Lorton Workhouse’s 4th Annual Glass National Exhibition 2018 Call for Entires

Lorton, VA’s Workhouse Arts Center (WAF) announces a call for entries for their 4th Annual Workhouse Glass National Exhibition 2018. This annual Workhouse Glass National Exhibition is an “Open Call” for functional and/or sculptural glass artworks.  The Workhouse Arts Center seeks to promote and display the breadth of contemporary glass artwork being created throughout the USA and Canada.

First Place 2017 - Barbara Atkinson

First Place 2017 – Barbara Atkinson

Juror- Carmen Lozar

Carmen Lozar is an artist and educator who lives in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois. Lozar directs the Merwin and Wakeley Galleries at Illinois Wesleyan University and is a member of the art faculty. She has taught at institutions around the world including Pilchuck Glass School, Penland School of Craft, Pittsburgh Glass School, Appalachian Center for Crafts, The Chrysler Museum, and the Glass Furnace in Istanbul, Turkey. She has had residencies at the Corning Museum of Glass and Penland School of Craft.  Her work is included in many collections including the Bergstrom Mahler Museum, WI and the Museum of Art and Design, NY.

Entry Guidelines
Open to all glass artists 18 years and older residing in the U.S. and Canada

All works must be primarily Glass. Mixed media works will be accepted only if glass materials are the primary media.  The juror will make final determinations.  Size is limited to artwork that fits through a standard door. Floor works must be firmly stable.  Large scale installations shall be installed by artist.  Wall-mounted pieces are limited to 20 lbs. per section.  Work must have been produced within the last 3 years.

Please visit www.workhousearts.orgfor a detailed prospectus or visit http://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=event_info&event_id=1425  for detailed prospectus and to apply.

Entry Fee
All U.S. and Canadian artists- $30

JRA Day 2018 Applications for Craft Artists Now Available

The 11th Annual JRA Day
A Craft Artist Exhibition and Sale

The 11th annual JRA Day will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2018, at the Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase, in Chevy Chase, Maryland. To view last year’s web site on the event, go to www.jraday.org/home-2017.htmlJRA Day is open to all craft artists who are members of the James Renwick Alliance. Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.  During the initial application period through June 15, 2018, preference will be given to artists who participated in last year’s show.  Please read the application form and contract carefully, as they describe the terms and conditions for participation in JRA Day. If you are not a JRA member, you may apply for the show, but participants must hold a paid membership in the organization within a month of acceptance in the event and on JRA Day.  Click HERE to jump to web page for more info.

For additional information on JRA membership go to www.jra.org/levels-benefits, call 301.907.3888, or email admin@jra.org.

doris.rossLast year’s JRA Day was a great success and the JRA offers free admission to the show. There is no booth fee for JRA Day.  Instead, the JRA will receive 40 percent of all proceeds from the artist’s sales.  Details are included in the application and contract.

JRA Day is sponsored by the James Renwick Alliance, an independent national nonprofit organization that celebrates the achievements of America’s craft artists and fosters scholarship, education and public appreciation of craft art. The JRA was founded in 1982 and fulfills its mission through public programs, publications, recognition of craft artists, and financial support, including contributions to the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. For more information on the JRA, go to www.jra.org.

James Renwick Alliance Chrysalis Award for Emerging Artists

2018 Focus: Glass

Recognizing that emerging artists represent the future of the craft field, the James Renwick Alliance (JRA) sponsors an award recognizing an emerging craft artist showing merit, skill and innovation in their work. The awardee will receive a $5,000 award and a complimentary membership to the JRA for one year. The finalist will have an opportunity to give a brief presentation about their work during an award presentation in October 2018. Finalists may be recognized with an Honorable Mention, and a 1-year JRA membership.

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The JRA Chrysalis 2018 award will focus on emerging artists working in the glass arts. The JRA is soliciting nominates broadly for consideration. Nominees will be screened for eligibility, with an independent panel of jurors invited to recommend which of the nominees should receive the award.

2018 Award Eligibility

The applicant must be working in the glass arts and show merit, skill, and innovation in their work. The artist must have completed a four-year academic program or equivalent training within the past 5 years. Applicants may not have had a solo commercial exhibition or be exclusively represented by a gallery or commercial entity.  The applicant must have residency in North America. Applicants are asked to supply up to five images of work completed in the past three years and answer all application questions.

Application fee: $30
Application deadline: August 1, 2018

More information and online application – click HERE to jump to JRA Chrysalis Award page.

 

 

Washington Glass School Open Studios Saturday, May 12th!

Works by artists & instructors of the Washington Glass School will amaze and delight!

Works by artists & instructors of the Washington Glass School will amaze and delight!

On Saturday, May 12, Washington Glass School, along with the studios, art organizations, and galleries throughout the Gateway Arts District will open their doors to the public. The event is free and open to all.

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Over 100 individual artists will participate in the event, making the 2018 Spring Open Studios the region’s most prominent visual arts event. Audiences can attend art openings, artist demonstrations or purchase original artwork in an artist’s studio. This artist-led event presents a fantastic opportunity to connect with the region’s most important and economically vital centers of art production.    

A free shuttle bus will make stops from Artists by the Tracks in Mount Rainier to Pyramid Atlantic in Hyattsville.  Between studios and gallery stops, the Gateway Arts Districts offers several new food and drink options along Route 1 including the recently opened Pizzeria Paradiso in Hyattsville, known for its outstanding pizza and wide selection of craft beers. Pizzeria Paradiso will host a beer festival on May 12 from 12-5 p.m.

 

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More information, including a self-guided map of the open studios visit the events’ Facebook page at www.facebook.com/2018springopenstudios in advance of the tour.

Washington Glass School artists scheduled to exhibit:
– Tim Tate
– Michael Janis
– Erwin Timmers
– Laura Beth Konopinski
– John Henderson
– Patricia Kent
– Patricia De Poel Wilberg
-Laurie Brown
-Debbi LoCicero
-Max DeMulder
-Nancy Kronstadt
-April Shelford

Audrey Wilson @ Seager Gray Gallery “Art of the Book”

Audrey Wilson, "Shooting Range", neon, found objects, 18" x 24" x 4"

Audrey Wilson, “Shooting Range”, neon, found objects, 18″ x 24″ x 4″

California’s Seager Gray Gallery signature show for the gallery, “The Art of the Book” will feature Washington Glass School’s former studio coordinator, Audrey Wilson. Ms Wilson is currently working on her MFA in glass at Kent State University. Her powerful work, “Shooting Range”, centers on the Columbine shooting. The book mounted in the piece is a school yearbook with photos of slain students crossed out and a map of the school. A neon gun is mounted on the work along with 13 bullets commemorating the 13 students lost.

This signature show for the gallery is in its 13th year and includes 42 works by 22 artists. The exhibition runs from May 2 to June 1, 2018.

Artists in the show include Robert Adams, Rhiannon Alpers, Tor Archer, Doug Beube, Renee Bott, Valérie Buess, Sara Burgess, Macy Chadwick, Brian Dettmer, Casey Gardner, Jaz Graf, Andrew Hayes, Charles Hobson, Rodger Jacobsen, Lisa Kokin, Linda Mueller, Emily Payne, Brian Singer, Dolph Smith, Tamar Stone, Barbara Wildenboer and Audrey Wilson.