WPA "Cream" Exhibition Features DC GlassWorks Artists

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Megan Van Wagoner, Comforts of Home: Potatoes, 2010
Blown Glass, White clay | 12″ x 12″ x 8″

Washington Project for the Arts (WPA)’s opening of its newest exhibition, Cream, is this weekend, and the show runs January 30 – March 6, 2010, at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center.

This annual exhibition features works by more than 110 local and national artists selected by an esteemed group of eight top curators including scholars, museum directors, practitioners and collectors.

All works are on view until the WPA Annual Art Auction Gala, which will take place March 6, 2010, during which the exhibited works are available to the highest bidders. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, January 30, 2010 from 6-9pm, along with a talk by the curators on Thursday, February 25, 2010, 6:30-9:30pm, both at the Katzen Arts Center, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC.

The 29th iteration of this exhibition highlights some of the region’s most talented artists, presenting a broad range of media and styles of both new and emerging artists as well as more established career artists.

Cream is a notable survey of contemporary art in the region and beyond, with selected works representing the cream of the crop and the talent of the artists included that rose above thousands of others viewed during the curatorial process.

“We are tremendously pleased with the participating curators and their art selections – the work is fresh and exciting, and there are artists with long-standing ties to WPA as well as new names that the curators are introducing to the public,” said Lisa Gold, WPA’s Executive Director.

Four artists (
David D’Orio, Joseph Corcoran, Steven Jones, and Megan Van Wagoner) of DC GlassWorks created special glass sculptures for the Art Auction Gala. These pieces will be featured in the museum exhibition and on the dining tables during the auction event, and are available for bid. Click HERE to see the WPA link on these works.

Joseph Corcoran, Direction, 2010
Glass and steel | 24″ x 14″

Steven Jones, Dialogues IV, 2009
Bronze, Glass, Steel, Aluminum | 18″ x 8″ x 6″

Dave D’Orio, Organ Model: B12.A6.Y6, 2010
Glass, steel | 30″ x 30″ x 24″

photography by Anything Photographic

Washington Glass Seeks Studio Coordinator

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Studio Coordinator Position Open

The Washington Glass School has an immediate opening for a Studio Coordinator in its Mount Rainier, MD location. Founded 8 years ago, this is one of the busiest studios on the east coast. We are not only an educational venue, but we are the home of many successful independent artists as well. We also work heavily with large scale public art projects.



The successful candidate will have many of the following traits:

  • Extremely organized and punctual
  • Ability to move from one project to the next very quickly
  • Be a self starter and able to work independently
  • Skills in sculpting clay would be helpful…..as well as skills in computer work, administrative paper work, warm glass, shipping and delivery
  • Comfortable with people and able to possibly teach classes in future.

Duties will include:

  • Daily studio clean-ups
  • Working with plaster, lost wax, warm glass
  • Installing sculptural work
  • Assisting/coordination or taking over some classes

  • Coordinating kiln use and kiln schedules
  • Review studio material use

  • 100 things that might come up….and do.

What we offer:

  • To learn numerous methods of relating to glass and sculpture (all classes are free to you)
  • Free studio space to work on your warm glass
  • $10 an hour to start
  • The ability to see how a very successful sculpture studio operates.
  • Many gallery and show opportunities.
  • The ability to become part of a much larger community
  • Mentoring for your career as an artist.

This is a great opportunity for someone who would like to further their sculpture or glass career……and to join one of the most successful teams in the region. Please email Tim Tate at TimTateGlass@aol.com .



Washington Glass School

3700 Otis St.

Mt. Rainier, Md. 20712

202-744-8222

Petrovic / Russell-Pool Artwork Available

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Marc Petrovic and Kari Russell-Pool honored at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery in Washington, DC.

The James Renwick Alliance “Distinguished Artists” series featured Marc Petrovic and Kari Russell -Pool, with a presentation of the two artists at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery this past week. As part of the event, artwork by Marc and Kari were on exhibit. Mark and Kari will be offering one of their works to be included in the upcoming James Renwick Alliance auction that will be part of DC Craft Week this April 20-25.

Exhibit of Petrovic and Russell-Pool in the glass gallery.

Some of the Marc Petrovic’s fantastic work that was on exhibit at the glass gallery is available for purchase:


Courage
Marc Petrovic
Blown Glass
$ 5,000


Source Of Her Fears
Marc Petrovic
Blown and Etched Glass
$5,600


Source Of Her Fears (detail)
Marc Petrovic
Blown and Etched Glass


If interested, contact the Washington Glass School
Gallery – (202) 744.8222

Kari Russell-Pool & Marc Petrovic Demos

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The James Renwick Alliance hosted the demo at DC Glassworks.

