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The Art of High Chair Fine Dining

Exhibition dates: September 2 – September 29, 2014
Opening reception Saturday September 6, 2-4 p.m.

The intention of this juried exhibition is to showcase the best in contemporary dinnerware for babies and small children created by artists in all media from the United States and Canada. The Dinnerware Museum is the only museum in the world devoted exclusively to the subject of dinnerware, international in scope, no material limitations, including functional ware, ancient to futuristic, and fine art referencing dinnerware.

Eligibility and Rules
No media restrictions, however, all work must be a place setting or a reference to such, consisting of up to 5 pieces, created for a baby or toddler’s use while dining in a high chair or in a booster chair at a standard table. The maximum footprint will be a standard placemat size (16” x 14”). Items may be stacked. No wall pieces will be accepted. Include a brief artist bibliography including a one-page vitae, and an artist statement about the place setting and dining. The two required images submitted for jurying must be of the same one artwork the artist has chosen to submit. Work does not need to be for sale. However, the Dinnerware Museum will retain a 30% commission on any work sold during the exhibition.

Application Deadline & Fees
Submit all applications electronically by July 21, 2014 through CaFÉ https://www.callforentry.org. The non-refundable processing fee is $35.00, payable online at time of application. Each entrant may submit one baby/toddler dinnerware set with two digital images of that set for consideration by the juror. Submission of images of current work is encouraged, however, we recognize that some artists will have created work earlier in their career for their own children or commissions, so earlier work is acceptable with explanatory statement. Artists will be notified of acceptance by July 25, 2014.

Liability & Insurance
Artists must maintain their own insurance. Artists are responsible for insurance on in-bound and out-bound shipping as well as while on the exhibition site. Every reasonable precaution will be taken during the receiving, installation, exhibition, and return of work. The Dinnerware Museum will assume no responsibility for any loss or damage. Receipt & Return of Art Work Artwork must be shipped (at the artist’s expense) via UPS, FedEx or USPS in a sturdy reusable container. No COD shipments will be accepted. All accepted work shipped and hand delivered must be received no later than the August 15, 2014 deadline. Hand delivered work must be delivered to Ann Arbor by prior appointment during office hours Monday-Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Accepted artists shipping their work must include prepaid charges for return shipping. Online catalogue An online catalogue will be created and will be available at the Dinnerware Museum’s website.

1. All work must remain for the duration of the exhibition September 2 -29, 2014.
2. The museum reserves the right to photograph works for publicity and other purposes.
3. Payment of the entry fee signifies the artist’s understanding and acceptance of the rules and conditions of the competition. All entrants must include their name, address, city, state, country, phone, email, title of work, date of work, materials & techniques, dimensions, price.

July 21, 2014 Deadline for entries
July 25, 2014 Notification of accepted work
August 15, 2014 Deadline for receipt of accepted work
September 2 -29, 2014 Exhibition dates
October 15, 2014 Return of all work will begin

Marie Woo
Internationally known ceramist (MFA Cranbrook, studied with Maija Grotell), teacher (University of Michigan, University of Washington, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok), exhibited Paris, Athens, Korea, Japan, Leningrad, China, Geneva, Latvia, New York, and the recipient of numerous grants and awards.