“Balance and Harmony” A joint exhibition by the SGS and the Contemporary Glass Society

Deadline: 26/07/2024

City: Glasgow  |  Region: Lanarkshire  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Contemporary Glass Society (CGS)

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“Balance and Harmony” is a joint exhibition by the Scottish Glass Society and the Contemporary Glass Society celebrating contemporary glass art created by members of both societies. The exhibition runs from 18th to 25th September 2024 at the Trades Hall, Glasgow, coinciding with the Glasgow ‘Doors Open’ week. Private View/Opening on Tuesday, 17th September at 6 pm. Closing date for Submissions is Friday, 26th July 2024.

“Balance and Harmony” A joint exhibition by the Scottish Glass Society and the Contemporary Glass Society

Wednesday, 18th September to Wednesday, 25th September 2024

Private View / Opening on Tuesday, 17th September at 6 pm

Closing date for Submissions Friday, 26th July 2024

Theme:

In 2024, the Scottish Glass Society (SGS) invited the Contemporary Glass Society (CGS) to collaborate on a joint exhibition of contemporary glass art created by members of both societies. This is a selected exhibition with the theme of “Balance & Harmony “open to all members of SGS and CGS.

The exhibition will be held in the Trades Hall, Glasgow, in the Merchant City area and runs from Wednesday, 18th to Wednesday, 25th September 2024, coinciding with the Glasgow ‘Doors Open’ week. 

"Balance & Harmony" is a compelling and profound theme for an exhibition, evoking a sense of equilibrium, serenity, and interconnectedness.  This theme invites artists to explore the interplay between contrasting elements, whether it be through form, colour, texture, or concept, and to express the inherent beauty found in harmonious coexistence.

Artists may choose to interpret this theme in a myriad of ways, addressing not only the balance and unity within their individual artworks but also reflecting on broader societal, environmental, and spiritual notions of harmony and equilibrium.

Artworks inspired by "Balance & Harmony" could range from serene and contemplative pieces that embody a visual sense of tranquillity to compositions that ingeniously juxtapose disparate elements to create a cohesive and balanced whole.  From the use of complementary colours and textures to the incorporation of symbolic imagery representing harmony and equilibrium, the potential for artistic exploration within this theme is vast.

The aim of the "Balance & Harmony" exhibition is to demonstrate the wonderful and amazing contemporary glass that makers of SGS and CGS create and to let the public appreciate and enjoy its magical colours, textures, use of light and variety of techniques. 

It is also an opportunity for the public to not only discover their own local glass artists but also to encounter work from other SGS and CGS members. The work displayed will feature as wide a range of techniques as possible.

The entry fee is £40 per application for members The fee for students is £20. This entitles applicants to include a maximum of three entries.  Non-members of SGS or CGS are welcome to apply but must join SGS or CGS. 

There will be an additional fee of £15 if the applicant is unable to invigilate during the exhibition opening. This will be charged separately once an artist has been accepted.

Links for membership:

https://scottishglasssociety.com/register/          

https://cgs.org.uk/join-today/

All work should be for sale. There will be a commission of 30% on sales and you should reflect this in the price of your artefact for sale. 

The closing date for entries is 5 pm on Friday 26th July, 2024.

Any questions contact us through Curatorspace.

This is a selected show open to all members of the Scottish Glass Society and CGS members. 

Criteria:

This is a selected exhibition for all SGS and CGS members. Our aim is to include as many entries as possible, subject to space limitations at the venue.  Any selection will be based on the number of applications received and the need to represent as many artists as possible.  Consequently, not all work entered will necessary be exhibited.

  • Entrants must be paid up members of either the Scottish Glass Society or the Contemporary Glass Society.
  • Work must comprise of at least 50% medium of glass.
  • Work submitted for consideration must have been made after 1st January 2020.
  • It must be possible to deliver selected works to the Trades House, Glasgow on 16th September, 2024.
  • The work must be available from 12th September until 7th October to allow time to pack and return work following the end of the exhibition.
  • The work must be for sale.
  • The artist must complete all points included in the application form.
  • Artists may submit up to three pieces of work, taking into account that all artists must be equally represented within the exhibition.
  • Work must be resilient to both heat and light as it is not possible to control environmental factors in the venue.


Packaging and Transport:

  • Each artist selected for inclusion in the exhibition must deliver their work to the Trades Hall, Glasgow.
  • Collection of the work at the end of the exhibition must be from Trades Hall or the artist must arrange for collection by a courier. In the case of work returned overseas it is the responsibility of the artist to ensure all customs documentation is correct and available. It is the reposibility of the artist to provide their courier with all neccessary documentation for the return of their work through customs to the Country of origin. 
  • All work returned to artists  will be at the artist’s own expense. It will be the responsibility of the artists to insure work during transportation.
  • If your work is to be returned by courier, please note the dimensions and weight of your parcel prior to dispatch to the exhibition so that you can provide this information to arrange collection of your work.  We will be unable to provide this information to you.
  • With any work being sent from overseas, all import costs and customs duties, plus negotiations with customs etc are the sole responsibilities of the artist.
  • A delivery note must be included with the work and work is to be labelled. The Delivery Note is to include your name, title of work and wholesale ( Artist ) price.  A template Delivery Note will be forwarded to you if your work is accepted for the exhibition. Please use!
  • When work is delivered to the venue, it must be well packaged.  Your packaging will be retained and used to return your work to you.  Please attach a label to your packaging which must include your name and a small image of your piece/s and sizes.
  • All work must be clean and damage free ready to hang / display.

