2014 Emerging Artists Presentations Announced

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2014 Emerging Artists Presentations Announced

posted on 4:51 PM, December 13, 2013
(L-R) Steven Ciezki "Trio" | Karen Donnellan "Enso II" | Charlotte Potter "Cellular Reliquary"


Each year the Glass Art Society selects three emerging artists to present lectures at its annual conference. Through these lectures, artists with promising talent are afforded the opportunity to introduce their work to a large audience of established artists, educators, peers, collectors, art historians, and critics. Qualified individuals are nominated by professional academics and curators around the world, then the presenters are selected by a small jury. This year's jurors were Clare Belfrage, former Creative Director of Canberra Glassworks in Australia and Julie Muñiz, former Associate Curator of Design and Decorative Arts at the Oakland Museum of California. They deliberated over 21 applications and chose three outstanding artists to lecture at the GAS conference in Chicago: Steven Ciezki, Karen Donnellan and Charlotte Potter. "Not yet tainted by the economic politics of a harsh art market, the work of emerging artists is often raw and pure. This year’s artists are no exception. They represent a move beyond glass being used as a lone medium," says Muñiz.

The Emerging Artists Presentations will take place on Friday, March 22, 2014 from 8 am - 9:30 am at the Palmer House Hotel. In addition to having the opportunity to speak about their work at the conference, these three artists will also be featured in the first-ever Emerging Artists Catalog, which will be published online in the coming weeks. For additional information, including juror bios, visit www.glassart.org/2014_Emerging_Artists_Presentations.html

The Glass Art Society reserves the right to deny applications for Technical Display, advertising participation, GAS membership or the conference from anyone for any reason.