Call for Entries

This call for entries seeks works by artists whose mosaics blend the meticulous craftsmanship of mosaic work with the illusionistic qualities of painting in a fascinating fusion of two distinct art forms.

We invite submission of mosaics that employ techniques such as shading, perspective and color blending that create the appearance of a painted image. Artists are encouraged to explore intricate details and subtle gradations of color, as well as mimic brush strokes and texture to achieve a level of depth and dimensionality reminiscent of classical oil painting.

The subject matter can vary widely and may include scenes from mythology, nature, and everyday life. We are particularly interested in pieces that showcase a mastery of both mosaic technique and artistic vision, pushing the boundaries of traditional mosaic artistry.


  • Open to all artists working in contemporary mosaics
  • Each artist may enter up to three works
  • Entry fee is $30
  • Submissions must be entered through CAFÉ and should include: artist statement, images/media of piece, artist bio and entry fee.
  • Original – All submissions must be original works created by the artist and be completed within the past three years (2022 through 2024). Reproductions of ancient mosaics and copyrighted material are not permitted. Obvious copyright infringement will result in the removal of all work for consideration prior to jurying.
  • Work must NOT have been previously shown at Monmouth University
  • Shipping/drop off of accepted work to Monmouth University is the responsibility of artist

Presentation Guidelines

  • Wall mosaics: Mosaics that are mounted to a vertical flat surface and are two-dimensional panels, bas-relief panels, or wall sculptures. These must measure no wider than 36 inches total (including spacing between multi-sectional work) and weigh no more than 40 lbs.
  • All work must be suitably framed and have all hardware ready for hanging.
  • No saw tooth hangers or pressed wood frames.
  •  Free-standing mosaics: Mosaics that are sculptural or three-dimensional in form that stand by themselves, on a pedestal, or floor surface. These must measure no more than 36 inches in any one dimension and weigh no more than 40 lbs.
  • All work must be installation ready, with instructions if necessary.

    The call for entries closes at midnight on May 15, 2024. Participants will be notified by May 31. The show will run in Monmouth University’s Pollak Gallery from July 1 – August 23, 2024.  For more information or questions please contact Kelly Barratt at 732.263.5114 or email