Glass Alliance-New Mexico

The 2023 Glass Alliance-New Mexico Sunport Show

The Glass Alliance-New Mexico 2023-24 show—Destinations in Glass—concluded a very successful run on January 31, 2024. However, you can see see the exhibit via the links below.

Below, you will find information about each artist, additional information about the work on display, and the name of the gallery or website where you can inquire about purchase or see more of the artist’s work.

We'll be back—the Sunport has asked Glass Alliance to return in November-December 2024 with another exhibit of amazing glass art. 

Enjoy the show and explore New Mexico glass!

Glass is a Shape Shifter! 

Glass is a fascinating artistic medium. Glass has color, transparency, depth, translucency, opacity, reflection, refraction, and it can even be made to glow in the dark. Glass is a “shape shifter” whose final form is determined by the artist, who selects from a variety of techniques including glass blowing, fusing, and slumping, casting, flameworking, and the use of glass powders, frits (small pieces of glass), and colored glasses that react chemically with one another. Check out all these different types of glass on display!

Click here to see our Ways of Shaping Glass video (subtitles, no sound).

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A red dot after the title of a work means it has been sold

Left Case

Barbara Bloomberg

Time Flies By
Fused Glass Clock
15”H x 8”W
Metal Stand is 9”H x 4”W

Barbara Bloomberg has been a student of glass sculpture for the past six years at the Santa Fe Community College.  She loves to explore various types of glass kiln formed glass, but especially whimsical, fun characters.

Lois Manno

American White Pelican
Hand Sculpted Kilnformed Glass
Powder with Modeling Glass
17”H x 5”W x 2.5”D

Calliope Gallery

Lois Manno has been making glass art for nearly a decade. Her work is informed by the natural world and themes of power, beauty and transcendence. She developed unique methods of working with glass frit and powder to create art that focuses on feathers, clouds, stones, and birds as subject and symbol of the self.

Theresa Cashman

The Dude

Stained Glass
39”H x 21”W x .5”D

TLC Stained Glass is an art studio and gallery in Santa Fe. We specialize in creating custom stained glass panels for homes, as well as completing repairs and restorations, and teaching workshops to both locals and visitors to our "City Different."

Cia Thorne

Horse Heads
Blown Glass
14”H x 14"W x 8"D

Liquid Light Glass

Cia Thorne is an accomplished glass sculptor whose work appears in galleries nationwide. She attended California College of the Arts and has trained with glass masters Pino Signoretto and Martin Janecky. Thorne currently shows her work and teaches classes at Liquid Light Glass.

Amy Griffin

C-Spine Vertebrae-Feather Wand
Blown Sculpted Hot Glass with Feathers
11”H x 4”W

Calliope Gallery

"Glass permits me to create a “dance” with heat, color, silence and feathered sound .. pulling me gracefully in and swaying me back out - a push and pull of all the elements; rhythmically shaping itself with gravity, heat and paper. Glass initiates movement from the soul space of heart: the strongest and most fragile organ in the body. My cups, bowls, feathers, anatomical and Kinetic sculptures alike share that vibrant passion to live, breathe, and simply be. With an abstract eye, open heart and forever curious soul the glass art that I create is a symbol of my knowing."

Alan P. Ness

Pompeii Vessel #1
Blown & Hot Sculpted Glass Lidded Vessel
52”H x 15”W x 10”D

26 years working with glass, my work is currently focusing on form, traditional vessels, and the fluidity of the medium of Glass. Utilizing both the organic shapes (inherent in the process of hot glass fabrication), and historical vessel designs and fabrication processes; I combine both for large scale compositions of color and dynamic shapes. Referencing the past as well as highlighting the future.

Mary Shaffer

Solid Orange #17-30
Slumped Glass
24”H x 25”W x 9"D

I've worked with glass for over 50 years, invented a process I call mid-air slumping and have exhibited in over 80 museums worldwide.

Elodie Holmes

Lost Voices
Hot Sculpted Glass with Ceramic Boat
25” x 22” x 8”
Liquid Light Glass

"Elodie Holmes and Enrico Embroli collaborate in bronze and glass. Through the timeless nature of glass and bronze materials, Holmes and Embroli create sculptures that blur the line between modern art and ancient artifact. The artists skillfully and creatively interpret iconic symbols of humanity, expressing the precarious relationship between humanity and nature. This vessel is carrying the bones of the lost souls that never made it to safety, and the empty boat is beached on the bones of those that become lost in the turmoil of war and ethnic cleansing."

