CALL TO ARTISTS CGS at New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham deadline extended to 18th Jan.

CGS at New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham
Saturday, 30th April – Saturday, 11th June, 2022

 “Joyful Reflections” Exhibition
Download application CGS at Farnham application – FINAL
CLOSING DATE: 5pm on Tuesday 18th  January 2022

 CGS is delighted to be working with the New Ashgate Gallery in our 25th Anniversary Year. In this show we are looking for work from artists that show quality and the beauty of glass.
Theme:
All our lives have been turned upside down since March, 2020.  We have all experienced highs and lows, fear and boredom, illness and isolation.  Through it all, acting as a solace for many of us, has been the sanctuary of our work and the beauty of the material that we work with.

We invite you to step back from the sadness of the pandemic and to embrace the joy of life as we know it now.  We ask you to reflect upon the glorious and mysterious properties of glass – its transparency, its uniqueness, the variety of techniques it offers, its ability to reflect back at us – and to express joyful reflections on life and glass!

The selection:

The selection will take place in January 2022 by a panel including Outi Remes from the Gallery, a CGS Board member and an independent artist tbc.

Criteria:

One piece of work can be submitted, or a group of small pieces that does not exceed the dimensions. You can send up to 3 images of the piece, with at least one showing the whole piece.

We welcome wall pieces as well as plinth based work.

  • Entrants must be paid up members of the Contemporary Glass Society.
  • The work should be no larger than 75cm high x 75cm wide x 30cm deep. This includes 2D work.
  • Work must be made at least 50% medium of glass.
  • Work submitted for consideration must have been made after 1st January, 2018.
  • The work must be for sale.
  • The work must be available until the end of June, 2022 to allow time to pack and return work following the end of the exhibition.
  • It must be possible to deliver selected works to New Ashgate Gallery by 16th April 2022
  • The artist must complete all points included in the attached application form.
  • Artists must submit one piece, or one group of works, taking into account that all artists must be equally represented within the exhibition.
  • Work must be resilient to both heat and light as it is not possible to control environmental factors in the Gallery

Location: The New Ashgate Gallery, Waggon Yard, Farnham Surrey GU9 7PS. https://www.newashgate.org.uk   Tel. 01252713208      gallery@newashgate.org.uk

This is a selected show open for all CGS Members to apply for.

An administration fee of £25 will be charged for each application and you must be a current member of CGS. This is non refundable.
If you’re not already a member of CGS, you can join to take part, see  Become a Member: Contemporary Glass Society (cgs.org.uk)  As well as making you eligible for this exciting exhibition, you’ll be part of a dynamic contemporary glass community and receive valuable membership benefits – see full details at www.cgs.org.uk

Download application CGS at Farnham application – FINAL

CLOSING DATE: 5pm on Monday, 10th January 2022

CGS at the Craft Centre & Design Gallery, Leeds –  Call to artists

CGS at the Craft Centre & Design Gallery, Leeds 

Tuesday, 19th April – Saturday, 23rd July, 2022

 “Glorious Glass” Exhibition
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Monday, 7th February, 2022
Download Application CGS at Leeds 2022 – Glorious Glass application

Theme:

In 2022, the Contemporary Glass Society (CGS) celebrates 25 years since its foundation as the principle supporter and promoter of artists and collectors of contemporary glass in the UK. It now has over 1,000 members both nationally and internationally. To continue the celebration of this landmark anniversary and to raise awareness of the glory of contemporary glass, CGS is delighted to be working with the Craft Centre & Design Gallery in Leeds as the venue where we will be displaying glass art work from CGS members but with a special emphasis from members based in the northern area of England.  The exhibition is open to all members at any stage of their career and is unselected with all work for sale.

The aim of the “Glorious Glass” exhibition is to demonstrate how utterly glorious and amazing contemporary glass is so that everyone can appreciate and enjoy its magical colours, textures, use of light and variety of techniques and also discover their own local glass artists.  The work displayed will feature as wide a range of techniques as possible.

Information:  Depending on the size and nature of the work submitted we aim to select approximately 30 artists and to show a cross section of glass making techniques.  The exhibition will be split equally into 2 parts, each featuring around 15 artists.

