Call for entries and submissions
Small but Beautiful
To present the variety and power of glass beads at this moment in the 21st century, Glass Line magazine is dedicating its June/July 2012 issue to celebrating significant works of art in this medium. The competition is international in scope and will identify excellence in this unique glass art category. Publisher Jim Thingwold has invited three internationally respected artists—Sara Sally LaGrand, Barbara Becker Simon, and Paul Stankard—and a historian/scholar, Robert K. Liu, PhD, to select 40 artists/makers representing the best of the best to be documented in a single issue.
Glass Line magazine is seeking images to publish in a juried collection of beads exemplifying exellence in glass beadmaking. Submissions may include single beads or a collection of beads. We are looking to publish a body of work that showcases the wide variety of creative talent in the art and design world as it applies to the creation of beads in glass.
There is no entry fee.
The glass must be flameworked and can include other materials, as long as the pieces are at least 70% glass. We accept only high-quality digital images (no prints, slides, or transparencies). Images must be accompanied by a description of the process used. As we’re especially interested in the artist’s exact processes, a juror may contact you directly with follow-up questions for more details regarding the techniques used to create submitted work.
You may enter up to six pieces. Artists will receive full acknowledgment in Glass Line magazine and retain copyright to their work.
Works submitted must have been created after November 2009.
Glass Line magazine would like you to provide the following information:
- A brief biography that includes your full name (if you are known by a nickname, please include both it and your real name, and specify which name you want used in the article), e-mail, address, education, number of years working in glass, any honors received, major collections that include your work or exhibitions you have participated in.
- An artistic statement describing your vision and the intent of the work you decide to include, with a brief description of your choice of materials and/or the technology that you bring to your processes. (Combined biography and statement should be a minimum of 200 words and not exceed 300 words, not including image list.) (Text file should be uploaded with your photos, text-files need to be "PC-compatible", PDF is okay.)
- 4 to 6 professional-quality digital photos of your best work
- An image list that includes title, dimensions, year made, and materials and techniques used for each piece and image (photo caption/description). Please label each image file with your name and the title of the piece. The image list must correspond to the image files.
- A recent portrait-quality photo of yourself.
When Glass Line magazine receives your material, the jurors will select three or four images that illustrate the significance of your work to be featured in the magazine.
: Please pay close attention to the photographic requirements listed below.
Submissions that do not meet the requirements will not be considered.
Entries must be postmarked by April 1, 2012
You will be notified of acceptance status via e-mail in.
Glass Line magazine will only publish photos of entries containing images that are free of copyright or for which the artist (or approved institution) holds copyright.
All visuals submitted must represent work that is original in design. A maximum of six entries per artist is allowed. Each entry may consist of no more than two visuals: an overall shot and one detail (or alternate view).
Entries should be uploaded to our server . If necessary, digital files may be submitted on a CD or DVD, which must be received by April 1, 2012
. Send to: Glass Line Magazine/James Thingwold, 1818 E Redwood Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92805-3440, USA.
Please do not send actual photos or slides.
Only images of the highest quality will be accepted.
We prefer images that have not been published previously.
Clearly label each visual with your name and the number corresponding with the entry form (1, 2, 3). If the image is a detail, please mark the image or name the file with the letter “a” and the number that corresponds with the entry: 1a, 2a, 3a.
Submitting/uploading your files/photos grants Glass Line the right to use and print the material submitted. (Text file should be uploaded with your photos, text-files need to be "PC-compatible", PDF is okay.)
All photos must be a minimum of 5.5 in. wide (height can very) and 300dpi or 1,650 pixels x 1,650 pixels).
Decisions made by Glass Line on the selection of pieces are final.
Submit only the highest-quality images, following the guidelines below. All visuals must be clean, sharp images with good contrast. Avoid sending visuals shot at awkward angles, with distracting backgrounds or glare, or featuring unusual colorcasts. A detail is a close-up or an alternate view.
Digital Submission Guidelines — Please Read Carefully
Digital photographs should be taken at the camera’s highest resolution—at its best quality setting. Do not compress files; important information may be lost. Digital images must have an effective resolution of 300 dpi or higher at the size they will be printed. Digital images must be a minimum width of 5.5 in. (height can very) at 300 dpi. We inspect all digital submissions to be sure that resolution has not been altered or enhanced in programs such as Photoshop. We inspect all digital submissions for photographic and reprint quality. Do not submit images scanned from printed images in other publications or from film.
Data Format Requirements
Images should be in TIF or JPG format. TIF files are preferred. Saving files in TIF format is the best way to completely prevent data loss. JPG files are sometimes acceptable, but are less desirable because data is lost each time a JPG file is saved or resaved. To reduce the amount of data that is lost, select the highest quality setting when saving for the first time, then refrain from resaving file as a JPG.
RGB vs. CMYK—Submit digital files in the camera’s original RGB format. Do not convert to CMYK: key data will be lost.
While unaltered images are preferable, if it is necessary to develop digital negatives (raw files), use Adobe RGB 1998 color space and save files in TIF format.
Adjusting images (color, levels, curves, etc.) can cause data loss. Adjustments should only be made by professional photographers who specialize in digital images. Do not manipulate the images: Do not “Photoshop.” Do not silhouette. Do not remove backgrounds or create backgrounds. Do not create shadows. Do not rubber-stamp or erase any part of image.
We look forward to seeing your work.
James Thingwold, Publisher
Sara Sally LaGrand, Juror/Artist
Barbara Becker Simon, Juror/Artist
Paul Stankard, Juror/Artist
Robert K. Liu PhD, Historian/Scholar
01/11/2012 Amendment for clarification:
The beads to be juried have to be photographed as a single piece in the photos. One can have 1 to 6 different beads as candidate(s) for judgement. If one has fewer than 6 candidate beads, the rest of the photos can be a closeup (or a shot showing different side) of the candidate(s,) of a finished piece whose focal bead may or may not be one of the candidate beads, or group shots which may or may not include the candidate beads.
There is actually no entry "form", the text files we have requested should contain all the information we need, and "Submitting/uploading your files/photos grants Glass Line the right to use and print the material submitted."