workhouse Clay International 2018
August 11, 2018 to October 14, 2018
Lorton Virginia
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Application Dates:
Dec 21, 2017 - May 21, 2018
Application Fee:
Notification Date:
Jun 4, 2018

Workhouse Arts Center

8th Annual Workhouse Clay International 2018


The Workhouse Arts Center (WAF) is proud to announce a call for entries for its annual Workhouse Clay International Exhibition 2018. This is an “Open Call” for functional and/or sculptural ceramic artworks.  The Workhouse Arts Center is excited to continue promoting and exhibiting the best of contemporary ceramic artwork being created throughout the US and abroad.

Juror- Eva Kwong

Eva Kwong was born in Hong Kong and moved with her family to New York City as a teenager. She considers art as her second language. Eva received her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA from Tyler School of Art.

Her work at the Nature Lab at RISD as an undergrad immersed her in the diversity and similarity of objects from nature. Her lifelong interest in the intersection of the art and science of the natural world provides the conceptual framework and visual vocabulary for her compelling, colorful and sensuous organic forms.

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.   Per Juried Arts-Label each image using the Art Type dropdown box. All artwork should be labeled Image 1, Image 2, Image 3. If including a detail image, label it Image 1 Detail, Image 2 Detail, etc.  The image number of the detail should match the corresponding artwork image number.  Please proof read your entries carefully as this will be the information used to generate any publicity information.

Image Submission Guidelines

Up to 3 entries (2 images -includes one detail per entry max.). 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 artwork (This event utilizes a 'blind jury.' Do not include your name in the artist statement).

* 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

Non-refundable $30 payable through PayPal for up to 3 artworks/entries (2 images per artwork-includes one detail). 

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

Merit Award - $200 - Sponsored by International ceramic Artists Network (ICAN)

2 Honorable Mentions


Detailed information and Registration form: Available online December 13, 2017
Entry Submittal deadline:  May 16, 2018
Acceptance notification:  June 1, 2018
Acceptance Contracts due: by July 1, 2018
Delivery of artwork-being shipped: Due by August 3, 2018

Delivery of artwork-being hand-delivered: August 6, 2018 10am-5pm only!
Installation: August 6-August 9, 2018
Exhibition Dates: August 11– October 14, 2018
Opening Reception: August 10, 2018 from 7pm-9pm

Return of Shipped Artwork:  Starting October 15, 2018

Pick-up of Delivered Artwork: October 15, 2018 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! Absolutely! 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 2018

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) when shipping to and from gallery. 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 10, 2018 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Workhouse Arts Center-Vulcan Gallery.


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