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The Cup, The Mug 2020

Exhibition dates: November 7 – December 4, 2020


The fifth annual The Cup, The Mug exhibition at Main Street Arts features work by 55 artists from 24 states. A national juried exhibition of drinking vessels, this year’s The Cup, The Mug exhibition was juried by Christina Erives of Helena, MT and Masa Sasaki of Atlanta, GA.

Artwork copyright retained by each artist.


Artists included:


Hadi Abbas (Orlando, FL)

Camilla Ascher (Baltimore, MD)

Casey Beck (St. Paul, MN)

Eve Behar (Sag Harbor, NY)

Collin Blackmore (Earlville, NY)

Sandy Blain (Tempe, AZ)

Tracy L. Burton (Chicago, IL)

Brooke Cashion (Alfred, NY)

Joey Chiarello (Honolulu, HI)

Marissa Childers (Norman, OK)

Rachel Consolazio (Apalachin, NY)

Indigo Cristol (Independence, MO)

John Cummings (Biltmore Lake, NC)

Becca Dilldine (Cookeville, TN)

Jaden Estes Carlson (Saegertown, PA)

Allee Etheridge (Carrollton, TX)

Shiloh Gastello (Portland, OR)

Amber Hamblin (El Cajon, CA)

Christine Herron (Wakefield, RI)

Zoey Murphy Houser (Newark, NY)

Carla Hughes (Harlingen, TX)

James Kelly (Denver, CO)

Michael Klapthor (Decatur, GA)

Ara Koh (Washington, DC)

Laura Konecne and Nate Ditzler (Wichita Falls, TX)

Stephanie Lenertz (Minneapolis, MN)

Jessi Maddocks (Berthoud, CO)

Esther Lee Mech (Watkinsville, GA)

Dominique Mediak-Pirigyi (Buffalo, NY)

Charlotte Middleton (Floyd, VA)

Ray Morales (Miami, FL)

Rick Nickel (Norfolk, VA)

Caitlyn O'Neal (Columbia, MO)

Lorraine Olderman (Carmel, NY)

Heather Ossandon (Philadelphia, PA)

Kym Owens (San Marcos, TX)

Brent Pafford (Eugene, OR)

Ashley Paskov (Edinboro, PA)

Carla Prinster (Tucson, AZ)

Tyler Quintin (St. Petersburg, FL)

Don Reynolds (Bridgeport, CT)

Aaron Rotchadl (Moab, UT)

Baiba Rozite (Milwaukee, WI)

Merry Skyer (Holley, NY)

Alec Smith (Grosse Pointe, MI)

Michelle Summers (Akron, OH)

Mark Tarabula (Schuylerville, NY)

Marianne E. Tolosa (Arlington, VA)

Maliya Travers-Crumb (Rochester, NY)

Molly Uravitch (Minneapolis, MN)

Mark Vander Heide (Detroit, MI)

Casey Whittier (Kansas City, MO)

Matthew A Yanchuk (Long Island City, NY)

Meghan Yarnell (Perrysburg, OH)

Levi Yastrow (Chicago, IL)



Juror Statements:


"What a pleasure to get to examine so many wonderful cups. It was exciting to see such a wonderful range of material, form, and surfaces. I was particularly drawn to the amount of character and playfulness in many of these submissions. Many left such a lingering image in mind after viewing them that proved their quality and skill to be unforgettable. I think the toughest choice in this show will be which cup to take home!"

— Christina Erives


"It was a great pleasure to participate in the jurying process. All of the outstanding artists that submitted cups should be commended. Along with the demonstration of technical skill, I looked for artistic expression that embodies both aesthetic quality and originality. Each of the cups we reviewed had exceptional desirable characteristics and choosing a winner was challenging indeed. "

— Masa Sasaki




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