The Bemidji Community Art Center and the Bemidji State University Visual Arts Dept present the annual It’s Only Clay National Juried Ceramics Competition and Exhibition.
This annual National juried ceramics competition and exhibition is a collaboration sponsored by the BCAC and Bemidji State University. IOC features a lecture and workshop on the campus of Bemidji State University by artist a guest artist and a juried exhibition of functional ceramics by the Bemidji Community Art Center on display in November and December of each year. Previous jurors include Guillermo Cuellar, Simon Levin, Richard Bresnahan, Linda Christianson, Jeff Oestreich, Robert Briscoe, Bill Gossman and Bob and Cheryl Husby.
Juried Exhibit at the Bemidji Community Art Center
The “Its Only Clay” exhibit is a juried competition focusing on, and dedicated to, functional clay vessels. Selected works will be a part of the exhibit at the BCAC for 6 weeks during the months of November and December.
Awards and Prizes
Prize money for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners equaling $1,600.00 and additional purchase awards for work going towards the Margaret Harlow Vessel Collection at BSU.
Lecture and Workshop
Sponsors of Its Only Clay – include the BCAC, the BSU Visual Arts Department, the BSU Ceramics Club, the BSU Foundation and the Holiday Inn Express Bemidji. Its Only Clay is also made possible, in part, by funding from the Region 2 Arts Council and the McKnight Foundation.
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