Call Detail
Alteration Station: Annual Juried Mug Exhibition
Entry Deadline: 8/30/23
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $30.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 5
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 5
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Florida
Event Dates: 10/14/23 - 12/23/23

About the Exhibition

All aboard Alteration Station! This exhibition is geared to highlight artists who push the boundaries and barriers of the mug. Mugs are one of the most made forms throughout the ceramics world. Through alterations the mug can be much more than a handled cup. Alteration Station will be curated with intention to showcase a wide variety of works displaying different forms, surfaces, firing methods and aesthetics, whether they are functional or sculptural. 

Selection Process

The jurors of this exhibition will be Boomer Moore and Amy Sanders. 

Our first juror is Robert “Boomer” Moore. Moore is currently an Associate Professor of Art at West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV. He has presented numerous workshops at schools and institutions across the nation. Mr. Moore’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. His work continues to find a balance between a passion for clay, the ceramic processes and a fascination for toys and animation. This capacity for play has always been part of his personality and has manifested in his works in clay. Ultimately, they are intended to be pots, playful and fun, whimsical and animated, but they are still pots.

The second co-juror and curator of this exhibition is Amy Sanders. Amy Sanders is a current resident at the Morean Center for Clay. She received her Bachelors in Fine Arts with a concentration in Ceramics from West Virginia University in the Fall of 2020. Her works revolves around the ideas of challenging the balance of a visually intriguing pot all while maintaining function. Her work intends to push the barriers of the technically driven pot through alteration and darting.

Application deadline is midnight on Wednesday, August 30rd, 2023.

Notification will be made via email by September 10, 2023

Exhibition Dates: October 14 - December 23, 2023

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 14, 2023, 5:00pm - 9:00pm during the St Petersburg Second Saturday Art Walk. 

If your piece is selected you will be asked to complete a gallery contract and sales form. These contracts will further detail sales and exhibition information.

Exhibition Calendar and Details:

June 1 – Submission portal opens

August 30 – Submission deadline

September 10– Notifications sent 

September 30 – Work due at gallery

October 14 – Opening reception

December 23 – Exhibition ends and unsold work is returned

Artist pays shipping and insurance to and from the gallery. Gallery insures work while on the premises. Gallery actively advertises and promotes the exhibition. Gallery takes a 50% commission on all sales. All ceramics in this exhibition must be for sale.

Exhibition will be held at the Morean Center for Clay, 420 22nd Street South, St. Petersburg, Florida, 33712.

Application Requirements

Application Requirements

  • Application fee $35
  • Artists may submit up to 3 mugs
  • Individual works may not exceed 8” in any direction
  • May submit up to 5 images
  • Each mug will be judged individually
  • Submissions must have been made within the past two years
  • Must be at least 80% ceramic material
  • All work must for sale
  • Cash prizes will be awarded
  • Include a short artist statement

Eligibility Criteria


  • Applicants must reside in the U.S. (including Hawaii and Alaska)
  • Submissions must have been made within the past two years
  • Must be at least 80% ceramic material