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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 will be included in Emerge/Evolve 2016, a national tour culminating in an exhibition at the Bellevue Arts Museum. 

View images from the Emerge award ceremony on June 25, 2016.

Emerge 2016 Winners

Gold Award
Helen Lee: KowTow

Silver Award
Marzena Krzemińska-Baluch: Landscape

Bronze Award
Alison Lowry: Symphony of Blue

Crossover Award
For an entrant who first began working (or taking classes) in kilnformed glass since January 1, 2014.
Ashraf Hanna: Amber red vessel form

Gold Academic
Kate Clements (Temple University): Stain

Silver Academic
Jeffrey Stenbom (Tulane University): To Those Who Have

Bronze Academic
Nick Doran Adams (Australian National University): Collector Bowl–Rupee, SoDaft #2, Pac-Man Glitch.

Emerge 2016 Finalists

Kim Brill, "Plaza Blanca, New Mexico: Investigations"
Rhoda Baer, "Alicia"
Josh Bass, "Specimen 484"
Darryl Berry, "Sun", "Water"
Angela Byrd-Beucler, "Reclaimed"
Ligia Bouton, "Green Wallpaper 1: Inhale/Exhale"
Karen Carrejo, "Dying Light"
Hye Sook Choi, "Keep Buying Luxuries and Eat Junk Food"
Kalina Chung, "Lingua"
Kate Clements, "Stain"
Evy Cohen, "The Wood"
Robin Crawford, "Momentary Sequence"
Simone Fezer, "excrescence I, II, and III"
Linda Gass, "Ghost of Wetlands Past"
Terri Grant, "No Prisoners"
Christopher Gray, "Meander White"
Silvia Holzkan, "Si yo fuera libro..."
Lee Howes, "My Valentine"
Saman Kalantari, "Touch"
Su-yeon Kim, "personal remains"
Monette Larsen, "Swift"
Patricia Ludovici, “HYSTERIC”
Sean Merchant, “Work Shirts”
Lawrence Morrell, “Synthetic Spider II”
Josefina Muñoz, “Water or Land”
Elizabeth Newnham, “Target”
David Pascoe, “Jack”
Carrie Ann Plank, “Vestige (Cast Skin)”
Nina Podobnikar, “Embrace of Light”
Marjorie K. Sanders, “Laguna Ikebana Bowl”
Kristin Sheffels Simpson, “Kaleidoscope Bowl”
Emily Van Engel, “Power From Within”
Dóra Varga, “2048”
Nataliya Vladychko, “Handkerchief”
Cheryl Wilson-Smith, “Promises and Lies: Keeping Score”

Emerge Jurors

  • Stefano Catalani, Curator, Bellevue Arts Museum
  • Kim Harty, Assistant Professor of Crafts - Glass, College for Creative Studies; Editor, GASnews
  • Sue Taylor, Professor of Art History, Portland State University; Contributing Editor to Art in America

Evolve 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 will be on view at Bullseye Projects in Portland from June 25 – October 1, 2016. Selected works from both will then travel to Bullseye Resource Center Bay Area, the Pittsburgh Glass Center, and the Bellevue Arts Museum in Washington state.

For more information, contact Bullseye Projects Curator Michael Endo at 503.227.0222 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

A full-color exhibition catalog is will available from Bullseye's Online Store, Bullseye Projects or any Bullseye Resource Center.

Past exhibition catalogs are also available for purchase.