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August 2022 Open Exhibit

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August 2022 Open Exhibit

Exhibit Dates: August 10 – September 4, 2022

Open exhibits are not limited by theme, medium, process, or content.

Juried By: Amber Cowan

Awards:

The Art League Award for Best in Show – Melissa Hentges “Night Garden”

Honorable Mentions:

Khalid Alaani “Longing”

Abol Bahadori “Enigma”

Sandra Emme “Dusties”

Amanda Fletchersmith “Entrapped”

Vugar Guliyev “DIALOG”

Brittany Pratt “Amethyst Dream World”

Liz Santulli “The Vase”

Meet the Juror

Amber Cowan

Amber Cowan’s sculptural glasswork is based around the use of recycled, upcycled, and second-life American pressed glass. She uses the process of flameworking, hot-sculpting and glassblowing to create large-scale sculptures that overwhelm the viewer with ornate abstraction and viral accrual. With an instinctive nature towards horror vacui, her pieces reference memory, domesticity and the loss of an industry through the re-use of common items from the aesthetic dustbin of American design.  Cowan lives and works in Philadelphia where she received an MFA in Ceramics/Glass from Tyler School of Art and Architecture of Temple University. She was the recipient of the 2014 Rakow Commission from The Corning Museum of Glass and her work can be found in the permanent collection of The Museum of Art and Design in New York, The Toledo Museum of Art, and The RISD Museum.

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