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2021 Tabletop Exhibit


June 9, 2021 - July 3, 2021

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Juried by: Joseph Pintz

About the Exhibit:  Tabletop will showcase the artistry of various functional wares associated with the table in their natural habitat. Artists are encouraged to submit beloved objects that they created for their personal use. Mediums that will be accepted include ceramic, metal, fiber, wood, and glass. All works must be functional. There is a 40 lbs weight restriction. For artists considering entering furniture, please contact staff at gallery@theartleague.org

Exhibit dates: June 2021

Awards: TBA

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Exhibit is by digital entry. Images must be in a JPEG format, 300 dpi, and no smaller than 2100 pixels at the longest dimension. Videos, 15 second or less.

Digital Submission Deadline:

 May 15, 2020 $30 for Art League Exhibiting members and $35 for non-members, for up to three works

We expect to notify artists of the results ten days after the deadline.

Meet the Juror

Joseph Pintz

Joseph Pintz’s functional and sculptural ceramic work explores the role that domestic objects play in fulfilling our physical and emotional needs. Inspired by his Midwestern roots, Pintz creates mundane forms based on utilitarian vessels and other implements associated with the hand. In the process, the dense meaning of these objects is transferred into clay. Pintz earned his BA in anthropology and urban studies at Northwestern University and his MFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He has been a resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation, the Northern Clay Center, and the Roswell Artist-in-Residence program. He has received the NCECA Emerging Artist Award as well as the Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council. He is currently an associate professor at the University of Missouri.

For Artists

Digital Entry Deadline: May 15, 2021

$30 for Art League Exhibiting members and $35 for non-members, for up to three works.

Exhibit is by digital entry. Images must be in a JPEG  format, 300 dpi, and no smaller than 2100 pixels at the longest  dimension.

 Artwork Drop-off/ Arrival Deadline: Noon June 8, 2021

Accepted artwork must arrive to The Art League gallery (via UPS, FedEx, or in-person) by June 3.


  • All works must be functional.
  • $30 entry fee for up to 3 works; up to 2 works can be accepted.
  • Any works must be safe for consumption if that is their intended function.
  • If works are shipped, a return label must be included with appropriate wrapping and a shipment waiver must be signed.
  • Ceramic work may not be larger than 16” X 16” X 16”Other Functional Artwork must be no larger than 16” X 16” X 16”  with exceptions made for fiber work (such as tablecloths or runners). Note: for artists who wish to enter furniture (such as tables or dining chairs), please contact the Gallery: gallery@theartleague.org or 703-683-1780 before submitting your online entry.

    All work must be for sale. No  single work may exceed $6,000 in value. Artists will pay a 40%  commission to the Gallery on all sales. Commissions will be paid after the close of the exhibit.

    Works are chosen by the selected juror based on her/his curatorial vision and aesthetic.

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