Re-Thinking Ceramics

Umpqua Valley Arts Center

Entry Deadline: Sep. 4

1624 W. Harvard Ave.
Roseburg, OR 97471

RE-THINKING CERAMICS: A regional juried art show of work from Oregon. Open to Oregon artists working with clay.
Juror: Heidi Preuss-Grew

Cash Awards:
• $300 1st Place
• $200 2nd Place
• $100 3rd Place

Exhibit Dates: October 30 – December 23, 2015
Entry Fee: Non-refundable $30 fee for non-members and $25 for members for 1–3 Artwork entries. (Checks payable to UVAA)
Juror Heidi Preuss Grew: Heidi Preuss Grew is a ceramic artist who looks to the everyday for inspiration for her works, from moments within conversations to proverbs to characters encountered when reading novels. She then transform these moments through combining real and fictional worlds, as well as animal characteristics and human characteristics, to unveil the vulnerability inherit in the human condition.

Preuss-Grew exhibits nationally and internationally in solo and group exhibitions; her work is a part of permanent collections throughout the world. Her solo and two-person exhibitions include:
• the Hallie Ford Museum,
• Port Angeles Fine Arts Center
• Viterbo University
• NCECA Juried Show in the United States
• Zentrum fur Keramik, Keramik-Museum Rheinsberg
• Forum fur Zeitgenosische Keramik in Germany
• Temple Gallery Zuisho-ji Meguro in Japan
• International Gallery of Ceramic Art in the Czech Republic.
Group exhibitions include Red Star Studios, Eutectic Gallery, Hawai’i State Art Museum, the World Forestry Center, the New Mexico Museum of Art, and numerous other museums and galleries in- and outside the United States. She has participated in artist residency programs at Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, LH Project, Tokyo International University, Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center, Agency of Czech Ceramic Design. Preuss-Grew has won two Individual Artist Fellowships from the Oregon Arts Commission, a Linda Lighton International Artist Exchange Program Grant, and countless teaching and research grants from Willamette University. She lectures widely throughout the U.S. She currently teaches in the Fine Art Department at Willamette University in Salem, OR. See more of her work at:

Submission Deadline: Friday, September 4, 2015
Artist Schedule:
Submission Deadline: September 4, 2015 (postmarked)
Email Notification: Friday, September 25, 2015
Art Delivery to UVAA: Monday, October 26, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, October 30 – 5pm to 7pm
Exhibit ends: Friday, December 23, 2015
Artwork Pick Up/shipped: January 4 & 5, 2016 from 9am to 4pm

Rules of Entry:
• Eligibility: Ceramic artists may submit up to (3) entries in all themes, genres, types of clay, and firing methods; both functional and non-functional ceramic works are eligible (please see detailed prospectus for Rethinking Ceramics at the CaFE website ( All work must be display-ready upon arrival.
• UVAA commission rates: 30% for UVAA members and 40% for non-members.
• Entries must be original works of art and entirely created by the entrant. No work will be accepted into this show which is in violation of any copyright. Artwork must have been completed within the last three years. Work must not have been previously exhibited at UVAA.
• Entry Fee: Members: Non-refundable $25 fee for 1-3 entries. Non-members: Non-refundable $30 fee for 1-3 entries.

Shipping and Delivery of Accepted Artworks:
Art Center hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10am – 4pm and Saturday 10am – 2pm.
Work may be hand-delivered or shipped, to be received at UVAA between October 20th and October 26th. Artwork will be the responsibility of the artist until it is received by UVAA. Each artist will be responsible for shipping costs to and from UVAA. Complete instructions will be included with acceptance letter. UVAA will insure each accepted work for 60% of its value from the time of arrival at UVAA until it is released to the shipping agent.

Submission Deadline: Friday, September 4, 2015

For questions and additional information contact:
Umpqua Valley Arts Association, Gallery Director Sandee McGee
541-672-2532 | [email protected] |

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