Exhibitions | 26-08-2023

Mosaic and Glass Arts International 2023 exhibition

A total of 35 artists from different countries will be showing work at Mosaic and Glass Arts International 2023 exhibition in New York this September.

The event is a collaboration between the Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA) and the Stained Glass Association of America (SGAA). It takes place at the CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, New York, from 1-30 September 2023.

The exhibition comprises two segments: Fine Art and Site-Specific & Architectural Art. It includes a special exhibit by Oregon-based artist, Kate Kerrigan. The exhibition elevates new perspectives of mosaic art, stained glass and architectural art in numerous contexts and celebrates established, as well as emerging, artists working in these traditional mediums today.  The artists showing their work come from throughout the US, Canada, the UK and South Africa.

SAMA and SGAA began partnering in early 2022 to expand outreach, enrich programming and share resources to more effectively serve both the stained glass and mosaic art communities.

After a three-year hiatus from presenting the annual exhibition in-person, SAMA Executive Director, Dawnmarie Zimmerman commented on the endurance of the artists who kept creating during the COVID-19 pandemic: “This exhibition is truly a celebration of perseverance.  Some of the community and architectural installations endured countless delays and resource challenges, yet the artists and fabricating studios found a way to complete these monumental works and infuse art into public places and engage communities.”

The entries were juried by a distinguished panel, including; Claudia Carballada, manager of community engagement, Buffalo AKG Art Museum, Lindsy R Parrott, executive director and curator, The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass and Lillian Sizemore, researcher, maker and educator. They selected 38 works from over 120 submitted.

The jurors were also tasked with selecting 11 awards from the work chosen for the exhibition. Best in Show – Stained Glass was awarded to Anika Van Der Merwe for ‘The Woman and the Red Dragon’ (main image) and Best in Show – Mosaic went to Kathleen Crocetti for ‘Watsonville Brilliante’.

Kathleen Crocetti’s large-scale mosaic ‘Watsonville Brilliante’.

The CEPA Gallery is at: 617 Main St #201, Buffalo, NY 14203, US. Gallery hours: Wednesday: 12-4pm. Thursday: 4-7pm, Friday: 12-4pm, Saturday: 12-4pm, or by appointment.

Main image: Anika Van Der Merwe’s ‘The Woman and the Red Dragon’.

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