Tg: Transitions in Kiln-Glass
Jan 21, 2022,
Duration - 129 days
Location - Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, Washington
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.
Bullseye Projects partners with Bellevue Arts Museum to present Tg: Transitions in Kiln-Glass. For 20 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 at which the material shifts between a solid state and a pliable state. It embodies the spirit of kiln-glass and signifies the evolution of both the medium and the international community of artists and makers who continue to explore its capabilities.