The Eloquent Vessel

OU School of Visual Arts Lightwell Gallery

Entry Deadline: Apr. 12

520 Parrington Oval, RM. 202
Norman, OK 73019
PHONE 405 219.1955

We invite artists to submit works that engage the idea of “the vessel”. Throughout the history of ceramic art the vessel has been a creative impetus to explore the vessel as spiritual, functional, controversial, and esoteric.

This exhibition seeks to highlight the captivating and compelling ways contemporary ceramic artists across the U.S. produce vessels today. Both functional and sculptural approaches to the theme are encouraged. Artists may engage other materials so long as the juror identifies that 70% of the work is made from ceramic material.

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EXHIBITION DATES : June 3 – July 11, 2019

AWARDS: The juror will select a $350 first place, a $200 second place. and $100 third place award, as well as, honorable mention awards as determined. A digital exhibition catalog and website will be created for this exhibition and featured by OUSoVA.

ABOUT THE JUROR: Doug Casebeer is the newest Resident Artist at the OU School of Visual Arts.

Prior to taking the position at OU, Doug was the Associate Director and Artistic Director for Ceramics at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center. He was also Chair of the Artist in Residency Program. He received his MFA in ceramics from Alfred University and his BFA from Wichita State University. Doug teaches, lectures, builds kilns and exhibits his artwork worldwide. He has served as pottery consultant to the United Nations and the German government. Doug’s service to the field has involved outreach in rural Jamaican schools, technical support and assistance for Nepali potters, and advising art centers in Chile and Hawaii. His artwork is in collections around the world, including a permanent installation in 2007 at the Yingge Museum of Ceramics in Taiwan. In 2009 Doug was elected to the International Academy of Ceramics in Geneva, Switzerland and was a featured artist at the Chinese Academy of Fine Art in Beijing. Doug’s artwork is regularly exhibited at the Harvey Meadows Gallery, Aspen, CO.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all artists residing in the U.S. 18 years or older.
FEES: $30 for up to 3 entries.
SIZE LIMITATIONS: Works up to 14” x 14” x 20” will be considered.

The Eloquent Vessel

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