Washington Glass School’s Open Studio Spring 2017

Big Thank-You to all who came to the Washington Glass School’s and Gateway Arts Open Studio Tour this past weekend! A great time for everyone to see what has been cooking in the kilns!

Open Studios is when art lovers can visit artists in the Washington Glass Studios, see their work, and get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into their working processes.

Open Studios is when art lovers can visit artists in the Washington Glass Studios, see their work, and get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into their working processes.

Many of the instructors and artists of the Washington Glass School participated in the exhibit of work.

Many of the instructors and artists of the Washington Glass School participated in the exhibit of work.

Erwin Timmers' work looked incredible!

Erwin Timmers’ work looked incredible!

There was plenty for the community to ooh and ahh about!

There was plenty for the community to ooh and ahh about!

The Open Studio got everyone inspired and excited about what will be created next!

The Open Studio got everyone inspired and excited about what will be created next!

Washington Glass School Open House and Gateway Arts District Tour Saturday!

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This Saturday, May 13th, from Noon til 5, Washington Glass School will be part of the Gateway Arts District Open Studios! Above is a teaser collage of glass artwork now on exhibit! Over 100 participating studios, galleries, and other cultural venues offering a behind-the-scenes look into the area’s workshops and creative places – with an After-Party at Gateway Arts Center!

Get Mom Something Glassy for Mother’s Day! (@ Washington Glass School Open Studio May 13th)

If you plan on spoiling Mom on Mother’s Day -whether she likes it or not, here are some gift ideas that will appeal to her. (Remember: Glass is always the Perfect Gift).mom.wants.glass

Come to the Gateway Arts District Open Studios on Saturday, May 13th from noon til 5 pm and interact with the artists, see their work, and explore their studios, during this annual event. Even better – bring Mom with you and make a day of it! Treat mom to some creative items that she’ll love. (Just be prepared to explain the artwork’s meaning, because — moms.)

The Washington Glass School will be celebrating our sweet 16th birthday this year – be sure to stop by and see works by the artists and instructors. Washington Glass School artists -  with work as diverse as their backgrounds – work together because their unique visions have helped build a new direction for glass sculpture.

Tim Tate

Tim Tate’s work was featured at Art Miami.

Michael Janis

Michael Janis received the DC Mayor’s Arts Award 2016.

Erwin Timmers' sculpture was part of a recent international exhibit.

Erwin Timmers’ sculpture was part of a recent international exhibit.

Trish Kent's glass was singled out as "most engaging" by Washington Post critic Mark Jenkins.

Trish Kent’s glass was singled out as “most engaging” by Washington Post critic Mark Jenkins.

Veta Carney's Pâte de verre sculpture charms everyone.

Veta Carney’s Pâte de verre sculptures charm everyone.

Supa-star Audrey Wilson knows what Mom likes.

Supa-star Audrey Wilson knows what Mom likes.

Chip Montague has been busy!

Chip Montague has been busy!

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2017 GATEWAY OPEN STUDIO TOUR
Saturday, May 13, 2017, 12-5pm
After Party, 5-8pm 39th Street Gallery & Brentwood Arts Exchange at the Gateway Arts Center

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James Renwick Alliance Distinguished Artist Series Features Helen Frederick

The James Renwick Alliance hosts artist
Helen Frederick at the Museum

Sunday, May 21, 2:00-3:00 pm

jra.helen.frederickHelen Frederick’s artwork explores the use of language and media in creating pulp prints, artists books and paintings.

As part of their Distinguished Artist Series, the JRA hosts artist Helen Frederick for a lecture in the Abramson Recital Hall (across from the AU Museum) on Sunday, May 21 from 2-3 pm. The lecture is free and open to the public. No registration required. Frederick will lead a workshop on paper-making the day before, Saturday May 20 from 9:30 am – 12 pm. Advanced registration required. The JRA welcomes AU Museum Associate Level Members to register at their Member’s price.

