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bocaratonArt Boca Raton 2017 opens its doors this week, ushering in the fair’s second edition. Art Boca Raton’s second annual fair promises to deliver with world-class contemporary, modern, and cutting edge art from a premier selection of international galleries. Guests and collectors to the fair can experience some of the greatest modern masters along with being introduced the freshest new artists. Michigan’s Habatat Galleries will be showing at the art fair – their space (Booth #110) will feature works by Wilfried Grootens, Vivian Wang, Stephen Rolfe Powell, Tim Tate, Lucy Lion, Latchezar Boyadjiev, Marlene Rose and Michael Janis.

Tim Tate's "Guardians To Stop The Vanishing"

Tim Tate’s “Guardians To Stop The Vanishing” will be sure to mesmerize the art fair-goers.

Michael Janis "taking flight" cast and fused glass and steel; 23" x 36"

Michael Janis’ glass artwork “Taking Flight” will be exhibited at Habatat Galleries space #110.

Art Boca Raton takes place March 15th to the 19th, 2017 in the International Pavilion of the Palm Beaches on the grounds of Research Park at Florida Atlantic University, located at 3450 NW 8th Avenue in partnership with the Boca Raton Museum of Art and other local institutions.

Art Hamptons June 23 – 26, 2016

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Positioned to launch the summer season, the leading modern and contemporary art fair, Art Hamptons 2016 opens Thursday, June 23 and runs through Sunday, June 26. Held annually, the fair presents 70+ dealers featuring works of art in Bridgehampton – one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in the Hamptons.arthamptons

Michigan’s Habatat Galleries invites all to come and visit booth #200 at Art Hamptons in Bridghampton New York!

Habatat Galleries will be featuring the artwork of Michael Janis, Toots Zynsky, Daniel Clayman, Howard Ben Tré, Vivian Wang, Hiroshi Yamano, Loretta H Yang, Colin Reid, Michael Glancy, Leah Wingfield, Tim Tate, Emily Brock, Debora Moore, Laszlo Lukacsi, and Marlene Rose.

The Habatat booth will be front row center and Habatat has complimentary tickets to the event – contact the gallery for more information.

Art Hamptons

June 23-26th at 900 Lumber Lane, Bridgehampton, NY 11932

 

Habatat Galleries 44th International Invitational

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We are looking forward to Habatat Galleries celebrating its 45th anniversary in 2016! 

Habatat — the oldest and largest glass gallery in the world — is getting ready to open its 44th International Glass Exhibition, featuring 100 artists from 23 countries.

The opening weekend celebration will take place May 5th-7th of 2016. The events will also include the famous Annual Masterworks auction, home tours, artist talks, museum tours, dinners, lunches, and more! The Grand Opening of the International is Saturday, May 7.

President and Owner of Habatat Galleries, Corey Hampson, whose father, Ferdinand Hampson, founded Habatat Gallery in 1971, says the theme this year focuses on the artists’ creative process and inspiration. The artists showing were asked to describe “what affected you in your life or career that caused you to alter the direction of your work. This could be something such as a personal discovery, a news story or a life changing event.” The artists’ responses are shared in the 44th International Catalog.

Habatat Galleries 44th International Invitational Catalog

Habatat Galleries 44th International Invitational Catalog. Click on image to jump to online version.

Corey says having the world’s largest international glass show came as a total shock. When his father opened the gallery 45 years ago, the only place to find handcrafted glasswork was at art fairs. “Drawing and painting have been around for thousands of years, but glass is an art form that … was completely functional until the early 1960s,” 

Corey says it’s been a struggle, but the gallery’s focus has been to educate people about the art of glass and its possibilities.

Artists from Israel, Italy, Japan, France, England, the Czech Republic and many others will attend the grand opening on Saturday, May 7th.

Visitors can vote for the People’s Choice Award during the grand opening on Saturday, May 7th. This winner also will display his/her work at the Fort Wayne Museum. The gallery has also curated a controversial display in a pop-up space next to the gallery entitled “Peace/Piece: Sculptures of Mass Destruction”.

Tim Tate " Vitruvian Visions"; 36 x 36 x 4; Glass, Aluminum, Poly-Vitro, Electronics

Tim Tate ” Vitruvian Visions”; 36 x 36 x 4; Glass, Aluminum, Poly-Vitro, Electronics

Habatat Galleries

4400 Fernlee Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48073

44th Annual Glass International Award ExhibitionGrand Opening May 7th 2016 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Saturday 

SCOPE NYC Features Washington Glass School Artists

michael janis glass art new york scopeMichigan’s Habatat Galleries will be exhibiting at SCOPE New York March 3rd – 6th of 2016! Make sure to plan to stop by Habatat Galleries Booth for the most exciting display at the show – as they will be featuring works by Sean Hennessey, Michael Janis and Tim Tate!

