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photo courtesy of https://www.glassart.org/

Tuesday June 23, 2020 | by Farah Rose Smith

After a successful virtual conference, The Glass Art Society seeks diverse proposals for next year's 50th-anniversary conference in Tacoma, Washington

The 2021 Glass Art Society conference in Tacoma, Washington, was announced at the close of its successful first-ever Virtual Conference last month. Free and open to the public, the 2020 online event included awards ceremonies, demos, panel discussions, lectures, tours, and happy hours via live-stream and recorded video. Next year's event is planned to be an in-person gathering and proposals are now being accepted. The 2021 Conference will mark the organizations 50th year, and the landmark event is set to take place from May 19th through May 22nd. In a reflection of greater awareness of the work the glass-art field needs to do, the artist organization is encouraging presentations from diverse voices.

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A scene from the 2014 edition of the Glass Virus.

Monday March 2, 2020 | by Farah Rose Smith

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: The Glass Virus Think Tank VI, with the theme "Relevance of Critical Making: Practice and Education," will take place this November in Amsterdam

The Glass Virus, a Think Tank for educational strategies, is inviting researchers and postgraduates to submit abstracts for Relevance of Critical Making: Practice and Education Think Tank VI to be held at the Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, November 6-7, 2020. The deadline to submit abstracts is March 23, 2020.

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Tuesday February 25, 2020 | by Farah Rose Smith

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: The VCUarts Fountainhead Fellowship offers a 9-month residency with housing and stipend for recent MFA grads

Graduate from an MFA program in the past five years? An exceptional opportunity for artists in fiber, metal, glass, or wood -- a nine-month residency in Richmond, Virginia -- is now accepting applications. The VCUarts Fountainhead Fellowship in Craft/Material Studies provides opportunities to concentrate on advancing your artist practice, community building, gaining teaching experience, and participating in what the announcement describes as "a vital, interdisciplinary, socially progressive community of artists." The Fountainhead Fellowship is a joint project of Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of the Arts, the Departments of Craft/Material Studies, Painting + Printmaking, and Sculpture + Extended Media as well as Fountainhead Development Services. One of many degree-offering schools at VCU, the School of the Arts comprises 18 bachelor's degree programs and six master's degree programs.

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A Tiffany mosaic adorns a chapel wall at St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Manhattan, where the Art Glass Forum meets.

Tuesday February 4, 2020 | by Farah Rose Smith

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: New York glass art and design group invites emerging scholars to submit papers

The Art Glass Forum | New York invites submissions for short papers to be presented at its third annual Emerging Scholars Lecture exploring the use or history of glass as an artistic medium. This group of glass collectors, dealers, curators, and aficionados seek proposals from current and recent graduate students as well as young professionals for a 20-minute illustrated lecture that presents original research. The purpose of the Emerging Scholars Lecture is to "provide a forum for sharing and discussing new research and discoveries with a community of glass scholars and enthusiasts," according to the group's website.

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The cover of the most recent issue of New Glass Review.

Thursday March 29, 2018 | by Allison Adler

A longtime exhibition in print, Corning's New Glass Review will expand to include a major museum exhibit in 2019

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For 40 years, glass artists, collectors, and curators have eagerly awaited the arrival of the annual Corning Museum of Glass publication New Glass Review as a rich and authoritative guide to some of the most important new work in glass from around the world. (Note: A special bonus for Glass magazine subscribers is a complimentary copy of New Glass Review bundled with each summer's issue) Under the leadership of the museum's new curator of modern and contemporary glass Susie Silbert, the next edition of this seminal publication will be significantly expanded, resulting in not only a fully redesigned publication but accompanied by an exhibition of the same name at the museum's Contemporary Art + Design Wing, all in a bid to expand the impact and prominence of the New Glass project.

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courtesy: pittsburgh glass center.

Sunday March 11, 2018 | by Valerie Hughes

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Pittsburgh Glass Center debuts new $5,000 award in honor of late co-founder, Ron Desmett

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The Pittsburgh Glass Center has announced itsfirst Ron Desmett Memorial Award for Imagination in Glass. Artists who take glass to innovative heights and take risks, in the vein of the late Desmett, are called to apply and can do so online by May 31, 2018. PGC will grant at least one award a year, consisting of $2,500 in cash along with classes and studio access valuing $2,500, for a total award value of $5,000. Awardees’ work will embody the innovative and rule-defying spirit of Desmett’s glass work.

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Tuesday October 17, 2017 | by Joseph Modica

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Toyama Glass Art Museum seeks submissions for inaugural international competition with rich top prize

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Organizers of the Toyama International Glass Exhibition 2018 set to take place from September 15th through November 25th in 2018, will mark the first time this established competition will be open to international artists. This juried exhibit rewards successful applicants with opportunities to win the ‎¥ 3 million ($26,730 US) “Grand Prize,” while the runner-up will receive a ¥ 1 million ($ 8,910 US) “Gold Prize” and five artists will receive the “Silver Prize,” each winning ¥ 200,000 ($ 1,782 US). The deadline for entries is March 20, 2018, and the winning works will be exhibited at the second floor of this museum in Toyama, Japan.…

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Monday July 10, 2017 | by Sarah Thaw

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: International Symposium of Engraved Glass in Kamenický Šenov

Applications are still being accepted for the 7th International Symposium of Engraved Glass in Kamenický Šenov, Czech Republic. Registration for active participation is open until July 15, 2017 for the event taking place September 11- 17, 2017 at the Kamenický Šenov Glass Museum.

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Thursday June 29, 2017 | by Stella Porter

HELP WANTED: Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia is looking for an assistant professor of glass

The Tyler School of Art at Temple University is searching for a full-time non-tenure-track assistant professor for its glass program. Candidates with mastery of traditional and contemporary glass techniques should apply by July 12, 2017, to receive priority. The ideal applicant would be able to teach a range of courses from introductory to advanced and conduct research-based classes that are both conceptual and experimental. Applicants should also have produced work shown in national exhibitions and demonstrate a passion for teaching their skill. 

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Former Corning Museum of Glass director and curator David Whitehouse (1941 - 2013). courtesy: corning museum of glass

Friday June 23, 2017 | by Lindsay Hargrave

CALL FOR ENTRIES: A new residency allows artists time to research at Corning’s Rakow Library

The Corning Museum of Glass announced a new artist residency program, only this one won’t take place in their studio, but instead in their library. The David Whitehouse Artist Residency for Research will offer one artist up to three weeks in The Corning Museum's Rakow Library, which they are free to peruse (along with the museum’s permanent collection) in any sort of research effort to expand their knowledge of glass technique and history. This residency is similar to the Rakow Grant, which the Corning Museum offers to scholars to conduct research, but the Rakow is reserved for scholars alone and does not necessarily have to take place on site. The Whitehouse residency, on the other hand, is exclusively for artists, is completely onsite, and can last from one to three weeks. The deadline to apply is August 31, 2017.

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