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Cowee Valley Pottery Festival (Franklin, NC) – Call For Artists

Cowee Valley Pottery Festival (Franklin, NC) – Call For Artists

The Cowee Pottery School announces a call for artists for the Cowee Valley Pottery Festival. The festival will be held on May 23, 2020 in Franklin, NC, at the historic Cowee School Arts & Heritage Center. The event will include a juried pottery show and pottery sale on the green from 10 am-4 pm on Saturday.

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Deadline: 31 Jan 2020

Each artist will receive a 10×20 booth space, which provides ample storage behind tent space. In the event of rain, the sale will move indoors. Artists will need to provide their own tent and fixtures. There will be onsite security after show hours. Submit a photo example of your booth setup when submitting your application & photos of your work.

Once the jury process is complete, all artists will be notified of standing by January 15. Payment of booth fee ($125) will be due no later than February 15. Cancel with refund no later than March 15, 2020.

Arrangements will be made, to the best of their ability, to provide artists with housing during the festival. This will include private homes, camping, and hotel discounts.

Cowee Valley Pottery Festival Artist Benefits

Artists are encouraged to attend an invitation-only VIP private exhibit and sale on Friday evening, May 22. This event will include artist meet and greets and a silent auction with canapes and beverages, providing an opportunity to show and sell exceptional work.

All potters will be eligible for Customer’s Choice cash awards, including Best Booth/Display, Most Informative Potter, and Most Beautiful Work.

Commissions to the promotors of 20% on Friday night reception sales only. All other sales are commission free.

About Cowee Pottery School

Cowee Pottery School is a non-profit organization located in the historic Cowee School Arts and Heritage Center. The Cowee School is a local hub for artists and craftspeople who are working to preserve heritage arts and crafts. The pottery school offers classes and community outreach to local schools and organizations.

Cowee Pottery School is a volunteer-driven organization. All classes are taught by volunteers, some of whom are certified Master Potters. All proceeds from this event will benefit the school, allowing the school to continue to operate and provide these services to local community and host the Cowee Valley Pottery Festival.

For more information, contact contact@coweepotteryschool.org.

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By Hand – Call for Artists

By Hand is a national biennial fine craft competition and exhibition sponsored by the Creative Arts League of Sacramento, California and exhibited in the Coker Gallery at Blue Line Arts of Roseville, California.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 12 Nov 2015

$1000. first prize award, showing in the prestigious Coker Family Gallery at Blue Line Arts

Elisabeth R. Agro Curator of American Modern and Contemporary Crafts and Decorative Arts at the Philadelphia Museum of Art will be looking at your work.

Blue Line Arts has 8 amazing show a year in our beautiful 2100 sq foot gallery a year, with 1000’s of people visiting.

For more information, contact tony@bluelinearts.org.

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Orchard Arts Festival – Call for Artists

Fine artists and studio craft artist are invited to participate in the South Westminster Arts Group Orchard Arts Festival.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 10 Sept 2015

In addition to vendor booths, the festival features live public art demos and projects. The vendor booths are predominantly artist and studio craft booths. Other booths include sponsor booths and nonprofits as well as a partnership with the Westminster Farmer’s Market.

The festival set up will include the street, sculpture garden, and parks. Food trucks, beer garden, and live music will also provide a significant draw to the event.

The Orchard Arts Festival is unique in that it has a small town feel set in a big city. It is surrounded by the historic buildings and homes that made up this agricultural center in the late 1800’s. The festival derives its name from the Apple Orchards that once graced the surrounding lands. Westminster is the largest suburb of Denver, the Harris Park neighborhood in which the festival is held, was where the city originated, now it is the home of the Historic Westminster Arts District, which houses several SCFD organizations, including SWAG (South Westminster Arts Group), the festival promoter.

Celebrating it’s 6th year, the Orchard Arts Festival is a well established festival held in the Historic Westminster Arts District. This one day event draws attendees from all of the front range including Denver and surrounding cities. The festival has shown significant growth in attendance over the last 5 years and also has significant support from the City of Westminster.

SWAG was founded as a non profit organization in 2007 and is dedicated to providing community service and advocacy on behalf of the arts, artist and patrons. By creating a healthy and safe environment for members of all ages within our society we help promote and encourage creative thought, art education as well as community growth and well-being.

SWAG engages the public directly by providing art education classes, supporting an active group of artist members, producing special community fundraisers, organizing the Sculptures on 73rd Ave public art on loan project, and curating regular gallery shows.

For more information, contact info@southwestyartgroup.com.

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Tabletop Ceramics Exhibit – Call for Artists

The Art League Gallery presents a juried ceramics exhibit of functional work related to the serving, celebration, and enjoyment of food.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 8 May 2015

Juror: Trevor Dunn, assistant professor of ceramics at the University of North Florida

Open to all artists; the entry fee is $35 per artist for up to two entries ($30 per artist for Art League members).

Work must be no larger than 16” X 16” X 16”. All work must be for sale. No single work may exceed $500 in value.


  • $1,000 for Best in Show
  • Two $400 Equal Merit awards

Founded in 1954, The Art League, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable and educational nonprofit organization. The League is a multifaceted visual arts organization that meets its mission through its gallery, fine art school, art supply store, and arts-outreach programs.

For more information, contact gallery@theartleague.org.

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Crave the Cup – Call for Artists

Crave the Cup will feature cups and goblets both functional and sculptural. We are excited to explore one of the most intimate objects ceramic artists create.

Call for artists application.

Deadline: 27 Mar 2015.

From a favorite tea bowl, to a highly embellished goblet, the cup is used in private moments to grand social occasions. All work must be functional and a minimum of 75% clay. This nationally juried show running from May 1 – May 31 in the Victor F. Keen Gallery at Clay Arts Vegas.

$ 15 per vessel: 2 photo max (email preferred)

Clay Arts Vegas hosts an annual cup show, featuring the work of up to 40 artists. Las Vegas is the one of the largest travel destinations in the world, thus a great place to show your work. Many opportunities to sell.

For more information, contact 4information@clayartsvegas.com.

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