call for entry: Growlerfest 2018

Entry Deadline: 1/22/18
Entry Fee (Growler Fest): $30.00Call Summary

GrowlerFest at the Brew House Association Beer growlers, jugs, and other containers used for storing or serving beer.

GrowlerFest connects artists to the craft beer movement by showcasing the ties between local food, craft beer, and ceramics. It’s goal is to create a “cross current” link between the craft brewery movement and the vitality of handmade pottery.

Beer growlers, jugs, and other containers used for storing or serving beer. All work must be for sale.

Project Description

GrowlerFest connects artists to the craft beer movement by showcasing the ties between local food, craft beer, and ceramics. It’s goal is to create a “cross current” link between the craft brewery movement and the vitality of handmade pottery. Through the intersection of collaboration and individual aesthetic, we hope to spark investment in handmade objects among a group of people who share a common interest. The enjoyment of food and drink can be greatly enriched by the experience of using the beautiful work artists so thoughtfully produce.

The exhibition will be comprised of two components, one being juried growlers from artists who answer an open call for entry, and another being growlers made by an invited list of artists. We will pair these two components in order to create a multi-faceted exhibition which fosters a particular aesthetic while sparking interest in the growler as a form. Events will feature beer tastings and local food sampling and will be free and open to the public during the NCECA Conference in Pittsburgh, PA March 13-17, 2018. The public is invited to an exhibition and social gatherings centering on the beer growler.

Criteria/Application Requirements

1.   Must be a growler or vessel pertaining to beer
2.   Submit up to 5 images/3 different pieces
3.   Applicant cost for entry – $30
4.   Full Name
5.   Email address
6.   Phone Number
7.   Full Address
8.   Title of work
9.   Dimensions – (HxWxD)
10. Description – method, materials, techniques
11. Date
12. Retail Price

Art Location Description

GrowlerFest is partnering with the Brew House Association (BHA), which provides a wide range collaborative spaces, programs, and people in order to encourage the pursuit of artistic excellence. The BHA has emerged as a place where code writers mix with sculptors, artists evolve into entrepreneurs, and citizens from Pittsburgh’s South Side, Hilltop, and Mon Valley come to be creative. A former brewery located near Pittsburgh’s cultural district, it presents the perfect location for an exhibition centering on its historical purpose and contemporary identity.

Site or Art Location Plans

The Brewhouse Association

711 South 21st Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Artist Eligibility

Open to all US & international artists


Deadline to submit applications is January 22, 2018.

Selection Process

Juried by Alexandra Jelleberg & Bradley Klem

Jurying is based on images of individual pieces

Project Timeline

January 22 – Deadline for application
January 24-31 – Jurying process
February 2 – Notification of Acceptance
February 9-23 – Window of shipping work to the gallery
March 2-29 – Exhibition Dates
March 31-April 7 – Return shipping of unsold work

Sources for Additional Information

Project Art

Resources for Questions

Founders, Alexandra Jelleberg & Bradley Klem &

call for entry: 6th Central Time Ceramics Juried Exhibition

This exhibition is open to all ceramic artists over the age of 18 who currently reside in the Central Time Zone.  Central Time Zone states include: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin;  however not all counties within these states are within the Central Time Zone.  Artists who reside in areas of Canada and Mexico that are within the Central Time Zone are also eligible.  Artwork submitted must have been completed within the last three years.  All forms of ceramic expression are encouraged.  Entry fee of $35 for up to three entries or $50 for five entries

Juror: Gail Kendall

Awards: 1st Place – $1,000, 2nd Place – $500.00, 3rd Place – $250.00

To enter and for more information, please visit:

call for entry: Tiny Acts Topple Empires

DEC 15th Deadline
The Woskob Family Gallery is delighted to announce an open call for the upcoming exhibition Tiny Acts Topple Empires. The exhibition will be curated by guest curator Heather Darcy Bhandari.
Bhandari invites artists to consider the manifold expressions of rebellion, and how they might be manifested in contemporary art. The exhibition takes its title from a quote in a 2004 essay by Danusha Goska, in which she writes, “when we study the biographies of our heroes, we learn that they spent years in preparation, doing tiny, decent things before one historical moment propelled them to center stage and used them to tilt empires.” The curator will consider work that engages with all types of rebellion: formal, material, political, and otherwise. Artworks engaging with notions of rupture, disruption, and change are sought. The works selected will be on display at the Woskob Family Gallery in downtown State College, PA from March 29 – June 2, 2018.
Heather Darcy Bhandari is a New York City-based curator, writer, and arts advocate. Her book Art/Work, written with Jonathan Melber, will be published in its second edition by Free Press this month. Bhandari was a Director at Mixed Greens gallery in New York City from 2000 to 2016 before becoming Director of Exhibitions at Smack Mellon in Brooklyn, New York. Bhandari is currently developing independent curatorial projects, teaches at Brown University, and serves on the board of directors of visual art at Omi International Art Center.
  • Any practicing artist creating work in the United States, with the exception of those currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree-granting program, is eligible to submit. The gallery is best-suited to displaying two-dimensional work, but can consider smaller and/or wall-mounted sculptural work and video. There are no size restrictions, but please note that wall height from ceiling to baseboard is 100”.
  • There is a $20 submission fee. All fees go directly into offsetting administrative and programming costs for this new, not-for-profit space.
  • Artists are responsible for shipping costs to and from the gallery. All work will be insured under the gallery’s comprehensive policy while on gallery premises.
  • Artwork submitted must be ready to hang, with clear instructions and hanging hardware, if necessary. Unframed drawings are acceptable if they can be hung with artist’s tape or other archival means.
  • Artists may submit up to 3 images for consideration alongside their CV and artist’s statement. Please title your file names: “Last Name_Artwork Title.”

Apply here.

call for entry: By Hand

December 1, 2017 entry deadline

(January 19–March 3, 2018) open to all artists and artists working in pottery. Original work, no previous works, size limited to doorway, and must be for sale. By Hand is an international biennial fine craft competition. Handcrafted items include everything from furniture, elegant vases and jewelry boxes to wall hangings, pottery and sculpture made by hand from glass, clay, wood, metal and fiber.

Work selected by December 19th.

Fee: 40 for three entries.

Juror: Brigitte Martin. Contact Blue Line Arts, 405 Vernon St. #100, Roseville, California;; 916-783-4117.