NCAGG “Edge of Light” Exhibit at A&M Studios 2


Sherry Selevan’s cool glass bowl turns heads.

The Edge of Light! is a juried show featuring the work of NCAGG members. The exhibition will be held at Artists & Makers Studios 2, located at 12276 Wilkins Avenue in Rockville, MD.

Veta Carney's cast glass sculpture "Edge of Extinction".

Veta Carney’s cast glass sculpture “Edge of Extinction”.

Artists & Makers Studios is home to over 70 artists.

The Edge of Light! theme was to suggest anything that is “edgy” (literally or figuratively), “off-the-cuff,” or unusual. This juried exhibition is the major component of the show, but there are plans to have an artist demonstration and/or talk for visitors to the gallery.

Whimsical artwork by Patricia De Poel Wilberg.

“The Edge of Light” with the National Capital Art Glass Guild
Opening Reception
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Friday, September 8th, 2017
Artists & Makers Studios 2
12276 Wilkins Avenue
Rockville, MD 20852

CCBC Contemporary Glass Art Class’ DC Day

Gallery owner Maurine Littleton talks about the works and history of Harvey Littleton

Gallery owner Maurine Littleton talks about the works and history of Harvey Littleton.

Glass Art Enthusiast and Contemporary Art Historian Howard Cohen took his CCBC Senior Institute class on some trips to visit the Washington Glass School and Maurine Littleton Gallery this week. The students were able to talk with the glass artists and gallery owner about the history, techniques and essence of the works being worked on and exhibited.

CCBC Senior Institute glass history students talk with artist Tim Tate about his artwork and the international art scene.

CCBC Senior Institute glass history students talk with artist Tim Tate about his artwork and the international art scene.

Artist Michael Janis talks about his sgraffito glass process with the group.

Artist Michael Janis talks about his sgraffito glass process with the group.

Studio 3807 Films Washington Glass School Action Movie

Studio 3807 films WGS: Prepare to be quadruple terminated!

Studio 3807 films WGS Directors Tim Tate and Michael Janis: Prepare to be quadruple terminated!

The Gateway Arts District will be welcoming a new apartment development – Studio 3807. Besides offering artist studio space in the new mixed use development, they are displaying works by local artists as part of a permanent collection and as part of a series of rotating art and artists talks organized by John Paradiso. The developer has stated that they want to be an integral part of the Arts District.

As part of their marketing efforts, Studio 3807 has filmed videos featuring Gateway Arts District artists – including Washington Glass School. 

Get your popcorn ready for the release of the major motion picture!

Lenny Campello’s “How To Survive As An Artist Seminar”

Throughout the year, the Brentwood Arts Exchange offers classes and workshops of interest to artists. On September 30, from 2-4:30 pm, as part of the center’s Professional Development Series, the Brentwood Arts Exchange will be once again hosting the “Bootcamp for Artists” seminar at no cost to the artists.

paintball.mona_lisaBOOTCAMP FOR ARTISTS

Date and Time: Saturday, September 30, 2017, 2 – 4:30 pm

Hosted by noted artist/author/art critic extraordinaire, F. Lennox Campello, this free seminar is suitable for all visual artists interested in taking their career to the next level.   

Ever wonder how to maximize the attention your work gets from the press, galleries, and museum curators? How to present your work in a professional manner and save money in the process? How to tap into grants, awards, and residences? How to approach a gallery? Then this seminar is for you! Space is limited. 

Cost: Free

Location: Brentwood Arts Exchange, 3901 Rhode Island Avenue, Brentwood, MD 20722

Contact: 301-277-2863

Listen Up! Glass Art Magazine Podcast Features Tim Tate on NLM “Transparency” Exhibit National Liberty Museum’s exhibit, Transparency: An LGBTQ+ Glass Art Exhibition began in June 2017 and ran through August 6, 2017. For more than 40 years, LGBTQ+ identifying people have gathered in the month of June to commemorate their struggles, celebrate their identities, and advocate for their communities. Known as “LGBT Pride Month” or simply “Pride” this worldwide phenomenon reminds us that the freedom to live our truth is necessary for a liberated society. For Pride 2017, the National Liberty Museum hosted the nation’s first museum exhibit of studio glass works produced exclusively by artists of the LGBTQ+ community.

