Call for Entry: Random Bourbon Encounters

By Editorial Team on October 4, 2021

Deadline: Sun, 24 October 2021

Courtesy of Joe Hicks Ceramics.
Deadline: October 24, 2021 at 11:59pm

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A collaborative umbrella for intersecting passions, this juried and invitational exhibition brings together nationally known ceramic artists, a neighborhood gallery, a climatologist, a certified bourbon steward and bourbon aficionados of all kinds.

Organized by ceramic artists Margaret BoozerMichael CoriglianoJoe Hicks and Ara KohMobile Bourbon Trail director Matt Weber and Climatologist Dr. Emerson Nicole LaJoie, with help from Portico Gallery Director John Paradiso.

Attendant programming includes bourbon tastings and discussions on earth, art, fire and weather in the production of bourbon and pottery.

Random Bourbon Encounters is open to all US residents.  Ceramics vessel forms (cups, mugs, yunomis, tankards, flasks, tumblers, goblets, tea bowls, etc.) and ceramic sculptures that address the theme are eligible. Other media works that address the theme are eligible. All entries must not weigh more than 6 pounds each, and be able to be installed on a shelf. All entries must be original works and available for the duration of the exhibit. Works not gallery-ready or not exhibiting good craftsmanship may be omitted from the exhibit. Accepted works cannot be substituted; those differing significantly from the entry images or that suffer from poor presentation will be disqualified.

JUROR: Ara Koh

Exhibition hosted by:
Portico Gallery
November 20, 2021 – January 13th, 2021


  • Exhibition Dates: November 20, 2021-January 13, 2021
  • Online Application Open: until 11:59 of October 24, 2021
  • Notifications via Email: By October 30, 2021
  • Shipped and Hand-Delivered Work Due: November 14, 2021
  • Show Opening + Reception: November 20, 2021
  • Return Shipping/ Pickup:  February 1, 2022

Contact: Ara Koh |