Official Gallery of Excellence Rules & Regulations

Sponsored by: Glass Patterns Quarterly, Glass Art and The Flow magazines

The Gallery of Excellence is open to everyone; All skill levels from beginning crafters to studio artists are encouraged to enter. All entry forms must be submitted by Sunday March 12th, 2023, to be considered for the Gallery of Excellence. With the growing number of entries, no entries will be accepted after that date.

Category Criteria

*Each category will have both a Professional and Amateur division
  • Beads & Jewelry
  • Blown & Flame Worked
  • Cold Working
  • Fused/Cast/Kiln Worked
  • Mosaic
  • Stained Glass

Las Vegas Management is not liable for the safety of any art; 24-hour security is provided but fire, theft, and liability insurance are the sole responsibility of the artist. Liability waiver must be signed on the entry form.

GOE registration & Entry drop off

  • There is a two (2) entry limit for all participants
  • $25 Registration fee per piece
  • If you are a registered student, or a class instructor you may enter one piece free of charge, there is a $25 charge for the second entry piece if applicable.
  • All who enter must attend the 2023 Glass Craft and Bead Expo, if you are not in attendance, you will be ineligible from receiving any awards and prizes
  • Artwork must be physically submitted to the Glass Craft and Bead Expo Registration desk outside the exhibit hall between:
    • Wednesday, March 29th from 1pm – 6pm
    • Thursday, March 30th from 7:30am – 12pm (noon)
    • No pieces will be accepted after these times – NO EXCEPTIONS
  • Artwork is required to be properly marked with artist name and title of the artwork upon drop off
  • Artwork should be hand-carried to the show or if shipping is necessary, please ship to the hotel in care of yourself
    • All hotel handling costs will be at your own expense
    • Please ensure that any shipped artwork does not arrive more than two (2) days prior to your arrival

Submission & Display requirements

  • Artwork cannot not exceed fifty (50) pounds
  • Hanging artwork cannot exceed thirty (30) pounds
  • Hanging artwork must have wires or hook hardware for display as artwork cannot be screwed or nailed to walls
    • any other hanging hardware must be pre-approved by Las Vegas Management prior to show
  • Artwork requiring a stand or jewelry neck for display, must be provided by the artist
  • Artwork that requires power
    • extension cord must be provided by artist and pre-approved prior to show
  • Artwork that requires special lighting
    • must be provided by artist and pre-approved prior to show
  • No artwork will be allowed to be placed on easels
  • We will make every effort to display your art to your specifications but please note that physical placement of the art in the Gallery is at the discretion of the GCBE team

Judging, Winners, Photos & Pickup

  • Entries must stay in the GOE display area until the end of show April 2nd, 2023 @ 3pm – No exceptions
    • If you cannot leave your art on display through 3:00pm on Sunday April 2nd, please do not enter
    • If your art is pulled before 3:00pm on Sunday for any reason, you will be ineligible from receiving any awards/prizes and the artist will be ineligible from entering into the Gallery of Excellence the following year
  • There are 4 potential winners per category (and per division)
    • 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place – judged by industry professionals
    • People’s Choice – Chosen by GCBE attendees
  • Prizes
    • Placement ribbons for all winners
    • Professional photos of both the artist and the artwork for all winners
    • Publication of artist and artwork photos
      • In Glass Patterns Quarterly magazine
      • On GCBE website
      • On GCBE social media
    • 1st place division winners
      • Professional division winners receive $175.00
      • Amateur division winners receive $75.00
    • Other prizes may be awarded at discretion of the GCBE team
  • Winners will be announced on the 3rd day of the show (April 2nd, 2023)
  • If you are a chosen winner, you will be required to have your photo taken Sunday morning
  • Photos are not guaranteed for non-winning pieces, but we will do our best to take as many photos as possible
  • All entries are required to be picked-up between 3:00pm – 6:00pm on Sunday (April 2nd, 2023)

By attending, registering for, exhibiting at, or instructing at our Glass Craft & Bead Expo you agree to all terms, rules, and regulations set forth by Las Vegas Management. Management reserves the right to reject or prohibit anyone it judges is not suitable to and in keeping with the character of the exhibition.


Please fill this portion out in it's entirety. Partially filled forms will not be accepted.

Please use only one entry form for each piece.

Glass Art Category
Amateur: Lower skill level, Hobbyist (may sell work occasionally)
Professional: Higher skill level, teacher, or earns a living from selling glass artwork
Glass Art Details
Special requests or instructions for display - stands or secure hanging hardware must be provided by artist. No art will be placed on easels.
Personal Information
Payment Information
Cash Information
Check Information
Card Information
Billing Information

Las Vegas Management is authorized to charge listed credit card for $25

Digital Signature

Submit this completed form by March 12th, 2023