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Ink & Clay 45 Sapphire Anniversary

Call for Entry Prospectus

Final Prospectus goes public April 1, 2021 when call for entry opens. Please note changes from prior Prospectus postings. For Fall 2021 there will be a Virtual Exhibition Only, with its Physical Iteration the following Fall 2022. See below for Additional Details and Important Dates.

Fall 2021 Virtual Exhibition Call For Entries & Important Dates

Call for Digital Entry Submissions Opens: Thur. April 1, 2021

Call for Digital Entry Period: Thur. April 1 – Sun. May 30, 2021

Deadline for Digital Entries:

     Sun. May 30, 2021, 11:59:59pm (Mountain Time Zone) / 9:59:59 pm (Pacific Time Zone)


Digital Jurying and Selection Processing Period: June 1 – July 2, 2021


Notification Letters/Exhibitors Digital Media Release Forms Emailed: Week of July 5-12, 2021


Completed Exhibitors Digital Media Release Forms Return Required by no later than:

Thur. July 15, 2021


Virtual Exhibition Dates:

     Thur. August 19 through Thurs. November 18, 2021


Virtual Opening Reception Zoom Event:

Sat. September 11, 2021, 2-5pm


Virtual Exhibition Tour & Talk: 2pm

     Awards Announced: 4pm


Special Event Zoom Meeting Link will be provided via Eventbrite Posting to be provided and promoted at a later date. Eventbrite RSVPs required to get Zoom Link and passcode. Event is free and open to the public.


Fall 2022 Physical Exhibition Iteration & Important Dates

Additional Details

Physical Exhibition Exhibitor Loan Agreements Emailed:

Week of July 5-12, 2022 or prior


Completed Physical Exhibition Exhibitor Loan Agreements

Return Required by no later than:

Thur. July 15, 2022 (prior to shipment or delivery of physical artwork)


Local Hand-Delivery of Works to Gallery (for local-area participants only)

for 2022 Physical Exhibition Iteration:

Sat. July 16, 2022, 10am-12pm and 1-4pm

(mandated 12-1pm lunchtime closure)


Postmark Deadlines for Shipped Artwork (for out-of-area participants only):

Earliest Postmark for Shipped Artwork: Tues. July 5, 2022

Latest Deadlines for Shipped Artwork: Mon. July 18, 2022


Pre-delivery/shipment NOTE: Must have completed Loan

Agreements co-signed by University Representative prior to

shipment or delivery of artwork. Do not ship prior, or any damages

upon receipt will not be protected. See Notification Letter/Loan

Agreement Emailed Week of July 5-12, 2022.


Installation Art and Site-Specific Installation Drop-off and

Installation Day (Artist-Led): Sat. August 6, 2022


Physical Exhibition Dates:

Thur. August 18 through Thurs. November 17, 2022


Opening Reception (dependent on campus “Safe Return Guidelines”):

Sat. September 10, 2022, 2-5pm

Awards Announced: 4pm


Retrieval of Hand-Delivered and De-Installation of Site-Specific

Installation Works (for local-area participants only):

Sat. November 19, 2022, 10am-12pm and 1-4pm

(mandated lunchtime closure: 12-1pm)


Return Shipments of Work: (for out-of-area participants only):

Weeks of November 28 and December 5, 2022


Please allow for up to 10 days after the end of the last week, or December 16, for return shipments to be re-received by participant, depending on your choice of shipping method provided upon delivery. Check tracking with carriers before contacting gallery for non-received items.



Ink Drawing of a Diner that contains Typography by Anthony Lazorko from Ink and Clay 39 ExhibitDue to the on-going changes in exhibition programming because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and continued limitations with on-campus access expected for the 2021 Summer and Fall, this year's (2021) annual jury reviewed exhibition will be a “virtual exhibition” with its “physical iteration/exhibition” moved from the previously planned Fall 2020, to Fall 2022. Please note: dates and events, submission terms and procedures may be subject to change, or postponement, based on current California State and/or University directives. If this occurs, there will be additional notifications sent through our mailing list and informational postings on our websites. Go to our websites below for most up-to-the-date information.


In honor of our 45th show and Sapphire Anniversary, this year's Ink & Clay Entry Fee is reduced to $45, for no more than 3 entries. Please note that all proceeds go toward some key prizes and supplementation of costs for the show's implementation. In the case there were to be any postponement, all entries will not lose consideration, nor will collected fees be lost. All fees and artwork submissions will be held for the next possible time when the jurying selection process, exhibition implementation and awards, can be re-instated for any postponed show.


Special requests or changes to any of the above deadlines and dates will not be allowed unless changed for all applicants. All artwork shipping costs (delivery and return) are to be incurred by the participant in order to participate.


Insurance coverage for artworks will be in place once Loan Agreements are finalized after selection notification. and while artworks are under the Gallery's care.


Artwork Prizes and Purchase Awards this year are projected to be to $7000.


This prospectus may be photocopied, emailed and distributed as needed to any and all professional artists. or students completing their BFAs or MFAs, but all submissions must be entered on-line through the CaFE site:


For updates check any of the options below:

Anthony Lazorko

Snow at Eat-Rite

Ink & Clay 39, Sep 14 - Oct 26, 2013

Courtesy of the Artist

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Ink & Clay 45

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August 19 - November 18, 2021

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Some images used in the logo design and graphics may be from a previous year's competition.


Copyright of all artwork used or reproduced is owned by each individual artist and cannot be copied or reproduced without each artist's individual permission.

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