With over 75 art fairs spanning more than 15 years, SCOPE is celebrated as the premier showcase for international emerging contemporary art and multi-disciplinary creative programming. Renowned for its uncanny ability to forecast new visual trends that are embraced globally, SCOPE Art Shows garner extensive critical acclaim. With an attendance of 1.2 million visitors, SCOPE Art Show is the largest and most global emerging art fair in the world.

SCOPE New York opens on Thursday, March 3, 2016, with a VIP Preview benefit, and will run March 3 – 6, 2016. 

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Sean Hennessey – Habatat Galleries’ Featured Artist

Habatat Galleries Featured Artist : Sean Hennessey

Habatat Galleries Featured Artist : Sean Hennessey

Congrats to Sean Hennessey - Habatat Galleries Michigan have him as their Featured Artist. Habatat Galleries was established in 1971 in a suburb of Detroit, Michigan. Habatat is the oldest and largest glass artwork gallery in the United States devoted exclusively to artists working with glass as their medium. Their 12,000 sq. ft. Michigan gallery is the home of the original International Glass Invitational, which for 43 years has introduced and exhibited the greatest artists working creatively with glass. Habatat Galleries’ goal is to take an active interest in developing collections and promoting artists whom they feel should be recognized in our generation and beyond. 

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Sean’s artworks will be featured at SCOPE New York, March 3-6, 2016 and Habatat Galleries 44th International InvitationalMay 5-7, 2016.

 

Palm Springs Fine Art Fair kicks off Thursday, Feb 11

palmspringsartfair.tate.2016The fifth annual Palm Springs Fine Art Fair returns to Southern California – scheduled over the President’s Day Weekend! 

Michigan’s Habatat Galleries will be offering the work of Susan Taylor Glasgow, Tim Tate and Janusz Walentynowitz. While at the show, check out Booth #107-109 (and make sure to wish Corey Hampson a Happy Birthday!) 

Palm Springs Art Fair

February 11-14, 2016

Palm Springs Convention Center
277 N Avenida Caballeros
Palm Springs CA 92262

Habatat Galleries Michigan in Sarastota, FL

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2016 Art Glass Weekend
Sarasota, Florida
January 28th–31st
Michigan’s Habatat Galleries and the Longboat Key Center for the Arts will be hosting their 2nd Annual Art Glass Weekend in January at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts in Sarasota Florida along with a few other locations.
Last year in American Art Collector magazine, Sarasota was identified as the “new art glass mecca” due to the collections, museums, art centers, galleries, and the growing number of artists working with glass that now live in the region. Contemporary Glass has become an exciting focus along the Gulf Coast of Florida.
The show promises an amazing 4-day glass experience which includes exhibitions, auctions, private collection tours, talks by internationally noted artists, and tours of museums.

Longboat Key Center for the Arts will host an exhibition titled “Commentaries: Stories Told In Glass”, and the show explores narrative works with amazing visual statements accompanied with commentaries written by the twenty-one invited artists. The presentation offers a rare glimpse into each artist’s inspiration. The artists will be represented by 2 works each.

ARTISTS PARTICIPATING : Stories Told in Glass

Shelly Allen, Martin Blank, Vivian Wang, Christina Bothwell, Emily Brock, Robin Grebe, Martin Janecky, Marta Klonowska, Janusz Walentynowicz, Jenny Pohlman and Sabrina Knowles, Richard Jolley, Lucy Lyons, John Miller, Deborah Moore, Clifford Rainey, David Reeke, Tim Tate, Dean Allison, Michael Janis, Loretta Yang, and Leah Wingfield.

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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Opening Reception : 6:30–8:30 pm  

The next day of the weekend features an exhibition designed to work in conjunction with “Commentaries” at LBKCA , titled “Beauty in the Abstract: Artists Expressions in Glass”

ARTISTS PARTICIPATING:Artists Expressions in Glass

Peter Bremers, Michael Glancy, Marvin Lipofsky, Petr Hora, Rick Beck, Peter Borkovics, Laszlo Lukacsi, Toshio Lezumi, Matthew Curtis, Kathleen Mulcahy, Michael Taylor, Toots Zynsky, Laura Donefer, Alex Bernstein, Tomas Hlavicka, Wilfried Grooten, Gyorgy Gaspar, Lino Tagliapietra, and David Huchthaus.

Habatat Galleries Michigan Goes to Florida : Part 1

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Michigan’s Habatat Galleries will be showing at two amazing contemporary art fairs in Florida this winter. The first one up is Art Palm Beach – in West Palm Beach, Florida

Wednesday, Jan 20, 2016 to Sunday, Jan 24, 2016   

Celebrating its 19th year! Art Palm Beach is dedicated to contemporary, emerging, and modern master works of art of the 20th and 21st centuries. Over 85 international galleries will be exhibiting paintings, sculpture, as well as functional and innovative design January 20-24, 2016 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.Visit Habatat Galleries in booth #105-107 at Art Palm Beach! Habatat Galleries will be offering the finest in contemporary glass, including works by:

Shelley Muzylowski Allen, Dean Allison, Michael Behrens, Alex Bernstein, Peter Bremers, Christina Bothwell, Laura Donefer, Matthew Eskuche, Michael Glancy, Martin Janecky, Michael Janis, Steve Linn, Laszlo Lukacsi, Vivian Wang and more!

