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McMow’s 18th Annual Glass As Art Competition Has Just Grown With Over $5,000 In Prizes! Benefits McMow Art Glass Institute To Serve The Community

McMow Art Glass is excited to host its 18TH Annual Glass as Art Contest with a Public Reception on Thursday, May 17th.  Mark your calendars now!  Each year, this contest has grown with incredible talent and wonderful sponsors from all facets of the art world. This year, entry fees will go to support the McMow Art Glass Institute (AGI). The Rickie Report shares the details of the contest, last year’s winners and more about AGI.  KUDOS to McMow Art Glass for always giving back to the community!  The deadline for entries is March 30th, so get busy creating!






“Glass as Art Competition”

 Call for Entries



Opening Reception:

Thursday, May 17th

6 – 8  pm



Deadline for submissions is March 30th

2017 1st Place Winner

It’s BACK and BIGGER than ever, with more than $5000 in prizes!  Each year, this contest has grown with incredible talent and wonderful sponsors from all facets of the art world. This year, your entry fee will go to support the McMow Art Glass Institute (AGI).
Learn more about the McMow AGI below.


What is eligible?
Glass artists are able to enter their work into the following categories:

3-Dimensional Design (any technique)
Original Design Stained Glass
Pattern Adaptation from a book or other source
Fused Glass

All entries must be 6 square feet or under. Works must be display ready with hooks and or stands. No broken or damaged work will be accepted.

All submission category placement and acceptance is at the discretion of the per-qualified selection committee.

What to Send:

There will be a $25.00 entry fee per piece. Up to 3 pieces may be entered. Please submit payment with photographs of your work to entry form. If submissions are entered electronically payment must be received over the phone via credit card. Checks will also be accepted. Please make checks payable to McMow Art Glass.

Payment must be received by entry deadline in order to be eligible to compete.

Deadlines & Labeling:Deadlines & Labeling:

Deadline for submissions is March 30th. Finalists will be notified by phone the week of April 10 -14th. Pieces selected for competition need to be need to be dropped off April 23rd – April 30th. Pieces will hang in the gallery until May 31st. Pieces will need to be picked up by June 9th.

Please make sure entry form is submitted with $25 entry fee per piece.


2017 Winner

18TH Annual Glass as Art Contest ENTRY FORM


Title of Work:_____________________
Dimensions of Work:________________
Price of Piece:__________________
Category: Please check one
____Original design Stained Glass
____Pattern adaptation from a book or other source
____Mosaic glass
____Fused glass/Jewelry

The undersigned has read and understands the rules of the contest. The undersigned agrees to release McMow Art Glass, Inc from any damages to any work submitted.
Signature:_________________       Date: _________


2017 Phil’s Pick Winner


About The McMow Art Glass Institute:

Changing Lives Through Art Glass Education: Our program is designed to use art as a form of therapy and education. Art therapy, sometimes called creative arts therapy or expressive arts therapy, encourages people to express and understand emotions through artistic expression and through the creative process. In addition, we have developed a program which features the key elements of STEAM education including math, science and basic art education components taught alongside traditional glass techniques. The McMow Art Glass Institute is here to provide complimentary therapy through art glass techniques.


Children at Title One/Low-Income Schools
Individuals diagnosed with Autism
Veterans, with an emphasis on individuals coping with PTSD
Individuals in recovery from drug & alcohol addiction
Our program includes art glass education & therapy through stained, fused and mosaic glass classes, including the opportunity to learn from visiting master artisans.

2017 Winner

How can you support the McMow Art Glass Institute?

1) Register for class! A portion of your class registration goes to support our mission

2) Participate in our events such as the Glass as Art Contest – your entry fee in its entirety will support our mission

3) Make a tax-deductible donation!

Makes checks payable to:  McMow Art Glass Institute

Mail checks to:  701 N. Dixie Hwy    Lake Worth, Fl 33460





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