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2018 Gallery II and Gallery III

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2017 Exhibitions CALLS FOR ENTRY


October 27 – December 3, 2017   
"Got Glass!" : TWO 
 juried shows

Deadline for submissions: Tuesday September 12, 2017 
Online applications only via

What is better than saying it with glass?  Whether glass is your everyday vocabulary or you expressed your idea with glass this time around, we are looking forward to seeing what you have to say! The Sebastopol Center for the Arts is calling on national and international, established and emerging glass artists to submit entries for two concurrent, juried shows featuring different glass techniques. The work will be selected on creativity/design and excellence of craftsmanship.

Gallery I: Convergence
Juror: Cassandra Straubing

The focus in Gallery 1 will be on showing the diversity of the medium. We are calling on glass artists working in a wide range of techniques:  blown, cast, cold work, fused, pate de verre, slumped, painted, etcetera... Accepting both 2-D and 3-D pieces.  

Flamework artists please enter show Gallery 2 (see below)

Cash awards: $1000.00   Jury results will be posted on Monday, September 18, after 1 pm

Prospectus: click HERE
Convergence, apply HERE 

Juror: Cassandra Straubing’s sculptural work addresses issues of domestic, agricultural and industrial labor using multiple mediums and processes including glass and metal fabrication.  She employs a wide range of glass-forming techniques including casting, blowing, hot forming and non-traditional glass processes to create her artwork. 

Currently the Glass Faculty Head and Studio Coordinator at San Jose State University in California, she received her MFA in Glass in 2007 from Rochester Institute of Technology, and received her BFA in Studio Art from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 2002.   She presently serves as the President of the Board of Directors for the international Glass Art Society.  Her work has been exhibited nationally, including shows in New York, Chicago, Detroit, and Portland.  Recent publications include Corning Museum of Glass New Glass Review 32, The Urban Glass Art Quarterly Winter 2010-11 and Playing With Fire exhibition catalogue- Oakland Museum of Art 2012.


Gallery II: Flamework
Juror: Paul J. Stankard

Flamework / Lampwork will be celebrated in Gallery 2. 

This is defined by the Corning Museum of Glass as: 
“The technique of forming objects from rods and tubes of glass that, when heated in a flame, become soft and can be manipulated into the desired shape. Formerly, the source of the flame was an oil and paraffin lamp used in conjunction with foot-powered bellows; today, gas-fueled torches are used.”
Looking for: paper weight, marble, murrini, sculpture, bead… Flamework artists, we need you to apply to this juried show!

Cash awards: $1000.00     Jury result will be posted on Monday, September 18th  after 1 pm. 

Prospectus: click HERE
Flamework, apply HERE 

Juror: Paul Joseph Stankard
is an internationally acclaimed artist and pioneer in the studio glass movement. He is considered a living master in the art of the paperweight, and his work is represented in more than 60 museums around the world. In 1961, he enrolled in Salem County Vocational Technical Institute’s Scientific Glassblowing program (now Salem Community College). During his ten year scientific glassblowing career, he became a master of fabricating complex instruments. In 1972, Paul left industry to pursue his dream of being creative in glass fulltime.  Over his forty-year artistic journey, he has received three honorary doctorate degrees and many awards within the glass community, most recently the Masters of the Medium Award from Smithsonian's The James Renwick Alliance and Glass Art Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award. He is an Artist-in-Resident and Honorary Professor at Salem Community College.

Stankard divides his time between flameworking and writing.  He is the author of three books; an autobiography No Green Berries or Leaves: The Creative Journey of an Artist in Glass, an educational resource Spark the Creative Flame: Making the Journey from Craft to Art and most recently Studio Craft as Career: A Guide to Achieving Excellence in Art-making.




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