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Molten A National Juried Exhibition of Glass and Metal Work
January 11, 2014 to February 15, 2014
St. Charles, Il Fine Line Kavanagh Gallery
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Application Dates:
Sep 12, 2013 - Nov 1, 2013
Application Fee:
Late App. Dates:
Nov 2 - Nov 08, 2013
Additional Late Fee:
Notification Date:
Nov 19, 2013




Fine Line Creative Arts Center presents “Molten,” a national juried exhibition and sale of exceptional glass and metal work. The exhibit is held in the Kavanagh Gallery at Fine Line Creative Arts Center, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit art center located in the Western suburbs of Chicago in St. Charles, IL.

All glass and metal work submitted for “Molten” can be wearable, decorative or functional. Three jurors, who are experts in the field of glass and metals, will choose from the pool of applicants. Artists are selected on the basis of originality and quality of work. Each selected artist may submit up to 10 pieces for display and sale at the show (2 dimensional/hanging pieces must follow hanging requirements indicated below).

The show is produced by Fine Line’s Kavanagh Gallery Committee and will be advertised throughout the Chicagoland area through print media, postcards and on-line advertising. The show charges a sales commission of 30% for any items sold during the show. Fine Line will handle all sales/sales tax and will provide the artist with a check at the end of the show for all sales (less 30% commission).

This is a gallery show, so artists need not be present while the show is open. Attendance at the gallery opening is encouraged but not mandatory. Fine Line will handle the show hanging, show opening and sales. Artists are responsible for the shipping costs and insurance to and from the show.


In recognition of outstanding work, Fine Line presents cash awards for Best of Show and People’s Choice levels of distinction. Cash awards range from ($100 to $250).

Entry Rules:

Each applicant must submit an application, a non-refundable fee and five (5) electronic images for consideration by the jury. Images should be representational of the work to be submitted for the show. One image must be a detailed image. Minimum image resolution should be 300 dpi and 1400-2000 pixels on the longer dimension. Artist statements will be printed and posted at the show. Artists who work together may apply as one if they collaborate on every piece of work.

“Molten” A Glass and Metals Show is a national juried show open to all artists who reside and work in the United States.

Multiple Entries:

If you enter in multiple categories or mediums, you must submit separate application fees and photos to each category you wish to be considered. If only one application is accepted, you may only exhibit work in the accepted category. An image of the same piece of work will not be accepted in more than one category.

2 Dimensional/Hanging Requirements:

All work for wall hanging must be ready to hang. Because of the hanging system we use, you must us a wire hangar (not a metal or saw tooth hangar).

3 Dimensional/Jewelry Submissions:

The Kavanagh Gallery has white pedestals for use during gallery shows. In addition, jewelry will be in locked display cabinets. It would be appreciated if jewelry artists would provide jewelry display items (busts, bracelet displays, earring displays, etc) with their pieces to ensure proper display – although not a requirement. All display pieces will be returned to the artist at the end of the show.

Electronic Applications:

You must be prepared to pay the application fee at the time you fill out the online application and accept the Terms and Conditions.


Minimum image resolution should be 300 dpi and 1400-2000 pixels on the longer dimension.

Artists Statement:

All applicants are required to submit an artist statement limited to 1000 characters. Artist’s statements will be displayed during the gallery show.

Jury Decisions

Jurors’ selections are based on technical skill, quality of workmanship and originality of design as represented in the images submitted. Notification of the jury’s decisions for the 2014 show will be posted online at JAS on or before November 22, 2013. A contract and other forms will follow by email to those accepted into “Molten” A Glass and Metals Show.


Applicants with the highest scores will be invited to exhibit. You will be notified of your status directly after the jury’s decision via the Juried Art Services website. The Fine Line website will post an exhibitors directory as soon as jurying is complete. Images for show promotion will be taken directly from the Juried Art Services website.


