call for entry: Eighth Annual Cup Show – Form and Function

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

upcoming @ Medalta: Greg Payce and Tool



Opening Saturday, Aug 22
Opening Thursday, Sept 3. 6-8pm
Yuill Family Gallery @Medalta

Payce’s Continuum is an exciting new experience for Medalta. In
addition to his early work in our gallery, projections and other
experimental works of his will be found throughout Medalta’s historic

Artist Statement
This exhibition presents works from the first thirty-five or so years of
my practice.  It shows chronologically, how I began making ceramics as a
kid and continued on making them through my K-12 education, my post-
secondary education, and my early teaching career. Greg Payce -continuum is a prequel to the work being shown concurrently in Greg Payce -Palimpsest  at the Esplanade Gallery, which showcases the last fifteen or so years of my fifty-plus years in the medium.

fact that I was able to actually start making and developing my
ceramics at an early age is a testament to strong dedication, education
and mentoring from a range of people including my family, friends,
teachers, professors, colleagues, and community mentors.


Reception & Opening
Thursday, September 3. 6-8pm
Yuill Family Gallery @Medalta

call for artists: Tool juried by Martina Lantin



Apply today for Medalta’s International Art Exhibition

Application Deadline: June 20, 2015

Calling all artists – we’re accepting applications for our third annual international exhibition. First you mugged us (and we LOVED it), then we spooned (or should we say … ‘swooned’? Never mind, I’ll show myself out …). This year, let’s talk about your tool … wait, let us finish!

Each year we focus on a new theme and this year we’re looking at
process. You know what that means? That we’re providing the venue to
talk Shop with brilliant creative minds from around the world! We want
to hear about the process behind your beautiful work. What tools do you
use that are central to your process? Are you an improvisationalist or
are you more of a purist? Maybe you have a little something that aids in
firing … we don’t know but whatever it is, we would love to hear from

Our 2015 exhibition is titled ‘Tool’. We want to see photos of any tool
that’s central to your process and the work you make with it. It’s a
fascinating opportunity to connect to so many other artists and share
ideas through an exhibition. Time’s running out so get your application
in today!

Apply online and share your process with the world through Medalta’s International Art Exhibition!

For full details on application, an introduction to our Juror, or pretty much anything else, please visit our WEBSITE or email our Curator, Jenna Stanton at

Here’s a bit more about this year’s Juror Martina Lantin:

Medalta is excited
to welcome Martina Lantin into the Alberta Ceramics neighborhood and put her
through the paces as juror for our third annual international exhibition, TOOL.
I am honored to be the juror of Medalta’s
annual International exhibition. 
This year’s theme is “TOOL”. Medalta invites makers to submit
a photo with your favourite tool or tools and a description of how this tool is
an integral part of your process… and of course you will also show off what you
can create with these great tools of our trade so submissions will also include
up to 5 pieces of your work.” (DEADLINE JUNE 20th Online Submissions
and info @ )
This past
year Martina joined the faculty of the Alberta College of Art + Design in
Calgary.   She says of this
move: “I am excited for the opportunity to return to Canada and work within a
strong Ceramics BFA program and also be a part of the school’s growing
interdisciplinary MFA in Craft program.”
This new MFA in Craft Media, which is currently accepting
applications for their launch in September 2015, establishes ACAD as a unique
international centre of excellence for graduate studies in ceramics, glass,
fibre, metals and jewelry. The college is committed to a solid studio-based
experience for students with rigorous studio programs led by faculty who are
committed to teaching & leading by example through their individual professional
practices. Lantin is no exception. 
In her first year as the new full time permanent faculty in ceramics,
Martina has exemplified the dedication, hard work and diverse skill set that it
takes to be a professional artist both in and outside the classroom. 
With a studio space alongside students Lantin mounted the
solo exhibition ‘Iterative
Imitation’ in Calgary this spring and created work for the upcoming ‘Maverick
Pottery Invitational’ curated by Eva Lys Champagne at the Maverick Potter in
Salida, Colorado.
The May 2015
issue of Ceramics Monthly includes Lantin’s work from the ‘Maverick Pottery
Invitational’  as well as a feature
reflecting on her transition to earthenware from wood firing in the magazine’s
Spotlight’ section.  
This summer
Martina will co-lead a residency: “Create and Collaborate” at the Watershed
Center for the Ceramic Arts in Maine. 
Joshua Paul Hebbert, Lantin and other invited artists will explore
collaboration and individual work in the studio with a focus on how objects are
translated between the hands and minds of a group of makers. 
To see more
images from Martina’s exhibitions and adventures head to her website at
Image Caption:
Imitation’ included a large scale embroidered teacup model made from Tyvek,
wallpaper based on the Blue Onion pattern, and a sequence of pinched cups
reflecting the Hutschenreuther prototype. 

call for entry: Medalta International Juried Exhibition

 It’s that time of
year again, our third annual call for entry for the Medalta International Exhibition.

