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

NAVY PIER
600 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

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Chicago SOFA Floor Plan 2015

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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Click on image to jump to online preview link

Habatat Galleries

4400 Fernlee Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48073

Phone: 248-554-0590

Washington Glass School At S.O.F.A. Chicago 2014

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Every fall – for the past 20 years – Chicago, IL hosts the internationally acclaimed Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Fair (aka SOFA Chicago).  

The 21st SOFA Chicago will be held November 7 – 9, 2014 at Navy Pier’s Festival Hall where masterworks from top international galleries and dealers from numerous countries will exhibit. Opening night gala preview will be held Thursday, November 6.

Washington Glass School is represented by artists Michael Janis and Allegra Marquart at Maurine Littleton Gallery and Sean Hennessey and Tim Tate are exhibiting at Habatat Galleries Space.

Allegra Marquart, "On The Bus", 2014,  cast glass, enamel OA dimensions 48" L x  24" H.

Allegra Marquart, “On The Bus” (detail), 2014, cast glass, enamel; OA dimensions 48″ L x 24″ H. Photo by Anything Photographic

Allegra Marquart will present a number of her new wall installations. Her new works are not strictly narrative but relate to etchings the artist made years ago when she first moved to the city and began interpreting what she saw on the streets with humor and an eye for juxtaposing disparate situations and individuals.

Sean Hennessey, "The Fur-Suit of Happiness" Cast Glass, Paint, Video (Photo by Anything Photographic)

Sean Hennessey, “The Fur-Suit of Happiness” Cast Glass, Paint, Video
(Photo by Anything Photographic)

Sean Hennessey will be showing his cast glass/ mixed media panels at Habatat Galleries. His new works integrate electronics and videos into the panels.

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Tim Tate, “The Healing Polyopticon”, Poly-Vitro, Glass, Video

Tim Tate will be showing his installation “The Healing Polyopticon” – a 5 ft wide installation consisting of 16 video pieces in varying sizes of cast black frames. Each video is in the form of an eye blinking; each eye different. Surrounding this cluster of 16 video frames are cast black flowers that fills out the 5 ft wide circle . The work is based on a terminal diagnosis he received 30 years ago – and he imagined that he was being kept safe by those who passed before him – all keeping an eye on him thru portals. In this sculpture he portrays people who had effected his life in a positive way…keeping him from passing over, making him safe; imbuing him with self healing energy. This powerful sculpture will at Habatat Galleries space.

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Michael Janis, “Breathing In The Quiet” and “Waiting For The Lover’s Words”, fused glass powder imagery, glass, steel. (Photo by Anything Photographic)

Michael Janis will be showing a number of new works at Maurine Littleton Gallery space. The American Institute of Interior Designers (ASID) chose his work as part of their picks for SOFA Selectswhere highlighted pieces chosen by noted curators, designers, and critics give viewers of the fair way to navigate the huge show.

If you are going to the show – be sure to stop by and visit with the artists – all will be at the Chicago Fair!

Michigan’s Habatat Galleries

2014-MorrisAnna Skibska, Shelley Muzylowski Allen, and WGS’ Tim Tate are featured in separate solo exhibitions at Michigan’s Habatat Galleries in Royal Oak, MI. 

tim_tate.monet.garden.sconceTim’s work includes his “Monet Garden Series” that Tim describes as born from a special commissioned project that employed glass and internal illumination and expressed the materiality of glass…”the translucence, the dimensionality and the addition of light”. Tim’s intricate sculptures are decidedly labor intensive; taking 3 months to complete with over 250 individual lost wax cast glass pieces. The effort was completely evident in the work, and Tim was awarded Habatat Galleries’ 2014 Brilliance Award. Tim will also have a number of his “moving picture” video/glass works and the last of his large domed sculptures on display.

Tim Tate "The Oculus of the Titanic", 12 x 18 x 4 inches, Cast Glass, Video

Tim Tate “The Oculus of the Titanic”, 12 x 18 x 4 inches, Cast Glass, Video

Grand Opening at Saturday October 4th at 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm 

HABATAT GALLERIES

4400 Fernlee Ave., Royal Oak, MI 48073

 

Habatat Galleries 2014 Brilliance Award Winner

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Tim Tate’s Monet’s Garden series comes in a variety of colors.