The choice of how the entries are programmed into the exhibition will be decided by the gallery and CGS.

Three pieces of work can be submitted per artist. You can submit up to 1 image of each piece.

The work will be displayed in secure cases at the Craft Centre & Design Gallery in Leeds.

Criteria:

  • Entrants must be paid up members of the Contemporary Glass Society.
  • Work must comprise of at least 50% medium of glass.
  • Work submitted for consideration must have been made after 1st January, 2018.
  • It must be possible to deliver selected works to the Craft Centre & Design Gallery , Leeds by agreed dates in 2022
  • The work must be available until the end of June, 2022 for part 1 and the beginning of August for part 2 to allow time to pack and return work following the end of the exhibition phases.
  • The work must be for sale
  • The artist must complete all points included in the attached application form.
  • Artists may submit up to three pieces of work, taking into account that all artists must be equally represented within the exhibition.
  • Work must be resilient to both heat and light as it is not possible to control environmental factors in the gallery.
  • All artists must sign and return the gallery’s contract.

Download Application CGS at Leeds 2022 – Glorious Glass application

Guild of Glass Engravers Prize at the British Glass Biennale 2022

Guild of Glass Engravers Prize at the British Glass Biennale 2022

To artists engraving glass,

We welcome your submission for the 2022 exhibition.

As part of our activities during the International Year of Glass, we are working with our friends at the International Festival of Glass and for the first time, the Guild of Glass Engravers is delighted to award a prize at the British Glass Biennale!

Submission Deadline: Midnight, Sunday 27 February 2022

Exhibition Dates: 26 August to 1 October – Tues to Sat 10am to 4pm

The £1,000 Guild of Glass Engravers Prize will be awarded to an exhibitor selected to show at the Biennale exhibition.

There are a range of open prizes awarded at the Biennale, a showcase at the heart of the International Festival of Glass. Please have a good look at the information and application forms.

The emphasis is on new work demonstrating the highest level of excellence in design, creative imagination and technical skill.

Enquiries: BGB@rmlt.org.uk
For information and an application form visit: https://biennale.submittable.com/submit

Since its inception in 2004 the International Festival of Glass has celebrated and showcased the skill and innovation of the glass industry and makers, historic and contemporary, local and international.

At the heart of the Festival is the British Glass Biennale, the foremost juried exhibition of excellence in contemporary glass by UK based artists, designers and craftspeople and British artists working abroad.

NGC Glass Prize Bursaries

NGC Glass Prize Bursaries

National Glass Centre is currently presenting the exhibition NGC Glass Prize. The exhibition is part of a wider project kindly supported by the Garfield Weston Foundation.  While artists based across Europe were able to submit their work for inclusion in the exhibition, the Glass Prize Bursaries are open to applications from artists who specialise in glass and who are either based in Sunderland or in the wider North East and have a connection to Sunderland through their practice.

We are looking to provide opportunities for artists to invest in the development of their practice.  This may be achieved by investing in studio time, equipment, materials, mentoring or travel (or a combination of approaches).

We are looking to offer two bursaries of £4,750 each.

You are eligible to apply for a bursary if:

  • You are an artist who specialises in working with glass.
  • You are based in Sunderland or you are based in North East England (Northumberland, County Durham, Tyne & Wear and Teesside) and have a connection to Sunderland through your practice.
  • You are not a student.
  • You are able to undertake and complete work relating to a bursary between 1 February and 31 March 2022.

See application form below

NGC Glass Prize Bursaries

The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST)awards scholarship and apprenticeship funding

The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) awards scholarship and apprenticeship funding of up to £18,000 to talented and aspiring craftspeople working in a broad range of skills, from farriery and jewellery design, to silversmithing, dry stone walling, glassblowing cheese maturing, sculpture and more. Our next application round is open 10 January – 14 February 2022 and we are looking for more talented applicants – would you be able to help us spread the word to your members, followers and network?

QEST celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2020 and since 1990 has awarded over £5million to 650 individuals working in over 130 different crafts. We define craft broadly and welcome applications from all areas including rural skills, contemporary craft, conservation, luthiery and much more. A directory of all our alumni can be seen on our website, along with more details on how to apply – www.qest.org.uk (We have two application rounds each year – in January and July).

