Ben Jensen 
The Ceramics Center 


Friday September 2, 2011 at 10:00 AM CDT
Sunday September 18, 2011 at 3:00 PM CDT

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1103 Third St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

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The Ceramic Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa is pleased to host the inaugural Iowa Clay Conference. In conjunction with the conference - this show - “River to River” will highlight the richness and diversity of ceramic art within Iowa and its contiguous states. Participation is open to all artists 18 years of age or older living in Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, and South Dakota. Work submitted must be original, must use clay as the primary material, and must have been completed within the last 2 years.


 Bunny McBride received an M.F.A. from Alfred University. He is professor emeritus at the University of Iowa where he taught for 40 years. He has received a National Endowment for the Arts grant from the Archie Bray Foundation. McBride's ceramic work has been honored around the world and is held in numerous public and private collections.

 JoAnn Schnabel has taught ceramics at The University of Northern Iowa for 21 years.  JoAnn has also served on the Boards of Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts and NCECA and in an advisory capacity for several other institutions including The Ceramics Center.  Her ceramic sculpture has been shown at museums and galleries throughout the United States. 

 Sanjay Jani is the owner and founder of AKAR Design, one of the most prominent ceramics and design galleries in the country.  He is a trained architect and collector of art and design works.  Sanjay has curated popular gallery exhibitions at AKAR such as the “30x5” and the “Yunomi Invitational.”  He represents some of the best known ceramists known nationally and internationally.


 There will be a $300 prize for Best in Show, as well as three $100 Merit Awards.

Entry Requirements and Procedures

 An artist may enter up to 3 works, up to 2 images per work.

 There is a non-refundable jury fee of $30, payable by credit card or check.

 Images must be JPEG, at 300 dpi (suggested minimums: 800 pixels in either direction, with maximum file size of 1.0 MB). Each JPEG image must be titled with the artist’s last name, first name, entry number, and “detail” if you are including a detail image. EXAMPLE: cruisetom1detail.jpg

 If you are submitting a CD, please label with artist’s full name and email address.

 Applications must be received by July 11, 2011.

 Send entry materials, fee and completed form to:

                 The Ceramics Center

                Attn: Juried Show

                329 10th Ave SE suite 117

                Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

Checks should be made payable to: The Ceramics Center


E-Mail digital images of the work to: info@theceramicscenter.org  -  write “Juried Show” in the subject line of the E-Mail.

Important Dates

Exhibit Dates: September 2nd-September 18th

Entry Deadline: July 11th

Juror Results: July 29th 

Accepted Art Work to be Delivered to CSPS by: August 24th

Hand Delivered Work to The Ceramics Center: August 23rd-August 25th  

Award Notification via E-Mail:  will be notified by September 18th

Opening Reception: Friday, September 2nd

Conference Reception and Awards Presentation: Friday, September 16th

Iowa Clay Conference: September 16-18, 2011

Pick Up Art Work: September 18th 3-5pm @ CSPS or

                September 20th 10am-2pm @ The Ceramics Center