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Clay on the Wall: open call

LHUCA in Lubbock, Texas presents:
Clay on the Wall: National Juried Exhibition

LHUCA (Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts) is working on this exciting project with Texas Tech Professor of Art, Juan Granados. Professor Granados is the founding director of the nationally acclaimed “Clay on the Wall”. The 2017 Call for Entry represents the 21st exhibition since its inception in the mid-90’s. We encourage both emerging and established artists to submit artworks using the wall as a primary means of artistic exploration. The works may be modular, with the composition extending to floor or ceiling. There is no size limit, but each component is restricted in weight to no more than 35 lbs. The artwork may include multimedia elements, such as sound and/or lights that are vital to the expression of the artist’s creative imagination.

Open call: To all artists living in the United States, 18 years and older. All work must be predominantly made of clay and delivered ready to hang on the wall. Work must be original and completed within the last three years.

Size Limits: There are no size limitations for work, but each piece may not exceed a total weight of 35 lbs. 

Eligibility: Artists must be at least 18 years of age
Entry fee: $35 for up to three entries (each entry can have up to three images)
Entry deadline: October 25, 2017
Notification date: November 3, 2017
All artists will be notified via email. 
Delivery deadline: November 17, 2017
Return shipping: Week of February 5, 2018 

Exhibition dates: December 1, 2017 – January 27, 2018
Helen DeVitt Jones Studio Gallery at LHUCA

All selected work must remain on view in the gallery until the close of the exhibition. 

Opening receptions: December 1, 2017 and January 5, 2018, during First Friday Art Trail, 6 – 9 pm 

Cash prizes: 
1st place: $600
2nd place: $300
3rd place: $150
3 Honorable Mentions @ $50 each

About the Juror: Glen R. Brown is Professor of Art History at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. He received an M.A. in Art Criticism from The State University of New York, Stony Brook. He earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in Art History from Stanford University. Elected to membership in the International Academy of Ceramics, Geneva, Switzerland, Brown has written extensively about contemporary and historical ceramics. His publications have appeared in more than 30 different journals, including Ceramics: Art and Perception; Céramica; American Ceramics; Ceramics Monthly; American Craft; Sculpture; Ceramics Technical; Temperature; Sculpture (Beijing); Ceramic Review; Kerameiki Techni; The NCECA Journal; and World Sculpture News.

• Entry fees are non-refundable.
• All work must be ready to hang.
• No substitution for accepted artworks will be allowed.
• Artist is responsible for shipping work to and from LHUCA. Prepaid return shipping must accompany artwork upon delivery.
• Work without prepaid return shipping will not be hung and will be stored at LHUCA until arrangements are made for the return of the work.
• LHUCA staff will handle all sales of artwork and will charge a 35% commission.
• Artwork will be insured while at LHUCA but not during transit.
• Artists are responsible for insuring their work during transit.
• Even if the work is not for sale, the artist must provide a value for the art for our insurance purposes.
• In the event of damage while on our premises, LHUCA will purchase the work, retaining the 35% commission fee and paying the artist 65% of the purchase price.
• LHUCA will not assume responsibility for work improperly framed or poorly packaged for shipping. 
• Work must not be shipped using peanuts
• For packaging, we recommend you double box artworks, wrapped in foam pads and thick layers of bubble wrap and allow 4 – 6 inches of padding space for your work. 
• In the event the hardware provided by the artist fails and a piece is damaged, the artist is responsible for loss.
• Images of accepted work may be used for promotional purposes.

Selected work will be shipped with prepaid return shipping to:
Attn: Linda Cullum
511 Ave K
Lubbock, Texas 79401

• Work without prepaid return shipping will not be hung and will be stored
at LHUCA until arrangements are made for the return of the work.

If you have questions, contact Linda Cullum, Curator
806 762-8606

About Clay on the Wall: 
The Clay on the Wall national juried exhibition concept was originally created by internationally recognized ceramic artist, Professor Juan Granandos of Texas Tech University in the mid-1990s. This exhibition has been held at various locations, including Eastern Washington University, Kansas State University and Texas Tech University. 

About LHUCA: 
Founded in 1997, LHUCA is a nationally recognized private, 501(c)(3) non-profit fine arts center. Its mission is to cultivate and celebrate all the arts by inspiring creativity and engaging with the community. First Friday Art Trail, organized by LHUCA, is a community-wide event that draws up to 4,000 people each month. This popular event has been held for the past 12 years. 
Located in the heart of the Lubbock Cultural District, LHUCA has a unique four-block campus that offers exciting spaces for arts enrichment including four visual art galleries, a 159-seat theatre, a state-of-the-art clay facility (the Helen DeVitt Jones Clay Studio), and flexible education and meeting spaces.
LHUCA's galleries are free to the public. Gallery hours are 11 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday.