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Clarke Accepting Entries for Juried Ceramics Exhibit.

posted on October 19, 2006

The Clarke College Quigley Gallery is now accepting entries for “Big Muddy,” a juried, regional ceramic exhibition that will be held from February 8-March 8, 2007 in the gallery.

Complete requirements, entry forms and more information are available at www.clarke.edu/bigmuddy. The event is partially funded by a City of Dubuque Arts and Culture Special Projects Grant, therefore the entry fee is waived for artists from the City of Dubuque.

Entries will be accepted from the 10 states that border the Mississippi River and feature current trends in functional and sculptural ceramic forms. States include Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana. The entry fee is $20 for up to three works and all entries must be postmarked no later than November 15 to be considered.

Awards for the exhibit include a $1,000 Best of Show, a $500 Second Place and a $250 Third Place. The exhibit will be juried by Paul Sacaridiz, an associate professor at the Illinois State College School of Art in Normal, Ill. Sacaridiz attended Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and the School for American Crafts, in Rochester, NY. He holds a bachelor of fine arts degree from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred College, Alfred, New York in 1993 and a master of fine arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1998. His work is currently featured in the “Voices from the Warehouse Exhibit,” an off-site exhibition sponsored by the Dubuque Museum of Art.

Media requesting more information should contact the Clarke College Public Relations Office at (563)588-6318.

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