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.