Bethesda Row Art Fair Oct 18/19


Syl Mathis will show new works from his cast and carved glass "boat series".

Syl Mathis will show new works from his cast and carved glass “boat series”.

Each October, the streets of Bethesda Row are transformed into an outdoor art gallery of spectacular fine arts and crafts.The Bethesda Row Arts Festival transforms four blocks downtown Bethesda into an outdoor art gallery featuring fine arts and crafts for sale from 190 museum quality artists in the Bethesda Row area of Bethesda, MD.

Syl Mathis, cast and carved glass

Syl Mathis, cast and carved glass

On display will be new works by WGS artist Syl Mathis Here is a link to the Festival map showing artist booth locations, parking, dining, shopping and more.

17th Annual Bethesda Row Arts Festival, Saturday and Sunday October 18/19, 2014. Admission is FREE.

The outdoor event is held rain or shine on Bethesda Row located on Woodmont and Bethesda Avenues, Elm Street, Bethesda, MD. The festival is near the Bethesda Metro station and 15 minutes from downtown Metrorail stops. 

GBCA and “Artists U”

The Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance (GBCA) was founded to nurture and promote a vibrant, diverse, and sustainable arts and cultural community to the region. Since its launch in 2001, GBCA has served as both a catalyst and an incubator for important programs and initiatives.

GBCA hosts the Baltimore branch of Artists U, a grassroots, artist-run platform that provides tools and professional development for sustaining one’s life as an artist.

WGS Studio Artist John Henderson at Baltimore's Artist U.

WGS Studio Artist John Henderson at Baltimore’s Artist U professional training and development workshop.

Artists U works to empower artists to build lives that are balanced, productive, and sustainable. All Artists U programs are artist-led, involve peer-to-peer contact, and free for all participants. Artists U programming includes workshops, group meetings and intensives, and one-on-one planning sessions.


Artists U was founded in Philadelphia by Andrew Simonet, and they now have branches in Baltimore and South Carolina.

Click HERE to jump to GBCA’s website for more info on upcoming events and for information on how to become a member.

Michigan’s Habatat Galleries

2014-MorrisAnna Skibska, Shelley Muzylowski Allen, and WGS’ Tim Tate are featured in separate solo exhibitions at Michigan’s Habatat Galleries in Royal Oak, MI.’s work includes his “Monet Garden Series” that Tim describes as born from a special commissioned project that employed glass and internal illumination and expressed the materiality of glass…”the translucence, the dimensionality and the addition of light”. Tim’s intricate sculptures are decidedly labor intensive; taking 3 months to complete with over 250 individual lost wax cast glass pieces. The effort was completely evident in the work, and Tim was awarded Habatat Galleries’ 2014 Brilliance Award. Tim will also have a number of his “moving picture” video/glass works and the last of his large domed sculptures on display.

Tim Tate "The Oculus of the Titanic", 12 x 18 x 4 inches, Cast Glass, Video

Tim Tate “The Oculus of the Titanic”, 12 x 18 x 4 inches, Cast Glass, Video

Grand Opening at Saturday October 4th at 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm 


4400 Fernlee Ave., Royal Oak, MI 48073


Glass as Sculptural Medium Talk at ISC Conference


The ISC conference returns to New Orleans for the 24th International Sculpture Conference: Sculpture, Culture, and Community, being held from October 1-4, 2014. This conference will feature panel discussions, keynote speakers, ARTSlams, optional tours, and networking events, and will explore how sculpture and the arts can rejuvenate communities and economies.

One of the panel discussions, “Glass as Sculptural Medium in the 21st Century” is sure to be one to see! Moderated by Patrick Blythe, the panelists include Tulane University Professor Gene Koss, arts writer/critic/historian/scuba diver William Warmus, and WGS Professor Tim Tate.

If you are going to the vibrant city of New Orleans for the ISC conference – make sure your calendars marked for Friday’s talk starting at 2:30 pm at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art.

DC’s (e)merge Art Fair


Audrey Wilson, "The Montgolfier Brothers Hot Air Balloon", mixed media, Alida Anderson Art Porjects

Audrey Wilson, “The Montgolfier Brothers Hot Air Balloon”, mixed media, Alida Anderson Art Projects Room 205/206.

The (e)merge art fair returns for a fourth year with the 2014 edition featuring an international roster of 85 exhibitors presenting works by 150 artists from 30 countries. Exhibitors will show new works in painting, sculpture, video, performance, installation, and other media. For four days, the public is welcome to view a carefully curated selection of emerging art at the Capitol Skyline Hotel, exhibited on three levels inside the hotel and throughout the hotel’s grounds and public spaces.

Washington Glass School’s Audrey Wilson will be one of the featured artists in the Anderson Art Projects exhibition – in rooms 205 and 206. In addition to Audrey’s amazing work, AAAP will be featuring works by DMV artists Judith Peck, Tim Vermeulen and Elissa Farrow-Savos, and works of (former DMV) painter Jeannette Lilith Herrera and British painter Simon Monk.

(e)merge connect/collect

October 2-5, 2014 at the Capitol Skyline Hotel, 10 I St SW, Washington, DC 20024

Job Opening at Brentwood Arts Exchange

Brentwood_arts.exchangeThe Brentwood Arts Exchange is seeking a motivated individual who is passionate about the arts for a part time position as a Marketing Assistant. Job duties include but are not limited to the following:

· Write content for a variety of publicity materials.

