Exhibition Submission Deadline Approaching

Sasha Zhitneva
Sasha Zhitneva

The American Glass Now:2017 juried exhibition is now accepting submissions. DEADLINE Friday, January 13, 2017!

Be a part of this wonderful exhibition of contemporary works in stained and art glass, which this year will be on public view during our annual conference in Rochester, NY, and then travel to the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. for an extended installation from June 9th through September 30th, 2017.

2017 Jurors: 

Lindsy Parrott – Curator of the Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass, Long Island City, NY

Susie Silbert – Curator of curator of modern and contemporary glass at Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY.

Diane WrightChrysler Museum of Art, the Carolyn and Richard Barry Curator of Glass.

The American Glass Guild announces its sixth annual juried exhibit – “American Glass Now: 2017”. The show will be on exhibit during our Annual Conference, which will take place in May, in Rochester, NY (Location TBD). The show will then travel to the Washington National Cathedral immediately following the Rochester exhibit, and will be up for approximately three months.

  • All American Glass Guild members are invited to submit either a DESIGN CONCEPT, in the form of drawing/sketch/watercolor, of an idea for a piece, OR a COMPLETED PIECE OF WORK. Considered work can be stained glass, fused glass, or laminated glass.
  • All images must be digitally submitted as jpegs at 72dpi – no smaller than 1400 pixels and no larger than 2500 pixels in either direction.  All images must be labeled: last name_ first name_title.jpg
  • Include in your submission the approximate size of your piece, orientation (vertical or horizontal) and whether it will be framed or not. Panels must not exceed 30” in any dimension.
  • All applicants must be a member of the AGG, with all dues current.  Dues run January to December each year. To become a member  http://americanglassguild.org/become-a-member/ To check on your membership status email  membership@americanglassguild.org
  • Submissions should completed online by the end of the day Friday, January 13, 2017 – no exceptions.
    american glassnow online submissionform
  • The jurors’ decisions will be announced Tuesday, February 7, 2017.
  • All work must be completed and photographed by March 30, 2017 in order to be included in our publicity materials. If AGN does not receive a high-resolution image of your finished piece by March 30, 2017, your work will not be included in the exhibition catalog.
  • All work must be completed and delivered to Rochester one week before the determined installation date to be included in the exhibition. (Conference dates: May 18-21, 2017. Artwork will need to be delivered PRIOR to the conference).
  • As always: Delivery and Insurance costs TO the first venue and FROM the last venue are the responsibility of the individual artist. The AGG is not responsible for any damage or theft that may occur during the exhibition.
  • The AGG will transport the artwork between the two venues. Artists must make sure the proper packaging is supplied for the transportation between venues.  AGG is NOT responsible for any damage due to improper packaging.
  • Artwork in the show can be, but does not have to be, for sale, with 25% going to the AGG.
  • Accepted Artists will be asked to pay a small fee to help defray costs for installation and publicity, or to volunteer for specific tasks related to the show.
  • There will be a catalog of the exhibit for sale through Blurb.com.

We look forward to another great exhibition!

Nancy Nicholson, Exhibition Chair

email: agn@americanglassguild.org

American Glass Now  is designed to encourage artists to bring a fresh and versatile look to a treasured medium by exploring what they find fascinating and evocative about it, and sharing their vision with an expanded public.

Previous shows have been at the William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh, The Saint Augustine Art Association in Florida, The Glencairn Museum in Bryn Athyn, PA, and The Washington National Cathedral in Washington, DC.  The Cathedral was so pleased with our four-month exhibit in 2015 that they invited us to come back every year, in addition to having a show at our conference venue.

Past jurors:
Rolf Achilles  – An independent Art Historian and former curator of the Smith Museum in Chicago, IL.
Dr. Virginia Raguin – Professor, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA.
Judith Schaechter – Renowned Glass Artist and Teacher, Philadelphia, PA.

Cynthia Williams – Director, Master’s Program in Decorative Arts at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.
Our Call for Submissions typically is posted in Fall of each year, with submission applications and design concepts due in January or February. You must be a member to submit. If you would like to become a member, you may join here: Become a Member of the AGG
Past Exhibits
American Glass Now 2016
American Glass Now 2015
American Glass Now 2014
American Glass Now 2013
American Glass Now 2012