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The American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA) is delighted to announce the revival of our juried exhibition, Fahrenheit 2024. Launched in 2018, Fahrenheit 2018 received an overwhelming response and showcased over 80 artists’ best ceramic creations juried by Patti Warashina. 

This year, AMOCA aims to feature the talents of artists contributing to the contemporary ceramic arts community. We are honored to announce that Kathy King, Director of the Ceramics Program at Harvard University, is our esteemed juror for this year’s exhibition. The application deadline for Fahrenheit 2024 is October 15, 2023, and the exhibition will be on view at AMOCA from January 20-September 8, 2024.

Artists whose works are selected through the jurying process will be celebrated at the opening reception. This exhibition will provide an invaluable platform for showcasing a diverse range of new work and foster recognition within the ceramics community.


  • Open to artists aged 18 or older residing in the United States.
  • Each artist may submit one work; up to three images can be uploaded.
  • Artwork may be available for sale. Artists will receive 60% of the retail price on any sales. 
  • Submissions should represent artwork created within the past two years.
  • For shipped work, artwork dimensions must not exceed 24” in any direction.
  • For hand-delivered work, artwork dimensions must not exceed 36” in any direction.
  • Artwork should be exhibition-ready, with the artist responsible for providing any necessary mounting fixtures. Pedestals will be provided by AMOCA.
  • Artwork must consist of at least 60% clay.
  • AMOCA reserves the right to decline any artwork that arrives damaged or does not match the application submission.

To promote equity, Fahrenheit has a low-cost application fee of $10, which helps defray the costs of using Submittable. If this fee presents a hardship for you, email us at exhibitions@amoca.org to request a fee waiver. 


Selected artists are responsible for shipping/insurance fees to AMOCA. 

AMOCA will pay for return shipping and insurance (insurance will be covered up to $1,500) for any unsold work. Artists are responsible to inform AMOCA if there are any changes to the return address provided in the application. Failure to do so may result in the artwork being returned to the wrong address or to AMOCA, in which case, the artist will be responsible for the cost of reshipping the work.

Drop Off & Pick Up 

Local artists may drop off and pick up the artwork in person at AMOCA during designated hours. Any work not picked up by the designated time will become the property of AMOCA unless otherwise agreed to with the Exhibition Manager.


By applying to Fahrenheit 2024, applicants agree to the following schedule if selected to exhibit:

  • Application Open: September 4, 2023 
  • Application Deadline: October 15, 2023
  • Jury Notification: November 7, 2023
  • Shipped Work Due: Friday, December 1, 2023
  • Hand-Delivered Work Drop Off: December 4 - 15, 2023 
  • Opening Reception: Saturday, January 20, 2024, 3 PM - 6 PM 
  • Exhibition Dates: January 20, 2024 -  September 8, 2024
  • Pick Up for Hand-Delivered Work: September 9 - 13, 2024
  • Return of Shipped Work: October 11, 2024


Artwork will be judged on the creative use of material, originality, and craftsmanship.


AMOCA appreciates your taking the time and participating in our call for ceramic artists. We wish every artist the best of luck and look forward to seeing your submission! If you have any questions or concerns, please call our Exhibition Manager, Pam Aliaga, at (909) 865-3146 or email them at exhibitions@amoca.org. 

Best of Show

Will be selected by Kathy King and be awarded a Vault exhibition in 2025-26.


Kathy King is an active studio artist in the Boston area and an Instructor and Director of Education at the Ceramics Program – Office for the Arts at Harvard in Allston, MA. She has taught at Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI, and University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth, MA, and was an Associate Professor at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia, until 2007. Her undergraduate work included the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA, and she received her BA in Studio Art with a major in Ceramics from Connecticut College, New London, CT, in 1990.  She received her MFA from the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL, in 1998. She has given workshops and lectures at over seventy-five colleges, schools, and art centers throughout the USA. The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts featured King as an Emerging Artist in 1999, a Demonstrating Artist in 2002, a co-juror with Mark Burns for the 2012 National Student Juried Show, and a lecturer and panelist. The Boston Foundation, Boston, MA, recently awarded her a Brother Thomas Fellowship. Her work can also be found in numerous publications and periodicals, including Ceramics: Art and Perception, Studio Potter, Clay Times, Art Papers, and Ceramics Monthly. Learn more on King’s website.

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