A conference exploring the intersections of color, kiln-glass, and the human experience
As an artist, the mystery of color is fundamental to you and to your work. Sometimes you control it, sometimes it controls you. While this is true in many media, nowhere is the balance as delicate – and as exciting – as it is in contemporary kiln-glass. BECon 2013: CHROMA-CULTURE tackles this challenge through presentations and workshops by leading practitioners in the world of glass, color, art, and beyond.
Thursday, June 20, 2013 - Saturday, June 22, 2013
Portland State University, Bullseye Gallery, and the Bullseye Glass factory
Presenters & Sessions
Keynote Presentation: Material Color
Better Dead Than Red?
Transformations: Color, Kiln-Glass & Children's Education
How I Misuse Bullseye Glass
Intro & Orientation: Welcome to BECon 2013
Tanja Pak & Tom Jacobs
The Poetry of Production
The World is Color
In the Beginning Was Black
Daniel Schwoerer, Sam Andreakos & Ted Sawyer, moderated by Mary Kay Nitchie
Stacy Lynn Smith
The Color That Grabbed Me on the Street
Angel White and Devil Red: Color's Symbolism in History, Pop Culture, and Contemporary Glass
Above Us Only Sky
James B. Thompson & Michael Endo
Experiencing the Beauty, Mystery & Terror of Color: My Foray Into Glass
Judy Tuwaletstiwa & Erik Whittemore
It's Not Me. It's Not You. It's a Process.
Who Will Attend?
More than 250 artists, designers, fabricators, instructors and students from around the globe.
BECon Technical Display
Talk to manufacturers and suppliers who are eager to answer your questions.
Available for 10 qualified applicants. Get the application instructions today.
(Includes Opening Night Reception, Tech Display Happy Hour and Lehr-B-Q)
Registration for BECon 2013 is open. Get signed up today!
Every two years, aspiring and accomplished kiln-glass professionals from around the globe gather in Portland to network, compare notes and expand their horizons. This gathering is known as BECon (the Bullseye Conference).
Bullseye has sponsored BECon since 2003, and today it’s the world's foremost kiln-glass conference. Each BECon explores a special topic through lectures, panel discussions and demonstrations led by noted artists, architects and other experts and leaders in kilnformed glass. In concert with each conference, Bullseye Gallery hosts a related exhibition and the Bullseye Research & Education Department hosts pre- and post-conference workshops. Other BECon traditions include the gala opening reception at Bullseye Gallery, and the closing-night tour of Bullseye Factory and festive Lehr-B-Q celebration.
If you’re an intermediate-to-advanced or professional practitioner or even a serious student, consider BECon! It offers opportunities to be found nowhere else in the glass world.