· Draft e-newsletters in Constant Contact.

· Maintain content on various digital platforms and social media.

· Research and facilitate advertising purchases.

· Provide customer service in person and over the phone including retail sales and class registrations.

· Perform routine office functions.

· Assist with installation exhibitions, including basic wall patching.

· Maintain the cleanliness of all areas of the facility.

The Marketing Assistant is a part-time entry-level position with no experience required that will be scheduled to work approximately 2-3 days per week. The position holder must be able to lift and move up to 25 lbs. and be available to work evenings and weekends. A successful candidate will be outgoing and self-motivated to learn about gallery operations through hands-on work. Positive qualities in consideration for this position include strong writing skills, the ability to relate to diverse audiences, and familiarity with contemporary art.

To apply, email a resume and a brief cover letter to Frannie Payne at

More info about the organization available at Brentwood Arts Exchange 3901 Rhode Island Avenue, Brentwood, MD 20722

SOFA Chicago In Sight!

The world-renowned art fair dedicated to Sculpture, Objects, Functional Art & Design (SOFA) returns to Navy Pier’s Festival Hall. Many artists are working on the last bits of work to be shown at the exhibit that runs from November 7-9 2014, with a preview on the evening of November 6, 2014. 

Celebrating its 21st year, SOFA CHICAGO is the longest continuously running, gallery-presented art fair in the city of Chicago, and one of the most successful in the country. Last year’s fair attracted 34,000 attendees from around the globe.

A number of Washington Glass School artists and alum will be shown at the art fair – Tim Tate will be at Habatat Galleries space, Allegra Marquart and Michael Janis will be showing at Maurine Littleton Gallery‘s space, and alum Jeff Zimmer will be one of Craft Scotland‘s collection that was designed to give audiences in Chicago the opportunity to see and buy some of the finest examples of ceramics, glass, wood, textiles, silver and jewelry being produced in Scotland today. Click on image below to see Craft Scotland’s video about their artists and works being showcased at this year’s fair.


Glass artist Jeff Zimmer describes his work being featured at Craft Scotland exhibit during SOFA Chicago 2014

DC Georgetown’s Fall Book Hill Gallery Art Walk

Georgetown Galleries on Book Hill have their Fall Art Walk this Friday, Sept 12th, 2014. Nine galleries will host an evening stroll and launch their fine art exhibitions in a beautiful part of Washington, DC. A night of art, fun, and refreshments is on the agenda. Start at Maurine Littleton Gallery, whose new exhibit “Body/Building” opens.
Book Hill Galleries

Maurine Littleton Gallery, 1667 Wisconsin Ave, NW; Washington, DC.

Body / Building  Opening Reception: Friday, September 12
6 – 8 PM

Corning Museum of Glass New Glass Review Deadline Approaches!

New Glass Review

Call for Entries: The Corning Museum of Glass invites artists, craftspeople, designers, and architects worldwide to submit images of new works using glass.

The deadline for submissions is October 1, 2014. In late November or early December, a jury selects 100 images from the submissions.New Glass Review is published every spring by The Corning Museum of Glass in conjunction withNeues Glas (New Glass), published by Ritterbach Verlag, Frechen, Germany, and GLASS: The UrbanGlass Art Quarterly, published by UrbanGlass, Brooklyn, New York.

Participants are requested to complete the entry form, submitting a total of three digital images illustrating one work per image. Three images of different pieces are preferred, although participants may send multiple views of one or two pieces. Digital photographs must be of actual objects designed and made between October 1, 2013, and October 1, 2014.

Click HERE to jump to CMOG info and instructions to submit online.

Maurine Littleton Gallery : Body/Building Exhibit

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Michael Janis; “When She Was There”; kiln formed glass, glass powder imagery; 24 x 15 x 2″

Maurine Littleton Gallery presents BODY/BUILDING, an interdisciplinary exhibit of thought, architecture and art.

Featuring the work of Erwin Eisch, Nancy Genn, Sergei Isupov, Iliya Isopov, Michael Janis, Richard Jolley, Dorothy Simpson Krause, David Dodge Lewis, Stanislav Libensky, Colin Reid, Ginny Ruffner, Joe Sanders, Holis Sigler, James Tanner and Therman Statom, BODY/BUILDING investigates radically different subject matter approached with similar sensibilities. Exploring human and architectural forms through Vitreographs (prints made from glass plates), ceramics and glass sculpture, each artist conveys structure & relationships in literal, figurative and poetic terms.


Sergei Isupov; “Monkey”

Plato opined that by defining a singular human archetype, it was possible to create environments that would be universally appealing and accessible to all. As our identities become more complex and our relationships with each other more interconnected, mankind still seeks to find a harmony where the body and space blurs. 

Alternately eloquent and visceral, BODY/BUILDING offers a collection of what most fascinates us: our bodies, our buildings and our relationships. The works contained within are inclined to represent just enough so that we, the viewer, are encouraged/obliged to imagine the rest: the rest of the building, the rest of the body, but most importantly, the rest of the story.


September 12 – October 17, 2014; Opening Reception: September 12, 2014, 5:30 – 7:30 PM