CALL FOR ENTRY

A JURIED COMPETITION TO IDENTIFY THE BEST OF CONTEMPORARY KILN-GLASS DESIGN, ARCHITECTURE, AND ART. 

OPEN TO ARTISTS AND DESIGNERS OF ALL LEVELS.



Organized by Bullseye Projects and sponsored by Bullseye Glass Co., a manufacturer of colored glass for art and architecture with worldwide distribution and a strong commitment to education and promotion of glass art.

Tg: Transitions in Kiln-Glass 2021 offers $25,000 in prizes in the form of Bullseye Glass Co. gift cards or credit and representation in a full-color exhibition catalog. 

Select finalists will be included in an exhibition hosted by Bellevue Arts Museum, Washington, in early 2022 and traveling to Pittsburgh Glass Center in spring 2022.


Applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm (PST) on Monday, July 26, 2021.

CONTACT EMAIL: tg@bullseyeglass.com


JURORS

Michael Endo
Artist, curator, and educator; Co-Director of High Desert Observatory; Partner at Yucca Valley Material Lab; Curatorial Consultant at Bullseye Projects.

Helen Lee   
Artist, designer, and educator; Head of Glass at University of Wisconsin-Madison; Founder of Glass Education Exchange (GEEX).

Namita Gupta Wiggers
Artist, curator, educator, and writer; Founding Director of the MA in Critical Craft Studies at Warren Wilson College, North Carolina; Director and Co-Founder of Critical Craft Forum.


AWARDS 

Gold Award  |  $5000 gift card
Silver Award  |  $2500 gift card
Bronze Award  |  $1000 gift card
Architectural Award  |  1st place: $3000 gift card  |  2nd place: $1500 gift card
Awarded for a completed or approved proposal for an architectural project using kiln-glass.  Prize divided between artist and fabrication studio.
Design Award   |  1st place: $3000 gift card  |  2nd place: $1500 gift card
Awarded for the creation of a functional or wearable object.  Prize divided between artist and fabrication studio.
Academic Award  |  1st place: $3000 gift card  |  2nd place: $1500 gift card
Awarded to a current student.  Prize divided between artist and school program.
Emerging Artist Award  |  1st place: $2000 gift card  |  2nd place: $1000 gift card
Awarded to an artist who has worked in glass for less than four years.


ENTRANT QUALIFICATIONS

Current Bullseye Glass Co. employees (full or part-time) are not eligible to apply.  Former Bullseye Glass Co. employees and family members of current employees are eligible to apply.

All art glass included in the work must be Bullseye glass.  No other brands of art glass may be included. Kiln-glass must be the focus of the artwork, even if other materials are included.

Artwork must be primarily kilnformed or kilncast.  Works that incorporate additional glass techniques such as torchwork and roll-up will be accepted.

Artwork must have been completed on or after January 1, 2019.

Works must weigh less than 90 lbs (41 kg).

Works must be the original creation of the entrant.  If work is selected for exhibition, the exact work shown in the image(s) submitted in this application must be shipped.  Substitutes are not accepted.

Submitted works must be available for exhibition at Bellevue Arts Museum, Washington, and Pittsburgh Glass Center from November 2021 through August 2022.


APPLICATION FEE

Non-refundable fees are payable by credit card.

General application fee: US $30.00

Student application fee: US $20.00 (students currently enrolled in an accredited university program are eligible)                                                                   

If paying the entry fee would be a hardship, please contact tg@bullseyeglass.com to have the fee waived.


APPLICATION PROCESS

To enter, create a Submittable account and complete the application form.

All entry materials must be submitted in English (no translation from other languages is available). 

All applications must be submitted through Submittable.


APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Number of works:

  • You may enter 1 - 3 works for consideration by the jury.

Number of images:

  • Up to 3 images and 1 video may be submitted for each work.  You must include 1 full-view image of each work.

Image Requirements:

  • A full-view image of each work must be submitted, in which the entire work is visible and no edges are cropped off.  If your work is three-dimensional, we recommend including additional images that show the work from other angles.  Detail shots may also be submitted.
  • If you are submitting a set of works that are to be displayed together (i.e. a triptych or a group of small vessels), the set would be considered 1 work.  Be sure to submit one image that includes the entire set.

Artwork details:

  • You will be asked to provide the following details for each work entered - title, year, medium description, dimensions in inches.

Artist information:

  • In addition to your contact details, you will be asked to provide a brief biography and artist statement (each 500 characters or less) and to upload your CV.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11:59 pm (PST) on Monday, July 26, 2021.

CONTACT EMAIL: tg@bullseyeglass.com

CONTACT PHONE NUMBER: Bullseye Projects (503) 227-0222


 

Working Glass is back!  


Join fellow Bullseye makers in creating artwork to be exhibited at the new Bullseye Projects location.  


All employees are invited to design and make functional or non-functional work for this event, which will end in an awards celebration with prizes.


The first step is easy!  Start a profile here in Submittable and complete the questions at the bottom of this page.  This allows us to communicate with all of you who are interested. If you bow out later, no worries.


Once you have created your profile and completed the questions below, you  will receive instructions and entry forms.


TIMELINE
July 29:  Artwork and entry form deadline
September 7 - 17:  On display at Bullseye Projects
September 7 - 17:  Voting for awards
September 18:  Awards Night reception beginning at 6 p.m.


PRIZES
There will be nine cash prizes based on employee vote:
3 Gold ($200), 3 Silver ($150), and 3 Bronze ($100).


There will also be one CEO’s Choice Award, selected by Dan Schwoerer ($200) and one drawing for a $200 Bullseye Gift card. Each person who submits a piece to Working Glass will be automatically entered in the drawing.


Winners will be announced during the Awards Night reception on September 18, 2021.

DETAILS
Entrant qualifications

  • To participate in the show and to be eligible for prizes you must be a current Bullseye employee on September 18, 2021.

Artwork specifications:

  • Artists may submit one individual piece and may collaborate with other artists on one other submission if they so choose.
  • All glass used in the artwork must be Bullseye glass.
  • Artworks can consist of multiple components. Mixed media pieces, with glass as the focus, are encouraged. Bullseye glass must be used.
  • Artwork must arrive ready to display with all necessary hardware included. This includes artwork that will be hung on a wall. 
  • Artwork must not exceed a moderate size and weight and must be able to be handled by one person.  Due to space limitations, very large pieces and installations cannot be accepted.  Please contact Sarah at Bullseye Projects with any questions regarding this requirement.(sarahdouglass@bullseyeglass.com or 503.227.0222)
  • Artwork must be undamaged, structurally sound, and in good working order, if applicable.  Any maintenance the artwork requires while on display is the sole responsibility of the artist.
  • Resource Center employees in NY, CA, and NM are encouraged to participate. Please package your work carefully and ship to: Working Glass, Bullseye Projects, 3630 SE 20th Avenue, Portland, OR 97202.
  • Finished artwork is to be delivered to Bullseye Projects (3630 SE 20th Avenue) no later than Thursday, July 29, 2021.  Drop off times will be shared at a later date.

Artwork not meeting these specifications or presented without a completed entry form on Submittable will not be accepted.

Please contact Sarah Douglass at Bullseye Projects with any questions. sarahdouglass@bullseyeglass.com  |  503.227.0222                                                                    

Sign up below, and then start your Working Glass profile at Submittable!


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