Rosetta DeBerardinis Interviews Tim Tate

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Welcome to the new media world: artist/arts writer Rosetta DeBerardinis interviewed Tim Tate via a live feed to Facebook. The online arts magazine Bourgeon picked up the article and published it:


Tim Tate/ Marc Petrovic
Apothecarium Moderne

Rosetta DeBerardinis: Tim, you have work currently in a major museum show along with Damien Hirst, I read the review. What is your impression of the show?

Tim Tate: The show is a very non-Washington show. It tests the limits of media specific work, and allows artist who normally would be outside the museum system to show work. I would say its one of the most exciting shows in NYC right now.

Rosetta DeBerardinis: You mentioned during our last chat that you were discovered by the curator at the Museum of Art and Design on Facebook. What did his initial correspondence say?

Tim Tate: The way I got the show at the Museum Of Arts and Design in NYC is through Facebook. I posted a video of a cat playing the piano, and a person popped up and said, “Hey! That’s really cute…. I should have that at my museum.” I said “museum???? You should have my work….. what museum??” That man was David McFadden, Chief Curator at the Museum of Arts and Design. I pitched a concept and 24 hours later, I was in a show there.

Rosetta DeBerardinis: What was your pitch?

Tim Tate: It was called “The Apothecarium Moderne.” It consists of 9 large apothecary jars, each offering a cure for an ill of modern mankind. I sent him a sketch of the piece.

For the rest of the Bourgeon article – click HERE

The Affordable Art Fair NYC Opens This Week

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The Affordable Art Fair (AFF) opens this week with over 75 galleries from five continents exhibiting original painting, sculpture, photography, and works on paper at 7W New York (7 West 34th Street) in New York City from May 6 – 9, 2010. Appealing to established collectors and first time art buyers, the ninth annual AAF NYC features contemporary art priced from $100 – $10,000.

Washington Glass School artists Michael Janis, Tim Tate and Erwin Timmers, along with next door studio and superstar ceramic artist Novie Trump will be represented by Mayer Fine Art Gallery .

In 1999, Will Ramsay founded the Affordable Art Fair (AAF) in London. His aim was to make contemporary art accessible to everyone, and to show you don’t need to be an art expert or a millionaire to enjoy and buy art. Ten years later, AAF has become a global event with fairs taking place in Amsterdam, Paris, Brussels, New York and Singapore. More than 650,000 people have visited Affordable Art Fairs around the world, purchasing over $160 million worth of art.

AAF NYC 2010
Thursday May 6 – Sunday May 9
7 W New York (7 West 34th St, near 5th Ave, NYC)

Washington Glass School 9th Anniversary Open House

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This May marks our 9th year providing some of the highest level glass/metal/sculpture classes in the region. We will join the Gateway Arts District‘s Open Studio Tours as part of the annual Mount Rainier Day festivities. This year is the Mount Rainier, MD centennial – so this will be a big event for the area!

The Glass School anniversary and open studio is one of our favorite events, from the Mt Rainier Day parade in the morning to the huge selection of art and craft from our instructors, associates and studio artists. Please join us – and visit the surrounding incredible ceramic studios and other art studios that are also open as part of the celebration!
Music, Art, Food, Demos, FUN!

May 15th, 2010
3700 Otis Street
Mount Rainier, MD 20712

Noon -6 pm

Habatat International Glass Invitational

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Devoted exclusively to artists working with glass as their medium, Habitat Galleries in Royal Oak, MI is one of the oldest and largest galleries in the United States of its kind. The 12,000-square-foot gallery is home of the International Glass Invitational, where invited glass artists from around the world showcase their work for some of the most selective collectors. The 38th International Glass Invitational opened April 24, 2010 and will run until May 25, 2010, featuring over 90 artists from 16 countries. Washington Glass School’s Tim Tate and Michael Janis are each exhibiting artwork in this prestigious show. A catalog of the artwork in the show is online: to view the entire Habatat Galleries 38th International Glass Invitational Awards Exhibition Catalog, please click here.
**Please note, this is a 5 MG PDF and as such, it may take 1-2 minutes to download.

