8th Dirty South National Cup Call

08 April 2022 To 28 May 2022

Juror Renee LoPresti

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™, also known as CaFÉ™, an online application and adjudication system for exhibits and more. Go to 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 

Born and raised in Northwestern New Jersey, Renee LoPresti holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University and currently works as a studio potter in residence at Eye of the Dog Art Center in San Marcos, TX. Renee has taught workshops across the US, served as a juror for exhibitions, and was named one of Ceramics Monthly's Emerging Artists in 2017. Her work has been featured in numerous juried and invitational exhibitions.



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"

Award Recipients of the 7th Dirty South Cup Call

09 April 2021 To 22 May 2021

Announcing 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"

Congratulations to all! A special thanks to Dan Anderson, the participating artists who entered this year’s feature and our show sponsors|patrons. Over 160 incredibly creative vessels are currently on display in our galleries!

Ceramic Workshop With Rebecca Lowery

25 August 2021 To 26 August 2021

Every Day Magic: Sharing joy with clay.

August 25 & 26 - 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Skill Level : Beginner-Intermediate (Basic knowledge of throwing)
Cost: $95 per student (Two-day Workshop) Limited enrollment- Must pre-register

In this workshop, participants will explore functional pottery that pushes the boundaries of simply being functional.  Questions of what brings joy to a user and creator and what brings the two together in a shared experience when a functional item is being used will be examined.  Day ONE will be spent with a slide presentation along with throwing demonstrations.  Day Two will be focused on altering pieces with a discussion on surface finishing

Deadline to enter 2021 5x5x5

02 September 2021 To 15 October 2021

The 5x5x5 Show

River Oaks' small art spectacle returns for 2021. The 6th Annual 5x5x5 features a remarkably fascinating showing of miniature works from artists across the U.S., coinciding with the gift giving season. Guest Juror for the 2021 feature is Haley Prestifilippo. River Oaks is inviting all visual artists to participate in this annual miniature feature . The 5x5x5 Show is an annual, signature exhibition allowing patrons to purchase unique, original works of art for holiday gift giving or as additions to their expanding collections.

5x5x5 Show Dates:

●  Deadline to Enter: 10/15/21

●  Jury Acceptance Notification: 10/22/21

●  Deadline for Shipping: 11/5/21

●  Exhibition Opening Reception/Awards Presentation: 11/12/21

●  Exhibition Dates: 11/12/21 - 2/5/22

●  Return Shipment of Unsold Works: 4/15/22

No entry payment refunds.


2021 Porch Sale

04 December 2021 To 04 December 2021

Vendor brochure

The 2021 Annual Christmas Porch sale is right around the corner! River Oaks Square Arts Center invites all visual artists and craftsmen residing and/or working in Louisiana to submit works of art for our Annual Porch Sale featuring professional Louisiana Artisans and Fine Craftsmen.

Our Annual Porch Sale steadily grows to feature new artists from across the region. River Oaks
is also home to a sales gallery which features exclusive works by the Louisiana Crafts Guild. With single-day sales often surpassing the $20,000 mark, this seasonal sale continues to be a major shopping event for artists, members and patrons.

Artists may be present on the day of the Porch Sale demonstrating their creative art process for the general public. This is a great marketing opportunity! If you would like to be featured, please contact our offices immediately. Space is limited, FCFS basis. Demo Artists will receive recognition on all promotional materials. Online portfolio may be required for artists who are not currently represented by River Oaks.



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