Call for Entry: EMULSION 2016!


East City Art (ECA) announces its Third Annual Regional Juried Show: EMULSION!

This call for entry is open to all residents of the Washington-Baltimore metropolitan area, providing an opportunity for artists from the central Mid-Atlantic to showcase the extraordinary diversity in regional contemporary art.

An emulsion combines two seemingly incompatible ingredients to produce a third yet entirely new substance.  In this spirit, East City Art’s EMULSION seeks to combine the culturally different yet geographically close regions of Washington and Baltimore and to combine a wide array of art forms and mediums from two-dimensional work to performance based pieces.

This call for entry is open to all residents 18 years of age or over who reside or create art within 50 miles of East City Art’s headquarters located at 922 G Street SE. 

$1,500 First Place Prize
$1,000 Second Place Prize
$500 Third Place Prize
Two $150 Plaza Artist Materials Gift Cards via People’s Choice Awards

Gallery O on H located at 1354 H Street NE in the heart of the Atlas Entertainment District

Exhibition Dates
Opening Reception Sat. April 9, 2016
People’s Choice Awards: Sat. April 16, 2016
Exhibition on view April 9-15, 2016 with weeklong programming

Application Deadline
Monday, February 15, 2016 at 11:59:59 p.m. EST


Maryland Art Place Executive Director Amy Cavanaugh Royce

Full ECA Prospectus HERE

Apply online HERE

Fees: The application fee is $40

Work to be Considered: All work will be considered including but not limited to two dimensional work (painting, photography, digital imaging, drawing), three dimensional work (sculpture), performance art and new media.

About ECA: East City Art ’s mission is to connect local artists with the community at large by creating a dialog between artists and members of the community. As a community-based publication, East City Art highlights the irrefutable link between economic development and the arts, drawing attention to the valuable contributions artists, galleries and educational centers bring to neighborhoods. The visual arts provide neighborhood vitality and stimulate local businesses while encouraging residential and retail development. Most importantly, the arts provide a vibrant forum for community discussion, debate and discovery. East City Art believes art’s most important role lies in its ability to lift the human spirit through a common visual language that transcends class, race and gender.

For all inquiries please direct emails to

Jeffery Zimmer’s New Work @ Philly Museum Of Art Craft Show


Jeff Zimmer, We Were All Wrong (The Home of My Father), 2011.
Multiple layers of enameled and sandblasted glass in lightbox.
22 x 25 x 7″

The 35th annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

WGS alumn Jeff Zimmer will be one of the artists featured by Scotland in the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show Nov 10 – 13, 2011. Jeff will be exhibiting his exquisite series “Whitewash”. This past summer, Jeff’s work was a favorite of Washington Post arts critic Michael O’Sullivan in his review of the LongView Gallery show of Washington Glass School artists.

Said Jeff of his new works: Whitewash depicts a series of landscapes, both urban and rural, American and Scottish, under a blanket of snow — a metaphor for the way we, as individuals and nations, ‘whitewash’ our pasts. The luminous, internally illuminated landscapes, placed in thick frames, contrast the untrammelled snow with the barely-concealed debris which remains, only partially hidden from view.”

Jeff Zimmer, We Were All Wrong (The Writing on the Wall) 2011
Multiple layers of enamelled and sandblasted glass in lightbox
18 x 15 x 6″

The Glass Quarterly blog gives a nice cover to Jeff’s work online – click HERE to jump to Ruth Reader’s article.

Click HERE to jump to more of Jeff’s series “Whitewash” (every piece is stunning, by the way).

Glass Sparks: Jeff Zimmer


Washington Glass School alumn Jeff Zimmer had returned to the school for a visit in January. Now a resident of the UK, Jeff lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, where he received a MDES in Glass & Architectural Glass, at the Edinburgh College of Art, (ECA), where he is now an instructor.

In the UK, Jeff has been making quite a name for his artwork – recently featured in the British Glass Biennale and shown in a collaboration between Contemporary Applied Arts & Contemporary Glass Society This year he will be exhibitng at the Perth Museum and Art Gallery, in the UK .

Jeff’s work was selected to be part of the Corning Museum of Glass’ New Glass Review 31. Tina Oldknow, Curator of Modern Glass, The Corning Museum of Glass said of his work:

“… glass is not immediately apparent in Jeff Zimmer’s ’1/1000th the Distance between Me and You (in a Deadrise)’, but it is an essential part of the work. A dark and dramatic object, it is constructed of 22 layers of enameled and sandblasted glass in a light box. In the obscured photograph, an object in the distance that emerges from black clouds under a clearing sky can be faintly discerned: is it a ship or something else? Using a box of cut glass sheets, Zimmer creates the depth and luminosity of a painting, but it is an image that undoubtedly changes every time it is viewed, depending on the angle and the ambient light.”

While at the Glass School, Jeff worked on a piece that will be shown at the WGS 10th Anniversary Exhibition to be held this May at Washington, DC’s Longview Gallery.

A strong narrative is created by meticulously layering imagery made from enameled and sandblasted glass.

The layered composition works in a tremendously subtle way; the depth of field changes as the viewer moves around the work, allowing one’s perception to shift and migrate.

Jeff evaluates and modifies each individual layer of glass as he fires the enamel onto the glass sheets.

Jeff constructs a box of glass for presentation, and installs LED lighting to illuminate the panels.
The box-like construction of each work creates an almost cinematic experience of space, volume and depth. One is drawn in by the emergent light from beneath the horizon or trailing into the distance like a wake.
Check out the final piece – titled “Fog Of Communication” at the 10th Anniversary Show!
Click HERE to jump to Jeff’s website.

For other glass artist profiles:

Diane Cabe

Sean Hennessey

Teddie Hathaway

Elizabeth Mears

Allegra Marquart

Jackie Greeves