Tim Tate, "We Rose Up"

Tim Tate: “We Rose Up”

Glass Art Magazine covers artists online and in print and also via their new podcast series, “Talking Out Your Glass“. The series features interviews and discussions with world-renowned glass artists and respected experts in hot, warm, and cold glass. 

Episode 31 ~ National Liberty Museum: Transparency

This episode features a podcast tour of the National Liberty Museum and its recent exhibition of work made by LGBT+Q glass artists. Featuring interviews with artists Tim Tate, Jenny Pohlman and Sabrina Knowles. Click on link below to have a listen.

Call for Entries – Splash: Attitude and Process


Call for Entries

Splash: Attitude and Process
The 2017 Prince George’s County Juried Exhibition
Presented at the Brentwood Arts Exchange

Click here to download as a PDF

Saturday, September 9

This call is open to all artists who are 18 years of age or older who live, work, study, or have a studio in Prince George’s County, Maryland.

In recognition and support of the county’s creative community, the Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council will purchase one artwork from this year’s Prince George’s County Juried Exhibition.

Applications must be submitted at:
No other forms of application will be accepted.

Splash: Attitudes and Process seeks artworks that embody attitude and style. Attitudes are catalysts for new processes and new ways of making. To use any material, or even to make work that is ethereal, arises from widely varied practices, but always embodies the artist’s attitude about creating. Furthermore, creating with style and intention reveals an artist’s point of view. Pushing the boundaries of art informs not only making art but also seeing it. This exhibition celebrates all of those things.

Ginevra Shay is an artist and curator living and working in Baltimore, Maryland. She is the Artistic Director of The Contemporary Museum, and curator of Rose Arcade, founder of the Current Space Community Darkroom and Photo Program, and was recently artist and curator in-residence at Gallery Four. She has worked with a number of private collections and Baltimore institutions, including The Jewish Museum of Maryland and The Afro-American Newspaper, to aid with research and assist with digital archiving processes. She has exhibited her own work at Present Company (NYC), LVL3 (Chicago), Rock512Devil (Baltimore), The Finnish Museum of Photography (Finland), Notre Dame University (Maryland), John Hansard Gallery (United Kingdom), Galleri Vasli Souza (Sweden), and Flying Object (Mass).

September 9 – Deadline to apply
September 20 – Artists notified
October 21, 23-26 – Artists drop off work at Brentwood Arts Exchange
November 6 – Exhibition Opens to the public
November 1 – Opening reception
December 30 – Last day of exhibition
Jan 3-5 – Artists pick up artworkADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Any questions or for additional information, please contact:

Phil Davis, Countywide Arts Coordinator
7833 Walker Drive
Greenbelt, MD 20770

Farewell to Our Miss Wilson!

The Washington Glass School hosted a farewell party for artist Audrey Wilson – heading off to get an MFA in glass at Ohio’s Kent State. We hold back tears as we wish Audrey all the best!

Trish Kent presents Audrey Wilson a chocolate cake modelled after  Audrey's pate de verre glass feathers.

Trish Kent presents Audrey Wilson a chocolate cake modelled after Audrey’s pate de verre glass feathers.

Debbi LoCicero tells her story of  Audrey Wilson's effect on her artwork.

Debbi LoCicero tells her story of Audrey Wilson’s effect on her artwork.

Artist, author & gallerist Lenny Campello offers his story of Audrey Wilson's adventures at the Art Basel Miami fairs.

Artist, author & gallerist Lenny Campello offers his story of Audrey Wilson’s adventures at the Art Basel Miami fairs.

The Pizza Artistically Considered: Art Works Now “Master Pizzas” project at Pizzeria Paradiso with Gateway Artists

The artworks created by area artists are truly "Master Pizzas"!

Some of the artworks created by area artists featured in the new Pizzeria Paradiso restaurant.

