Application Deadline for entries: Sunday April 7, 2024 @ Midnight.

GoggleWorks is pleased to announce an open call to all professional artists, age 18 and up, who design and produce their own work, to show in our 16th Annual Juried Exhibition. Open to both 2D and 3D artwork, this exhibition aims to curate a selection of exemplary contemporary work from artists around the country.

Important Dates

April 7, 2024: All entries due by midnight
May 1, 2024: Acceptance/Rejection emails will be sent
May 30, 2024: Mail delivered artwork due at GoggleWorks
May 31, 2024: Hand delivered work intake (10am-12pm and 3pm-6pm)
June 27, 2024 – August 6, 2024: Exhibition dates
July 5, 2024: Gallery Reception & Award Ceremony, 6-8pm
August 7, 2024: Hand delivered work pick up (10am-12pm and 3pm-6pm)
Week of August 19th, 2024: Begin shipping mail delivered artworks

Awards

Exhibition Award – GoggleWorks staff will award a solo exhibition to an artist whose work aligns with the GoggleWorks mission of transforming lives through unique interactions with art. A $400 stipend will be available to the artist at the time of contract signing.

Awarded by the Juror
Best in Show – $350
First Runner Up – $250
Second Runner Up – $150
Honorable Mentions (3) – $50

About the Juror: Colleen Gutwein O'Neal

Colleen Gutwein O’Neal is a photographer, curator, and educator from the Northeastern United States. Her seminal work, The Newark Artists Photo Documentary Project, pays tribute to and immortalizes through photographs and web presence, ninety-six artists within the Newark arts community from 2013-2018. Digital and traditional photographic methods were employed as a way of paying homage to the artists as well as the industrial and photographic history of Newark. O’Neal’s current work, now, for a little while, utilizes photography and sound as a mode of visceral engagement with time and place.

A natural extension of her photographic work, O’Neal has been curating exhibitions in non- profit, commercial, pop-up and institutional galleries since 2004 including Index Art Center, Newark NJ, Brick + Mortar Gallery, Easton PA, Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers Newark. Her curatorial style is collaborative with artists, investigating the tactile and transcendental at the intersections of art, environment, and activism.

O’Neal has six years of teaching experience as an adjunct professor in digital photography, darkroom photography, studio art, and seminar in contemporary art. Her work has been published in Hycide and Nowhere Magazines, and held in the permanent collections of the Newark Public Library and the Thomas J. Watson Library, Metropolitan Museum of Art. She is currently a second-year PhD student in American Studies studying public humanities, conceptual arts, environmental injustice and urban development at Rutgers University, Newark.

How to Apply

All submissions must be entered via our online submission form. Entrants must create a Submittable username and password, then log in to complete their submission. Applicants are allowed to submit up to three artworks. Images must be in .jpg format – max. 1500×1500 pixels, at 300dpi. Video submissions must be uploaded as MP4. Please label digital submissions file names: LAST NAME_FIRST NAME_TITLE_MEDIUM_DIMENSION. All applicants must submit a 75-200 word artist statement that will be published in the online catalog. Please note that entries will be disqualified for failure to follow the submission guidelines/instructions.

Interested in Applying?

Click here for the Submittable Page!