Call to Artists TRACE Showcasing Sustainable Glass Art

Trace

Showcasing Sustainable Glass Art

GAS Green Exhibition

Description: As a part of the 2021 VIRTUAL Glass Art Society Conference,  we will be holding an open submission juried Green exhibition to showcase work that comments on current global environmental issues work that uses sustainable materials such as up-cycled glass or, work made using sustainable processes/practices. All artwork is submitted via online application then juried for inclusion in the show and awards/prizes. The 2021 jury panel includes members of the Glass Art Society’s Green Committee. This year the online juried Green Exhibition will be launched during the Virtual Conference. The dates of the VIRTUAL 2021 GAS Conference are May 20-22, 2021.  Application Fee: $0 USD.

*Please note that during this first year the application is free to all. In the future, there will be a small fee for non-yet members of GAS.

The 2021 Professional Jurors:

  1. Amber Cowan, United States of America, website
  2. Candice-Elena Greer, United Kingdom, media spotlight
  3. Frederik Rombach, Belgium, Rombachs Glass website
  4. Juli Bolaños-Durman, Scotland, website

Timeline:
February 15, 2021 – Entry application opens
March 21, 2021 – Entry application closes, jury process occurs
Late March 2021: Artists are notified of selection
May 20-22, 2021: VIRTUAL GAS Conference

Visit link to apply

https://glassart.submittable.com/submit/183737/trace-showcasing-sustainable-glass-art

Can anyone help?

We have been asked to help source a glass artist that could help make two replacement shades. Can anyone help?
Please contact Jenny Rowe  jenny@darkstar.me.uk

Live Master Glass Artisan Lecture with glass artist and teacher, Dennis Brady on Thursday, February 25

Live Master Glass Artisan Lecture SeriesTM entitled Glass Art Business-Selling Your Work with glass artist and teacher, Dennis Brady on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Are you a glass-addicted hobbyist that just wants to sell some work, buy more materials and feed your glass addiction? Perhaps you aspire to sell enough of your work to supplement your income? Maybe you dream of becoming a full time professional glass artisan? Whatever your aspiration, Dennis Brady can teach you how to achieve it. A skilled lecturer, he has taught hundreds of others how to generate income from their work.

This installment of the Master Glass Artisan Lecture SeriesTM was created specifically to offer proven, pragmatic instruction on how to price glass art and how to sell it no matter where you live!
Dennis Brady has been a full-time, professional glass artisan since 1980 and currently works with stained glass, fusing, casting, glassblowing and sandblasting. Along with his sons, Dane and Jason Brady, he operates several successful companies: DeBrady Glassworks, Victorian Art Glass and Master Artisan Products.
His website, Glass Campus, offers tutorials and videos on numerous glass art techniques as well as tips on how to make a living as a glass artisan. His lectures have been attended in other countries around the world as well as his home province of British Columbia.
Master Glass Artisan Lecture SeriesTM provide a great way to build interest in glass in your unique part of the world. Don’t miss this fabulous opportunity to learn from the glass industry’s best!

**Within a week after the Webinar, everyone who purchases the class will receive an e-mail with the link to a recorded version of the Webinar. You will have unlimited viewing of the recording AND your link never expires!

To purchase webinar: www.glasspatterns.com

 

CGS On-Line Exhibitions, Spring 2021

CGS On-Line Exhibitions, Spring 2021

Advance notice of our next three online shows

We thought that you would like to know about the great online exhibitions that we have planned for you to apply for. Knowing about them in advance enables you to plan what you would like to submit or even maybe make new work!

All members are encouraged to take part in the shows but we do expect a good standard of workmanship and photography for each submission.

We encourage you to display work that is for sale so, when you submit your images, do quote price and where your piece is available from. If your work is sold, please make a donation to CGS if you feel able to. We suggest 10% and this can be done through our Just Giving link.

Flora

Cathryn Shilling sets a challenge for CGS members – I would like to challenge CGS members to participate in a new online selling exhibition inspired by the incredible diversity of ‘Flora’. This brief is extremely broad. How you choose to interpret it is entirely up to you. My greatest wish is to see as many unique examples on the subject, as there are species of flowers!

Call for entries from 15th February

Deadline for submissions is 29th March

Actual Show runs from 3rd April to 5th May

Textures – How Do You Feel?

Theme of textures, either in subject or finish to work.

Call for entries from 1st March

Deadline for submissions is 26th April

Actual Show runs from 8th May to 9th June

Old Work/ New Perspective

A Chance to rediscover and display older work. (All work should be at least two years old.)

