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Call For Entries


We are pleased to be holding our fifth annual international call for entries, Beyond the Brickyard. 
The selected works will be exhibited at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena. MT, January 2013. 
This year’s exhibition will be juried by 2012 Voulkos Fellow Andrea Gill.

The application is now closed. Thank you and good luck to all who applied. Applicants will be notified by October 31, 2012.


  1. The competition is open internationally to ceramic artists 18 years of age or older.
  2. Artists may submit up to 3 works for consideration, and up to 2 images of each piece (one complete photo plus one detail or alternate angle).
  3. All artwork must be available for sale and available during the time of exhibition.
  4. The artwork exhibited must be the same piece(s) submitted for consideration.
  5. Submitted artwork must not exceed 36” in any direction.
  6. The artwork entered should be prepared for professional display and not so fragile as to be potentially dangerous to the work or others when shipped/displayed/handled with reasonable care.
  7. Artists are responsible for cost of shipping selected work(s) to the Archie Bray Foundation (ABF). Artists are responsible for their own insurance for shipping to ABF and during the time that artwork resides there. ABF will assume cost and shipping insurance for the return of any unsold work.
  8. For good image quality and a fast upload, your image files should be sized at and no larger than
    1800 x 1800 pixels at 72 dpi (approximately 6" x 6" at 300 dpi)

Submissions to Beyond the Brickyard will only be accepted online. By clicking on the link at the bottom of the page you will be taken to which will allow you to register and upload your images. 

Submissions can be edited and are not officially submitted until you choose the "Complete Submission" tab and enter your payment method.
Submissions must be received online by midnight  MST, September 15, 2012.

Entry Fee
The cost of entering Beyond the Brickyard is $35 USD for up to 3 works.
All major credit cards are accepted.
From the successful entrants, two awards will be selected:
Juror's Choice Award: $400
Director's Choice Award: $400
People's Choice Award: $100

Sales Commission
Artists will receive 55% commission of their work sold during exhibition, while ABF will retain 45%.

Exhibition Schedule
By applying all applicants agree to the following schedule if selected to exhibit:

Applications due September 15, 2012
Entrants notified of jury results by email no later than October 31, 2012 
Work to be received by Archie Bray Foundation by December 14, 2012
Work exhibited in Beyond the Brickyard,  January 2013

Questions about your application?
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Your completed application must be received on or before September 15, 2012.


Click here to view the 2012 Beyond the Brickyard Exhibition.