All That Glitters: National Juried Call

Entry Deadline:  January 29, 2017
Enter Here: CAFE’

GALLERY ONE VISUAL ARTS CENTER announces their fourth national juried exhibition titled ALL THAT GLITTERS. In celebration of their 50th anniversary, entries of  work of or about 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. $1100 in awards will be distributed by the jurors and an exhibition catalog will be created. Gallery One houses four art galleries and this exhibit will be featured in the Main and the Mezzanine Gallery spaces.

Questions:  Call Gallery One Visual Art Center at 509-925-2670 or email


  • painting, sculpture, installation, jewelry, ceramics, 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

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 — Director’s Choice
·         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
  • 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 29, 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
Artwork Specifications:

  • 2D artwork must be ready to hang, all shipped 2D framed artwork must use Plexiglas or Acrylic  
  • 3D artwork must include clear handling/installation 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
  • 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. Please do not send stamps for return postage. NO PACKING PEANUTS PLEASE. Gallery One will insure artworks for the artist’s commission value while on the premises (60% of retail).