New York Modern Decorative + Design Department to Sponsor Major New Prize at The Venice Glass Week

The Modern Decorative Art + Design Department of the international auction house Bonhams in New York is to sponsor a major new prize during The Venice Glass Week, which this year runs from 7-15 September. Worth €1,000 to the winner, the Bonhams Prize will be awarded to the best project of the week, as chosen by the distinguished Prize Jury.

The Venice Glass Week is an international festival dedicated to the art of glass, with a particular focus on that of Murano. With a programme of 180+ events at 150+ venues around Venice, Murano and Mestre, the festival aims to celebrate, revitalise and sustain the tradition of glassmaking.

Bonhams Global Head of Modern Decorative Art + Design Dan Tolson said. "The aim of the Bonhams Prize for The Venice Glass Week is to stimulate original and high-quality projects in the field of artistic glass, on the occasion of the third edition of The Venice Glass Week. Bonhams is proud of its record in pioneering sales of contemporary glass and we are delighted to support this important initiative that will help glassmakers both today and in the future."

The winner will be announced at an official Prize-giving ceremony on Wednesday 11 September at Palazzo Franchetti, seat of the prestigious Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere e Arti.

The Jury for the Bonhams Prize for The Venice Glass Week is composed of Jean Blanchaert, curator and member of the Curatorial Committee of The Venice Glass Week; Giovanna Palandri, Chancellor of the IVSLA and President of the Organising Committee of The Venice Glass Week; Dan Tolson, Director of the Modern Decorative Art + Design Department of Bonhams, New York.

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