The 16th Tokyo-New York Friendship Ceramic Competition
Tuesday, March 1 through Monday, March 7
The Nippon Gallery at The Nippon Club – 145 W. 57th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues)
Ceramic artists from Tokyo and New York are participating in the 16th Tokyo-New York Friendship Ceramic Competition, presented by the Ceramic Artist Friendship Association, Inc. The Nippon Gallery, located at The Nippon Club, is hosting an exhibition of the submissions, beginning Tuesday, March 1. The reception and award presentation will be held on Friday, March 4.
Eminent judges including Toshio Ohi, the 11th 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. Each entry will be judged for its aesthetics, creativity, originality, and technical skill.
The First Place Grand Prize winner will receive a round-trip ticket from New York to Tokyo courtesy of All Nippon Airways, one of the competition’s sponsors. Other sponsors include the Consulate General of Japan in New York, New York City Global Partners, Inc., Tokyo Metropolitan Government, J.C.C. Fund of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York, Japanese American Association of New York, Gallery Saika, and NY Togei Kyoshitsu.
Organized in 1997, the Ceramic Artist Friendship Association, Inc. (CaFa) furthers cultural ties between New York and Tokyo through the creativity of ceramists.