Santa Fe Gallery invites you to “Kiss My GLASS!” Fe, New Mexico’s  William & Joseph Gallery presents “Kiss My GLASS” an exhibition featuring the glass artwork of OSAP‘s Sean Hennessey and Arizona-based sculptor Jason Chakravarty July 1-31, 2015. 

“Kiss My Glass” aims to showcase the innovative and intriguing glass sculpture created by these two narrative artists. Far away from the traditional blown glass vases, these two artists have created a body of work that makes one laugh, think and asks us to see glass in a new light – as a vehicle for narrative story telling in a three dimensional format.  


Jason Chakravarty, "Spherically Exerting Influence on Humankind and Events"; cast glass

Jason Chakravarty, “Spherically Exerting Influence on Humankind and Events”; cast glass

Jason Chakravarty is a mixed media, object maker living in Arizona. The majority of his work is cast glass and often incorporates neon for illumination.  His most recent works are semi-auto biographical and reflect on human relationships, communication, and social networking.  He holds an MFA in Sculpture from Cal State University and a BFA from Arizona State University; he has also studied at Pilchuk Glass School, Pittsburgh Glass Center and and an Artist in Residency at Toledo Museum of Art and Alfred University.


Sean Hennessey, "What About The Doors"; Glass and mixed Media

Sean Hennessey, “What About The Doors”; Glass and mixed Media

Says Sean Hennessey of his art, “The heart of my work is an examination and a suggestion of our identity in a world that places us in a struggle for harmony between our spirituality and our corporeality. My works contain messages of obstacles and of hope, of seeking and of enlightenment. I aim to create works that inspire and remind us of wonders and mysteries we have lost.  I primarily create wall relief sculptures that are representation and narrative. There is a feel of the past, but with materials and techniques of today.”

Sean’s combines cast glass, concrete, photography, drawing, light, vdeo, found objects and steel in his works. He holds a BA in Sculpture and a Minor in Philosophy from Berea College and also studied at the Institute for International Studies in Florence, Italy.  He has also exhibited at SOFA Chicago, John Hopkins University and was a featured artist at the National Institute of Health Gallery, as well as many select group exhibitions.

Kiss my Glass’ exhibition will be on display from 5-7pm during the month of July at William&Joseph Gallery

727 Canyon Road Santa Fe, NM 87501


2015 NCAC-APA Planning Conference

american.planning.association.bannerThe National Capital Area Chapter (NCAC) of the American Planning Association (APA) has its annual One-Day Conference this Saturday, June 20, 2015, at Catholic University’s School of Architecture and Planning. The mission of the NCAC-APA is to expand knowledge and experience in the urban planning profession generally and to help to shape communities and environments.

Tim Tate is one of the instructors at a talk this Saturday: The Demystification of Public Art.

This panel discussion will first define what it means to develop good public art projects and programs, then explore the potential benefits and challenges typically faced during collaboration between the community, developers, governmental entities, and public artists. Lastly, the panel will discuss a range of art installations that could be developed in the community. The panel aims to address the most popular questions and concerns typically asked as they specifically relate to public art, such as: why is there such a range in the use and acceptance of public art within the sponsorship of public art projects; what are potential benefits and challenges to be investigation; and how can we cultivate a progressive approach to the implementation of good public art projects throughout the region? 

For more info on the APA Conference- click HERE

GlassWeekend @ WheatonArts

glass.weekend.wheatonarts.2015The Creative Glass Center of America at WheatonArts and the Art Alliance for Contemporary GlassGlass brings GlassWeekend, an International Symposium and  Exhibition of Contemporary Glass. Since 1985, GlassWeekend, a biennial event, has brought together the world’s leading glass artists, collectors, galleries, and museum curators for a three-day weekend of exhibitions, lectures, hands-on glassmaking, artists, demonstrations and social events.GlassWeekend is held at Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, home of the Creative Glass Center of America and the Museum of American Glass. 

