The Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery is calling for submissions to the 2019 Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics. In order to be considered, applications for the award must be received electronically by Friday, May 24, 2019.
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This prestigious national award allows practising emerging ceramic artists to undertake a period of independent research, or other activities that advance their artistic and professional practice. The winner of the Award will receive $10,000. The selection is made by a jury comprised of respected contemporary ceramic artists and other arts professionals.
The winner and up to five finalists will have their work featured in a group exhibition at the Gallery from September 21st to November 17th, 2019. The exhibiting finalists will receive an artist fee commensurate with the current CARFAC Fee Schedule. The Award will be presented at the opening reception, held at the Gallery in Waterloo on Sunday, September 29th at 2:00pm. Transportation and accommodation will be provided to the winner, as required. In order to be eligible for the Award, applicants must be available to attend the reception on September 29th and be prepared to make a brief artist talk. The winner and finalists will be notified on June 17th.
To be eligible for the Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics, artists must be Canadian citizens or have Permanent Resident status. Applicants must have maintained a professional practice for fewer than 7 years prior to the date of application and developed skills through training and/or practice in the field (not necessarily in academic institutions) and have a body of work that incorporates a public presence and peer recognition. Successful candidates seek payment for their work and actively practice their art.