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Baltimore Clayworks is known for its first-rate, public, contemporary ceramic exhibitions featuring the work of national and international clay artists. Compelling exhibitions display emerging and established artists, and become teaching tools that extend our educational purpose. Our rotating exhibitions encourage return visits, while offering a forum for critical and theoretical discourse, and serving as intersections between artists and the public.  

Solo Gallery

The Baltimore Clayworks’ Solo Gallery is an opportunity for artists to share their work with the Baltimore area. We accept functional, sculptural, and installation ceramic art. Applications are reviewed biannually by the Programs Committee. Commission rate is 50%/50% between the gallery and artist.

The Gallery is well suited for a single artist’s focused body of work. The walls are sturdy plaster lathe, and the room has 20 foot ceilings. The wall space consists of several small sections and one long, curved wall, broken up by two doors and two open doorways.

Project Space Gallery

The Baltimore Clayworks’ Project Space Gallery is an opportunity for artists of all materials and disciplines to share their work with the Baltimore area. The Project Space allows us to host exhibitions that are not strictly ceramic. Applications are reviewed biannually by the Programs Committee. Commission rate is 50%/50% between the gallery and artist.

The Gallery is a former sun porch, well suited for a single artist’s focused body of work. The walls are sturdy plaster lathe, and the room has 8 foot ceilings. One side is mostly windows, the other has three entry ways with several wall areas for 2-D art.

If you are interested in showing in our Solo Gallery or Project Space Gallery, please use this form to submit your contact information, artist statement, resume, and 10 images with information including title, materials, dimensions, year, and price. In addition, please provide a title and theme for your proposed show, and let us know which gallery you would prefer. Describe what you hope to have on display for visitors to enjoy!

Clayworks will provide:

* White paint, basic hardware, and other display needs

* Pedestals and wall wedges

* Press releases and promotion

* Storage of boxes and shipping materials

* Opening reception refreshments

The artist is responsible for:

* shipping or delivery and pickup

* installation, with assistance from the Exhibitions Director

* any display or hardware needs outside of the normal realm of exhibition installation

* returning the wall back to white if an accent color is chosen

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