Deadline August 15

Pittsburgh Glass Center and 3 Rivers Glass Beadmakers (a chapter of the International Society of Glass Beadmakers) invite you to submit your work to the first jewelry and wearables exhibit ever at Pittsburgh Glass Center. 

One of the earliest artistic uses of glass was the making of glass beads.  Modern glass beadmakers use many techniques and materials that were not available to their ancient cousins.  This juried show invites all glass artists – flameworkers, coldworkers, fusers, blowers, and more - to submit their work.  It can be anything, but it must be wearable. 

The theme for this exhibit is embodiment, meaning a tangible or visible form of a specific idea, quality or feeling.  Part of the submission that will be considered by the judges will be the artist’s vision of this theme in glass.  The concept for their piece, as explained by the artist in their submission, will be exhibited with the work.

To encourage glass beadmaking and other forms of flameworking submissions, 3 Rivers Glass Beadmakers will award one $400 first place prize and a $200 second place prize.  Only flameworked entries will be eligible for the prizes, and no 3RGB member is eligible.  The 3RGB will choose the winning entries. 

NEW! Pittsburgh Glass Center will award two overall prizes - one full summer class tuition and one half summer class tuition. Everyone is eligile to win.

  • NEW! There is no entry fee. 
  • NEW! There is no time limit on when the work was made. 
  • All work submitted must be primarily glass handmade by the artist.  Collaborations between glass and non-glass artists are welcome.   The use of purchased handmade glass is not acceptable.
  • Handmade glass must be the primary focus of the work.
  • All work shall not have been previously exhibited in Pittsburgh.
  • Any size work is acceptable.  If the work requires special display materials/support, the artist should supply them. 
  • Work may be marked for sale.  PGC will take a 30% commission on all work sold.  
  • Artist is responsible for shipping costs to the Pittsburgh Glass Center.  The PGC will cover the return of the work to the artist.
  • The jury will consist of one member of the PGC staff, one member of 3RGB and the director of a local craft society/museum.
  • The jury will consider craftsmanship, aesthetic beauty, originality/creativity, and realization of the concept/statement relating to embodiment.
  • The artist may submit up to two JPG images of each piece submitted.  We recommend a neutral background.  Only digital photos are allowed.  The longest dimension should be at least 2000 pixels, and should be high resolution and sharply focused. 


August 15, 2017: Applications Due

September 1, 2017: Artist Notification

September 25, 2017: Deadline for accepted work to arrive at PGC

Oct 6 – Nov 19, 2017: embodiment on display at the Pittsburgh Glass Center

November 19, 2017: Exhibition closes

Nov 20-22 or Nov 27-30: Work may be picked up at PGC

December 1, 2017: Work will be shipped back to artists

To apply, please visit www.PittsburghGlassCenterEntry.comPhoto submission details and payment will be made online via this link. 

Questions can be sent to 3RGBembodiment@gmail.com

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