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October 1, 2021 to January 8, 2022
The Gallery of Contemporary Mosaics, Chicago
  Application Opens:
Aug 6, 2021

Application Dates:
Aug 6, 2021 - Sep 1, 2021
Application Fee:
Notification Date:
Sep 13, 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



Exhibition Prospectus




The pandemic has been a time of suffering loss and sadness yet also allowed for space to reflect, ponder, dream and feel gratitude. Many artists retreated to safe spaces to practice social distancing and delve into creative projects and pursuits. The Gallery of Contemporary Mosaics (GoCM), Chicago is pleased to announce “Pandemic Portraiture” a juried and invitation exhibition will explore how artists working in mosaic and mixed media create art that immortalizes this unique moment in time.


The exhibition will take place October 1st, 2021 – January 8th, 2022, at GoCM.  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.


Aug 6, 2021

Submissions accepted online.

Sept 1, 2021

Submission deadline

Sept 8, 2021

Jurying Opens

Sept 10, 2021

Jurying Completed

Sept 13, 2021

Notification of acceptance by email

Sept 25, 2021

All works must be received at CMS

Oct 1, 2021

Exhibition Opens



Jan 8, 2022

Exhibition Closes

Jan 14, 2022

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.

- 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.

Entry Fee

$20 for 1 image (includes up to 2 detail or second view images). You may enter multiple times.

NOTE: At least 1 detail image is required.

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


- 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 September 25, 2021

- 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



Gallery of Contemporary Mosaics

1127 West Granville Avenue

Chicago, IL 60660

773 856 6778

  Application Opens: Aug 6, 2021



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