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  • May 10, 2022 2:22 PM | Brian Weiss (Administrator)

    On Tuesday, May 17, at noon AACG will host an online program featuring artist Michael Meilhan.Meilahn’s work has been exhibited and collected in museums across the United States and internationally.

    Meilhan's work is currently the subject of an amazing solo exhibition at the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass in Neenah, Wisconsin. Titled Primordial Shift and the Art of Michael Meilahn, a Retrospective, this exhibition tracks Meilhan's artist trajectory from the 1970s to present day, spanning three galleries within the museum. The core of the exhibition is an immersive multimedia installation, Primordial Shift, that intertwines the artist’s investigation into crop production, genetic food modification, and the ancient history of corn.

    Meilhan discovered glassblowing at the University of Wisconsin River Falls and then studied with German glass legend Erwin Eisch. After a year in the Peace Corps in Bolivia working alongside indigenous cultures and learning their agricultural traditions, he earned a Masters in Art at Illinois State University and then returned to the family farm to work the land, build a studio, and create with glass.

    The program is free and open to all, with pre-registration here.

  • April 28, 2022 9:17 AM | Brian Weiss (Administrator)

    The Studio Glass Movement is a uniquely American phenomenon with a history that involves creativity, innovation, friendships, alliances, technology, and techniques.

    If you're curious about the Studio Glass Movement, satisfy your curiosity by seeing an online webinar by Henry Halem. He was there at the beginning. The LIVE presentation of his tour of the early days is today, April 28, but if you purchase access ($45) you'll get a link to a recorded version that you can view at any time in the future.

    Get more info and register here. Currently under "Live webinars" but it moves to "recorded webinars" after tonight.

  • April 24, 2022 9:34 PM | Brian Weiss (Administrator)

    The deadline for artists wishing to participate in the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum's first GLASS Arts Festival has been extended to April 30.

    This is an opportunity to put yourself in front of a lot of people who are very interested in glass art. The event will be held August 13, in Wisconsin.

    There more information here. But the deadline is just days away, so act now.

  • April 06, 2022 10:46 PM | Brian Weiss (Administrator)

    Arc Gallery in San Franciso is seeking works in almost any medium—certainly including glass—related to the subject matter of “voyage.” Deadline for submission is September 12, 2022.

    The submitted work can be a memory of a trip taken, the anticipation of a voyage, a trip to an imagined destination, a wandering without a specific destination in mind, the act of travel, modes of travel, or various phases of a voyage. A voyage may also encompass the various passages of one’s life, a path of discovery, or an exploration of one’s mind. Use your imagination.      

    VENUE: Arc Gallery, 1246 Folsom St, San Francisco 94103

    JUROR: Emilee Enders with the Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA

    JUROR’S AWARD: A Juror’s Award ribbon, certificate, catalog and $250 will be presented to each of the three works that express the most imaginative interpretation of the theme. 

    EXHIBITION DATES: November 19, 2022-December 17, 2022

    GALLERY & ONLINE GALLERY: There are two opportunities for getting into this show. The juror will select works that will be exhibited in the Arc Gallery, and works that will be included only on the Arc Online Gallery.

    CATALOG: All artwork selected will be included in the exhibition catalog. Catalogs will be available for order at the time of notification.

    ELIGIBILITY: Artists residing in the United States. 

    NON-REFUNDABLE ENTRY FEE: Payment of $35 per entry.

    Visit here for more information.

  • April 03, 2022 8:58 AM | Brian Weiss (Administrator)

    The International Year of Glass committee has money available "to provide seed funding for projects/activities organized across the world."

    Grants up to €15,000 (about $16,500) will be made.

    View, download, and submit the application if you have a substantial project in mind. Think big.

  • March 22, 2022 1:08 PM | Brian Weiss (Administrator)

    For centuries glass has been the material of choice for storing, shipping, and sipping wine. How did that come to pass, and why? Jim and Penelope Shackelford, authors of “The Glass of Wine,”  share in a podcast how they developed a lifelong appreciation of wine, discuss the many intersections between winemaking and wine enjoyment that involve glass, and touch on how ceramics play a role in winemaking as well.

    It's one of many fascinating podcasts available at the American Ceramic Society's Ceramic Tech Chat. Artists might find inspiration from learning about what's happening with allied materials. And for those who teach glass, the podcast,  A Teacher's Thoughts on Glass and Money would be a sure thing.

  • March 22, 2022 1:02 PM | Brian Weiss (Administrator)

    The North America International Year of Glass Steering Committee is hosting the National Day of Glass event, April 5-7, 2022 in Washington, DC.

    The event will feature technical programming and talks from some of the largest companies and biggest minds in the North American glass industry, art community, government agencies, and educational systems who rely on glass.

    While this is an invitation-only event due to space limitations, recordings of this event will be available at no charge the week of April 11, 2022.

  • March 22, 2022 12:55 PM | Brian Weiss (Administrator)

    This year is the UN-declared International Year of Glass. There are events happening around the world. The official opening ceremony took place in Geneva, and is available online.

    The International Year of Glass website will fill you in on global events and activities, as well as the history of the International Year of Glass. 

    • The American Ceramic Society hosted website has information on events and activities taking place in the US and Canada this year, including a link to event and exhibit calendars compiled by the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass.

  • March 11, 2022 12:07 PM | Brian Weiss (Administrator)

    The Corning Museum of Glass is offering in-person summer classes. Online applications are open for their one- and two-week classes. Applications received by March 15 will be selected via a lottery process and students will be notified of their acceptance by March 30.

    These intensive classes are offered across a diverse range of glassworking methods at every level of expertise. The summer classes attract artist instructors from around the country and across the globe.

    After March 15, if spaces are still available they will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis. Scholarships are available. The scholarship deadline is March 15. 

    More info here.

  • March 11, 2022 11:56 AM | Brian Weiss (Administrator)

    The renowned Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass, in Neenah, WI will host its inaugural GLASS Arts Festival August 11.  GLASS stands for Glass Lakefront Show and Sale. It's free, fun, and fascinating. It replaces the former museum-sponsored arts festival, which took place in Riverside Park for 45 years.

    The festival now centers on the museum’s mission:  glass art and glass art experiences. Providing distinction from other art festivals in the area, this fun-filled, admission-free community event will support glass artists, collectors, and enthusiasts, as well as our vendor partners and greater community with a new experience celebrating everything glass.

    The museum has issued a call to glass artists who might wish to enter the festival. Artists will enjoy many amenities such as opportunities to explore inspiring exhibitions in the museum, $3,000+ in cash prizes, and a chance at a future solo exhibition in the museum. Water and food will be delivered directly to the booths, appetizers, and beverages on Friday, a continental breakfast on Saturday, and booth sitting services will be included. Artists will be provided with a 10’ x 10’ booth space, under a festival tent. See more information here.

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