Apply now for a chance to show your pottery to thousands of members worldwide!
Join this members-only, online juried exhibition showcasing one of the most iconic forms in pottery: the drinking vessel. This exhibition honors everyone’s love of the handmade cup and all it’s possible variations. With your ICAN membership, you have a chance to share your work with the world!
Juror: Jessica Knapp, Editor of Ceramics Monthly magazine [Learn more about the juror!]
Dates to Know:
Submissions due September 19, 2019 11:59 PM EDT
Entrants notified of jury results by email no later than October 17, 2019
Work exhibited on ICAN Website, October 17th–December 12th, 2019
Best in Show: $250
Runner Up: $100
The Bottoms Up! contest is open to all current ICAN members. All entries must be constructed primarily of clay; be food safe; functional; weigh less than 6 pounds and be under 12 inches in height. Juried from digital only. A maximum of three entries per member. All entries must be submitted through Submittable, along with a $10 processing fee. (If you don’t have a Submittable account, it is free and easy to create!) No late entries accepted.
All Finalists will be featured on the Ceramic Arts Network website for an impressive 8-week exhibition and will have the opportunity to sell their work through the ICAN Marketplace.
Contest policies & how to submit:
1.) The Online Juried Exhibition is open to all current ICAN members that are 18 years of age or older.
2.) Members can submit up to 3 high-resolution (300 ppi) digital images that are at least 2500 pixels in the largest dimension (or at least 5×7 inches in print size).
3.) All entries must be completed through Submittable.com. All other entries will not be accepted.
4.) A $10 Submittable processing fee will be charged for all entries.
5.) Artists may submit up to 3 pieces for consideration.
6.) Artists must provide complete caption information for each image, including: title, dimensions, materials, firing temperature, and date created.
7.) All entries must be constructed primarily of clay, be food safe, functional, weigh less than 6 pounds, and be less than 12 inches tall.
8.) Artists wishing to sell their work must have a PayPal account in order for payments to be processed.
9.) All artwork that is marked for sale must be available for the full duration of the exhibition.
10.) The artwork sold must be the exact same piece entered into the contest.
11.) Purchased artwork can only be shipped to the US and Canada at this time. Members from outside of the US and Canada can still participate, but their items will not be made available for sale.
12.) If sold through ICAN and the Online Juried Exhibition, the artwork should be prepared for professional shipment by the artist. Artists are responsible for cost of preparing and shipping selected work(s) to the buyer. Artists are responsible for their own insurance for shipping should their piece be sold. Artists must provide ICAN with confirmation of shipment within 5 business days of the artwork being sold.
The cost of entering Bottoms Up! is an administrative fee of $10 USD for up to 3 images. All major credit cards and PayPal are acceptable payments.
Pricing and Sales Commission
Artists are free to set the price on their artwork. Artists will receive a commission of 70% of the selling price for their work sold during the exhibition, while ICAN will retain 30% commission.
The Selling Process
Available artwork will be listed on a first come, first served basis. Buyers will email ICAN (email@example.com) to select a piece for purchase. Once the payment is received from the Buyer by ICAN, ICAN will inform the Artist to ship the item. Once the item is received in good condition by the Buyer, ICAN will transfer the sales commission directly to the Artist. Should the purchased item be received by the Buyer broken or in an altered condition, ICAN will refund the Buyer the full purchase price unless a resolution can be brokered between the Buyer and Seller.
Find the current ICAN Online Juried Exhibition here. (Not available yet.)
Exhibition archive for the past ICAN Juried Exhibitions.
Questions for the Online Juried Exhibition.
Questions about getting started? Drop us a line to find out more!
Email Emily Arbogast, Content and Membership Coordinator, with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.