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Drink This! The Workhouse International Ceramic Cup Show
Drink This! will showcase ceramic drinking vessels by contemporary artists around the globe. The focus of the exhibit is on the variety of ways artists explore the cup, in functional, sculptural, traditional and non-traditional forms.
Juror - Linda Arbuckle
Linda Arbuckle is a professor of Ceramics at the University of Florida, Gainesville. She is recognized as one of the preeminent makers of contemporary majolica ware, and has exhibited and lectured around the world.
Ms Arbuckle is a member of the International Academy of Ceramics, Geneva, Switzerland, and in 2011 received the Honors Award for Service to the Field by the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts. Among her many recognitions is the National Endowment for the Arts Visual Arts Fellowship.
She currently serves as an advisory Board Member for the magazines Ceramics Art and Perception and Ceramics Monthly.
In 2013, she will be a resident at The Archie Bray Foundation, and teach workshops in Burnaby, B.C., Canada, and Curaumilla, Chile.
Work shall have been completed within the last two years. Mixed media works will be permitted if clay is the primary component. Selections will be conducted from images of works. Artists may submit up to three entries with two images including one detail) of each, not to exceed six images.
Accepted art work must be available for the entire exhibition.
$25 for one entry, $30 for up to three entries.
(Fee is non-refundable – payable thru Paypal when applying)
Best of Show - $250
1st Place - $150
2nd Place - $100
Application deadline November 8, 2012
Notification date November 28, 2012
Receipt of shipped entries January 2-5, 2013
Receipt of hand-delivered entries January 4 and 5, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Exhibition January 9 through February 10, 2013
Opening Reception January 12, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Pick-up of delivered work February 10, 11, 12 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Return of shipped work Beginning February 10
Sales and Insurance
The exhibit will be open to the public seven days a week to encourage sales. The Workhouse will retain a sales commission of 30%. Art works may be listed as NFS.
The artist is responsible for insuring art work while in transit to and from the Workhouse. The Workhouse Arts Center will be responsible for insurance during the exhibit.
Shipping and Delivery
Works must be packed in reusable boxes. Provisions for return of shipped work shall be included in the form of a pre-paid return shipping label, postage, or check, payable to LAF.
Shipped works shall arrive between January 2 and 5. Hand-delivered works shall arrive on January 4 or 5, 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Attention: “Drink This!”
Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton Arts Foundation
W-16 Gallery Building, 9601 Ox Road
Lorton, Virginia 22079
Workhouse Arts Center, Building W-8
9601 Ox Road
Lorton, Virginia 22079
Signed contracts must be included with the shipment or delivery. Regretfully, work that is damaged during shipping, or which displays poor craftsmanship, will not be displayed. Nor will pieces which differ from submitted images be shown.
Accepted artists agree to allow the Lorton Arts Foundation /Workhouse Arts Center to photograph work while on display. Artists should understand that works in the exhibition may be photographed, telecast and reproduced for publicity purposes, and retained for future use. This may include publications, internet, and television.
An opening reception will occur on January 12, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Workhouse Arts Center.