GlassWeekend ’17 at WheatonArts

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GlassWeekend ’17 at WheatonArts

An International Symposium and Exhibition of Contemporary Glass June 9, 10 + 11, 2017
Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center will host GlassWeekend ’17, the signature biennial event devoted to contemporary glass art.
GlassWeekend ’17 promises to bring together an international array of acclaimed artists, collectors, gallery dealers, and museum curators for exhibits, demonstrations and lectures. Since the first GlassWeekend in 1985, significant dealers of contemporary art glass have been continuously involved.

Visiting Galleries include, Bender Gallery,  Asheville, NC; Habatat Galleries,  Royal Oak, MI; Hedone Gallery,  Leonia, NJ; Heller Gallery New York, NY; Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery,  Pittsburgh, PA; Maurine Littleton GalleryWashington DC.

WheatonArts will present “Glass Global: Artists from Around The World”- a special exhibition of international contemporary glass, featuring work of artists from Great Britain, Canada, France, Italy, Sweden, Austria, Japan, Australia, Czech Republic, China, Hungary, Netherlands, and Germany.
Adding to the excitement will be the featured artists: Shelley Muzylowski Allen, Rik Allen, Matthew Szösz, and Lucio Bubacco. A keynote address will be given by Susie Silbert, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Glass at the Corning Museum of Glass. Other highlights include Lewis Wexler and William Warmus moderating “The Secondary Market and Glass Road Show” and performances, installations, and works by Flock the Optic and The Burnt Asphalt Family which will take place throughout the Weekend.

Click HERE for event schedule.

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WheatonArts GlassWeekend ’17
1000 Village Dr, Millville, NJ 08332

GlassWeekend @ WheatonArts

glass.weekend.wheatonarts.2015The Creative Glass Center of America at WheatonArts and the Art Alliance for Contemporary GlassGlass brings GlassWeekend, an International Symposium and  Exhibition of Contemporary Glass. Since 1985, GlassWeekend, a biennial event, has brought together the world’s leading glass artists, collectors, galleries, and museum curators for a three-day weekend of exhibitions, lectures, hands-on glassmaking, artists, demonstrations and social events.GlassWeekend is held at Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, home of the Creative Glass Center of America and the Museum of American Glass. 

Tim Tate's artwork will be featured at Habatat Galleries exhibit at WheatonArts.

Tim Tate’s artwork will be featured at Habatat Galleries exhibit at WheatonArts. Tim will be moderator of a panel discussion: “Glass tells the Story : The Art of Collecting Narrative-Centered Glass in the 21st Century.” The panel will illustrate collections that focus on 21st century narrative work, but will also explore how 20th century glass and 21st century glass can be mixed in the same collection to the advantage of both styles. The collections of Fred and Susan Sanders and Fred and Sharon Schomer will be showcased. Curator William Warmus will also discuss collecting in the 21st century for museums and private collectors. Friday, June 12th @ 11:15am.

Internationally respected art galleries show the most current work of 200 professional artists working in glass making this event one of the most exciting and extensive presentations of museum quality glass vessels and sculpture ever assembled in one location. 

Allegra Marquart's glass artwork will be shown at Maurine Littleton Gallery.

Allegra Marquart’s glass artwork will be shown at Maurine Littleton Gallery.

Weekend registrants benefit from an extensive schedule of programming. The weekend begins with a preview reception of the gallery exhibition on Friday evening, continues with a reception in the Museum of American Glass and dinner on Saturday evening and culminates with a private demonstration on Sunday morning by the guest demonstrating artists. In between, participants have the option of attending slide presentations from the guest artists and CGCA Fellowship artists; panels and breakout sessions with contemporary glass artists, museum curators, gallery owners and collectors. 

Habatat Galleries will feature a number of Sean Hennessey's artworks.

Habatat Galleries will feature a number of Sean Hennessey’s artworks.

In addition to demonstrations by Guest Artists Amber Cowan and Luke Jerram, the Glass Studio will also host The Glass Yard: Object/not, an intensive studio event will include many of the artists exhibiting in the exhibit, Emanation: Art + Process.

