The 2017 Borowsky Prize Committee is pleased to announce that they have awarded the University of the Arts' fifth annual Irvin Borowsky International Prize in Glass Arts to Anjali Srinivasan. Two finalists, Nate Ricciuto and Anna Mlasowsky, received the Juror's Choice Award, given to glass artists whose work shows commendable skill and challenges the field of contemporary art.
The Irvin Borowsky International Prize in Glass Arts is made possible by a generous gift from the late University of the Arts Trustee Irvin J. Borowsky and his wife, Laurie Wagman, a current trustee. The 2017 Prize was selected by an international panel of artists, educators and collectors. This year's jurors include Uta Klotz, editor-in-chief of NEUES GLAS - NEW GLASS: art & architecture, in Germany; Susie Silbert, curator of modern and contemporary glass at the Corning Museum of Glass; Rui Sasaki, glass artist and 2016 recipient of the Borowsky Prize; Dan Clayman, glass artist; Dr. Arlene Silvers, curator of the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia; Laurie Wagman, UArts trustee and widow of Irvin Borowsky, for whom the Prize is named; Brian Effron, UArts trustee and glass collector; Sharyn O'Mara; head of the Glass program at Temple University's Tyler School of Art, and Richard Whiteley, head of the Glass Workshop at the School of Art, Australian National University in Canberra.