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GATHERING: Contemporary Glass from the Heartland 2016
Indiana Glass Arts Alliance
203 Surrey Hill
Noblesville, IN 46062

Entry Deadline: 8/15/16
Application Closed


Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6

Entry Fee (Artist may submit THREE (3) works of art.): $40.00

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GATHERING: Contemporary Glass from the Heartland is a juried exhibition showcasing the best of emerging and established glass artists from Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Wisconsin—the heartland of America. It is sponsored by the Indiana Glass Arts Alliance (IGAA), a non-profit organization located in Indianapolis, Indiana, Ball State University School of Art and Goezler Investment Management.

Tuesday, September 27 – Friday, October 28, 2016

Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin

$40 non-refundable entry fee is required to submit three (3) works of art.

This juried exhibition is open to any artist who fulfills the following criteria:
  • Minimum of 18 years old.
  • Connected to the REGION by birth, residency or schooling (from a degree granting institution), but does not need to be currently residing in the Region.
  • Completed the submitted artwork in the past two (2) years (2014-2016).
  • All artwork uses glass as its main medium.
  • Submitted artwork has NOT been previously accepted or included in IGAA's 2014 or 2015 exhibitions.
Artists compete for up to $2500 in total cash awards. 

Carmen Lozar
Carmen Lozar was awarded a residency at the Corning Museum of Glass prior to attending graduate school at Alfred University where she received the MFA in 2003. Lozar has been a demonstrating artist for two Glass Art Society conferences, and was the keynote speaker and demonstrator for the International Flameworking Conference in Salem New Jersey in 2008. She was recently awarded “Rising Star of the 21st Century” from the Museum of American Glass.   In 2011, Lozar taught at the Penland School of Craft in North Carolina and in 2013 at Pilchuck Glass School. In September of 2013 she returned to the Corning Museum of Glass for a second residency.

Lozar shows her work throughout the United States and is represented by major galleries in Seattle and Chicago. Carmen Lozar lives in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois where she maintains a studio and is a member of the art faculty in the Ames School of Art at Illinois Wesleyan University.

Studio artist; Teaching: Illinois Wesleyan University (IL), Pilchuck Glass School (WA), Penland School of Craft (NC), Pratt Fine Art Center (WA), Exhibitions: SOFA Chicago, Saunders Gallery (IL), Residencies: Corning Museum of Glass (NY).
Click HERE to learn more about Carmen Lozar.

Jeff Ballard
Born in Illinois in 1977 Jeff was convinced early on that he would eventually work in the field of two dimensional art. It wasn't until his second year at the University of Illinois that his curiosity lead him to earning a BFA in Glass in 2000. Upon graduation, Jeff chose to nurture the technical aspects of the medium as Production Manager and Head Designer at various studios across the Southwest United States. On the job training was supplemented heavily with master classes at venues such as Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Pittsburgh Glass Center, Eugene Glass School, and as a scholarship student at Pilchuck Glass School.

He attended Pilchuck as a Teaching Assistant and has been invited back each summer as Craftsperson in Residence for the last eight years. His international career began in 2010 with a Teaching Assistant position at the Glass Furnace in Istanbul and a residency at the Laskomppania in Nuutajarvi, Finland. Since then Jeff has maintained an international presence by teaching, lecturing and exhibiting across the globe in places such as South Korea, Turkey, Finland, Germany, and Denmark. In 2012 Jeff received a prestigious US Arts Envoy grant to help introduce a glass blowing program for underprivileged youth at Berlin Glas e.V. in Berlin, Germany. In 2013, Jeff spent six weeks on residency at North Lands Creative glass in Lybster, Scotland and was a featured artist at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma.
Click HERE to learn more about Jeff Ballard.

Atrium Gallery 
College of Fine Arts
Ball State University
Art and Journalism Building, Room 101
1101 North McKinley Avenue
Muncie, IN 47306
Phone: 765.285.5838
Fax: 765.285.5275

About the Atrium Gallery:
The mission of the Atrium Gallery is the promotion and appreciation of the visual arts for studio artists, educators, and designers. Closely aligned with the School of Art at Ball State, the gallery serves as an important educational tool as it provides opportunities for students, faculty, and the broader arts community to showcase works and view the artwork of others. Educational benefits for the university community are the purpose of all exhibits.

Gallery Hours:
Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm EST
Saturday, 1pm-4pm EST
Closed Sundays & all holidays and breaks observed by Ball State University.

Date:  Friday, September 30, 2016
Time:  4pm - 6pm (EST)
Location:  Atrium Gallery, Ball State University.
Demonstration: Immediately following the reception, there will be a demonstration by juror, Jeff Ballard, at the Marilyn K. Glick Center for Glass located on the Ball State University campus.

1. A $40 non-refundable entry fee entitles the artist to submit up to THREE (3) works of art.

2. Digital Images of Artwork: Artists may submit a maximum of TWO (2) images per artwork.
  • The second image may be a detail of the artwork.
  • Digital images of artwork submitted must be a non-altered representation of the actual artwork to be considered for exhibition.
  • IGAA and the Atrium Gallery reserve the right to decline artwork if it does not closely resemble the original digital image(s) submitted to the jurors.
3. Artwork Limitations: Work may not exceed approximately 13 ft. as a vertical dimension and may not exceed 250 lbs in total weight. 

4. Artwork Acceptance: Only artists with accepted artwork will be notified by email the week of August 22, 2016.

5. No Artwork Substitution: After acceptance into the exhibition, no artwork substitutions will be allowed unless the artwork has been damaged during shipment to the gallery. Then, the artist may re-create the accepted artwork to the best of his/her abilities for inclusion in the exhibition.

6. No Artwork Removal: After acceptance into the exhibition, artwork may NOT be withdrawn or removed at any time from the exhibition. If the artwork is withdrawn or removed before October 28, 2016, the artist will be excluded from all future IGAA exhibitions and the artist will forfeit any awards.

7. Artwork Delivery & Pickup: Artwork must be delivered to the gallery by September 16, 2016. Detailed information regarding shipping or hand-delivering artwork to the Atrium Gallery and pick-up after the exhibition has ended will be included in the Artwork Acceptance email notification.

8. Awards: Artists will be notified if they have won an award in the Artwork Acceptance email notification. The specific award will be revealed at the Opening Reception on September 30th, 2016.

9. Sales:
  • Price of artwork may not be changed after it has been delivered to the Atrium Gallery.
  • Indiana Glass Arts Alliance will process transactions and subtract a 25% commission
  • All submitted artwork must be reasonably priced and available for sale.
  • Purchased artwork must remain in the show until October 28, 2016.
  • Payment to the artist on any artwork sale or awards received will occur 3-4 weeks after the exhibition closes.
10. Insurance: The Atrium Gallery will insure all artwork while it is on its premises and included in the exhibition. All artists with accepted artwork must sign an Incoming Loan Form including a value for each work (for insurance purposes) provided by the Atrium Gallery before the gallery will accept delivery of the artwork.