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December 9, 2023 from Noon til 5PM – Holiday Open Studios! See some of the best art and design by the area’s most talented makers! A special exhibit of sculpture made by Military Veterans in Washington Glass School’s “Hot Shop Heroes” workshop held in collaboration with the Museum of Glass will be fetured at the WGS Contemporary Gallery, 3700 Otis Street, Mt Rainier, MD 20712. Artist Talk at 1PM.

Tip: Start your tour in the numerical order listed!

Octopus Encounter!

tara reagan fused glass art
One last look at the work inside the kiln – before firing.

Is it true that all octopuses are born in Octo-ber? Well, here is the ultimate proof! Artist Tana just completed her spectacular 36′ round octopus/sea life themed glass panel at the Washington Glass School! The finished glass panel will octo-py our hearts!!

Tara Reagan with her fully fused octopus.

NCAGG Glass Exhibit at Strathmore Mansion

The National Capital Art Glass Guild (NCAGG) was founded in 1978 as a community of artisans interested in art glass. Every year Guild members conduct classes in many glass techniques and present programs to interested schools, organizations, and community groups. 

WGS Artists at NCAGG Exhibit L-R Patricia de Poel Wiberg, Kate Barfield, April Shelford, Graciela Granek, Michael Janis, John Henderson.

The juried NCAGG member show at the Strathmore Mansion features outstanding works by area glassmakers in multiple styles – and many works by WGS artists!

patricia de poel wilberg glass art
Patricia de Poel Wilberg
April Shelford
Kate Barfield

The show runs through October 28, 2023

April Shelford in awe of Erwin Timmers’ cast sculptures.

The Mansion at Strathmore

10701 Rockville Pike

North Bethesda, Md 20852

SEPTEMBER 5, 2023 – OCTOBER 28, 2023

WGS @ DMG = OMG!

Art Glass Afternoon is back! Florida’s Duncan McClellan Gallery (DMG) continues their exhibit of works by artists from the Washington Glass School (WGS). Co-Directors Tim Tate and Michael Janis will be in sunny FLA to participate in talks and demos!

Join Duncan McClellan Gallery Sunday, February 26th, for this ART GLASS filled day- Free and Open to the public!

WGS artist Michael Janis works on a public art project in the Washington Glass Studio.

Michael Janis will give a presentation on how his background as an architect and designer influences both his personal art and the Washington Glass Studio’s site-specific art installations.

Sunday, February 26th, 10am-Noon

Visiting artist Tim Tate will be creating in the Hot Glass Studio.

Don’t miss the rare opportunity to watch this legendary artist at work.

Sunday, February 26, 10am-3pm

Our popular visiting artists’ lecture series returns with talks from Danish Artists of Backhaus-Brown and Egeværk Studios, and Michael Janis and Tim Tate of the Washington Glass School.

Full Schedule

10am-Noon: Glass blowing Demonstration by visiting DC artist Tim Tate in the Hot Glass Studio with Jeremiah Jacobs and the St. Pete Hot Glass team.

Noon- 1pm: The Danish Artists from Glasskibe talk about their collaborative studios and the inspiring body of work they create together

1:-1:30pm: Michael Janis will give a presentation on how his background as an architect and designer influences both his personal art and the Washington Glass Studio’s site-specific art installations.

During this lecture, Janis will talk about how community involvement creates successful public art works. He will also give insight into the inspiration and technique behind his evocative glass powder imagery.

1:30-2:30pm: Tim Tate’s talk at 1:30pm will focus on “Glass in the 21st Century”.

Artists will be available after the talks to visit with you personally!

Glasskibe: The maritime history of Hundested (Denmark) and the imagery of Viking ships passing have inspired two of the harbour’s contemporary craft companies; cabinetmakers Egeværk and glass artist Backhaus & Brown. These two award-winning workshops have combined their masterful crafts in an innovative collaboration; namely a series of unique sculptures named ”Glasskibe” – Viking ships in glass and wood.

