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Future Ancestors

September 11, 2021 @ 6:00 pm October 30, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

Application Deadline: May 21, 2021
Future Ancestors Exhibition Entry Form

September 11, 2021, 6-8: Opening Reception

Juried by Aisha Harrison

Aisha Harrison

“What kind of future ancestor do you hope to be? What might our future ancestors need from us?  What might they be like? How do our future ancestors connect to our past ancestors and to us? The coronavirus pandemic, the continued movements for Black lives and social justice, and climate change encourage us to stop, envision the future we want, and take action. I am looking for sculptural work that goes deeper than a slogan, that instead challenges us to link our past present and future, works in metaphor, and reveals connections with other living beings.”

Aisha Harrison, artist and arts educator, uses sculpture and body as a site for exploration of the lived experiences of racism, ancestral (human and non-human) learning and connection, and the blend of histories held within her body. Her work blends realistic bodies with elements that are physical manifestations of the intangible. 

  • Future Ancestors is open to ceramic artists who reside in the United States
  • Work must have been completed in the past two years
  • Clay must be the primary material
  • All works must be for sale
  • Notification of accepted artists will be posted on our website by July 29th, 2021
  • Additional paperwork will be sent to accepted artists after notification
  • All applications must be received by May 21, 2021
  • Include a $30 application fee
  • No more than 5 images (including details) may be submitted
  • Images submitted must be of work available for the exhibition
  • Each image must be a JPEG (.jpg) digital file of at least 72dpi at 5×7 inches
  • If selected, higher resolution images may be requested for press and promotion
  • Each file name must be labeled with the artist’s three initials in this order: Last, First, Middle (use “X” if no middle initial) and the corresponding number from the Image information page. For example- Arthur Clay Potter would be “pac_1.jpg”
  • Upload images to our application

For additional information or questions please contact: Mary Cloonan, Curator of Exhibitions mary.cloonan@baltimoreclayworks.org