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Emerge 2012 – Kiln-Glass Exhibition and Awards, Portland, Oregon

Emerge 2012 - Kiln-Glass Exhibition and Awards, Portland, OregonDeadline: 7 December 2011

Open to: all emerging artists working with Bullseye glass in some kilnforming or kilncasting method.  Students and artists who are not represented by major galleries are encouraged to apply.

April 4 through June 23, 2012, at Bullseye Gallery Portland, Oregon

is Bullseye’s seventh juried kiln-glass exhibition for emerging artists. Hosted at Bullseye Gallery, this biennial show recognizes students and early-career artists who are rising through the ranks of kilnformed studio glass but are not yet represented by major galleries.

Emerge 2012 offers over $6,000 in prizes in the form of Bullseye gift cards and Bullseye conference scholarships. Finalists and their works will be represented in a full-color exhibition catalog with photos, bios, and artist statements. Selected award winners will be included in subsequent group shows at the and in Bullseye’s new facility in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Works will be judged for excellence of craftsmanship, design and creativity, and must be made with Bullseye glass. Students and artists who are not represented by major galleries are encouraged to apply.

Submissions accepted online: October 1 – December 7, 2011

Awards ceremony: April 7, 2012

AWARDS

Nine awards—over $6,000 in Bullseye gift cards and Bullseye conference scholarships.

Gold Award
$1000 gift card

Silver Award
$750 gift card

Bronze Award
$500 gift card

Academic Awards
Given to an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in an accredited, university-level academic program during any part of the 2010-2011 school year.
• For the student: $1000 gift card for the student.
• For the student’s school: Two scholarships to BECon 2013 (Bullseye Conference, June 2013).

Newcomer Award
For an entrant who first began working (or taking classes) in kilnformed glass after January 1, 2010.
$500 gift card

Award
$500 gift card


$500 gift card

Kilncasting Award
$500 gift card

EMERGE 2012 RULES FOR ENTRY

Entrant Qualifications
Emerge 2012 is open to all emerging artists working with Bullseye glass in some kilnforming or kilncasting method. (The Jewelry category also permits torchworking.) For this competition, you are an “emerging artist” if you are in the early to intermediate stage of your career at the date of application, and your work in glass has not been represented by a gallery at a major international art or design fair (such as Sculpture, Object, Functional Art or SOFA, in the USA). If you are not sure you qualify as an emerging artist, please email your curriculum vitae (CV) or résumé to: emerge@bullseyeglass.com

Bullseye employees (current full- or part-time) and persons currently represented by Bullseye Gallery are not eligible to enter.

Material Qualifications
All glass used in submitted works must be Bullseye glass. All works must be made of at least 50% glass and be predominantly kilnformed or kilncast (except jewelry, which may be predominantly torchworked). A work that incorporates other glass techniques such as torchwork and roll-up will be accepted. A mixed-media work qualifies as long as kilnformed glass makes up at least 50% of the finished piece and provides the material focus. Artwork must have been created since January 1, 2010. No submitted piece or set of artwork may weigh more than 50 pounds (22.68 kg). Works must be available for exhibition in Portland from February through August 2012.

Classroom Work
We accept pieces that are made in classes or workshops, but they must be identified as such on the entry form. Include the name of the instructor and the name of the class and the institution or studio where the works were made.

Qualifications for the Academic, Kilncasting, Jewelry, Design, and Newcomer Awards
To qualify for the Academic Awards, the entrant must have been enrolled in an accredited, university-level (undergraduate or graduate) art program during any part of the 2010-2011 academic years.

To qualify for the Kilncasting Award, works entered must be kilncast, using Bullseye billets, frits, or sheet glass.

To qualify for the Jewelry Award, works entered must be wearable and may be kilnformed or torchworked.

To qualify for the Design Award, works entered must be functional.

To qualify for the Newcomer Award, the entrant must have begun working (or taking classes) in kilnformed glass after January 1, 2010.

Application Fee
The application fee is US $35.00, payable by credit card.

If you are/were a fulltime student at an accredited university between 2010 and 2011, you are eligible for the student discount of 30% off. If you qualify for the student rate, enter the discount coupon code STUDENT on the CaFÉ website during checkout.

Entry Process
All entries must be submitted in English. (No translation from other languages is available.)

All entries must be submitted through the CaFÉ website: www.callforentry.org

You may enter up to 6 images in your application. These may represent from 1 to 6 separate works. For each work, 1 image of the whole work is required. Other images may show details of the work(s). If you are submitting a set of works, include 1 shot of the whole set so that jurors will know to consider your works as a set. Otherwise, works will be considered individually.

For instructions on how to prepare your images to CaFÉ specifications, see: www.callforentry.org/image_prep.phtml

In addition to images, you must submit a short biographical profile (500 characters or less) and a short artist statement (500 characters or less). You will be asked to upload your bio and artist statement during the application process.

All entries must be submitted by 5pm PST, December 7, 2011.

TIMETABLE

• October 1 – December 7, 2011: Applications accepted through the CaFÉ website.
• January 16, 2012: Finalists individually notified via email.
• February 3, 2012: Finalists’ CVs, artist statements, and headshots are due.
• February 24, 2012: Finalists’ artwork is due at Bullseye Gallery, including related documentation.
• April 4, 2012: Exhibition opens at Bullseye Gallery.
• April 7, 2012: Opening night reception and awards event at Bullseye Gallery. Open to the public. All are welcome.
• June 23, 2012: Exhibition closes.
• August 25, 2012: Pick-up or shipping of all unsold works.

Complete rules and application form may be downloaded from the web site:

http://www.bullseyeglass.com/emerge/

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