YOUR BEAD FOR VENICE
Your bead for Venice
International Glass Bead Competition
The Committee for the Safeguard of the Art of Venetian Glass Beads (CPVV) and the International Society of Glass Beadmakers (ISGB) present the 1st International Glass Bead Competition dedicated to the Art of the Traditional Venetian Glass Beadmaking.
The selected beads will be showcased at the Glass Museum of Murano, and this exhibit will be part of the Venetian section of the official Italian Glass Weeks 2022.
The Venice Glass Week is from September 17 to 25, 2022.
Venetian techniques and Venetian inspiration
Obviously, Venice has a long and impressive history in the development of glass art in general and glass beads in particular. For this competition we are looking for glass beads that are either made by traditional Venetian techniques or are inspired by Venetian techniques and styles. Applicable genres include:
-lampwork beads, beads created from hollow canes and blown beads.
-Examples of traditional Venetian techniques are the use of murrine, the use of aventurine glass, stringerwork, drawn chevron beads, beads created at the end of a blowpipe at the torch, etc.
It must be clear where the inspiration came from.
How to enter?
(for the 2022 edition the deadline was 1 august)
You can enter a bead or a set of beads for the competition by using the online application form here (link).
You can read all the details of the competition here (file).
You can only enter the competition once.
Up to 5 images per entry can be submitted. The entries should be single beads or a small set of beads, but no finished jewellery. The beads need to fit in a 7 by 7 inch area.
There is a $20 fee to enter your bead in the competition ($15 for current ISGB members)
The deadline is August 1st, midnight CET. On August 15th, the selection of up to 20 beads will be announced and they will be part of the showcase at the Murano Glass Museum. The selected applicants are responsible for the shipment of the bead to Venice before September 1st so they will be in time for Venice Glass Week.
The opening of the exhibit will be on September 17. All applications will have the opportunity to donate their bead to the Murano Museum which will make them part of the permanent collection of the museum.
Jury and criteria
The judging for the first selection of up to 20 beads will be done based on photos. The jury members will be: Bronwen Heilman, president of the ISGB, Tom Holland, Hall of Flame member and Alessia Fuga, member of the board of the Committee CPVV.
The criteria for judging are:
*Connection to traditional Venetian glass bead making techniques and/or styles
*Overall quality of the bead
*Technique and skill shown
*Attention to detail
During the exhibit, a jury will judge the beads in person and choose a 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winner.
There will also be public vote for visitors of the museum. The winners will be announced on September 24th 2022.
If you have any questions, please contact:
-International Society of Glass Beadmakers (www.isgb.org), mail: email@example.com
-Committee CPVV, mail: firstname.lastname@example.org