Bullseye Glass Co. has just announced 39 finalists for its seventh biannual Emerge 2012 competition. The competition offers early-career and student glass artists who are unrepresented the chance to propel their careers by participating in an international kiln-glass exhibition. The exhibition will take place at Bullseye Gallery in Portland from April 4th- June 23rd, 2012. Award winners will be announced in April.
Along with the opportunity to show their work the finalists will also receive awards and have representation in a full-color catalog. This year, for the first time after the Portland show closes, award-winning works will be selected to travel to the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe and to Bullseye’s new facility in the San Francisco Bay Area. The awards to be received include Gold, Silver, Bronze, Academic, kiln-casting, jewelry, design and more. Over 6,000 in Bullseye Glass and conference scholarships will be awarded at the Bullseye Gallery opening night reception on April 7, 2012.
The jurors for Emerge 2012 include Laura Addison, curator of contemporary art at the New Mexico Museum of Art and glass artists Silvia Levenson and Klaus Moje. The 39 artist finalists include: Miri Admoni, Raquel Austin-abdullah, Rhoda Baer, collaboration Joe Bartholomew and Ryan Tanner, Orion Becker, Karen Bexfield, Cortney Boyd, Victoria Calabro, MalPina Chan, Sukyung Chung, Julie Dean, Clark DeCapite, Karina Del Savio, Thomas Donaldson, Janet Foley, Elizabeth Fortunato, Christopher Gibson, Claudia Golzman, Jennifer Halvorzen, Emilie Haman, Carole William Hutchison, Sacha Janzee, Mikyoung Jung, Marzena Krezeminska, collaboration Ester Luesma and Xavier Young, Karen Mahardy, Shandra McLane, Rita Nuemann, Alyssa Oxley, Denise Pepper, Steven Ramsey, Luisa Restrepo, Cathryn Shilling, Amanda Simmons, Sayaka Suzuki, collaboration Antonio Sciacca and Eduardo Nieto, Sarah Vaughn, Amy Westover and Damme Yu. The gallery of selected finalists and their work is available on Bullseye’s website.
IF YOU GO: “Emerge 2012”April 4-June 23, 2012.Bullseye Gallery
300 NW 13th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97209