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Prospectus
Breaking Ground
July 2, 2021 to September 18, 2021
The Gallery of Contemporary Mosaics, Chicago
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Application Dates:
May 1, 2021 - Jun 1, 2021
Application Fee:
$20.00
Notification Date:
Jun 8, 2021

 

 

  G A L L E R Y  o f  C O N T E M P O R A R Y  M O S A I C S


Breaking Ground

Exhibition Prospectus

The Gallery of Contemporary Mosaics, Chicago is pleased to announce “Breaking Ground” an exhibition of ceramic based mosaics. GoCM present an exhibition that showcases works that combine two ancient art forms- clay and mosaic. Works include handmade clay elements, tiles, broken dishes and china explore the material and textural qualities of both mediums within a contemporary context.‚Äč


“Breaking Ground” will include work by both featured and juried artists.


The exhibition will take place July 2nd – Septermber 18th, 2021, both at the gallery and in an online event. The opening reception is pending per current COVID-19 guidelines. 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.
 


C A L E N D A R

May 1, 2021

  Submissions accepted online.

June 1, 2021

  Submission deadline

June 2, 2021

  Jurying Opens

June 5, 2021

  Jurying Completed

June 8, 2021

  Notification of acceptance by email

June 27, 2021

  All works must be received at CMS

July 2, 2021

  Exhibition Opens

July 2, 2021

  OPENING RECEPTION TO BE DETERMINED

Sept 18, 2021

  Exhibition Closes

Sept 20, 2021

  Artwork shipped back to artists

 


A P P L I C A T I O N   F E E

  • $20 for one entry. Each entry may include two detail images (detail, or back, or side, or second view). To add a second entry, you will need to create a second application.  
     

E L I G I B I L I T Y / R E S T R I C T I O N S /

G U I D E L I N E S

  • Open to all artists working in ceramic based mosaics
     
  • All work MUST be of original design. Absolutely NO copies, reproductions or works by other artists or any other copyrighted material will be considered.
     
  • Decorative art will not be considered. This includes but not limited to tables, mirrors, vases, boxes, etc.
     
  • All work must be ready to hang/exhibit and ready with heavy hanging wire 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 36” (in either direction, without frame) and 25 lbs.
     
  • 3D work must be stable and be able to be secured 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.
     

S A L E S

  • All exhibited works must be for sale (40% commission to GoCM for sales)

 


A R T   D E L I V E R Y

  • Artists are responsible for shipping and insuring accepted work in a sturdy, reusable box or crate.
     
  • Return shipping and insurance MUST be prepaid, with labels and included with the work upon arrival.
     
  • Absolutely NO packing peanuts whether packed by artist or packing service. Any piece shipped with packing peanuts may not be exhibited.
     
  • Hand deliveries no later than June 27h, 2021.
     
  • Shipping instructions will be included with acceptance notification.

 


R I G H T S,  R E S P O N S I B I L I T I E S  A N D 

L I A B I L I T Y

  • 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.
     

 

 


G A L L E R Y  of  C O N T E M P O R A R Y  M O S A I C S


1127 West Granville Avenue • Chicago, IL 60660 • 773 856 6778
gocmosaics@gmail.com

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