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Outlaw Glass
Public Program - NYC
Competition Pipe Build
apexart nyc & Brooklyn Glass

Application Deadline: March 9, 2017
Competition Dates: March 10 & 11, 2017

Competition location:

Brooklyn Glass
142 13th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Are you an experienced FLAMEWORKING ARTIST?
Do you make pipes for personal use or otherwise?
Have you seen the TV show Chopped*?

apexart in collaboration with Brooklyn Glass is holding a Chopped-style glass pipe-making competition. The contestants won't know what their raw materials are until they open their boxes. Everyone gets the same "ingredients" (components) and each flameworker is challenged to make the most creative functional pipe. Pipes created for Competition Pipe Build will be considered for inclusion in apexart's upcoming exhibition Outlaw Glass.

*Chopped is a TV cooking show competition with surprise boxes that the contestants must use to create a meal.

24 finalists will each be assigned a four-hour flameworking session held at Brooklyn Glass on March 10 or March 11, 2017. There they will compete, using the mystery materials provided to create the most innovative pipe possible. The competition is intended to be fun and challenging, and the winner’s pipe will be included in the upcoming apexart exhibition Outlaw Glass, organized by David Bienenstock (Head of Content at HIGH TIMES and past contributor at VICE, where he co-produced the series Bong Appetit). The exhibition will run from March 30 - May 27, 2017, and is an homage to Bob Snodgrass, the legendary pioneer of the pipecraft. More than 10,000 people around the world will see an image of the winning pipe through apexart's promotional materials.

Apply to be a contestant in Competition Pipe Build by submitting images of two glass pipes you have made. We accept submissions through March 9, 2017, via the online application form only.

1. Must have flameworking/glassblowing experience.
2. Must be over 18 years of age.
3. Must submit images of pipes you have already made by March 9, 2017, to demonstrate experience and competence as a flameworker.
4. Must be in Brooklyn to compete on March 10 or March 11, 2017.

    Time slots will be assigned on a first come, first served basis: March 10 11am-3pm, March 10 3-7pm, March 11 11am-3pm, March 11 3-7pm.

Special thanks to Northstar Glassworks, Portland, OR, for the classy glass donation.

apexart's programs are supported in part by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Buhl Foundation, the Degenstein Foundation, Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., Affirmation Arts Fund, the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the Fifth Floor Foundation, and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
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