Gulf Coast State College Amelia Center Gallery is hosting a
juried exhibition that explores the idea of the drinking vessel. The exhibition
will focus on the function and concept of the drinking vessel – including its
relation to history, politics, craft, technology, utility, and narrative. The
exhibition will be a survey of the wide variety of approaches to contemporary
ceramics through the lens of the most intimate and accessible vessel – the cup.

Born in Montreal, Canada, Martina Lantin received her Bachelor of Art from Earlham College (1996) and her Master of Fine Art from NSCAD University (2009). She has completed residencies at Baltimore Clayworks and Arrowmont School of Art and Craft, and the Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts and taught workshops throughout the United States. Currently, Martina teaches at the Alberta College of Art and Design. Selected as an Emerging Artist by Ceramics Monthly her work has been recognized in numerous juried and invitational exhibitions. Martina has also published articles in both Studio Potter and Pottery Making Illustrated and was the subject of a feature article in Ceramics Monthly in February, 2014. Committed to the joys of working in earthenware, Martina creates functional ceramics through thrown and altered forms. The thin layer of white slip serves to accentuate the construction methods and to invite an exploration of the making process.
The exhibition is open to both functional and sculptural work that addresses the idea of “the cup”. Please submit only original work that has been completed in the last three (3) years. Amelia Center Gallery reserves the right to reject any work that is not suitably prepared for exhibition or that differs from the original submission.
Entries and Fees
Please submit your entries online via Smarter Entry at Each artist may submit up to three (3) images with the following specifications. Images must be saved as JPG, TIF, or PNG files not greater than 2MB. The longest side should be 1,280 pixels or greater. The files should be titled with the artist’s first and last name and entry number (example: SteveSmith1.jpg). All in one word, file names cannot have special characters. Please do not submit any other materials (CV, resume, statement, etc.). Description Please select your clay body from the drop down menu and include a detailed description of firing and decoration techniques in the Additional Notes window.
Entry Fee there is a non-refundable entry fee of $25 for up to three (3) entries. You may submit additional entries for an extra fee of $5 per image. All fees are paid online via Smarter Entry
Email notification will begin on October 26.
Shipment of Work
All artwork must arrive at the Amelia Center Gallery no later than November 10. All shipping and insurance fees to the exhibition will be the responsibility of the artist. Please pack cups in a well-secured package (double boxed), with any special handling/packaging instructions clearly visible. Packaging will be reused for return shipment. The Amelia Center Gallery will pay for return shipping and insurance of all unsold work. 
Our mailing address is
Gulf Coast State College, 
Visual and Performing Arts, 
Attn: Pavel Amromin, 
5230 West U.S. Hwy 98, 
Panama City,
FL 32401-1041
Amelia Center Gallery will receive commission of 30% on all sales.
Amelia Center Gallery reserves the right to photograph works, and use submitted photo materials of accepted pieces for the purposes of documentation, education, publicity, promotion and future grant proposals.
Every precaution will be taken in handling the work. The gallery reserves the right not to exhibit work that is deemed too fragile or not suitably prepared for presentation. Amelia Center Gallery will insure all works for the duration of the show, and return shipping. Artists will be responsible for insuring work in transit to the galley. Submission of work to this exhibition shall constitute an agreement to conditions set forth in this prospectus and permission to reproduce work for the purposes of documentation, education, publicity and promotion.
Application Due October 19 Show Opens November 20
Notification Begins October 26 Show Closes December 17
Accepted Work Due November 10 Unsold Work Shipped January 8