Tim Tate's artwork will be featured at Habatat Galleries exhibit at WheatonArts.

Tim Tate’s artwork will be featured at Habatat Galleries exhibit at WheatonArts. Tim will be moderator of a panel discussion: “Glass tells the Story : The Art of Collecting Narrative-Centered Glass in the 21st Century.” The panel will illustrate collections that focus on 21st century narrative work, but will also explore how 20th century glass and 21st century glass can be mixed in the same collection to the advantage of both styles. The collections of Fred and Susan Sanders and Fred and Sharon Schomer will be showcased. Curator William Warmus will also discuss collecting in the 21st century for museums and private collectors. Friday, June 12th @ 11:15am.

Internationally respected art galleries show the most current work of 200 professional artists working in glass making this event one of the most exciting and extensive presentations of museum quality glass vessels and sculpture ever assembled in one location. 

Allegra Marquart's glass artwork will be shown at Maurine Littleton Gallery.

Allegra Marquart’s glass artwork will be shown at Maurine Littleton Gallery.

Weekend registrants benefit from an extensive schedule of programming. The weekend begins with a preview reception of the gallery exhibition on Friday evening, continues with a reception in the Museum of American Glass and dinner on Saturday evening and culminates with a private demonstration on Sunday morning by the guest demonstrating artists. In between, participants have the option of attending slide presentations from the guest artists and CGCA Fellowship artists; panels and breakout sessions with contemporary glass artists, museum curators, gallery owners and collectors. 

Habatat Galleries will feature a number of Sean Hennessey's artworks.

Habatat Galleries will feature a number of Sean Hennessey’s artworks.

In addition to demonstrations by Guest Artists Amber Cowan and Luke Jerram, the Glass Studio will also host The Glass Yard: Object/not, an intensive studio event will include many of the artists exhibiting in the exhibit, Emanation: Art + Process.

GlassWeekend 2015
June 12, 13  14, 2015


Look for Michael Janis' new works at Littleton Gallery booth. 美国新艺术雕塑

Look for Michael Janis’ new works at Littleton Gallery booth.

World Class Gallery Exhibitions
Artist Demonstrations
Special Exhibitions
Lecture Series and Panel Discussions
Social Events

Click HERE to jump to GlassWeekend online info.

1000 Village Drive, Millville, NJ

In 1904 Carl Sandburg wrote, ”Down in southern New Jersey they make glass. By day and by night, the fires burn on in Millville.”

WheatonArts is a national cultural treasure. Located on 65 wooded acres in southern New Jersey, WheatonArts is home to the Museum of American Glass, the Creative Glass Center of America International Fellowship Program, the largest folklife program in the Garden State, a hot glass studio, several traditional craft studios, five museum stores, a 13,000 sq. ft. Event Center and a beautiful pond-side picnic grove – a true Pineland Sanctuary!

DC is the District of Creativity

The arts and culture are the hallmark of any great city. The Washington, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) has granted over $7.4 million in FY 2014 to local organizations and individuals as well as provided numerous professional opportunities, educational enrichment, and other services to those serving the creative sector. The DCCAH aids the grantees in their efforts to elevate their work and, thus, the District of Columbia.

District of Creativity: A Year in the Arts and Humanities is a celebration for and by local artists and organizations. Performances and remarks will review and highlight the accomplishments of those arts and humanities organizations and individuals funded by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities in FY 2014.

Presentations and Performances By:
• Step Afrika
• Michael Janis
• Shawn Short for Dissonance Dance Theatre/Ngoma Center for Dance
Dance Place
Life Pieces To Masterpieces, Inc.
Young Playwrights’ Theater
The Dance Institute of Washington
Capital Fringe
• Washington Youth Choir

and others!

Following the production, the DCCAH will be hosting a Networking Social at Lost Society for DCCAH grantees and local funder, philanthropies, and DC VIPs.

