Emerge / Evolve (2014)
July 19 – October 11, 2014
Bullseye started the biennial Emerge competition twelve years ago and it has, from its inception, been an expression of our commitment to emerging artists working in kiln-glass. Emerge / Evolve brings together former Emerge award winners and finalists, along with finalists from the most recent competition.
The Emerge 2014 finalists were selected from 326 entries from 32 countries and represent 35 schools. The finalists were evaluated by a panel of three jurors: Kathleen Moles, independent curator; Emily Nachison, Department Chair, Fibers, at the Oregon College of Art and Craft; and James Yood, critic and Associate Professor of Art History at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Emerge 2014 features works by Rei Chikaoka (Japan), Kate Clements (USA), Marion Delarue (France), Abram Deslauriers (USA), Opie Hileman (USA), Manuela Castro Martins (Portugal), Anna Mlasowsky (Germany/USA), Cheryl Wilson-Smith (Canada), James B. Thompson (USA), Kathryn Wightman (UK/New Zealand), and Gina Zetts (USA).
Evolve features past Emerge finalists: Martie Negri (Emerge 2006), Nathan Sandberg (Emerge 2004), and Amanda Simmons (Emerge 2012).
Bullseye’s Bay Area Gallery is the second stop on the exhibition’s national tour. In November, Emerge / Evolve travels to the Pittsburgh Glass Center. The tour will culminate at Bellevue Arts Museum (BAM). At BAM an expanded edition of the exhibition will include enlarged installations and additional works from selected artists.