Vessels: Interpretations and Iterations


Vessels: Interpretations and Iterations

Juried by Bill Wilkey

Hosted at Kentucky Mudworks
Louisville, Kentucky
February 1st – 28th, 2017

Bill Wilkey

All proceeds will support IU Southeast Ceramics students travel and registration costs for the 2017 National Council on the Education of Ceramic Art (NCECA) Conference in Portland, Oregon!

This exhibit explores the breadth of the contemporary ceramic vessel, from functional to sculptural.  Artists are invited to submit works that explore the ceramic vessel, and both utilitarian and sculptural vessels are eligible.  All US Residents 18 years of age or older are eligible to apply.


Applications Open: October 17th, 2016

Entry Deadline: December 10th, 2016

Notification: December 18th24th, 2016

Shipped Work Should Arrive: January 8th-14th, 2017

Opening Reception: February 1st, 2017 4-7 pm.

Work Shipped back: March 1st-31st, 2017

About the Juror:

Bill Wilkey is currently Artist in Residence in the Ceramics program at Indiana University Southeast.  He received his MFA from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a BFA from East Tennessee State University – Johnson City.  Wilkey has held artist in residence positions and workshops at the Archie Bray Foundation, Penland School of Crafts and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts.  He has exhibited nationally and was a Ceramics Monthly 2014 Emerging Artist.


To be determined …

Submission Requirements:

  • Open to both functional and non-functional vessels.
  • Work must not exceed 8 inches in any direction.
  • Application fee: $25.00 for up to 2 Entries. Artist may submit 3 additional entries for $5.00 for each entry ($25.00 for 2 entries, $30.00 for 3, $35.00 for 4, and $40.00 for 5 entries.).
  • Once entries are submitted, fees are non-refundable regardless of acceptance into the exhibition.
  • Artists are responsible for costs associated with shipping their work to and from the gallery. It is the artist’s responsibility to insure the work during shipping.
  • All work must be for sale. (artists receive 60%, remaining proceeds benefit student travel to NCECA)
  • Digital images should be labeled with the artist’s last name, underscore, first letter of first name, and the entry #. (Example: Bob Dole would be Dole_B1.jpg, Dole_B2.jpg, Dole_B3.jpg, etc.)
  • Detail images should be labeled as such: Dole_B1-Detail.jpg. Limit two detail images per application.
  • All images must be able to be viewed at 8” x 10” at 300 DPI.

Email all entries to with the subject line: “Your Name – ENTRY – Vessels: Interpretations and Iterations”

Email submissions must include, in the order listed below:

** Application fees must be paid by check and must be postmarked by December 11th, 2016.

Make all checks out to DIRT BAGS ART CLUB
and mail them to:

Indiana University Southeast
ATTN: Brian Harper, Associate Professor of Fine Art
4201 Grant Line Road
New Albany, IN 47150

Special thanks to Kentucky Mudworks for hosting this exhibition.

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