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Gulf Coast State College
Sixth Annual Cup Show: Form and Function

Sixth Annual Cup Show: Form and Function

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.

Ben Carter is a studio potter, educator, curator, and an avid podcaster. He received his BFA from Appalachian State University, and MFA for the University of Florida. Over the years he has been a resident artist at The Odyssey Center for Ceramic Art, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, the Archie Bray Foundation, and the Danish Ceramic Research Center at Guldagergaard. He has worked as a production potter at Black Mountain Studios, Asheville, NC, and most recently as Educational Director at Pottery Workshop Shanghai, Shanghai, China. In 2004 Ben opened Carter Pottery and has since been exhibiting widely across the US and abroad. As an educator Ben has taught at a number of institutions around the world including the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, Shanghai Institute of Visual Art, Shanghai, P.R.C. Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, Fl, and Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA. In 2012 Ben started his podcast Tales of The Red Clay Rambler Podcast, which features insightful conversations about art, studio practice, and culture with artists around the world.

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 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

Entry Fee.
There is a non-refundable entry fee of $25. Fees must be paid through Payments may be made through PayPal or by any major credit card.

Email notification will begin on September 26, 2013.

Shipment of Work
All artwork must arrive at the Amelia Center Gallery no later than October 10, 2013. All shipping and insurance fees to the exhibition will be the responsibility of the artist. Please pack cups in a well-secured package (double boxed), with any special handling/packaging instructions clearly visible. Packaging will be reused for return shipment. The Amelia Center Gallery will pay for return shipping and insurance of all unsold work. Our mailing address is Gulf Coast State College, Visual and Performing Arts, Attn: Pavel Amromin, 5230 West U.S. Hwy 98, Panama City, FL 32401-1041

Amelia Center Gallery will receive commission of 30% on all sales.

Amelia Center Gallery reserves the right to photograph works, and use submitted photo materials of accepted pieces for the purposes of documentation, education, publicity, promotion and future grant proposals.

Every precaution will be taken in handling the work. The gallery reserves the right not to exhibit work that is deemed too fragile or not suitably prepared for presentation. Amelia Center Gallery will insure all works for the duration of the show, and return shipping. Artists will be responsible for insuring work in transit to the galley. Submission of work to this exhibition shall constitute an agreement to conditions set forth in this prospectus and permission to reproduce work for the purposes of documentation, education, publicity and promotion.

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

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