18th Annual "It's Only Clay" National Competition and Exhibit
Placement and Harlow Award Winners
Additional purchases were made for the Harlow Collection that included two items made by the Juror, Brad Bachmeier.
The 18th Annual “It’s Only Clay” event is a partnership between the Watermark Art Center and Bemidji State University Department of Technology Art and Design. Along with the juried exhibit, IOC 2023 features presentations, a workshop and select works on display by Guest Artist and 2023 Juror, Brad Bachmeier.
The juried ceramics competition focuses on and is dedicated to functional clay vessels. Each submission for IOC is judged in four areas: function, form/aesthetic, craftsmanship, and surface design.
Prize money is awarded for first, second and third places. Additional purchase awards are made for work to be added to the Margaret H. Harlow Collection at BSU.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota, through a grant from the Region 2 Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and additionally in part, by a grant from the Bemidji Area Arts Endowment, a component fund of the Northwest Minnesota Foundation.