Apply now for the Sixth Annual Gulf Coast State College Cup Show: Form and Function

Former participant Blair Clemo

Former participant Shawn O'Connor

Former participant Robert Lawarre

I have the great pleasure of jurying the sixth installment of Gulf Coast State College's annual cup show. If you are a cup maker, sculptor or a conceptual artist using clay I encourage you to enter this exhibition. I have copied a few of the application details below. You can click here to download the full prospectus. I am already looking forward to seeing all the great cup forms that artists will submit to the show. The deadline for applications is September 20th but don't wait, you can apply today by clicking here.

Gulf Coast State College Amelia Center Gallery is hosting a juried exhibition that explores the idea of the drinking vessel. The exhibition will focus on the function and concept of the drinking vessel; including its relation to history, politics, craft, technology, utility, and narrative. The goal is to offer a survey of the wide array of approaches to contemporary ceramics through the lens of the most intimate and accessible vessel, the cup.


The exhibition is open to both functional and sculptural work that addresses the idea of “the cup”. Please submit only original work that has been completed in the last three (3) years. Amelia Center Gallery reserves the right to reject any work that is not suitably prepared for exhibition or that differs from the original submission.

Entries and Fees

Please submit your entries online at www.onlinejuriedshows.com. Each artist may submit up to three (3) entries. All images must be of high quality saved in the JPEG format, at 72dpi. Files must be 1920 pixels on the longest side, and file size must not exceed 4 MB. The files should be titled with the artist’s first and last name and entry number (example: Steve_Smith_1.jpg). File numbers must correspond to the entry numbers on your entry form. Please do not submit any other materials (CV, resume, statement, etc.). For tips on how to shoot, resize and submit images see the Help link online at www.onlinejuriedshows.com. Entry Fee. There is a non-refundable entry fee of $25. Fees must be paid through www.onlinejuriedshows.com. Payments may be made through PayPal or by any major credit card.


Application Due September 20, 2013 
Notification Begins September 26, 2013 
Accepted Work Due October 10, 2013
Opening Reception October 18, 2013 
Show Closes November 7, 2013 
Unsold Work Shipped November 14, 2013


  1. Are there any prizes?

    1. Hello,
      Unfortunately there are no prizes for the show. Let me know if you have any other questions about the show or the application process. Have a good week.

  2. Hey Ben,
    This is Robert Lawarre, the artist behind the "Upspoken Gester" cup. Is it possible for you to correct my name on the post? Thanks so much!
    Just heard about your blog recently and look forward to following it! :D

    1. Hello Robert,
      Sorry for the mix up. Ill change that right away. Thanks for reading the blog.

    2. Thanks Ben! I look forward to reading your future posts :)