Emerge / Evolve 2018 @ Bellevue Arts Museum: Rising Talent in Kiln-Glass

August 23, 2019 - January 12, 2020

Bellevue, WA - Bullseye Projects is pleased to partner with Bellevue Arts Museum to present Emerge/Evolve 2018, a touring exhibition featuring rising and evolving talent in the field of kiln-glass. Emerge/Evolve 2018 is a group exhibition that combines award-winning and honorable mention works from Emerge 2018, the tenth installment of Bullseye Glass Company’s biennial, juried competition for rising talent in kiln-glass, with evolving work from former Emerge finalists. The exhibition will be on view August 23, 2019 – January 12, 2020.


Emerge recognizes the work of students, early-career artists, and established artists from other media who are new to kiln-glass. The 2018 award winners were selected from over 280 entrants by jurors Benedict Heywood, Executive Director, Bellevue Arts Museum; Heidi Schwegler, artist, and Founder, Yucca Valley Material Lab; and Diane Wright, Curator of Glass, Toledo Museum of Art.


Emerge offers a snapshot of the contemporary kiln-glass landscape, highlighting the innovative and compelling work being created by a new cohort of artists. Evolve, a companion exhibition, identifies former Emerge finalists who have continued to push the conceptual, technical, and aesthetic boundaries of their own practice. This year’s iteration of Evolve features new work by Cobi Cockburn (Emerge 2006), Joanna Manousis (Emerge 2010), Cassandra Straubing (Emerge 2010), and Kathryn Wightman (Emerge 2014).

Emerge/Evolve 2018 is a touring exhibition originating at Bullseye Projects, Portland, Oregon and traveling to Bullseye Resource Center Bay Area Gallery, Emeryville; Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia; and Bellevue Arts Museum, Washington.

Bullseye Projects is part of Bullseye Glass Company, 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.