Tim Tate Lecture Series:: Critical Contacts: Significant Encounters and their Impact

Tim Tate, founder and co-director of the Washington Glass School, is a world renowned glass sculptor and video artist, will speak on the theme “Critical Contacts: Significant Encounters and their Impact” this Thursday, at 4 PM, in the auditorium (CF 101) on the ground floor of the MC Cafritz Foundation Arts Center in Silver Spring (930 King Street, off Georgia Avenue). 

The lecture, sponsored by the MC Arts Institute, will explore Mr. Tate’s remarkable career and the various intersections that have pushed it forward.  His work is in museum collections, and has been widely reviewed and published.  Earlier this year he had a solo exhibition of video pieces at the Katzen Museum at American University.   He has carried out major commissions in the DC metro area, such as the recently completed glass doors for the Library of Congress, as well as elsewhere in the world.  A congenial and engaging speaker, the lecture is sure to be of interest to anyone working in the arts area.

 Claudia Rousseau, Ph. D. 

Professor, Art History, School of Art + Design at Montgomery College

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What: Lecture Critical Contacts: Significant Encounters and their Impact

Where: MC Cafritz Foundation Arts Center 930 King Street Silver Spring Maryland

When: Thursday November 7th, 2013 4:00 PM

We’re Hiring!

Positions available:

(1) Studio Assistant. Paid position which starts at $10 per hour. This position is very hands on. You will be mold-making, lost wax casting, deep relief dry plaster casting, cleaning the studio, welding, etc. Experience in any of these skills is great, but otherwise you will be learning them quickly. Dependability is primary in this position, and the ability to work with a wide variety of personalities. The ideal candidate is self-motivated and can work in a multi-task arts environment, where craftsmanship and pride of work is important.

(2) Studio Intern. This is an unpaid position This is a great way to learn a large variety of skills and receive mentorship in your own art career. This is a very exciting opportunity for someone who doesn’t have the resources to pay for the classes offered here.

(3) Teaching Assistant. This position is also unpaid, and requires some experience in glass. This is perfect for the glass artist who wants to help out at a few classes, and learn while they assist. Its also a great way to be exposed to the energy and experience surrounding this studio, but in short time spans.

email washglassschool@aol.com or call Tim Tate at 202-744-8222 for more information.


the washington post has mention of our open studio holiday sale HERE
Washington Glass School Open House and Holiday Sale!

There will be art, glass, music, food, jewelry, craft, class discounts & more!
Artwork by glass artists (including Michael Janis, Tim Tate, Erwin Timmers, Sean Hennessey and all the Washington Glass Studio artists) will be on exhibit and for sale.

The adjoining artist studios will all be joining us to make for a huge event: Cool ceramics works from the artists of Flux Studios and Red Dirt Studios, including works by Novie Trump, Margaret Boozer, and Laurel Lukaszewski; amazing painting and encaustic works by Sinel/Stewart/Weiss Studios, Janis Goodman, Blue Fire Studio and the other artists in the Studios along the Railroad Tracks.

The Gateway Arts District has coordinated the surrounding arts & craft venues and galleries to coincide with events going from Mount Rainier through Brentwood and Hyattsville.

What : Annual Holiday Party and Sale!
Where : The Washington Glass School, 3400 Otis Street, Mount Rainier, MD 20712
When : Saturday Afternoon, December 13th from 2pm to 6pm


Saturday, December 13th, 2:00pm -6:00pm
Washington Glass School
3700 Otis Street
Mt. Rainier, MD 20712