We|Source, Exhibition – Call for Entries

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The Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture in Partnership with Community Forklift is now accepting submissions and proposals for the exhibition We|Source to be held August 7 to 30, 2015 in the Popcorn Gallery. Eligible artwork is created in any medium and can be freestanding (via floor or pedestal) or wall hanging (there are limits and restrictions on wall hung sculptural works). There are no restrictions on the medium as long as at least 50% of the work is recycled/resourced/re-appropriated material. This juried exhibition is to take place in the Popcorn Gallery at Glen Echo Park.

Eligible Artwork
The Partnership and Community Forklift are seeking artwork comprised of minimally 50% recycled/resourced/re-appropriated material, any medium. The work can be wall hanging or freestanding. There is a wire hanging system on one wall in the gallery as well as floor space and pedestals. Work is allowed to be hung on non-wired walls. The work may be kinetic, static, interactive and more. All hanging art work must have hanging hardware installed on the back of the piece.

Artist Eligibility
This call is open to all artists.

Additional Guidelines
Artists may enter up to 5 pieces for consideration and 2 proposals. The Jurors will select works to be included and proposals to be accepted based on craftsmanship, quality, originality, and space. The Partnership will arrange all works for display, however artists may provide additional display materials as appropriate. The Partnership and Community Forklift reserves the right to exclude any item that has not been suitably prepared for display, is too large for proper display, or does not meet the criteria for eligible work. The Partnership receives a 30% commission on sales from this exhibition. The artist agrees that digital images of work and proposals submitted may be used for exhibition publicity, with artist credit given.

Selection Process
The Jurors will review submissions and select works to be included. Selected artists will be notified by August 2nd and will be required to sign an exhibition agreement. After artists are notified, selected artists are responsible for delivery of the artwork and retrieval of the artwork to and from the gallery. Artwork must be ready to display/hang and all hanging/installation hardware must be safely installed on the piece. Artists are not allowed to drill into walls/ceilings or modify the existing structures of the gallery in any way. Artwork can be hung on the wall with traditional hanging hardware. Pedestals are available.


  • August 1st, Saturday: Submissions due 11:59 pm
  • August 2nd, Sunday: Notifications to Artists
  • August 4th, Tuesday: 10am to 6pm, Artwork drop off or by appointment before Friday 7th
  • August 7th, Friday: Opening Reception 6-8pm
  • August 31st, Monday: Artwork Pick-Up 10am -6pm

Regular open hours for the Popcorn Gallery are: Saturdays and Sundays 12 to 6 PM. Appointments for scheduled gallery viewings out side of normal hours are available.

Submissions and Proposals
All submissions and proposals must be made online.
Art Submissions: https://podio.com/webforms/12910537/880425
Art Proposals: https://podio.com/webforms/12910821/880432

The entry submission form will allow you to upload images for each piece and a Word Doc or PDF formatted proposal.

Please upload 1 image per piece of two-dimensional artwork.  For three-dimensional artwork you can upload up to three images per piece.  Only 1 video, not too exceed 1 minute, per piece may be uploaded.

All submissions must be entered through the webform and follow the webform guidelines (see link above). Each work of art submitted will contain the following:

  1. Title
  2. Medium
  3. Dimensions
  4. Method of installation (wall hanging on picture hangers, pedestal, floor standing, etc.)
  5. Price
  6. Artist name and contact info

All proposals are eligible for a materials grant from Community Forklift but may not receive a grant. Your proposal may be accepted with no grant. All grants will be based on the needs of the proposal, amount of proposals accepted, and available materials. All proposals must be entered through and follow the webform guidelines (see link above).

  1. Proposals may be for any medium of art. All artwork must be at least 50% reused materials.
  2. The proposals must contain:
    1. Explanation of project
    2. Title for the project
    3. Visual reference
    4. Materials needed
    5. Break down of all materials used in the project and the reuse-to-new material ratio
    6. Estimated cost of materials
    7. Estimated time frame to complete the project
    8. Estimated completion date
    9. The amount that you will mark as the sale price for the completed project

Submissions and proposals received after 11:59pm EST, Saturday, August 1st, 2015 will not be reviewed.

Submission Fee
There is no submission fee. It is free for all to submit artwork and proposals.

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For more information please visit: http://communityforklift.org/