job posting: ACAD Visiting Artist, Ceramics

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Job Description

The Alberta College of Art + Design (ACAD) is committed to an
academic studio-based education for students in fine art, design, craft
and digital media. The result is a rigorous studio program, which
produces critical thinkers, creative problem solvers, and artists with
well-defined practices. ACAD is a leading centre for education and
research; a catalyst for creative inquiry and cultural development. We
engage the world and create possibilities.

Calgary, the cultural capital of Canada for 2012, is situated at the
foothills of the Rocky Mountains. ACAD, an integral part of Canada,
Alberta and Calgary’s cultural community, offers four year bachelor’s
programs and is developing our first graduate program. The College is
developing an exciting long term vision that reaffirms its educational
mission within an arts and cultural context where design and creativity
are keys to the cultural prosperity agenda.

The Alberta College of Art + Design (ACAD) welcomes applications for
the following position commencing in the fall semester of the 2015-2016
academic year:

The Role

This is a nine (9) month appointment over two (2) terms commencing August 20, 2015 to May 31, 2016.

To complement existing instructional resources, this position will
instruct four (4) six (6) hour-long studio courses at all levels of the
undergraduate BFA in Ceramics program. Salary will be commensurate with
experience and education, and will be as per our current salary schedule
for Sessional Faculty. In addition, the successful candidate will
receive a stipend of $16,000.00 towards research and studio practice and
will be required to report and present on research activities as well
as mount an exhibition of their studio practice and research at the


The successful candidate will have an MFA or an equivalent degree or
combination of education and professional experience in ceramics,
previous teaching experience, a professional exhibition record as a
ceramist, excellent technical skills and a wide knowledge of all aspects
of the discipline, with a particular regard for the international
ceramics profession. Applicants with a studio practice and teaching
experience in sculptural/experimental /interdisciplinary approaches to
ceramics are particularly sought for this academic year.

The successful candidate will be community-oriented; comfortable
interacting with students, faculty, artists, and the public; and
demonstrate a balanced approach between research, practice, and
pedagogy. The incumbent will be expected to participate in Ceramics
program activities and administrative workload.

Please submit applications electronically by April 10, 2015 via our careers page at Only applications submitted electronically will be considered.

Submission instructions:

Applications should consist of a single PDF document including: a
letter of application; current curriculum vitae; artist statements
outlining philosophies and practices regarding teaching and studio
practice; a digital portfolio of your recent studio work containing
twenty (20) images accompanied by a corresponding numbered list
including titles, medium and size; a statement on your proposed research
topic (topics can include explorations in creative practice, technical
process, content development, etc.); and the names and contact
information for three (3) professional references.

Further information about the College and this position is available
on our website at ACAD is an equal opportunity employer and
is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We
welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of the
College. We encourage expressions of interest from all qualified
applicants for consideration for this or other suitable vacancies
although applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents
will be given priority.

The collection of personal information is for the purpose of
determining eligibility and suitability for employment as authorized by
the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act, section
33(c). If you have any questions about the collection of your
information, please contact Human Resources at [email protected].

Please note that only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Location

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Position Type

Temporary  APPLY HERE

call for entry: Workhouse Clay National

August 1 – Sept 13, 2015 – Lorton, Virginia 

Application Deadline: 
May 6, 2015
Application Fee: $30
The Workhouse Arts Center (WAF) is proud to announce a call for entries for its 5
th Annual Workhouse Clay National Ceramics Exhibition 2015. This 5
th Annual Workhouse Clay National Ceramics Exhibition is an “Open Call” for functional and/or sculptural ceramic artworks.


Arts Center is excited to continue promoting the breadth of
contemporary ceramic artwork being created throughout the USA.
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.

free streamed live workshop – ON NOW with Tara Wilson, Lorna Meaden, and Julia Galloway!

The Ceramics Club will be hosting a 2-Day ceramic art workshop on Monday, March 30th and Tuesday, March 31st, 2015.

This 2- day ceramics workshop will be held at the Montgomery County
Community College – Central Campus, also streaming live
nationally/internationally.  The demonstrations will feature three
nationally respected artist potters, Julia Galloway (Missoula, Montana),
Lorna Meaden (Durango, Colorado) and Tara Wilson (Helena, Montana).

In addition, the workshop will feature Artstream Gallery and its 2015 Spring Tour.

Artstream 2015 Spring Tour

The Artstream Nomadic Gallery is a travelling exhibition space housed
in a restored 1967 Airstream trailer.  Based in Carbondale, CO, over
the past 14 years it has been exhibited in more than 150 location, from
Los Angeles to New York, Houston to Minneapolis, putting contemporary
ceramic art on the street.  The 2015 “Spring Tour” features work by 26
national recognized and emerging studio potters.  The work ranges the
spectrum of aesthetics and techniques found in contemporary ceramics.