Applications invited for Daugavpils ceramics award

Celebrating the centenary of the Latvian state next year, Latvian Centre for Contemporary Ceramics, in cooperation with Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre, has announced that applications are open to the International Juried Ceramics Exhibition Martinsons Award, which will feature on the program of the II Latvia International Ceramics Biennale.

Participation in the Martinsons Award MARTINSONS AWARD is open to individual artists and groups irrespective of age or nationality. Each participant can enter only one piece. Previous winners cannot apply.

The rules are fairly simple and with no thematic limitations. The ceramics component in the artwork will be at least 80%, and the work will have been completed in 2017/2018. No artwork will have been displayed in other juried exhibitions or published in catalogs. At least one dimension of the artwork (height, width or depth) will be 25 cm or more. No maximum limitations for artwork dimensions will be set.

To apply for the International Juried Ceramics Exhibition, artists need to fill out an online application form by 1 April 2018. Artwork for the exhibition will be selected from the applications, which will be evaluated by an international jury featuring competent professionals including Dainis Pundurs, Ilona Romule and Valentins Petjko from Latvia:

Applications will be evaluated in two stages. During the first stage, artworks will be selected for the Martinsons Award Exhibition scheduled to run 6 July through 9 September 2018 at Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre.

During the second stage, the jury will review the artworks in person and award 6 prizes – 3 in the national category and 3 in the international category. Winners will receive cash prizes ranging from 2000 EUR to 5000 EUR. Artwork produced by the winners will become part of the organizers’ contemporary ceramics collection for public display.

Participation rules and application form are available here: https://www.latviaceramicsbiennale.com/martinsonsaward

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