Meet the Maestro: Matthew Curtis

From his Queanbeyan (Australia) studio, Matthew predominantly works with a minimalist aesthetic, making contemporary glass artworks, from exquisite objects to life-sized sculpture works. He has been exhibiting internationally for twenty years, participating in prestigious art fairs, as well as many international and national solo and curated exhibitions.

His work is widely represented in private and public collections, including the De Young Museum in San Francisco, the Palm Springs Museum and the National Gallery of Australia (Canberra).

Coming up next month: Duncan McClellan

Meet the Maestro: Duncan McClellan
August 4th, 2018
10:00am (Refreshments at 9:30am)

Winterowd Fine Art
710 Canyon Rd.
Santa Fe, NM 87501


Recap of last month's Maestro: Timothy A. Stover

The phrase “broken glass” carries with it a negative connotation. We are taught that glass is fragile, and when broken, can be dangerous. We often do not stop to see the shimmering iridescent beauty that occurs. The “breaks” undulate and refract light in ways that cannot be duplicated by hand or machine. Tim’s body of work explores the dichotomy between the imperfections of the fragments and the beauty that can be achieved by restoring them. Broken pieces can be reassembled with the intention of exploiting unpleasant results as a springboard to entice the viewer to look deeper into the confines of the glass. This creates a new dimension inside the sculpture that could only be achieved with the medium of glass.

Tim has a B.F.A. from the University of Toledo (2006) and an M.F.A. in Glass (2013) from Kent State University. Additionally, Tim has experienced numerous supplemental other education opportunities to develop his unique skill set and artistic vision, including at Corning Museum of Glass, Pilchuck and the Pittsburg Glass Center.

Video Interview with Glass Artist and Gallery Owner Elodie Holmes

Elodie Holmes opened her studio, Liquid Light Glass, on Santa Fe’s Baca Street in 2000, before the area became known as the Baca Street Arts District. Holmes is partially responsible for that transformation as co-founder of the official artist community that now thrives there.

Holmes’ work is showcased in the permanent collection at the White House and at the New Mexico Governor’s Mansion. She has received the Reflections Award from GANM and also the Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. Elodie makes both sculptural and functional objects and is most well known for hand-sculpted pieces that incorporate the human figure and for achieving a rainbow effect in blown-glass vessels that appear to be folded. “I make my own colors,” she says. “I start with ambers and blues and yellows; when I add copper I start getting more pinks and reds and oranges. I work with the chemistry and the atmosphere of the furnace. How much I heat it or cool the glass on the pipe also affects the vibrancy of the color.”

Glass events to know about

AACG Annual Member Trip Has Been Scheduled

The Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass (AACG) has issued its Save the Date notice for its 2018 annual member trip: Wednesday, August 15 - Sunday, August 19. The trip to San Francisco will include tours of home collections, museum events and studio tours, plus "surprise activities". Registration details will be emailed to members soon, including the information needed to register for the hotel at AACG’s preferred rate. Go to for added information and look for the upcoming email.

OCAC Oregon College of art and craft

Using the rugged Caithness region of Scotland as both backdrop and inspiration, you will be immersed in the methods of glass casting while exploring the effect of place, history and memory in the creative process. The intensive studio sessions at the renowned North Lands Creative studios will focus your investigation into glass casting techniques using kilnforming processes. Lectures, readings, in-class discussions and critiques will reinforce your exploration with the history of glass, the role of space and landscape in contemporary practice, and contemporary glass concerns. Go to for added information.

GANM Member News

Bullseye Glass Santa Fe

Bullseye Glass Santa Fe has scheduled the following classes. Contact Bullseye at 505.467.8951 for further details and to make reservations. Make sure you mention if you are a current GANM member!


Elodie Holmes and Enrico Embroli

New work in the Guardian Series by Elodie Holmes and Enrico Embroli

Opening Reception: Friday, June 22, 2018 (5:00 - 7:30pm)
Liquid Light Glass
926 Baca Street #3, Santa Fe, NM 87505

The Santa Fe Studio Arts Collective

The Santa Fe Studio Arts Collective meets regularly with SCORE professionals at the Santa Fe Incubator for continued support on the sustainability, growth and development of SFSAC/SFST. SCORE has developed a series of workshops specifically to support Creatives and the Arts economy. Most of these workshops are free, but there are also ones that have a $30 fee. These workshops take place from now until June 13. Go to for information.

Messages from our Board Members

GANM thanks Timothy A. Stover (the glass artist, not the Bigfoot Hunter) for an artist talk that was full of interesting information, humor, and good energy. Timothy’s presentation showcased an artistic style that makes his work unique and beautiful. He masterfully designs his pieces with great attention to detail including color choices, design elements as well as hours of cold working to get just the right shape. Our thanks to Steve and Globe Fine Art for hosting a delightful Saturday morning!

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David Goldheim President

The following have renewed their membership or have become new members in the previous month. Thank you and welcome. Let us know of any events or volunteering opportunities that can make your membership more enjoyable!

— JoAnn and Robert Balzer
— Rita Fabrizio
— Yahne McLemore
— Blue Rain Gallery (Leroy Garcia, Peter Stoessel, Denise Phetteplace)

Let us know of any events or volunteering opportunities that can make your membership more enjoyable!

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Leslie Walker-Hirsch Membership Chair

Exciting News and You're Invited! GANM is hosting a glass art Safari weekend in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Join us October 18-21, 2018 to explore Santa Fe’s vibrant glass culture. We've got details to our offered scheduled event that include: a downloadable tri-fold brochure; an itinerary page; and an application form for interested attendees. Sign up soon as only 26 spots available.

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