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Abora Vase-Jade, 2014 Stoneware by Lee Middleman for Ink & Clay 40
Abora Vase-Jade, 2014 Stoneware by Lee Middleman for Ink & Clay 40


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Ink & Clay 44

Entry Period: Feb 15 - May 31
Deadline for entries:
Fri. May 31, 2019, 11:59:59 PM (Mountain Time)
All submissions must be entered on-line through the CaFE site:


Established in 1971, Ink & Clay is an annual juried competition of printmaking, ink drawing, ceramic ware, clay sculpture, mixed media and installation, utilizing any variety of “ink” or “clay” (or combination) as material. The competition results in its highly-regarded exhibition sponsored by the W. Keith & Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery of CalPoly University, Pomona and underwritten by the generosity and support of the late Col. James Jones, Mr. Bruce Jewett, and Office of the University President.

Starting in 2012, the Ink & Clay competition was opened to artists working throughout the US, making it a national competition. The exhibition is documented through an on-line printable catalog. Unique among juried exhibitions, Ink & Clay is annually celebrated and recognized by artists and collectors for its quality and diversity.

This year, after a one-year respite for on-line development, Ink & Clay 44 launches its first “on-line only” submission platform through CaFE.


Postmark Deadline for Shipped Artwork (for out-of-area entries only):
Mon. July 15, 2019 to be received no later than Mon. July 22, 2019
Local Hand-Delivery of Works to Gallery: Sat. July 20, 12-4pm

Installation Art and Site-specific Drop-off 
and Install Days (Artist-Lead): August 3 and August 6-10

Exhibition Dates: Thurs. August 22 - Thurs. November 21, 2019
Award and Purchase Selections: Thurs. August 22-29, 2019
Opening Reception: Sat. September 7, 2019, 2-5pm 
Awards Announced: 4pm

Pick-Up of Hand Delivered and Installation Works: 
Sat. November 23, 2019, 12-4pm
Return Shipments of Work (for out-of-area only):
Weeks of Nov. 25 and Dec. 2, 2019

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