Open to Art Ceramics Competition Applications Extended thru Jan 6
Until January 6, 2014 applications of the first edition of Open to Art, the International Competition for Art Ceramics and Design will be available to download online.
Promoted by Officine Saffi Group with the support of Comune di Milano, the competition has the objective of highlighting the use of ceramics in contemporary art, design and furnishing. It provides an opportunity to reflect on the current status of visual expression and technology.
Open to Art is a competition addressed to artists of any age; there are no limitations in terms of theme or topic, but one condition: ceramics must be the principal material used in the work. Artists can choose between two sections, Art Ceramics and Design Ceramics. The application form can be downloaded on the website www.laceramicainitalia.com.
Fundamental criteria of selection of the works will be the following: quality, research, originality and contemporary relevance of the work.
From the very beginning, Open to Art was conceived to have a broad approach, with a Jur y including prominent personalities on both national and international level.
These are the members of the jury:
Cinzia Bitossi, Bitossi Ceramics
Mette Blum Marcher, Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center
Laura Borghi, gallerist, Officine Saffi, Milan, creator and promoter of the prize
Claudia Casali, director, the International Museum of Ceramics in Faenza
Jeanne Gailhoustet, director, École National Supérieure d'Art de Limoges
Flaminio Gualdoni, critic and art historian, director of La Ceramica in Italia e nel Mondo Magazine
Jennifer Lee, artist
Daniela Lotta, ISIA, Faenza
Marco Romanelli architect and teacher at Politecnico di Milano
Jukka Savolainen, director, Design Museum of Helsinki