call for entry: 10th Anniversary Cup Show!

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

Help Save Inspirations Studios

 

From their funding page: “We are heartbroken to share that Inspirations Studio is facing imminent closure.  For 23 years, the ceramics-based program has supported hundreds of low-income women who have been impacted by poverty, homelessness, addiction, trauma, and mental health issues.

You can learn more about the program here.
As we look for stable funding and a new partner, we are asking for public donations to keep the program alive.  Our target of 60K will sustain the program through 2018, in conjunction with funds we are anticipating from the City of Toronto and those received already from an anonymous donor.  Together this support will secure studio rent, bills, materials, and skeleton staff so the current members can sustain their essential income, continue to access a safe space to be creative, and maintain a sense of meaning and purpose.  As one member told us, “Inspirations saved my life.”
Although we aim to reach our target and sustain the Studio for one year while we find long-term funds, any amount raised will help extend the program beyond 2017 and support the participants.  Any and all donations represent a success and will benefit the women. “
Visit the organizations website here: https://inspirationsstudio.org/inspirations-studio/
Article about the Studio in the Star.