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Glass Art Society to sponsor 'International Artists Award', British Glass Biennale


Founded in 1971 The Glass Art Society (GAS) is a Seattle-based non-profit, international organization whose purpose is to encourage excellence, to advance education, to promote the appreciation and development of the glass arts, and to support the worldwide community of artists who work with glass. GAS is made up of a membership of over 2,000 glass enthusiasts from over 40 countries.

This International Artists Award marks the start of an exciting new collaboration with the British Glass Biennale.

The winning piece will be selected by the GAS board and announced at the opening ceremony on 22 August. The prize winner will also benefit from joint promotions by GAS, the British Glass Biennale and the International Festival of Glass and be invited to present at the GAS Conference in 2020 as well as recieving $1500.

The selection will be made from the digital images of work submitted by the Biennale artists. All works selected by the Biennale jury and shown in the exhibition are eligible.

The British Glass Biennale (BGB) is the foremost juried exhibition of excellence in contemporary glass by British artists, designers and craftspeople in the UK. With around 80 major new glass works selected every two years, the British Glass Biennale is the flagship exhibition within the International Festival of Glass and attracts collectors, galleries and museums from around the world.

The British Glass Biennale is open to artists, designers, craftspeople and students working in all areas of contemporary glass practice or using glass as a key design element. The emphasis is on new work demonstrating the highest level of excellence in design, creative imagination and technical skill.


DEADLINE for entries - Midnight Sunday 24 February 2019  


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