call for entry: A National Juried and Invitational Cup Show

October 1, 2016 – November 20, 2016

Presented by the Shaped Clay Society at Syracuse University and Gandee Gallery in Fabius, NY.

The Shaped Clay Society is the student run clay club at Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY. It provides professional development through local, national and international experiences in the field of ceramic arts. Shaped Clay is committed to giving its members the necessary tools and experiences to successfully take their art into the communities of the world.

The Gandee Gallery specializes in handmade objects and fine art, with a particular focus on sculptural and utilitarian ceramics. The gallery exhibits regionally and nationally established artists, as well as many emerging talents. The Gandee Gallery is owned and operated by Jen Gandee, an actively exhibiting ceramic artist and educator.

We are proud to announce this years juror is David MacDonald! 
MacDonald received his degree in Art Education from Hampton University.
After receiving his MFA from University of Michigan, he joined the
faculty of the School of Art and Design at Syracuse University, where he
taught for 37 years till his retirement in 2008. He is now a Professor
Emeritus. He continues to live and work in Syracuse, NY.

Open to all residents of the United States of America.


$25 for up to 5 entries.

Cups must be made primarily of clay. The idea of cup may be interpreted freely.

Work may not exceed 12 inches in any direction.

Work may not exceed 20 pounds.

All exhibited work must be for sale.

A 50% commission will be taken on all sales.

Selected pieces must be available for the duration of the exhibition.

Substitutions for accepted work will not be allowed.

Shipping and Insurance

The artist is responsible for the shipping and insurance of the work to the gallery. Gandee Gallery will be responsible for insurance during the exhibition and return shipping of unsold works.


Gandee Gallery reserves the right to photograph all works displayed in the exhibition. These images may be used for documentation, sales, promotion and publicity.


CLAYSCAPES Pottery in Syracuse, NY along with the Shaped Clay Society will be sponsoring awards of up to $500.

Important Dates

May 26: Online application available on Slideroom

August 19: Online application closes

August 30: Notification begins via e-mail

September 15: Work due to Gandee Gallery

October 1: Show opens at Gandee Gallery and Online.

November 20: Show Closes.

Contact Information:

Jen Gandee

Gandee Gallery



Maria Spiess

Shaped Clay Society

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