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Class Act
January 11, 2019 to March 10, 2019
The Gallery of Contemporary Mosaics, Chicago
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Application Dates:
Sep 21, 2018 - Nov 28, 2018
Application Fee:
Notification Date:
Dec 5, 2018


January 11- March 10, 2019

The Gallery of Contemporary Mosaics, Chicago

Exhibition Prospectus

The Gallery of Contemporary Mosaics, Chicago is pleased to announce “Class Act” a juried exhibition by works of past and present students of The Chicago Mosaic School (2005-present). The exhibition will showcase the diverse works being created by local, national and international artists who have studied at The Chicago Mosaic School during their careers. The exhibition will illustrate the diverse scope of contemporary mosaic arts and the students that have grown as artists in their educational experience(s) at CMS. The exhibition will take place January 11- March 10, 2019. The opening reception will take place on Friday, January 11th at GoCM, from 6-10pm. The exhibition will juried by the curatorial board of The Chicago Mosaic School.

The Gallery of Contemporary Mosaics (GoCM) exhibits internationally renowned masters, emerging and established contemporary mosaic artists. GoCM is the only US gallery dedicated exclusively to promotes artists working in mosaic art . The gallery showcases works by a variety of renowned artists worldwide who exemplify technical excellence through a multitude of approaches, styles and materials.  GoCM is located in Chicago’s historic Edgewater neighborhood and affiliated with The Chicago Mosaic School (CMS), the preeminent center for Mosaic Arts education in the Americas.


Sept 24, 2018

Submissions accepted online.

Nov 28, 2018

Submission deadline

Nov 27, 2018

Jurying Opens

Nov 30, 2018

Jurying Completed

Dec 3 2018

Notification of acceptance by email

Jan 6, 2019

All works must be received at CMS

Jan 11, 2019

Exhibition Opens

Jan 11 , 2019

Opening Reception; 6 – 10pm

Mar 10, 2019

Exhibition Closes

Mar 24, 2019

Artwork shipped back to artists

- All work MUST be of original design. Absolutely NO copies, reproductions or works by other artists or any other copyrighted material will be considered. An exception will be made for reproductions made in the Ravenna Technique Workshop/ ancient mosaics.

- Decorative art will not be considered. This includes but not limited to tables, mirrors, vases, boxes, etc.

- All work must be ready to exhibit and ready/wired for hanging upon arrival. Work with saw-tooth hanger or wired inappropriately for the weight of the work will NOT be shown.

- Size/Weight Restrictions: 2D work must not exceed 30” (in either direction, without frame) and 25 lbs.

- 3D work must be stable and secure on a 12” square pedestal.

- No artwork will be removed before the exhibition closing date.

-All Images should be submitted Digitally in 300 dpi jpeg format.

- Artists are encouraged to offer their works for sale.

- The Gallery of Contemporary Mosaics (GoCM) will take 30% of all sales.

- Artists are responsible for shipping and insuring their work in a sturdy, reusable box or crate.

- Return shipping and insurance MUST be prepaid, with labels and included with the work upon arrival.

Failure to follow these guidelines may result in a non-refundable disqualification from this exhibition.

- Absolutely NO packing peanuts whether packed by artist or packing service.

- Hand deliveries no later than  January 4th, 2019

- Shipping instructions will be included with acceptance notification.

- GoCM takes all reasonable care in handling and displaying entries. GoCM is not responsible for any loss, damage or deterioration of artwork while in its possession. Artists are responsible for appropriately insuring their artwork during the show and while in transit.

- Sending an entry to this show implies an agreement with all conditions set forth in the prospectus and grants the sponsors the right to reproduce any work for catalog and/or publicity.

- GoCM is not responsible for work not picked up 10 days after the show ends.

- GoCM reserves the right to reject any work that differs from the submitted image or that is deemed too dangerous or fragile to display

The Gallery of Contemporary Mosaics

1127 West Granville Avenue

Chicago, IL 60660

773 856 6778

Art Exhibit Release of Liability Form 

Artist grants permission for exhibit organizers to reproduce his/her name, information describing his/her work, representations of his/her work and any other information he/she has provided for the purpose of display, promotion and publicity either now or in the future. 

Artist agrees to display, pack, transport and provide for the return of his/her artwork at his/her own risk and expense. 

If Artist is not available on-site to display, re-pack or re-transport his/her work, he/she gives permission to the exhibit organizers to do so on his/her behalf at his/her own risk and expense. Works left over 10 days become the property of The Gallery of Contemporary Mosaics. 

Release of Liability: The gallery shall not be liable for any injury to Artist, their personnel, agents or employees or for any damage or loss of Artist’s work, equipment or other personal property arising out of the above Art Exhibitions, the mounting and/or any other activities involved in the preparation and/or presentation of the Art Exhibitions. Artist agrees to assume all risk of damage to or loss of his/her own art from whatever cause. Artist further agrees to release and to hold harmless the entities listed on Exhibit B, which is attached hereto and incorporated herein by this reference, and The Gallery of Contemporary Mosaics, its officers, directors, employees, volunteers and agents from any and all liabilities and damages to art work and/or persons as a result of any part of Artist’s participation in the Exhibit. 

Indemnification: Artist shall indemnify, save and hold harmless The Gallery of Contemporary Mosaics or The Chicago Mosaic School, its officers, directors, employees, volunteers and agents and the participating exhibition venues from any and all claims, demands, causes of action and judgments, losses, costs and expenses, including but not limited to reasonable attorney’s fees, arising due to the negligence of Artist, their employees, agents or other personnel hereunder, including but not limited to any representation, warranty, term and/or condition of this Agreement. 

Insurance: Artist shall be solely and exclusively responsible to insure properly and adequately their work and property. 

Assignment: Neither Party shall assign to transfer any of its rights or obligations under this Agreement and any attempt to do so shall be void and of no effect. 

Waiver and Effective Nullity: Waiver by either party of any provision of this Agreement shall not operate or be construed as a waiver of any provision by such party at any time hereafter. The nullity of any provision hereunder shall not affect the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions hereunder of the Agreement, which shall survive.


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