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Glass Lifeform Exhibition 2025

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Art Call Opens Saturday, June 1, 2024
Art Call Closes Friday, November 1, 2024
Opening Friday, February 7, 2025
Closing Sunday, April 20, 2025

We are so excited to announce the next Glass Lifeform Exhibition will be held at the newly renovated Pittsburgh Glass Center Hodge Gallery. The opening is set for Feburary 7th, 2025. This is a juried exhibit open to all, please look at exhibit info for more information.

Exhibit Info

A must-see destination, Pittsburgh Glass Center is one of the top glass studios in the U.S. We invite you to tour our $15 million expanded studios, take a class, explore the contemporary glass art gallery, shop for handmade glass gifts, and watch live glassblowing demonstrations.

Pittsburgh Glass Center

We will have a jury of 5 that will pick 50 pieces to be on exhibit at the Pittsburgh Glass Center. All entries will be displayed online. Entries may have both zoological and botanical elements and models will be judged strictly on their accuracy, aesthetic beauty, presentation, and originality.

Our Jury (so far):

Jennifer Brown

Jennifer Brown became the Collection Manager for the Glass Flowers at Harvard University in 2012. She has worked on many exciting projects since then, which include co-authoring Glass Flowers: Marvels of Art and Science at Harvard, completing the most extensive exhibit renovation in the collection’s history, and co-curating special exhibitions within the Glass Flowers gallery. Jenny’s background in art and library science, combined with her experience assisting renowned glass artist Toots Zynsky, prepared her to work with this unique collection.


Jason Forck

Jason Forck is a Pittsburgh based artist working primarily in glass. Raised on a small Kansas farm, his work explores the often understated and overlooked beauty of the rural Americana landscape. Forck currently works as Creative Projects Director at Pittsburgh Glass Center where he works with artists in residence, designs functional tableware as well as custom lighting for architectural projects. His past exhibitions include the Westmoreland Museum of Art, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, SOFA Chicago and The Muskegon Museum of Art. Artist residencies include Ohio State University, University of Wisconsin Stephens Point, Jacksonville University and Emporia State University.

Celia Garland

Celia Garland is a New Hampshire based glass artist, environmental educator, wildlife photographer, and world traveler. From a young age, her family encouraged exploration and modeled living through learning while pursuing interests and passions.

She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Rochester Institute of Technology in Glass and Glass Sculpture, while also taking science and philosophy courses to fuel her many interests. Upon graduating, Celia joined the prestigious Corning Museum of Glass, Blow Glass at Sea Team, stepping aboard cruise lines to give glass blowing demonstrations and narrations that covered glass history, science, and process to cruise passengers from around the world.

While at sea she turned back toward her passion for environmental education and became an onboard naturalist. Teaching travelers about wildlife and natural history of the world, while focusing her creativity into wildlife photography. While traveling Celia gathers inspiration for her art and takes all that experience back into the studio. Her most recent works use post-consumer glass and focus on themes of sustainability and environmental impact.

Andre Gutgeseli

André Gutgesell began his career as an apprentice glassblower in Neuhaus, Germany. He has studied at the College of Glass in Lauscha, and under Kurt Wallstab. Gutgesell’s objects are displayed in private and public collections, including the Museum of Modern Glass in Coburg and Immenhausen Glass Museum. He owns a glassmaking studio and is a member of the Association of Thuringian Artist Craftsmen.