The Zanesville Museum of Art will be hosting the 2017 winners of the Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics from Wednesday, November 22, 2017 through January 13, 2018.

Appalachian Hills of Ohio Territory, The Muskingum County Community Foundation, Seilers’ Studio & Gallery and the Artist Colony of Zanesville, with support from the Ohio Arts Council, Mayco, and the Pioneer School of Zanesville Clay Center, present the Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics, the largest best of show prize in ceramics in the Western Hemisphere. The 2017 Zanesville Prize Best-of-Show award of $20,000 and an additional $11,000 in prizes were awarded to successful competitors. This event is the third of a competition for the Zanesville Prize that is now held every two years.

This year, there were four categories of entries – each received a Best Of award – except for the Zanesville Prize winner, which was selected from the four category winners:

  • Functional
  • Mixed Media
  • Sculptural
  • Vessel

From left to right:

Best of Show: Tip Toland, Fool, 2017, ceramic. Image courtesy of the artist.

Functional First Place: Gwendolyn Yoppolo, Iced Infusion Pitcher, ceramic. Image courtesy of the artist.

Mixed Media First Place: Mixed Media – Marisa Hricovsky, Untitled, ceramic and woven pipe cleaners. Image courtesy of the artist.

Sculptural First Place: Peter Christian Johnson, Little Gidding, ceramic. Image courtesy of the artist.

Vessel First Place: Jessica Brandl, Humunculus, ceramic. Image courtesy of the artist.