A new exhibit in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Glass program at the at The Kent State University School of Art.
Submissions accepted April 30 – July 30, 2019
On view in The Payto Gallery located in the Center for the Visual Arts, Kent State University, 325 Terrace drive, Kent, Ohio
September 4 – October 4, 2019.
JURORS: Jurors are Assistant Professor and Head of Glass at Kent State University, Davin Ebanks and Lecturer and Co-chair of Glass at Cleveland Institute of Art, Benjamin Johnson. Artworks will be selected based on originality and innovation, design, technique and craftsmanship. Acceptance will be granted based on digitally submitted images by a “blind” jury process, meaning the jury will not be informed of the artist’s name, background or location. Selected works will be on display The Payto Gallery in the Center for the Visual Arts at Kent State University, September 4 – October 4, 2019.
EXHIBITION AGREEMENT: Submission of a work of art to this exhibition and the completion of the online entry process shall be understood to constitute an agreement on the part of the artist to all the conditions set forth.
ELIGIBILITY: Any current resident of the United States who is over 18 years old may submit work(s) for consideration. Works eligible for consideration must be the result of independent effort unless the collaborator(s) is listed. Works must be no older than 4 years with a completion date on or after October 2015. All works must be original and not a copy or variation of another artist’s work.
AUTHORSHIP: Works eligible for consideration must be the result of independent effort unless the collaborator(s) is listed. The work must be an original design, not a copy or a variation on the original design of another artist working in any medium.
MATERIALS: Eligible work must be primarily glass. Innovative, contemporary work is encouraged.
ONLINE SUBMISSION OF WORK: Each artist may submit one to three original works for consideration. Online submission of works will be accepted by completing theSUBMISSION FORM (click here) beginning April 30, 2019. In order to submit work, you must complete the online submission form by July 30, 2019, and pay the entry fee.
ENTRY FEE: The entry fee is $20, to be paid online.
ENTRY IMAGES: Submissions will be accepted in digital format only. Image quality is extremely important in determining acceptance into a juried exhibition. It is important the work appears as you would wish it to be reproduced, as entry images could be used for promotional material.
Each work entered may have up to three photographs, but only one overall photo is required. You MUST submit a full, overall image showing the entire work.
IMAGE SPECIFICATIONS: images MUST be JPG files. Be sure that each file is a .JPG and carries the extension “.JPG”. Maximum file size is 5MB.
FILE NAMING: For images of the full, entire work, the file name must be Title Of Work.jpg. If you are providing a detail photo, please use the file name Title Of Work_Detail1.jpg. If you are providing a second detail photo, the file should be named Title Of Work_Detail2.jpg. Do not include your name, initials or any other information in the file name. For example, if a work is titled “Kent Glass” then the files will be named Kent Glass.jpg, Kent Glass _Detail1.jpg, and Kent Glass _Detail2.jpg.
NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE: All artists that submit entries will be notified by email on or by August 5, 2019, following the jurying process. Shipping works to and from the School of Art at Kent State University is the responsibility of the exhibiting artist. The artist shall provide a prepaid, self-addressed return shipping label with work.
SALES:The School of Art Collection & Galleries will retain a 30% commission on work sold during the exhibition at The School of Art Collection & Galleries while on tour or on any sale that results from the mediation by The School of Art Collection & Galleries. A work identified on this form as For Sale (e.g. with an established retail price in U.S. dollars) must maintain that status for as long as it is a part of the active Emerging Glass exhibition. Artists whose work is not for sale must indicate NFS in paperwork and must list a valid insurance value in U.S. dollars.
COPYRIGHT NOTICE: Artists will retain all copyrights to their work. Submitting to Emerging Glassgrants The School of Art Collection & Galleries the rights to reproduce and distribute the images through print and electronic media for promotion of the exhibition and its entrants.
AWARDS: The School of Art Collection & Galleries is awarding $500 in prize money. The following monetary awards will be chosen by the jurors:
Best of Show $400
Best Innovative Use of Material $100
April 30, 2019: Submission open
July 30, 2019, at midnight: deadline for submissions
August 5, 2019: artists notified or acceptance or rejection via email
September 4, 2019: Emerging Glass opens
October 4, 2019: Exhibition closes
Calendars and exhibition applications for Payto/Crawford/Atrium Gallery spaces for students and faculty is located here: