Juried National VII – Red Lodge Clay Center

Juried National VIISep 01, 2023 - Sep 30, 2023

Curatorial Statement

Gallery Closing Reception: Friday, September 29, 2023 from 5-7 pm MT

Exhibition Posted Online: Monday, September 4, 2023 at 10 am MT


Red Lodge Clay Center’s Juried National VII extends our mission by showcasing current relevant and diverse practices in the field of ceramics and provides a spotlight on the breadth of work currently being made that utilizes clay as a featured material.  It is our hope that the Juried National will bridge emergent and established makers, and will include some of the best utilitarian, sculptural, traditional and/or experimental work being created today. Juried by Steven Y. Lee.


  • Submission Dates: February 1-May 1, 2023. Apply online at SlideRoom
  • Submission Deadline: end of the day May 1, 2023
  • Notification date: no later than June 15, 2023
  • Work Arrives to Red Lodge: any time between July 17-Aug 8, 2023
  • Exhibition Dates: September 1-30, 2023
  • Gallery Closing Reception: Friday, September 29, 2023, 5-7 PM
  • Exhibition ONLINE September 4, 2023, 10 AM Mountain Time
  • ELIGIBILITY Open to all ceramic artists, 18 years and older, currently living and working in the USA (return of unsold work to USA addresses only)
  • All Artwork submissions must be under 18 inches in any direction and less than 50 pounds. Artwork must be created with at least 50% clay. Work must have been created within the last two years. Work must be for sale
  • Red Lodge reserves the right to refuse any work deemed excessively fragile or unresolved regarding installation stability, dangerously sharp, cracked, or otherwise not in saleable gallery quality. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.


announced at the closing reception, Friday, September 29, 2023, 5-7pm

  • Juror’s Choice Award: $1000
  • Director’s Choice Award: $500
  • Gallery Curator’s Choice Award: $300


2023 Juror: Steven Young Lee

Steven Young Lee has been the resident artist director of the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Helena, Montana since 2006. In 2004-05, he lectured and taught at numerous universities throughout China as part of a one-year cultural and educational exchange in Jingdezhen, Shanghai and Beijing. In 2005-6 he was a visiting professor at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver, B.C.

Steve has lectured extensively in North America and Asia. In March 2013 he participated on a panel, “Americans in the Porcelain City,” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. In 2013, he was one of several international artists invited to participate in “New Blue and White,” an exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston that featured contemporary artists working in the blue-and-white tradition of ceramic production. In the Fall of 2016 his work will be featured as part of the Renwick Invitational at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C.

He is represented by the Duane Reed Gallery, Ferrin Contemporary and The Archie Bray Foundation Gallery. His work has been collected by the Smithsonian Museum, the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, the Four Seasons Hotel in Seoul, Korea, as well as many private collections. Steve received his BFA and MFA in Ceramics from Alfred University. Originally from Chicago, he lives in Helena with his wife, Lisa and their son and daughter.


Apply online at SlideRoom
applications accepted February 1-May 1, 2022

Questions? email Jill Oberman, Curator & Exhibitions Coordinator
(406) 446-3993