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Glass Lifeforms 2021

Entry Dates 2021-04-05T00:01:00 - 2021-02-01T08:00:00 67 Days Left


Glass Lifeforms 2021

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"Glass Lifeforms 2021" will be an exhibition of the best biological glass models made in the spirit of the famous 19th and 20th century models of invertebrates and plants made by the father and son team, Rudolf and Leopold Blaschka for the Harvard University’s Botanical Museum. Models are mandated to be of specific species and rendered as accurately as possible, but artistic presentation and creative contexts are strongly encouraged. Artists working in any glass technique (flameworking, glassblowing, casting, pâte de verre, etc.) are invited to submit an entry (one per artist or collaborative team). The jurying criteria will be based on accuracy in representing the organism, aesthetic beauty, presentation, and originality. 50 pieces will be selected from the work submitted for the show.

Types of Biology acceptable:

Botany models may consist of any recognized plant species. They may be a life-size reproduction or a proportionally scaled (larger or smaller) model. Magnified plant parts may also be included as part of the work or as an individual entry.

Zoology models may include any recognized invertebrate or vertebrate species, including insects and birds. Skeletons or other anatomical features, in part or whole, life-size or proportionally scaled, may also be individually represented.

Scaled models of microorganisms are also acceptable and can include microscopic plants (such as algae), animals (as plankton), fungi, lichens, diatoms, bacteria, and so on.

The juried show will be selected by: TBA

There will be both an online catalog and a printed catalog of the “juried”s show. The “open” show will be available online as well.

The show will be open from November 6, 2021 – April 24, 2023 at the Fuller Craft Museum – 455 Oak Street, Brockton, MA 02301