call for entry: “The Art of the Drink” Drinking and Beverage Storage Container Exhibit

Media: Ceramic, glass, metal, wood, mixed media
Entry Fee: $25 for 3 images
Butler Art Center is hosting an exhibit honoring the drinking vessel and the containers used to store all things spirited. This exhibit is paired with a beer label design show and the closing reception will host a beer tasting by Butler Brew Works, Cellar Brew Works and Reclamation Brewery.

Media:
Drinking and storage vessels (cups, mugs, yunomis, tankards, tumblers, goblets, tea bowls, growlers, flasks, jugs, etc.) must be made from all food safe materials. All exhibited work must be for sale. Pieces must be available for the duration of the exhibition.

Specifications:
The application is open to all artists 18 years and older. An artist may submit 1-3 original works, which have been completed in the last two years. Works not gallery-ready or not exhibiting good craftsmanship, may be omitted from the exhibit. Accepted works that differ significantly from the entry images will be disqualified from the exhibition.

Juror: Didem Mert

Didem Mert was born and raised in Cincinnati, OH. She received her BFA in Ceramics from Northern Kentucky University in 2014. Mert has exhibited nationally in places such as Companion Gallery, Charlie Cummings Gallery, AKAR, The Erie Art Museum and over forty other venues. Her work was published in Ceramics Monthly’s 2014 Undergraduate Showcase. She was featured on the cover of Pottery Making Illustrated’s January/February 2016 issue. Mert was also featured on Architectural Digest’s 10 Ceramic Artists Giving Pottery A Modern Update. Didem is currently attending Edinboro University’s MFA program.

Awards:
All accepted entries will be eligible for “Best in Show,” “People’s Choice” and sponsor purchase awards. Artists need not be present to win. The winners will receive monetary rewards totaling up to $250. “Best in Show” will be determined through the jurors and announced during the closing night festivities. The voting for the “People’s Choice” will continue through the duration of the exhibition and be announced at the end of the show.

Closing Reception:
Exhibition opens October 11, 2017. A closing reception/beer tasting event will be held November 3, 7-9. All artists are invited to participate in the festivities.

Submission deadline : August 25, 2017
Submission payment must be made here (insert link to payment here) After registration is compete, email the following information to exhibitions@butlerartcenter.org

Download the entry form here.

grant for artist parents: Sustainable Arts Foundation

The Sustainable Arts Foundation is offering awards of up to
US$6000 to writers and artists with children. The money can be used for
costs such as child care, workspaces, new equipment, research and
travel.

The Sustainable Arts Foundation was founded in 2010 with the aim of
encouraging parents to continue pursuing their creative passion, and to
rekindle it in those who may have let it slide.

There are two funding rounds each year and typically a total of ten
grants are made in each round: five Sustainable Arts Foundation Awards
valued at $6000 each and five Sustainable Arts Foundation Promise Awards
valued at $2000.

To be eligible to apply for a grant you must have at least one child
under the age of 18.  Applicants can be based anywhere in the world and
there are no citizenship restrictions.

Writers may apply in one of the following categories:

  • Fiction
  • Creative Nonfiction
  • Poetry
  • Long Form Journalism
  • Playwriting
  • Picture Books
  • Early and Middle Grade Fiction
  • Young Adult Fiction
  • Graphic Novel

Visual artists are also eligible able to apply.

Applicants are advised that for the upcoming funding round the
organisers are committed to offering half of its awards to applicants of
colour. Further information about this initiative is available on the
Foundation’s website.

Applications for the Fall 2016 round close on Friday 2 September. For further information visit the Sustainable Arts Foundation website.