Off Center 2020


Since the first ceramics were created, like Venus of Dolní Věstonice, before 25,000 BCE and pottery vessels that were discovered in Jiangxi, China, which date back to 18,000 BC, people have been fascinated with clay. Northern California has a rich history of talented ceramic artists from Rob Arneson to Manuel Neri.  Blue Line Arts is excited to showcase the innovation of ceramic techniques and vision from around the world during this annual show.  Ceramic artists who want to share their vision of ceramic art are encouraged to apply. 


Jason Walker

He received a BFA from Utah State University and a MFA from Penn State University. He spent two years as a resident at The Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts. Since then, he has lectured, taught, worked and exhibited extensively nationally and internationally in places including the Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C., Haystack Mountain School for the Crafts, Penland School for the Crafts, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, The Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen, China and the International Ceramics Workshop, Kecskemet, Hungary, South Korea, Ireland, Canada and France. He has been awarded a 2009 NCECA International Residency Fellowship and a 2014 Artist Trust Fellowship from Washington State. He has work in major collections such as the Fine Art Museum of San Francisco: De Young, the Carnegie Mellon Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the Arizona State University Art Museum Ceramic Research Center, Tempe, Arizona, The Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, New York and the Portland Art Museum in Portland, Oregon. He is represented by Ferrin Contemporary in North Adams, Massechusettes and the J.Willott Gallery in Palm Desert, California. Currently, he resides in Cedar City, Utah, where he maintains his studio practice and is teaching full-time at Southern Utah University. 

Important Dates
Deadline to enter: May 31, 2020
Exhibition Dates: July 31 – September 12, 2020
Artist Notification: June 15, 2020
Shipping deadline of work to Blue Line Arts: July 12th, 2020
Hand deliver work to Blue Line Arts: July 26th or July 27th from 10 to 3pm
Opening Reception: August 15th, 2020 From 5 pm- 8:30 pm

Pick up unsold work from Blue Line Arts: September 13 & 14, from 10 am -3 pm


  • Open to artists everywhere!
  • All artwork must be original and completed within the last two years
  • Artwork cannot have been previously exhibited at Blue Line Arts
  • All 2-D works must be ready to hang
  • All artwork must be for sale
  • Accepted artwork that differs significantly from image in online submission will be disqualified
  • No accepted entry may be withdrawn or sold outside of the exhibition prior to the closing date
  • Blue Line Arts handles all sales transactions. Non-member artists receive a 50% commission from all gallery sales and members receive a 60% commission
  • Size limitations
    • Art must be able to enter through the doors with a clearance of 94”h x 91”w
    • Ceilings in the gallery are 10 feet high
    • Nothing over 60 lbs will be accepted
  • All artwork images must be renamed in the following format:
    • LastNameFirstName_ArtworkTitle

  • The artist is responsible to pay for all shipping and should have a prepaid label from FedEx or UPS (No US Mail)  for return of artwork.


There is a non-refundable entry fee for Off Center show of $35; there is a $5/image fee for every additional image upload.

Application Requirements: Applicants must apply using the form on the Blue Line Arts website, http://www.bluelinearts.org/call-to-artists. You must be 18 years or older to apply.

Questions: If you have any questions about submissions, please contact Blue Line Arts staff during open hours at (916) 783-4117 or email gallery@bluelinearts.org

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