Call for entries from 12th April Deadline for submissions is 31st May Actual Show runs from 12th June to 21st July

 

 

ARTIST OPPORTUNITY.

ARTIST OPPORTUNITY.

Kresen Kernow, the new archive centre in Redruth, are looking for artists interested in creating a public art commission at the site.
The piece should be inspired by the theme My Cornwall: My home.
The commission is worth £35,000. This will cover artist fees and all expenses connected to the realisation of the project.

Find out more and download the brief at: https://kresenkernow.org/about-us/opportunities/

Call to Members – Next online show – FLORA

Flora

Cathryn Shilling sets a challenge for CGS members – I would like to challenge CGS members to participate in a new online selling exhibition inspired by the incredible diversity of ‘Flora’. This brief is extremely broad. How you choose to interpret it is entirely up to you. My greatest wish is to see as many unique examples on the subject, as there are species of flowers!

Call for entries from 15th February

Deadline for submissions is 29th March

Actual Show runs from 3rd April to 5th May

 

I have spent a significant amount of time this winter gazing out of my kitchen window into my garden and reflecting on the year that was (or wasn’t as the case may be). Let’s face it, 2021 has not started in the way any of us had hoped for…

Or course, winter is transient, like any season, but I have to admit that staring into the thickening snow in the midst of another national lockdown, it does feel a little like we are all living in the eternal winter of Narnia… However, even in Narnia, winter came to an end and as I looked out over my frozen flower beds this week, I noticed the first signs of life returning my garden in the form of Snowdrops and the shoots of ‘soon to be’ Daffodils. Surely this is the herald of Spring and a promise of better days to come.

The remarkable diversity of Flora has been a major source of inspiration among glass artists throughout the centuries. From the simplistic interpretations in medieval stained glass, through the cast crystal of Daum and the cameo glass of Gallé, to the cutting edge and contemporary interpretations demonstrated by many of our talented and endlessly resourceful CGS members.

It is this endless circle of resourcefulness which brings me back to nature, and how even in the bleakest and coldest of places, nature is able to adapt, spreading colour over barren landscapes, transforming them into a majesty of pattern and colour.

So I would like to challenge CGS members to participate in a new online selling exhibition inspired by the incredible diversity of ‘Flora’. This brief is extremely broad. How you choose to interpret it is entirely up to you. My greatest wish is to see as many unique examples on the subject, as there are species of flowers!

Call to Members – CGS Next Three On-Line Exhibitions, Spring 2021

CGS On-Line Exhibitions, Spring 2021

Advance notice of our next three online shows

We thought that you would like to know about the great online exhibitions that we have planned for you to apply for.  Knowing about them in advance enables you to plan what you would like to submit or even maybe make new work!

All members are encouraged to take part in the shows but we do expect a good standard of workmanship and photography for each submission.

We encourage you to display work that is for sale so, when you submit your images, do quote price and where your piece is available from.  If your work is sold, please make a donation to CGS if you feel able to. We suggest 10% and this can be done through our Just Giving link.

 

Flora

Cathryn Shilling sets a challenge for CGS members – I would like to challenge CGS members to participate in a new online selling exhibition inspired by the incredible diversity of ‘Flora’. This brief is extremely broad. How you choose to interpret it is entirely up to you. My greatest wish is to see as many unique examples on the subject, as there are species of flowers!
Call for entries from 15th February
Deadline for submissions is 29th March
Actual Show runs from 3rd April to 5th May

 

Textures – How Do You Feel?

Theme of textures, either in subject or finish to work.

Call for entries from 1st March
Deadline for submissions is 26th April
Actual Show runs from 8th May  to 9th June

 

Old Work/ New Perspective

A Chance to rediscover and display older work. (All work should be at least two years old.)

Call for entries from 12th April
Deadline for submissions is 31st May
Actual Show runs from 12thJunr to 21st July

image, Jan Hein Van Stiphout

“Flashbacks”

