Call Detail
All that Glitters
Gallery One
408 N Pearl Street
Ellensburg, WA 98926

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Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: National
State: Washington
Entry Deadline: 1/30/18
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 6
Audio - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 6
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 6
Total Media - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 6
Entry Fee (Media Fee): $10.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum):$10.00

All That Glitters
Deadline Extended to:  January 30, 2018
GALLERY ONE VISUAL ARTS CENTER announces their fourth national juried exhibition titled ALL THAT GLITTERS celebrating their 50th golden anniversary year.  Entries of work in any medium that exemplifies the idea of gold will be accepted from across the nation and juried by Keith Lewis and Tariqa Waters for inclusion in a month-long exhibition, March of 2018 in the beautifully restored Gallery One in downtown Ellensburg. Opportunities for lectures, workshops, and/or special events will be offered to select artists to accompany the exhibition. $1000 in awards will be distributed by the juror and an exhibition catalog will be created. Gallery One houses four art galleries and ALL THAT GLITTERS will be featured in the Main and the Mezzanine Galleries. Please check our website for more information. Go to for a virtual tour of our galleries.

Questions:  Call Gallery One Visual Art Center at 509-925-2670 or email
Media:  All mediums that reference “gold” including:

  • painting, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, installation, video, photography and new media
  • artwork can made of gold, utilize the color gold as a primary element, or conceptually reference gold

Images:  maximum of 6 artwork entries (Due to limitations on the Cafe' entry system if your work requires a detail, we suggest uploading an image that combines two views into one. Otherwise you may pay an additional fee to upload a second detail image.)

Entry fee:  $20 for first entry - $10 each additional entry

Jurors:  Keith Lewis received his BS in Chemistry from Dickinson College in 1981 and his MFA in Jewelry & Metalsmithing from Kent State University in 1993. He has been teaching at CWU since 1994, where he is currently a CWU Distinguished Professor in the art department. In addition to his work as an artist and teacher, he has also written for a number of publications including Metalsmith, New Art Examiner and Artweek and has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) and of the Metalsmith magazine Editorial Advisory Board.

His jewelry deals with issues of sexual identity, loss, memory and the notion of jewelry as a transportable polemic. It has been widely published and shown both nationally and internationally and is represented in a number of significant public and private collections, including the Tacoma Art Museum, The Houston Museum of Fine Arts, The Rotasa Foundation (CA), The Boardman Family Collection (CA), The Porter/Price Collection (NC), the collection of Susan Beech (CA), The Smithsonian Institution and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Tariqa Waters manages a multi-faceted practice as a visual artist, alternative gallerist, curator and educator. Waters was born in Richmond, Virginia. She taught herself to be a painter, learning from other artists in her family and spent a period of time working as a muralist in Sicily. She exhibited her paintings in group exhibitions in the Metro D.C. area and in Atlanta where she lived prior to moving to Seattle in 2012. In only four years in Seattle, Waters has made an indelible mark on the city’s arts community and the Pioneer Square neighborhood. Between her many projects, including hosting a conversation as part of the 2017 Seattle Art Fair, Waters makes time to mentor and inspire the next generation of artists.

·         $400 -- Most Innovative Artwork
·         $250 -- Best traditional use of gold
·         $250 -- Best non-traditional use of gold
·         $100 -- Award of Merit
·         $100 -- Gallery Pick
·         a printed catalog for all exhibiting artists
·         a pdf of the catalog will be available online

Open to all artists 18 years and older residing in the USA.  Accepted entries MUST be identical to submitted images or the work will not be exhibited. Acceptance implies the use of your images and your name in any printed or online publicity. All work must have been completed within the last three years, originals only (no reproductions), and cannot be completed under the direction of an instructor or as a matriculated student.

Entry Guidelines:

  • all entries will be submitted through, also known as Café
  • digital images must be cropped to include artwork only, no frames, mountings or added text unless they are considered part of the piece
  • images will not be accepted after 11:59pm, January 29, 2018, MST
  •  email notifications will be sent to all entrants February 12, 2018
  •  artists may not substitute, alter, change sales price, or withdraw work after it has been accepted
  •  Gallery One reserves the right to refuse any entry which does not meet the criteria listed
  •  artwork must be for sale and artists received a 60% commission of the retail value
  • refunds will not be granted to applicants who do not meet the guidelines for entry or who are not selected for the exhibition
  • the artist is responsible for notifying the gallery of any changes or deviations in address or contact info from what is listed on the Cafe' website

January 30, 2018               deadline for entries
February 12, 2018              Email notifications sent
February 20-23, 2018         shipped entries must arrive at Gallery One (do not send work early)
February 24-25, 2018         hand-delivered works may be dropped off at Gallery One
March 2, 2018                    opening reception from 5 to 8pm with awards at 6:15pm
April 1 & 2, 2018                hand-delivered work picked up
April 3, 2018                      return shipping begins

Accepted artwork:

  • 2D framed artwork must use Plexiglas or Acrylic unless prior approval is obtained
  • 3D artwork, must include clear handling and display instructions
  • special needs for displaying artwork must be pre-approved prior to shipping
  • artist statements/bios and high resolution Jpegs will be requested for the catalog
  • a loan agreement will be emailed with your acceptance and must accompany the artwork
  • gallery shipping address and other info will be included in the notification email if accepted

Artists are responsible for round trip shipping and insurance (during shipping) of artworks.  All shipments must include a prepaid return shipping label or shipping charge account number and be shipped in a container appropriate for reuse in return shipping. NO PACKING PEANUTS PLEASE. Gallery One will insure artworks for the artist’s commission value while on the premises (60% of retail). 

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