Momentum | Intersection 2024/25

Glass Program

View 2025 Proposal Guidelines | Applications for the 2025 exhibition are now closed.


Launched in 2018, the Momentum Intersection program is a collaboration of industry, design, and art. Inspired by the studio glass movement and the experimental glass workshops held in Toledo, OH in 1962, The Arts Commission seeks to provide new partnerships between applications of glass as an artistic medium and manufacturing processes.

Each year up to three creative individuals are invited to reimagine the potential of Pilkington float glass through the creation of newly developed works. A selection panel of internationally recognized industry experts review applications through two phases. The finalists begin as a group of six who are invited to tour Pilkington Glass North America facilities and manufacturing plant; attend seminars on the history of glass manufacturing; learn about materials from NSG research and development engineers; be given demonstrations on various applications of glass materials; be provided with materials of the participants choice, and receive ongoing support from NSG technical teams who will continue to be available throughout the process. Within three months the finalists are tasked with creating a final proposal for the jury to review with up to three projects given materials, an honorarium, and exhibition space during the following year's festival. 

2024 Momentum Intersection Exhibition

The 2023 Momentum Intersection Exhibition is scheduled for September 20 - October 26 at the Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion.

The 2024 awardees have recently been selected from six finalists. The Arts Commission is pleased to announce that three internationally recognized artists / teams will be creating new work for exhibition this fall as part of the Momentum Festival. The awardees are Gabriel Peña, Matthew Hutchinson, and Davin Ebanks.

2025 Momentum Intersection Process

A panel of jurors will select artists to tour Pilkington North America facilities and  be given demonstrations of their materials. Applicants will be given a sampling of glass of their choice and three months to experiment with materials before submitting final project proposals due December 2024. Proposals selected from the candidates will be given materials, an honorarium, and exhibition space during the Momentum Festival in 2024.

Important Dates 

April 30, 2024: Call / RFP Opens 

July 8, 2024: Call Closes 

August 2, 2024: Artists Notified 

September 20, 2024: Tour of Pilkington facilities (Artists awarded honorarium for proposal development, travel, and accommodations, plus glass materials) and Momentum | Intersection 2024 Exhibition opening at the Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion 

December 13, 2024: Final Proposals Due 

January 17, 2025: Artist Notifications Final Selections 

September 2025: Momentum Programming + Exhibition 

Jurors on the 2025 panel include:

Michelle Fisher -Ronald C. and Anita L. Wornick Curator of Contemporary Decorative Arts, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Keiko Tsuri - Senior Scientist, Thin Film Technology, NSG - Pilkington North America, Inc.

Therman Statom- Artist, Advocate

For questions about the opportunity, please contact Tess Healy (Momentum & Events Manager for The Arts Commission) at 

Applications for the 2025 exhibition are now closed.