Ashraf Hanna, Amber red vessel form, 2015. Winner of the Crossover Award, Emerge 2016.


Online applications are due February 23 for Bullseye's 10th international kiln-glass exhibition for emerging artists!
This international juried kiln-glass competition—held biennially since 2000—can provide a career steppingstone for students and intermediate-level artists not represented by major galleries.

Posted 7 February 2018

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By entering Emerge 2018, you can:

-Practice professional skills: meeting exhibition deadlines, photographing and shipping glass artwork, and crafting artist statements.
-Compete for one or more of seven prizes—totaling over $22,000 in Bullseye Glass Company gift cards.
-Raise your profile among galleries looking for new artists to exhibit.
-Show your work at Bullseye Projects, in Portland, Oregon (some winners will also be included in a national touring exhibition).
-Have your artwork documented in a beautifully produced, full-color exhibition catalog.
Learn more/apply for Emerge 2018>

Emerge 2018 applications will be accepted online through February 23, 2018. For details and rules, visit Send questions to
Emerge is the primary way we identify rising talent in kiln-glass. One example is Ashraf Hanna, an Egyptian-born British artist. He initially studied art at El Minya College of Fine Art before moving to London where he gained a BA Hons degree in Theatre Design from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in 1994. He discovered clay in 1997 and embarked on a career as a ceramist, exhibiting nationally and internationally, including SOFA Chicago and COLLECT at the Saatchi Galleries in London. He received a Masters in ceramics and glass from the Royal College of Art in London in 2011. In 2013, a Major Creative Wales Award enabled him to dedicate more time to developing the body of work begun at the RCA. In 2015, a new body of glass work informed by the aesthetics of his ceramics won the British Glass Biennale Award for Best in Show. He hopes to continue working in glass and to further explore the possibilities within this exciting medium.

Emerge 2018 Prizes
Gold Award: $5000
Silver Award: $2500
Bronze Award: $1000
Crossover Award: $5000
Gold Academic Award: $5000*
Silver Academic Award: $2500*
Bronze Academic Award: $1000*
*Divided between entrant and school program
**Prizes awarded in the form of Bullseye gift cards or credit

Jurors for Emerge 2018
Benedict Heywood
Executive Director, Bellevue Arts Museum
Heidi Schwegler
Artist/Chair, MFA Applied Craft + Design, a collaborative program between Oregon College of Art & Craft and Pacific Northwest College of Art
Diane Wright
Curator of Glass, Toledo Museum of Art

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