Emerge 2016 Winners Announced
Bullseye Glass Co. in Portland, Oregon, has named the winners in Emerge 2016, the company's ninth biennial juried competition for emerging artists in kilnformed glass. The awards were announced June 25 during an award ceremony at the Bullseye Projects gallery in Portland.
Selected from 370 entries, the 42 finalists—representing 16 countries—were evaluated on their creativity, craftsmanship, and design by a panel of three jurors.
Emerge 2016 Winners
A gallery of the winners' and finalists' artwork is available at bullseyeglass.com/emerge. An exhibit catalog is also forthcoming.
Emerge 2016 jurors
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).
Both Emerge 2016 and Evolve 2016 exhibitions will be on view 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.