OPEN CALL – National Juried Competition: Plates, Platters & Nothing Else Matters

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Date: Thursday, February 16th, 2017 - Monday, May 15th, 2017

Time: All Day



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PLEASE NOTE: The deadline for this application has been extended to May 15, 2017

The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce a call to artists for our “Plates, Platters, and Nothing Else Matters” Exhibition. “Plates, Platters, Nothing Else Matters” is a National Juried Competition of ceramic works that are ready to be wall hung. The deadline for submission is May 1st, 2017.

Our juror, Garth Johnson, will select approximately 75 works for our exhibition. Garth Johnson will award a prize of $1,000 to the artist whose work earns first place. The winner will be posted on our website following the reception, where the prize will be awarded. You do not have to be present to receive the award. The competition and exhibition is open to emerging as well as established artists working in the continental US. Please refer to the exhibition guidelines for complete details.

Important Dates: Monday, May 15th, 2017 Deadline for entries. All work must be primarily ceramic and ready to hang. Please submit up to three digital images to: with an entry fee of $35.


Juror: Garth Johnson
Garth Johnson, is an artist, writer, educator and curator of Ceramics at Arizona State University Museum and ASU Art Museum Ceramics Research Center. He previously served as the curator of artistic programs, overseeing exhibitions artist residency programs, and community engagement at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, PA. He received his BFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and his MFA from Alfred University. Along with being the curator of Ceramics at ASU Museum and Ceramics Research Center, Garth Johnson is a director-at-large on the board of the National Council on Education for the Ceramics Arts (NCECA).

All work must be primarily ceramic and ready to hang. Please submit up to three digital images to: with an entry fee of $35.

You will receive notification of acceptance by June 1st, 2017.

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