Michigan’s Habatat Galleries has named Washington Glass School’s Tim Tate as their 2014 Brilliance Award winner, celebrating his new direction with Monet’s Garden Series.

The annual Brilliance Award is given to a featured artist at Habatat Galleries that is working on the highest level of innovation, intensity, and imagination within the contemporary glass community.

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Tim Tate Monet’s Garden Series, Wall Sconces, 22” x 10” x 10″, Cast glass and LED

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Monet’s Garden illuminated artwork installed. photo by Anything Photographic

 Congratulations Tim on the honor and the beautiful artwork! 

Habatat Michigan’s 42nd International Glass Invitational Opens Next Week

Habatat Galleries was established in 1971 in a suburb of Detroit, Michigan. It is the oldest and largest gallery in the United States devoted exclusively to artists working with glass as their medium. The 12,000 sq. ft. gallery in Royal Oak, MI, is the home of the International Glass Invitational, which for 42 years has introduced and exhibited the greatest artists working creatively with glass. This year, three artists from the Washington Glass School – Sean Hennessey, Michael Janis and Tim Tate are included in the exhibition.

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Habatat Galleries – Michigan works with many museums and art centers where they have developed exhibits that have been displayed in over 100 public institutions. Each year Habatat publishes catalogs celebrating these both national and international events.

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Habatat Gallery has the catalog for the 42 International Glass Invitational online – click on image to jump to online publication.

Michigan’s Habatat Galleries’ 42 International Glass Invitational Features WGS Artists

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Michigan’s Habatat Galleries presents a grand opening of the oldest and largest glass exhibition in the United States. Over 400 works of contemporary glass art will be on display opening April 26th at 8:00 pm.

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Tim Tate

Located in Royal Oak, Michigan at Habatat Galleries, 2014 marks the 42nd year of this monumental event. The 100 Artists who participate are from over 23 different countries. This exhibition inspired April as Michigan Glass Month which for over 25 years offers 30 or more glass events held throughout the State.

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Sean Hennessey

Three artists from the Washington Glass School – Sean Hennessey, Michael Janis and Tim Tate – are featured in this year’s exhibit.

HABATAT GALLERIES 4400 Fernlee Ave., Royal Oak, Michigan 4807 Click here to jump to pdf of gallery invite. Email: info@habatat.com www.habatat.com

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Michael Janis

Off To SOFA Chicago!

The works are all finished and packed – and on their way to Chicago’s Navy Pier for the huge arts fair: S.O.F.A. (Sculptural Objects and Functional Art)!

Michael Janis “When She Was There” detail, kilnformed glass, frit powder imagery

WGS’ Tim Tate will have his new glass/video works on exhibit at Habatat Galleries (space # 1100); Michael Janis and Allegra Marquart will both be featured at Maurine Littleton Gallery (space #403).

Allegra Marquart “Cow Over The Moon”, kilncast glass

Tim will also be part of a series of lectures and booth events. He will be part of the Saturday Nov 2 talk about developing new audiences, titled: “Through A Glass, Brightly 
He also will be giving a booth lecture at Habatat’s space titled “Video as the Next Craft Medium” on Saturday at 1:30 pm.

Tim Tate “Guardians of Nature”, Cast Glass, Video

Glass Secessionism will have a talk hosted by William Warmus and Tim Tate in Room 323, from 3-4pm on Saturday. Titled ‘The Gathering: Glass Landscape in the 21st Century’, it will be a round table discussion centered on Post-Studio Glass and Glass Secessionism. For more info – check out the Facebook event posting online HERE.

SOFA CHICAGO opens Thursday, October 31 and runs through Sunday, November 3, 2013 at Chicago’s historic Navy Pier.

Houston Fine Art Showcases @ Tim Tate at Habatat Galleries

Habatat Galleries sends some photos of their gallery space at Houston Fine Art Fair – now open thru Sept 22.

View of Habatat Galleries Space 504. Tim Tate’s new cast glass and video works are on the right.
Tim Tate’s “Moving Paintings” are quite the hit of the show!
Tim described his “Moving Paintings” as akin to Victorian paintings that move – a la Hogwarts.

Houston Fine Art
George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, TX 77010

Sept 19 – 22, 2013