How much does it cost to enter?
There is no charge.
Is the exhibition juried?
The "open" exhibition will not be juried. It is open to anyone. The "juried" extended physical show at the Pittsburgh Glass Center will be juried.
How many models and categories can I enter?
We will accept only one model per artist or collaborative team.
What kinds of biological organisms are eligible for models?
We will accept models that represent almost any biological lifeform: Botany, Zoology, and Microorganisms. This is based on the types of models the Blaschkas made - plant, animal, and models of microscopic life-forms. Models must represent an actual species (or its magnified parts, as in educational displays) to qualify.
Can I make up my own species?
No. We will not accept "fantasy" life-forms or "species" of your own invention.
Can I be creative in how I present my model?
Yes! In fact, one of the judging criteria will be creative presentation.
What is the deadline for entry?
We must receive all entries by May 8, 2013. Registration is now closed
Will all entries be included in the physical show at PGC?
No. A jury will be convened to select the 40 best models for the physical show at PGC. These will include the award-winners as well as 31 jury selections.
Who will decide the awards?
The jury consists of Susan Rossi Wilcox, former curator of the Harvard Glass Flowers and former member of the board of directors of the Glass Art Society, Heather McElwee, Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Glass Center, Anna Boothe, former president of the Glass Art Society, artist and educator, and Wayne Strattman, PHD, neon artist, current member of the board of directors of the Glass Art Society and owner of Strattman Designs. .
Can I sell my model during the exhibition?
Yes. Models sold from the online "open" show will be the responsibility of the artist. Models sold at the juried "physical" show will be handled by the Pittsburgh Glass Center.
What happens to my model when the physical exhibition is over?
All models not sold will be returned to the participating artist. Any that are sold will be sent to the purchaser. Return shipping costs up to $100 per model will be handled by "Lifeforms". We are looking into traveling the show. If this comes to pass, transport to the next venue will be handled by "Lifeforms".
Will there be a catalog of models?
Yes. A virtual gallery on this website will serve as an online catalog or the "open" show and will remain posted indefinitely. There will also be a printed catalog of the "juried" show.