The Cup, The Mug 2020

The Cup, The Mug 2020

Exhibition Dates:

November 7, 2020 -
December 4, 2020

Other Exhibition Events:


Christina Erives and Masa Sasaki

Artists Included:

Hadi Abbas (Orlando, FL)
Camilla Ascher (Baltimore, MD)
Casey Beck (St. Paul, MN)
Eve Behar (Sag Harbor, NY)
Collin Blackmore (Earlville, NY)
Sandy Blain (Tempe, AZ)
Tracy L. Burton (Chicago, IL)
Brooke Cashion (Alfred, NY)
Joey Chiarello (Honolulu, HI)
Marissa Childers (Norman, OK)
Rachel Consolazio (Apalachin, NY)
Indigo Cristol (Independence, MO)
John Cummings (Biltmore Lake, NC)
Becca Dilldine (Cookeville, TN)
Jaden Estes Carlson (Saegertown, PA)
Allee Etheridge (Carrollton, TX)
Shiloh Gastello (Portland, OR)
Amber Hamblin (El Cajon, CA)
Christine Herron (Wakefield, RI)
Zoey Murphy Houser (Newark, NY)
Carla Hughes (Harlingen, TX)
James Kelly (Denver, CO)
Michael Klapthor (Decatur, GA)
Ara Koh (Washington, DC)
Laura Konecne and Nate Ditzler (Wichita Falls, TX)
Stephanie Lenertz (Minneapolis, MN)
Jessi Maddocks (Berthoud, CO)
Esther Lee Mech (Watkinsville, GA)
Dominique Mediak-Pirigyi (Buffalo, NY)
Charlotte Middleton (Floyd, VA)
Ray Morales (Miami, FL)
Rick Nickel (Norfolk, VA)
Caitlyn O'Neal (Columbia, MO)
Lorraine Olderman (Carmel, NY)
Heather Ossandon (Philadelphia, PA)
Kym Owens (San Marcos, TX)
Brent Pafford (Eugene, OR)
Ashley Paskov (Edinboro, PA)
Carla Prinster (Tucson, AZ)
Tyler Quintin (St. Petersburg, FL)
Don Reynolds (Bridgeport, CT)
Aaron Rotchadl (Moab, UT)
Baiba Rozite (Milwaukee, WI)
Merry Skyer (Holley, NY)
Alec Smith (Grosse Pointe, MI)
Michelle Summers (Akron, OH)
Mark Tarabula (Schuylerville, NY)
Marianne E. Tolosa (Arlington, VA)
Maliya Travers-Crumb (Rochester, NY)
Molly Uravitch (Minneapolis, MN)
Mark Vander Heide (Detroit, MI)
Casey Whittier (Kansas City, MO)
Matthew A Yanchuk (Long Island City, NY)
Meghan Yarnell (Perrysburg, OH)
Levi Yastrow (Chicago, IL)

For more information:

A national juried exhibition of drinking vessels

The fifth annual The Cup, The Mug exhibition at Main Street Arts features work by 55 artists from 24 states. A national juried exhibition of drinking vessels, this year’s The Cup, The Mug exhibition was juried by Christina Erives of Helena, MT and Masa Sasaki of Atlanta, GA.

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.
Exhibition Photos
The Cup, The Mug 2020

Closed 7/28 through 8/3:

We will be closed to the public Friday, July 28 through Thursday, August 4 as we install our next exhibition, Inspired By Nature. Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, August 4 from 5 to 8pm!