To enable members of the NCAGG to expand their knowledge of and expertise in all areas of glassmaking by providing financial assistance to cover the expense of continuing education in glassmaking.
Additionally, because many of our members generously share their knowledge and projects with glass enthusiasts throughout the area, these scholarships will help build awareness of art glass in the wider community.
Summary of the Program
Funding: The Scholarship Program for each year will be contingent on having the funds to pay for the scholarships.
In the first year, $2,000 will come from the proceeds of the Chuck Ireton Estate Auction, plus any donations received by December 31st.
In subsequent years, funding will come from a combination of:
Sponsors who donate funding for the scholarships
Members donations to the scholarship fund
Fundraising efforts initiated by the NCAGG or its members
Application Process: Members of the NCAGG who wish to apply for a scholarship will need to fill out an application (to be supplied by the NCAGG) that describes how much funding is desired, how the funds will be used, the results expected from the educational experience, etc. The guild will not ask for financial information, however, applicants may include documents that demonstrate financial need if desired. All applications submitted by December 31 will be considered for funding the following year.
Selection Process: Scholarship winners will be selected anonymously by an impartial jury that is selected by the board. Awards are based entirely on the information included in the application, although the jury may ask for further information at their discretion. Applications that are not complete will not be considered, nor will any information supplied after December 31st. One or more scholarships will be awarded each year.
Scholarship Awards: Announcement of the awards is expected to be made by March 1st. If the timing of the award is at odds with the desired educational experience (e.g., a class or program is filled, or needs to be applied for a year in advance), the funds can be held over until the following year. If the experience/education opportunity will not be offered in a reasonable timeframe the applicant may petition to use the funds for an equivalent experience/education, with approval of the Board.
Sharing the Knowledge: Upon completion of the program, the scholarship award winner will make a presentation to the NCAGG membership to summarize what was learned, show slides or film clips of the experience and/or show the art glass projects completed during or as a result of the experience.
A Few Rules:
The scholarships are intended for the use of the applicant – they may not be transferred to another person. Jury decisions are final.
If an applicant receives an award (and uses the funds), he/she may not apply again for three years. (Eg., if an applicant wins an award for 2018, the earliest he/she can apply for another award is in the fall of 2020, for an award in 2021.)
The NCAGG will pay the scholarship funds directly to the program or school providing the educational experience. The applicant must supply this information. Other expenses approved by the jury (e.g., air tickets, hotel, etc., will be reimbursed upon presentation of the appropriate receipts.
If the funds are not spent within 2 years of the award date, the money will revert back to the NCAGG Scholarship Fund.
Please mail your completed application to Emily Pezzulich, 7933 St. George Ct., Springfield, VA 22153, by December 31, 2017. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Edge of Light! will be a juried show featuring the work of NCAGG members. The exhibition will be held at Artists & Makers studio 2, located at 12276/12280 Wilkins Avenue in Rockville, MD. Located in the heart of Rockville’s White Flint business district, Artists & Makers Studios is home to over 70 residents juried by artist, curator and visionary Judith Heartsong. Gallery 217, in the Wilkins Avenue building, will be a perfect venue for showcasing our work. We invite all NCAGG members to apply for admission to the show, and we especially encourage first-time or emerging artists to apply.
The Edge of Light! theme suggests anything that is “edgy” (literally or figuratively), “off-the-cuff,” or unusual. This juried exhibition is the major component of the show, but we’ll also have an artist demonstration and/or talk for visitors to the gallery.
Emerging Artists – We will highlight emerging artists in an Emerging Artists section for first time gallery show participants. To qualify, this must be your first juried gallery event or you must have 1 year or less of glass art experience. (We are using the honor system). There will be “special awards” for these artists. We are here to assist you with any questions you may have planning your participation. Emerging artists are expected to submit 3 works to be considered.
We are excited to have Judith Heartsong, Erwin Timmers, and Nancy Weisser as our jurors.
Judith Heartsong has a long history as a creative – working as a painter and mixed media artist for more than 35 years, and applying her leadership skills and community building to the larger arts community. Judith has served as a board member and resident artist of both VisArts of Rockville and as a founding board member and executive director of Capitol Arts Network. Judith is also the founder of Artists & Makers Studios in Rockville, MD.
