Competitions & Contests

APA Stein Show 2024

Entry Dates 2024-08-25T23:59:00+00:00 - 2024-05-17T07:00:00+00:00 33 Days Left


APA SteinShow 2024
Alberta Potters' Association 
2024 Call for entry
The Alberta Potters' Association  invites you to apply for our 2024 juried exhibition, APA Stein Show 2024. Our exhibition will take place on September 28th, 202 at Village Brewery in Calgary, Alberta, All steins entered into the show must be for sale. The consignment split for sold items is 30% to the APA and 70% to the artist.  Everyone  is welcome to attend the event at Village Brewery as it is open to the public from 11:30am-10 pm. Show times TBD. Winners are expected to be at the show to receive their awards.

Please apply with any stein, tumbler, teacup, or mug to our exhibition. To be considered, work must be minimum 75% ceramic. You may submit up to 5 pieces. There is a non-refundable submission fee of $20 CAD per submission and $10 CAD for APA members per submission. This call is open to all clay artists no matter where you reside. 

This is a juried exhibition. You may submit up to 5 pieces. Not all submissions are guaranteed entry to the show. There will be two jurors forming our jury committee. An educator and an APA Member and past Stein Show winner. 
Jurors are asked to review the steins on the following criteria:
Originality: Is there something fresh and new about the content? Is the work individual and/or personal in its approach?Creative Expression: Is the piece memorable? Move you in an emotional or intellectual way? Challenge your thinking? Leave a lasting impression?Technical Skill: Does the piece reflect high quality technical skill?Colour: Is the colour effective with the shape?For each Category: Wheel Thrown and Hand Built. Please choose the category that best matches your creation.
Artists will submit their entries through ArtCall for the APA Stein show. Artists must select the appropriate category for each piece from the drop down menu and will be judged accordingly. You are responsible for ensuring all entry information submitted for APA Stein Show is true and correct. All artworks must be original and made by the artist applying. If applying with a collaborative piece, all artists must be notified and listed as makers within the description of the application. Artwork must have been created within the last 2 years and not previously shown with the APA. 
After the closing date August 25th, our jury committee will complete the process and artists will be notified of acceptance or rejection via email by September 3rd 2023. Physical items must be delivered to Calgary, Alberta, Canada by September 20th, 2023.  All work must be mailed in or delivered in a box or container ready for transport, clearly labeled with the Artist's name and contents. 
All communications regarding the APA Stein show will be made through ArtCall. Please check your junk and spam folders often and add as a contact to ensure nothing is missed. 
Accepted works will be eligible to win one of 4 prizes during our exhibition. Best Wheel Thrown Stein, Best Hand Built Stein, Best Student Stein and People's Choice Award. Winners of each category will be notified before the event and presented with their prize at our in-person event at Village Brewery in Calgary, AB on September 28th, 2023. If the winner is not present, the prize will be mailed.  If upon the arrival of artwork, it becomes clear that the image file submitted was altered or is in violation of any of the guidelines and rules stated in this prospectus, the work will automatically be disqualified and shipped back to the artists at their expense. Entry fees will not be refunded. The APA reserves the right of refusal of any work that is not professional quality. NO seconds, cracks or flaws will be accepted when work is received in Calgary. Work must be finished and not in green or bisque state. Please apply with your best work. Work that arrives late will not be accepted. 
Any unsold work from our in-person exhibition will be returned to local artists. The APA will cover shipping costs  back to the Canadian  artists. International artists will be responsible for shipping costs both ways. 

Best of luck, we cannot wait to see your creations.

Alberta Potters' Association 

Terms & Conditions
This is a juried show. The application fee of $20/$10CAD is non-refundable. Accepted work will be shipped to Calgary at the artists' expense. If sold during the exhibition the consignment split is 30% to APA and 70% to the artist. Cheques will be mailed 2 weeks after the show. Any unsold local work will be delivered/picked up one week after the show. Any unsold work not from Calgary will be shipped back to the artist from the APA. International artists are responsible for shipping costs both ways. The APA is not responsible for any damaged work in transit. If work is damaged during the exhibition the artist will be paid out their 70%.