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Kent State Downtown Gallery Seeks Submissions for 12th Annual National Juried Cup Show

Posted Feb. 4, 2013
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This ceramic cup was made and submitted by Gina
DeSantis for the 2012 Juried Exhibition.

The Kent State University School of Art Downtown Gallery is seeking entries for the 12th Annual National Juried Cup Show, and will accept submissions through Feb. 15. The gallery will host the exhibition of all submitted cups March 13 through April 20.

The Downtown Gallery will celebrate the opening of the exhibit with a reception Thursday, March 14, from 5-7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. The gallery is located at 141 E. Main St. in Kent, Ohio, with free parking available behind the gallery.

Kirk Mangus, professor of art and head of ceramics at Kent State, will serve as the exhibition's juror. Mangus earned his BFA at the Rhode Island School of Design, and his MFA at Washington State University. He has taught at Alfred University Summer School, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cranbrook Academy of Art, University of Georgia Athens Cortona, Italy Program and Anderson Ranch Arts Center, among other institutions, and has lectured in China, Japan, Korea, France, Italy, Finland, Lithuania and Canada. His ceramics and drawings have been exhibited nationally and internationally.

The competition is open to all artists residing in the United States. Each artist may submit no more than two cups.

There is a $20 entry fee per artist, which must be submitted with the entry form. Entrants will be notified of jurors’ decision on March 1, and the gallery must receive all pieces by March 9. The artist is responsible for shipping to the Downtown Gallery. More than $1,000 in prizes will be awarded.

The Downtown Gallery is open Wednesday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, visit or call 330-676-1549 or download the submission form.