Exhibitions | 06-04-2022

Apply for two shows at Pyramid Gallery, York

The Pyramid Gallery in York will host two exhibitions of Contemporary Glass Society (CGS) members’ artwork at the same time in Autumn 2022.

One exhibition will be selected and the other will be open to all CGS members. Exhibition one (selected) is entitled ‘Bedazzled – 25 Glass Makers Impress’, while exhibition two (open to all members) will be called ‘Razzle Dazzle: Five x Five’.

‘Razzle Dazzle: Five x Five’

Register your interest to take part in ‘Razzle Dazzle: Five x Five’ by 9 May 2022. You don’t need to have made your piece by this date, but simply to register your intention to take part.

CGS Chair, Susan Purser Hope, commented, “After a couple of years with little live entertainment, let’s add a little razzle dazzle to our lives and celebrate what we love to watch or take part in. It could be a night at the opera, your favourite Bacall/Bogart film, the end-of-pier show, partying in Ibiza, a family barbeque or simply watching a flock of soaring birds. We want a bit of showiness, a flash of brilliance, a little decorative loveliness, even a little opulence, to enhance our spirits and make us smile with joyfulness!”

So why not make a little piece of eye-catching beauty in glass that meets this brief? It must be a maximum of 5 inches x 5 inches (127 x 127mm) x 1 inch deep (25mm).  However, if the piece is framed, the frame can be additional to the sizes given for the glass work. All submissions must have their own fittings as they will be displayed on a wall.

To make it fun and challenging, all pieces of work will be offered for sale at between £100 and £300. This is an unselected show for 100 members. Once you have registered, if you are one of the first 100, you are in the show. ‘Razzle Dazzle: Five x Five’ is free to enter.

You do not need to have made your piece by 9 May (it is not needed until September), but we need to know how many artists are taking part, so please register as soon as you can and by 9 May at the latest.

The exhibition will take place from 10 September to 30 October 2022.

Find out more and download the application form here.

‘Bedazzled – 25 Glass Makers Impress’

The other exhibiting opportunity is ‘Bedazzled – 25 Glass Makers Impress’. This is a selected selling show of 25 glass artists, who can exhibit up to three pieces of work each. The selection will be made by a panel including Terry Brett of Pyramid Gallery, a CGS Board member and an independent artist. The aim is to select artists representing a cross-section of glass making techniques. Wall and plinth-based works are welcome.

The meaning of ‘Bedazzle’ is “to greatly impress [someone] with outstanding ability or striking appearance”.  Susan explained, “We invite you to provide us with glasswork that dazzles us with your technique and the quality of your work! Show us why glass is such a precious material to work with. Maybe even introduce an element of silver to bedazzle us and to commemorate the CGS’s 25-year anniversary in 2022.”

There is an administration fee of £15 and successful artists will be asked for a marketing contribution of £30 per artist.

The application form for ‘Bedazzled – 25 Glass Makers Impress’, including images of up to three pieces of work, must be returned by 5pm (UK time) on Monday 23 May 2022.

Find out more and download the application form via this link.

Both exhibitions will take place at The Pyramid Gallery, 43 Stonegate, York YO1 8AW from 10 September to 30 October 2022. https://www.pyramidgallery.com

If you are not yet a member of CGS, why not join here so you can take up these, and many other, exhibiting opportunities?

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