Application Deadline for ENTRIES

DUE BY February 26, 2018 @ midnight

GoggleWorks Center for the Arts is a place to develop skills, ask questions, experiment freely, and investigate the human spirit. Here we create dialogue between the established and the experimental, the contemporary and the traditional. Through exceptional arts education and engaging community programming, we inspire people to expand the boundaries of art making, personal growth, and appreciation for material culture.

GoggleWorks is pleased to announce an open call to all professional artists, age 18 and up, who design and produce their own work, to show in our 11th Annual Juried Exhibition. Open to all media, this exhibition aims to curate a selection of exemplary contemporary work from artists around the country. A catalog will be published by GoggleWorks Center for the Arts containing artists' bios and images of work(s), together with the juror's bio and statement.

About the Juror:

Thora Jacobson, Former Executive Director of Fleisher Art Memorial, and current Executive Director  of Philadelphia Art Alliance.


Important Dates:
February 26, 2018 - all entries due by midnight
March 31, 2018 acceptance/rejection emails will be sent
April 30, 2018 Mailed work due at the gallery and
                         Hand delivered work intake 10am-6pm
May 4, 2018 - opening reception 5:30-7:30pm
May 5 - June 3, 2018 - exhibition dates
June 4, 2018 Hand delivered work pick up 10am- 6pm

Eligibility:

Open to all professional artist, ages 18 and up, who design and produce their own work. Work must have been created within the last three years and may not have been previously shown at GoggleWorks Center for the Arts. All work MUST BE FOR SALE. All media welcomed; video artists must supply their own equipment.

Display:

All work MUST BE WIRED to gallery standards. NO SAWTOOTH HANGERS/NO CLIPS.

Insurance:

Coverage begins upon the physical acceptance of the artwork. Artists are responsible for insurance during shopping and for work left after the return deadline. Artworks will be covered for the sale price, minus the commission, up to $5000.

Delivery/Shipping:

Detailed instructions will be emailed to all accepted entrants. Shipped work must include prepaid box(es) and return label(s), and must use plexiglass on any glazed works. Airfloat boxes are strongly recommended. NO PACKING PEANUTS. A $35 handling fee must be included with any shipped work.

Sales:

GoggleWorks Center for the Arts retains a 35% commission on all sales.

How to Apply:

All submissions must be entered via our online submission form. Entrants must create a Submittable username and password, then log in to complete their submission. Applicants are allowed to submit up to three artworks. Images must be in .jpg format - max. 1500x1500 pixels, at 300dpi. Video submissions must be uploaded as MP4. All applicants must submit a 75-100 word artist statement. Please note that entries will be disqualified for failure to follow the submission guidelines/instructions.

Fees:

$35 per submission. Submissions can include up to three artworks.

About GoggleWorks Center for the Arts:

Located in the former Willson Goggle Factory building, GoggleWorks Center for the Arts is the largest arts center of its kind in the country. The 145,000 square foot complex features six teaching studios in ceramics, hot and warm glass, metalsmithing, photography, and woodworking; 35 juried artist studios; and houses dozens of dance, music, arts, and other creative businesses and cultural organizations. GoggleWorks also includes several exhibition galleries, a 130-seat film theatre, café, and gift store, featuring handcrafted works by over 200 artists working within our walls and beyond. GoggleWorks is open to the public daily from 9am-9pm. Admission (excluding special events) and parking are always free. Learn more at goggleworks.org.

Applications for studio space in the GoggleWorks are now being accepted from artists who are serious about pur­suing their art in the professional setting of a community facility. Studios are intended to be for working artists and although artists may display and sell work from their studios, the primary function of the studio is to cre­ate art. Studios at the GoggleWorks will be awarded to artists as selected by the GoggleWorks Exhibition Committee.

The GoggleWorks is looking for artists who:

• demonstrate a commitment to their career through an existing body of work

• have achieved a high degree of creative ability & technical facility, display obvious talent, and have nurtured an individual vision

• are creating original art- the artwork must be the artist’s original concept and produced by the artist.

