Tg

Tg

Transitions in Kiln-Glass

Transitions in Kiln-Glass

Bullseye Projects is pleased to partner with Bellevue Arts Museum to present Tg: Transitions in Kiln-Glass, a touring exhibition featuring the best of contemporary kiln-glass art, design, and architecture, selected through a juried competition with applicants from around the globe.

For twenty years, Bullseye Glass Co. highlighted and awarded rising talent in the field of kiln-glass through the juried exhibition, Emerge, which was exhibited at Bellevue Arts Museum in 2016 and 2018. When Emerge was developed, kilnforming was a relatively nascent method of glassmaking and the competition was a way to feature the medium and encourage artists to explore kiln-glass. The transformation of Emerge into Tg: Transitions in Kiln-Glass reflects the vibrant community of kiln-glass artists that has arisen since Emerge was first introduced.

Tg: Transitions in Kiln-Glass continues the support of academic programs and emerging artists originated by Emerge by reserving award categories for students in university programs and those who are just beginning to work in the field. In addition to award categories that are open to artists and designers of all levels and processes, Design and Architectural Glass have been given their own categories, recognizing the remarkable level of work being done in these areas.

Tg refers to the glass transition temperature that lies near the center of the region in which the material shifts between behaving like a solid and behaving like a liquid. This metamorphosis embodies the ethos of kiln-glass, the transformation that occurs when glass softens and yields to the fierce heat of the kiln. Tg: Transitions in Kiln-Glass offers viewers an opportunity to explore the aesthetic choices, conceptual frameworks, and technical innovations of contemporary kiln-glass by artists from the US and abroad.

Submissions for this exhibition were juried by Michael Endo, Co-Director of High Desert Observatory, Advisor at Yucca Valley Material Lab, and Curatorial Consultant at Bullseye Projects; Helen Lee, Head of Glass at University of Wisconsin-Madison and Director of Glass Education Exchange (GEEX); and Namita Gupta Wiggers, Founding Director of the MA in Critical Craft Studies at Warren Wilson College and Director and Co-Founder of Critical Craft Forum.

Bullseye Projects is part of Bullseye Glass Company, a manufacturer of colored glass for art and architecture based in Portland, Oregon, with worldwide distribution and a strong commitment to research, education, and the promotion of glass art.

 

 

Featured Artists

Julie Alland

Anthony Amoako-Attah

Heike Brachlow

Evan Burnette

Hyesook Choi

Wai Yan Choi

Cobi Cockburn

Vanessa Cutler

Jerre Davidson

Karola Dischinger

Celia Dowson

Hannah Gason

Andy Gersh

Cable Griffith

David Hendren

Bonnie Huang

Saman Kalantari

Te Rongo Kirkwood

Ana María Nava

Sibylle Peretti

Verity Pulford

Ana Laura Quintana

Bruno Romanelli

Lara Saget

Helen Slater Stokes

Judy Tuwaletstiwa

Abegael Uffelman

Kseniia Vekshina

Norwood Viviano

Cheryl Wilson Smith

 

Read the artist statements

 

Award Recipients

Gold Award
Saman Kalantari

Silver Award
Anthony Amoako-Attah

Bronze Award
Heather Slater Stokes

 

Architectural Award

First Place
Cable Griffith

Second Place
Te Rongo Kirkwood

 

Design Award

First Place
Te Rongo Kirkwood

Second Place
Celia Dowson

 

Academic Award

First Place
Wai Yan Choi

Second Place
Anthony Amoako-Attah

 

Emerging Artist Award

First Place
Abagael Uffelman

Second Place
Lara Saget

365 days of art, craft, & design

See all of our exhibitions for free year-round

Become a member
BAM Hours

BAM Hours of Operation.

Gallery & Store Hours:
Mondays & Tuesdays: Closed
Wednesdays – Sundays: 11am – 5pm
Artful Evening (07/09): Closed

Visit BAM
Exhibition Credit

Tg: Transitions in Kiln-Glass is organized by Bullseye Glass Company in Portland, Oregon and juried by Michael Endo, Helen Lee, and Namita Gupta Wiggers. The local presentation of this exhibition is curated by Michael Endo. Media sponsor: KCTS 9. In-kind support from Seattle SignShop.

Media Sponsor

In-Kind Support From