2023 Show

Coming in 2023!  the 12th Biennial State of Clay Ceramic Exhibition for Massachusetts artists.

Call For Entry

The State of Clay is a juried show open to original, innovative ceramic work by current and former residents of Massachusetts or those with close ties to Massachusetts. The aim of the show is to broaden public awareness of contemporary ceramic art and to provide a venue for Massachusetts’ clay artists. The show is hosted by the Ceramics Guild in the Molly Harding Nye Gallery at LexArt, 130 Waltham St., Lexington MA There will be a juror talk at the Artist Reception plus a number of juror awards including $500 for Best of Show. Visitors will be encouraged to vote for the People’s Choice Award.

The show will be viewable in the gallery and online.

Submission Deadline. January 14, 2023 at 5:00 pm EST

Juror. Liz Quackenbush from Seattle Washington. Liz is a professor Emeritus at Pennsylvania State University, School of Visual Arts. Lizquackenbushclay.com

The State of Clay is open to artists over age 18 who have current or former ties with Massachusetts.

Work must not have been previously displayed in a State of Clay exhibit nor in a previous LexArt exhibit.

Ceramic must be the dominant material, though not the exclusive material.

Work must have been completed in the last three years, 2020-2022.

For details and rules, see the Submission Guidelines 

Click HERE to apply to the State of Clay 2023

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