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3 RIVERS GLASS BEADMAKERS

The Pittsburgh Chapter of the International Society of Glass Beadmakersr

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 3RGB was instrumental in bringing the ISGB exhibit, Metamorphosis to the Heinz History Center in 2008, the year of Glass. An article about the ISGB nationally toured exhibit was featured in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:  Read it here. ►  Download it here ►


The Tenacity exhibit was held at the Pittsburgh Glass Center. This exhibition celebrated Pittsburgh Glass Center members for their 10th anniversary.  Learn more here ►


Now in 2018, 3RGB is organizing, “Embodiment” in conjuncture with the Pittsburgh Glass Center’s exhibit offering for 2018.  For information about entering your work, click here. ► Pittsburgh Glass Center / EMBODIMENT Wearable Art Exhibit.


The Pittsburgh Glass Center and the Three Rivers Glass Beadmakers (a chapter of the International Society of Glass Beadmakers) invite you to submit your work to the first jewelry and wearables exhibit ever at the Pittsburgh Glass Center.

One of the earliest artistic uses of glass was the making of glass beads. Modern glass beadmakers use many techniques and materials that were not available to their ancient cousins. This juried show invites all glass artists – flameworkers, coldworkers, fusers, blowers, and more – to submit their work. It can be anything, but it must be wearable.

The theme for this exhibit is embodiment, meaning a tangible or visible form of a specific idea, quality or feeling. Part of the submission that will be considered by the judges will be the artist’s vision of this theme in glass. The concept for their piece, as explained by the artist in their submission, will be exhibited with the work.