2019 Open Studios Tour Voted Most Fun!

This year’s Open Studio Tour (OST) was tons of fun! Big thank-you for all those that came out to see what was happening at the Glass School! Some pix from the day:

Open Studio Tour of the Gateway Arts District featured the Washington Glass School. Great time to meet and talk about artwork and glass.

Open Studio Tour of the Gateway Arts District featured the Washington Glass School. Great time to meet and talk about artwork and glass.

DC contemporary arts maven Molly Ruppert chats with WGS Co-Director Michael Janis during OST 2019.

DC contemporary arts maven Molly Ruppert chats with WGS Co-Director Michael Janis during OST 2019.

New Studio Coordinator & recent Ohio State MFA Graduate Teri Bailey (L) talks about her pâte de verre sculptures.

New Studio Coordinator & recent Ohio State MFA Graduate Teri Bailey (L) talks about her pâte de verre sculptures.

Visitors marveled at Max DeMulder's new sculpture on display.

Visitors marveled at Max DeMulder’s new sculpture on display.

Prince George's County Council Deni Taveras visits the glass studio and gathers artists for a photo opp.

Prince George’s County Council Deni Taveras visits the glass studio and gathers artists for a photo opp.

Stop The (Digital) Presses! Washington Glass School Blog Named 2nd Best Arts Blog in DC! We’re Number 2!

No Fake News! All Glass- All the Time!

No Fake News! All Glass- All the Time!

Washington City Paper’s “Best of D.C.” Awards the Washington Glass School Blog as the Second Best Arts Blog in the DC area!

The new Washington DC City Paper publisher - Katy McKegney – said that their “Best Of D.C.” would mean just that—”a celebration of this city and all it has to offer, and of the work [the] residents, businesses, and institutions do to make D.C. the best it can be”.  

And with that – in the Best of Arts & Entertainment category – Washington Glass School Blog was voted as Second Best Arts Blog! Woo-Hoo!

Since 2008 we have been pumping out stories on the DC and national art scene since Sean Hennessey started the blog. A big thank you to all the writers who have worked on the blog over the years!

Our collective hearts are full. 

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities seeks artwork for Art Bank

FY20 Art Bank Program (ABP) -In support of local visual artists, District art galleries, and District art nonprofit organizations, CAH acquires fine art from metropolitan artists to grow the Art Bank Collection. Artwork in the collection is owned by CAH and loaned to District Government agencies for display in public areas and offices of government buildings. The Art Bank Collection, which started in 1986, has over 3,400 artworks.

CAH seeks grant applications from qualified artists and District art galleries or District nonprofit organizations representing metropolitan artists for the acquisition of works of original two- and three-dimensional artwork including, but not limited to:

  • Paintings;
  • Drawings;
  • Mixed media works;
  • Prints;
  • Photographs;
  • Fabric arts;
  • Ceramics; and,
  • Sculptures.

For the purpose of this grant, metropolitan artist is defined as a legal resident of Washington, DC, or a legal resident within a 50-mile radius of the Washington, DC boundaries, for at least one (1) year prior to the application deadline.

Application Release: Friday | May 3, 2019
Application Deadline: Friday | July 19, 2019 | 4:00 pm ET

Click HERE for info on how to submit for DCCAH Art Bank.

DCCAH Staff Contact: Ron Humbertson, Art Collections Registrar | ron.humbertson@dc.gov

Leadereship Prince George’s Tours Washington Glass Studio

Michael Janis discusses community based art projects using the Peppermill Village Community Center glass panels as his example.

Michael Janis discusses community based art projects using the Peppermill Village Community Center glass panels as his example.

Leadership Prince George‘s, Inc. (LPG) mission is to support area leaders in refining and improving their leadership skills and expanding professional networks. Additionally, LPG is committed to bringing leaders and stakeholders together to assess community needs, explore and discuss issues, and take action to become community trustees who embrace opportunities and help continually improve the quality of life in Prince George’s County.

