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Call for Entries

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Apply now for the National Juried Exhibition: The Mudflat Cup Show
Submissions due:
February 4, 2024 

Title of show: The Mudflat Cup Show
Artists are invited to submit functional mugs & cups.
Juried by: Martha Grover
Exhibition Location: Mudflat Studio, Somerville MA

The application period for this show has ended. Please save the date for the show opening: April 5, 5-7 pm, 2024


  • Artists over 18 residing in the US or Canada

  • Work(s) must be completed within the last 3 years

  • Only original works will be accepted. Accepted works must be the same as the work that is sent. No substitutions will be accepted. 

  • Work must be functional and food-safe.

  • Cup prices should not exceed $150, and should be priced individually and not as a set.

  • Work must be ready to be installed upon delivery if accepted.



  • Artists may submit up to 5 entries with 1 image per entry.


Fees: In order to make applying to this show more accessible and remove barriers for artists, there is no entry fee to apply


Entry Procedures: 

  • Fill out the application form.

  • Each image should be at least 200 dpi and a minimum of 1200 px on the small dimension.

  • Images should be sent as JPEGs or PNGs.

  • Please label each piece with lastname_first inital_entry# (example: 1 entry would be Smith_J_1a.jpeg).

  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.


Photography: Participating artists must allow Mudflat studio and gallery visitors to photograph work that is on display for promotional and educational purposes. Images of accepted works will be used by Mudflat for promotional purposes (website publications, social media sharing, printed publications).


Sales: All works must be for sale. Mudflat may use digital images of selected works to sell artwork online as well as on the premises. A 50% commission will be retained by Mudflat. Payment for sold artwork(s) will be mailed no later than 2 weeks after the show closing. 


Shipping: Artists are responsible for shipping or delivery of accepted work(s) to Mudflat and are responsible for ensuring that the work(s) is packed in a safe manner to travel to and from Mudflat. Mudflat is not responsible for pieces broken in transit. Mudflat will pay for return shipping if the work(s) is unsold. Work should be shipped to Mudflat Studio, ℅ Kate Kuligowski, 81 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02145. Any work that is dropped off must be picked up. 

Terms and Conditions:

  • Accepted artwork may not be withdrawn prior to the closing dates of the exhibition.

  • Mudflat Studio reserves the right to exclude work from the exhibition that arrives damaged, is unstable, or work that differs from the originally submitted entry images.

  • Pieces must be ready for exhibition and be able to be installed by Mudflat staff.



  • Submission deadline: February 4, 2024

  • Notification date: February 20, 2024

  • Work arrival: March 11- 16, 2024

  • Opening reception: March 28, 2024

  • Closing date: April 13, 2024

About the Juror

Martha Grover

Martha Grover is a functional potter, living in Bethel Maine, creating thrown and altered porcelain pieces. She attended Bennington College in Vermont, where she received her undergraduate degree in Architecture. Martha received her MFA in ceramics from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. She has been awarded multiple residencies and fellowships including the Fogelberg Fellowship at the Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis, Sage Scholarship and Taunt Fellowship at the Archie Bray Foundation , and a yearlong residency at Red Lodge Clay Center.  Her work has been shown nationally and internationally, and can be found at galleries across the country. Her work has been featured in many publications including Ceramics Monthly, Clay Times, Pottery Making Illustrated, the Lark 500 series, and was the cover feature of Ceramic Monthly’s May 2010 issue.  

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