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Application Deadline: ENTRIES DUE BY FEBRUARY 28, 2017 @ 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:

Lisa Tremper Hanover was named Director & CEO of the James A. Michener Art Museum in March 2012 after a successful tenure as Director of the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College. While at the Berman, she coordinated and supervised the establishment of the first museum program on the Ursinus campus, organized over 300 exhibitions and attendant programming, expanded the permanent collection to over 4,000 works of art, and raised the profile of the institution to a national level. Successful endowment and capital campaigns resulted in a dramatic expansion with one of the only visible storage galleries in an academic museum in the country. The Berman Museum achieved accreditation status with the American Alliance of Museums in December 2004.

As leader of the Michener Art Museum program, Hanover has overseen the transformation of the physical facility with new façade landscaping, revitalization of permanent collection galleries, refreshed curatorial efforts, a celebration of the Museum’s 25th Anniversary of operation, and negotiated for the highly successful exhibition From Philadelphia to Monaco: Grace Kelly – Beyond the Icon presented in 2013-2014 to over 100,000 visitors. The Michener was accredited by the American Alliance of Museums in 2001 and achieved subsequent reaccreditation in 2016.. A leader in the museum field, Hanover has conducted numerous Museum Assessment Program reviews and served on AAM Accreditation teams.

In addition to presenting at numerous regional and national conferences, Hanover has served as President of the Association of Academic Museums & Galleries, Pennsylvania Federation of Museums & Historical Organizations, and presented over 250 public lectures to professional organizations. Hanover has juried over 85 art exhibitions and public art commissions and served on the Board of Directors of the Wayne Art Center, The Baum School of Art, and the Wood Turning Center of Philadelphia.

Important Dates:
February 28, 2017 - all entries due by midnight
March 31, 2017 acceptance/rejection emails will be sent
April 25, 2017 Mailed work due at the gallery and
                         Hand delivered work intake 10am-6pm
April 28, 2017 - opening reception 5:30-7:30pm
April 29 - June 4, 2017 - exhibition dates
June 5, 2017 Hand delivered work pick up 10am- 6pm


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


$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.

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