Meet the Maestro: Dan Neil Barnes

A new way to think about stained glass - that's what you get when Dan Neil Barnes goes beyond traditional ideas about lamps and windows by adding treated metals, crafted wood and unique lighting to stained glass. His work moves the craft of stained glass into a new creative art form, one that pushes the idea of glass in art to a whole new level.

Born to a family of builders and craftsmen, Dan Neil Barnes experienced firsthand the satisfaction of creating something from an idea or inspiration. The love of creating his own designs was what led Dan to open his own business in 1986. Since then, Dan has earned an outstanding reputation in the glass community for his design flair and top quality craftsmanship.

Seeking another creative outlet, Dan began experimenting with stained glass several years ago. After studying the craft from Laura Hallock in Lexington, KY, Dan began creating his own original designs combining light, color and texture. Dan was awarded top honors for his stained glass in local art shows.

Coming up next month: Gerry Newcomb

Meet the Maestro: Gerry Newcomb
November 10th, 2018
Saturday 10:00am (Refreshments at 9:30am)

Globe Fine Art
727 Canyon Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87501


Recap of last month's Maestro: Duncan McClellan

After successfully working with leather and clay, he finally had the opportunity to learn to blow glass at a studio in Ybor City, Florida in 1987. Duncan has studied the creation of larger forms with Fred Kahl and John Brekke, two instructors and artists working at the New York Experimental Glass Workshop. Duncan has also been honored as the second American invited to study and work at the ARS Studio in Murano, Italy.

Duncan's processes enables him to place imagery on the inside and outside (and in some cases both) of his glass vessels. In his one-of-a-kind or series works, images are juxtaposed to articulate the message or idea. The focus is centered around the internal graal technique and overlay techniques, incorporating hand cutting, photo resist and computer graphics.

To finish these works, acid etching, fire polishing and a six-stage grinding and polishing technique are used. Currently, his work depicts emotions relating to family, personal growth and the spiritual connections between each of us as souls.

Video Interview with Steven Cie, Owner and Director of Globe Fine Art

Steven Cie is the Owner and Director of Globe Fine Art Gallery in Santa Fe NM. He studied art in New York City, Paris, and Mexico before coming to Santa Fe and opening Globe Fine Art on Canyon Road. His gallery features exceptional glass art, including large glass works in a wonderful outdoor sculpture garden. Globe represents many artists and disciplines, including those who work in glass, such as Peter Zelle, Ruben Fasani and Curt Sullan, among others. Steve often hosts Glass Alliance - New Mexico's "Meet the Maestro" events in his gallery!

Learn more about Globe Fine Art

Glass events to know about

Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festivals

The Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festivals have been featuring vibrant collections of fine artists and craftsmen from all over the map for the past 30 years. Rio Grande’s three annual juried art shows, each with their own distinct flavor, have all ranked among the top 100 art festivals in the nation. Combine those rankings with Albuquerque’s status as a top-ten art destination, and it’s no wonder these bustling markets have lured thousands of shoppers, avid collectors, and a continually evolving lineup of cutting-edge artistic talent!

Sandia Resort and Casino
Fri, Oct 5, 2018 - Sun, Oct 7, 2018 and Fri, Oct 12, 2018 -Sun, Oct 14, 2018

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New Mexico Artisan Market

New Mexico Artisan Market arrives to the vibrant New Mexico marketplace scene bringing an event where local artisans can gather together and showcase their custom crafted products and goods. The mission is to expand and build the creative economy of New Mexico by supporting and promoting the local creative talent.

Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town
Fri, Nov 23, 2018 - Sun, Nov 28, 2018

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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!


Governor's Artists of the Year Awards

In one of the year's most moving ceremonies, the 45th Governor's Artists of the Year Awards will be presented at 5:15pm on Friday, September 14 at the New Mexico Museum of Art, St. Francis Auditorium. Dale Chihuly is receiving an award for Leadership in the Arts, a rare honor that was last given in 2010. Dale will be here to receive this award. He founded the glass program at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) and is a continuing supporter of IAIA's annual scholarship award and auction. This event is free and open to the public. There will also be examples of each awardees work displayed on the 4th floor of the State Capitol Building on the same day from 3:30 to 4:30.

Tansey Contemporary

Tansey Contemporary has a Gallery Opening for Australian Glass Artist Clare Belfrage (awarded South Australian Living Artist earlier this year) on Friday, October 19 from 5:00 to 7:00pm. The next day (Saturday, October 20, at 1:45pm), Clare will give a presentation at the Gallery - all are invited, including participants in GANM's Safari to Santa Fe. Please RSVP for Saturday's event to

Messages from our Board Members

McClellan gave a lively, multi-faceted presentation at Winterow Fine Art to a packed house on August 4th. Duncan is a tour de force, dedicated to making the St. Petersburg/Sarasota Florida region a glass mecca in the Southeast. And as an artist, gallerist, entrepreneur, businessman, philanthropist, strategist, urban developer, mentor and financial supporter of young glass artists, his unbounded energy assures that his vision will become a reality. As always, our thanks to Karla Winterowd for hosting the GANM and to Duncan and his wife, Irene, for travelling to Santa Fe to meet with our Alliance members and guests.

Finally, and most importantly, September begins the season to nominate and elect future GANM Board members. We have a vibrant, forward-looking organization offering educational, social and just plain fun activities for our members...

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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!

- Kristin Bell
- Matthew Carter
- Cynthia and Jim Goldstone
- Roddie and Steve Harris
- Janina and Siegfried Hecker
- Liquid Light Glass (Elodie Holmes, Marcy Albin, Jannine Cabossel, Cia Thorne)
- Shel Neymark
- Donna Nova
- Toby Quinley
- Linda Mae Tratechaud
- Winterowd Fine Art (Karla Winterowd)
- Peter Wright and Kim Goldfarb

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