Bullseye Glass recently announced the prizewinners for “Emerge 2012,” the seventh international kiln-glass exhibition for students and artists in their early careers. Eight artists out of the original 39 finalists received awards. The Gold Award was given to French artist Emilie Haman for Once Upon a Time and the Silver Award went to American artist Victoria Calabro for Yellow Frame. Karen Mahardy from School of American Craft at the Rochester Institute of Technology, was awarded the Academic Award as well as the Newcomer Award for her work folded 1a and folded 1b.
The rest of the award recipients were as follows: Bronze Award: Elizabeth Fortunato, Not a Family Man, USA. Kilncasting Award: Sayaka Suzuki, Harvest Day, USA. Design Award: Ester Luesma and Xavier Vega, Autumn Leaves plates, Spain. Jewelry Award: Miri Admoni, The Four Seasons brooch, Israel.
Over $6,000 in Bullseye Glass and conference scholarships were awarded at the Bullseye Gallery opening night reception—the highest being the Gold Award of $1,000 and the Silver Award of $750.The jurors for Emerge 2012 included Laura Addison, curator of contemporary art at the New Mexico Museum of Art and glass artists Silvia Levenson and Klaus Moje.
The exhibition will run in Bullseye Gallery in Portland through June 23, 2012. For the first time this year, the award winning works will begin their journey to the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe and to Bullseye’s new facility Bullseye Resource Center Bay Area, after the Portland show closes.
IF YOU GO:“Emerge 2012″
April 4-June, 23 2012
300 NW 13th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97209
Tel: 503-227-0222 Website: www.bullseyeglass.com/welcome-to-emerge.html