Michael Janis developed a focus on glass after working for twenty years as an architect in the United States and Australia. His work has been shown at major galleries and art fairs and is included in the permanent collection of the Art Institute of Chicago, Massachusetts Fuller Craft Museum, Florida’s Imagine Museum, Fort Wayne Museum of Art and Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA. In 2012, awarded a Fulbright Scholarship, Michael taught at the UK’s University of Sunderland and the UK National Glass Centre. Michael was awarded the Washington, DC Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts in 2016. His collaborative work with Tim Tate was featured at the 2022 Venice Biennale at Glasstress.

Tim Tate has been working with glass as a sculptural medium for the past 25 years. Co-Founder of the Washington Glass School, Tim’s work is in the permanent collections of several museums, including the Smithsonian’s American Art Museum, Renwick Gallery and the Mint Museum. His work has been shown at the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Fuller Museum, the Asheville Art Museum and the Museum of Arts and Design in New York. He was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and was Artist-In-Residence at the Institute for International Glass Research (IIRG) in the UK. Tim was named “Distinguished Artist in Glass” by the James Renwick Alliance in 2018. He participated in the Venice Biennale Glasstress show with Ai Wei Wei in 2019, the Boca Raton Museum Glasstress in 2021 and again in Murano in 2022. Last year, Tim’s work was featured at the Hermitage, in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Washington Glass Show Exhibition in the gallery: Shown-works by Tim Tate, Michael Janis, Christina Helowicz, Erwin Timmers and Teri Swinhart. (Also shown-Richard Jolley.)

Duncan McClellan Gallery address is:
2342 Emerson Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33712

855-436-4527

DMGlass.com
Gallery Hours: Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm
Sunday: Noon-4pm

Dreams & Visions Opens at Duncan McClellan Gallery, St Petersburg

Duncan McClellan Gallery in St Petersburg, FL features Washington Glass Studio artists in “Dreams and Visions” Opening Jan 12 thru March 5.

“Dreams & Visions” at Duncan McClellan Gallery, St Petersburg, FL. Now thru Mar 15, 2023.

“Dreams and Visions” features glass artwork that grapples with the truths of contemporary reality while employing familiar narrative motifs found in pop culture, myths and legends. Featuring artworks by Christina Helowicz, Michael Janis, Tony Porto, Teri Swinhart, Tim Tate, and Erwin Timmers.

View of Duncan McClellan Gallery featuring artists from the Washington Glass School.

Erwin Timmers will teach a hands-on workshop for kiln casting on January 21st, 2023.

Located in the Warehouse Arts District – A showcase for US & international glass artists.

2342 Emerson Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL. 33712
855-436-4527
Gallery Hours:
Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm
Sunday, Noon-4pm

DMGlass.com

Happy Holidays from Washington Glass School and Studio

Tis the Season!

All of us at the Washington Glass School & Studio Wish You and Family a Joyous Holiday Season! And a Happy Healthy New Year!

Artists and Educators from the Washington Glass School

(L-R) Patricia De Poel Wilberg, Erwin Timmers, Christina Helowicz, Nancy Kronstadt, Kate Barfield, Tim Tate, April Shelford, Michael Janis, Trish Kent and John Henderson. Not pictured: Graciela Granek, Sean Robinson, Diane Cabe, Gabrielle Morris, Kyle Crosby, and Daphne Matyas.

Hope & Healing Exhibition at Montpelier Arts Center

The Annual Prince George’s County Juried Exhibition, now in its 34th year, draws on the vast core of visual artists that live, work, or maintain a studio in Prince George’s County. This exhibition also serves to foster an inclusive spirit among the participating artists as well as showcase their talents, skills, and diverse use of mediums. This year’s exhibit is themed “Hope & Healing”, presenting works that reflect and symbolize what connects us as people and what gives faith and optimism for the future of our society.

Washington Glass School is so proud of Resident artist April Shelford – whose work titled “Summer” was selected for the exhibition.

April Shelford, “Summer”, 2022, kilncast glass, steel. Photo by Pete Duvall.

