Regional Ceramic Juried Competition

Regional Ceramic Juried Competition Prospectus

The University of Dallas is proud to host the 2017 University of Dallas Regional Juried Ceramic Competition. The celebration will gather contemporary ceramic artworks of the region, both functional and sculptural. The competition will offer an opportunity for ceramic artists to exhibit their work in the highly charged metropolitan area of North Texas. We look forward to giving Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery visitors the opportunity to experience the mastery of the ceramic artists of our region. Following the University of Dallas Regional Juried Ceramic Competition Exhibition all selected work will travel from the Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery to the Wichita Falls Museum of Art for their 2017 Spring Exhibition schedule. 

2017 Juror: Professor Virginia Marsh
Virginia received her undergraduate degree in Art from DePauw University and her M.F.A. from The Ohio State University. Virginia taught ceramics for twenty years at the University of Louisville and has also taught special courses for a list of many schools that include Purdue University, The Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and the Banff Centre School of Art where she was an Artist-in-Residence in 1984.

Virginia has traveled throughout North America to exhibit and conduct workshops. She conducted field studies on pottery in Japan and England to further inform her understanding of the long and rich history of ceramics. Beginning when there were only a few publishers interested in pottery and its history, Virginia worked as Editorial Advisor to the Chilton Book Company, to help increase the range and number of books available to artists and patrons of the arts. Professor Virginia Marsh has published numerous articles on ceramics and photos of her work are featured in major texts on the subject.

In 2000, Virginia moved back to north Texas. She currently teaches at the Craft Guild of Dallas and is Artist-in-Residence at the University of Dallas. 


November 18, 2016
Application deadline

December 1, 2016
Notification of acceptance (via e-mail)

December 17, 2016
Deadline for receipt of accepted work

Jan. 18 – March 13, 2017 Exhibition open to public

February 13, 2017
6:30-7:00 p.m.
Juror lecture presentation

February 13, 2017
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Artists and juror reception

March 2017
Show travels to the Wichita Falls Museum of Art
2 Eureka Cir,
Wichita Falls, TX 76308
(940) 397-8900

May 15, 2017
Return of artwork 

Artists 18 years and older who currently reside in Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas are eligible to enter. All works submitted must be original, must use clay as the primary material, and must have been completed within the past two years.

The juror will determine acceptance into the show from digital images only (see following requirements). Accepted work may be disqualified if it differs significantly from the images submitted for that work. The “Award of Merit” and two “Best of Show” winners will be chosen from the original artwork after the exhibition is opened to the public, and will be announced at the reception.

Artists may enter up to three works for a non-refundable fee of $35.00. Each single work may be represented by two images ONLY.

Digital Image Requirements
Digital images must be JPG files with 300 dpi resolution and a width and/or height maximum of 1800 pixels/6 inches. Be sure to name your image files using the last four digits of your phone number followed by an underscore, then a letter/number combination indicating to which entry they apply. EXAMPLE: 1234_A1.jpg

All of the accepted digital images will be retained for media releases.

For notification of juror results please include an up to date e-mail address with application.

ONLINE and pay by credit card (small service fee applies) at:

Procedure for Accepted Works
Mail To:
University of Dallas
Ceramic Regional
1845 East Northgate Drive
Irving, Texas 75062

The artist is responsible for shipping to and from the exhibition. Due to the travel, All works must be sent in reusable, sturdy container via USPS, UPS, or Federal Express. Works should arrive ready for installation with special instructions included.

Include a check or money order payable to University of Dallas REGIONAL for return shipping and insurance.

All work must be received by December 17, 2016 in order to be installed into the exhibition.

Hand delivered accepted works must be received (in a reusable sturdy container) at the University of Dallas Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery on either:

December 16th from 12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
December 17th from 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

For more information contact
University of Dallas/Art Department
1845 East Northgate Drive
Irving, Texas 75062

Phone: (972) 721-5319 or (972) 721-5316
Fax: (972) 721-4119

Indicate on your Entry Form/Exhibition Agreement if your work is for sale, and the sale price. Artist contact information will be provided on request. University of Dallas does not handle the sale nor keep a commission.

Two artists will be awarded “Best of Show”. Each “Best of Show” award winner will be offered a solo exhibition to be scheduled within the following academic year at the University of Dallas. In addition to the “Best of Show” awards, there will also be multiple “Awards of Merit” given at the juror’s discretion.


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