Megan Van Wagoner, Comforts of Home: Potatoes, 2010
Blown Glass, White clay | 12″ x 12″ x 8″
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.
Creamis 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
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.
Washington Glass School
3700 Otis St.
Mt. Rainier, Md. 20712
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:
If interested, contact the Washington Glass School Gallery – (202) 744.8222
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.
Here are some images of the pavilion:
>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.”
For the full story- click on this link to The GLASS Quarterly Hot Sheet.
>Hot shop images to warm a cold January day.
Click on image below to jump to BE video link of how they cast sheet glass.