We are still
switching up the theme each year to keep things fresh… it started with cups…
then spoons … this year’s theme is an
ode to tools!
Last year for the SPOON
ME exhibition we were considering adding some of the scoops and spoons from
Medalta’s historic collection of great old objects from our three abandoned ceramic
factories.  We have over 7 acres of
roofed buildings on our 150 acre historic clay district site here at Medalta…
so you can imagine there’s more than a few amazing old tools. Well, we didn’t
want leave out this tool treasure trove in favour of the old spoons, so the
object for the next international exhibition theme was an easy choice.
We want a photo of you with your favorite tool or tools and a
description of how this tool is an integral part of your process… and of
course we still want to show off what you can create with these great tools of
our trade so submissions will also include up to 5 photos of your work.
Successful applicants will have their tool photograph &
description included in the exhibition alongside up to five pieces of their
This contemporary work from
around the globe featured in TOOL will be displayed alongside a collection of our
old tools that were used in the historic ceramics industry at Medalta.  The exhibition will be shared in
Medalta’s Yuill galley from September – November 30th 2015, &
online via Medalta’s Pinterest pages.  
Juror – Martina Lantin
month long residency at Medalta with accommodation!
Student entries are
eligible for 
Technical and Ceramic: Art & Perception
 digital subscription!
Purchase prizes for Medalta’s contemporary collection are
generously sponsored by Medicine Hat College.
Several of the
selected artists will be featured on the Musing
About Mud
Awards will be announced
at the opening reception.
This year it’s wide
open, and will be not only be a diverse exhibition, but a great opportunity for
our museum visitors & online community to gain insight into the processes
& tools that are a big part of our world behind the finished objects. Good
luck to everyone who enters and thank you for your support! We can’t wait to
see your submissions.
Submissions to be
completed online from April 1st to June 20th 2015. At
Entry Fee: $20
Applications Deadline: June 20th 2015.
Notification: Begins July 10th 2015.
Accepted Work Due: July 30th 2015.
Exhibition: September –November 2015
Reception: TBA
Any questions
regarding this exhibition can be directed to Medalta’s Curator
Jenna Stanton
Curator of Exhibitions & Collections

cupful: celebrating the daily ritual @ Cedar Creek Gallery

Featuring over 400 mugs and cups handcrafted by
artists from all over the United States. 
Cupful: focusing on the variety
of ways artists explore contemporary ceramics and glass through the
most familiar vessel, the cup.
Each artist is sending a limited quantity, make your selection early and take them home that day.
Blown Glass Cups by:
Bryce Dimitruk, Lisa Oakley, Kenny Pieper, Corey Silverman & Horace Marlowe and Pringle Teetor
Ceramic Cups & Mugs by:
Nicole Aquillano, Posey Bacopoulos, Chris Baskin, Susan Beiner, Luke
Chen, Bede Clarke, Mark Cole, Cheryl Constantini, Lucy Dierks, Maria
Dondero, Doug Dotson, Carole Epp, John Friemarck,
Hank Goodman, Silvie Granatelli, Hannah Graeper, John Glick, Deborah Harris, Steve Hansen,
Meredith Host, Erik Haagensen, Steve Hansen, Perry Haas, Rick Hensley,
Eric Jensen, Peter Karner, Jamie Kirkpatrick, Laura Korch, Martina
Lantin, Simon Levin, Loren Lukens, Sarah McCarthy,
Jennifer Mecca, Pat Leveque Oakley, Jeff Oestreich, Allie Ogg, Julie Olson, Lisa Orr,
Marsha Owen & Rick Moss, Bayle Owens, Pam Owens, Travis Owens,
Vernon Owens, Marilyn Palsha, Anne Partna, Trish Patisall & Keith
Norval, Ronan Peterson, Teresa Pietsch, Joseph Sand, Amy Sanders, Akira
Satake, Deb Schwartzkopf, Laurie Shaman, Gertrude Graham Smith, Jennifer
Stas, Susan Stephenson, Brad Tucker, Tim Turner, Betsy Vaden, Evelyn Ward, and more.