Ends on February 26, 2018

$35.00 USD

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


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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