The Glass Artists’ Association in Poland “ZAS”/(ZAS Związek Artystów Szkła) invite glass artists from around the world to the exhibition “Flashbacks ” . As a small group of glass artists in Poland, we would like to establish an artistic dialogue in the Glass Art Word – the idea was born to create an online exhibition space – Glass of Coffee Gallery, to present the most interesting glass-making activities and not only for artists and designers.
This is our first exhibition inviting other artists outside our
association. We invite you to participate. You can send photo documentation of the work,
film, or the entire exhibition that has been held or will be.
Exhibition theme: Flashbacks
In a certain sense, art calls on people to “Flashbacks” constantly. The masterpieces of art in
the museum attract generation to generation of viewers to appreciate and taste them again
and again. They are mirrors for people understanding the past. For artists, artistic creation is
also some kind of seeing work again. They often propose new readings and interpretations
in the current cultural context. If there are no old things, how can the new things come. If one
doesn’t know the “old”, how can he / she discover the “new”. “Flashbacks” is to look back,
but also to start off; it is about looking at the past, but more about looking into the future with
new dimensions and perspectives ..
Deadline:02/28/2021
Organization Name: Związek Artystów Szkła / (The Glass Artists’ Association in Poland
“ZAS”
Organization Location: Glass of Coffee Gallery (online gallery)
Exhibition period : March – April 2021
Application deadline: February 28, 2021
There is no limit on the art medium, size, year of production, artist age or nationality, but the
proposed works should response to the exhibition “Flashbacks”
Application is free
Ps. We reserve the right to reject the application for the exhibition if it is of low aesthetic or
technical level.
Exhibition period : March – April 2021
Application deadline: February 28, 2021
There is no limit on the art medium, size, year of production, artist age or nationality, but the
proposed works should response to the exhibition “Flashbacks”
Application is free
Application materials:
Please send the following materials in a ZIP file to zwiazekartystowszkla@gmail.com ,
subject line Flashbacks
– 3- 7 work images, JEPG, 300dpi, no larger than 5MB. Please provide the work information,
including title, material, size, year of production itc.
– Artist CV;
– Artist statement, please explain how your works are related to the theme Flashbacks.
Website: https://www.e-zas.org/
Email: zwiazekartystowszkla@gmail.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zas_glass_society/ /
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/zwiazekartystowszkla
Glass of Coffee Gallery (online gallery)
https://www.facebook.com/GlassofCoffeGallery
https://www.instagram.com/glassofcoffeegallery/
Presentation of the exhibition in the form of photos on our social channels and website.
As well, the information will be sent to institutions and organizations supporting the creative
activities.

Sign up now for: CGS & The Design Trust- Essential Social Media for Creatives

Sign up now for a brand new online course for absolute beginners: CGS & The Design Trust– Essential Social Media for Creatives
Starts Friday 12 February
As a CGS member you’ll get 50% off the regular price of this course, and only pay £75.00 (incl. VAT) – rather than £149.00 – for the entire course.
 
We are delighted to be working with The Design Trust again, bringing you their first online course of the year for CGS members. This brand new course on Social Media is aimed at absolute beginners in terms of social media (although you might have decades of experience as a creative!) So, if you want to learn more about how to use Facebook or Instagram, get more followers on Pinterest or even dabble with TikTok … then do check this online course out asap.
 
The sessions are run by Patricia van den Akker, the Director of The Design Trust and an award-winning creative business adviser, and her colleague Anne-Marie Shepherd. Anne-Marie is responsible for social media at The Design Trust and was the Marketing & Social Media Manager for Made, London’s contemporary craft fair.
There will be 4 online sessions on Fridays 12th, 19th, 26th February and 5th March, each from 10am – 12.30pm (UK time). If you are unable to join these sessions live, they will be recorded and posted in a private hub that you can access until September 2021 enabling you to take the course at your own pace. These 4 sessions will be super practical, with clear step-by-step instructions on how to get started, how to get followers and engagement (often more important!), and also how to use these social media tools to increase your profile and credibility plus drive traffic to your website to get more online sales and commissions.
 
To sign up as a member before booking your place, go to: https://www.cgs.org.uk/join-today/

Why CGS Membership? What will it offer me?

As a glass artist, supplier, glass gallery or collector, you might well wonder what CGS could possibly offer you, right?

Well….the answer is- A GREAT DEAL OF THINGS!

Below are just SOME of what you will enjoy as a member. We are a not for profit organisation, so ALL our membership fees go back into supporting YOU and OTHER glass artists, helping get your work in front of thousands of viewers, networking with suppliers and galleries, and public glass enthusiasts too.

Your own CGS webpage
CGS social media presence
Members-only advice line
Glass Network print magazine
Glass Network digital magazine
Exhibition & Selling opportunities
Member’s Spotlight
Contact with other artists
Resources
Submit content to Glass Network and Glass Network digital
Use of the CGS logo
Regular email newsletters
Practical advice and courses
Network with a supportive community
Exclusive supplier discounts
Discounted prices on sponsorship and advertising options
Early-bird invitation and discount for the CGS conference
Full voting rights

JOIN HERE TODAY! https://www.cgs.org.uk/become-a-member/