2020 “Show Us Your Heart” Contest!



“Show Us Your Heart” Contest!


‘Show Us Your Heart’ Contest


About the Contest

McMow Art Glass is excited to announce its first ever ‘Show Us Your Heart’ contest! During these trying times, we would like to take this opportunity to allow our patrons to create a glass work of art inspired by your heart and all the good that comes from it! All entries will have the option of being donated at the end of contest to a local non-profit organization, Family Promise. Your donations will be featured in a future auction and all proceeds will help benefit this local organization. For more information about this impactful mission, please visit www.familypromisencpbc.org .



1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes will be given in each category as explained below:

1st Place: $75 Gift Certificate

2nd Place: $50 Gift Certificate

3rd Place: $25 Gift Certificate


Gift certificates may be used for any retail purchases or classes offered by the McMow Art Glass Institute.


What is eligible?

Your work of art must be an original design or pattern adaptation. Submissions do not necessarily have to have a ‘heart’ incorporated, please just show us your representation of your heart, whether it be the ocean, your pet, or your favorite flower. All entries must be no bigger than 4 square feet. Work must be display ready with hooks and/or stands. No broken or damaged work will be accepted. 


Please choose one from the following three categories:

- Stained Glass (Copper Foiling or Lead Came)

- Mosaic

- Fused Glass


What to Send:

NO ENTRY FEE REQUIRED! Only 1 submission per person. Multiple categories not permitted. Please submit photographs of your work with entry form. Submissions must be sent electronically via email or fax. Mail submissions are also permitted. 


Deadline for submissions is May 29th. Finalists will be notified by June 6th.




Show Us Your Heart Contest Form



About The McMow Art Glass Institute:

Changing Lives Through Art Glass Education

Our program is designed to use art as a form of therapy and education. Art therapy, sometimes called creative arts therapy or expressive arts therapy, encourages people to express and understand emotions through artistic expression and through the creative process. In addition, we have developed a program which features the key elements of STEAM education including math, science and basic art education components taught alongside traditional glass techniques.

The McMow Art Glass Institute is here to provide complimentary therapy through art glass techniques.


Children at Title One/Low-Income Schools
Individuals diagnosed with Autism
Veterans, with an emphasis on individuals coping with PTSD
Individuals in recovery from drug & alcohol addiction

Our program includes art glass education & therapy through stained, fused and mosaic glass classes, including the opportunity to learn from visiting master artisans.