In collaboration with the Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California, AMOCA is launching The Clay+Glass Festival. This outdoor, juried festival will include demonstrations, free admission to the museum, hands-on experiences, music, and food vendors. 

When: October 19-20, 2019

Where: The American Museum of Ceramic Art, 399 North Garey Avenue, Pomona, CA

Public Admission: Free

Hours: Saturday, 10am-5pm and Sunday, Noon – 5pm

About the American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA)

Founded in 2001 and officially opened in 2004, AMOCA is the largest ceramics museum on the West Coast and one of only a few museums in the United States devoted entirely to ceramics. Our 51,000 square foot facility includes ample space for exhibition galleries, a ceramics studio, lecture hall, staff offices, museum store, meeting spaces, a sizable (free) parking lot, resource library, photography studio, and storage areas for the Permanent Collection.

The Museum has a rotating exhibition program, which is typically thematic or subject based, in our five galleries. In our 12,000 square foot ceramics studio we offer a range of classes in wheel throwing, handbuilding, and advanced techniques, along with multi-day workshops led by acclaimed ceramists. We also host resident artists and visiting artists in semi-private and private studios.

At the core of AMOCA is its Permanent Collection, now comprising more than 7,000 objects that are international in scope and represent work from 960 A.D. to the present. Visitors also have access to the Helen and Roger Porter Ceramics Research Library which includes more than 4,200 books, publications, scholarly journals, and other resource material.

Exhibitor Criteria

AMOCA welcomes applications from both established and emerging clay and glass artists who make original work that shows exemplary execution of design, quality craftsmanship, and superb aesthetic qualities. 

All work must be original and made by hand or with the use of appropriate tools and includes one-of-a-kind and limited edition work. No commercial reproductions of any kind are allowed. This includes embellished commercially made objects and works assembled (wholly or in part) from commercially available kits. 

Artists that are accepted for participation must be in attendance at their booth during the entire show. No agent, dealer, or representative may attend in place of the artist. 

All work exhibited must be of the same body, quality, and category of work that was juried through digital images. 

Media Categories

Ceramics, glass, mixed media with at least 50% clay or glass

Application Process

ACGA Exhibiting and Emeritus Members are automatically juried into The Clay+Glass Festival. Exhibiting and Emeritus members must still submit their information and images through Submittables. All other artists will be juried by AMOCA.

Images should be provided at a resolution of at least 300 dpi. This allows us to use images in print. Application deadline is 11:59pm on June 25, 2019. Application fees are being waived for 2019. Applicants will be notified of their application status via email by July 8, 2019

Accepted artists will be required to sign a show contract and provide a non-refundable 50% deposit towards their booth fee by July 30, 2019. The booth balance will be due no later than September 1, 2019.

Logistics

Show Load-In Friday, October 18, 2019 from 9am-6pm.

Show Load-Out Sunday, October 20, 2019 from 5pm-9pm.

Security will be provided from Friday, October 18 at 9am through Sunday, October 20 at 9pm.

Accommodations

We are negotiating discounted rates at local hotels. We are also developing a host program with members of the AMOCA’s community.

Booth Sizes and Prices

10 x 10 Booth • $700 (Includes a 10x10 storage space in the rear of the booth)

10 x 15 Booth • $1,000 (Includes a 10x15 storage space in the rear of the booth)

10 x 20 Booth • $1,325 (Includes a 10x20 storage space in the rear of the booth)

10 x 30 Booth • $2,000 (Includes a 10x30 storage space in the rear of the booth)

Shared booths will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

There will be NO access to power and generators will not be allowed. Battery packs are highly recommended to support your power needs.

Sales Commission: None

Marketing

AMOCA is dedicated to attracting buyers and collectors while developing support for the clay and glass community in Southern California. The festival will be publicized regionally and targeted to a wide and varying demographic via the following:

· AMOCA’s website with a dedicated page for The Clay+Glass Festival

· Free digital and print marketing materials for artists

· Printed AMOCA mailers

· Printed postcards

· Direct print and e-news campaigns

· Extensive social media campaigns

Inquiries: Please direct all correspondence and inquiries to ClayGlass@amoca.org

American Museum of Ceramic Art