Tg: Transitions in Kiln-Glass Award Winners

Feb 4, 2022
Bullseye Projects is pleased to announce the award winners for Tg: Transitions in Kiln-Glass, Bullseye Glass Co.'s biennial juried competition honoring outstanding contemporary kiln-glass design, architecture, and art. Works by award winners and finalists are on view in an exhibition hosted by Bellevue Arts Museum through May 29, 2022.

Tg finalists and award winners were selected through a juried competition—open to artists and designers of all levels—by jurors Michael Endo, Co-Director of High Desert Observatory, Partner at Yucca Valley Material Lab, and Curatorial Consultant for Bullseye Projects; Helen Lee, Head of Glass at University of Wisconsin-Madison and Founder of Glass Education Exchange (GEEX); and Namita Gupta Wiggers, Founding Director of the MA in Critical Craft Studies at Warren Wilson College, North Carolina, and Director and Co-Founder of Critical Craft Forum.

Tg: Transitions in Kiln-Glass offers $25,000 in prizes in the form of Bullseye gift cards or credit, and representation in a full-color exhibition catalog.

Gold Award  |  $5000 gift card

Saman Kalantari A little bit of everything

Silver Award  |  $2500 gift card

Anthony Amoako-Attah Puberty

Bronze Award  |  $1000 gift card

Helen Slater Stokes In the Pink

Architectural Award
Awarded for a completed or approved proposal for an architectural project using kiln-glass.  Prize divided between artist and fabrication studio.

First place: $3000 gift card 
Cable Griffith Siler's Mill (Redmond Watershed)

Second place: $1500 gift card
Te Rongo Kirkwood Eunoia

Design Award
Awarded for the creation of a functional or wearable object. Prize divided between artist and fabrication studio.

First place: $3000 gift card
Te Rongo Kirkwood Meremere (venus - evening star)

Second place: $1500 gift card
Celia Dowson Rhossili Mist Centerpiece in Indigo and Clear

Academic Award
Awarded to a current student.  Prize divided between artist and school program.

First place: $3000 gift card
Wai Yan Choi Praemonitus Series

Second place: $1500 gift card
Anthony Amoako-Attah Puberty

Emerging Artist Award
Awarded to an artist who has worked in glass for less than four years.

First place: $2000 gift card
Abegael Uffelman Moon, Hyun Kyung

Second place: $1000 gift card
Lara Saget Joshua Tree InsidesJoshua Tree InsideJoshua Tree Rocks Match 

About Tg
Tg: Transitions in Kiln-Glass reflects the expansion and evolution of the medium and its community. Tg refers to the glass transition temperature that lies near the center of the region in which the material shifts between behaving like a solid and behaving like a liquid.  This metamorphosis embodies the ethos of kiln-glass, the transformation that occurs when glass softens and yields to the fierce heat of the kiln. Tg: Transitions in Kiln-Glass offers viewers an opportunity to explore the aesthetic choices, conceptual frameworks, and technical innovations of contemporary kiln-glass by artists from the US and abroad.

About Bullseye
Bullseye Projects explores contemporary glass with makers, designers, and viewers through exhibitions, educational programming, and partnerships with arts organizations. Bullseye Projects is part of Bullseye Glass Co., a manufacturer of colored glass for art and architecture based in Portland, Oregon, with worldwide distribution and a strong commitment to research, education, and the promotion of glass art.