Dirty South Mug Call & Competition

Dirty South Mug Call & Competition

River Oaks Square Arts Center is looking for a few good pieces to include in its' 8th Annual Dirty South Cup Call and Competition.  We are looking for ceramic vessels (mugs, cups, yunomis) that encompass exemplary creativity, experimentation and imagination, showcasing what can be accomplished with ceramics.   Up to 125 artists will be chosen for this inspiring Southern event, because we all need a good mug for our tea and coffee and if not, we always need a good conversation piece!

The 2022 Dirty South Cup Call & Competition is a national, juried exhibition. Artist will be chosen to display traditional or non-traditional ceramic vessels at River Oaks Square Arts Center, Alexandria, Louisiana.

  • Entry Fee: $15 per artist, up to three entries (credit cards)
  • Entries will be blind juried by digital images. One image per piece entered.  Please do not submit 2 or 3 images of the same piece
  • • Digital entry only, JPEG format, 5MB maximum. Click here for supported image format.
 Price of artwork entered into Cafe call will be the price of artwork in the exhibition.

• Work may not be larger than 7” x 7” x 7”. Mugs, Cups and yunomis accepted.

• Open to all artists working in the medium of clay, residing in the United States.

• Functional & Non-functional, traditional and non-traditional pieces accepted

• All work must be for sale. No single work may exceed $250 in value. Artists will pay a 30% commission to the Gallery on all sales.

• Artist responsible for shipping/insurance cost to/from the Gallery. All work must include a Return Shipping/label for return shipment.  Weight Limit 15 lbs. River Oaks is not responsible for any damage during shipment.

• River Oaks will be utilizing the CallforEntry.org™, also known as CaFÉ™, an online application and adjudication system for exhibits and more. Go to www.CallforEntry.org to complete your application form.

• River Oaks Square Arts Center reserves the right to photograph exhibited work and use these or the artists digital images for reproduction in both printed and electronic materials for publicity.

• Entry free must be paid at the time of application submission.


Guest Juror: Renee LoPresti 


First Prize $500 

Dr. Betsy Long’s Choice: $200

Juror’s Choice: 4 awards, $125 each

“Exhibiting Artist” designation: In addition to the monetary award winners, the top 20 artists will be considered for spots as “exhibiting artists” in future invitational shows hosted by ROSAC.

Please complete and submit images to CaFE with credit card payment information.

• Works will be insured for 50% of the stated value from the time of delivery to the end of the exhibition


River Oaks 8th Annual Dirty South Cup Call & Competition Calendar:

•March 5th, 2022 - Deadline to enter

•March 19, 2022 - Acceptance notification

•March 25, 2022 - Delivery of work, no later than 5pm

•June 17, 2022 - Return of artwork

Calendar of Events Related to the Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: April 8 - May 28, 2022

•April 8, 2022 5-8 p.m. Opening Reception/Award Announcement/Juror Remarks

Renee LoPresti Ceramic Workshop (tentative dates)
•April 6th - 7th.

•10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Mid-day Break for lunch)

•$95 per person (Two day class)

•Class is Limited - FCFSB

•Must Pre-Register

•To register, call 318.473.2670

The award recipients of the 7th Annual Dirty South Cup Show and Competition:
Best in Show: Chris Alveshere - "Yellow Cup"
Merit Awards:
1st: Chris Pickett - "Lite Bright Rocks Glass"
2nd: Eric Hoefer - "Soda Fired Cup"
3rd: Jill Bell - "Lola Cup"
4th: Bill Jones - "Cup"
Dr. Longs Choice: Andryea Natkin - "Mug"


        River Oaks will be utilizing the CallforEntry.org™, also known as CaFÉ™, an online application and adjudication system for exhibits and more. Go to https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=9977 to complete your application form.





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