Call for Entries:
"9th International Texas Teapot Tournament"

Presented by C.A.M.E.O. and 18 Hands Gallery18 HANDS GALLERY, LLC


SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  December 5, 2015

December 5, 2015      Postmark date for entry forms
December 15, 2015    Notification of accepted work by email
January 2, 2016         Deadline for receipt of accepted work
January 9, 2016         Opening Reception
February 15-28, 2016    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 2 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.  The $45 CAMEO membership/entry fee entitles each artist to submit a maximum of 2 teapots.   Wall work is allowed.  Overseas entries are encouraged.

Prizes:  All accepted entries will be eligible for 1st place, “Purchase Award” and 2nd Place, “Memorial Award” (also a purchase award).  The winning work will be featured on 18 Hands Gallery 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”.  The Memorial Award this year is in honor of Both winning teapots will be added to CAMEO’s permanent museum collection. 


Juror: This year's juror for the TTT is Michelle Matthews, local ceramic sculptural artist and president of ClayHouston.

Digital Images:  CDs and emailed images ( will be accepted for review.  JPEG format images should be at least 300 dpi.  Please do not send other graphics formats.  Enter one image per work unless more than one view is necessary for detail work ( maximum of two images per piece.)  By entering the “Texas Teapot Tournament” and submitting images, the artist gives 18 Hands Gallery permission to use the those images for publicity purposes for the “Texas Teapot Tournament.”  Accepted artists will be required to submit an artist statemen and biography.  Any work that differs appreciably from the submitted images will be allowed or rejected at the discretion of the reviewing committee. 

18 Hands Gallery is Houston’s premier Ceramic Arts gallery located in the Historic Heights District in Houston, Texas. 


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