BRATTLEBORO — The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC) invites children in grades K-6 to dream up, draw, and submit imaginary creatures for the 10th anniversary edition of Glasstastic, a celebration of youthful imagination and creativity. Submissions are due by December 8. Guidelines and entry forms can be found at brattleboromuseum.org.
Launched in 2011, Glasstastic has grown from 250 submissions in the first year to over 1,200 in 2018. About 20 glass artists from around New England will sift through all the submissions and choose about two dozen to be rendered in glass.
“Trying to be true to the kids’ designs — the details in their drawings and also the descriptions they provide — is a lot of fun and can also be a real challenge,” said Chris Sherwin of Sherwin Art Glass in Bellows Falls. “Sometimes the creatures demand that we get out of our comfort zone and experiment with new materials and techniques.”
Every drawing submitted for Glasstastic 2021, including those that are not selected to be made into glass, will be included in the exhibit, which will be on view at BMAC and online from March 17 to June 13, 2021.
In addition to Sherwin, participating artists include Mariel Bass, Marta Bernbaum, Josh Bernbaum, Jocelyn Brown, Robert Burch, Dominique Caissie, David Colton, Dan Coyle, Robert Dane, Robert DuGrenier, Sandy Dukeshire, Alissa Faber, Nick Flavin, Wesley Fleming, Zak Grace, Chris Hubbard, Jordana Korsen, Lynn Latimer, Sally Prasch, Bryan Randa, Randi Solin, Jen Violette, and Andrew Weill.