call for entry: British Ceramics Biennial

An announcement for UK Artists: Applications for BCB’s AWARD 2023 exhibition are now open.

AWARD is the British Ceramics Biennial’s headline exhibition, formed from an open submission that celebrates the vitality of contemporary ceramics practice in the UK.

BCB invite applications from UK-based individual practitioners, collaborators or collectives who use clay as their primary creative material.

10 artists will be selected to exhibit in the 2023 BCB festival. Each artist receives £1,000 towards the presentation of their work. 1 artist is awarded a £10,000 cash prize and an invite to exhibit in ‘Awarded’ at the BCB 2025 festival.

Deadline: Midnight, 12 October 2022

Visit the BCB website for full details on how to apply:

photo: Stephen Dixon, AWARD 2021 winner. Credit Jenny Harper

Clay to Table is proud to announce our ⭐2022 Collector’s Sweepstakes⭐ to benefit Crafting the Future

Clay to Table is proud to announce our ⭐2022 Collector’s Sweepstakes⭐ to benefit Crafting the Future @crafting_the_future !⁠

🎟️ Tickets are now available for purchase through Clay to Table’s website! See the link in the @claytotable profile.⁠

Crafting the Future is a collective of artists concerned about the lack of racial and ethnic diversity in the fields of craft, art, and design. Clay to Table supports Crafting the Future because we want to see the diversity of the craft-making community more accurately reflect the world we live in.⁠

Clay to Table is a forward thinking organization promoting the potter’s art and sharing our excitement to an ever growing online pottery marketplace.⁠

residency opportunity: Merritt Ceramics Artist in Residence Program

Upcoming Deadline: Merritt Ceramics Artist in Residence Program is designed to provide an artist with an opportunity to access the studio unlimited for one year with a Tulip Membership, where they can develop their own work, as well as exchange ideas and learn with fellow ceramic artists. Merritt Ceramics is committed to providing access for communities that have historically been marginalized by the clay world. For this reason, we are prioritizing Black and Indigenous artists.
The resident recipient will have 24/7 access to the studio from September 1, 2022 through August 31, 2023.

More info on their site:

call for entry: The Crocker-Kingsley Exhibition @ Crocker Art Museum

The Crocker-Kingsley Exhibition was first juried in 1940, a tradition that continues to the present day. Over the past 80 years, this prestigious show has included many premier names in American and California art, including Robert Arneson, Elmer Bischoff, Fred Dalkey, David Gilhooly, Ralph Goings, Gregory Kondos, Roland Petersen, Mel Ramos, Ruth Rippon, and Wayne Thiebaud. Works selected by this year’s juror, Emma Saperstein, Chief Curator and Director of Education at SLOMA, will be on display in all 4 galleries at Blue Line Arts. Cash awards will be presented for the following:

1st place: $2,000

2nd place: $1,500

3rd place: $1,000

4th place: $750

5th place: $250

Juror: Emma Saperstein, Chief Curator at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art (SLOMA)

Crocker Art Museum staff will select five pieces from the show (which may or may not be award winners), for public display at the museum following the exhibit at Blue Line Arts.

Important Dates

Application deadline: Online applications must be submitted by 5:00pm PST on October 14th, 2022.

Show dates: December 2nd, 2022 – January 14th, 2023

Notifications: Results will be sent by 5pm PST on October 28th, 2022.

Shipping deadline of work to Blue Line Arts: November 11th, 2022

Hand deliver work to Blue Line Arts: November 27th and 28th from 10am-3pm

Opening Reception – Awards and Crocker Selections announced: Saturday, December 17th, 2022

Pick up unsold work from Blue Line Gallery: January 15th & 16th, 2023 from 10am-3pm

5 Artists Selected for the Crocker Art Museum: February 5th – April 30th, 2023

Application requirements: Applicants must apply using the online application form, available through the website.

There is a $45 fee for all applicants. Up to 10 additional images can be submit for an extra $5/image. Please capitalize first letters of all names, titles and medium in application.

Image specifications:

■ Between 1mb and 3mb in size

■ Minimum of 1200 px on one side

■ Images must be in JPG format.

Limitation and restrictions

■ All work must be original and completed within the last two years.

■ Works must not have been previously exhibited at Blue Line Arts.

■ All 2-D works must be ready to hang with wire backing (no sawtooth hangers).

■ All artwork must be for sale.

■ Blue Line Arts handles all sales transactions and receives a 50% commission from all gallery sales for non-members and a 40% commission from artist members. (Artist level Membership costs $72 for the year starting the day you join)

■ Accepted artwork which differs significantly from the image in the online submission will be disqualified.

■ No accepted entry may be withdrawn or sold outside of the exhibition prior to the closing date.

■ The artist is responsible to pay for all shipping and should have a prepaid label from FedEx or UPS (No US Post) for return of artwork.

■ Size limitations:

Artwork must be able to enter through the doors with a clearance of 94”h x 91” w.

Ceilings in the gallery are 10 feet tall.


Open to all artists residing in the United States.
Must be 18 years or older to apply.

Questions: If you have any questions about submissions, please contact Blue Line Arts staff during open hours at: (916) 783-4117 or email [email protected]