The course program for 2018 is online. Have fun browsing the list!
The printed catalogue will be available in January.
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This year's scholarship project at Bild-Werk "Glass and arts as mediating elements for German-Czech relations" was elected project of the months by the German-Czech future fund. The project was led by Mark Angus and Michal Poustka. Thanks for the commitment!
Photo (from left): Michal Poustka (Board), Dr. Jan Mergl, Jana Jakšová (staff), Karin Bille, Philip Burger (staff), Anne Petters (Board), Heinz Fischer (Board), Dr. Sven Hauschke, Heidi Wolf (Board), Sarah Höchstetter (staff), Katharina Eisch-Angus (Board), Erwin Eisch, Wolfgang Köster, Gretel Eisch, Mark Angus (Board).
On Sunday, 9th July the new Advisory Panel of Bild-Werk Frauenau had its founding meeting. The nine members of the panel, who work voluntarily and will serve for a period of five years, include regional and international experts. Among them are experienced representatives of the studio glass movement, the regional and nationwide arts and culture scene as well as the glass industry.
The advisory panel is anchored in the associations’ statute of December 2016. It is created to give advice to the six members of the Bild-Werk Board, as well as to the different workgroups, on specific questions. The members of the Advisory Panel will support Bild-Werk with their expert knowledge and will assist in developing further the association by active networking.
The constitutive meeting took place in the studio called “Heaven” that is part of the picturesque setting of the International Summer Academy in Frauenau. At the meeting members of the board, employees of the academy and members of the Advisory Panel discussed current projects and future challenges. Priority will be given to securing the future of Bild-Werk, which has taken root in the glass region of the Bavarian Forest for 30 years.
Members of the advisory panel are:
• Shane Fero, artist, former president of Glass Art Society, Penland/USA
• Nadania Idriss, gallerist, Berlin Glas e.V., Berlin/D
• Pavel Kopřiva, artist and director of the Glass School of Kamenický Šenov/CZ
• Dr. Jan Mergl, Western Bohemian Museum, Plzeň/CZ
• Christian Bayerl, Gallery Kuns(t)räume grenzenlos, Bayerisch Eisenstein/D
• Dr. Sven Hauschke, European Museum for Modern Glass, Coburg/D
• Eberhard Eisch, Eisch Glassworks, Frauenau/D
• Wolfgang Köster, solicitor, Erwin and Gretel Eisch Foundation, Frauenau/D
• Karin Bille, designer, Chamber of Crafts Rheinhessen, Mainz/D
We cordially invite you to the exhibition opening
on Saturday, 8th June 2017 at 6 p.m. at the Galerie am Museum in Frauenau.
With a laudatory speech by Stephen Paul Day, New Orleans.
Join us for this celebration of 30 years of Bild-Werk Frauenau, with works from artists and teachers across the whole spectrum of the international academy, a historical documentation, film and music.
Exhibition period: 9th July 2017 – 15th August 2017
Mark Angus, EU ǀ Pavlina Čambalova, CZ ǀ Scott Chaseling, AUS ǀ Stephen Paul Day, USA ǀ Sandra De Clerck, B ǀ Sandor Dudás, HU ǀ Erwin Eisch, D ǀ Gretel Eisch, D ǀ Irene Fastner, D ǀ Shane Fero, USA ǀ Simone Fezer, D ǀ Jens Gussek, D ǀ Gabi Hanner, D ǀ Peter Hermann, D ǀ Elke Huala, A ǀ Ursula Huth, D ǀ Jack Ink, A ǀ Max Jacquard, GB ǀ Vladimir Klein, CZ ǀ Wilfried Markus, D ǀ Ursula Merker, D ǀ Petr Novotný, CZ ǀ Anne Petters, D, GB ǀ Gerhard Ribka, D ǀ Pavel Roučka, CZ ǀ Mare Saare, EST ǀ Christian Schmidt, D ǀ Rike Scholle, D ǀ Monika Schultes, D ǀ Korbinian Stöckle, D ǀ Claus Tittmann, D ǀ James Vella, USA ǀ Wilhelm Vernim, D ǀ Jeff Zimmer, GB
The winners of this years student prize have been announced. Entries came from nine countries, and, whilst predominantly in the medium glass, included ceramics, bronze, and mixed media.
1st Prize of a 2017 Bild-Werk Frauenau Summer Academy course of her choice was awarded to Maarja Mäemets (Estonian Academy of Arts) for her piece “Underwater love”, a blown glass work which she then photographed underwater; a work which showed originality, developed thinking and an impressive presentation.
2nd Prize of 200€ towards a 2017 Bild-Werk Frauenau Summer Academy course was awarded to Merel Cremers (LUCA School of Arts, Gent, Belgium) for her piece “Tableset (2015)”. This is an impressive ceramic installation which dissects a daily part of life from cooking practices to the culture of eating.
3rd Prize of a 2017 Bild-Werk Frauenau Weekend course was awarded to Rait Lõhmus from the Estonian Academy of Arts for his piece “Land of mess”, a kiln cast work in black glass.
Special Commendation goes to Filip Turek (SUPŠ a VOŠ) for his bronze piece "Figura".
The official prize giving ceremony, together with presentations by the prize winners showing their work and the school which they studied in, will take place during the summer depending upon which academy session they select.
The competition will be repeated again in 2019.
Jury: Mark Angus (GB), Anne Petters (D), Heinz Fischer (D), Michal Poustka (CZ)
Bild-Werk Frauenau Student Prize 2017
2017 marks the 30th anniversary of The International Summer Academy Bild-Werk Frauenau. To coincide we announce a new Biennial Student Prize.
WHO? The prize is open to anybody currently, (at the time of application), in full time education at an art school or university anywhere. The prize is NOT limited to glass.
The prize will give young artists a unique opportunity to get involved in a thriving international community, to learn new skills and develop further their creative practice. (Note: In 2017 Bild-Werk Frauenau offers all students a reduction of 20% on all courses.)
Bild-Werk invites for a digital submission illustrating up to a maximum of three recent works (not older than 2 years) with up to three images each (not bigger than 1.5MB), which demonstrate originality, creativity and excellence, - in any medium. All applications must be from students in full time education at the time of application. A teacher’s note stating that it is an original piece of work by the student must accompany the submission.
Please send application via dropbox or wetransfer to firstname.lastname@example.org
For further details please see application form.
Closing date for receipt of all entries is 17th April 2017.
Bild-Werk Frauenau offers three prizes:
1st Prize: A 2017 Bild-Werk Frauenau Summer Academy course.
2nd Prize: 200€ towards a 2017 Bild-Werk Frauenau course
3rd Prize: A 2017 Bild-Werk Frauenau Weekend course.
An expert jury will meet to select the Prize Winners. The decision will be announced on 1st May 2017. A prize giving ceremony will take place during the selected 1st prize Bild-Werk session.
Bild-Werk Frauenau e.V.
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