The Art League of Lincoln


“Small Feats of Clay 2022”

A Legacy Re-imagined Ceramic Competition 2022

Well Grounded


Show Description: The Art League of Lincoln is rekindling the FEATS OF CLAY Art Show and Competition in West Placer County, CA. The show legacy celebrates the rich history in clay competitions and was formerly held at Gladding McBean Clay Manufacturing Company in Lincoln, CA. For 2022, the Small Feats of Clay Show and Competition will be scaled-back compared to previous years in both the size of the art as well as the size of the show. In prior years, our shows have had entries from all over the United States, Canada, Europe, Mexico and Asia, and we hope to continue in that vein.

The Small Feats of Clay ceramic competition art show will be showcased at the 580 Sixth St. Lincoln California art gallery location from March 2 to March 26, 2022. We are delighted to have an outstanding clay artist selecting the pieces and awards for the 2022 show: Marsha Schindler, a California native artist, who holds an MA in Art from Cal State Long Beach. Marsha's mural work has been commissioned by Maria Shriver, the First Lady of California, and now is exhibited at the Women’s History Museum of Sacramento. See more information and web links below.

This year's show Well Grounded is being held in conjunction with NCECA's conference 2022 'Fertile Ground' in Sacramento CA. Our show's basic theme is called ‘Well Grounded’ and celebrates the organic effect of working with clay as expressive art.

Important Dates and Information:

• There will be a maximum of 40 pieces selected from the entries to 'Small Feats of Clay 2022'.

Deadline for ALL submissions is Saturday Jan 22, 11:59pm,

• Juror selection process for the show will be completed by January 28, 2021.

• Acceptance/Rejection notices will be sent by Administrator via email by Wednesday, Jan 26-28.

• Selected works will be physically received in person on two dates and times.

Tuesday, February 22, 12-3pm,

Wednesday February 23, 4-6pm.

• All Selected works of art must be physically received no later than Saturday Feb 26, 6 pm.

• Juror will select awarded pieces on Friday February 25, 2022.

• Show opens Wednesday, March 2, 2022


• Open house daytime reception will be on Saturday, March 12, 1-3 pm

• 2022 NCECA Post Conference Event / Artist Reception 5-8pm March 19, 2021

    Special artists Q & A: 3:30-4:30 pm March 19, 2022.

Entry Instructions:

1) The Small Feats of Clay (FOC) show is open to all Ceramic Artists worldwide and is hosted by the Art League of Lincoln (ALL).

2) Show will be presented live at the 580 Sixth St. Lincoln Ca, gallery location.

3) Artists may submit up to three (3) entries that are original pieces and are made up of at least 70% clay as the primary medium. Up to Three (3) Images (views - front, back, top) per Art ENTRY may be submitted.

4) MAXIMUM ENTRY SIZE/WEIGHT LIMIT: Works must not exceed 20 inches high, 20 inches in width or depth and not weigh more than 40 pounds. NO EXCEPTIONS.

5) Accepted work which differs significantly from work represented upon entry will be disqualified.

6) Submission of all works will be done via online application and entry form. All images must be clearly labeled with a title. YOUR NAME MUST NOT APPEAR ANYWHERE ON THE IMAGE OR IN THE FILE NAME ITSELF. All images must be submitted as .jpg files. Save all images at 300 dpi.

7) All works submitted must have been created after January 2018. All works must not have been previously shown or displayed in any former Feats of Clay.

8) Works entered and selected must be properly prepared and presented 'ready' and 'safe' for display viewing. All images are/will be viewed in an anonymous manner by our juror.

9) It is expected that no accepted entry will be withdrawn or sold outside of the show prior to the

completion of the exhibition, which is March 26, 2022.

10) All accepted artwork must be available for sale during the show.

11) All artists whose work is accepted will receive shipping instructions along with an acceptance

notice. Those not accepted will be notified as such.

12) Note: Applicants are allotted a max of three (3) entries per show.


Non-refundable entry fees are as follows for member and non-member pricing:
Members: $35 for one (1), & $10 for each additional piece for up to (3) entries total.

                 Non-Members: $45 for one (1), & $15 each additional piece for up to (3) entries total.

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All work accepted must be for sale. The Art League of Lincoln is responsible for all sales and will collect California sales tax. In addition, The Art League of Lincoln will retain 40% of the selling price for its services and 60% will be paid to the artist. All commission payments will be made within 30 days of the close of the show. All prices quoted must be in US Dollars.


Terms Of Entry For Entrants:

All entries will be done using the online 'C-A-F-E' application process. Payment is in US Dollars only and is payable through the online entry form. All paymentsare non-refundable once the entry is received.


All entries must be paid through Credit Card. There are no other options.

** CASH PRIZES to be AWARDED for FIRST, SECOND, THIRD Places & a Special Juror Award**\

Juror: Marsha Shindler 

Marsha Shindler, a California native artist, who holds an MA in Art from Cal State Long Beach.  Marsha's mural work has been commissioned by Maria Shriver, the First Lady of California, and now is exhibited at the Women’s History Museum of Sacramento. See more information and web links below.

See more on Marsha below

More about JUROR Marsha Schindler:

Working primarily in ceramics she creates figurative work–real and imaginary. She finds working in a series allows her to deepen a specific narrative making room for the inclusion of other concerns – cultural, ecological, and societal. It is her intention to get out of her own way and let the work evolve as naturally as possible. Mishaps and accidents occur; they are welcome and sometimes generative. Themes of migration, journey, connectivity and natural cycles recur in ever-changing forms.

In Marsha’s own words:

My background in drawing, painting, and design supports the ceramic work, affording me confidence in the exploration of three-dimensional forms. “I allow natural evolution of the ideas and forms to guide me as fluidly as possible. And as the pieces transform, they provide an ongoing discussion with unseen possibilities. - Marsha Schindler

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