GlassWeekend 2015
June 12, 13  14, 2015

 

Look for Michael Janis' new works at Littleton Gallery booth. 美国新艺术雕塑

Look for Michael Janis’ new works at Littleton Gallery booth.

World Class Gallery Exhibitions
Artist Demonstrations
Special Exhibitions
Lecture Series and Panel Discussions
Social Events

Click HERE to jump to GlassWeekend online info.

1000 Village Drive, Millville, NJ

In 1904 Carl Sandburg wrote, ”Down in southern New Jersey they make glass. By day and by night, the fires burn on in Millville.”

WheatonArts is a national cultural treasure. Located on 65 wooded acres in southern New Jersey, WheatonArts is home to the Museum of American Glass, the Creative Glass Center of America International Fellowship Program, the largest folklife program in the Garden State, a hot glass studio, several traditional craft studios, five museum stores, a 13,000 sq. ft. Event Center and a beautiful pond-side picnic grove – a true Pineland Sanctuary!

Judith Schaechter Keynote Speech @ GlassWeekend

Judith Schaecter issues the command to us, her willing minions.

Super-Supreme glass artist Judith Schaechter delivered the keynote address at the biennial GlassWeekend held at WheatonArts this past weekend.

Her talk was referenced throughout the conference and, happily, she has posted it on her blog: “Late Breaking Noose“.

Judith’s talk muses on the now maligned notion of “craft” –
“I started out as a young Turk completely rebellious against skill.  I was conceptual!  I knew what was important!  And it wasn’t some type of mindless devotion to creating perfect solder seams.  I was so bad, and this is true; that on at least one occasion, my work fell apart at the opening… 
But then something happened…and it wasn’t horror or shame at presenting sub-par workmanship to a possibly paying public. What happened was 30-some years of practice. With little thought to the matter, I gradually improved.  Until, to make a long story short, I now find myself highly skilled.  And having come to this place, I now have the perspective to understand why it is worthy.”

Judith’s talk is filled with great images.


She continues – Its preposterous to not value skill—it has undeniable practical value!  We want our surgeons and plumbers to be skilled!  We admire, reward and even worship the skill of athletes.  We even have these weird talent shows on TV that seem to be about skills.  We fetishize craft in so many areas of life, but not in the arts!”
What happened to the idea of mastering one’s art?  Why did it become so déclassé to master one’s medium?  Why did it become de rigeur to make work that is constructed like junk (and looks like junk too?)
Read the entirety of Judith’s  talk – where she asks if skill and art are mutually exclusive – to read her full text – click HERE to jump to her posting.

Yet another tragic craft catastrophe that could have been avoided.

Pix From GlassWeekend at WheatonArts

The crew just returned from a great (tho exhausting) show at the Creative Glass Center’s GlassWeekend at WheatonArts in New Jersey. WGS’ Tim Tate, Michael Janis and Allegra Marquart were amongst the glass artists featured by 20 galleries at the biennial event that has brought together artists, collectors, galleries, and museum curators for a three-day weekend of exhibitions, lectures, hands-on glassmaking, demonstrations and social events.

Maurine Littleton Gallery space at GlassWeekend.

GlassWeekend ’13 was held at Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, home of the Creative Glass Center of America and the Museum of American Glass.

Amy Morgan of Morgan Contemporary talks about the works on exhibit.
Carmen Lozar – one of the 2013 “Rising Stars” sets up her lampwork sculpture.
Carmen Lozar’s sculpture.
Katja Fritzsche’s wall mounted works behind works by Bonnie Seeman at Duane Reed Gallery.
Sculptors Christina Bothwell and Robert Bender.
Christina Bothwell sculpture at Habatat Galleries space.
Tim Tate’s mixed media work “Cowboy Luvin’”. Said Tim of the inspiration behind this piece:
“As a child, my grandmother had a millefiori lamp that fascinated me. It was the one thing she left me, and I still have it. I count this as my initial root inspiration for becoming involved with glass. She also bought me my favorite costume, a cowboy suit. This is the piece that I made as a 21st century tribute to her and her influence.”
John Littleton and Kate Vogel sculpture at Maurine Littleton Gallery space.
The 2013 Rising Stars (L-R seated)
Dean Allison, Carmen Lozar, Amber Cowan, Slate Grove, Michael Crowder, Andrew Erdos, Ben Johnson, Harry Pollitt
Glass birds swoop thru Pismo Gallery.
Elmerina and Paul Parkman at the cocktail reception held at the Museum of American Glass.