34TH ANNUAL PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY JURIED EXHIBITION

November 2, 2022-January 6, 2023

Public Reception : Sunday, November 6, 3-5 pm

Montpelier Arts Center

9652 Muirkirk Road

Laurel, MD 20708

Rockville, MD Artists & Makers Studios To Showcase Works By Erwin Timmers & Artists of the Washington Glass School

Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive in Rockville will welcome artist Erwin Timmers along with Artists of the Washington Glass School for the exhibit “A Show of Hands”. The November 4th First Friday evening opening will run from 5pm – 9pm.

Erwin Timmers, “In Case of Emergency”; 2022, cast recycled glass, steel. Photo by Pete Duvall.

Erwin Timmers is the Co-founder and Director of the Washington Glass School. His work references sociological and environmental issues of concern to him, primarily how we, as a society, consume and discard precious resources. For this topic, the choice of materials becomes a more important discussion, so Erwin endeavors to use recycled materials to express concepts and ideas of recycling and use of the environment. Recycled glass is difficult to use, so he has had to develop new and experimental techniques to exploit the characteristics of this material. A Show of Hands explores personal and cultural traits as they relate to present day social trends. Technological “advances” have changed the landscape in human interaction, and social media focuses on aspects of cultural loss, fake news, mass manipulation, and diversion and division. This series is about the expression of nonverbal and abstract themes like trust, communication, and connection. Erwin’s portfolio showcases the possibility and beauty of recycled material, while encouraging the viewer to consider his or her environmental impact.

Erwin Timmers “A Show of Hands”
Featuring Artists of the Washington Glass School

Opening Reception
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Friday, November 4th, 2022

Artists & Makers Studios
11810 Parklawn Drive, Suite 210
Rockville, MD 20852

Artist Discussion with Erwin Timmers – November 12th, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Exhibits for Erwin Timmers, the Resident Artists, and Gallery 209 will run from November 1st through November 22nd. Viewing hours are 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday-Saturday, and Sundays by chance or appointment.

Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive in Rockville, established in October 2014 by artist and arts community builder Judith HeartSong, is a 13,000 sq. ft. facility is home to 87 artists, and 80 student artists. A&M Studios is dedicated to providing a supportive and vibrant environment for artists to realize their creative goals – through studio practice, collaboration, education, opportunities, networking and connecting with the community beyond.

McLean Project for the Arts Presents: Continuum: Artists Teaching Artists

McLean Project for the Arts (MPA) – on of the DMV leading contemporary visual arts organizations will present an invitational exhibition focused on Artist/Educators.

Continuum: Artists Teaching Artists is an invitational exhibition highlighting works by artists who give significant time to teaching, mentoring, and community-building, while continuing to sustain and develop strong and innovative personal bodies of work. Continuum includes works from Artist/Educators from most of the area colleges and universities, including George Mason, George Washington, Georgetown, Northern Virginia Community College, University of Maryland, and Maryland Institute College of Art. Also represented are some teaching institutes such as the Washington Glass School.

All of the participants are as dedicated to their on-going artistic practice as they are to their students, and vice versa.

Continuum featured artists include: David Carlson, Patrick Craig, Robert Devers, Kate Fitzpatrick, Helen Frederick, Janis Goodman, Reni Gower, Michael Janis, Maria Karametou, Steve Prince, John Ruppert, Foon Sham, Judy Southerland, Tim Tate, Erwin Timmers, Stephanie Williams, Sue Wrbican, Peter Winant.

Continuum: Artists Teaching Artists

September 16 – November 10, 2022

Opening Exhibition Reception September 22, 2022 from 7-9pm

MPA Emerson & Atrium Galleries

1234 Ingleside Avenue, McLean, VA 22101

703-790-1953

info@mpaart.org

For more information and to register for the Opening Reception – click HERE.

May 14th Open Studios- Save the Date!

Save The Date! May 14th is the proposed date for Washington Glass School Open Studio Tour! Many of the surrounding art studios and galleries will be participating! We will follow health protocols – and it will be great to see all in real life! Come and see what’s new and what has been shaking at the studio!