In the Kitchen

In the Kitchen
October 22- December 4, 2015
In the Kitchen is an exhibit that highlights sculptural and functional pieces that are used in the kitchen, including utensils, butter dishes, storage containers and more. Sculptural work is open to interpretation but could be trompe l’oeil or narrative, and open to ceramics with mixed media components.
The preparation of meals, beverages, and culinary delights are part of our daily rituals. The tools we use when preparing, storing and presenting foods are integral to the experience we enjoy and provide for others when we dine. From the ceremonious to the mundane this exhibition explores the norms in the kitchen.
Juror: Kristin Muller
Kristin Muller is the Executive Director of Peters Valley School of Craft in Layton, NJ and a passionate ceramic artist and writer. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Studio Arts from Southern Connecticut State University and a Graduate Certificate and Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics from Hood College. Before taking on the roll of Director of Peters Valley she was the Education Director, Gallery Curator and Ceramics Instructor at Brookfield Craft Center and an adjunct instructor at Southern Connecticut State University and Albertus Magnus College. Her studio and home are located in Dingmans Ferry, PA where she fires an Anagama hybrid kiln with wood. Her book “ The Potter’s Studio Handbook: A Start to Finish Guide to Hand-built and Wheel-Thrown Ceramics” published by Quarry books in 2007 has been translated into Dutch and Swedish languages.
•    Aug. 31, 2015: Entry deadline
•    Sept. 21, 2015: Notification begins via email
•    Oct. 12, 2015: All Work has arrived at gallery
•    Oct. 22, 2015 – 6-8 p.m.: Opening Reception
•    Dec. 4, 2015: exhibition Closes
•    Open to residents of the 50 United States and D.C.
•    Submitted work produced within the last two years.
•    Must be 18 years or older.
•    All applications must be submitted through
•    Applicants may enter 3 entries for the $25 entry fee and may add up to two more images for an additional $10 fee per image.
•    All exhibited work must be for sale.
•    Specific piece(s) accepted must be available for entire exhibition. No substitutions will be accepted.
•    Work will be disqualified if it is not the same piece that was accepted or if it displays poor craftsmanship.
•    Work must arrive in time for the opening.
•    Entries must be delivered ready to install.
Entry Fee
$25 for three entries, non-refundable. Pay by either credit card or paypal after entering images through
Applicants may submit up to two more entries for $10 each (i.e. 5 entries for $45, 4 entries for $35).
Hood College collects 40% of all retail sales of artwork sold, the artists receive 60% of sales.
Freight and insurance
The artist is responsible for freight and insurance on the work to and from this exhibition. Hood College will provide insurance coverage for work during the exhibition. Artist work must be delivered to Lisa York, Whitaker Commons Gallery, Hood College, 401 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick MD, 21701
Digital Image Requirements
•    Submit only one image per work entered.
•    Save images as a high quality JPG before you submit it.
•    Images should be with resolution of 72 – 300 dpi, 1920 pixels on longest side.
•    Please no text on images.
Contact for help entering your images or using the site at [email protected] or by calling 949-287-8645.
Hood College reserves the right to photograph works, and use submitted photo materials of accepted pieces for the purposes of documentation, education, publicity, promotion and future grant proposals.
For questions or further information, contact Hood College Gallery Director, Lisa York, at [email protected].
To apply, click here.