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AMERICAN GLASS NOW: 2024

Call For Entries for the American Glass Guild's Juried Exhibition

to be held concurrently with the 2024 conference

Grand Rapids Art Museum June 7-July 21, 2024

Submission Deadline: February 15, 2024

Notification of Acceptance: February 19, 2024

Artwork must be received by May 28, 2024

Each year, the American Glass Guild conference brings together the stained and decorative glass community for a chance to meet one another and share our expertise. We strive to create an event where everyone from the novice to the seasoned professional can come away with new insights and skills to elevate their practice. We hope you’ll join us to “Raise your Glass” in Grand Rapids!

2024 AGG Conference - Grand Rapids, MI

Terms and Conditions

American Glass Guild members are invited to submit artwork for American Glass Now: 2024

American Glass Now supports glass as an art form by giving artists the opportunity to experiment, show their skills, be ambitious, have a dialogue with fellow artists, and show the public what the art of glass can be. Artwork in stained glass, fused and kilnformed glass, etched, painted, and other decorative techniques will be included. Work may be two or three dimensional. Jurors will choose select pieces for recognition based on the following criteria: creative use of materials, original expression, aesthetic impact, clarity of narrative, and complexity of execution. 

AGN: 2024 will be held at the Grand Rapids Art Museum. In addition to member artwork, the exhibit will include displays on the techniques and materials involved in making glass art, as well as components relating to history and conservation.  

Open to all current AGG members.

Artwork that has not been shown in a previous AGG exhibition is eligible for inclusion.

Submissions may be one of the following:

  • Photograph and dimensions of a completed work

  • Sketch of a proposed entry, plus 2 images of the artist's other work. Sketch should include dimensions of the finished piece.

 

Entries are due by Feb 15, 2024 and should also include a brief artist biography of approximately 100-150 words. Submit entries to info@americanglassguild.org

 

Selected artists will be notified by February 19th

Exhibition will be held in a dedicated gallery space with access for the general public for a six week time slot at the Grand Rapids Art Museum from June 7-July 28. The welcome reception for the AGG conference will be held at the museum on Thursday, July 11.  

Photo and confirmation of installation dimensions of finished piece must be submitted by May 20, 2024

Artwork must be shipped at the artist’s expense or delivered to Kolenda Art Glass, 1150 Dallas Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 no later than May 28, 2024. 

At the end of the exhibit, artwork may be picked up at Kolenda Art Glass after July 28, 2024 or will be shipped back to the artist at the AGG’s expense. 

The Grand Rapids Art Museum does not permit direct sales of artwork. A printed pamphlet including thumbnail images of the artwork alongside the artist’s contact information will be provided to museum visitors. In previous AGN exhibitions when work was offered for sale,  the AGG received a 25% commission. Although this is not the format for 2024, we would ask artists to consider donating a portion of sales to the AGG in the case of any sales that were made in connection to the GRAM exhibition. 

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