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1. Entry for Book: The Clay Artworks--Effect of Mainstream Art in the West (in Chinese version)

Chinese ceramic art is based on traditional, mass-produced craft arts, and American clay art is based on the influences of the Japanese Mingei movement and the abstract expressionism that Peter Voulkos started with. This book will contain somewhere over twenty essays and include topics regarding contemporary clay arts’ involvement with Abstract Expressionism, Minimalism, Surrealism, Junk Art, Pop Art, Optical Art, Super Realism, Funk Art Movement, Installation and Post-Modernism, and ceramic artworks featuring the aesthetics of metaphors, symbolism, personification, narrative, figurative, erotic, trompe l'oeil, nostalgic, genre, visual puns and etc. in ceramic art, as well as the topics of ceramic art aesthetics, art education, the art market and gallery systems, and controversial issue of contemporary vs. tradition, the comparison between East and West of ceramic art world, and some experiences detailing what the Oriental-born author has been encountering in the US.

This book will include about 50 ceramic art works from everywhere in the world as the examples of the ceramics art of the world today.

All types of various ceramic works, all kinds of forms, colors, aesthetics, cultures and nations of ceramic artworks fit the book contents will be considered. Please send the pictures (limit: two from each artist) of your work, a biography (limit: 200 words), and an artist’s statement (up to two pages, and should include the techniques, aesthetics and influences used in your work). Both email with subject of “Book entry” or CDs in regular mails will be accepted. Each included artist will receive one copy of the book for free.

Deadline: April 30, 2009.
Guangzhen Po Zhou,
P. O. Box 1733, Cupertino, CA 95015. USA.
Tel. 408-343-3919, Cell. 408-891-5866

2. The Best of American Ceramic Art
At 12th Beijing International Art Exposition, China August 27-31, 2009

Host: Chinese Ceramic Art Council USA

About the Show:
During the past three decades, China has gone from the iron-curtained, red China to one of the most dynamic countries of the world in both economy and the fine arts field. Beijing became the art center of the country and the Beijing International Art Expo is the largest and most important art event in China.

The Chinese Ceramic Art Council USA has been working for ceramic cultural exchanges and has established a number of connections nationwide. The exhibition celebrates the origin and diversity of the best of the American ceramic artworks. The artworks represent the highest quality in the artistic level and may fit the Chinese art market. We would like to create an artistic and financial success ... together with you.

Entry Deadline: April 30, 2009

Location: The Exhibition Hall of China World Trade Center, Beijing China

About the Juror
Guangzhen Po Zhou was born in China, and received his MA from the University of Minnesota-Duluth, as well as his MFA from San Jose State University, in San Jose, California. Mr. Zhou has had over sixty articles and two books published. He has been a curator to exhibitions in both China and the US, such as "Chinese Contemporary Ceramic Art Exhibition-Denver 2000 (NCECA)", "American Ceramic Art Works in Shanghai Art Expo 2000", "Yixing International Ceramic Art Conference and Exhibition of 2001 and 2005", "Yixing Ceramic Art Traveling Show USA 2003-2004", and "Beyond the Function—International Contemporary Teapot Exhibition" 2009 (NCECA).

The exhibition opens to all artists who live and work in the US. All entries must be for sale with reasonable prices, and they must be composed primarily of ceramic materials, as well as been completed by the artist within the last three years. Vessel forms or sculptures, functional or non-functional, are all welcome. The ceramic works entered in this exhibition shall not exceed 24 inches in any direction.

Entry Procedure
There are no entry fees. Each entrant may submit up to two pieces as digital images. Please submit digital images as .jpg files. The preferred dimensions are five (5) inches by eight (8) inches at 300 dpi. The digital media must be labeled with the artist's name and the title of the work.

