Workhouse Glass National 2018
October 27, 2018 to January 13, 2019
Lorton, VA
Application Dates
Mar 16 to Sep 26 '18
Application Fee
(see prospectus for details)
Notification Date
Oct 4, 2018


Due to Hurricane Florence, the application deadline will be extended to Sept 26

Workhouse Arts Center

Workhouse Glass National 2018

1st Place 2017-Barbara Atkinson

First Place 2017 - Barbara Atkinson

The Workhouse Arts Center (WAF) is proud to announce a call for entries for its 4th Annual Workhouse Glass National Exhibition 2018. This annual Workhouse Glass National Exhibition 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- Carmen Lozar

Carmen Lozar is an artist and educator who lives in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois. Lozar directs the Merwin and Wakeley Galleries at Illinois Wesleyan University and is a member of the art faculty. She has taught at institutions around the world including Pilchuck Glass School, Penland School of Craft, Pittsburgh Glass School, Appalachian Center for Crafts, The Chrysler Museum, and the Glass Furnace in Istanbul, Turkey. She has had residencies at the Corning Museum of Glass and Penland School of Craft.  Her work is included in many collections including the Bergstrom Mahler Museum, WI and the Museum of Art and Design, NY. Carmen Lozar was the 2008 keynote speaker and demonstrator at the International Flameworking Conference in Salem, NJ. In fall of 2016, Carmen was invited to New Zealand to present at the New Zealand Society of Artists in Glass conference. In May of 2018 Carmen will travel to Murano, Italy to present at the Glass Art Society conference. Lozar exhibits her work widely throughout the United States and is represented by major galleries in Seattle and Chicago. 

Second Place 2017 - Ji Eun Yoon

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.

Please visit  for a detailed prospectus or visit for detailed prospectus and to apply.

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 proof read your entries carefully as this will be the information used to generate any publicity information.

by Mary Higgins

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

All U.S. and Canadian artists- $30

(Fee is non-refundable - payable thru PayPal when applying) for up to 3 entries (2 images (including one detail) per entry max.). 

Entry form and application may be found online at  


Best of Show- $500

1st place-$350

2nd Place-$250-Sponsored by Workhouse Glass Program

2 Honorable Mentions

House of Cards by Sarah Vaughn


Detailed information and Registration form: Available online March 14, 2018
Entry Submittal deadline:  September 19, 2018
Acceptance notification: on/after October 1, 2018
Acceptance Contracts due by October 22, 2018
Delivery of accepted work-being shipped: Due by October 19, 2018

Delivery of accepted work-being hand-delivered: October 22, 2018 10am-5pm only!
Installation: October 22-26, 2018
Exhibition Dates: October 27, 2018-January 13, 2019
Opening Reception: November 10, 2018 from 6pm-8pm

Return of Shipped Artwork:  Starting January 15, 2019

Pick-up of Delivered Artwork: January 14, 2019 10am-5pm only!


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.  Artist must provide a pre-paid return shipping label or check to cover 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 2018

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.


An Opening Reception will occur on November 10, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Workhouse Arts Center-Vulcan Gallery.

2017 Poster