Tim Tate and Merrily Orsini are introduced as they present a lecture at the conference.

Judith Schaechter’s keynote address looks ominous – and was talked about for the rest of the conference.

There are many more photos of Glass Weekend – click HERE to jump to the Washington Glass Flickr page of photos.

GlassWeekend 2011 Biennial Features WGS Artists

>GlassWeekend is a major contemporary glass event that runs from June 10 to 12 at WheatonArts in Millville, New Jersey. The three-day biennial weekend, first organized in 1985, brings together an international community of leading collectors, museum curators, gallery dealers, and artists for lectures, demonstrations and exhibitions. The event is organized by The Creative Glass Center of America at WheatonArts (CGCA) and the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass (AACG). Over the course of three days, Millville, New Jersey, will be ground-zero for glass art auctions, workshops, and lectures.

Glass art legend Dan Dailey will speak Saturday. Other highlights of Saturday’s lectures include a round-table of museum curators discussing their approach to exhibition planning moderated by Newark Museum decorative arts curator Ulysses Dietz and including Elizabeth Agro, Philadelphia Museum of Art associate curator of American modern and contemporary crafts and decorative arts; Renwick curator Nicholas Bell; and the fast-rising Ron Labaco, recently appointed curator of decorative arts and design at the Museum of Arts and Design.

Washington Glass School will be represented at the Biennial by Tim Tate, Allegra Marquart and Michael Janis – Michael will also be named “Rising Star”
by The Creative Glass Center of America at WheatonArts and the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass.

Millville, New Jersey has long been associated with glass. In 1739 when Casper Wistar founded America’s first successful glass factory near Alloway Creek, glassmaking and South Jersey became inextricably fused. From humble entrepreneurial beginnings, glass manufacturing ultimately became the region’s major innovative industry by the late 19th century.

In 1904, the celebrated poet, Carl Sandburg, proclaimed:

“Down in southern New Jersey, they make glass. By day and by night, the fires burn on in Millville . . . Big, black flames shooting out smoke and sparks; bottles, bottles, bottles, of every tint and hue . . . that marks the death of sand and the birth of glass.”

Although the production of window and bottle glass may have left Cumberland, Salem and Gloucester counties, the studio glass movement has been flourishing. WheatonArts and the Creative Glass Center of America (CGCA) in Millville have nurtured a growing number of talented individuals to use glass as their primary medium by offering its facilities to artists from around the world.

Click HERE to jump to GlassWeekend’s program.

GlassWeekend 2011

June 10th – 12th, 2011

WheatonArts

1501 Glasstown Road
Millville, New Jersey 08332
Tel: 800 998 4552
Website: http://www.glassweekend.com/

for some photos of GlassWeekend 2009 – click HERE.

Washington Glass School at Wheaton Arts Biennial 2009

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General view of Maurine Littleton Gallery space

Millville, NJ’s glass-centric biennial at historic Wheaton Arts was just held. Maurine Littleton Gallery featured the work of Washington Glass School artists Tim Tate, Allegra Marquart and Michael Janis. The events over the weekend included a collector virtual shopping spree – where 4 noted collectors and curators were asked to photograph and present works on exhibit that they would purchase if they each had $250,000. Artwork by Allegra Marquart was selected by Jon Liebman, and a number of Michael Janis’ glass panels were selected by Chis Rifkin.


Michael Janis’ glass panels

Allegra Marquart’s sandcarved panels; Tim Tate’s reliquaries on left.

Tim Tate was honored as a ‘Rising Star for the 21st Century’ and his work was on display at the Museum of American Glass. Tim, along with Marc Petrovic, John Miller, and Laura Donefer participated in a Glass Relay Competition demo.

Glass Relay demo in the hotshop at Wheaton

Tim Tate, Marc Petrovic, John Miller

Cast glass elements by Tim Tate being integrated with blown glass.