As the organization Art Works Now prepared for their new landmark home in Hyattsville, they teamed up with the building’s restaurant tenant Pizzeria Paradiso and Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council to embellish the new restaurant with “Master Pizzas” created by invited artists and arts organizations from the surrounding communities. Each artist worked from a 9” wood panel base and were encouraged to create their signature pizza. These artists created pizzas using an array of different mediums that reflect their visions, their community, and the world around them. 

Participating artists in the Pizza Art Project include:
Ed Bisese, Alan Binstock, Margaret Boozer, Rachel Cross, Alonzo Davis and Bob Donahue, Ric Garcia, Melissa Glasser, Sean Hennessey, Tom Hill, Steve Jones, Wayson Jones, Mame N’Diaye, Diana N’Diaye, Kate Kretz, John Paradiso, Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center, Krista Schlyer, Alma Selimovic, Robyn Schaefer, Megan Van Wagoner, Washington Glass School, and Ellyn Weiss.

The pizza art is installed in the new Pizzeria Paradiso, and each was photographed for a fundraising campaign for Art Works Now and the Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council. 

Artworks Now and Pizzeria Paradiso's new facility located at 4800 Rhode Island Ave., Hyattsville, MD.

Artworks Now and Pizzeria Paradiso’s new facility located at 4800 Rhode Island Ave., Hyattsville, MD.

Art Works Now and Pizzeria Paradiso will hold a joint ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration of their new space on July 15 at 11 a.m. Pizzeria Paradiso will serve complimentary pizza and soft drinks and Art Works Now will have a pottery throwing demonstration, arts activities, and an open house with works from the artist Pauline Rakis. 

Washington Glass School made a glass pizza from recycled glass.

Washington Glass School made a glass pizza from recycled glass.

Art Works Now and Pizzeria Paradiso are developing programs and activities that will bring together pizza and beer with art, such as a tasting and art showcase with Graft Cider and their label designer in the fall. Art Works Now will utilize the shared space with the restaurant to incorporate food into their educational youth programming.

The ribbon cutting ceremony guest speakers will include County Executive Rushern Baker III, Maryland State Sen. Paul Pinsky and Prince George’s County Councilmember Deni Taveras.

Art Works Now and Pizzeria Paradiso Ribbon Cutting

Saturday, July 15, 2017; 11AM
4800 Rhode Island Ave., Hyattsville, MD.

WGS Blog is Tops!

Top "Glass Art Blog". In the world.
Best Glass Blog. On. The. Planet.

Washington Glass School Blog received a compliment – The founder of Feedspot (a RSS Reader aka a news aggregator or a web application which aggregates web content such as online newspapers, blogs, podcasts, and video blogs (vlogs) in one location for easy viewing) contacted the blog to advise that WGS Blog is rated as being in the top 20 Glass Blogs online. Feedspot awarded the top 75 blogs with a virtual ribbon  – we are honored with the title of Top 75 Glass Art Blog.


Below is part of the award email text:

“My name is Anuj Agarwal. I’m Founder of Feedspot.  I would like to personally congratulate you as your blog Washington Glass Studio has been selected by our panelist as one of the Top 75 Glass Art Blogs on the web….I personally give you a high-five and want to thank you for your contribution to this world. This is the most comprehensive list of Top 75 Glass Art Blogs on the internet and I’m honored to have you as part of this!”

Our hearts are full.

We are thrilled and honored to have this title bestowed on the Blog.


DC Commission on The Arts & Humanities Exhibit “Synergy”


The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities presents a visual arts exhibition featuring some of the District’s finest visual artists. Works by WGS artists Michael Janis and Tim Tate are featured in the exhibit.


Opening Night – Friday, July 7, 2017 

This exhibition, curated by the DCCAH, features artists applying for the FY 2018 Arts and Humanities Fellowship Program (AHFP). “Synergy” captures the broad scope of the District’s dynamic art scene and provides an opportunity for the artists to express their visions directly to the panel of peer reviewers evaluating their applications and to the public.

Opening Night Details
Friday, July 7, 2017, 6 – 8 pm
I Street Galleries
200 I Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003
RSVP here

Monday – Friday
9 am – 6 pm
Exhibition Closes Friday, August 11 at 6 pm