LPG Arts and Culture Day program tour came to the Washington Glass School (WGS) for a visit and learn how WGS engages community as it works on public art. 

Michael Janis describes how he creates imagery in glass to the LPG tour.

Michael Janis describes how he creates imagery in glass to the LPG tour.

Seeking Cool Mother’s Day Idea? Open Studio Tour on May 11th is it!

Recycled Glass is All About The Love!

Recycled Glass is All About The Love!

Mother’s Day is THIS SUNDAY!! Know what mom really wants? Well, its not a card with an I.O.U., nor a framed photo of you without your siblings or even a “MOM” tattoo… (hint- Its Glass!)

Nothing says love like glass art. …Unless its glass art made from recycled glass – ’cause then Mother Nature is loved too! And love gets love!

Washington Glass School Open Studio will be part of the DC region’s largest one-day visual arts festival Open Studio Tour (OST19) ~ 45 Venues. 100 Studios. Over 200 Artists! ~

The Gateway Arts Community presents the 15th iteration of the Open Studio Tour on Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 11am to 5pm. The self-guided tour takes place in the
Gateway Arts District along Route 1 in Prince George’s County, MD in the City of Mount Rainier, Town of Brentwood, Town of North Brentwood and City of Hyattsville.

The Gateway Arts District is the DC metro area’s largest arts district and houses internationally renowned galleries, studios, workshops and art spaces. Visitors have the opportunity to directly interact with artists in their studios and to connect with their artistic process.

Washington Glass School
3700 Otis Street, Mount Rainier, MD 20712
Saturday, May 11th – 11am-5pm

The after party, hosted by Landex Development LLC will be from 5-8pm at Savor at Studio 3807, located at 3807 Rhode Island Avenue in Brentwood, Maryland. All are welcome, free and open to the public.

Habatat Galleries’ 47th International Invitational

Habatat Galleries’ 47th International Glass Invitational Award Exhibition
Thursday, May 2, 2019 to Friday, Jul 5, 2019
Grand Opening May 4th 2019 8:00 pm
Grand Opening to the public is May 4th at 8:00 pm!

Michael Janis; "Intersectionality", kilnformed glass, sgraffito powder technique; 2019

Michael Janis; “Intersectionality”, kilnformed glass, sgraffito powder technique; 2019

Celebrating the life of the artist – Habatat Galleries invites all to the 47th Glass International Award Exhibition taking place at the Habatat Galleries Complex in Royal Oak Michigan. This weekend is the glass highlight of the year and is not to be missed!

Tim Tate; "Dutch Still Life Study"; black light and cast objects; 2019

Tim Tate; “Dutch Still Life Study”; black light and cast objects; 2019

This three day weekend includes an auction, dinners, museum tours, demonstrations, artist talks, the POPnLOCK Show, artists, parties, the largest annual international glass exhibition in the world and much, much more! The theme for the 47th Glass Invitational is An Artist’s Life. Each artist was asked artist to provide a glimpse into their life as an artist and share their thoughts. The catalog is available online HERE – (scroll down and click on artist images for details.)tate.1

Habatat Galleries was established in 1971 in a suburb of Detroit, Michigan. It is the oldest and largest art gallery in the United States devoted exclusively to artists working with glass as their medium. Washington Glass School artists Michael Janis and Tim Tate are again featured in the Invitational Exhibition.Michael_janis.glass.art.large.sculpture.usa.habatat.fused_powder.frit.sgraffito.narrative.imagery

The Exhibition continues through July 5th of 2019.

OST May 11th 2019!

Gateway Arts District 15th Open Studio Tour - the DC region’s largest one-day visual arts festival! Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 11am to 5pm. Works by the artists and instructors of the Washington Glass School are to be featured!

Coming soon! Gateway Arts District 15th Open Studio Tour – the DC region’s largest one-day visual arts festival!
Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 11am to 5pm. Works by the artists and instructors of the Washington Glass School are to be featured!