Pittsburgh Glass Center and Pittsburgh Botanic Garden Call for Artists



Pittsburgh Glass Center (PGC) and Pittsburgh Botanic Garden (PBG) invite glass artists from the Pittsburgh region to apply for "Second Nature," an exhibition of glass art at Pittsburgh Botanic Garden’s new welcome center in the fall of 2021.

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden inspires people to value plants, garden design and the natural world by cultivating plant collections of the Allegheny Plateau and temperate regions, creating display gardens, conducting educational programs and conserving the environment.

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Exhibited artwork should be primarily crafted from glass, and have a connection to nature. Artists are asked to explain that connection in their artist statement on the application. Both wall work and pedestal work will be accepted. Artists will also have the opportunity to sell smaller works in PBG’s gift shop if desired.


  • The deadline to apply is May 1, 2021

  • Selected artists will be notified by May 30, 2021

  • Artwork must be completed and ready for installation by October 31, 2021

  • Exhibition dates: November 11, 2021 - March 9, 2022


  • Artist statement explaining the relevance of nature to the work

  • Proposal explaining the type of work that will be exhibited
  • 10 images of work representative of what will be on exhibition (only glass art will be considered)


COMPLETE THE FORM ONLINE or email application materials to heather@pittsburghglasscenter.org AND vbundy@pittsburghglasscenter.org.

Please direct any questions to Heather McElwee at heather@pittsburghglasscenter.org.


Pittsburgh Botanic Garden photo


Pittsburgh Botanic Garden photo