The organizer, Chinese Ceramic Art council USA, reserves the right to use images in promotional materials and the catalogue, and to be the exclusive representative of the artist in China for two years (until the end of 2011). We reserve the right to reject any work that differs from the digital image. All entries, including the digital images and the entry form, must be received by April 30, 2009. These should be sent to:
Art Expo 2009
Chinese Ceramic Art Council, USA
P. O. Box 1733, Cupertino, CA 95015

and/or emailed to:

Entry Acceptance
Letters indicating accepted entries will be mailed by June 10, 2009. Email will also be used, if an email address is provided on the entry form. Instructions for shipping and hand delivery will be included in this letter.

Promotion and Sales
The organizer will use all kinds of news mediums, including newspapers, the radio, television, and the internet to promote the artworks. All of the artworks must have copyrights granted to the organizer. Additional written materials such as the artists' biography and statements are welcome. Please indicate the value (whole price only, the amount you will receive) of your work on the entry form. The host will add the costs of shipping, promotion, and any custom duties, and calculate the retail price in Beijing.

Artists have to pay the shipping costs and insurance for any artworks shipped to San Jose, California. The organizer will pay the rest of the shipping costs and fees, which include the two-way shipments to China and shipping insurance. Every precaution will be taken to ensure the safety of your artwork. In the case of any loss or damage, the organizer may only be able to pay for limited reimbursement.

Shipping and Delivery
Do not send any artworks until you are notified of its acceptance. Initial judging is based upon digital images and the written information. Artists will be responsible for payment of shipping to the address in San Jose, California.

Shipping and hand delivery information will be provided in the acceptance letter. Entries will be returned in the shipping containers in which they arrive.

April 30 Deadline of application
June 10 Acceptance letter sent out to the artists
June 30 Artworks must have arrived in San Jose, California
July 15 Artworks will be shipped for depart for China;
August 27-31 Exhibited in the International Art Expo;
September 31 Unsold works will have arrived in San Jose, California
October 31 Unsold works will be returned and will arrive at the artist's home/studio

Guangzhen Zhou, Chinese Ceramic Art Council, USA
1155 S. De Anza Blvd. San Jose, CA 95129
Tel. 408-343-3919, Fax. 408-343-0117;
Website:, Email:

2. The Jingdezhen International Contemporary Ceramic Art Exhibition

Working with Jingdezhen Municipal Government and the China National Academy of Arts (Beijing, China), the Chinese Ceramic Art Council USA is organizing Jingdezhen International Contemporary Ceramics Exhibition 2009. The exhibition will be held in Jingdezhen Ceramic Art Exhibition Hall in conjunction with the event of Jingdezhen International Ceramic Fair from Oct. 18th to Oct. 22nd, 2009.

Sponsored by the Ministry of State Commerce, China National Light Industry Council, the China National Council for the Promotion of International Trade, and Jiangxi Provincial People's Government, the annual event of Jingdezhen International Ceramic Fair has been held since 2004. Everyone is welcome to participate in this ceramic fair and the ceramic art juried exhibition.

Due to the now higher costs of international shipping and insurance, the host is encouraging the participants to donate their art works to the host, and the artworks will be placed in the permanent collection of the Jingdezhen Government (The Jingdezhen Ceramic Art Museum is planning to be finished soon).

Here is the situation:

Fill up the form, send your email with your one page resume and an image of your artwork.

Please send your email with the title “2009 Jingdezhen” to us. We will notify you the result by the end of August, 2009. If your artwork has got accepted:
You may just pay your own international air tickets and transportation to Jingdezhen.
You will visit the historical site of Kaolin Village, Ancient Porcelain Factory,
You will be able to learn traditional ceramics in Jingdezhen, plus:
You will receive generosity and hospitality,
You will be treated as a VIP guest,
Red carpet on the opening ceremony,
Banquet with the mayor of Jingdezhen,
Free rooms at a four-star hotel (Oct. 17 to 22, 2009),
Free meals during your stay in Jingdezhen,
Free transportation for anywhere you go in the Jingdezhen area,
Free admissions for all of the museums and tourist sights,
and much more.
Please join us in Jingdezhen China October 2009!

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