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Emerge 2018


Emerge 2018

Emerge 2018 is the tenth in a biennial series of exhibitions hosted by Bullseye Projects in Portland, Oregon.

Awards in this international juried competition include a total of $22,000 in Bullseye Glass gift cards, recognition at an awards ceremony, as well as representation in a full-color catalog. Selected award winners will be included in a national tour.

Emerge 2018 is open to makers who started working in kiln-glass less than 15 years ago. Students and artists who are not represented by major galleries are encouraged to apply. Works will be judged on excellence of craftsmanship, design and creativity, and must be made with Bullseye glasses.

Emerge 2018 applications are now closed.

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Emerge 2018 Timeline

  • December 1, 2017 - February 23, 2018: Applications accepted
  • March 28, 2018: Finalists announced
  • April 27, 2018: Finalist exhibition materials due
  • May 24, 2018: Finalist artworks due
  • June 23, 2018: Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony

Emerge Jurors

  • Benedict Heywood, Executive Director, Bellevue Arts Museum
  • Heidi Schwegler, Artist/Chair, MFA Applied Craft + Design, a collaborative program between Oregon College of Art & Craft and Pacific Northwest College of Art
  • Diane Wright, Curator of Glass, Toledo Museum of Art

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Emerge Catalogs

Download a PDF of the Emerge 2016 catalog.

Physical copies of past Emerge catalogs are also available for purchase.

Evolve 2018

To acknowledge the fact that an artist’s career is never a before-and-after snapshot, Bullseye Projects will once again create Evolve 2018, a companion exhibit that celebrates former Emerge finalists who have continued to create works that expand the medium.

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.