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Ceramic artists are invited to apply for the MARTINSONS AWARD

The International Ceramics Competition MARTINSONS AWARD will held in Latvia, Daugavpils, from 6 July until 9 September 2018.

Celebrating the Centenary of the Latvian State, Latvian Centre for Contemporary Ceramics in cooperation with Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre announces a call for applications for the MARTINSONS AWARD, International Ceramics Competition within frames of the 2nd Latvia International Ceramics Biennale in 2018.

Participation in the International Juried Ceramics Exhibition MARTINSONS AWARD is open to individual artists and groups irrespective of age or nationality. Each participant can enter only one piece. Application is closed to gold, silver or bronze prize winners of the MARTINSONS AWARD in both national and international categories.

Submitted artwork will have no thematic limitations. The ceramics component in the artwork will be at least 80 %, and the work will have been completed in 2017/2018. No artwork is allowed to be displayed in other juried exhibitions or published in catalogues. At least one dimension of the artwork (height, width or depth) will be 25 cm or more. No maximum limitations for artwork dimensions will be set.

To apply for the International Juried Ceramics Exhibition, artists need to fill out an application form online by 1 April 2018. Artwork for the exhibition will be selected from the applications which will be evaluated by an international jury.

Further, applications will be evaluated in two stages. During the first stage, artwork will be selected for the MARTINSONS AWARD Juried Exhibition scheduled to run at Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre from 6 July until 9 September 2018. During the second stage, the jury will review the artwork in person and award six prizes: three in the national category and three in the international category. Winners of the MARTINSONS AWARD will receive cash prizes ranging from 2.000 to 5.000 Euro. Artwork produced by the winners will become part of the organizers’ contemporary ceramics collection and continue to delight audiences in Latvia and beyond.