The dynamic duo that is Kari Russell-Pool and Marc Petrovic worked their magic this past weekend, giving demonstrations of their intensely beautiful glass techniques, and illustrated how the two artists work with and inspire each other.
Performing the demos at DC GlassWorks, and talking at the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery, the husband and wife artists are the Nick and Nora of glass.

Marc dazzled the audience with his incredibly detailed and stunning blowing abilities, creating a life sized striped bass that seemed to be stopped in midair leap and one of his famous birds.

Catching the fish with fireproof gear.

Kari made a number of her delicate lampworked flowers and showed how she creates the lace-like forms in glass.


Marc watches Kari assemble a flower.

A big thank you to the JRA for organizing the talk and show, and to DC GlassWorks for hosting the demos.

Images from Miami International Art Fair 2010

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Alida Anderson Art /Projects Gallery space at MIA 2010

Opening on January 06, 2010, the Miami International Art fair (MIA) and a number of Washington Glass School artist were featured and did exceptionally well. The art fair, held at the Miami Convention Center, showcased the WGS artists in “The Next Generation Pavilion” a curated section of young artists who are emerging on the global arts scene. The invitational pavilion showcases artists exploring art and culture using a wide range of innovative media including electronic installations, video, light and sound as well as more traditional materials. Represented by Alida Anderson Art and Projects Gallery, each of the WGS artists had tremendous interest and sales!

Here are some images of the pavilion:

Tim Tate’s electronic and glass artworks generated both sales and museum interest.

Tim Tates videos contained within his reliquaries were also projected on the wall – this one stars WGS artist Kirk Waldroff - whose cast glass prints are showing at NOVA’s Waddell Art Gallery.

Anne Plant’s layered landscapes sold out – Well done Anne!

Renwick curator Nicholas Bell on the Tim Tate aquisition

>Nicholas Bell, curator of the Renwick Gallery, a branch of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, said the recent acquisition of a multi-media work by Washington Glass School director Tim Tate represented a big step for an institution dedicated to showcasing one-of-a-kind handmade pieces because it includes an industrially made video screen as one of several elements.
“To accession an object that includes mass-manufactured technology is huge for us,” Bell told the Hot Sheet in a telephone interview. “It allows us to take the conversation about how craft interacts with a digital society to a new level as people get to experience Oracle in our gallery.”


Tim Tate, Oracle, 2009. Blown and cast glass, electronics, original video. H 16, W 8, D 8 in.
photo: Anything Photographic

For the full story- click on this link to The GLASS Quarterly Hot Sheet.

Call for Applicants: Torpedo Factory

>Visiting Artist Program at the Torpedo Factory Art Center

Deadline: February 28, 2010

The Torpedo Factory Art Center in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia has opportunities for one, two, or three-month residencies between June 1 and August 31, 201.

Visiting Artists will be provided with studio workspace, and will be able to display and sell original work to the public.
Click HERE to download the prospectus and application form .
There is no application fee. The deadline for application is February 28, 2010.

Juror: Jack Rasmussen, Director and Curator of the American University Museum at the Katzen Art Center.

Send questions to: vap@torpedofactory.org. No telephone calls please

Photo Emulsion Transfer Class Photos

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Alison & Pete Duvall’s class in polaroid – type emulsion transfer process was a big hit in the fall class sessions. The workshop on photographic imagery transfer had everyone in the class integrating their imagery onto glass – here are some photos of the class.

Pete & Alison’s daughter Zoe was the teaching assistant – shown here manipulating the emulsion from the backing.
All photos by Anything Photographic.

This class is part of the winter session as well – click HERE for more info.

Art Palm Beach Opens

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Tim Tate
Longing For A Hundred Years

Blown and Cast Glass, Electronic Components, Video

Art Palm Beach opens tonight! Tim Tate is featured at Philadelphia’s Projects Gallery booth.

Celebrating its 13th anniversary, Art Palm Beach is a dynamic event in America’s premier winter destination, hosting international galleries presenting contemporary art, photography, video, installation art, public sculpture, and design.

Art Palm Beach January 14-19, 2010

12 noon – 7 p.m.
(til 6 p.m. on the 19th)

LOCATION: Palm Beach County Convention Center

650 Okeechobee Boulevard

West Palm Beach, Florida 33401