In recent years, many new aspects have come to enrich artists' way of viewing glass as an art medium. Besides painstakingly designed objects, realised with the utmost precision, works with a more conceptual approach are becoming increasingly important. With mobility taken for granted, national borders and specifics are disappearing. Europe has become the home for many artists from the US and Asia. New production and processing techniques, the universal use of adhesives, and the utilisation of illuminating gases and LED technology are opening up whole new solutions for turning creative ideas into reality. More and more painters, sculptors and concept artists are discovering glass as a material for the own work. The themes of light and transparency, for which glass is ideally suitable, are more topical than ever.
The 4th Coburg Glass Prize aims to show the current trends and orientations in modern art genres that use glass as their material in a comprehensive European exhibition. It is open to artists living in Europe who work with glass.
Submissions may be made by professional artists in the form of vessels, sculptures, objects, installations or stained glass made in or after 2012. Works by younger and more experienced artists will be shown on an equal footing. The art works must be one-off pieces; functional glass and designs for industry are not permitted.
Three main prizes and a number of special prizes will be awarded by an international panel of judges.
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Veste Coburg Art Collections
European Museum of Modern Glass
|1st prize||15.000 €|
|2nd prize||10.000 €|
|3rd prize||5.000 €|
|Special prizes||2.000 €|
|Public Prize||2.000 €|