Ceramic Artist Friendship Association, Inc. ("CaFa") is proud to announce the 17th Tokyo-New York Ceramic Competition for the year 2017. CaFa was organized in 1997 to further the cultural ties between the sister cities of New York and Tokyo by encouraging and honoring the creativity of their clay artists. All ceramists from New York and Tokyo are invited to enter the competition.
Eminent judges including Toshio Ohi, the 10th Generation Ohi Potter; Ron Labaco, Marcia Docter Curator of Museum of Arts & Design; Shinichi Doi, former conservator, The Metropolitan Museum; Cora Rosevear, Associate Curator, Museum of Modern Art; Professor Miyeko Murase, Takeo and Itsuko Atsumi Professor Emerita, Columbia University and former Special Consultant for Japanese Art at The Metropolitan Museum will select winning pieces from 100 of the finest works, 50 from New York and 50 from Tokyo. An exhibition of the selected pieces will be presented at The Nippon Gallery at The Nippon Club from September 26 to October 2, 2017. The reception and award presentation ceremony will be announced. Prizes will be awarded for outstanding works. Each entry will be judged for its aesthetics, creativity, originality, and technical skill. First Place Grand Prize winner will receive a round trip ticket from New York to Tokyo contributed by All Nippon Airways.
We look forward to seeing you and your artwork that will bring New York and Tokyo's sister city affiliation even closer.