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Open Call for Art – Cider and Clay: a Celebration of the Handcrafted Mug

October 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am - December 3, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

To hold a favorite mug and sip from it a drink of choice is a ritual that many of us partake in each day. When we hold a mug that is handmade, there is an added level of human connection; from the hands of the potter to the hands of the individual who carefully selects it, the clay is transformed to hold meaning and function. Our next call for art, Cider and Clay, will feature handcrafted ceramic works in the form of functional mugs that explore and celebrate this daily ritual and the human connections it forges. Artists are encouraged to share mugs with unique forms, textures, and surface or structural design.

Registration Form must be submitted by: September 29, 2019

Work must be received by: October 2, 2019 

Exhibition Dates: October 5 – December 3, 2019

Cider and Clay will open with a unique reception on Saturday, October 5 from 2-4pm. We will be providing locally made apple cider and authentic cider donuts. Guests will have the opportunity to purchase the mugs in the show and fill them with apple cider as we gather and celebrate the changing seasons.

This exhibit is free to enter, and it is not juried. All works meeting the criteria below are welcome.

  • Ceramic mugs must be  food safe and utilitarian
  • Artists may submit up to two mugs
Exhibition Terms
• All artwork must be ready for display
• The artist will provide transportation of their artwork to and from Grey Fox Mercantile.
• Grey Fox staff will install the exhibition. Grey Fox reserves the right of final decision on presentation of the exhibition and the works presented.
• Artwork will be taken as sold.
• Grey Fox Mercantile will receive a 40% commission on all works sold during the exhibition.
o Buyers are responsible for shipping costs
o Payment will be received within 30 days of the sale date.
• Grey Fox Mercantile will insure all artwork in the exhibition while on the premises, and agrees that staff will be present whenever the gallery is open to the public.
• The artist gives permission to Grey Fox Mercantile to use photographic images (digital) to promote the exhibition or events produced by Grey Fox Mercantile via social media and print based marketing.

*For this exhibit, works will go home as they sell. 

Image features the work of Julia Dean, a potter working in Itaca, NY.


October 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am
December 3, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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Grey Fox Mercantile


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New Hartford, NY 13413 United States
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