Glass Alliance-New Mexico

News Briefs

The latest news from around the glass art world


  • 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.

  • February 12, 2022 10:34 PM | Brian Weiss (Administrator)

    You have a rare opportunity to see the work of Steve Klein and tour his studio, virtually, at 4 p.m. (MST) on Friday, February 25.

    Klein’s use of exuberant colors and quintessential geometric forms is inspired by painters and sculptors from the past, the natural world, and life experiences. He is driven by the material and process to reflect his own ideals in kilnformed glass.

    “I like the idea of having control of the piece during the construction and composition, then losing control while the piece is in the kiln, then being able to regain control through further processes to bring together my thoughts, material and process into a resolved piece.” 

    Registration for the tour is here.

  • February 08, 2022 11:53 AM | Brian Weiss (Administrator)

    Glass Patterns Quarterly offers a variety of instructional webinars on everything from "Cutting Glass" to "Joy of Fusing" and "Vitrigraph Twisties." Cost for these upcoming webinars ranges from $45-$89. 

    They also offer an extensive library of recorded webinars.

  • February 07, 2022 2:12 PM | Brian Weiss (Administrator)

    If you're just coming up to speed (and heat) on kiln-ology, Kiln Frog offers a FREE 75-page e-book that provides a lot of information about everything from controllers to electrical sockets to a kiln repair director. 

  • February 04, 2022 10:47 AM | Brian Weiss (Administrator)

    Well, to be more specific, GLASS in all its wonderful forms is on sale at the Santa Fe Bullseye Resource Center. There are substantial discounts on everything from full sheets to frit, in all the colors you can imagine. . .and then a couple more. Sale lasts through February, but keep in mind that it's a short month. In-person purchases only. The Santa Fe Resource Center is at 805 Early Street, Building E.

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