2nd International Ceramic Art Symposium “LANDescape” - Ceramic Laboratory: Call for Applications

2nd International Ceramic Art SYmposium LANDescape Daugavpils

2nd International Ceramic Art Symposium “LANDescape” - Ceramic Laboratory: Call for Applications
Submissions deadline: June 15, 2014

Dates: August 11-25, 2014
Location: Mark Rothko Art Center, Daugavpils, Latvia

International Ceramic Art Symposium “LANDescape” 2014 is a joint initiative of Daugavpils Clay Art Center and Daugavpils Rothko Art Center which emerged from both partner organizations’ activities and cooperation aimed at promoting contemporary art, including contemporary ceramic processes in Latvia.

In the framework of planned ceramic symposium “LANDescape”, drawing inspiration both from Latvian nature and cultural space, as well as personal world, the participants are invited to create unique ceramic art works with their chosen materials and techniques, although there is a conjunctive theme, that indicates „spurting”, „escaping” „getting away”, etc.

The “LANDescape” symposium is being organized for the second time, and this year’s symposium is assigned with an additional title - Ceramic Laboratory. This year our aim is to create a kind of laboratory, where artists experiment and share their experience with each other in different ceramic firing technologies. While choosing the symposium participants, priority will be given to artists who, alongside the creative work will offer a firing master class and/or public lecture dedicated to the ceramics or ceramic technologies, which will subsequently be published in the catalogue of the symposium.

Symposium Organizers: Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Center in collaboration with association „Daugavpils Clay Art Center” Symposium aims:
1. To create unique contemporary ceramic objects for Latvian art and cultural space, to create a platform for artists to exchange experiences and generate creative idea, as well as to promote contemporary ceramic processes in the society;
2. To promote high quality contemporary art availability to public, raise public interest in culture, preservation of cultural heritage, to promote the creation of new artworks and their collections.

Symposium participants: 15 professional ceramists participate in the Symposium. Selection of the participants will be held taking into consideration the materials sent (Application, CV and visual information that are sent, taking into consideration the regulations below).

Symposium organizers’ liabilities:
1. Artists’ accommodation costs in Daugavpils (hotel and meals);
2. Working studios;
3. Working materials: clay (1000 ºC), chamotte clay (1000-1100 ºC), glaze.
4. Opportunity to use wood-firing kiln, electric kiln, as well as a chance to explore different types of individual firing;
5. Publicity (information in mass media, publishing of symposium catalogue);
6. Recreation possibilities: tour around the city and region, visiting educational arts establishments in Daugavpils;
7. Opportunity to present a creative work;
8. Symposium opening exhibition (opening on August 12, 2014);
9. Symposium final exhibition (opening on August 23, 2014).

Artist liabilities:
1. Travel costs to Daugavpils and return home;
2. Other materials and instruments necessary for work;
3. Workshop and/or lecture presentation in frame of the symposium;
4. To donate one art work from symposium opening exhibition to Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Center (art works should be brought to the symposium opening exhibition);
5. To donate one art work, which will be created during the symposium, and which will be chosen by specially organized jury, to Daugavpils Clay Art Centre;
6. During first 5 days after receiving the invitation, an artist needs to confirm his/her participation (until July 10, 2014).

For further information, download the regulations (.pdf).
Click here to apply online.

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Applications are open for ceramic symposiums in Latvia

Applications are open for ceramic symposiums in Latvia

Leading Latvian and worldwide well known award winning porcelain and ceramics artists Ilona Romule and Peteris Martinsons invite artists to spend the summer together in Latvia, Zvartava manor.

During 21 – 31 July, 2013 in Zvartava manor will be held Masterclass “Lithophane” – a practice based workshop in lithophane technique by Ilona Romule for participants with figurative and narrative ideas.

„Lithophane” Masterclass will be followed by a Symposium “Masculine and feminine ceramics” which will take place from 2 – 12 August, 2013. The symposium will be led in tandem by Ilona Romule and Peteris Martinsons.

Three money prizes have been established for the best works created during the Symposium “Masculine and feminine ceramics”. Symposium masters - Ilona Romule and Peteris Martinsons - together with each Symposium participant will select one of the created artworks to be dedicated for the symposium exhibition and afterwards to be left at disposal of Symposium organizers.

From all selected artworks for the exhibition, Symposium masters will take the decision on 3 best works to be awarded with following money prizes – 250 EUR for the 1st place, 200 EUR for the 2nd place and 150 EUR for the 3rd best artwork.

For participation fees and application procedure, please see the official website www.symposiums.lv

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