MFA Call

UrbanGlass’ annual MFA Exhibition NEW WORK will feature the work of 3-5 recent graduates of MFA programs whose work features glass. The exhibition provides an international showcase for new and noteworthy talent in the field and is an important platform for the presentation of new work. Each of the finalists will be represented by up to 3 artworks in the exhibition, chosen with UrbanGlass staff. Exhibiting artists will receive an honorarium for their participation and the exhibition will also be documented in GLASS: The UrbanGlass Art Quarterly. 

The exhibition will be on view at UrbanGlass from January - March 2019. 

Eligibility- The UrbanGlass MFA Exhibition is open to MFA graduates who use glass in their work. For the 2019 competition, artists must have received their MFAs in the last two years. 

Selection Process- A committee comprised of artists, critics, educators and UrbanGlass staff members will select the 3-5 exhibiting artists. Selected artists will receive a $750 stipend.

Shipping/Insurance- Artists who are selected to participate will be responsible for shipping their work to and from UrbanGlass, and providing insurance during transit. UrbanGlass will insure the work while on the premises.  

Guidelines- All images submitted must be of the same artwork being entered into the exhibition. All artwork entered must be available for sale. 

Sales and Commissions- All artwork offered will be for sale. UrbanGlass will retain 40% of the purchase price. Shipping and insurance costs will be the responsibility of purchasers. 

Submission deadline: The deadline for this opportunity has passed. 

To apply, please submit:

  • Up to 10 images
  • Image list including title, date, medium, dimensions
  • Artist statement and description of submitted images
  • Current resume/curriculum vitae

Via email to opportunities@urbanglass.org with the subject line "MFA Exhibition Application."

Questions? Email: opportunties@urbanglass.org Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.