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Return to Eating, Drinking, and Merriment Exhibit

The Return to Eating, Drinking, and Merriment art exhibit is a hybrid show—specifically both a nationally-juried ceramic cup and bowl show combined with a regional non­ceramic show organized around the theme of eating, drinking, and merriment. Celebrate the ways that food and drink bring together people and bring joy to our lives.

Join us on opening day, Friday, October 7, between 7-9pm for curator remarks and juror awards. Thank you to Artifacts Framing and Let’s Meat on the Avenue for sponsoring the awards! Mark your calendar now or set a reminder through Eventbrite.

Plus join us online on Saturday, October 8 at 7:30pm for Cocktails with the Curator. Curator Stephen Lally will share his vision for this hybrid exhibit, share details about the award winners (selected by juror Jeremy Wallace), and answer questions in a casual gathering. The online platform allows for participants from across the country to attend. Juried in to the National Ceramic Cup show include artists from Alabama, Illinois, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, New York, as well as local DMV artists. Register at to receive the online meeting link.

The juror for the National Ceramic Cup Show and awards is Jeremy Wallace (@wallaceceramics), a wood and soda fire potter. His work uses form, texture, and atmospheric firing to capture the beauty of raw clay in the finished vessel. His work has been exhibited nationally, he has taught classes and workshops at multiple clay studios, and he was chosen as a Ceramics Monthly Emerging Artist in 2016. He maintains his studio practice at Baltimore Clayworks.

The exhibit runs October 7-29, 2022 at Del Ray Artisans gallery in the Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22301. Gallery hours are Thursday 12-6pm, Friday 12-9pm, Saturday 12-6pm, and Sunday 12-6pm (closed the last Sunday of the month).