The  week after this fair one can head to Sarasota, FL for Habatat Galleries’ Sarasota Glass Now weekend! Click HERE to jump to Part 2.

Washington Glass School Goes All SOFA Chicago

SOFA_CHICAGO_500x500Every fall Chicago, IL hosts the critically acclaimed Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Expo, more commonly known as SOFA. SOFA Chicago 2015 will be held November 6 – 8, 2015 at Navy Pier’s Festival Hall, where masterworks from top international galleries and dealers from numerous countries will exhibit. An opening night preview will be held Thursday, November 5. On par with Art Basel and TEFAF Maastricht, the critically acclaimed art fair has been continuously run every year since 1994. What distinguishes SOFA from other top art events is its focus on three-dimensional artworks that cross the boundaries of fine art, decorative art and design. SOFA is noted for its exceptional presentation of artwork by international galleries and it is enhanced by the many talks to attend in the Lecture Series given by award-wining designers and artists. 

This year, a number of Washington Glass School artists will be featured at the art fair, and the artists are bringing new works that have taken them in new directions. Tim Tate will be giving a “Booth Talk” at Habatat Galleries (space #1400) on Saturday, Nov 7 @ 1:00 pm. Just after that talk, at 2:00 pm, Sean Hennessey and Michael Janis will be featured at the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass (AACG) Ice Cream Social on the terrace at Navy Pier.

Allegra Marquart, "The Princess and the Pea", 2015, Cast glass shapes wall mounted over a sewn panel, 14"x 28"

Allegra Marquart, “The Princess and the Pea”, Cast glass shapes wall mounted over a sewn panel, 14″x 28″ photo: Pete Duvall

Allegra Marquart (Maurine Littleton Gallery, Space #821) has mixed her cast glass with textile, exploring the new possibilities for color, texture and especially line. Allegra has been stitching connections that create open, delicate looking backgrounds that complements and comments on the bolder glass shapes which are mounted slightly in front.  The glass and the threads compliment concepts of fragility and ambiguity. 

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Sean Hennessey, clockwise from top left: “The Doors that May Open”, “The Relentless Path Upward”, “The Gift of Time”, “From Mud and Soap”, cast glass, imagery, steel, LED; 24″ x 36

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sean Hennessey (Habatat Galleries, Space #1400) will be presenting works that take him in a new direction, both in terms of the brightness of the colors and in the use of a separate panel that incorporates photographed and drawn imagery, telling a slightly different side of the story from the larger panel. 

Audrey Wilson (Alida Anderson Art Projects, Space #402) makes her debut at the art fair. Her new mixed media works explore alternate and extraordinary realms.

Audrey Wilson, " Luminiferous Aether Electrode"

Audrey Wilson, ” Luminiferous Aether Electrode”, Cast glass, electronics, found objects, photo Pete Duvall

Michael Janis (Maurine Littleton Gallery, Space #821) explores concepts of identity with his frit powder (sgraffito) drawings with cast glass elements. New this year are his ceramic and glass sculptures.

Michael Janis, "Regeneration", cast glass, ceramic, 14” x 16” x 12” photo: Pete Duvall

Michael Janis, “Regeneration”, cast glass, ceramic, 14” x 16” x 12” photo: Pete Duvall

 

 

 

Tim Tate (Habatat Galleries, Space #1400) is showing his new illuminated pieces, his infinity series. Tim entices the viewer to look deeply into his created environments, create an optical and physical illusion of infinity through apparent limitless space.  There is an intimacy created by viewing deeply into a circular opening, as if peering through a portal to another reality.

Tim Tate, "Violet Tattoo Infinity", Cast Poly-Vitro, Glass, Lighting; photo: Pete Duvall

Tim Tate, “Violet Tattoo Infinity”, Cast Poly-Vitro, Glass, Lighting; photo: Pete Duvall

 

 

 

 

 

SOFA Chicago November 5-8, 2015

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600 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

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Habatat Galleries 43rd International Glass Invitational Exhibition

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Michigan’s Habatat Galleries‘ 43rd International Glass Invitational Award Exhibition is being set up now. This huge exhibition features over 100 artists from 22 countries with each exhibiting two of their glass artworks. The gallery has many events planned, and 50 of the glass artists from around the world will be attending – click on image below to see if your favorite glass will be there! 

Glass artists scheduled to  attend Habatat Galleries 43rd International Invitational

Glass artists scheduled to attend Habatat Galleries 43rd International Invitational

The gallery events include auction, museum tours, artist talks, parties, home tours, lunches, dinners and much much more!

The largest glass exhibition in America opens Saturday April 25th, 2015 @ 8:00 pm, with a VIP Preview Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday April 23-24-25-26 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Habatat Galleries

4400 Fernlee Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48073

Phone: 248-554-0590