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The 2017 Zanesville Prize

                                for Contemporary Ceramics

                                 Welcome to “The Clay City”

        T  he third Zanesville Prize will be announced on Saturday, October 7, 2017. It is

           America’s largest best of show prize in Contemporary Ceramics. The first $20,000

        Prize was awarded to Christine Golden in 2014, and Colby Parsons claimed the sec-
        ond Zanesville Prize in 2015.

        More than 1,100 entries from six continents were submitted to the three jurors – Mary
        Jo Bole, Tony Marsh, and Leslie Ferrin. From these, the jurors selected 75 pieces as
        finalists. The 75 pieces arrived in September at Seilers’ Studio and Gallery, where
        curator Michael Seiler and a crew of volunteers set the show as it will be at the
        opening. The 2017 show newly features four first prizes in the following four
        categories: functional, vessel, sculptural, and mixed media. One of the first prize
        winners will receive the $20,000 best of show. The other three receive $2,000 each.
        Honorable mention awards of $1,000 are also awarded in each of the four

        categories. A People’s Choice award of $1,000 will be announced at the closing of
        the show on Saturday, November 18.

        The public may view all the finalists every day from 1:00 to 5:00p.m. from Sunday,
        October 8, through Saturday, November 18, at Seilers’ Studio and Gallery. The
        award-winning works will then travel to the Zanesville Museum of Art where they may
        be seen from November 22 to January 13, 2018.

        The Zanesville Prize would not be possible without the support of the Ohio Arts Council,

        the Muskingum County Community Foundation, volunteer director Tami Swope and
        her volunteers, and Curator Michael Seiler.

        Enjoy the show and celebrate the artistry of many of the world’s leading ceramists.

        Thank you for your visit to the community of Zanesville.


        David P. Mitzel
        The Zanesville Prize

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