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Last Chance to Purchase Online

You may still purchase works from the top 100 finalists for the the 2014 Zanesville Prize until 3 p.m. EDT today, Monday October 13th.

Artists and Purchasers

Works of art will be available for pick up between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Monday October 13. To make other arrangements, call 740-453-5192 or email

2014 Zanesville Prize Recipients

Best of Show, $20,000: Christine Golden; Flagstaff, Arizona; “Kids in the Garden 2“.

First place, $5,000: Kristen Kieffer; Baldwinvile, Massachusetts; “Grande Covered Jar“.

Second place, $3,000: Sam Chung; Tempe, Arizona; “Cloud Couple“.

Third place, $1,000: Jason Green; Alfred Station, New York; “Recovered Geometry No. 5“.

Honorable mention, $500: Marty Fielding; Gainesville, Florida; “Mixing Console“.

Honorable mention, $500: Joanna Powell; Helena, Montana; “Urn“.

2014 Zanesville Prize Finalists Gall-ry

The one hundred finalist pieces for the 2014 Zanesville Prize will be subject to presale to Zanesville Prize sponsors on the evening of September 26th. Remaining items available to be purchased will be available for sale on this website and at the exhibition after 1:00 p.m. EDT Saturday September 27th.

You will be able to purchase items today and the item will remain on display in “Sold” status until the end of the exhibition on Sunday October 12, 2014.

You may enter a shipping address and pay for shipping once the cost of shipping and insurance has been determined at the end of the show. Or you may pick up your item or items between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday October 12 or between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Monday October 13.

The Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics Exhibition will be September 27 – October 12, 2014, from 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. daily at the Seilers’ Studio & Gallery, 129 South Seventh St., Zanesville, OH 43701.


Zanesville Prize and Secondary Award Recipients will be announced on October 10th at a reception for attendees of the “From the Ground Up” Conference.


Click here to view the 2014 Zanesville Prize Finalists Gallery.

2014 Zanesville Prize Finalists Gallery





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We are no longer accepting entries for the 2014 Zanesville Prize.

Please consider attending the “From the Ground Up” Conference, October 10-12, 2014 in Zanesville, Ohio.


Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics

Total Prizes: $30,000
Best of Show: $20,000
1st Place: $5,000
2nd Place: $3,000
3rd Place: $1,000
Honorable Mention: $500 (2)

Zanesville Ohio Ceramic Arts (ZOCA) in cooperation with the Muskingum County Community Foundation (MCCF), the Potters Council, and the Artist Colony of Zanesville (ART COZ), is seeking entries in functional, sculptural, and tile ceramics.


Three jurors will jury the competition:
Sherman Hall (Editor of Ceramics Monthly) (Columbus)
Brad Schwieger (Professor of Art at Ohio University) (Athens)
Angelica Pozo (Ceramic Artist) (Cleveland)


Entrants: Open to all ceramic artists worldwide.

There will be up to 100 pieces chosen. The recommended size of work is a base of no more than 16’’ wide or deep and a height of not more than 31’’ tall. Works may be larger than the recommended size, but the artist must pay for return shipping if the larger piece does not sell. Shipping costs of international works to be returned to a destination other than an address in the United States must be paid by the artist.

No ceiling-suspended works will be accepted. Only very limited on-site assembly of multi-part works will be possible. Works must be made primarily of ceramic materials and be predominantly the work of the artist. The artwork must be no more than two years old on the date of entry.


     Opening date for submissions: January 15, 2014

     Deadline for receipt of entries: July 15, 2014

     Notification of acceptances: August 15, 2014

     Delivery of accepted works: September 15-22, 2014 (including hand delivery)

     Exhibition Dates: September 27 – October 12, 2014

A fee of $40 covers up to three (3) entries. You may submit your entries online. If you submit your entries by mail, checks or money orders are to be made out to MCCF and must be drawn on a US bank payable in US funds.

Artists of entries selected for the competition will be notified by e-mail, so be sure to include your e-mail address. If you wish to be notified by regular mail, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope.


ZOCA will insure all works for the duration of the exhibition. All entries will be for sale. ZOCA will take a 30% commission on the price of each work sold.


The artist is responsible for all shipping costs and shipping insurance. There is no loading dock at the show location so if the works are shipped by truck, they will need to be shipped on a truck that has a lift gate. Please pack ceramic work accordingly. Unsold items will be returned in same shipping container and shipped to the address on the application. ZOCA will pay the return shipping costs for all unsold items of the recommended size or smaller. The shipping costs of larger works and works shipped outside of the United States are the responsibility of the artist.

Accepted works must be delivered September 15 – 22, 2014


Format: high-resolution JPEG image, at least 300 ppi, on CD or flash drive (if submitted by mail) or uploaded through the online entry form. All submissions must be on CD or flash drive or uploaded through the online entry form; no slides, prints or submissions by email.

Begin each file name with the surname of the artist, followed by first name, and name of work (example: smith_john_bluevase.jpg).

Include the printed entry form with the CD or flash drive. Begin each file name with surname of the artist (example: smith_john_entry_form).

Limit of three entries per artist. Maximum of two views of each entry may be submitted.

For multiple views, please label them consistently. (example: smith_john_bluevase1.jpg and smith_john_bluevase2.jpg).

Include the statement on the CD or flash drive. Begin file name with surname of the artist (example: smith_john_statement).

Each entrant must additionally include a short description of the techniques used and what influenced the creation of this work on the CD or flash drive in .doc(x) or .pdf format.

If you do not follow submission requirements, your entry is subject to disqualification.

You may submit your entries online.


You may download a PDF version of the Zanesville Prize Call for Entries that includes the Entry Form and use that to submit your entries by mail.

No slides, prints or entry submissions will be accepted by email.