Glass is itself a transformation: created when ordinary sand encounters extreme heat. In this breathtaking exhibition, glass is transformed again, this time by 17 contemporary artists from across the globe. The resulting work pushes the boundary of traditional craft techniques and takes glass from the realm of the ordinary to the extraordinary.
Transformation 11: Contemporary Works in Glass is Contemporary Craft’s 2022 Elizabeth R. Raphael Founder’s Prize juried exhibition. The winning artist and their work will be announced and presented at the public opening of the exhibition on Friday, September 9, 2022, where they will receive a cash prize of $5,000. The 2022 prize will be awarded in the category of glass, and must meet the requirement that it has been made within the last 12 months and addresses the theme of “transformation.” Seventeen contemporary artists from across the globe will explore creative concepts and innovative approaches in their use of the glass medium, with the winning artist sending additional works to demonstrate the breadth of their work.
2022 Elizabeth R. Raphael Founder’s Prize Winner:
Transformation 11: Contemporary Works in Glass and the Elizabeth R. Raphael Founder’s Prize are made possible by Cathy Raphael, The George G Fund, Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass, and JENDOCO Construction Corporation. General operating support for Contemporary Craft is provided by Allegheny Regional Asset District, The Heinz Endowments, The Pittsburgh Foundation, Cathy Raphael, Opportunity Fund, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Elizabeth R. Raphael Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation, Anonymous foundation, Giant Eagle Foundation, and by private donations.
Click here for the Transformation 11: Contemporary Works in Glass traveling prospectus.