The 11th International Texas Teapot Tournament
Presented by C.A.M.E.O and TEAplusART
TEAplusART; 613 ½ W 19th Street; Houston, TX 77008
December 15, 2017 Entry Deadline
December 20, 2017 Notification of accepted work by email
December 29, 2017 Deadline for receipt of accepted work
January 5, 2018 Opening Reception
January 28-31, 2018 Return of unsold work
Eligibility and Media: All submitted work must be original, represent teapots, either functional or sculptural, and be completed within the last three years. This exhibit is open to all artists who work in clay. Each piece must be at least 60% fired clay, weigh no more than 25 lbs and be no larger than 24” in any direction.
Prizes: All accepted entries will be eligible for 1st place “Purchase Award” and 2nd Place “Memorial Award”.
The 2018 ”Memorial Award” will be given in honor of Robin Hopper. The winning work will be featured on TEA+ART and C.A.M.E.O. websites during the month. Cash Awards are: $1,000 for 1st place “Purchase Award” and $500 for 2nd place “Memorial Award”. Both winning teapots will be added to CAMEO’s permanent museum collection.
The winning artists will receive the award amount even if the winning teapot is priced higher. The winning artists are paid the full amount of the award. TEAplusART foregoes their percentage on all prize awards.
Digital Images: Jpeg images and pdfs will be accepted for review below. Format images (at least 300 dpi) should be submitted. Please do not send other graphics formats. Enter one image per work unless more than one view is necessary for detail work. There is a maximum of two images per piece. By entering “Texas Teapot Tournament” and submitting images, each artist gives TEA+ART permission to use for publicity purposes for “Texas Teapot Tournament”. Accepted artists will be required to submit artist statements and biographies. Any work that differs appreciably from the submitted images will be rejected at the discretion of the reviewing committee.
Sales: All pieces must be for sale. The commission rate is 50%. All entries must quote retail price. By entering “Texas Teapot Tournament” and submitting images, each artist gives the organizers permission to use the submitted CD or digital images for publicity purposes.
Shipping: Accepted work may be hand delivered (appointment required) or shipped (prepaid) to arrive between December 15 – 29, 2017. Pack items tightly and double box to avoid breakage. Ship all items with prepaid return shipping. Items without prepaid shipping will not be returned. Hand delivered work not picked up by January 31, 2018 will become property of CAMEO. Overseas entrants should contact TEAplusART prior to shipping regarding insurance/customs. Deliveries should NOT be scheduled for December 25-27.
$45 USD entry fee grants artist membership to CAMEO, entitling each artist to submit to two Texas clay shows (Texas Teaport Tournament- Jan and CAMEO Members Show – May). International entries are encouraged. Payments in USD only.
Pieces should be double-boxed, labeled as FRAGILE and HANDLE WITH CARE: POTTERY stickers.
Insurance while in transit is the artist’s responsibility. Please ship all items with prepaid return shipping. Items without prepaid shipping will not be returned. Do not send stamps as return shipping. Hand delivered work not picked up by January 31, 2018 will become property of CAMEO.
Overseas entrants should contact TEAplusART prior to shipping regarding insurance/customs. ATTN- UK POTTERS You may pay fees in pounds sterling. Cheques payable to Janis Ross.
Rules: All works must remain for the duration of the show. Submission of the entry application signifies the artist’s understanding and acceptance of the rules and conditions of the show.
2018 Juror: June Woest Faculty Artist, HCC, Southeast College
Opening: Opening Night will be Friday , January 5, 2018 from 6-9pm. All artists are welcome to attend. Out of town artists can stay at the Marriot’s Courtyard, Brookhollow, located at 2504 North Loop South, Houston, Texas 77092; 713-688-7711 or Sycamore Heights Bed & Breakfast; 245 W. 18th Street, Houston 77008; 713-861-4117 or Sarah’s B&B; 941 Heights Blvd; Houston, TX 77008, 713-868-1130