Thursday, February 17, 2011

New Directions

I just wanted to share some information about an upcoming exhibition on Crafthaus I am co-curating with the fabulously talented Susan Silvy. There is an open call for entries going on right now so if you would like a chance to join in on this, get over to Crafthaus and fill out an application. The call for entries ends on March 1. Our very own Jeannette Froese LeBlanc is one of the jurors of the show…so if you are going to bribe her, time is running out. (KIDDING!!!)

There is some incredible work being submitted – don’t be left out! Below is our official press release that gives all of the details about the exhibition, the Art Clay World photo exhibition surrounding this and the catalog to benefit CERF that will be coming out as well! Please join us if you can!

The exhibition is titled: “New Directions: Powder Metallurgy (Metal Clay) in a Sheet Metal World.” Ann Davis is heading the jury team which also includes Jeanette Froese LeBlanc, publisher and editor of Metal Clay Artist Magazine, and Gywnne Rukenbrod, Executive Director of HandMade in America. The exhibition will run online from April 15, 2011 to May 15, 2011.

Currently, there is an open call for entries for the exhibit which is scheduled to be viewable online at .The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2011 and participation is available to Crafthaus members only. The exhibition will remain online after the closing of the show.

Art Clay World has generously offered to host a photo exhibition of the New Directions: Powder Metallurgy (Metal Clay) in a Sheet Metal World exhibition at the Metal Clay World Conference this summer in Chicago! Therefore, those artists juried into the online exhibition will gain additional exposure at the conference.

Finally, a print catalog is also going to be produced of the exhibition. All proceeds from the catalog are going to CERF (Craft Emergency Relief Fund). Each artist juried into the online exhibition will have a page dedicated to them within the print catalog showcasing up to three images with a short write up and contact information.

Created in 2008, Crafthaus is a lively online social network/community of contemporary fine craft practitioners and enthusiasts. It currently hosts over 2,000 artist members from around the world as well as a number of art/craft related publishers, institutions and galleries. It is an edited website and an annual membership fee of $20.00 is involved in joining the community. Crafthaus regularly features a selection of their artists, and awards 2 artist grants each year. It hosts monthly changing online exhibitions, curated by and for the membership exclusively and lists a wide range of exhibition and publication opportunities. Members are encouraged to display images of their work (photo guidelines apply) and to communicate with each other both within and across media “borders.”


  1. Christine, thanks for posting this! It sounds like an extremely exciting opportunity for all metal clay artists.

  2. This is a wonderful opportunity to show great work made with metal clay !!!
    Thanks to all who organized this great exhibition !!


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