 
Insurance:

Insurance is not provided by either venue or SGS or CGS for temporary exhibitions, and each artist must ensure they have their own public liability insurance cover to exhibit in public spaces. This must be confirmed on the attached application form.

(Insurance is available at www.a-n.co.uk/about/type/insurance if you do not already have cover; also annual PL and Professional Indemnity insurance is included in membership of the Scottish Artists Union http://www.sau.org.uk/, cost £60 per year.)

No responsibility can be accepted by the venue for any damage incurred to exhibits whilst on the premises either on display or in storage nor during transit.

Logistics:

  • Volunteers from SGS and CGS will install the exhibition and also take it down. 
  • Supervision of the space is provided by exhibiting artists during opening hours, you are required to invigilate for a half day or pay an additional fee of £15. Those who are unable to invigilate will be invoiced separately.
  • A Doodle poll will be used for managing invigilation.
  • Please indicate if you can provide your own plinth.


Selling:

The entry fee for both the exhibitions will be £40 per artist, £20 per student.

SGS/CGS will take a commission of 30% of retail price on sales

These charges are to cover the administration costs of the exhibition and will fund the use of the venue, signage, advertising and events to promote the exhibitions.

All pieces exhibited will be for sale. Your wholesale price must include VAT if you are registered for VAT.

SGS will send a sales overview to the artist for you to create an invoice. Payment will follow within 14 days of invoice. Invoices need to contain your address details.

Marketing and Publicity:

Please ensure that all images you send are available for us to use for publicity and that you have copyright. If the artist does not have copyright please provide the name of the photographer who will be credited accordingly. Images should be no larger than 4MB.

Location:

The Trades Hall, 85 Glassford St, Glasgow G1 1UH

 CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Monday 26th July, 2024 @ 5pm.

 

Submission fees

The following submission fees apply to this opportunity.

  • Administration fee Individual - 40.00 GBP
  • Administration fee Student - 20.00 GBP

The appropriate fee will be payable using a debit or credit card after the first submission has been completed. If the submission fee allows you to submit more than once, you will be able to make further submissions after the first. Contact the curator if you have any questions about the opportunity or the submission fee, or email help@curatorspace.com if you have any questions about the payment process.

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Who is eligible for this opportunity?
• This is a selected exhibition for all SGS and CGS members.
• Entrants must be paid members of either the Scottish Glass Society or the Contemporary Glass Society.
• Unfortunately, we are unable to accept members’ work from outside the United Kingdom for this exhibition.
When is the deadline?
Friday 26th July 2024.
How many works can I submit?
Up to three, the organisers will have authority to make final decision on what work will be shown
When is the delivery date?
Deliver selected works to the Trades House, Glasgow on 16th September, 2024.
When do I need to collect my work?
After 26th September tbc.
How much does it cost?
A non-refundable administration fee of £40 per artist and £20 per student will be charged. This covers up to 3 pieces of work.
For those unable to invigilate for half a day there will be an additional one-off fee of £15.00 which will be invoiced after selection.
Are there payments to artists?
No.
Is there a private view / opening?
Private View/Opening on Tuesday, 17th September at 6 pm.
What are the exhibition opening hours?
tbc.
Does the location have disabled access?
Disabled facilities are situated on the ground floor and first floor. We have a lift which enables access to the first and second floors. The maximum load weight for this is 190 kg. Please note that whilst Trades Hall does everything possible to make your visit to Trades Hall as accessible as possible, the building is very old. There are, therefore, unfortunately, some areas that are more difficult to access.
What publicity will be provided as part of the opportunity?
Press Release
Social media
Leaflets tbc
Do I need to be present?
Not compulsory , but it would be extremely helpful if you would be there for some of the show & help with invigilating.
If you can not invigilate you will be invoiced for an additional £15 to help cover the costs of people doing this
Where will my venue be listed?
CGS & SGS website
How do you decide on proposals?
Quality of work and how many pieces we can accommodate
What happens if my proposal is chosen?
You will be notified by 1st August and sent a contract.
What are the selection criteria?
Criteria:
• This is a selected exhibition for all SGS and CGS members. Our aim is to include as many entries as possible, subject to space limitations at the venue. Any selection will be based on the number of applications received and the need to represent as many artists as possible. Consequently, not all work entered will necessary be exhibited.
• Entrants must be paid up members of either the Scottish Glass Society or the Contemporary Glass Society.
• Unfortunately, we are unable to accept members’ work from outside the United Kingdom for this exhibition.
• Work must comprise of at least 50% medium of glass.
• Work submitted for consideration must have been made after 1st January, 2020.
• It must be possible to deliver selected works to the Trades House, Glasgow on 16th September, 2024.
• The work must be available from 12th September until 7th October to allow time to pack and return work following the end of the exhibition.
• The work must be for sale.
• The artist must complete all points included in the attached application form.
• Artists may submit up to three pieces of work, taking into account that all artists must be equally represented within the exhibition.
• Work must be resilient to both heat and light as it is not possible to control environmental factors in the venue.

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