Thursday May 1, 2014 | by Paulina Switniewska

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Taos Institute for Glass Arts seeks applicants for 2014 Invitational

The Taos Institute for Glass Arts in Taos, New Mexico, invites artists to submit proposals for its upcoming 2014 Taos Art Glass Invitational, a biennial juried exhibition to take place from October 11, 2014 through November 9, 2014. The organization is dedicated to the expansion and appreciation of the contemporary glass art movement worldwide, and was formed in 2007, to keep equipment brought to the region by Dale Chihuly for an at-risk glassblowing program from being removed from the area. Formed by five artists, TIGA has brought forth its educational mission to the public through classes, workshops, demonstrations, exhibitions, and events. The jurors for the 2014 event are Herb Babcock, who just retired as chairman of the galss department at the College of Creative Studies in Detroit; Tina Olknow, curator of modern glass at The Corning Museum of Glass; and Stephanie Grilli, an independent art historian, writer, and curator.

This year’s call for submissions of wall hung, sculpture, wearable, and functional works, includes a deadline of June 1, 2014. According to the official call for entries, artists should include an artist’s statement containing no more than 50 words about the work(s) submitted, written in first person, and an artist’s bio of no more than 200 words written in third person. There is also a jury fee of $30, which allows the artist to submit three images in one category. Additional images may be submitted in the same category at $5 per image. Each artist may submit to one or multiple categories, with each category being a completely separate submission by the artist. Notifications of acceptance will be received by no later than July 1, 2014.

The 2014 Invitational will be rewarding artists for the following categories: Best in Show, Exhibitor’s Choice, and Collector’s Choice.

Additional information may be obtained at, or by calling (575) 613-6484. 

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