GLASS ART SOCIETY ANNOUNCES 2017 MEMBER JURIED EXHIBITION AT 46TH ANNUAL GAS CONFERENCE IN NORFOLK, VIRGINIA
Member artist applications accepted from September 15-November 15, 2016
The Glass Art Society (GAS), in partnership with Glass Wheel Studio, is pleased to announce a call to eligible member artists for the 2017 GAS Member Juried Exhibition. The exhibition will take place from May 27– July 16, 2017 at Glass Wheel Studio in Norfolk, Virginia, and will be a highlight of the 46th annual GAS conference, Reflections from the Edge: Glass, Art, and Performance.
The GAS Member Juried Exhibition is designed to showcase the excellence and diversity of work created by Glass Art Society members. A professional jury will determine featured works on the basis of originality, craftsmanship, and the creative exploration of the material of glass. Prizes will be awarded to select artists.
“The Glass Art Society has over 2,000 members from all over the world. Many are incredibly gifted artists that work in a wide range of glass traditions and innovative techniques,” says Pamela Koss, executive director of the Glass Art Society. “We are absolutely thrilled to be showcasing the work created by our accomplished membership at next year's GAS Member Juried Exhibition in Norfolk."
“Glass Wheel is excited to partner with the Glass Art Society for this unprecedented juried exhibition,” says Cheryl White, director of Glass Wheel Studio. “We cannot wait to share the work of GAS’s many talented member artists with the thriving community of glass lovers here in Norfolk.”
Applications from eligible GAS members at the Individual Membership level and above, working in all glassmaking processes and those documenting glass-related performance pieces, will be accepted from September 15-November 15, 2016 through the Glass Art Society website at http://www.glassart.org/MemberExhibition.html. Please see the webpage for details regarding eligibility, size restrictions, shipping, sales, entry fee and additional guidelines.
About Reflections from the Edge: Glass, Art, and Performance
The Glass Art Society selected the Chrysler Museum of Art and its Perry Glass Studio as host for the 46th annual conference, Reflections from the Edge: Glass, Art, and Performance. From June 1–3, 2017, attendees will experience technical glass demonstrations, lectures on science and art, and special events. Participants will also witness one of the Studio’s most exciting features, its groundbreaking theatrical glass performances, for which the Studio is quickly establishing a national reputation.
About the Glass Art Society
The Glass Art Society is an international non-profit organization founded in 1971 whose purpose is to encourage excellence, to advance education, to promote the appreciation and development of the glass arts, and to support the worldwide community of artists who work with glass. GAS holds an annual conference, publishes the Glass Art Society Journal and provides online versions of GASnews and the Glass Art Society Online Member Directory featuring member profiles with image gallery, bio and more. GAS strives to stimulate communication among artists, educators, students, collectors, gallery and museum personnel, art critics, manufacturers, and all others interested in and involved with the production, technology and aesthetics of glass.
About Glass Wheel Studio
Glass Wheel Studio is a contemporary art facility located in the heart of The NEON, Norfolk’s Arts District (Virginia). The recently renovated 8,500-square-foot space features two rotating galleries and affordable artist studios. Through stimulating exhibitions and an active Studio Artist Program, Glass Wheel Studio will cultivate a deep appreciation for contemporary art in glass and beyond. It serves as an incubator for extraordinary ideas and aims to encourage artists across all disciplines to pursue and elevate their craft. Glass Wheel is free and open to the public.