• show proven ability in their chosen medium through some combination of the following:

• participation in juried shows

• professional experience

• in the case of emerging artists, references from teachers or mentors

Studio sizes begin at 150 sq./ft. Rent includes heat, electricity, air conditioning, and parking. Artists are respon­sible for their own phones and any other communication/computer connections. The building has a security system, loading dock and freight elevators. An additional charge will be imposed for utility use beyond average usage and/or the installation of special equipment in a studio (e.g. electricity for kiln, special exhaust system). All studios have natural light as well as fluorescent shop lights with day lighting bulbs. Artists are responsible for any special additional lighting. Because the studio rental fee is subsidized, it is the responsibility of each studio artist to contribute to the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts in the following ways:

• 6 hours per month of volunteer time for and at the GoggleWorks

• Attend artist meetings and Special Events

• Use of studio for producing artwork and having studio open to the public at least 20 hours per week during the GoggleWorks open hours of operation

• Sign and comply with GoggleWorks house rules and commission policy

 Additional conditions for artists renting studios at the GoggleWorks include:

• Studio space is to be left in same condition upon departure from GoggleWorks as upon arrival.

• A security deposit of one month’s rent or $200 (whichever is greater) in addition to the first month’s rent is due upon signature of the lease.

• Rent is due on the 1st of the month. Rent paid after the 10th of the month will incur a 10% penalty fee.

• Failure to pay rent will result in eviction from the studio.

• Commencing with their initial lease, each studio artist will be offered a one year lease.

• Artists are expected to work in their studios on a consistent and ongoing basis. Non-use of studio space is cause for eviction or non-renewal of lease.

The GoggleWorks is open to the public Daily 11:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Artists have access to the GoggleWorks facility 7 days a week, 24 hours per day.

To apply for an artist studio at the GoggleWorks:

[ ]     Complete this “Artist Application” form online

[ ]     Submit in the online application 10-15 pieces of representative work with summary page of title, medium, size and date of execution. For 3D work, please submit 3 images of each piece. Please number images to coincide with summary page.

[ ]    Submit an artist’s statement (one page or less)

[ ]    Submit a current resume/CV

[ ]    Submit any additional support materials you believe are relevant (i.e. reviews, recommendations,  etc.)

FEE: A non-refundable fee of $10.00

Deadlines for submission are on the first of the month September through June. The process goes through the GoggleWorks Exhibitions Committee consisting of 14 voting members and several advisors. A response will be given within a week after the second Tuesday of the month.

 Cohen Gallery Specifics

Located on the first floor, the largest gallery in the GoggleWorks is divided into two distinct spaces and is capable of hosting either one major show or two separate exhibitions simultaneously. The West side of the gallery, approx. 2,700 sq. ft. and has a wood floor. The East side, approx. 3,100 sq. ft. and has a concrete floor. Both sides of the gallery feature movable walls that are 4ft. wide and 8ft. high and large windows for natural light, in addition to the adjustable track lights.

Submission Guidelines: Any artist interested in exhibiting in either side of the Cohen Gallery should submit a proposal for consideration. Normally only large organizations are given both sides of the gallery. Please  submit  following  the guidelines outlined below.

 *   Summary of theme or idea for the exhibition (1 page or less)

*   portfolio of 15-20 images

*   Artist bio/CV or organization mission statement

National organizations must have an OUTSIDE juror of the member works. The organizers i.e. president, chairs, etc. may not show their own work UNLESS it has been through the jury process. The juror may include one sample of their work for exhibition if they so desire. The juror MUST follow the request of the gallery as it pertains to the numbers of pieces to be exhibited.

 

ALL WRITTEN MATERIALS SUBMITTED SHOULD BE IN A PDF DOCUMENT.

ALL IMAGES SHOULD BE IN A JPG FORMAT.


Hallway Space 2nd, 3rd and 4th Floors

Space for displaying artwork. It holds approx. 12-20 wall-mounted pieces, depending on size and wall space chosen.

This space is available to rent.

The rental fee is $50 per month with a two month limit

 (1st - 28th except Feb).

There is a 15% commission on any work sold.
(No commission if the sales are handled directly by the artist).

There is a rolling submission for Hallway Space. The process goes through the GoggleWorks Gallery Director. A response will be given within a week of submission.

Submission Guidelines: Any artist interested in exhibiting in the Schmidt Gallery should submit a proposal for consideration.  Please  submit  following  the guidelines outlined below:

 *   Summary of theme or idea for the exhibition (1 page or less)

*   portfolio of 5-10 images

*   Artist bio/CV or organization mission statement 

ALL WRITTEN MATERIALS SUBMITTED SHOULD BE IN A PDF DOCUMENT.

ALL IMAGES SHOULD BE IN A JPG FORMAT.