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The 19 th Annual Tokyo-New York Friendship Ceramic Competition

March 25, 2023

The Nippon Gallery (located on the 7 th floor at The Nippon Club) will host an exhibition of The 19 th Annual Tokyo – New York Friendship Ceramic Competition, presented by The Ceramic Artist Friendship Association, Inc. (“CaFa”) CaFa was organized in 1996 to further the cultural ties between the sister cities of New York and Tokyo by encouraging and honoring the creativity of their clay artists. All ceramists from New York and Tokyo are invited to enter the competition.

Eminent judges, including Ohi Chozaemon (Toshio), the 11th Generation Ohi Potter; Shinichi Doi,former conservator, The Metropolitan Museum; Cora Rosevear, former 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. An exhibition of the selected pieces will be presented at The Nippon Gallery at The Nippon Club from April 13 to April 19 th , 2023. The reception and award presentation ceremony will be on Friday, April 14, from 5 pm to 7 pm at the Nippon Gallery. Prizes will be awarded for outstanding works. Each entry will be judged for its aesthetics, creativity, originality, and technical skill. The Grand Prize winner will receive a round-trip ticket from New York to Tokyo, contributed by All Nippon Airways, and a cash award from Gallery Saika.

Photo Caption: 2019 CAFA competition
Grand Prize of the 18th Competition: Noriko Kuresumi (NY)”Sea of memory”、People’s Award:
Mark La Riviere (NY) ”Head of a King.”

Presented by: Ceramic Artist Friendship Association, Inc.
Sponsored by: Tokyo Metropolitan Government, All Nippon Airways, Consulate General of Japan
in New York, J.C.C. Fund of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York,
Japanese American Association of New York, CLAIR NY, Gallery Saika, and NY Togei Kyoshitsu

PeriodApril 13 – April 19, 2023
Hours10:00 am – 6:00 pm (Monday - Friday) 10:00 am – 5:00 pm (Saturday)
LocationThe Nippon Gallery at The Nippon Club
145 West 57th street, New York, NY 10019
AdmissionFree admission
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