District of Creativity: The Arts and Humanities in 2014 

Kindly RSVP here.

Lincoln_Theatre_and_Bens_Chili_BowlEvent Details

Date: Monday, June 8, 2015

Time: 7 pm – 8 pm

Location: The Historic Lincoln Theatre

1215 U Street, NW

Washington, DC 20009


GLASS! In West Virginia!

Morgan Arts Council in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia  - 90 miles from the DC/Baltimore metro area- has a special gallery show featuring glass art that opens Friday,May 29, 2015.  Titled ”GLASS!” The long history of art glass is reflected in this 21st century show of stained glass, sculptures, and functional glass artwork. Washington Glass School artists Erwin Timmers, Laurie Brown, Veta Carney, Trish Kent, Diane Cabe and Erin Antognoli are amongst the featured artists. 


May 29 – July 26, 2015 Opening Reception on May 29 at 7:30 pm. cropped-MAC-logo

Morgan Arts Council, Ice House Gallery; Independence & Mercer Streets in Berkeley Springs, WV.

Jacksonville Center for the Arts “Rhythms of Glass”

glass in virginia
Rhythms of Glass opens May 30 and is on exhibit thru July 25, 2015.

Focusing solely on glass as a medium for creativity, “Rhythms of Glass” feature artists working in the style of stained, fused, cast, blown, and flame-worked glass within the Virginia or the National Capital region. Recognized as a Master Artist in the state of Virginia in 2009, Liz Mears is the curator of the show.

Opening reception on Saturday, May 30. 

The Jacksonville Center for the Arts
220 Parkway Lane South, Suite 1
Floyd, VA 24091

American Glass Guild 10th Anniversary Conference June 18-21

The American Glass Guild (AGG) will be holding their 10th Anniversary Conference in Rockville, MD and Washington, DC, June 18-21, 2015.

agg.2015.dc.conference.jpgThe AGG promises great speakers, auction, artwork exhibition and more. There will be a focus on one of our nation’s premier collections of stained glass windows, the Washington National Cathedral. Lectures and demonstrations by national and international artists will take place June 19th – 21st, and speakers include stained glass guru Judith Schaechter; University of Sunderland’s Cate Watkinson, and WGS’ Michael Janis. The keynote speaker is William Cochran.

The Annual Live AGG Auction, which raises funds for the James Whitney Memorial Scholarship, will take place on Friday night, June 19th.

The AGG is a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging and promoting the creation, conservation, and history of stained, leaded and decorative glass. Our Mission is to encourage spirited debate, initiate fact-based research, and work to build an environment within our field that both cultivates novices and facilitates experienced artists and craftspeople to attain a higher level of expertise.

Click HERE to jump to the AGG blog for more info on the conference.

AGG Conference – June 18-21 2015





NYC UrbanGlass 2015 Auction Monday, May 18th 2015 UrbanGlass Gala is the principal fundraising event of New York’s UrbanGlass. UrbanGlass fosters innovative art and advances the use and appreciation of glass as a creative medium. The event helps support its studio for the more than 250 artists who make their work at UrbanGlass and helps fund its comprehensive education and scholarship programs.

Urban Glass auction paddle 8.jpgThe UrbanGlass community will honor longtime Board member and former Chairman Carl H. Pforzheimer III for his commitment and support to UrbanGlass and also honor acclaimed designer Lindsey Adelman.

The Gala will take place at 647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY, beginning with cocktails and a silent auction in the Agnes Varis Art Center, followed by dinner and the live auction. UrbanGlass’ auctions feature a dynamic selection of works by luminaries of the glass and contemporary art worlds, including WGS’ Michael Janis. 

The annual gala is UrbanGlass’ most important fundraiser of the year. Monday, May 18 from 6:30 to 11 PM is the 2015 UrbanGlass Gala & Auction!  For additional information, please contact Rachel Feinberg.

Click here to purchase tickets

Click here to bid on auction works