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Plates, Platters, and Nothing Else Matters
120 Long Beach Blvd., Loveladies, NJ 08008

Entry Deadline: 5/15/17
Application Closed


Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3

Entry Fee (2017 National Juried Competition Plates Platters and Nothing Else Matters): $35.00

Juror: Garth Johnson
Garth Johnson, is an artist, writer, educator and curator of Ceramics at Arizona State University Museum and ASU Art Museum Ceramics Research Center. He previously served as the curator of artistic programs, overseeing exhibitions, artist residency programs, and community engagement at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, PA. He received his BFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and his MFA from Alfred University. Along with being the curator of Ceramics at ASU Museum and Ceramics Research Center, Garth Johnson is a director-at-large on the board of the National Council on Education for the Ceramics Arts (NCECA).

All work must be primarily ceramic and ready to hang. Please submit up to three digital images with an entry fee of $35.

You will receive notification of acceptance by June 1st, 2017.


About the Exhibition:

Artists 18 years and older, residing in the continental USA, are eligible. Plates, Platters, and Nothing Else Matters includes three-dimensional works that are composed of primarily Ceramic materials. Works must be ready to be wall hung or be displayed on a shelf. Entries must have been created within the last two years and not previously show at LBIF.

Installations: The installation should not exceed 6 ft in width and 7 ft in height in its entirety. The installation must be able to be wall hung or placed on a shelf. You must specify that it is an installation on your application.

Singular Plates/Platters or a set of Plates/Platters: Works should not exceed 3 ft in width and 3ft in height, and not exceed in 25lbs. If your work is heavier than 25 lbs you are required to provide proper hardware to hang the work. If you are submitting a set of plates, please specify the number of plates that are in the set. Please be aware that all pieces in a set may not be put on display. The LBIF will label the work properly to specify the number of pieces within the set. Please do not submit work that has a retail value over $10,000.00

Submitted work must be available for the duration of the exhibition. ALL WORKS MUST BE FOR SALE. The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences will retain a 40% commission of the purchase price on all works sold during the exhibition.

Work submitted must be prepared for hanging, professionally presented, and able to be presented on the wall or on a shelf. If you have special hanging instructions, you are required to include them with your contract to upon acceptance to the exhibition.

Artists must provide return postage for their works.


About the LBIF:
The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences (LBIF) was established in 1948 as a non-profit institution by artist Boris Blai to provide arts and educational opportunities to the surrounding communities. Blai, a sculptor and founding Dean of Tyler School of Art, Temple University, had a vision that through exceptional art exhibitions, classes, and cultural activities the LBIF could provide visitors an opportunity to experience and share quality arts and cultural programming. For more than sixty-nine years the LBIF has delivered this mission through its Exhibition programs, Visiting Artists programs, Artist Residency and Retreat Program.


Important Dates:

Deadline for Submission: Monday, May 1st, 2017
Notification of Acceptance: Thursday, June 1st, 2017
Deadline for Contract: Friday, June 9th, 2017
Deadline for Receiving of Work: Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
Exhibition dates: Friday, June 30th, 2017 to Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

About the Exhibition:

Open to all artists 18 years and older in the continental US. The application will be available online February 15th, 2017 through May 15th, 2017 through CaFE.

Monday, May 15th, 2017 Deadline for submission (online via CaFE) for entry applications.

Garth Johnson will select approximately 75 works for the exhibition. Artists must submit photographs of their work with their application via CaFE. All work must be primarily ceramic and ready to hang.

Please submit JPEG to CaFE, no smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest side, with 72 dpi or larger. Maximum size is 5 MB. Please follow the instructions of CaFE for further specifications.

$35 for up to three entries

Please include an Artist Statement and resume in your application.

Accepted artist will be notified by email and posted on the website by Thursday, June 1st, 2017. Contracts will be sent via email to each artist. Please fill out the forms and return them by the date stated on the contract. If you have any questions, please contact

Work must be for sale, and must be available for the duration of the exhibition.

One Grand Prize will be given out to the artist selected by Garth Johnson, with an award of $1,000. Other monetary awards may be awarded.