Pieces have been selected for the Clay Center's first exhibition, entitled "Clay as Canvas." More than 200 individual pieces of ceramic artwork and studio pottery were submitted, and juror Chandra DeBuse was charged with the difficult task of selecting just 25 pieces for the exhibition.
This show will be open display January 5-27, 2018 at the Clay Center's new gallery space in the ArtEgg Studios building. Join us for the show's opening reception on Friday, January 5, 2018 from 6 to 8 pm.
We are gearing up to begin the renovation of our new gallery and shop space at ArtEgg, but we need your help! We consider making a donation to our crowdfunding campaign to help us:
The application is open for our first juried exhibition! The Clay Center of New Orleans seeks applicants for "Clay as Canvas,” an exhibition that celebrates the ceramic surface as a canvas for imagery, pattern, decoration and commentary. Open to vessel-based and sculptural work, this exhibition will be on display January 5 to 27, 2018 in the Clay Center’s new gallery space in the heart of New Orleans.
We are honored to announce that “Clay as Canvas” will be juried by ceramic artist Chandra DeBuse, whose functional pottery incorporates narrative imagery, pattern and form to amuse and delight the user, imparting a sense of play. Learn more or apply now!
The IRS has determined that the Clay Center of New Orleans is officially a 501(c)3 public charity! We received our determination letter in the mail yesterday, a full month before we were expecting a decision. All donations to the Clay Center that date back to February 1, 2017 are deductible on your 2017 tax returns!
A big huge thanks goes out to the ELLA Project, a non-profit organization that provides artists of all disciplines and grassroots non-profits with legal assistance, arts business advice, intensive entrepreneurial training, and business development workshops. Lawyers with the ELLA Project reviewed our application for 501(c)3 status before we sent it off to the IRS, and their advice was invaluable! We are so grateful that this resource exists to provide legal help to the artists and arts organizations of New Orleans.
We have leased a space for the Clay Center's gallery and supply shop at ArtEgg Studios! Located in the very heart of New Orleans, ArtEgg is a vibrant community of artists, nonprofits and small creative businesses working out of studios constructed within the former American Beauty produce warehouse.
We are so excited to join this community and begin bringing much needed ceramic supplies to NOLA, as well as regular exhibitions of the amazing contemporary ceramic work being produced around the country.
Since beginning our crowdfunding campaign a month ago, we've raised over $4000 online and another $1550 offline! We're well on our way to raising the $20,000 we need to open the Clay Center of New Orleans, but we still need your help! Please continue to share our campaign on social media and contribute if you can! No donation is too small and all are tax-deductible. Thanks so much for your support!