The City of Santa Fe Arts Commission is accepting qualifications from ceramic artists interested in participating in an international ceramics festival. The Arts Commission has been invited by the Icheon Ceramics Festival to recommend two to three artists to participate in an international festival promoting ceramics. The festival will take place September 28 to October 20, 2013 (specific participation dates to be determined) in Seolbong Park, Icheon, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea. The annual festival is one of the most important ceramic events in Korea, providing a fairground of ceramics were artists and customers can meet. As one of the biggest events in the ceramic field in Korea, the festival has received no fewer than 160,000 visitors every year. Selected artists will be provided a stand at the “Ceramics Salon” where they can sell their work. In addition, selected artists will participate in a special workshop to exchange ideas. Artists can make work, give talks, and/or lecture to students of the local ceramic high school. Santa Fe artists will participate in workshops the week of October 1-5, or October 8-12.
This opportunity is open to all ceramic artists residing in northern New Mexico. Artists must have the ability to communicate ideas in written, oral and public formats as well as the capability to communicate and work with members of an international community. A selection committee of Arts Commissioners and ceramic experts will review the proposals and submit recommendations to the Festival Committee. The Festival will provide invited artists with a stand to sell their own pieces, seven nights’ hotel accommodation and meals, a small honorarium (approximately $250), three complimentary copies of the exhibit catalogue, and a common workshop. The artists chosen will be responsible for their airfare, all incidental expenses, as well as the cost of shipping their work if necessary, will be expenses. Those chosen to participate must have a valid U.S. passport.
Interested artists must submit a letter of interest, resume, artist’s statement, artistic samples and references by the deadline. Submissions will not be returned; please do not include original materials or samples. Submissions must be mailed or delivered by August 27, 2013 to: City of Santa Fe Arts Commission, PO Box 909, Santa Fe, NM 87504-909, Attention: Icheon Ceramics Festival. If using a third party carrier (UPS, FED-EX, etc.) or hand delivering a submission, please deliver to: City of Santa Fe Arts Commission, 120 South Federal Place, Room 323, Santa Fe, NM 87504. Copies of the notice of opportunity are available on the Arts Commission’s website, www.SantaFeArtsCommission.org, by calling 505-955-6707, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.