Summer is Served: Plates call for submissions


This summer Charlie Cummings Gallery will host Summer is Served: Plates, an exhibition exploring the dinner plate, one of the vessels most closely associated with cooking and serving in the home or dining out and with celebrating with family and guests. This exhibition will be via both invitations and submissions showing four individual plates from each participant and will be online only. We are pleased to invite artists to submit plates for consideration for this exhibition celebrating this vital functional ceramic object.

 

To submit your dinner plates for consideration for this exhibition, please email the following to submissions@charliecummingsgallery.com by midnight Eastern, May 31st, 2020 with Summer is Served Submission in the subject line:

Part 1 - In the body of the email include:
1. Your full contact information including email, telephone, and website address.
2. A guide to the images you submit with title, type of clay, type of firing, forming process, dimensions, and retail price. Please identify the entries using the naming format listed below.


Part 2 - Attachments:
1. Four (4) medium resolution images of the 4 actual dinner plates you would like to send for the exhibition. Named using the following format- LastnameFirstname_01.jpg, LastnameFirstname_02.jpg... Please note capitalization. No detail shots please.
2. Your resume or CV in PDF format.


There is no fee associated with this call for submissions.
Please read carefully. Incomplete or incorrect submissions will not be considered.


Exhibition calendar and details:
May 31 – Submission deadline
June 19 – Notifications sent
July 9 – Plates Ship-by Deadline
July 16 – Plates due at gallery
August 1-27Summer is Served: Plates online
May 2022 – Unsold plates returned


Artist pays shipping and insurance for shipment to gallery and for return of unsold work.
Gallery insures plates while on the premises.
Gallery actively advertises and promotes the exhibition.
Gallery takes a 50% commission on all sales.


Send questions (not submissions) to varian@charliecummingsgallery.com, or call 352-514-8821.

 

Cup: The Intimate Object XVI call for submissions


This fall Charlie Cummings Gallery will host Cup: The Intimate Object XVI, the sixteenth installment of our iconic annual cup show. This year the exhibition will once again be via both invitations and submissions showing five individual cups from each participant and will be online and installed in our brick-and-mortar gallery. We are pleased to invite artists to submit cups for consideration for this exhibition celebrating the most intimate and beloved of functional ceramic objects.

 

To submit your cups for consideration for this exhibition, please email the following to submissions@charliecummingsgallery.com by midnight Eastern, June 28th, 2020 with Cup: The Intimate Object XVI in the subject line:

Part 1 - In the body of the email include:
1. Your full contact information including email, telephone, and website address.
2. A guide to the images you submit with title, type of clay, type of firing, forming process, dimensions, and retail price. Please identify the entries using the naming format listed below.


Part 2 - Attachments:
1. Five (5) medium resolution images of the 5 actual cups you would like to send for the exhibition. Named using the following format- LastnameFirstname_01.jpg, LastnameFirstname_02.jpg... Please note capitalization. No detail shots please.
2. Your resume or CV in PDF format.


There is no fee associated with this call for submissions.
Please read carefully. Incomplete or incorrect submissions will not be considered.


Exhibition calendar and details:
July 5 – Submission deadline
July 20 – Notifications sent
August 21 – Cups Ship-by Deadline
August 24-September 4 – Cups due at gallery
October 5-October 31Cup: The Intimate Object XVI online
February 2021 – Cups returned


Artist pays shipping and insurance for shipment to gallery and for return of unsold work.
Gallery insures cups while on the premises.
Gallery actively advertises and promotes the exhibition.
Gallery takes a 50% commission on all sales.


Send questions (not submissions) to varian@charliecummingsgallery.com, or call 352-514-8821.

 

Our Lives in Clay call for submissions


In December Charlie Cummings Gallery will host Our Lives in Clay, exhibition exploring the iconography of the ceramist and a life immersed in the culture of handmade ceramics. The kiln, the potter’s wheel, the warm cat on your lap, the faithful studio dog at your feet, and a favorite cup on the studio table are symbols of a clay artist’s life. The neatly arranged rows of cups on the shelves of a beloved cup collection are immediately recognizable to collectors who choose to fill their lives with handmade ceramics. Tables full of gorgeous wares and sculpture the speak of ceramist’s booths at art festivals and the bountiful collections found at ceramics galleries. These images describe a life lived in appreciation of enduring things produced by human hands with great time investment and skill to be used an enjoyed intimately in the home and proudly shared with all who will touch them and all who will listen. This exhibition will focus on self-referential ceramics that celebrate and examine the life we’ve chosen working with clay.. The exhibition will be via both invitations and submissions showing three individual ceramic works from each participant and will be online only. Pottery, sculpture, and clay prints are welcome. We are pleased to invite artists to submit works celebrating Our Lives in Clay.

 

To submit your pottery, ceramic sculpture, or clay prints for consideration for this exhibition, please email the following to submissions@charliecummingsgallery.com by midnight Eastern, September 13, 2020 with Our Lives in Clay in the subject line:

Part 1 - In the body of the email include:
1. Your full contact information including email, telephone, and website address.
2. A guide to the images you submit with title, type of clay, type of firing, forming process, dimensions, and retail price. Please identify the entries using the naming format listed below.


Part 2 - Attachments:
1. Three (3) medium resolution images of the 3 actual works you would like to send for the exhibition. Named using the following format- LastnameFirstname_01.jpg, LastnameFirstname_02.jpg... Please note capitalization. No detail shots please.
2. Your resume or CV in PDF format.


There is no fee associated with this call for submissions.
Please read carefully. Incomplete or incorrect submissions will not be considered.


Exhibition calendar and details:
September 13 – Submission deadline
October 23 – Notifications sent
November 11 – Work Ship-by Deadline
November 18 – Work due at gallery
December 12-January 7Our Lives in Clay online
July 2021 – Cups returned


Artist pays shipping and insurance for shipment to gallery and for return of unsold work.
Gallery insures work while on the premises.
Gallery actively advertises and promotes the exhibition.
Gallery takes a 50% commission on all sales.


Send questions (not submissions) to varian@charliecummingsgallery.com, or call 352-514-8821.

 

Portfolio Submissions


Ceramic artists who would like for their work to be considered for inclusion in group exhibitions, features, and solo exhibitions may submit a portfolio including the following:


Cover Letter, CV, 15-20 images of artwork (Named using the following format- LastnameFirstname_01.jpg, LastnameFirstname_02.jpg...,) A guide to the images you submit with title, type of clay, type of firing, forming process, dimensions (H x W x D,) and retail prices, and full contact information including email, telephone, website address, and how we can find you on social media to: submissions@charliecummingsgallery.com


OR


If your website includes ALL of the information requested above, send a cover letter and the link to your website to: submissions@charliecummingsgallery.com


Send questions (not submissions) to varian@charliecummingsgallery.com, or call 352-514-8821.

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