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


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 has dedicated herself to photography, curation, and academic pursuits in art, environmental injustice, and public humanities. Trained in traditional film photography and darkroom practices, and self-trained in digital formats, O’Neal utilizes a combination of gelatin silver prints, digital C-types, and Polaroids along with sound recordings to create portraits, self-portraits and conceptual works.

Her photographic work is inspired by Roland Barthes’ concepts of stadium and punctum. The archiving of people and places through imagery is a response to politically motivated archive maintenance and destruction inspired by Michel-Rolph Troulliot’s perception of power and historical narrative. Her work is held in collections including Newark Public Library and the Thomas J. Watson Library, Metropolitan Museum of Art.

O’Neal curates at non-profit, commercial, institutional, and pop-up galleries. Major themes her curatorial practice involve scale and form, language and symbiology, nostalgia, history, communication, ethereal solitude, representation in community based collective archiving, local and global environmental interventions, and political activism. She works with artists by collaboratively following lines of inquiry departing from a central, anchored theme.

Academically, O’Neal engages both as a student and educator while she openly rejecting the structural inequalities rampant in higher-education. She is also a member and strong supporter of the Rutgers AAUP-AFT Union. O’Neal has college level teaching experience in darkroom and digital photography, senior studio capstones, and seminars in contemporary art. O’Neal completed her master’s degree in American Studies with a focus on public humanities and is currently earning her PhD in American Studies, continuing to focus on public humanities, conceptual art, 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!