Emerge 2016 is the ninth in Bullseye's biennial series of exhibitions. Selected from 370 entries, the 42 finalists—representing 16 countries—were evaluated on their creativity, craftsmanship, and design by a panel of three jurors.
Awards in this international juried competition included a total of $22,000 in Bullseye Glass gift cards, recognition at an awards ceremony and representation in a full-color catalog. Selected award winners were included in Emerge/Evolve 2016, a national tour culminating in an exhibition at the Bellevue Arts Museum.
Emerge 2016 Winners
Emerge 2016 Finalists
Kim Brill, "Plaza Blanca, New Mexico: Investigations"
View images from the Emerge award ceremony on June 25, 2016.
To acknowledge the fact that an artist’s career is never a before-and-after snapshot, Bullseye Projects has again created a companion exhibit that celebrates former Emerge finalists who have continued to create works that expand the medium. Evolve 2016 features Rei Chikaoka (Emerge 2010 and 2014), Matthew Day Perez (Emerge 2008 and 2010), and Carmen Vetter (Emerge 2006 and 2008).
Emerge/Evolve touring exhibitions
Both Emerge 2016 and Evolve 2016 exhibitions were view at Bullseye Projects in Portland from June 25 – October 1, 2016. Selected works from both exhibitions travelled to Bullseye Resource Center Bay Area, the Pittsburgh Glass Center, and the Bellevue Arts Museum in Washington state.
A full-color exhibition catalog is available from Bullseye's Online Store, Bullseye Projects or any Bullseye Resource Center.
Physical copies of past Emerge catalogs are also available for purchase.