It seems to us that a lot has been riding on the coming of the new year, and we know that everyone has their own list of hopes for this year in particular. We decided to base our first group challenge for 2021 around these hopes, giving our artists a moment to reflect, imagine, and get the creative juices flowing.
The parameters this time around were simple: Design an original piece in glass to reflect our theme in an 8x8" format. Artists employed traditional stained glass, mosaic, multimedia mosaic, and kiln firing techniques. Designs came in both in person and virtually, from as far away as Ontario, Canada. Ironically, we had 21 submissions in all!
Below are images of the submissions. Barring our traditional gathering and party, we welcome your virtual vote for "People's Choice" award. The winner will be awarded a gift card to the store (employee submissions are ineligible). We invite you to come in and visit the display in our gallery through January 3 1st, 2021. (You always appreciate the detail more in person!)
Here are our 21 Hopes in Glass (title and artist precede image):
"Let it Go" by Catlin Adami:
"Optimistic Growth" by Jessica Chesser
Browse for your favorite, and enter your selection via email (one per person please!) firstname.lastname@example.org