Open Call for DAI Ceramic Renters
Steffl Gallery
January - March 2021

Throughout the pandemic artist have continued to create new work, pushing beyond the current barriers of isolation and unrest, finding solace despite feeling thrown from normalcy. To celebrate ceramicists resiliency, tenacity, creativity and skill, the Duluth Art Institute is excited and proud to present a selection of work created by the LPB Ceramic Renters. The Winter 2021 exhibition is projected to be on view January – March in the John Steffl Gallery. 

Current renters are invited to apply  September 14 - December 3, 2020. Renters may submit up to three pieces of work created during their span of being a renter at the DAI LPB Ceramic Studio. Work can include a variety of techniques, surfaces and sizes and is not limited to work created or fired onsite. Required application materials include an artist statement and up to six images of three pieces (up to two images per piece). 

Work will be reviewed by juror Linda Christianson, with three pieces receiving recognition and a $100 award. Juror's selections will be announced mid December. Work must be delivered to the St. Louis County Historical Depot in January, dates TBD.  

Linda Christianson is an independent studio potter who lives and works in rural Minnesota. She studied at Hamline University (St Paul, Minnesota), and the Banff Centre School of Fine Arts (Banff, Alberta, Canada). She exhibits nationally and internationally, including one person exhibits in London and St. Louis. Her pieces are in numerous public and private collections, including the American Museum of Ceramic Art and the Glenboe Museum. An itinerate educator, Linda has taught at colleges and universities, including Carleton College, the Hartford Art School, and the University of Georgia – Athens. She received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the McKnight Foundation, and the Minnesota State Arts Board. Her recent writing appeared in Studio Potter and The Log Book. One of her goals is to make a better cup each day.

You can read more about Linda and see her work here:

Please understand that a limited number of covered vitrines are available. It is likely that most work will be displayed on pedestals or shelving without covers. Museum Wax will be used on each piece to secure it to the display surface; however applicants are encouraged to submit work that will be stable when on exhibit. Work may be refused during installation if deemed too unstable.  

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Duluth Art Institute