A Competition

For those of you who work figuratively – A Competition

At the Westerwald  Museum, Germany’s premier venue for ceramic exhibitions and historically one of the centres for salt-glazing as well as contemporary centre for research in ceramic technology, ceramic education and the town, Hohr-Grenzhausen, home to a large ceramic artist community.

This is an international competition for a ‘sculptural study of the figure, either as free interpretation or as realistic depiction. Portraits, torsi, dancing figures or groups including humans, animals, fantasy creatures, deities, dialogues between figures etc are all welcome’.
They are looking for ‘a convincing, artistically interesting, sculpturally and aesthetically creditable interpretation of the subject’.

This competition is  triennial and earlier subjects have included, ‘The Thrown Vessel’,  ‘Ceramic Sculpture’,  ‘The Ceramic Plane’,  ‘Large-scale Outdoor Works’, ‘Installations’ and ‘Mixed Media’.

The usual-for-Europe  panel of five  jurors will preside and view entries submitted. From those entries, a group of exhibitors will be selected and invited to send their work or works. From the exhibition there will be four prizes – two for entrants under 35 years. Each prize is for Euros 4000 (NZ$  )

Entry deadline is 17 February 2013 (Can be in photographic image or sketch) and forms are available on download from the Museums site: www.keramikmuseum.de Full information in this download or inquiries to info@keramicmuseum.de
Two entries per artist permitted and two images of each entry is max. The entries must be made in previous two years and not have been awarded previously.
Special instructions as to entries digital size (up to 72 dpi only) is important to read.

The exhibition will take place in autumn of 2013, opening ceremonies on 27 September and run though to end January 2014.

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