Call for Empty Bowls!

Sunday, February 1, 2015 at 10:00 am–
Friday, May 15, 2015 at 5:00 pm
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
4848 Main STreet, Houston, Texas 77002 (Map)

The Empty Bowls Houston Steering Committee invites artists working in all media to help celebrate the organization’s 11th year by creating and donating handmade bowls for Empty Bowls Houston 2015, taking place May 16 at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft.

Last year, artists from colleges, K-12 schools, group studios, and individuals donated over 2000 bowls in clay, wood, fiber, glass, metal, and other media! With bowl sales, plus cash donations from sponsors like Whole Foods Market, the Ceramic Store, and Archway Gallery, Empty Bowls Houston netted more than $87,000 for the Houston Food Bank. Leveraging its charities and distribution networks, the Food Bank was able to utilize these funds to provide 261,000 meals for people in Houston, Harris County, and surrounding counties whose food bowls would otherwise be empty.

Bowls may be dropped off beginning the first week of May at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 4848 Main Street (Tuesday through Sunday), or the Ceramic Store, 1002 W. 11th Street (Monday through Saturday).

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Call for Sponsor Presentation Bowls
The Empty Bowls Steering Committee is seeking proposals from local artists to create “Presentation Bowls,” which will be presented to the major sponsors of this year’s Empty Bowls Houston in gratitude for their monetary donations, critical support, and participation. These special bowls can be made in the artist’s preferred material(s) (ceramic, glass, wood, metal, mosaic, paper, fabric, etc., including combinations) and should have an inscription featuring “Empty Bowls 2015” and the sponsor’s name (for example, “Whole Foods Market.”)

Proposals must be received by March 22, and selected artists will be notified by April 1. Each selected artist will receive a commission of $100. To receive a prospectus, including requirements for proposals, please contact Renee LeBlanc at