Register Now or Learn More about the JRA series.

GAS Member Juried Exhibition Opens at Norfolks’ Glass Wheel Studio

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OPENING Saturday, May 27 | 7-10PM
On view May 28 – July 16
FREE ADMISSION

The opening celebration of the 2017 Glass Art Society (GAS) Member Juried Exhibition is set for May 27th. This exhibition will be a highlight of the 46th annual conference, Reflections from the Edge: Glass, Art, and Performance. The GAS Member Juried Exhibition is designed to showcase the excellence and diversity of work created in glass by Glass Art Society members.

Featuring Works by:
James Akers | Julie Alland | Barbara Atkinson | Nisha Bansil | Emily Bartelt | Megan Biddle | Conrad Bishop | Jen Blazina | Kate Clements | Shaun Conroy | Jenny Crescuillo | Scott Darlington | Jerre Davidson Glass | Jonathan Davis | Cheryl Patrice Derricotte | Courtney Dodd | Karen Donnellan | Davin Ebanks | Jean M. Fernandes | Morgan Gilbreath | Jack Gramann | Jennifer Halvorson | Mollie Marie Hansen | Ji Huang | Krista Israel | Robert Mickelsen | Kathleen Mitchell | Sharyn O’Mara | Clare Peters Art Glass | Suzy Peterson | Spencer Pittenger and Gina Zetts | Jenny Pohlman and Sabrina Knowles | Quade Leana | Lisa Beth Robinson and Kristin Thielking | Liesl Schubel| Maia Stern | Susan Taylor Glasgow and Janis Miltenberger | Louis Thompson and Hanne Enemark | Nancy Weisser | Amy Whittingham Glass | Benjamin Watkins Wright

GAS Member Juried Exhibition Glass Wheel Studio, 128 W Olney Rd, Norfolk 23510

Get Ready For Spring Gateway Open Studio!

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Saturday, May 13, 2017, 12-5pm

​Welcome to the DMV region’s largest-of-its-kind arts celebration and festival—Gateway Open Studios Tour. Come to the Washington Glass School and see what the artists and instructors have been working on!

Come to the Spring 2017 Gateway Open Studio where you’ll have behind-the-scenes access to studios, galleries, cultural centers, and performance spaces throughout the Gateway Arts District in Prince George’s County! Besides the Washington Glass School – other studios will be open, including Otis Street Arts Projects, White Point Studio, Jackson Jarvis Studios, Orange Door Studios, as well as the studios of Alonzo Davis, Robert Devers, Alec Simpson and more! 2017 marks Washington Glass School’s 16th birthday – and there will be lots to see!

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Erwin Timmers cast recycled glass sculpture 2017. Photo by Pete Duvall

 

In Memoriam: Dave Cook

Dave Cook and Toloria Braswell at exhibit of Dave's art.

Dave Cook and Toloria Braswell at exhibit of Dave’s art.

Is it with great sadness that we announce the passing of glass artist David Cook. He padave.cook.Face1ssed away rather suddenly Thursday, April 27, 2017, after a short illness.

Beloved husband of Toloria Braswell, Dave Cook was an artist who worked in acrylics, watercolor and glass.  Dave worked with various combinations of painting and glass media for more than 30 years, designing works that combined traditional as well as non-traditional materials and images in innovative ways. Said Dave: “When working with glass, my motivation is to present new images using both traditional and leading-edge techniques to combine wood, stone, metal, feathers and found objects as integrated enhancements to my creations.” Always interested in creative activities, Dave received a BA in Fine Arts from Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD. He was a Studio Artist at the Washington Glass School. Dave was also a member of the Washington Water Color Association, International Arts and Artists, the Prince George’s Artists Association, Black Art in America Association, the Glass Art Society, and the American Craft Council.

