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Deadline Extended

The submission deadline for the 2019 International Polymer Clay Awards has been extended to January 31, 2019.

Jurors for the 2018 International Polymer Clay Awards

The International Polymer Clay Association is honored to introduce you to our jurors for the 2018 International Polymer Clay Awards: Lena Vigna, John McKinnon and Georg Dinkel! 

Lena Vigna is currently Curator of Exhibitions at the Racine Art Museum, where she oversees the production and implementation of 10-15 exhibitions per year, Lena Vigna has a particular interest in the contemporary fields of adornment, sculpture, fiber, and installation. She has curated numerous solo and group exhibitions and written several essays that explore issues relevant to contemporary art and society.

John McKinnon is Executive Director of the Elmhurst Art Museum. He has over ten years of curatorial and administrative experience at major art institutions. He has introduced a number of new initiatives and projects at EAM including restorations and site­-specific exhibitions in Mies van der Rohe’s McCormick House. Previously he was the Program Director for the Society for Contemporary Art at the Art Institute of Chicago. From 2007 to 2010, McKinnon was the Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Milwaukee Art Museum. He has independently curated exhibitions at a variety of non­profit spaces and written for publications such as Artforum, Art Papers, X­TRA, and Flash Art.

Georg Dinkel is a polymer clay artist and professional photographer living in Franconia, Germany. He is known for his unique PMC work including big shrines for digital devices and medieval inspired sculptures. 

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2018 International Polymer Clay Awards

IPCAwardsIt is with great excitement that we launch the 2018 IPCA Awards Call for Entry. This year’s theme is “themeless”. Yes, that’s right there is no theme.

The jurors fors this years competition are Georg Dinkel, John McKinnon and Lena Vigna.

A catalog of all submissions will be published following the voting. We look forward to seeing the works of art that you choose to share with us.

Dates: Note Deadline Extended!!!!

•September 10, 2018 through January 31, 2019 Submissions of Entries Accepted.

•February 14-28, 2019 jurors evaluate work, elect category winners and best of show

•Feb 4-22, 2017 Online Voting by IPCA members for “members’ favorite”


Open to all members of the polymer community. If you are not a member, and wish to become one visit this link to join in advance.

•IPCA member or student: $15 for the first entry - $10 each for an additional entry – maximum 3 entries total

•Non members: $25 for the first entry - $10 each for an additional entry – maximum 3 entries total


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