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Call for Donations of Handmade Mugs

2020 Gallery Exhibitions | Call for Submissions
Art Rental and Sales Gallery | Call for Submissions
Gallery Shop Submission

Call for Donations of Handmade Mugs

MUGSHOTS–AGSA Spring Open House & Fundraiser 2019

Each year Art Gallery of St Albert (AGSA) holds a fundraiser to raise much needed funds to support programming and exhibitions. To celebrate our newly renovated barrier-free building we invite the public to join us for MUGSHOTS! This month-long sale and clay extravaganza runs from June 6–29 and features hands-on programs, professional demonstrations, creativity, and silly puns, all with the goal of raising funds and sharing our passion for art with the entire community.  

Artists, artisans, ceramicists and potters are encouraged to show their generosity by supporting AGSA with a donation of a handmade ceramic mug they have created  

Donated mugs will be sold and photos of the mugs (AKA the MUGSHOTS) will be widely shared on social media and our website. Publicity includes a short bio of the artist who created the piece, and links to their websites or social media accounts 

Mugs are sold in two categories: Artist Category ($40 value/ sales price) and Community ($20 value/ sales price).  Prices reflect that this is an event with the intention of raising funds.  

Donations are welcome from creators of all ages, backgrounds and experiences. Send us your newly-made mugs, your beautiful experiments, your lonely or ugly mugs, or that-mug-that-just-hasn’t-found-the-right-home-yet!  


To submit a mug to MUGSHOTS please send: 

  • A good quality digital photo of the mug that you would like to donate (the file should be no more than 5 MB) 
  • Corresponding credits (including title, medium, dimensions, year of creation and retail price) 
  • A completed copy of the application form (see below) 
  • Multiple submissions are welcome, and can be sent in the same email 
  • A short description of the process, design, inspiration or fun fact about for your mug. (optional) 

Please email your submissions to rentalsales@artsandheritage.ca no later than May 31, 2019 


Please note that: 

  • All applicants will be contacted by June 4, 2019 
  • Tax receipts will only be issued in the ‘Artist’ category. Successful applicants will receive a tax receipt for their donation for the 2019 tax year in accordance with CRA rules and standards  
  • Mugs should be food-safe (contact us for more information if required) 


If you are interested in volunteering during this event, please contact Emily Baker at exhibitions@artsandheritage.ca 

Funds raised during MUGSHOTS will sustain our exceptional services to the community, including free admission to the gallery, and low fees for all of our community and studio art programs. Art Gallery of St. Albert is part of the Arts and Heritage Foundation (Registered charitable organization 868543331 RR0001, #200, 20 Perron Street, St Albert, AB T8N 1E4, incorporated in Alberta).  

The MUGSHOTS fundraiser will cost us $850 and we expect to raise $5,000

MUGSHOTS: Mug Submission Form

call for donations
  • Mug Details:

  • Drop files here or
  • All donated mugs should be food safe. Please indicate if oven/ dishwasher safe.

2020 Gallery Exhibitions | Call for Submissions is now closed.

Exhibition Information for Artists

Rental and Sales Gallery Call for Submissions

We are not currently accepting submissions for the Art Rental & Sales Gallery. Please check back in 2019.

Gallery Shop Submissions

The Art Gallery of St. Albert Gallery Shop is seeking submissions from craft artists, designers, and artisans in the community and beyond who would like to have their work featured in our retail space. Our shop represents over 30 regional makers, and has become a destination retail space for buyers of unique handmade, high-quality jewelry, housewares, and gift items influenced by fine art and design.

Artists receive 60% commission on all sales. Retail sale price is set by the artist.


Submission Deadline:

  • Ongoing, submissions will be reviewed on a monthly basis


Submission guidelines:

  • Up to six (6) samples of work may be submitted as digital images with proper documentation, including medium and sale price.
  • Selected pieces must look professional and be ready for sale. Work will be refused if it does not meet this requirement.
  • Please include with your submission a current résumé or CV, and a one paragraph artist’s biography.
  • We require that if selected, works be available to the Art Gallery of St. Albert Gallery Shop for no less than one year.


If work is inactive for a period of more than six (6) months, the Gallery Shop reserves the right to return the piece(s).

The Art Gallery of St. Albert Gallery Shop will contact successful applicants within four weeks of receipt of submission.


Please email, mail or drop off submissions to:

Art Gallery of St. Albert, 19 Perron Street, St. Albert, AB T8N 1E5  Attn: Gallery Shop