Glass Alliance-New Mexico

News Briefs

The latest news from around the glass art world


  • 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.

  • March 02, 2022 7:55 AM | Brian Weiss (Administrator)

    Glass and social consciousness will meet at noon on Tuesday, March 15 when the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass (AASCG) presents MacArthur Fellow Dr. Joyce J. Scott as the keynote speaker at its next "Fired Up" online event.

    Best known for her use of the off-loom, free-form, glass bead weaving technique referred to as the peyote stitch, Scott merges beads, blown glass, and found objects with autobiographical, sociological, and political content to unapologetically confront themes of racism, sexism, violence, inequality, history, and oppression while simultaneously embracing splendor, spirituality, nature, and healing.

    Expect the unexpected! Sometimes, her boundless energy and creativity will spill forth in delightful and playful ways, mocking cultural stereotypes.

    Register here and you will be sent the link for this event.

  • February 25, 2022 1:57 PM | Brian Weiss (Administrator)

    The Clark Hulings Fund is dedicated to helping visual artists function better as business people. The Fund's Thriving Tuesdays presentations are part of that effort. The upcoming Thriving Tuesday event  on Tuesday, March 1 at noon, will be "Beyond Borders: Artist Brand Story & Identity." 

    Indian-American-Jewish artist Siona Benjamin leads a conversation about the connections between identity and your brand story as an artist. Discover what makes (or can make) you and your work unique and authentic, and how to incorporate that into your professional presentation.

    There is no charge for the event, which will be presented via Facebook Live. RSVP here.

    Read more about the Clark Hulings Fund, including its excellent Digital Campus that offers a wide variety of informational and instructional courses for visual artists.

  • February 25, 2022 11:06 AM | Brian Weiss (Administrator)

    Do you NFT? Do you know what an NFT is, what it means to artists, collectors, and galleries, and how you can create or market one? You've probably heard of NFTs, but don't really know a lot about them.

    Come up to speed with a FREE webinar hosted by The New Mexico State Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Women in the Arts artist-member Roxanne Darling will explain the basics of what NFTs are, how they work, and the advantages and pitfalls for artists, collectors, and gallerists. 

    The webinar will be presented on March 19 from 10-11 a.m. There is no cost and lots of information. Register NOW. You'll be emailed a link to the event.

  • February 23, 2022 1:22 PM | Brian Weiss (Administrator)

    If you're interested in adding to your contemporary glass art collection, a March 8 online event by auction house Bonham's might be of interest. Among the offerings are 35 pieces from the collection of Sam and Nancy Kunin. At the auction site, scroll down; glass starts at Lot 269.

  • February 19, 2022 10:01 PM | Brian Weiss (Administrator)

    GANM is now accepting applications for its spring grant cycle.

    In collaboration with the Bullseye Glass Santa Fe Resource Center, we are offering more than $1500 in materials and studio access.

    The grant invitation is for NON-glass artists who want to expand their skills and horizons by exploring glass as a means of creative expression.

    The grant deadline is April 1, 2022. Full information here.

  • February 16, 2022 11:36 PM | Brian Weiss (Administrator)

    Blue Rain is the place with a lot of Studio Glass in place, for your viewing pleasure. They offer a wide variety of sculptural pieces from some of the leading glass artisans. Shown at left is an untitled, blown, sculpted, and sandblasted work from Sabrina Knowles and Jenny Pohlman.

    You can see more examples at the Blue Rain Gallery website or by visiting the gallery in person—544 S. Guadalupe St. in Santa Fe.

    Blue Rain will be hosting a Group Glass Exhibition June 9-15. Participating artists include Preston Singletary, Vivian Wang, Shelley Muzylowski Allen, Rik Allen, Dan Dailey, Benjamin Cobb, Nancy Callan, Dan Friday, and Susan Taylor Glasgow. The opening reception will be Thursday, June 9th from 5 - 7pm. Mark your calendar now.

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