To celebrate the Centenary of the British Society of Master Glass Painters this year, we are inviting all Members to create an exhibition panel measuring 30cm x 30cm (outside size). There is no theme and no restriction on techniques or materials, provided glass is involved. Entry for the virtual exhibition is free for Members and all work should be new, created specially for the Centenary year. Send your high-resolution image to portfolio@bsmgp.org.uk. Accompanying text should include, in this order, Name, Title, Media/Techniques, and up to 40 words about the inspiration for the work. We look forward to receiving your entries here

We have selected 60 panels to exhibit in our Centenary Exhibition tour, which has launched at The Stained Glass Museum, Ely Cathedral. 17 September – 31 October 2021. Opening times are Monday – Saturday: 10am – 4pm Sunday: 12.30pm – 3.30pm. Admission is free.

Centenary Exhibition Tour:
Ely Cathedral 17 September – 31 October 2021
Winchester Cathedral 2 – 25 November 2021
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea Spring 2022
Wells Cathedral May – June 2022
International Festival of Glass, Stourbridge 26-29 August 2022
(dates and venues subject to change)

There may be space to join the exhibition later in tour. Email portfolio@bsmgp.org.uk if you would like your panel to be considered. There is a £90 hanging fee and a commission of 40% on any sold works.

Enjoy the online exhibition. Just click on the image to scroll through the panels, and there are more on the following pages.

Nóra Nagyváradi 'East & West 2'
Painted and leaded antique glass. Debitus and Reusche glass paint, silver stain, etched and leaded antique glass. 'The ornaments of our world. Be it the charm of nature, the restoration technique of an oriental porcelain (Kintsugi) or even the decoration of a European engraved glass (inspired by F.P.Zach around 1850) ...... it fades and leaves an impression forever and ever.'
Brett Manley 'Flying Imperial Dragon'
Painted found glass border, handcut stencil and sand carved pink roundel with copper foil. 'Shielded from covid….. Cut off from the studio….. Gathered materials….. Scratched painted flower border on toilet glass found on my allotment. Pink roundel treasured for the right time. Covid was the time! No money to shop. Dragons came out.'
Andrew Taylor 'Handful of Blossom'
Antique glass with acid etching, painting and staining.
Alan Wright 'Picking up the Threads'
Painted, enamelled, stained and leaded float glass (slightly slumped). 'Emerging from lockdown, I was pulling old bindweed from wire mesh on our hen run, and thinking about connecting with people, while remembering reading Christopher Whall’s book, ‘Stained Glass Work’ and his call for artists to be renewed by Nature.'
Deborah Lowe 'On Bridge 30a'
Painted, silver stained and leaded antique glass. 'Sometimes all you need is rain, Fizz Bomb trees in the spring and a yellow umbrella.'
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