Meet the Maestro: Karen LaMonte

Throughout her career, Karen LaMonte has explored representations of the human body, and the way clothing shapes and reflects cultural norms and perceptions. More recently, she has broadened her focus to examine other kinds of bodies, while continuing to base her work on a rigorous process of research, contemplation and technical development.

After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design with honors in 1990, LaMonte was awarded a fellowship at the Creative Glass Center of America, then worked at UrbanGlass. Receiving a Fullbright Scholarship to create large-scale cast glass in Prague, she moved to the Czech Republic in 1999, where she works and lives today. She completed her first major work, Vestige, during her Fullbright year.

Also this month: Curt Sullan

Meet the Maestro: Curt Sullan
May 4, 2019
Saturday 10:00am (Refreshments at 9:30am)

Globe Fine Art
727 Canyon Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87501


Recap of last month's Maestro: Jennifer Halvorson

Jennifer Halvorson is an artist and educator. She earned dual B.F.A. degrees in Metal and Glass at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She also studied abroad at the Australian National University in Canberra. After completing her undergraduate studies, Jennifer traveled to Denmark as a Fulbright Scholar. She continued studying glass at Danmarks Designskole in Copenhagen and became assistant to glass artist Steffen Dam and Micha Karslund.

Jennifer earned her Master of Fine Arts in Glass from the Rochester Institute of Technology, within the School for American Crafts. She was a resident artist at Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, and a visiting scholar within the glass department at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.

Video Interview with New GANM Board Member Steve Harris

Long time Glass Alliance New Mexico member Steve Harris joined the GANM Board of Directors in January 2019. Steve had a life before his move to Santa Fe 17 years ago. He was raised in Los Angeles and graduated from The University of Southern California with a major in Journalism.

After graduation, Steve worked for General Motors and a few other auto manufacturers eventually returning to GM. After 45 years with General Motors, Steve Harris retired from GM as Global Vice President of Communications. He joined his wife Roddie Harris in the love of glass art after seeing the huge glass Chile Pepper by Dale Chihuly at the Detroit Art Institute. This very Chile Pepper now graces the entry of their Santa Fe home.

Watch the video interview to learn more about Steve Harris!

Glass events to know about

7th Annual Glass International Awards Exhibition by Habatat Galleries

Experiences will include Habatat’s Invitational Exhibition, MasterWorks Auction, home tours, a demonstration by Joseph Ivacic, Artist’s talks, Toledo Museum tour, lunches, dinners and many, many other opportunities. The International Glass Party with attending artists (over 100 international artists have been invited!) will be an exclusive Habatat attendee event. The VIP preview weekend will be May 2-4, while the exhibition lasts through July 5, 2019

Habitat Galleries - Royal Oak, MI
May 2, 2019 - July 5, 2019

For more information, view the invitation, or contact Aaron Schey at 248.554.0590 or

River Cruise (Budapest to Prague)

Join Susan and Allan Weiner, with Habatat Galleries and Avoyatravel, on a river cruise between Budapest and Prague

It will include glass exhibitions, receptions, museums, private collections and more.

Sun, Aug 18, 2019 - Sun, Aug 25, 2019

Contact for complete 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!


Mitch Berg

Mitch Berg is having a one-man show at Calliope in Madrid with an opening on May 11, 4:00 - 6:00pm, then continuing through June 10. The show is titled "Outside In", with work combining glass, steel and found objects to create one of a kind works of art which are unparalleled in the Brut art world.

Winterowd Fine Art

Winterowd Fine Art will be at the New York Art Fair, Pier 94, May 2-5, highlighting Karen Bexfield and Dylan Martinez. At the Gallery in Santa Fe, work by Linda Mae Tratechaud is featured through May 22, with a special Mother's Day presentation "Art & Poetry about Women" on May 12 that will include Linda Mae and poets Megan Baldrige, Kristen Barendsen and Sylvia Ramos Cruz. Of note: Winterowd celebrates 15 years with special events August 1,2 & 3 - congratulations!

Messages from our Board Members

We again start with a Thank You to our recent Maestros and Gallery hosts. Jennifer Halvorson presented at Bullseye Glass Santa Fe. Jaime Guerrero delivered at Globe Fine Art. Both Artists had good crowds that were attentive and full of questions. Morgan and her team at Bullseye and Steve & Martha at Globe were welcoming, making the Maestros and GANM Members feel right at home.

And these lead us into a May calendar that is among the busiest that GANM has ever had, as you can tell by the length of this Newsletter. We also have now set our second annual Member Appreciation Social to be held June 23 (see details above). As part of this "party," we will be celebrating our 100th Maestro event, and honoring the efforts of Jerry Silverstein who has led the program since its inception. It is for good reason that he is known as "Mr. Maestro:" GANM's Maestro program is unique; no one else does anything like it. Come join us for lots of reasons, but especially this.

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!

- JoAnn Balzer
- Debra Baxter
- Joan and Robert Benedetti
- Karen Bexfield
- Kris Callori
- Emily Blaugrund Fox
- Luetta Donalds
- Susan and Steven Goldstein
- Ellen Premack and Charles Hauber
- Gurudaya Khalsa
- Yahne McLemore
- Susan Hancock and Harry Miller
- Jayne Nordstrom
- Susanne Pinkham
- Gaye and Harry Pollitt
- Gail Samota and Hall Acuff

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