August 9, 2013

GSA National Capital Region

The GSA NCR Office of Planning and Quality Design is establishing a rotating art exhibit for spaces where we have blank walls in our Regional Office Building (ROB) located at 7th & D Streets, SW. The GSA is a federal agency that supplies products and communications for U.S. government offices, provides transportation and and office space to federal employees, and develops government-wide cost-minimizing policies, and other management tasks.

The available ROB walls are perfect opportunities for artwork to enliven work areas for our federal employees. Our goal is to create a not cost initiative which will benefit local art schools and NCR by allowing students to exhibit and sell artwork on our empty walls. The first art exhibit will take place in the newly renovated 7th floor mobility work space and will be on display for approximately 9 months. Students will be able to sell their artwork with inquiries regarding sales being directed to the artist.


Mobility is a concept that is based on shifting paradigms for how people work. “Mobility” in this context refers to an approach to the workplace that maximizes the flexibility of managers and employees to work anytime, anywhere. No longer are we solely dependent on being in an office building to get work done. The following are principles that guide mobility in the workplace:

1. Technology-enabled workforce

2. Outdated notions about status, privacy, and space in the office environment and focus on shared resources/less individual ownership

3. Adjectives to describe mobility are as follows: flexibility, work-life balance, sustainability, forward-thinking, and innovation.

Artwork submissions should loosely reflect these concepts.



Artists may submit work as a digital image via e-mail to Digital images must meet the following specifications for entry:

1.Crop the images so the entire work is visible without extraneous background or framing showing. The saved image should represent the work exactly.

2.File formatmust be JPEG 5 MB or less, with 300dpi resolution. Name each digital file as follows: "lastname_firstname_title.jpg”

3.Complete Entry: Include your name and titles in the body of the email.  Attach completed entry form. Entry will not be considered complete until the entry form is received.



□ Fill out Entry Form Completely. Keep a copy for your records.

□ Submit digital entry following the above instructions

□ Complete liability form

□ Save calendar for reference to the dates of the reception and shipping window.

□ Entries must be emailed no later than SEPTEMBER 15, 2013


Email (preferred):


GSA-NCR MobilityArtMovesPilot Exhibition 2013 will be juried from digital images. Images will be assumed to represent the artwork accurately. One image is allowed per piece entered. It is the intention ofGSAthat all acceptances will be considered final. However, the juror reserves the right to refuse any art not conforming to image representation. GSA reserves the right to refuse any art not conforming to entry specifications.



Work must be original art. No mass produced prints, giclees on canvas or unnumbered prints or photos will be displayed. Hand pulled prints, original digital prints and numbered photos are acceptable. Artwork entries must be the artist’s own original concept and execution. Classroom work, copies of paintings, and copies of published photographs will not be accepted.



All artwork is to be delivered by OCTOBER 1 to the Lynn Sures, Corcoran College of Art + Design.


Artwork may not exceed 48” x 48” framed or weigh more than 25 lbs. All work must be ready to hang by wire only and include information for an artwork label (see sample, page 2). Canvas edges must be finished or framed with no visible staples. GSA will determine placement of artwork on walls (see sample floor plan).



Inquiries regarding sales will be directed to the artist through the designated Corcoran contact. No commission will be charged. All artwork must remain on the walls of the gallery for the duration of the exhibition, unless, if necessary, artwork can be replaced with another approved piece.