Call Detail
Annual Cup Show
The Worcester Center for Crafts
ATTN: Gallery Store
25 Sagamore Road
Worcester, MA 01605

Contact Email:
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Massachusetts
Event Dates: 12/3/20 - 12/24/20
Entry Deadline: 9/13/20
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 4, Maximum: 8
Total Media - Minimum: 4, Maximum: 8
Entry Fee (WCC Annual Cup Show Entry Fee): $30.00


Our much anticipated annual Cup Show is back! No matter the beverage, it deserves a good cup and we want to see your best ceramic mugs, cups, tumblers and more. Nationally recognized ceramic artist, Joe Pintz, has invited 25 ceramic artists and will be jurying the remainder of the artists. Invited artists include Tom Jaszczak, Emily Schroeder-Willis, Pete Pinnell, Erica Iman, Amy Santoferraro and many more! All accepted artists will be asked to send 4-6 pieces to be on view and for sale in The Krikorian Gallery at the Worcester Center for Crafts as well as listed online at There will be a $200 juror's choice award as well as a $50 student award and $50 BIPOC artist award, both sponsored by our juror, Joe Pintz! Awards will be announced at the start of the exhibition. 


  • Size restriction:  No larger than 10” tall and 6” wide (common cup sizes please!)

  • All pieces must be ceramic and functional 

  • All pieces must be available for sale and will be housed within the Krikorian Gallery from the start of the show until time of purchase, or the conclusion of the show.

  • All accepted and delivered pieces must be accompanied by a signed consignment contract and prepaid RETURN SHIPPING LABEL.

  • This call is open to any artists 18 years and older working or residing in North America 


Application Checklist:

You are being juried by your body of work as a whole, not by individual pieces. Please submit a minimum of 4 high quality images of 4 different pieces, along with any important details you feel necessary for jurying. 

  • 4-8 images of 4-6 pieces (Juror will be accepting your body of work as a whole to participate in this show) 

  • $30 entry fee paid by credit card. Students and BIPOC artists are eligible for a $15 fee. Please email to receive discount code! 

If Accepted:

  • If your body of work is accepted, you are expected to send 4-6 pieces of equal style and quality to the pieces you submitted (or the exact pieces submitted)

  • All items must be accompanied by a signed Gallery Store Consignment Contract and a PREPAID RETURN SHIPPING LABEL or SIGNED STATEMENT OF INTENT to pick up unsold pieces no later than: February 1st (Pieces with return ship labels will be shipped beginning January 15th). Artists receive 50% commission for all sold pieces. 

    The Worcester Center for Crafts reserves the right to exclued work if the delivered pieces are broken upone arrival or does not reflect the quality and style of the piece(s) in the application images.  Please refer to the Consignment Contract for more details. 

Delivery Checklist:

  • Signed Consignment Contract & pricing information. 

  • Pre-Paid Return Shipping Label or Signed Statement of intent to pick up unsold pieces after the conclusion of the show, beginning January 5th and no later than February 1st, 2020

  • All accepted pieces, thoroughly packed and shipped or hand-delivered to: 

The Worcester Center for Crafts
ATTN: Gallery Store
25 Sagamore Road
Worcester, MA 01605


Call Open: May 1st – September 13th 
Results Announced: September 18th 
Hand-Deliver: October 1st – 23rd (during gallery store hours)
Shipped W
ork Delivery Deadline: October 23rd  
Exhibition Dates: December 3rd – 24th, 2020
Unsold work will be shipped for return starting: January 15th 
nsold work pickup: January 5th – February 1st, 2020

Please direct any questions to Michelle Grey at or (508)753-183 ext. 308

About the Worcester Center for Crafts and The Gallery Store: 

Gallery & Store hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10am-5pm
December: Monday – Friday 10 am – 5pm, Sunday 11 am – 4 pm

The Worcester Center for Crafts is a non-profit community-based arts organization committed to sustaining craft as a vital part of our community. Established in 1856 as the Worcester Employment Society, the Worcester Center for Crafts is an organization that still sees the value of craft in improving the quality of life for Worcester residents. In the early days, the Center forged its tradition of economic empowerment through craft by teaching the skills necessary to create and sell handmade crafts primarily to immigrants and immigrant women. 

In its current state, the Craft Center offers classes in a variety of media, holds community events, and houses the Krikorian Gallery with an ever flowing line up of gallery exhibits. The Gallery Store is part of our mission to support artists and craftspeople across the U.S. by representing them and their work and bringing awareness to all that walk through the store. The store contains handmade American craft by over 500 artists.

“The Cup Show” is held in the Krikorian Gallery and all items are entered into our store-inventory under the guidelines of the gallery store consignment contract, the store receives 50% of profits and customers are able to leave with their newly purchased item at the time of sale. 



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