Meet the Maestro: Dylan Martinez

Dylan's art often examines the boundaries of human perception. His work challenges the viewer's expectations through the manipulation of light, space, and the optical properties of glass. While influenced by traditional techniques in glass making, he constantly strives to discover novel approaches to exploit the material and create a lens to view the world afresh.

Dylan Martinez is originally from Stillwater, Minnesota. He received his Bachelor's of Science in broad field science at The University of Wisconsin-River Falls in 2008. In 2017, he received his MFA in glass, at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.

Dylan is now running his own studio in White Salmon, WA in the scenic Columbia River Gorge where he continues to explore and push the boundaries of glass. His artwork has earned several awards of recognition and has been exhibited and collected both nationally and internationally.

Coming up next month: Joseph Ivacic

Meet the Maestro: Joseph Ivacic
February 16, 2019
Saturday 10:00am (Refreshments at 9:30am)

Globe Fine Art
727 Canyon Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87501


Recap of last month's Maestro: Gerry Newcomb

Gerry Newcomb works with kiln cast glass, forming large architectural panels, wall murals, sculptures, light fixtures and tables. These pieces invite people to explore them from many perspectives, with both their eyes and their hands. They play with light to produce colors and shapes and they speak to the forms around us.

Gerry first started working in clay in his late teens. Over time he developed the processes and skills to translate clay forms into cast glass. In his current work, clay is used as an initial model material to form a slab with relief and texture. After pulling a mold from the clay, these open face molds are used to cast the glass. Color is sifted, brushed, painted or laid in the mold and clear glass fills in the rest of the mold. The resulting glass piece has one side in high relief. The other side is flat, glossy and transparent, allowing a person to view the relief through the glass. Each side presents a different way to view the piece and each reveals as well as hides elements.

Video Interview with Ellen Premack

In our recent GANM Board election, three new Directors were added that we want to introduce to our Membership: Ellen Premack, Barbara Bloomberg and Steve Harris.

Utilizing our video format, we will start with Ellen this month. She has served in leadership, educational and other positions at several museums in Denver, Washington DC and through international collaborations, school programs and youth camps.

Since moving to Santa Fe three years ago, Ellen has continued a high level of activity, serving with the NM New Deal Preservation Association, Santa Fe Master Gardeners Association and the Friends of the Folk Art Committee, in addition to studying glass-making and numerous other activities

Members, listen to our interview for more and welcome Ellen to GANM!

Glass events to know about


Sharper Edges: Women Working on the Edge of Glass features the work of female artists exploring social issues. Incorporated into glass sculpture, the women express distinct viewpoints on politics, gender biases, stereotypes, consumerism, and the environment.

Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass - Neenah, WI
Sat, Nov 15, 2018 - Sun, Feb 17, 2019

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BAM Biennial 2018: BAM! Glasstastic

In 2010, Bellevue Arts Museum launched the BAM Biennial, a juried exhibition which focuses on the work of established and emerging Northwest artists, craftspeople, and designers, with an emphasis on new work. Every two years, Bellevue Arts Museum has designated a new focus of exploration. The fifth edition in the series, BAM Biennial 2018: BAM! Glasstastic, will be focused on glass.

Bellevue Arts Museum
Now through April 14, 2019

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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!


Blue Rain Gallery

Blue Rain is showing a new work by Shelley Muzylowski Allen titled Soel.

Tansey Contemporary

At the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens in Palm Beach, from now through February 3, Tansey will present approximately 20 works that highlight the delicacy, intricacy and beauty of Venetian Heritage Art Glass.

Showing at Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary, January 10-13, will be new works by seven Gallery Artists: Bettison, Belfrage, Petter, Nishinaka, Cuspinera, Madrigal, Thomas and Shimomoto.

Of note is Tansey's big transition: the Santa Fe Gallery is moving to Denver at the end of 2018 to consolidate operations where the Tansey family resides - GANM thanks the Tansey's for their support! Visit for details on all the above.

Messages from our Board Members

Happy New Year! GANM is starting the year with an already full plate of events and other activities (Maestro programs in both January & February, for instance; see descriptions earlier in this Newsletter). We start by electing officers at our mid-January Board meeting and move on to committee assignments to more effectively pull all our activities together. You, as our members, should have input into this effort, so if you have ideas that you want us to work on, please let us know!

We look forward to seeing everyone through out the year.

Read more from Harry and Tom...

Harry Miller Co-Acting President
Tom Murdock Co-Acting 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!

-Susan Delaney
- Dale and David Goldheim
- Tesuque Glass Works: Charlie Miner, George O'Grady, David Shanfeld

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

Join the fun!

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