Call Detail

Glass Currents

Entry Deadline: 3/20/17
Application Closed


Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3

Entry Fee (Glass Currents): $25.00

Glass Currents Inaugural Exhibition

The Glass Alliance of Northern California and Association of Clay and Glass Artists are pleased to announce their Inaugural Exhibition at the Richmond Art Center, presenting a contemporary survey of glass art.  With the American Studio Glass Movement having early roots in the Bay Area, this exhibition serves to honor this region's place in history, while providing a contemporary view of where glass art has evolved to, today.  This call is for a juried fine art exhibition showcasing the best in emerging and established artists, who meet the eligibility requirements, and create work primarily from glass. 



Drop Off of Artwork (Hand Delivered) - Friday May 26  - Saturday May 27, 2017 ( Time TBA )

Shipped Artwork Due                                 May 17 – May 24, 2017

Opening Reception                                     Saturday,  June 10, 2017:    5 – 7:00 PM

Exhibition on View                                      June 14 – August 19, 2017

Exhibition Closes                                         Saturday, August 19, 2017

Pick Up                                                          Sunday, August 20 – Monday August 21, 2017 



Please email with any questions regarding this call.



The Juror for this exhibition is JoAnn Edwards, Executive Director of the San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design.  JoAnn Edwards has overseen the Museum of Craft and Design’s vision and growth since its founding in downtown San Francisco in 2003 to its relocation and acclaimed 2013 grand reopening in San Francisco’s historic Dogpatch district.

Through the development of highly celebrated and innovative exhibitions and MakeArt educational programs, the Museum of Craft and Design has grown under Edwards’ leadership into an internationally recognized cultural institution that extends the institutional mission beyond its brick and mortar space. 



A $25 non-refundable entry fee is required to submit three (3) works of art.

If you are a member of the Glass Alliance of Northern California (GLANC), or a member of the Association of Clay and Glass (ACGA), your discounted, non-refundable entry fee is $20.  Enter your coupon code at checkout, to receive the discount.  You must be a current member of one of these organizations, to receive the discount, or your application will be rejected.



This juried exhibition is open to any artist who fulfills the following criteria:

      1.  Minimum of 18 years old.

      2. Connected to the state of CALIFORNIA by birth, residency or schooling (from a degree granting institution).  YOU DO NOT HAVE TO LIVE IN CALIFORNIA CURRENTLY TO APPLY TO THIS CALL, IF you were born in California, or have a degree from an accredited institution in California.

Collaborative work from a maximum of 2 members in an artist team is eligible, if both artists meet the eligibility requirements.



All artwork uses glass as its main medium.

Both 2D and 3D will be accepted.  

All hanging hardware with instructions must accompany 2D work.

No video or installation works will be accepted.

All work must be the artist’s original design and creation; not copied from copyrighted materials.

For any artwork that requires non-standard set up or any artwork with more than one component piece, all hardware must be included along with detailed instructions and photos.



TWO Dimensional Work:  24” x 24” maximum size.

THREE Dimensional:  Weight must not exceed 50 lbs. ; heavy work must be installed by the artist

                             Size must not exceed  22” w  x  22” d x  35” h maximum.

All works received must be architecturally stable, or they will be rejected from the exhibition

All works must be gallery ready for installation.

* The Art Center reserves the right to reject accepted work that differs significantly from the submitted images, is inadequately prepared for installation, or appears unusually fragile.



All artists must drop off their work at the Richmond Art Center:  Friday May 26  - Saturday May 27 ( Time TBA )

If you are shipping your artwork, it must arrive at the Richmond Art Center May 17 – May 24, 2017

If the artist chooses to ship artwork:

       1.  Artists are responsible for round-trip shipping and insurance (during shipping) of artworks.  Artists will receive labels and detailed delivery directions upon selection.

       2.  All shipments MUST include a prepaid Return Shipping label and be shipped in a container appropriate for re-use in return shipping.  Place the Return Shipping postage within the artwork container inside an envelope labeled with the artist’s name and “Return Shipping Postage”.  Any works received without Return Shipping provided will be disqualified and immediately shipped back at the artist’s expense.

      3.  Work will be repackaged for return shipment in the same containers that were submitted.  Include any instructions that are necessary for repacking your work.



All artwork must be for sale.

The Richmond Art Center will retain a 40% commission on all sales.

If there is loss or damage to the artwork while on display, the work will be covered by the Richmond Art Center’s insurance as determined by an independent claims adjuster.  The Richmond Art Center will only insure the work while on display. The Richmond Art Center will only insure the work up to $5,000. The Richmond Art Center will not insure the work while in transit or in the care of an art handler. It is recommended that the artist insure the work while in transit.

The Richmond Art Center is not liable for damage during shipping.



All entries must be picked up by the artist at the conclusion of the exhibition.

If the artist chooses to ship entries, return-shipping postage must be included upon submission of artwork (see shipping instructions above).

Any entry not picked up by 5 pm on Monday, August 21 will become the property of the Richmond Art Center and may be disposed of at their discretion, unless previous arrangements have been made with the Curator.