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2017 University of Dallas Regional Juried Ceramic Competition

The University of Dallas is proud to host the 2017 University of Dallas Regional Juried Ceramic Competition. The exhibition will gather contemporary ceramic artworks, both functional and sculptural, from 45 artists of the Southwest region. These featured works have been selected by this year’s juror, internationally acclaimed ceramic artist and professor, Virginia Marsh, who is also currently an artist-in-residence at the university. The opening reception is Monday, February 13, at 6:30pm–9:00pm, with a lecture presentation by Virginia Marsh, followed by the presentation of two “Best of Show” awards. The exhibition is free and open to the public from January 18 until March 13, 2017.

The Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery will host the 2017 University of Dallas Regional Juried Ceramics Competition from Wednesday, Jan. 18, to Monday, March 13.  Marsh will also present a lecture detailing the featured works selected for the exhibit on Monday, Feb. 13, at 6:30 p.m. in the Art History Auditorium. A reception and awards presentation will follow from 7 to 9 p.m.

Now in its 10th year, the regional ceramic exhibit has become one of the premier competitions for both new and established ceramicists — 45 separate artists will be featured in this year’s exhibit, which provides visitors an overview of contemporary ceramic art from throughout the Southwest.

Before coming to the University of Dallas, Marsh taught ceramics for 20 years at the University of Louisville, served as editorial adviser to Chilton Book Company and published numerous articles and photos of her own work.

The Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery is located in the Art History Building at the corner of Gorman Drive and Haggar Circle on the University of Dallas campus at 1845 E. Northgate Drive in Irving. The gallery, which is part of the Haggerty Art Village, is open weekdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Saturday noon to 5 p.m. and Sunday12:30 to 5 p.m. For more gallery information, visit or call 972-721-5087.