Dog's Eye Gallery


We are The Eye of the Dog Art Center's Gallery: The Dog's Eye Gallery. We feature some of our studio artists as well as artists from all around this wide, wide world.

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First Annual Mug Show

Eye of the Dog Art Center’s Gallery: The Dog’s Eye Gallery is hosting an annual juried exhibition that explores the functional ceramic vessel. Submissions can be cups, mugs, tumblers, or tea bowls. This year the exhibit will be part of the seventh annual Dirt Dauber Clay Festival, which will take place May 20th & 21st 2017.


Exhibition Juror: Renee LoPresti, Ceramic Studio Artist

            Renee LoPresti was born and raised in Northwestern New Jersey. She graduated from the New York State School of Ceramics at Alfred University. Currently, she lives in San Marcos, TX and is a resident artist at Eye of the Dog Art Center. Renee states, “My focus is making functional ceramics consisting of simple forms and graphic surfaces with underlying narratives”. 


Awards: Best in Show receives $250


Important Dates

Submission Deadline: April 7th, 2017

Notifications sent: The week of April 14th, 2017

Accepted work must be received by: April 28th, 2017

Exhibition Dates: May 5th, 2017- May 31st, 2017

Online Debut: May 6th, 2017


Entry Fee

$20 for submission of up to three (3) entries (one mug/cup per entry, no sets please). Once entry is submitted, fees are nonrefundable regardless of acceptance into the exhibition. All entry fees are paid online at



This National juried exhibition is open to all U.S. artists 18 years and older working in ceramics. Individual works must weigh less than 2 lbs. Please submit only original work that has been completed in the last three years. All work must function as intended, use food-safe glazes, and be free of any sharp edges. The Dog’s Eye Gallery reserves the right to reject any work that is not suitably prepared for exhibition or that differs greatly from the original submission.



The gallery retains 30% commission on all sales, price work accordingly.



All sales will be handled by the gallery staff at eye of the Dog Art Center Gallery. An online sale will accompany the physical show through our online store at Sales made in eye of the Dog Art Center’s online store will be under the same terms as in-gallery sales. The online show will debut May 6th, 2017.


 Shipping and Liability

All artwork must arrive to The Dog’s Eye Gallery no later than April 28th, 2017. All shipping and insurance fees to and during the exhibition will be the responsibility of the artist. The Dog’s Eye Gallery will pay for return shipping of any unsold work (US addresses only).



The Dog’s Eye Gallery reserves the right to photograph works, and use submitted photo materials of accepted pieces for the purpose of documentation, education, and publicity.


How to Apply:

Entry Deadline: April 7th, 2017 at Midnight CST


Step 1: Pay Entry Fee

Visit to pay $20 entry fee

Your payment will serve as your acceptance of the terms and conditions stated in this prospectus.


Step 2: Email Application



All entries must be submitted electronically via email to Judging will be done entirely from JPEG images. No other formats will be accepted.


JPEGs must be 300dpi, at least 1200 pixels in one direction. Digital images should be labeled with the artists last name, underscore, first letter of first name, and the entry #. (Example: John Smith would be Smith_J1.jpg, Smith_J2.jpg, Smith_J3.jpg). One detail shot of each entry is welcome and should be labeled as 1B, 2B, and 3B.


Email 3-6 images to the Dog’s Eye Gallery at

with the subject line: Mug Show

This email IS your application


Each Application needs to include:

-Artist’s Name:

-Email Address:

-Mailing Address:

-Cell phone number:

-A description of each image including title, type of clay, forming process, kiln atmosphere, dimension, and retail price.



Entry #1.  Mug. Porcelain with Shino Glaze. Wheel-Thrown and Altered. Wood fired to Cone 11.

4.5hx 4.5w x 3.25d