Meet the Maestro: Marlene Rose

Marlene's background includes graduating from Tulane University (B.F.A. with Honors) and CCAC (M.F.A.), as well as attending Pilchuck Glass School and other glass focused institutions. Her cast glass sculptures mostly reflect representations of Buddhas, abstract African subjects, Bells, Butterflies and Installations.

Her work imagines energy & fire joining glass in a timeless ritual of time and dust. They include fragments of what she has experienced - visions and concepts, memories of life, products of dreams - that shape themselves within the flame. Every piece she creates has an ancient memory that instills in its essence a more ethereal presence than just its physical form.

Marlene has had a wide range of exhibitions and is well represented with Galleries and Collections.

Coming up next month: Duncan McClellan

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

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


Recap of last month's 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).

Video Interview with Glass Artist and GANM Board Member Lucy Lyon

Sculptor Lucy Lyon says she has always felt that, "even though we are all meeting up with each other and interacting in twos or threes or crowds, each of us is essentially alone. That brings up a bit of melancholy but it also makes the individual unique and therefore very important."

She found glass to be a very seductive material. Lucy Lyon focuses on sculpting figures. She is able to convey the intellectual and emotional state of the individuals in her glass sculptures by relying on her creation of subtle gestures, a turn of the head or twist of the hips, to express the figure's state of mind. Her larger works allowed her to capture even more nuances and emotions in her glass dramas.

Lucy has recently begun casting in metal in combination with glass. This is exciting to her but she will never stop enjoying the wonder of glass how glass "holds the light, like a soul."

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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!


Globe Fine Art

Globe Fine Art is currently showing new fused glass work by Alice Gebhart.

Also, Globe is having an opening for Laura L. Goodwin from 5:00-7:00pm on Friday, July 6

Glorieta Glassworks

Linda Sweeney of Glorieta Glassworks will be hosting Tom Holland, well known Bead Maker and Bead Historian, on July 22 at 2:00pm. Tom and his wife, Sage, are here from Arkansas to facilitate a retreat at a brand new, state of the art, Flame Workshop in Glorieta.

Contact Linda for additional information/directions at 505.629.3884 or

Messages from our Board Members

So many thanks:

To LewAllen Galleries, Bob Gardner and Ken Marvel for hosting the GANM event with Matthew Curtis, for providing a delicious breakfast and welcoming atmosphere and for displaying a significant collection of Matthew's work.

To Australian artist, Matthew Curtis, for making Santa Fe (his first visit to SF) one of the stops on his US tour and for delivering an engaging power point presentation. Of particular interest was an explanation of many of his pieces on display at LewAllen. His chronological growth as an artist in glass, working early in his career as a glass blower to his current art in which he casts large, colorful, intricate and complex designs, framed in stainless steel was fascinating. His work, his journey and his techniques were of such interest that many stayed long after the event to engage Matthew in a Q & A.

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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!

- Cassandra & Robert Fesen
- Willi Haye
- David Hering & Lynne Robbie
- Lucy Lyon & Vincent Yuan
- Nina Mastrangelo
- Eileen Miles Biggs
- Krysia Napiorkowski

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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Susan Hancock Special Events Chair

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Sarah A. Nelson Communications Chair