Sarah A. Nelson

“Fire” Torso
Kilnworked Glass
20”W x 26”H x 5”D

Palette Contemporary Art & Craft

I think of my work as inventories of compositional lines and shapes inspired by my drawings, paintings, and photographs. Influenced by daily visuals seen in our landscapes and buildings I create abstract work that captures the essence of these elements that seem to stay with me and shape my body of work. While exploring planet earth I become a collector of visuals saved for future use. In the studio these elements gain energy and take form. Using layers of translucent and opaque glass with the tools of a painter, I construct improvisational works that are schematic in design and invite the viewer to move into a space of speculation.

Emily Brock

Kilnworked (cast, fused, slumped & lamp worked; assembled with silicone)
5.5”H x 21”W x 12”D

Not for sale

Habatat Gallery

Emily combines many different techniques to create intricate narratives. The combination of fusing, slumping, casting, and lampworking, creates a rich glass vocabulary. She received her BS from Oregon State University. Selected collections include Columbus Museum of Art, The Toledo Museum of Art, The Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art in Sapporo, Japan and the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia.

Marcia Newren

Kilnworked Glass
14”H x 11.3125”W x 2.75”D
On loan from the private collection of
Trudy Bollmann and Wayne Gaynor

Not for sale

I have been experimenting with kiln worked glass for the past 35 years, lately focusing on my experience with native plants and the contexts in which I have found them. My indigenous plant education began as an archaeologist, lucky enough to work with ethnobotanists; and later when I tried and keep trying to grow them in the sand dune where I and they have settled. My success in translations into glass has been as erratic as my ability to grow the actual plants.

Khalsa Gurudaya

Dragon Fly
Kilnformed Glass
8”H x 8”W

I am enjoying my creative exploration in glass after a well-deserved retirement from teaching middle school science.

Linda Weiss

Iridescent Bowl
Fused Glass Weaving
Slumped into Bowl Form
11” Diameter x 3” Deep

Gallery ABQ

Linda Weiss, a civil engineer before retirement, made stained glass windows for her friends and family for about 20 years. She discovered fused glass about 15 years ago and was hooked. She loves bright, happy colors, and the surprises that happen when glass is fired in a kiln. Her pieces can be seen at The Gallery ABQ in Albuquerque.

Margo Nimon

Catrina Totem
Blown & Sculpted Glass
Stainless Steel Base
39”H x 9”W x 8”D

Margo Nimon has been working in glass for over 30 years. Influenced by her Hispanic Heritage, Margo prefers the challenges of sculptural work. She lives and works in Santa Fe New Mexico at Prairie Dog Glass.

Middle Case

Deborah Gerrity

Desert Meets Sky
Fused Glass with Welded Stand
11.5” x 5.5” x 7.25”

I am a kiln and flamework glass artist.  I am totally inspired by the beautiful colors of our New Mexico sky and the rich culture of our people.

Rosa Silbert

Kilnworked Glass with Metal Infusions
Custom Steel Support
31”H x 10”W x 4”D

I come to glass fusing from a background as a metal sculptor. When feasible, I love to integrate the 2 materials to enhance the properties of both.

Gail Grambling Harrison

Sanctuario de Chimayo
Fused Glass
17”H x 14”W
Glimmerglass Art

I've been working with glass fusion for 7-8 years. A former pastel and oil painter, I attempt to create images that convey a fine art painting. I love the play of glass and light and fusing combination to create an illusion of three dimension in the work.

Yahne McLemore

Hands and Hearts Around the World
Cast Glass & Bronze
7.5” x 8” x 10”

"Yahne is a Santa Fe artist specializing in steel, bronze and glass sculpture. Her intent is to use these materials to create art that tells stories, brings beauty, and maybe sometimes causes people to see the world in a different way.  Her sculpture has been shown in various art shows and is in private collections."

Laura Goodwin

Marasmius Bouquet
Blown, Cast, Cut & Polished Glass
8.75”H x 7”W x 2.5”D
Globe Fine Art

I apprenticed in glass with Craig Zweifel formerly of Ketchum, Idaho in 1984. After receiving my MFA in glass from SIU Carbondale, I moved to Santa Fe to work for Flo Perkins in the Fall of '95. In 2000 I opened Nambé Glass Studio where I have been blowing and casting glass ever since, interpreting forms and colors from nature into reflections of my life in glass.

Preston Singletary

Deep Meditations
Blown & Sand Carved Glass
16"H  x 6.5"W x 11"D

Blue Rain Gallery

In a unique meeting of European glass-blowing tradition and Northwest Native design, Preston Singletary's artwork depicts cultural and historical images from his Tlingit ancestry in richly detailed, beautifully hued glass. By infusing traditional design with fresh energy through the use of modern materials, his work pays homage to his forefathers, who feel that the past, present and future are intertwined.