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Creative Crafts Council 31st Biennial Exhibition

"Corallite 117" by Nikki O'Neill and "Cool Comfort" by Andrew Lang

“Corallite 117″ by Nikki O’Neill and “Cool Comfort” by Andrew Lang

The Creative Crafts Council (CCC) celebrates its 31st biennial exhibition supporting the finest crafts from Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC. The first biennial had bold beginnings as the Exhibition of Creative Arts at the National Collection of Fine Arts, now known as the National Museum of American Art, and today continues a long tradition of exhibiting at Strathmore Mansion.

The CCC is made up of the Potters Guild of Frederick, Washington Ceramic Guild, Washington Guild of Goldsmiths, Fiber Art Study Group, Capital Area Woodturners, Potomac Fiber Arts Guild, Montgomery County Woodturners, National Capital Art Glass Guild, The Kiln Club, Montgomery Potters, and National Enamelist Guild. In this 31st annual juried exhibition, you will see traditional media from these guilds and beyond, representing excellence in fiber, enamel, wood, glass, ceramics, metals, and mixed media.

2017 Jurors

​Maurine Littleton: Maurine, daughter of Harvey K. Littleton, is the owner and director of Maurine Littleton Gallery in Washington DC. The gallery exhibits and represents leading contemporary artists in glass, metal, and ceramics.

Rebecca Stevens: Rebecca has been the Consulting Curator of Contemporary Textiles at The Textile Museum in Washington D.C. since 1980. She has lectured on five continents, served as curator and as a juror for major fiber exhibitions both nationally and internationally.

Matthew Hyleck: Matthew is an artist, teacher and the Education Coordinator at Baltimore Clayworks. His work is represented by six galleries across the country and has taught a number of workshops in the northeast, United States.

Creative Crafts Council 31st Biennial Exhibition 

Sat, April 8–Sun, May 21, 2017 

Strathmore Mansion, 10701 Rockville Pike North Bethesda, MD
Hours: Tue – Fri & Sat: 10am–4pm; Sun: 12–4pm; Wed: 10am–9pm

 

James Renwick Alliance ‎Foon Sham Lecture – Distinguished Artist Series

Foon Sham, Escape I, Tunnel, 2016. Pine, 14 x 62 x 5 ft.

Foon Sham, Escape I, Tunnel, 2016. Pine, 14 x 62 x 5 ft.

Artist Foon Sham’s focus is on wood in its many forms.  Using small bits, he creates large scale vessels which take on  shapes like tornados or mountains, baskets, or even a giant vase-like piece which viewers can sit inside.  His smaller works echo these larger structures, exploring the intersection of natural vs. manmade, permanence vs. instability, geometric vs. organic. Foon is a professor at University of Maryland, and exhibits nationally and internationally.

The James Renwick Alliance (JRA) presents the annual Distinguished Artist Series with “local treasures” featuring craft artists who contribute significantly to the richness of the artistic environment in our area. Foon Sham will discuss his international background and experience and his body of work in wood and other media. Foon’s workshop will highlight some techniques for creating his wood pieces. 

The lecture will focus on his international background and experience and his body of work in wood and other media.

Foon Sham, Escape I, Tunnel, 2016. Pine, 14 x 62 x 5 ft.

Foon Sham, Escape I, Tunnel, 2016. Pine, 14 x 62 x 5 ft.

For more information on Foon’s work: www.foonsham.com

The Where & When


Workshop Venue: On the campus of University of Maryland

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Parren J Mitchell Art/Sociology Building ( BLDG #146),
College Park, MD
Rm 1311, wood shop

Price:
JRA Member $50
Non-Member $60

Lecture Date: Sunday, April 23, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Lecture Venue: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

jra-logoThe James Renwick Alliance is an independent national non-profit organization that celebrates the achievements of America’s craft artists and fosters scholarship, education, connoisseurship and public appreciation of craft art. Founded in 1982, the Alliance fulfills its mission through public programs, educational trips, publications, recognition of craft artists, and financial support of museums and other non-profit organizations, including the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.