Happy New Year from Glass Alliance-New Mexico

Glass Alliance-New Mexico welcomes the start of 2021 and a new year that will be filled with

  • New member benefits
  • New in-person events as soon as conditions permit
  • Listings of online events and classes that will keep you engaged with glass

Where There Is Sand,
There is Glass Art!

Sand. Heat. Vision. Inspiration. Creativity. Artistry. Mix these components in the right proportions, at the right time and place, by the right artisan and the result is glass art that can inspire and engage a viewer’s emotions.

GANM board members Sarah Nelson and Willi Haye recently prepared a one-hour video presentation that was shown online nationally and internationally as part of Intersect Chicago/SOFA.

Travel with us to meet local artisans, galleries, museums, and collectors.

Video Interview with Carol Lujan

Carol Lujan is a clay and glass artist and is a citizen of the Navajo Nation. She is from the “Big Water” clan and her original clan is the “Mud” clan. Her grandmother was a noted rug weaver from the Navajo Nation and her great grandfather was a respected trader on the Navajo and Hopi Nations who devoted his life in sustaining and marketing both Navajo and Hopi art.

Watch the video interview to learn more about Carol Lujan!

Glass events to know about


On November 16 GANM board member Sarah Nelson is your anchorperson for an informative online look at New Mexico’s glass artists and studios. Details are here.

Corning Museum of Glass

Corning Museum of Glass has started a “Watch the Artist” series to keep interactions between those interested in the glass arts and artists moving ahead during this difficult time. They also offer “Top 10 ways to experience the museum digitally” and virtual tours of the galleries. Click here for details.

Canadian Guilde of Crafts

Showcase of 17 glass artists entitled “Light on Glass”; ongoing through November 22 at La Guilde Gallery in Montreal, Qc. A virtual guided tour is here.

For more information and invitation go to their website laguilde.com.

GANM Member News

Lois Manno at Modeling Glass

Lois Manno has published a new e-book titled “Exploring Modeling Glass: The Basics and More.” 81 pages, 160 images and seven complete step-by-step projects. Go to modelingglass.com for details or contact Lois directly.

Santa Fe Indian Market

GANM would like to recognize artists sculpting with glass who participated in the SWAIA Virtual Indian Market. Congratulations to Ira Lujan for his beautiful blown glass piece that won the Virtual Indian Market Sculpture Award. Other New Mexican glass artists who were invited to participate in the market were Tony Jojola of Isleta Pueblo, Robert “Spooner” Marcus of Ohkay Owingeh, and Carol Lujan of the Navajo Nation.

Elodie Holmes

GANM extends congratulations to Elodie Holmes who gave an excellent virtual presentation for Duncan McClellan Gallery on August 28th. Duncan McClellan Gallery’s “Talk & Tour” series features a select group of artists from around the country, and takes you on a virtual tour of their studios. During the tour each artist gives you a sneak peek into their history, inspirations, and available work. If you missed the event, check DM Glass YouTube Channel series. Enjoy!

Messages from our Board Members

Our participation in Intersect Chicago/SOFA is very important to GANM. You will want to hear the November 16 presentation that Sarah Nelson and numerous galleries, artists and others have worked hard to assemble, showing New Mexico as a vibrant home to glass art. Information on her presentation can be found here.

Our NEW YouTube channel is up and running. There you will find videos, interviews, and more that will keep you up to date.

This is a very challenging time for everyone, especially artists and galleries. We hope you will take every opportunity to support both with your interest, encouragement, and purchases. See a list of our member artists and our member galleries.

As always, we would enjoy hearing what you think about ways that GANM can help you and the studio glass art community.

Read more from Harry and Brian...

Harry Miller President
Brian Weiss Vice 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!

- Joan and Robert Benedetti
- Anthony Foltman

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

Join the fun!

Leslie Walker-Hirsch Membership Chair

Contribute to GANM

Glass Alliance New Mexico is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization. We accept monetary contributions that support our programs.

You can donate to our "Scholarship Fund" or even donate to our "Maestro Program" as a tribute in honor of Jerry Silverstein.

Learn more...

Tom Murdock Treasurer

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Find GANM on Social Media! Join GANM's Facebook page and never miss a Maestro Event, or a "Call for Entries" ... Hey Artists, you are welcome to post and share what's going on in your studio, gallery events, workshops, and the like!

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Sarah A. Nelson Communications Chair