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Georgetown Gallery Holiday Window Competition

Call for Entry:  HOLIDAY CHEER
A Georgetown Gallery Holiday Window Competition

 *To benefit underserved kids in DC *
A Joint Production by the District Clay Center & the Cross MacKenzie Gallery in Georgetown
Please join the District Clay Center and Cross MacKenzie Gallery to celebrate and promote local ceramic artists and raise money to bring the wonder of clay to underserved kids in the DC metro area.

This is an opportunity to get your work known by the collectors of premier ceramics and by affluent Georgetown shoppers.  In the Georgetown Gallery Holiday Window Competition, participating ceramic artists will compete for the opportunity to show work in the front window at Cross Mackenzie Gallery, the District’s premier gallery for fine ceramic art.  The winner of the competition will claim the Gallery's front window during the holiday shopping season while finalists will be considered for future Window exhibitions at the Gallery.  
1. Please fill in your contact information *This question is required.
2. Please list information about your photos (up to five):
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Instructions and Rules for HOLIDAY CHEER, a Georgetown Gallery Holiday Window Competition

Open to:  Ceramic artists in the DC/Baltimore metro area

What is it?
A call for entry by the  District Clay Center and Cross MacKenzie Gallery to celebrate and promote local ceramic artists and raise money to bring the wonder of clay to underserved kids in the DC metro area.

This is an opportunity to get your work known by the collectors of premier ceramics and by affluent Georgetown shoppers.  In  HOLIDAY CHEER, a Georgetown Gallery Holiday Window Competition participating ceramic artists will compete for the opportunity to show their work in the front window at Cross Mackenzie Gallery, the District’s premier gallery for fine ceramic art.  Up to ten artists will be invited to sell their work at an exhibition and fundraising party at the Gallery on Sunday October 14th to benefit District Clay’s Community Clay program for underserved kids.
 
The first-place winner of this competition will be announced on October 14th and will have their work displayed in the front window at the Cross MacKenzie Gallery for the month of December 2018.  Other finalists will also be considered for future window exhibitions at the Gallery.  

More facts:
  • The Christmas Window is 12 feet by 4 feet and occupies the front of the Cross MacKenzie Gallery on busy Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown.
  • The selected artist will have the opportunity to sell approximately up to 100 pieces in the Window during the month of December.   Finalists will be considered for future window exhibitions at the Gallery.
  • Participating artists should submit up to fill out an entry form and attach up to five photos of their work.  Finalists agree that District Clay Center and Cross MacKenzie Gallery may use photos that are supplied in order to promote this event. 
  • The best entries will appeal to Georgetown foot traffic looking for unique gifts. 
  • Standard gallery commission applies (50%).  Work should be priced at the artist’s normal range.
Show Juror:  Becca Cross of the Cross MacKenzie Gallery

To apply:   Complete your submission and send up to five photos by Sunday, Sept 30th.  Announcements of finalists will be Sunday, October 7th.  The entry fee of $15 will help fund the Community Clay program at District Clay. 

About:

The Cross MacKenzie Gallery
Established in 2006 by husband and wife team, artist Rebecca Cross and photographer Maxwell MacKenzie, the Gallery exhibits contemporary art in all media with a specialty in fine ceramics. Past ceramic exhibitions have included clay luminaries such as Walter McConnell, Sam Chung and Julian Stair.  The gallery storefront is on Wisconsin Ave in Georgetown in the Book Hill Galleries district. Cross MacKenzie participates in art fairs around the country, including Market Art + Design, SOFA NYC, Art Southampton, Dwell on Design, and Architectural Digest Design Show, among others.

The District Clay Community Clay Program
The District Clay Center opened in November 2016 and offers 20 weekly classes, an artist program, a residency program, workshops, intensives and regular artist talks.  The Community Clay Program is funded through the Center’s non-profit arm, the District Clay Educational Fund.  The Program offers classes to underserved youth and supports training of K-12 teachers in ceramics in the DC metro area. 
PLEASE NOTE:  After paying, you will be sent a link in your confirmation email for downloading up to five photos to the Competition Dropbox.