Habatat Galleries
4400 Fernlee Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48073
248-554-0590

Penland School of Craft Seeks Glass Shop Coordinator

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The famed Penland School of Craft in NC is seeking a Glass Studio Coordinator. Penland School of Crafts is a national center for craft education offering residential workshops, residencies, community education programs, and exhibitions. Located on 420 acres in the NC Mountains, Penland has 15 teaching studios and 50 historic and contemporary buildings. Penland School of Crafts is an equal opportunity employer with a staff of 63. Penland operates with a $5.2 million endowment and an annual operating budget of $4.2 million. Penland School of Crafts is an equal opportunity employer.

The Glass Studio Coordinator is responsible for keeping two studios in good working order and preparing for each class or activity scheduled in the space. Through a helpful and welcoming presence the Coordinator sets the tone for all classes by successfully communicating with instructors and studio assistants to insure the smooth operations of class supply ordering, studio setup, studio safety and general operations of the studio. Adaptability, analysis, attention to detail, collaboration, personal impact, dependability, safety awareness, organizational sensitivity and teamwork are characteristics central to this position. This is a technical, administrative, and services-oriented position. The Glass Studio coordinator reports directly to the Studio Manager. This is a full-time, benefits eligible, year-round, hourly position.

To Apply
The position will remain open until filled, however the initial review of applications will consist of applications received by May 7, 2010. Send resume and cover letter addressing relevant experience and interest in the position, personal contact information and email contact information for at least 3 references to Simone Travisano, Studio Manager, Penland School of Crafts, PO Box 37, Penland, NC 28765 or simonetravisano@penland.org

Full job description at penland.org.

Film Opening at Newseum

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The independent documentary film “Chaplains Under Fire” will have its Washington, D.C., premiere, tonite, Friday April 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the Newseum’s Theater.

The premier event will include a discussion with filmmakers Lee Lawrence and Terry Nickelson, editor Andrea Hull, Navy Chaplain Ben Sandford, and religious-liberty scholar Charles C. Haynes after the screening.

“The role that chaplains play in the military — and the church-state tensions they face — is not well understood,” Haynes said. “‘Chaplains Under Fire’ is a compelling look at chaplains in action — and a provocative examination of the First Amendment debate surrounding their work.”

Filmmakers Lawrence and Nickelson spent three months in Afghanistan and Iraq in 2007 examining the world of military chaplains through the eyes of the troops they serve in combat and the controversies they trigger at home and on the battlefield.

Chaplains of different faiths help soldiers cope with the daily grind of deployment, the rush of risky missions, the pain of losing comrades, the confusion of being medevacked after life-changing wounds. To many, the very presence of chaplains in war spells comfort — to others, it raises questions.

“Are they trying to convert the troops they serve? Is the government muzzling Christian evangelical chaplains? These are the contradictory reports we read in the papers,” Lee Lawrence said. “We wanted to get behind the headlines.”

The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited, so secure a seat by contacting Ashlie Hampton at 202/292-6288 or ahampton@freedomforum.org. Enter the Knight Conference Center at the Newseum from Sixth Street, just north of Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. The running time of the film is 94 minutes.

Lee Lawrence is a journalist who has worked in Belgium, the former Yugoslavia and India. Lee has taught seminars on “writing for artists” at the Washington Glass School and she continues to write features for the Christian Science Monitor, American Style magazine, the Wall Street Journal and other publications. Terry Nickelson is a filmmaker who has lived in five sub-Saharan countries, South Asia and North Africa. His work includes producing a documentary on the Rwanda genocide for UNHCR, contributing to a PBS series on preventive diplomacy and contributing to a Court TV series on war-crimes tribunals. He is now part of an effort to stop the genocide in Darfur.

Matt Szosz Demonstration on how to inflate fused glass

>Glass artist Matt Szosz gave a series of lectures and demonstrations here at the Washington Glass School as part of Craft Week DC. Novie Trump filmed one of his explosive demos, where he would take sheets of fused float glass and inject compressed air inside, causing it to erupt in fanstastic shapes and patterns. We will post more of the vids and photos as we get them!