Emerge/Evolve 2016: Rising Talents in Kiln-Glass showcases an international host of emerging artists whose cutting edge work in kiln-glass (or kiln-formed glass) offers a different perspective on kiln-glass. The Bullseye Glass Company started the Emerge competition twelve years ago as a commitment to emerging artists working in kiln-formed glass. Emerge/Evolve 2016 features 42 finalists from the Emerge 2016 competition alongside new work from 3 former Emerge finalists showcasing the evolution of their talent.
Bullseye Glass Company is a small factory in Portland, Oregon. Founded in 1974 by three recent art school graduates, the organization promotes glass art around the world through its initiatives, which include developing new methods of glass fabrication, hand-fabricating colored glass for artists and architects, facilitating research and education in the field, and hosting collaborative artist residencies.
The exhibition is accompanied by a full-color catalog featuring artist statements and biographies, interviews with the Emerge 2016 jurors, and an introduction by Executive Director of the Bullseye Gallery Lani McGregor.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website