call for entry: The Cup, The Mug: A National Juried Exhibition of Drinking Vessels (USA)

Juror: Peter Pincus, ceramic artist and instructor living

and working in Rochester, NY.
A total of $1,000 in cash awards, “Best in Show”
receives $500!
In addition to the juried show, 5 artists were selected by the
juror and invited to be showcased along side the juried work.
Invited artists include: Birdie Boone, Chandra Debuse, Mike Helke,
Ted Neal, and Adam Posnak
Click here to submit  |  Deadline to submit: October 17, 2016
Main Street Arts Contemporary Art and Fine Craft
20 West Main Street
Clifton Springs, New York 14432

Ceram-A-Rama 2016 Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, 6:30 p.m.

a benefit for the ASU Art Museum Ceramics Research Center
at the ASU Art Museum Brickyard

We’re getting ready for a high-energy party!s

Ceram-A-Rama 2016 will be an unforgettable night of drinks,
appetizers, silent and live auctions and music at the ASU Art Museum
Brickyard. This year’s event honors Paul J. Smith, director emeritus of
the Museum of Art and Design in New York City, on the occasion of his
new exhibition of artist portraits at the museum. The festivities also
coincide with the 15th Annual Self-Guided Ceramic Studio Tour
organized by the CRC Artists Advisory Committee, Feb. 20–21, 2016.
While you’re here, experience the full spectrum of ceramics in the
Phoenix-metro area with a special VIP package.

Ceram-A-Rama VIP Package includes:

  • Evening tour kickoff event on Feb. 17 with Ceramic Studio Tour artists;
  • Two-day bus tour of the valley led by retired
    Ceramics Research Center curator Peter Held, Feb. 18–19 – visit
    collector’s homes, artist studios, local cultural attractions and
    private receptions (detailed information for the bus tour);
  • Reserved seats for a special lecture with Paul J. Smith;
  • Exclusive dining and shopping opportunities; and
  • VIP admission and seating at the Ceram-A-Rama party
    at the ASU Art Museum Brickyard, Feb. 20, where we’re hosting live and
    silent auctions of regionally and nationally renowned artists.

Get your tickets now!

•$500 Two – Day VIP Bus Tour Package per person
Includes: VIP Ceram-A-Rama Ticket
•$650 VIP Ceram-A-Rama table of eight
•$100 VIP Ceram-A-Rama ticket per person
Includes: Ceram-A-Rama Ticket plus
Auction preview
Reserved seating for lecture by Paul J. Smith
VIP reception with Paul J. Smith
Reserved seating at Ceram-A-Rama
Pre-paid parking at the Brickyard
•$35 Ceram-A-Rama ticket per person
•$25 Ceram-A-Rama Early Bird ticket per person (end Feb. 13)
Open bar and complementary appetizers
Live music and dancing
Silent and live auctions
Free parking in Lot 20 near ASU Art Museum (Mill &10th)

To reserve your VIP package today, or to inquire about donation of
artwork and volunteer opportunities, contact Mary-Beth Buesgen at

Art of the Pot 2014

Are you ready….The
AotP Studio Tour is this week!  As artists around the country are
finishing up their work for our tour we wanted to give you a few more
details about our busy week ahead.
Lecture & Demonstration Added-  
NCECA Emerging Artist and Art of the Pot guest Renee Brown will be in Austin to present a lecture and demonstration to Greater Austin Clay Artists (GACA).
Thursday May 8, 2014 from 7-9pm
 St Edwards Ceramics Studio.  She will recap her lecture given at this
year’s national conference, and demonstrate her soft forming process as
well as the application of her colorful marbleized engobe.  Free and
open to the public.  
VIP Collector’s Preview Tour-
We have a few tickets left for the always popular Bus Tour on Friday May 9th from 5:30-10pm.  Info and tickets here.
AotP Studio Tour- 
As always, the Studio Tour is free and open to the public on Saturday May 10th from 10am-5pm and Sunday May 11th from 1pm-5pm. AotP Host artists will be opening up their studios at 4 destinations across Austin.  Delicious food and beverage companion events are returning to each studio location throughout the weekend!  


Hosted by-
Chris Campbell, Keith Kreeger, Ryan McKerley, Melissa Mencini, Lisa Orr & Claudia Reese
Guest Artists-
Anderson, Birdie Boone, Renee Brown, Sunshine Cobb, Bruce Dehnert,
Martina Lantin, Gaye Lynn & Michael Hodgson, Lisa Naples, Peter
Pincus & Adam Posnak.
The full brochure and tour map are available for download here: 2014 AotP Brochure.