The University of California Institute for Research in the Arts supports embedded arts research through critical exchange

Visual Artist

WHERE: Museum Store – Museum of Craft and Design at Hayes & Octavia

WHEN: September 16 – October 14, 2011

WHAT: Small works in Clay, Plastic, Glass, Wood and Metal


The cup is one of the most basic forms and yet offers infinite possibilities to explore. People are as passionate about their favorite cup as they are about what they drink from it, often having specific rules to its care and use.

This show will explore the broad definition of cup, which may include mugs, tea bowls, tumblers, latte bowls, quaich or ochoko (sake cup). These may be with or without saucers or may be part of a set. The only requirement is that the cup must be functional for the intended use of drinking safely.

Eligible Artists:

All U.S. based artists and designers are welcome to submit entries of original artwork made in the past 2 years prior to the submission deadline.

Submission Requirements:

Submissions reviewed from digital images only. NO SLIDES. Each artist/designer may submit up to three (3) entries. One image equals one entry.

Digital images should be submitted on compact discs or via e-mail and should be in jpeg format. If submitting via e-mail please include the completed document digitally. The disk should be clearly labeled with artist/designer name and contact info.

The following information must be included on the separate form. (see attached form):

artist’s name
title of work
medium (be very specific)
year piece was made
retail price
All CDs sent to the Museum of Craft and Design Store for jurying will remain the property of the Museum of Craft and Design Store.

Image Specifications
The images must accurately portray the artwork entered. Images should be 300dpi with the longest side being no shorter than 1200 pixels and no longer than 1800 pixels.

Each image file name must follow this exact format: last name, first initial, and the image number as it corresponds to the entry form.
Example: SmithJ3.jpg

Fees: There are no fees to apply.

Artwork Requirements:

Entries must be the artist/designer’s own original work or creative design, executed in the past 2 years. The images do not need to be of the actual pieces that will be submitted. We will not be able to accept large pieces. Please contact the Museum Store Manager via e-mail at

Pieces must retail under $50.

Receipt of Work:

Accepted entrants are responsible for adhering to all deadlines and schedules, and for shipping with insurance to the Museum of Craft and Design. Work should be packed in reusable containers. No work may be stored at the Museum of Craft and Design longer than the close of the show schedule and no work may be returned prior to show date.

Liability and Insurance:

Artists and designers must pack their work carefully. Every care will be taken to secure the safety of all accepted pieces while in our possession and upon return. All work will be insured for its wholesale value while on the Museum of Craft and Design premises and during return shipping.

Notification of selections will be sent by e-mail by August 26, 2011.


The receipt of any application will be understood to imply agreement on the part of the entrant with all conditions set forth and inferred in this prospectus.


ALL WORK MUST BE FOR SALE. All sales made during or resulting from the show will be on a 50% commission between the Artist and the Museum of Craft and Design Store.

Please send the following form with the CD-Rom to:

Museum of Craft and Design
Museum Store Manager
130 Bush Street, 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104

Or email to

Deadline for submissions: August 19, 2011

Checklist for submissions:

Completed entry form

CD-Rom with submission images

Calendar of dates:

Deadline for Submission of Images – August 19, 2011

Notification of Acceptance – August 26, 2011

Delivery of Accepted Work – by September 11 , 2011

Dates: September 16 – October 14, 2011

Pick up work/arrange for shipping by October 14,, 2011

Deadline: 08-19-2011
Museum of Craft and Design Museum Store
San Francisco, CA

Contact: Raymond McKenzie

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