There are no booth fees for this show. All work will be displayed in gallery format and artists not need be present for the show (perfect for out of town artists). Fine Line takes a 30% commission on all sales during the show. Artists are responsible for shipping and insurance to and from Fine Line.


Guy J. Bellaver: Mr. Bellaver is a sculptor whose works span many media, including stone, wood, metal and mixed media. His monumental works include major public art and liturgical projects in Geneva, Elgin, and St. Charles, IL, Latrobe and Washington, PA, and Boston, MA. Mr. Bellaver’s sculptures appear in corporate, university, and civic collections of the Forest County Potawatomi Cultural Museum, Crandon, WI, Armstrong County Building, Kittanning, PA, Elgin Community College, Elgin, IL, St. Charles Heritage Center, St. Charles, IL, Forbes Health System, Pittsburgh, PA, Graphite Sales, Inc., Chagrin Falls, OH, H.J. Heinz Corporation’s International Headquarters, Pittsburgh, PA, Hiram College, Hiram, OH, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA, Property Investment Company, Indianapolis, IN, Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, PA, and Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, PA, among others. His work is in private collections around the country. Mr. Bellaver's entire portfolio may be seen on his web site - BellaverStudios.com.

Gail Crosman-Moore: Gail Crosman Moore, an award winning multi disciplinary artist, brings to you many years of arts education, both as teacher and student. Her B.F.A. from Mass College of Art was in the Art Education discipline, which is to say she was able to pursue any/all media. Seduced and stimulated by so many things; surface, form, color and texture that can be readily interpreted through a myriad of materials paired with a lifelong obsession with the ‘Pod Form’ work together as inspiration and a recipe for a ‘job’ never completed. From concept to execution to trade shows and classrooms, the artist/teacher lies at the core. Crosman Moore’s work has been recognized and awarded through publication in many trade magazines, including: Ornament, Beadwork, Bead and Button, Lamagga, and in several books on several subjects, including her work in Felt, Glass, Metal and Paper. Awards include Saul Bell, 2009, an A.R.T. Grant and invitations to teach abroad which include trips to Japan, Switzerland, Netherlands, Denmark, Canada and Great Britain.

Andrea Guarino-Slemmons: Andrea Guarino-Slemmons - has devoted her whole working life to the glass arts. Starting with stained glass while in her teens however she felt the medium too constraining. Fused glass was her next choice but while using a torch to make odd shaped glass pieces and stringers to decorate her work she fell in love with lampworking. That was twenty years ago and she has been making art glass beads full time ever since. The complexity of her beads has evolved with her experience and the availability of new tools, materials and colors. Andrea loves working with metal foils, leaf and various chemicals to create reactions in glass. To find a new color that reacts to create exciting new colors is a joy. Andrea makes a wide range of bead styles and sizes and is continually working on new designs. Lapidary equipment is used to create her special faceted beads. During the last several years Andrea has added silver work to her beads. This has included both PMC and sheet silver creations for earrings and bracelets. She shows her work in two or three major shows and teaches both in her state-of-the-art glass bead making studio in Port Townsend and in studios across the country. She has also taught in many foreign countries.

Show Schedule:

Tuesday, January 7, 2014 – Delivery and check-in of work
Saturday, Jan 11, 2014 – Show opening
Jan 11 – Feb 15, 2014 – Show open to the public from 10am – 5pm Monday – Saturday.
Feb 17, 2014 – Break-down, pick-up and shipping of remaining work.

Show Location:

Fine Line Creative Arts Center
Kavanagh Gallery
37W570 Bolcum Road
St. Charles, IL 60175


Fine Line provides security in the Kavanagh Gallery with 24/7 video monitoring. Insurance is provided to artists during the show. Insurance of items during shipping is the responsibility of the artist (to and from Fine Line).


Any questions?

Fine Line Creative Arts Center
“Molten” A Glass and Metals Show
37W370 Bolcum Rd
St. Charles, IL 60175
Email: amanda@fineline.org
(630) 584-9443 (please ask for Amanda Schleede)
Website: www.fineline.org

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