Call Detail
Breaking (not) Bad

Entry Deadline: 10/28/22
Application Closed
Number of Applications Allowed: 3

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $30.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Unspecified
State: Illinois
Event Dates: 11/25/22 - 1/14/23

About This Exhibition:

Artists creating works out of broken or repurposed materials is part of a tradition that has been referred to as  ‘junk art’, born out of rebellion and the freedom to make art art of almost anything. In the field of contemporary mosaic arts, “picassiette” or the use the up-cycling of broken ware, is a specific form of expression among many practitioners. Although it can be a materially driven art form, the up-cycling of broken ware has more emotional reasoning behind the artist’s choices of broken or unbroken shards and objects that each may have a personal connection with.

The Gallery of Contemporary Mosaics is doing a call to artists for "Breaking (not) Bad", a juried  exhibition featuring a collection of works by artists who work in “picassiette” up-cycled, repurposed, or non-traditional mosaic materials.

Application Requirements:

Artists must submit at least two photos per application, one overall and one detail image. 

Each application is for one piece. If you would like to apply a second or third piece, please email and we will give you $5 off your next submission for this call!



- All work MUST be of original design. Absolutely NO copies, reproductions or works by other artists or any other copyrighted material will be considered. An exception will be made for reproductions made in the Ravenna Technique Workshop/ ancient mosaics.

- Decorative art will not be considered. This includes but not limited to tables, mirrors, vases, boxes, etc.

- All work must be ready to hang/exhibit and ready/wired for hanging upon arrival. Work with saw-tooth hanger or wired inappropriately for the weight of the work will NOT be shown.

- Size/Weight Restrictions: 2D work must not exceed 36” (in either direction, without frame) and 25 lbs.

- 3D work must be stable and be able to be secured on a 12” square pedestal.

- No artwork will be removed before the exhibition closing date.

-All Images should be submitted Digitally in 300 dpi jpeg format.

- All exhibited works must be for sale (40% commission to GoCM for sales)


- Artists are responsible for shipping and insuring accepted work in a sturdy, reusable box or crate.

- Return shipping and insurance MUST be prepaid, with labels and included with the work upon arrival.

- Absolutely NO packing peanuts whether packed by artist or packing service.

- Hand deliveries no later than November 18th, 2022

- Shipping instructions will be included with acceptance notification.


- GoCM takes all reasonable care in handling and displaying entries. GoCM is not responsible for any loss, damage or deterioration of artwork while in its possession. Artists are responsible for appropriately insuring their artwork during the show and while in transit.

- Sending an entry to this show implies an agreement with all conditions set forth in the prospectus and grants the sponsors the right to reproduce any work for catalog and/or publicity.

- GoCM is not responsible for work not picked up 10 days after the show ends.

- GoCM reserves the right to reject any work that differs from the submitted image or that is deemed too dangerous or fragile to display

Eligibility Requirements:

Open to all mosaic artists.