Lucy Lyon

Cast Glass and Fabricated Steel 
7.5”H x 24”W x 3”D

LewAllen Contemporary

I started working in stained glass in the 80's.  My work eventually evolved into cast glass sculptures which are primarily figurative.

Adam Guernsey

Victorious Violin
Kilnworked Glass
16”H x 36”W

Hot Flash Glass

I am a medically retired veteran born in Baltimore, Md and have lived in Albuquerque, NM for 31 years. (Since the age of 4) I have been doing glass art for 5 years and am self-taught. I love to travel and experience new things.

Jamie Marie Rose

Fused Glass
17"H x 19"W x .5"D

Jamie Marie Rose [b. Peoria, IL] is a multi-disciplinary artist who creates anything from cast sculptures to ephemeral, site-specific installations. She received her BFA from Illinois State University in 2013 and her MFA from Alfred University in 2020. She is currently based in Albuquerque, NM.

David Shanfeld

Tulip Bowl

Blown Glass
8”H x 6”W
Barbara Meikle Fine Art

I began the craft of hot glass in college as an elective. After graduating from the Columbus College of Art and Design in 1991 with a B.F.A., I had no expectations of working with glass again. However, in 1994, I wandered into Tesuque Glassworks and was intrigued by Charlie Miner’s glass castings. This serendipitous opportunity has been an invaluable continuation of my education in both casting and glassblowing.

Alison Thomas

Spiritual Bonfire
Fused & Slumped Glass
9”H x 9”W x 4”D

Gallery ABQ

Alison’s art style is a free flow of color in both her resin paintings and fused glass.

Tami Coatsworth

First Love 

Silk-screened + Kiln-formed glass
4”H x 3”W
Palette Contemporary Art & Craft

Bright-eyed and optimistic, Tami Coatsworth enthusiastically recognized the limitless potential represented by a new box of crayons.

Donna Nova

Blue Glass Jewelry
Lampworked Glass
6”H x 8”W
Donna Nova Designs

With a love of color and texture, refined as a textile artist and a published knitter, I moved into working hot glass about two decades ago. My specialty is lampworking beads and leaves into jewelry for people who love to wear the fantastic medium of glass—as well as for collectors who might never wear it! Additionally, I often incorporate ethnographic art from around the world into my finished pieces

Linda Novy-Doll

Pebble Glass
Kilnformed Glass
4”H x 5” Aperture

Kiln-formed glass is Linda Novy-Doll's encore career and passion. She fell in love with the complexity of glass which includes heat, chemical reactions, design, form, and color. Linda is a perpetual student and experiments to create unique one-of-a-kind pieces.

Darlene Moore

A Bale of Turtles
Cast Glass
4”H x 16”W x 5”D
Gallery ABQ

Darlene Moore has been creating with glass since the 1970s. Her glass art is made by fusing or casting, often with screen printing. She is a member of the Gallery ABQ.

Nina Mastrangelo

Turquoise Water
Fused & Slumped Glass
7”H x 7”W x 1”D

Nina Mastrangelo is a painter and installation artist that also creates assemblages in glass to fuse and slump. All of her work involves an investigation into beauty.

Mitch Berg

University of Fish
Fused Glass with Copper
39”H x 18”W  x 3”D

Calliope Gallery

I am a self-taught artist introducing glass to a universe of other materials. I am the director of Fuego art school offering classes in glass techniques, art welding and more based in Albuquerque’s south valley.

Susanne Pinkham

White Twist Bowl
Kilnformed Glass
14” Diameter x 5”Deep

Wilder Nightingale Gallery

Glass has been my primary art material for several decades. My current work explores the possibilities of using glass elements created at temperatures that allow the glass to flow into patterns or structures. The resulting pieces have elements of surprise and movement in them.

Right Case

Jayne Nordstrom

Fused Glass with Dichroic
22”H x 6”W (Glass Panel)
31”H x 10”W x 4”D (With Stand)

About five years ago a friend encouraged me to take a glass class at the community college and I’ve been hooked ever since! I love working with bright colors, usually on black or white, and often with layering. I sometimes try to add an element of surprise to my work! My goal for the new year is to be more experimental and to play with new techniques

Doug Gillis

Mint to Be
Fused Glass
18”H x 18”W x 3”D

Canyon Road Contemporary

“For fused glass artist Doug Gillis, it is the process and materials that inspire him to exhibit art's elements—line, pattern, texture, shape, color. His luminous creations are the aesthetic rewards of letting Earth's natural materials express themselves as fine art."

