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.
Evolve 2018, a group exhibition featuring new work by former Emerge finalists and award winners Joanna Manousis, Cassandra Straubing, and Kathryn Wightman will run in conjunction with Emerge 2018.
Applications are now closed.
Award-winning and honorable mention works from Emerge 2018 and selected pieces from Evolve 2018 will be included in the touring exhibition, Emerge/Evolve 2018, which will travel to Bullseye Resource Center Bay Area, Emeryville, California; Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia; and Bellevue Arts Museum, Washington.
Congratulations to the winners of the tenth biennial Emerge competition!
Gold: Saman Kalantari, Still Life
Silver: Clare Peters, In Honour of Seeking, In Honour of Knowing, In Honour of Wisdom
Bronze: Dagmara Bielecka, Organica 1
Gold: Joshua Kerley, Making Connections (Pink & Grey Arch, Yellow & Grey Block, Khaki Glass & Polystyrene). Royal College of Art, Felicity Aylieff, Head of Ceramics and Glass. Royal College of Art, Felicity Aylieff, Head of Ceramics and Glass
Silver: Rose-Mary Faulkner, Bare (6-8). Australian National University School of Art. Richard Whiteley, Head of Glass
Bronze: Jade Tapson, Scale II. University of Sunderland, Kevin Petrie, Head of Art and Design
Allison Leigh Holt, Lens 2
Andy Plummer, I Moved On Her Like a Bitch
Kalina Bańka, Noise
Evelyn Gottschall Baker, Bones - Group
Emerge 2018 Finalists
Nick Doran Adams, “Easter (Poké) Egg 1/3”
Physical copies of past Emerge catalogs are also available for purchase.
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.