CGS at the Craft Centre & Design Gallery, Leeds –  Call to artists

CGS at the Craft Centre & Design Gallery, Leeds 

Tuesday, 19th April – Saturday, 23rd July, 2022

 “Glorious Glass” Exhibition
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Monday, 7th February, 2022
Download Application CGS at Leeds 2022 - Glorious Glass application


In 2022, the Contemporary Glass Society (CGS) celebrates 25 years since its foundation as the principle supporter and promoter of artists and collectors of contemporary glass in the UK. It now has over 1,000 members both nationally and internationally. To continue the celebration of this landmark anniversary and to raise awareness of the glory of contemporary glass, CGS is delighted to be working with the Craft Centre & Design Gallery in Leeds as the venue where we will be displaying glass art work from CGS members but with a special emphasis from members based in the northern area of England.  The exhibition is open to all members at any stage of their career and is unselected with all work for sale.

The aim of the “Glorious Glass” exhibition is to demonstrate how utterly glorious and amazing contemporary glass is so that everyone can appreciate and enjoy its magical colours, textures, use of light and variety of techniques and also discover their own local glass artists.  The work displayed will feature as wide a range of techniques as possible.

Information:  Depending on the size and nature of the work submitted we aim to select approximately 30 artists and to show a cross section of glass making techniques.  The exhibition will be split equally into 2 parts, each featuring around 15 artists.

The choice of how the entries are programmed into the exhibition will be decided by the gallery and CGS.

Three pieces of work can be submitted per artist. You can submit up to 1 image of each piece.

The work will be displayed in secure cases at the Craft Centre & Design Gallery in Leeds.


  • Entrants must be paid up members of 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, 2018.

  • It must be possible to deliver selected works to the Craft Centre & Design Gallery , Leeds by agreed dates in 2022

  • The work must be available until the end of June, 2022 for part 1 and the beginning of August for part 2 to allow time to pack and return work following the end of the exhibition phases.

  • 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 gallery.

  • All artists must sign and return the gallery’s contract.

Download Application CGS at Leeds 2022 - Glorious Glass application


Post date:17-11-2021

Category:Opportunities/Call for Artists