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Call for Entries

Apply now for the National Juried Exhibition: Convergence

Submissions due: June 25, 2023

Title of show: Convergence
Artists are invited to submit functional or sculptural work relating to the theme Convergence
Juried by: Nicole McLaughlin
Exhibition Location: Mudflat Studio, Somerville MA

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  • Artists over 18 residing in the US or Canada

  • Work(s) must be completed within the last 3 years

  • Only original works will be accepted. Accepted works must be the same as the work that is sent. No substitutions will be accepted. 

  • Artwork must be under 25 inches in any direction and must weigh less than 50 lbs. 

  • Work must be created using at least 50% clay

  • Work must be ready to be installed upon delivery if accepted



  • Artists may submit up to 3 entries with 2 images per entry.


Fees: No entry fee to apply


Entry Procedures: 

  • Fill out the application form,

  • Each image should be at least 200 dpi and a minimum of 1200px on the small dimension

  • Images should be sent as JPEGs or PNGs 

  • Please label each piece with lastname_first inital_entry# (example: 1 entry with a detail shot would be Smith_J_1a.jpeg : Smith_J_1b.jpeg)


Photography: Participating artists must allow Mudflat studio and gallery visitors to photograph work that is on display for promotional and educational purposes. Images of accepted works will be used by Mudflat for promotional purposes (website publications, social media sharing, printed publications).


Sales: All works must be for sale. Mudflat will use digital images of selected works to sell artwork online as well as on the premises. A 30% commission will be retained by Mudflat. Payment for sold artwork(s) will be mailed no later than 2 weeks after the show closing. 


Shipping: Artists are responsible for shipping or delivery of accepted work(s) to Mudflat and are responsible for ensuring that the work(s) is packed in a safe manner to travel to and from Mudflat. Mudflat is not responsible for pieces broken in transit. Mudflat will pay for return shipping if the work(s) is unsold. Work should be shipped to Mudflat Studio, ℅ Kate Kuligowski, 81 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02145. Any work that is dropped off must be picked up. 



  • Submission deadline: Jun 25, 2023

  • Notification date: Jul 21, 2023

  • Work arrival: August 28- Sep 1, 2023

  • Opening reception: Sep 28, 2023

  • Closing date: Oct 19, 2023

About the Juror

Nicole McLaughlin

Nicole McLaughlin was born and raised in Massachusetts but spent much of her early childhood in Mexico. As a first generation Mexican-American, she is heavily influenced by her multicultural upbringing and her childhood memories of visiting her mother’s home town of Cuernavaca, Mexico. Nicole received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Kansas City Art Institute in Kansas City, MO. She has exhibited nationally, internationally and has work in several private collections. Nicole is currently the Artist in Residence at Mudflat Studios in Somerville, MA. Nicole continues to draw inspiration from Mexican ceramics, textiles, and cultural traditions in hopes of showing how her life has been shaped by a collision of two cultures.

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