Eric Hess Represents USA in Stanislav Libensky Award Competition!

2016 Washington Glass School Artist-In-Residence, Eric Hess, has been selected as one of 30 artists from around the world to be included in the 2018 Stanislav Libensky Exhibition and Award Competition in Prague, Czech Republic. Eris is the only artist selected from the United States.

Eric Hess; "Fragile", which is a glass fetus in a 12 inch square block of ice. When the ice melts the fetus falls to the floor below and breaks, a tearful reality.

Eric Hess; “Fragile”, which is a glass fetus in a 12 inch square block of ice. When the ice melts the fetus falls to the floor below and breaks, a tearful reality.

The Stanislav Libensky Award competition serves as an international presentation of emerging glass artists. The aim of the competition is to help the development of emerging glass art and to compare different approaches and methods. The initiator and main organizer – the Prague Gallery of Czech Glass – hopes that this competition, followed by a long term exhibition, will help emerging artists enter the business world and explore the potential of glass. Past iterations of the exhibition featured many excellent works by artists from around 30 countries and 40 universities. Fragile.eric.hess.Stanislav.Libensky.Award
Stanislav Libenský Award (established in 2009) is the world’s only international glass exhibition with a call for entry to recent MFA graduates concentrating in the glass arts. Stanislav Libenský is considered as the most outstanding Czech glasswork artist. His works created in collaboration with Jaroslava Brychtová are presented in museums and galleries all over the world. Besides his work, he was teaching at Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague and he was a director of the School of Applied Arts for Glassmaking in Železný Brod, where he lived and worked for the majority of of his life.
The Exhibition begins September 20th at the DOX Centre for Contemporary Art in Poupetova, Prague and is sponsored by the Prague Gallery of Czech Glass. The exhibition will end on November 19th.
Good Luck Eric!!