We will be holding three ‘How To Apply’ sessions on zoom to give advice and tips on the application process:

Scholarship sessions:

  • Jan 12, 2022 04:00 PM London

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAqd–tqTsqGtOoC0WlMvfeNQcKAHcMir0O

  • Jan 31, 2022 04:00 PM London

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0sfu6qqjkoGNJeXcILG0gl1f3OCv0dCSri

Apprenticeship session:

  • Jan 20, 2022 04:00 PM London

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqduGurTMoEtV_9O0l4VJYzRNPdedZ5Xcx

Application Flyer Jan 2022

Welcome to the British Glass Biennale and the International

Welcome to the British Glass Biennale and the International Bead Biennale 2022

Since its inception in 2004 the International Festival of Glass has celebrated and showcased the skill and innovation of the glass industry and makers, historic and contemporary, local and international.

At the heart of the Festival is the British Glass Biennale, the foremost juried exhibition of excellence in contemporary glass by UK based artists, designers and craftspeople and British artists working abroad. The exhibition features the latest work from across the whole spectrum of glass techniques and uses an anonymous selection process, giving emerging artists an equal opportunity to be selected alongside the top names in British glass.

Prizes: British Glass Biennale Best in Show, The Glass Sellers Main and Student Awards, The Glass Arts Society (GAS) International Artists’ Prize, The People’s Prize sponsored by Warm Glass, Young Collectors’ Award sponsored by Mark Holford. Other prizes to be announced.

 

The International Bead Biennale is being held for the first time as part of the International Festival of Glass 2022.

The International Bead Biennale is open to artists, designers, craftspeople and students of all nationalities worldwide who create beads where glass is the key design element.  We welcome all glassmaking techniques as long as the piece conforms to the concept of a bead. Max size 10cm x 8cm.

Prizes: International Bead Biennale Award for Best in Show & International Bead Biennale Award Runner Up. Prizes sponsored by Barbara Beadman.

For both of these prestigious exhibitions the emphasis is on new work demonstrating the highest level of excellence in design, creative imagination and technical skill. Each exhibition will be selected by separate expert juries in March 2022.

THE SUBMISSION PORTAL FOR BOTH BIENNALES IS NOW OPEN

https://biennale.submittable.com/submit

 

You can apply for both exhibitions providing you meet all the criteria.

 

Deadline midnight 27 February 2022

 

We look forward to seeing your work.

 

 

Janine Christley

Festival Director

International Festival of Glass

 

 

 

 

Possible Commission

For the glass artists among you please see below an invitation to submit designs for a new glass artwork for the East wall of the new extension that will be built at St Mary’s in Teddington. The link below provides more information.

 

Best wishes

KAOS team

 

https://www.teddingtonparish.org/building-anew/

CGS at 25 Exhibition at London Glass Blowing

Earth/Sea/ Sky: London Glassblowing, London / Selected

An exhibition of CGS members’ collaborative work Curated by Cathryn Shilling
Application
CGS at LGB Earth Sea Sky application

Exhibition dates:                    1st July – 23rd July, 2022
Application launch:                 16th August, 2021
Deadline for applications:       25th February, 2022
Notification of acceptance:    21st March, 2022

CGS is delighted to be exhibiting once again at London Glassblowing and we would like to express our gratitude to Ann and Peter Layton for their generosity in allowing us to use their venue for our show.  CGS is also honoured that eminent glass artist, Cathryn Shilling will be curating the show.

We challenge our members to create work that is a celebration of the natural world in which we live – EARTH/SEA /SKY.  This response can take the form of:

  • Combining different glass making techniques yourself to create a new piece of glass work.
  • Collaborating with another member who uses a different glass technique to create a joint piece of work.
  • Combining different materials or found objects yourself to create a new piece of glass work. (At least 50% must be glass.)
  • Collaborating with another artist from a different discipline to create a joint piece of work in different materials. (At least 50% must be glass.)

