Digital conference, more videos to watch, and an application due soon!
1. The Glass Art Society's 2020 Conference is online and open to the public Memorial Day Weekend, May 21-23. This is an amazing resource of live and pre-recorded presentation, demonstrations and more that is sure to devour your entire weekend. Every year, the Glass Art Society brings together the international community of glass artists and enthusiasts for a multi-day conference featuring glass art from every discipline. This year it was set to be in Småland, Sweden but with the pandemic it has gone completely digital.
2. If you haven't had your fill of artist demonstrations, the Ceramics Art Network has over 125 "Clay Flicks" available with famous artists from around the country. https://ceramicartsnetwork.org/magazines-subscriptions/clayflicks
3. And the curators at the Corning Museum of Glass have chosen their favorite lectures from the Behind the Glass Series. They include Karen Lamonte, Mark Peiser, and Jeff Koons.
4. Burke Prize applications are due Sunday, May 31. For those of you who may not know, the Burke Prize is the most significant craft artist prize to be developed by the Museum of Art and Design. It is a contemporary art prize for a new generation of artists working in a world of expanded media with a foundation in glass, fiber, clay, metal, or wood. Don’t miss your chance to receive an unrestricted award of $50,000 and a major exhibition with a select group of finalists at MAD.
5. The James Renwick Alliance also has emerging artist applications open for the 2020 Chrysalis Award. This year the $5,000 award is available to emerging artists working in the field of Ceramics. In light of the tough times caused by the pandemic, we are offering $3,000+ in additional awards for honorable mentions and waiving all application fees. Applications are due September 8, 2020.