07/07/2022 – 13:20pm | By: Ivonne Kawas
The Museum of Art in The College of Southern Mississippi’s Faculty of Performing
and Visual Arts has announced a simply call for entries for its 2022 Ceramics Nationwide. Artists
from throughout the state are invited to submit entries of original is effective developed within just
the past 5 many years.
Ceramic sculptures, vessel types (both of those purposeful and sculptural), and installation
works are qualified. Blended media is effective are eligible only if ceramic/clay is the key
medium. The deadline for submission is August 7, 2022.
This biennial exhibition commenced in 2016 and has because turn into one particular of the top ceramic
arts exhibitions that includes a broad spectrum of up to date ceramic operates. It functions
a gallery exhibition, an awards ceremony, and a juror’s lecture and studio demonstration.
It is presented in element by the generous assistance of Companions for the Arts.
“This nationwide juried biennial exhibition has acquired large consideration around the decades
and functions some of the very best artists in up to date ceramics,” explained Mark Rigsby,
museum director and affiliate professor of Art and Design. “We are specifically thrilled
to have Mexican-American artist George Rodriguez, as our juror and checking out artist
for this year’s exhibition. We are hoping for a different great present to manage our momentum,”
This year’s juror, George Rodriquez, is a visual artist and ceramic sculptor who makes big-scale figurative performs
in clay. Born and lifted in the border town of El Paso, Texas, Rodriguez attracts inspiration
from his Mexican-American upbringing. Visualized with ornament, humor and reverence
for custom, his art builds bridges between cultures as well as offers connections
to the earlier.
He attained his BFA in ceramics from the University of Texas, El Paso, and then went
on to acquire an MFA from the University of Washington. A receiver of the Bonderman
Travel Fellowship, he traveled to 26 distinctive countries in the course of most of 2010.
This journey proceeds to have a profound effects on Rodriguez and his perform.
Rodriguez was lately honored to serve as a demonstrating artist and presenter at
the 2022 National Council on the Schooling of Ceramic Arts Conference (NCECA) in Sacramento,
Calif. He is represented by Foster/White Gallery in Seattle, Clean., and is at the moment
an adjunct professor and artist in residence at the Tyler University of Art and Architecture
This exhibition is open to all U.S. residents,18 many years of age or older. Entries ought to
have been accomplished inside the past 5 years. All entries should be primary performs and
accessible for the duration of the show from Oct. 10 – Nov. 4, 2022. Accepted will work can’t be substituted.
For additional information and facts relating to eligibility and specifications visit the USM Museum
of Art’s web site.