Download application:
CGS at LGB Earth Sea Sky application

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CGS at 25 programme of exhibitions

CGS: LIVE EXHIBITIONS IN 2022

A momentous year 2022 ;  the year we open up fully after the pandemic, the United Nations ‘ International Year of Glass, a 100 years of Pyrex celebration at the National Glass Centre at Sunderland,  the International Festival of Glass at Stourbridge.  Most important of all – the Contemporary Glass Society’s celebration of 25 years of supporting and promoting studio glass makers!!!

To mark this, we are proposing a year- long series of events, often in collaboration with other national glass organisations and Colleges, to celebrate and promote the strength and glory of the glass community within the United Kingdom.  These will include online selling exhibitions, live selling exhibitions and a range of monthly themed online and live talks and events.

This is a list of the live exhibitions that will be taking place around the country.  By notifying you of what is coming up, we hope that it will enable you to decide which you would like to participate in and to plan accordingly.

CGS at 25 – ALL EXHIBITIONS IN 2022 – members 11.10.2021 a

List of locations and dates:  ALL EXHIBITIONS ARE SELLING SHOWS. Application forms will be available next to each show very soon.

 It’s all in the Technique:  National Glass Centre, Sunderland/ Selected

Exhibition dates:                15th January – 13th March
Application launch:                2nd August 2021
Deadline for applications:       4th October, 2021
Notification of acceptance:    4th November, 2021

In this show we are looking for work from artists that demonstrate the absolute best in the technique they are working in.

FLOW: Makers Guild Wales at Craft in the Bay, Cardiff  

Makers Guild Wales in partnership with the Contemporary Glass Society

Exhibition dates                               2nd April – 29th May
Application launch                              30th September 2021
Deadline for applications                    10th November, 2021
Notification of acceptance:                 1st December , 2021

CGS is delighted to be working in partnership with The Makers Guild Wales. The show is open to all CGS members, but we especially encourage our Welsh members to apply.

CGS members are invited to submit an application to exhibit glass that expresses individual interpretation of the word FLOW.

The FLOW of glass, of ideas, of creativity, of movement (e.g. physical in the making process, movement of material…) are just some thoughts to get you started.
FLOW – to move steadily and continuously in a current or stream.
FLOW state – being in the zone, a mental state in which a person performing an activity (such as making) is fully immersed, a feeling of hyper focus, intense, leading to a sense of ecstasy and clarity.
Glass artists are invited to submit images of up to three pieces of work within their application.

Glorious Glass: Craft Centre, Leeds/ Open
Exhibition dates:                    19th April – 23rd July
Application launch:                 22nd Nov, 2021
Deadline for applications:       7th February, 2022
Notification of acceptance:    21st March, 2022
Download Application
CGS at Leeds 2022 – Glorious Glass application

The aim of the “Glorious Glass” exhibition is to demonstrate how utterly glorious and amazing contemporary glass is so that everyone can appreciate and enjoy its magical colours, textures, use of light and variety of techniques and also discover their own local glass artists.  The work displayed will feature as wide a range of techniques as possible. Each artist will explain why glass is glorious to them and why they have chosen the pieces on display to express that passion for their chosen material.

Joyful Reflections: New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham/ SelectedExhibition
dates:                    30th April – 11th June
Application launch:                 6th Sept., 2021
Deadline for applications:       18th January, 2022
Notification of acceptance:    1st February, 2022

All our lives have been turned upside down since March, 2020.  We have all experienced highs and lows, fear and boredom, illness and isolation.  Through it all, acting as a solace for many of us, has been the sanctuary of our work and the beauty of the material that we work with.  We invite you to step back from the sadness of the pandemic and to embrace the joy of life as we know it now.  We ask you to reflect upon the glorious and mysterious properties of glass – its transparency, its uniqueness, the variety of techniques it offers, its ability to reflect back at us – and to express joyful reflections on life and glass!

Application form CGS at Farnham application – FINAL

Earth/Sea/ Sky: London Glassblowing, London / Selected
Exhibition dates:                    25th June to 15th July, 2022.
Application launch:                 16th August, 2021
Deadline for applications:       25th February, 2022
Notification of acceptance:    21st March, 2022
Application    CGS at LGB Earth Sea Sky application

Glassblowing and we would like to express our gratitude to Ann and Peter Layton for their generosity in allowing us to use their venue for our show.  CGS is also honoured that eminent glass artist, Cathryn Shilling will be curating the show.

