The Cup, The Mug 2020

Exhibition Dates:

November 7, 2020 -
December 4, 2020


Christina Erives and Masa Sasaki


Best in Show: $500
Juror's Choice (2): $150 each
Honorable Mention (4): $50 each

Submission Details:

Entry Fee: $30 (1–3 submissions), $35 (4–6 submissions)
Submission Deadline: September 19, 2020
Notifications to Artists: September 30, 2020
Accepted artwork due: October 23, 2020

A national juried exhibition of drinking vessels

Our fifth annual national juried exhibition of drinking vessels is open to all U.S. artists working in ceramics, glass, wood, or metal. Submissions must be cups, mugs, or other drinking vessels. All work submitted must be for sale. Artists must be 18 years and older to apply. This exhibition will be in the second floor gallery at Main Street Arts and online. (Pictured above, The Cup, The Mug 2019)

About the Juror(s):

Photo of juror Christina Erives

Christina Erives was born in Los Angeles, California.  She received her BA and MA from California State University of Northridge and her MFA from Pennsylvania State University. She has worked as a Resident Artist and Instructor at New Mexico State University, Belger Craneyard Studios in Kansas City, Missouri, Rasquache in Puebla, Mexico, the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana, and the University of Montana.

Ceramics as a material has permanence , it is one of the ways we were able to learn about ancient cultures. There is so much beauty in these traditions and Christina Erives’ aim has been to make a mark of her time that will be preserved in the history of ceramic objects.

Photo of juror Masa Sasaki
Masa Sasaki received his BFA at Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY. He is an accomplished pianist, award-winning painter and uniquely stylistic potter. Since moving from his native Japan in the late 1980’s, he has impressed teachers, patrons, and his fellow artists with his unique sense of precision and artistic vision.
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