Meet the 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.

Also this month: Jaime Guerrero

Meet the Maestro: Jaime Guerrero
March 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: Joseph Ivacic

Joseph's fascination with the world is seen through an artist's eye, drawing inspiration from everyday events and objects and using glass as his chosen material. He "sculpts" objects rather than making functional vessels. The unpredictable nature and constant communication necessary to guide glass in the direction needed is the challenge. He wants to change the way artwork is created, thought about, and viewed. He wants to push glass to the extremes of the spectrum, from soft curves to hard edges, clear as ice to opaque as concrete. As an artist, he is interested in the interaction and impact that the objects leave with the viewer through craftsmanship and content.

Joseph includes painting and enameling the glass surface to create troupe l'oeil to the point where a viewer feels it is found art. As a sculptor, he draws inspiration from a perspective of modern necessity. His art is achieved by combing historical artifacts with current social trends to create objects in glass that have a complex narrative.

Video Interview with New GANM Board Member Barbara Bloomberg

Meet Barbara Bloomberg, one of the newest members of the GANM Board of Directors. She is a maker of fused glass art and joined the GANM Board just this January, 2019! Barbara is an enthusiastic student enrolled in the SFCC Glass sculpture program to learn new techniques for making fused glass art.

Barbara is originally from New Jersey. When she moved to Philadelphia PA she met her husband. Barbara and Ron Bloomberg lived in Los Angeles for 25 years before moving to Santa Fe. During that time Barbara was a community organizer at a teen educational and leadership program called Friday Night Live. This was a statewide effort to teach prevention of drug and alcohol abuse, unwanted pregnancy prevention and gang conflict resolution.

These teen leaders would train and influence other teens. Barbara will add her expertise and excitement about glass art to the GANM Board!

Watch the video interview to learn more about Barbara Bloomberg!

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

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

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!


Santa Fe Community College Glass Program

Many GANM Members are involved with Santa Fe Community College’s Glass Program. This weekend, they will be part of SFCC’s display at the Santa Fe Home Show, sponsored by the Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association, March 9 & 10, in the Santa Fe Convention Center’s front lobby. Hours are 10-5 on Saturday and 10-4 on Sunday. Stop by and say hello!

Prairie Dog Glass

Prairie Dog Glass Has a New Furnace!

After spending several weeks tearing out the old furnace and rebuilding one from scratch, Patrick Morrisey from Prairie Dog Glass has announced that they are back in business. The old furnace had lasted 14 years and melted 400,000 lbs of glass. The new slightly larger, furnace took seven days to build, three days for the glass to get hot, but now it is ready to go! This time of year is also a very good time to take a class if you are interested in experiencing a little hands on action. The weather is cool enough that it is very cozy and nice in the hot shop.

Messages from our Board Members

We again will start off our note with a Thank You: To Joe Ivacic for a thorough overview of his glass art and how he arrives at his subject matter - insightful and complex; and to Steve and Martha for hosting Joe and GANM at Globe Fine Art!

As you can see by looking at the presentations we have planned through May, there is lots going on, including a possible surprise event in late May that is still in the formative stages. We are also planning a Member only party for June 23; this will be similar to last year that received strong reviews. Stay tuned for more information.

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!

- Karen and Ken Bergren
- Laura Cowan
- Margo and Tom Murdock
- Enid Tidwell
- Dominique Boisjoli Fine Art, S2U and delivery Stuart

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