Cup: The Intimate Object XIV call for submissions

This fall Charlie Cummings Gallery will host Cup: The Intimate Object XIV, the fourteenth installment of our iconic annual cup show. This year the exhibition will once again be an invitational and juried exhibition showing five individual cups from each participant and will be online only. We are pleased to invite artists to submit cups for consideration for this exhibition celebrating the most intimate and beloved of functional ceramic objects.

To submit your cups for consideration for this exhibition, please email the following to by midnight Eastern, July 8th, 2018:

Part 1 – In the body of the email include:
1. Your full contact information including email, telephone, and website address.
2. A guide to the images you submit with title, type of clay, type of firing, forming process, dimensions, and retail price. Please identify the entries using the naming format listed above.

Part 2 – Attachments:
1. Five (5) medium resolution images of the 5 actual cups you would like to send for the exhibition. Named using the following format- LastnameFirstname_01.jpg, LastnameFirstname_02.jpg… Please note capitalization. No detail shots please.
2. Your resume or CV in PDF format.

There is no fee associated with this call for submissions.
Please read carefully. Incomplete or incorrect submissions will not be considered.

Exhibition calendar and details:
July 8 – Submission deadline
July 20 – Notifications sent
August 10 – Cups Ship-by Deadline
August 17 – Cups due at gallery
October 6-November 2Cup: The Intimate Object XIV online
December 2018 – Cups returned

Artist pays shipping and insurance for shipment to gallery and for return of unsold work.
Gallery insures cups while on the premises.
Gallery actively advertises and promotes the exhibition.
Gallery takes a 50% commission on all sales.

Send questions (not submissions) to, or call 352-514-8821.

Portfolio Submissions

Ceramic artists who would like for their work to be considered for inclusion in group exhibitions, features, and solo exhibitions may submit a portfolio including the following:

Cover Letter, CV, 15-20 images of artwork (Named using the following format- LastnameFirstname_01.jpg, LastnameFirstname_02.jpg…,) A guide to the images you submit with title, type of clay, type of firing, forming process, dimensions (H x W x D,) and retail prices, and full contact information including email, telephone, and website address to:

ORIf your website includes ALL of the information requested above, send a cover letter and the link to your website to:

Send questions (not submissions) to, or call 352-514-8821.

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.
Direct link for e submissions.

Call for Entries: The Cup

GoggleWorks Center for the Arts is proud to announce a call for entries for its second annual cup exhibition featuring functional drinking vessels from all over the country: The Cup. This juried show’s mission is to celebrate the diversity of the cup while providing the opportunity for visitors to become owners of handmade ceramics. Proceeds from the exhibition will benefit each individual artist along with helping to support Ceramics at GoggleWorks.

About the Juror / Kurt Anderson

Originally from California, Kurt currently resides in western North Carolina. His inspiration comes from a lifetime of consuming graphic imagery from such sources as comic books, cartoons, and advertising logos. He hopes that by combining his visual iconography with functional forms, he can create something unique, yet truly universal. As GoggleWorks’ Fall 2017 visiting artist, Anderson will be on hand for the opening reception of The Cup., where he will be presenting an artist talk at 5:30pm on November 3rd. Anderson will teach a 2-day workshop, Fauxk: Unique and Inventive Surfaces at GoggleWorks on November 4th & 5th.

Entry Guidelines

  • Open to all ceramic artists 18 years and older residing in the U.S.
  • All works must be primarily ceramic; mixed media works will be accepted only if ceramic materials are the primary media. The juror will make final determinations.
  • Selections will be conducted from images of works. No substitutions will be allowed.

Entry Fee

$25 for up to three entries. Artists may submit up to three entries with two images of each entry (including one detail). Submissions cannot exceed six images.

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: September 20th
  • Acceptance notifications: starting Monday, October 2nd
  • Delivery of accepted work to GoggleWorks: by Friday, October 20th
  • Exhibition on view: Monday, October 30th through Tuesday, November 21st
  • Opening reception: Friday, November 3rd
  • Return of unsold work: starting Monday, December 4th