The International Exhibition of Glass in Kanazawa, a prominent platform for contemporary glass, is seeking applicants for its 13th annual showcase. Artists from 40 countries have exhibited in this juried exhibition over the yeras, and the yearly event takes place in a Japanese city known for its history as a center for craft and traditional arts. Aside from discovering potential in current glass art works, the International Exhibition represents Kanazawa's bid for "synergestically stimulating" its local industries, as stated in the official announcement of the competition.
Not restricted to any particular technique, the submission piece need only be mostly made of glass. Everything from functional design works to abstract sculpture can be submitted. Six prizes will be given with the top prize including a cash award of 1,000,000 Yen, a little over $ 8,000 U.S. Applications will be accepted through March 4, 2016.Click here to apply. Deadline is March 4th, 2016. The winning works will be exhibted at the International Exhibition of Glass in Kanazawa 2016, Shiinokie Cultural Complex, Ishikawa Prefecture. It is also tentatively scheduled to be shown at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.