Erwin Timmers EcoArtwork

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The ‘g Green Design Center in Massachusetts is hosting a juried art show titled “ReMade”, where artwork using reclaimed, recycled and reused materials are featured in an inventive show. Each of Erwin Timmers’ cast recycled glass knots submitted for the show were selected for inclusion.

Jurors included:
Elizabeth Hunter, Executive Director, Cape Cod Museum of Art
Gayle Morrow Olsen, Founder, Color Obsessions Gallery, Mashpee
Jan Lhormer, Artist and Curator, Falmouth

g 28 Bates Road, North Market Mashpee Commons, Mashpee, MA 02649.
The opening reception for ReMade will be Friday, October 9th from 5:30 – 7:30pm

Congratulations Erwin!

SALVAGE: Reclaiming Recycling

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What We Leave Behind cast recycled glass, steel

Erwin Timmers



The Phillips Museum of Art selected our eco-artist Erwin Timmers’ recycled cast glass artwork for an innovative exhibit “SALVAGE: Reclaiming Recycling.” Works in the exhibit were chosen from a national call to artists.

With current emphasis on green initiatives, the exhibit, “comprising 100% used and found objects, will challenge people to rethink their relationships with ‘disposable’ objects,” said Christine Batta, one of the curators. “We want to challenge artists to reduce their carbon footprint, while making the public more aware of the different ways one can be more sustainable” added co-curator Nicole DeAugustine.

The exhibition opens on September 10 and will run through October 30, 2009 in the Rothman Gallery and the Sally Mather Gibson Curriculum Gallery at the Museum.

An artists’ reception and awards presentation will take place Saturday, Sept. 19 at 1 PM.

The Phillips Museum of Art

700 College Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603


Erwin Timmers goes West

>The Taos Insitute for Glass Art hosts an annual juried nation-wide competition, showcasing 40 years of Studio Art Glass. Erwin Timmers’ cast recycled glass and steel panels were selected by two of the participating galleries; 203 Fine Art, and Hulse Warman Gallery. Both galleries will show Erwin’s work during the events. Congratulations Erwin!

203 Fine Art
203 Ledoux Street
Taos, NM

Hulse Warman Gallery
222 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte
Taos, NM

July 16 – August 16, 2009

Opening Reception July 18, 2009

Erwin Timmers new work (Knot)!

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Erwin Timmers works on his new pieces – cast recycled glass knotts. Erwin fires the glass into plaster/silica molds and then chips away the plaster from the cooled glass. Hours of coldworking ensues after. Mr Timmers has engineered a ‘hands-free’ device to work the diamond lap wheel. Erwin’s new pieces will be on display at the Craftweek DC demonstrations in the studio this week.

Kevin Mellema Reviews Target Gallery’s "Reclaimed"

>Kevin Mellema – (one of the few print media art critics left covering the DC area) writes his review of the Torpedo Factory’s Target Gallery exhibition of artwork made from recycled components – “Reclaimed”. Curated by Light Street Gallery owners Linda & Steve Krensky, the show features an international group of eco-artists. Erwin Timmers’ cast recylcled glass and steel artwork “What We Leave Behind” is shown here – photography by Anything Photographic.

Here is part of the text from the Falls Church News Press article:

And Then There Was Art

‘Reclaimed,’ at the Target Gallery in the Torpedo Factory (105 N. Union St., Alexandria). This exhibit runs through April 26. For more details, call 703-838-4565 ext. 4 or visit torpedofactory.org/galleries/target.htm.

Of all the galleries around town, the Target Gallery consistently does the best job of bringing in work from outside the Metro area. Target Gallery’s open call shows are truly open to all comers, where other galleries around town offer open call shows to Metro area or, at most, to Mid-Atlantic artists. The Target Gallery typically brings in work from across the nation, with a few international pieces as well.

The D.C. area art scene operates in a bit of a bubble without any real connection to the outside world. We don’t even have a decent connection to Baltimore, and we’re practically joined at the hip. It seems to be a problem in general, but the Target Gallery is doing what it can to fight that insular structure.

“Reclaimed” is a recycled materials show juried by Steven and Linda Krensky, Linda being the art dealer and Steve being the biggest art hound in town, seeming to magically appear at every art opening. The 33 works on view were culled from over 450 entries.

Recycled shows can run the gamut from interesting to literally rubbish by a different name. Good recycled art runs off the act of raw creativity in its playful and innovative use of appropriated materials. In a sense, the work has the same underlying ethos of high-end design work. While high-end design operates in that rare environment where money is no object, recycled art hits at the other end of the spectrum, where money is not required. One could debate who’s got the creative upper hand here, but you’ve got to admire the folks making something from nothing.

Of the 14 area artists in the mix, Erwin Timmers of the Washington Glass School gang shows his archaeologically-inspired take on 1980s era personal technology, titled “What We Leave Behind.” Adam Bradley assembled one of those ever-so-cool “Jet Pack” sculptures that takes us back to an innocent age of space travel and boyhood dreams. Honestly now, who doesn’t want to have a jet pack of their very own?

“Podulator” by John Stephenson of Boone, N.C. riffs on the same vibe with a Deco-era teardrop auto headlight assembly brought into the hyper-cool space age 1950s with assorted metal bits attached. With auto parts running amok, Mexican artist Alfonso Arambula Robles crafted “Chat Noir,” a cat with its back up and hair standing on end, using half of a car tire and screws to depict the respective cat parts…

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Erwin Timmers featured in Target Gallery Show

>Erwin Timmers will be showing in a cool new show opening soon at Torpedo Factory’s Target Gallery
Erwin Timmers ‘What We Leave Behind’
cast recycled glass, steel, silver 2008. Photography by Anything Photographic

Reclaimed
April 1 -26, 2009
Reception: April 9, 6-8pm
Gallery Talk: 7pm

Reclaimed, an exhibition that focuses on everyday common objects that are reclaimed, recycled, reinterpreted and transformed into art. From Marcel Duchamp’s “ready-mades” to Robert Rauschenberg’s “combines”, artists have been for years recycling and reclaiming everyday common objects and transforming them into something new and unique. This exhibition is open to all artists nationally and internationally to submit work that has been reclaimed and transformed into their own personal artistic statement. The jurors for this exhibition was gallery owners Steven and Linda Krensky.

New Signage project

>The Washington Glass School is creating a new sign for the front entrance. Although still in its early stages, here are some images of the development of the glass types. Color, texture, & graphic legibility are all factors in the design selection. A full size sample test for six different glass types were taken to the site for review by the project team. The choice?…. keep checking the site over the next few weeks, and all will be revealed!

Erwin Timmers creates new award

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Erwin Timmers (the king of green art) has created the new award for The National Capital Fiat Club (DC Fiats). Using green glass, Erwin cast the image of the US Capitol dome, and formed the glass into the 2009 award.

Eco-artist Erwin Timmers’ arwork relates to environmental issues and he shows this in his themes and the techniques he uses – with Erwin, it’s not just the finished product, but also the process used to create the art.

Erwin teaches many classes at the Washington Glass School that incorporate sustainable design.

For Erwin’s website – click here.