Rita Fabrizio

Mimbres Quail Plate
Fused & Cold-worked glass
8”H x 8”W

Rita Fabrizio is a seasoned, lifelong stained glass and mosaic artist who also enjoys fusing and cold working. She takes particular enjoyment in working with clients on custom design for spaces in their home or designing special gifts. She loves working with art glass and mouth-blown sheet glass, vintage and recycled glass, and lets the glass guide her in her traditional panels, Tiffany lamp reproductions, glass beveled boxes, elaborate sun catchers, and more. Currently, Rita is enamored with the expressive beauty of Mimbres, which inspired this piece.

Harry Pollitt

Cast Glass
1'8" H x 10" Diameter

Harry Pollitt has been a full-time, professional sculptor for 30 years.  Working first in free-form, abstract wood, he transitioned to kiln cast sculptural glass in 2010.  His work has been exhibited, represented and collected in North American and Western Europe.

Patrick Morrissey

Igneous Deconstruction
Hot Poured Glass
(hot sculpted and shifted colors)
15”H x 10”W x 9”D
Prairie Dog Glass

Long-time glass artist. Love working with the hot and cold of the glass and exploring the different images that keep coming up. Owner of Prairie Dog Glass and teacher at IAIA and SFCC.

Shel Neymark

Spare Parts
Fused & Slumped Glass
3.5”H x 6.5”W x 7”D

I've lived and worked as an artist in New Mexico since 1976, mostly working in clay and glass. I've done several large public pieces in the state.

Jaira Stewart

Turquoise Bison
Hot Sculpted Blown Glass
& Sandblasted Surface
12”H x 8”W x 3”D
Liquid Light Glass

Working with glass for the last 14 years at Tesuque Glassworks and Liquid Light, drawing inspiration from my native home of New Mexico. The dramatic mesas, mountains and terrain shape my work. The animals and natural word inspire me through their beauty and through the resilience life must faces in our planet’s current circumstances.

Tony Jojola

Horny Toad Vase
Blown Glass
7”H x 6.5”W

On loan from the private collection of Darlene and Bruce Moore

Not for sale

Learn more about Tony here.

Jesse Gayle

Peyote Pot
Blown and Sandblasted Glass
7”H x 6.5” Diameter

Jesse Gayle is a New Mexican artist and professional gardener. She studied under Clifford Rainey at the CA College of Arts, then helped build the Brooklyn Glass Studio where she worked with many known NY artists. She currently combines her love for nature into her glass work, as well as assisting Laura Goodwin at the Nambé Glass Studio.

Ellen Premack

Golden Cactus
Blown & Etched Glass
7” x 8”

I have been fusing and experimenting with glass for six years. In the past months, I have begun to blow and etch glass and just loving this new format! I'll continue to kiln form, cast and fuse as I grow and learn new glass processes.

Michael “Miguel” Sanchez

Spring Grass Tapestry
Fused Glass
12" x 11.75" x 0.375"
Brown Bear Gallery

I have a lifelong love and fascination of how science, math and nature are interconnected. This interconnected union combined with the unique light and color play of glass inspires my glass artwork.

Linda Mae Tratechaud

CroWnes Kimono
Cast Glass, Cast Bronze, Wire, Glass & Bronze Beads, Antique Religious Medallion
16"H x 10"W x 8"D

I am fascinated by the ghosted essence that is left behind by an individual, while sharing the common story of our human condition. I juxtapose the hard, solid, formal material of bronze and metal, with the ethereal, transparent, and fragile material of glass to create tension in my work. My sculptures explore the expression and narrative of the female experience.

Lavae Aldrich

Blue Mardi Gras Platter
Kilnformed Glass
12” Round

Tomé Art Gallery

After practicing architecture for 30 years, Aldrich began kiln-forming glass when she retired to Costa Rica 17 years ago.  Now settled in New Mexico, she is inspired by the high desert to explore a new color palette.

Delfie Martinez

Kilnformed Glass
16” Diameter

I have been working with glass since I participated in a class to learn to make glass cabochons for my jewelry business. I find that working with glass allows me to work both sides of my brain.  It is both a creative and scientific process. Working with glass provides an infinite diversity of color, texture and form.

Willi Haye

Ode to Ruby Rose
Cast Glass
18”H x 9”D x 3.5”D

Not for sale

Winterowd Fine Art

Willi is a cast glass sculptor who places a strong emphasis on the role of light and color in her work. Her abstract designs allow her to experiment with different ways of directing light through and inside the glass, making each piece unique and visually striking.

If you have any questions about this exhibit, please contact us here.

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Glass Alliance-New Mexico thanks our exhibit sponsors

Rago Arts and Auction

Blue Rain Gallery

Liquid Light Glass

all of our participating artists and galleries and

the Albuquerque International Sunport marketing and public arts program staff

(Jonathan Small and Doug Lutz)

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