As a “green” artist, Erwin Timmers is concerned with environmental issues, which are reflected in his themes and the techniques he uses. He is well-known for his reuse of window glass and metal housings. Erwin is the co-founder of the Washington Glass Studio and Washington Glass School in Mt Rainier, MD. His sculptural artwork has been displayed in numerous galleries. He is also featured in prominent collections and has received commissions from numerous commercial enterprises.
Nancy Weisser is an award-winning multimedia artist with a focus on glass since 1980. She has created many artworks for exhibitions and private collections. She has been featured in New Glass Review, an international publication by the Corning Museum of Glass. She is known not only as a skilled and distinguished artist but also as an outstanding educator and entrepreneur. She owns and operates Weisser Glass Studio in Kensington, MD, which is a successful glass business that includes a gallery, teaching studio, supply house, and artist studio.
What You’ll Need to Apply
Standard contact information
An artist statement and biography
Standard information about the art glass you would like to have in the show, including title, size, description, special hanging instructions, etc.
Artists who have previously participated in juried shows may submit up to 3 pieces.
Emerging Artists must submit 3 pieces.
Digital photos of your work in JPEG format, between 1800 and 2500 pixels on the longest side.
Information about how you can help make this show successful.
There is NO application fee.
You can find a copy of this document at in the NCAGGmember.org website.
You will upload photos of each artwork piece in JPEG format. Size them between 1800 and 2500 pixels on the longest side. You have the option to include a detail photo (or another view.)
This will take you to the form. All items marked with an asterisk must be properly entered to continue with the form.
When you have finished with a page, either click “save progress” or “next” and the information will be stored.
When you are completely done, hit “Submit” on the last page.
After submission, you’ll receive a confirmation email, indicating that you have entered
You will be able to submit your entry, then return and edit it up until midnight July 30, 2017.
Key Information About the Show (aka the Fine Print)
Artists must be members of the National Capital Art Glass Guild (NCAGG).
Work must be signed, original in design, and display excellence in quality and technique.
Art may be any glass technique or style -- kiln-formed, stained glass, flame worked, blown glass, mosaics -- and functional or non-functional. Note: Works may NOT have been in an NCAGG show in the past three years. Work may be displayed on a pedestal (or in a jewelry case that sits on a pedestal), hung on a wall, or be freestanding. There is no window display area.
Work must be at least 60% glass, and glass must be the focal point of the piece.
All entries must be structurally sound and completely ready for display including any hanging hardware. Any extra hanging devices must be listed on the entry form to help insure that they are returned to the artist. Any special stands provided by the artist must be labeled with the artist’s name.
Entries can be “For Sale” or "Not for Sale."
The gallery charges a 25% commission on all sales.
The gallery and NCAGG do not insure artwork.
Applications must include digital photos of each artwork piece in JPEG format, between 1800 and 2500 pixels on the longest side. These will be used by the jury when determining what pieces go into the show.
The NCAGG may retain images for use by the NCAGG or Artists & Makers to promote the show, other guild events, and/or to use in applying for show space, grants, etc.
For NCAGG artists living outside the DC Metro area: If your work is accepted for the show, you will be able to ship your work, at your own expense, directly to Artists & Makers. Packing materials should be suitable for return shipping should the work not be sold during the exhibition. Artists & Makers will not store packing materials; however, NCAGG may be able to store some packing supplies until the end of the show. If the work is not sold, it will be packed in the original shipping container, and shipped back to the artist at the artist’s expense. (The artist will be invoiced for return shipping, and the package will be shipped once the invoice is paid.)
Further information about show procedures will be sent to artists whose work is accepted.
Key Dates: Show runs from September 8 through 27, 2017
July 30, 2017: Submissions Due
Aug 11: Email notification sent to applicants
August 26, 28 – September 1, 10am – 4 pm: Delivery of Artwork to Artists & Makers
September 8 – 27: Exhibition Dates
September 8, 7-9pm: Edge of Light! Reception
September 28-30: 10 am - 4 pm: Pick up unsold work at Artists & Makers