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  • October 08, 2022 1:06 PM | Brian Weiss (Administrator)

    The Albuquerque International Sunport is hosting a three-month display of glass art by artist and gallery members of GANM.

    Featuring almost all New Mexico artists, this is believed to be the largest exhibit of glass art ever featured in the state. The works run the gamut in terms of styles and techniques.

    The exhibit also features a seven-minute film on "Ways of Shaping Glass," an ultraviolet box with "Glass that Glows," and examples of "Glass Made by Nature" including fulgurites (glass made by lightning strike), tektites (glass made by a meteor impact), obsidian (volcanic glass), and two prehistoric knives shaped from obsidian.

    Visitors to the exhibit are encouraged to take with them a copy of the exhibit brochure, which offers information about glass art, a list of GANM member galleries where glass art is on display, and locations where anyone can be a "momentary artist" by taking a class and making glass art objects.

    For more information, see the exhibit page.

  • July 29, 2022 12:10 PM | Brian Weiss (Administrator)

    The Corning Museum of Glass is a home to the world’s most comprehensive collection of glass, the world’s foremost library on glass, and one of the top glassworking schools in the world.

    The museum invites applications for its Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) residency program. Artists spend a month at The Studio exploring new directions in glassmaking or expanding on their current bodies of work while using the immense resources of the world’s leading glass museum. Transportation, as well as room and board, is provided for those selected to participate. Each resident is offered a generous supply budget and a shared studio space. Residents can access the Rakow Research Library, The Corning Museum of Glass collection, and expert Museum staff. A residency manager will serve as liaison to additional services in Corning and the Museum.

    During the residency, artists are expected to do their work. Each artist presents their work during a free public event in The Studio Lecture Room. Residencies occur in March, April, May, October, and November. One or two individuals are selected for each month.

    Applicants who identify as BIPOC artists are welcome to apply.

    Complete program guidelines and application instructions are here.

  • July 29, 2022 10:26 AM | Brian Weiss (Administrator)

    Glass Patterns Quarterly offers a large number of educational videos that begin as recorded webinars. The topics range from basic to advance, including "Alcohol Ink on Stained Glass" to "Glass Compatibility and COE" and "The Art of Iced Glass Tiles."

    With glass, there's always something new to learn, so take a look at the webinar list and see what appeals.

  • July 29, 2022 10:21 AM | Brian Weiss (Administrator)

    Bullseye is having a sale on . . .just about everything glass. Through the month of August, you can find

    During August, save 30-60% on our teeming selection of colors in sheet, frit, stringer—you name it! 

    • 60% off Curious Full Sheets and Thin Half Sheets
    • 30% off 10x10s
    • 40% off half sheets
    • 50% off full sheets
    • 50% off 24x24 & 24x48 Tekta
    • 30% off Bullseye Slumping Molds
    • 50% off 1lb and 5lb jars of Frit
    • 50% off tubes of Dichroic Sizzle Stix
    • 50% off Bullseye Primer, Bricks and Dams
    • 50% off full rolls and 100-packs of ThinFire
    • 50% off Stringer, Confetti, Ribbons, Billets & Rods
    • 50% off Glass Packs
    Santa Fe is fortunate enough to be one of just five places in the country to have a Bullseye Resource Center. The summer sale is in-store only, so go get glass.

  • 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.

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