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Humble Cup National Juried Exhibition
Entry Deadline: 7/12/22
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $25.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 6
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 6
Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: National
State: Texas

The Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts is proud to present Humble Cup, a national juried exhibition. One of the quintessential forms found in ceramics is the simple cup. Using this form, an artist creates a piece that has both a functional purpose along with displaying their particular artistic vision. LHUCA is assembling a juried exhibition aimed at investigating the range that is found in the simple idea of a cup, bridging the ideas of craft and fine art.  LHUCA’s objective for this exhibition is to showcase the greatest diversity of what a humble cup can be.

Juror Dexter Woods:

Dexter Woods is the Clay Studio manager at LHUCA. He is a first-generation ceramicist from Dallas, TX. Dexter received his BFA at Texas Tech University in 2014. Upon graduation, he moved to Phoenix, Arizona to further his art career that included developing a new body of work and some teaching experience. Dexter’s art career took a professional turn when he became involved with The Reitz Ranch center for the ceramic’s arts with Ted and Sheryl Davault in Clarkdale, AZ. After some time with the ranch, another opportunity presented itself in the form of a residency with the Mesa Arts Center, which concluded in May 2021.

Entry Fee: $25 for up to three entries.

Artists may submit two images per artwork per entry.

Important dates:

Entry close July 12

Juror selections announced; July 15

Opening date Aug 5

Closing date Oct 2

Opening receptions during First Friday Art Trail: Aug 5 and Sep. 2 2022 from 6-9 pm

Return shipping: Week of Oct.3 2022

Selected Work:

Artists will be responsible for shipping their work and associated costs.

Work must be shipped with prepaid return shipping to:

LHUCA, 511 Ave K, Lubbock, Texas 79401

If you have any questions, please contact: 

Christian Conrad,, 

(806) 762-8606 

Cash Prizes: 

1st place: $300

2nd place: $200

3rd place: $100

2 Honorable Mention: $50 each


About LHUCA: 

Founded in 1997, LHUCA, the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, is a nationally recognized private, 501(c)(3) non-profit fine arts center. Located in the heart of the Lubbock Arts District, LHUCA has a unique four block campus that offers exciting spaces and opportunities for the visual and performing arts. LHUCA is the largest contemporary art center between Dallas/Fort Worth, TX and Santa Fe, NM. This exhibition will be on display for First Friday Art Trails reaching over 3,000 visitors. LHUCA is open Thursday through Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm. Admission to our galleries is always free. For more information on our many arts programs, visit us at

Application Requirements

Submissions will only be accepted through CaFE

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility is restricted to the United States.