Beyond the Construct / Calls & Submissions

February 14, 2021

Organization Name: The Dalles Art Center

Organization Location: The Dalles, OR

Type: Calls & Submissions

Fee: $22


Columbia Center for the Arts and The Dalles Art Center are excited to announce the first in an ongoing collaborative Biennial, each focused on a different medium. The first of these bienniels will highlight ceramic work from around the Pacific Northwest and will be open to artists residing in Oregon and Washington. Beyond the Construct is an opportunity to showcase the expressive and functional capacities of clay. Beyond the Construct will be exhibited at CCA and TDAC in May of 2021.

This exhibition will be juried by Brett Binford, Ceramicist, Co-Founder of Mudshark Studios, founder of Eutectic Gallery, The Clay Compound, Kept Goods, Brett is the Exhibitions Director for NCECA and the Board President for PADA.

Each selected artist will be invited to exhibit two pieces of work. One piece representing the functional aspect of their practice, and the other piece representing the expressive side of their practice.

Selected work will be shown alongside work by Maya Vivas, Ivan Carmona, Lisa Conway, Dirk Staschke, Willie Little, Baba Wague Diakite, PK Hoffman, Joe Davis, Stacy Jo Scott, Aisha Harrison.

Artists whos work is accepted will be considered for additional opportunities at both centers. In addition, one artist will be selected by Brett Binford for a solo show to be held at The Dalles Art Center in 2022.

Entry Fee: $22.00 per application


Artists residing in Oregon and Washington

Selection Criteria:
Artists will be selected based on the artistic quality of their work.
Submission Materials:
Artist’s Statement
Work Samples (examples of both functional and non-functional work required)
Feb 2021 – Applications due Feb 14th
March 2021- Artists notified
May 2021 – Exhibition

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