9th Annual Workhouse Glass National
November 4, 2023 to January 14, 2024
Lorton, VA
Application Dates
Jun 16 to Sep 23 '23
Application Fee
(see prospectus for details)
Notification Date
Oct 6, 2023



A R T S  C E N T E R

9th Annual Workhouse Glass National 2023


The Workhouse Arts Center (WAF) is proud to announce its “Call for Entries” for its 9th Annual Workhouse Glass National Exhibition 2023. This is an “Open Call” for functional and/or sculptural glass artworks.  The Workhouse Arts Center is very excited to promote and display the breadth of contemporary glass artwork being created throughout the USA and Canada. 

Juror - Kristina Logan 

Workhouse GlassKRISTINA LOGAN has been working with glass for over 30 years and is recognized internationally for her precisely patterned glass beads, jewelry, and objects. Kristina's work has been collected by The Smithsonian Museum of American Art: Renwick Gallery, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning NY, and the Musée du Verre de Sars-Poteries, France. 

The Corning Museum of Glass writes-- “...the work of Kristina Logan stands out for its originality, sophistication, and innovation.”

Kristina is a passionate maker as well as educator.  She has taught workshops internationally and in the United States in private studios and at the Penland School of Crafts, Haystack  Mountain School of Crafts, Urban Glass, and The Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass. 

Photo by Kristen Julianna Photography


Entry Guidelines 

Open to all glass artists 18 years and older residing in the U.S. and Canada.

All works must be primarily Glass. Mixed media works will be accepted only if glass materials are the primary media.  The juror will make final determinations.  Size is limited to artwork that fits through a standard door. Floor works must be firmly stable.  Large scale installations shall be installed by artist.  Wall-mounted pieces are limited to 20 lbs. per section.  Work must have been produced within the last 3 years.

Selections will be conducted from images of works. No substitutions will be allowed.  Artists may submit up to 3 entries with two images (including one detail) of each, not to exceed 6 images. Please title the submitted image file with Artist Name and Artwork Title. For example, Jane Doe - Flower Petals. Please proofread your entries carefully as this will be the information used to generate any publicity information.

Image Submission Guidelines

Please be prepared to submit the following when applying online:

·       Name

·       Title

·       Year completed

·       Type of glass and finishing method

·       Size (inches) H x W x D

·       Weight (lbs.)

·       Insurance Value/ Retail Price

·       A brief artist statement of no more than 150 words describing your work

* Artist must be ready to upload professional quality JPG images.

* The resolution of images should be 150DPI minimum; 300DPI maximum.

* Images need to be smaller than 15MB.

Entry Fee 

Non-refundable $30 for up to 3 artworks/entries.


Best of Show- $500

1st place - $350

2nd Place - $250

2 Honorable Mentions 


Detailed information and Registration form: Available online June 16, 2023

Entry Submittal deadline:  September 23, 2023

Acceptance notification: on/after October 6, 2023

Acceptance Contracts due by October 13, 2023

Delivery of accepted work-being shipped: Due by October 27, 2023

Delivery of accepted work-being hand-delivered: October 30, 2022, 10am - 5pm only!

Installation: October 30 – November 3

Exhibition Dates: November 4, 2023 – January 14, 2024

Opening Reception: November 11, 2023, from 6pm - 8pm

Return of Shipped Artwork:  Starting January 17, 2024

Pick-up of Delivered Artwork: January 15, 2024, 10am - 5pm only!

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An Opening Reception will occur on November 11, 2023 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Workhouse Arts Center-Vulcan Gallery.

Terms and Conditions


Artists are responsible for shipping their work to and from the Workhouse Arts Center and insuring it while in transit.  Works may be shipped, or hand delivered to the Workhouse Arts Center.  Works must be shipped in reusable containers and packaging for re-packing and return shipping must be included, as well as instructions for how to repack the work for return shipping. The Workhouse is not responsible for any damages that may occur to works during shipping.  Artist must provide a pre-paid return shipping label or check to cover the return shipping costs*.  

Please! No Shipping Peanuts!  If you must use them, please place in bags first! 

Accepted work and contracts should be shipped/mailed to: 

Workhouse Arts Center
Workhouse Glass National 2023
Gallery Bldg. W-16
9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton Virginia 22079 

*Any check received for return shipping should be for the same amount as it costs to ship to the Workhouse Arts Center.  When determining return shipping cost, artist must be sure to use same address as it was sent from. 

Insurance and Sales 

The Workhouse Arts Center agrees to hold safe the work(s) of art and agrees, if unsold upon completion of the consignment period, to return the work(s) of art in the same condition as received, less reasonable wear and tear.  Artists are encouraged to insure artwork(s). The Workhouse Arts Center is harmless for any damage or loss whatsoever.

The Workhouse Arts Center agrees to try to sell the work(s) of art at the price listed on the online application.  Prices cannot be increased or decreased unless the Workhouse Arts Center receives those instructions in writing.

The Workhouse Arts Center will conduct all sales through their sales gallery.  A 30% commission on sales will be taken by the Workhouse Arts Center.   

Photography and Permissions

Accepted artists agree to allow the Workhouse Arts Center to photograph work while on display for educational and publicity purposes. Images of accepted entries will be retained for the Workhouse Arts Center archives and may be reproduced and posted on its website and in printed materials.

It is understood that works in the exhibition may be photographed, telecast, and reproduced for press and publicity purposes including but not limited to reproduction in newspapers, periodicals, magazines, in television programs and on the internet about the exhibition and the Workhouse Arts Center.