We challenge our members to create work that is a celebration of the natural world in which we live – EARTH/SEA /SKY.  This response can take the form of:

  • Combining different glass making techniques yourself to create a new piece of glass work.
  • Collaborating with another member who uses a different glass technique to create a joint piece of work.
  • Combining different materials or found objects yourself to create a new piece of glass work. (At least 50% must be glass.)
  • Collaborating with another artist from a different discipline to create a joint piece of work in different materials. (At least 50% must be glass.)

 

Holiday Heaven – a Postcard from the Commonwealth: International Festival of Glass, Stourbridge Open
Exhibition dates:                    26th August –23rd September
Application launch:                 28th February, 2022
Deadline for applications:       31st March, 2022
Notification of acceptance:    30th April, 2022
Cost of application:                 FREE
Download Registration CGS at IFOG Holiday Heaven Registration Form 2022

One of the impacts of the pandemic has been that many of us are still wary of venturing abroad so let your imagination take you around the world.  In this year of the Commonwealth Games, let’s celebrate the diversity and richness of the 54 countries that make up the Commonwealth in Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Pacific. Take a magical mystery tour and send us a postcard from a richness of countries ranging from Australia to Zambia, from Bangladesh to Malta, from Brunei Darussalam to Vanuatu. Commonwealth countries are diverse – they are amongst the world’s biggest, smallest, richest and poorest countries.

Bedazzled – 25 Glass Makers Impress: Pyramid Gallery, York – Selected
Exhibition dates:                    10th September – 30th October
Application launch:                 10th January, 2022
Deadline for applications:       1st April, 2022
Notification of acceptance:    28th April, 2022

The meaning of Bedazzle is “to greatly impress (someone) with outstanding ability or striking appearance”.  What more could anyone ask for in a glass show to celebrate the Silver Anniversary of the Contemporary Glass Society? We invite you to provide us with glasswork that dazzles us with your technique and the quality of your work!  Show us why glass is such a precious material to work with.  Maybe even introduce an element of silver to add bedazzle us and to commemorate our 25 years.

Razzle Dazzle – FIVE X FIVE: Pyramid Gallery, York – Open
Exhibition dates:                    10th September – 30th October
Application launch:                 7th February, 2022
Deadline for applications:       9th May, 2022
Notification of acceptance:    30th May, 2022
Cost of application:                 FREE

After a couple of years with little live entertainment, let’s add a little razzle dazzle to ours lives and celebrate what we love to watch or take part in.  It could be a night at the opera, your favourite Bacall/ Bogart film, the end of pier show, partying in Ibiza, a family barbeque or simply watching a flock of soaring birds.  We want a bit of showiness, a flash of brilliance, a little decorative loveliness, even a little opulence to enhance our spirits and make us smile with joyfulness!  We invite you to make a little piece of eye catching beauty in glass – a colourful celebration of live entertainment to make our hearts beat faster.

CGS at 25: Vessel Gallery, London – Selected
Exhibition dates: September – October

TBC

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Photographing Glass – a few ideas for better pictures. By CGS Member Artist Karen Dewson

We approached CGS Member Karen Dewson who very kindly said that she would put together a ‘Photography’ guide for other CGS Members and glass artists, with tips and tricks she has discovered.

We have another Glass Photography guide on our website by a Professional Photographer, but we thought it might also be useful for our members to get a ‘birds eye view’ on photography by a member too. From a very different angle and a personal perspective.

We want to create a friendly and welcoming glass community, where all glass artists, galleries and practitioners feel as though they not only have access to up to the minute glass resources, but also each other.

It has taken Karen thought and time to put this together for us all, and we wish to thank her so much for this:

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Download HERE:

   KarenDewson_PhotographingGlass_Aug2021

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Karen is also a fused glass artist. Her work and contact details can be found on her CGS Profile Page below.

https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/karen-dewson/  and at Insta: karendewson

If you have any other questions about this or something else, please email us at info@cgs.org.uk

Karen….thank you.