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Mary Ayling: Glass Art Societies International Student Competition

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Mary Ayling (MFA 15) placed third in The Glass Art Society International Student Online Exhibition with her piece, Shaping Silence.This years competition included seventy-eight students, representing 30 schools from 8 different countries. In addition to the online exhibition, a number of students were selected for inclusion in the digital Juried Selection Catalogue, which features the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners, honorable mentions, and additional selected works. 

The jurors were artist Laura Donefer; artist and curator at Bullseye Projects, Michael Endo; and owner of Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Amy Morgan. 

After reviewing the work of all these talented people, I came to the happy conclusion that art being created with glass is alive and well in the world today, and that the new generation of artists are indeed bounding forward. There seems to be a technical virtuosity married to a deep conceptual sophistication, with many of the works being hauntingly profound,” says Donefer.

The Glass Art Society is an international non-profit organization founded in 1971 whose purpose is to encourage excellence, to advance education, to promote the appreciation and development of the glass arts, and to support the worldwide community of artists who work with glass.