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IPCA Exhibitions and Awards

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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2017 International Polymer Clay Awards Results

View the Galleries of all participants by clicking this link.

Congratulations to all the winners and participants.

Best In Show

 1922 AA MM 2a 1922 AA NSHA 1a 

Best in Show       Juror’s Choice >> TIE

Georg Dinkel       Day of Judgement

Best in Show       Juror’s and Member’s Choice >> TIE

Georg Dinkel       The Rat Ship

Overall                    Best in Show       Member’s Choice

Georg Dinkel       The Rat Ship

2017 IPCA Awards – Emerging Artists

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2017 International Polymer Clay Awards Gallery

IPCAwardsIt is with great excitement that we launch the 2017 IPCA Awards Gallery

This year’s theme was “To Boldly Go.”  There were 28 competitors from 11 countries. The juror and members' choice winners will be announced on August 16 at the Synergy4 closing banquet. The winners will be posted here shortly thereafter.

Click here to view the galleries.

Congratulations to all these bold artists:

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IPCA Announcing the 2015 International Polymer Clay Award Winners

Grand Prize Winner

Wendy Jorre de St Jorre

Grace

 WendyJorredestjorre 002 - final
 

Members' Choice Grand Prize Winner

Georg Dinkel

TV Schrein – TV Shrine

 2015 G Dinkel 1a  2015 G Dinkel 1b 

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