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Call For Entries

Beyond the Brickyard

We are pleased to be holding our eleventh annual international call for entries, Beyond the Brickyard. 
The selected works will be exhibited at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT, January 2019. 

This year’s exhibition will be juried by 2018 Voulkos Visiting Artist Sunkoo Yuh.


  1. The competition is open internationally to ceramic artists 18 years of age or older.
  2. Current residents of the Bray may not apply.
  3. 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).
  4. All artwork must be for sale and available during the time of exhibition.
  5. The artwork exhibited must be the same piece(s) submitted for consideration.
  6. Submitted artwork must not exceed 36” in any direction or weight more than 50 lbs.
  7. 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.
  8. 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 here. ABF will assume cost and shipping insurance for the return of any unsold work.
  9. 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  MDT, September 15, 2018.

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, three 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
All applicants agree to the following schedule if selected to exhibit:

Applications due September 15, 2018
Entrants notified of jury results by email no later than October 31, 2018 
Work to be received by Archie Bray Foundation by November 18, 2018
Work exhibited in Beyond the Brickyard,  January–March 2019

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Your completed application must be received on or before September 15, 2018.