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Artist Submissions

The Breath & The Clay 2024 Art Exhibition

with Juror Tim Lowly

Each year as part of our annual creative arts gathering, The Breath and The Clay hosts an interactive art gallery for artists of all backgrounds and mediums. We believe that your art contains the ability to change lives, inspire generations and foster deep, spiritual encounters. See the details below and submit your works for consideration for this year’s event.


-Entry Deadline:  Friday, February 16, 2024 by 11:59 PM. 

-Notification of Juror Results:  Monday, February 26, no later than 7 p.m.

-Exhibition dates (Conference Dates):  March 22-24, 2024


-Entry Fee: $25 (Entry fee includes submission of 3 pieces)

All media are eligible, including but not limited to: painting, printmaking, photography, ceramics, drawing, fiber, installation, and sculpture. Video and sound work will require the artist to send/bring their own equipment for display. Work that includes sound will be displayed at a volume appropriate for the gallery, as decided by The Breath and The Clay staff. There are no size restrictions for this exhibition. This exhibition will be held physically and will also be represented as an online gallery at

About The Juror  

Chicago-based artist, curator, musician and teacher Tim Lowly was born in Hendersonville, North Carolina in 1958. As the son of medical missionaries (his father was a hospital administrator), he spent most of his youth in South Korea. He attended Calvin College and received a BFA degree in 1981. In 1981 he married Sherrie Rubingh. Their daughter Temma was born in 1985. She is profoundly disabled (cerebral palsy with spastic quadriplegia) and has been the central subject of Lowly?s work. 


From 1994 - 2023 Tim was affiliated with North Park University in Chicago as gallery director, professor, and artist-in-residence. Now he makes art with a few less distractions... 


Tim Lowly is represented by Koplin Del Rio Gallery, Seattle. 

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