Washington Glass School Holiday Open Studio This Weekend!

holiday.open.studio.art.gateway.district.dmv.usa.glass.washington.schoolSaturday December 10, 2016 – from Noon-5pm Washington Glass School artists scheduled to exhibit: (L-R) Jennifer Lindstrom, Chris Shea, Audrey Wilson, Trish Kent, Erwin Timmers. Not shown: Tim Tate, Syl Mathis, Veta Carney, Laurie Brown, Michael Janis, George Anderton, Diane Cabe, Deb Ruzinsky.

Gateway Arts Open Studio Winter Washington Glass SchoolHere it comes again….the annual Washington Glass School Open Studios, one of the most eagerly anticipated holiday arts events in the DMV (D.C., Maryland, Virginia.)!

From the small child to the serious art collector, the Holiday Open House fits everyone’s taste. The event features fun gift ideas and snacks, with the artists of the Gateway Arts District opening their studios to the public. We invite the community to visit the Gateway Arts District and experience a unique DMV art event! Gateway Arts District Maryland District of Columbia Washington Glass School

Get Ready For Holiday Open Studio – Dec 10 2016!

gateway.arts.district.2016.open.studios.washington_glass_schoolThe Washington Glass School will be part of the Gateway Arts District Open Studios that will take place from 12-5pm on December 10, 2016. Join the WGS artist and instructors and check out all the surrounding artist makers spaces! So many art spaces to explore and discover incredible artwork for sale! Get ready to be amazed!

Gateway Arts District Maryland District of Columbia Washington Glass School

Washington Glass School & Mount Rainier Artist Studio Winter Open Studio December 12, 2015

Visit the Washington Glass School and all the surrounding artist studios!

Visit the Washington Glass School and all the surrounding artist studios for the Holidays!

On Saturday, December 12, 2015, from Noon til 5 pm, the (always creative!) Mount Rainier artist studios will all be hosting Winter Open Studios!

Visit (and shop) in some of the most creative studios in the Washington, DC area! Participating studios include: Artbar, ReCreative Spaces, Otis Street Arts Project, White Point Studio, Orange Door Studios, Tanglewood Works, Blue Door Studios, and more! Nearby Brentwood Arts Exchange has their craft store and will have specialty beer tastings sponsored by Town Center Market.

The Washington Glass School will again feature works by our artists and instructors – including Michael Janis, Tim Tate, Erwin Timmers, Audrey Wilson, Veta Carney, John Hendersen, Trish Kent, Debra Ruzinsky, Syl Mathis, Laurie Brown, Diane Cabe, Chip Montague,Todd Piantedosi, Jennifer Lindstrom. Make a point to Celebrate the Season!mt rainier open studio winter glass

Washington Glass School Winter Holiday Open House Dec 14th

It’s that time of year! The artists, elves and instructors of the Washington Glass School all gather around the warmth of the kilns and invite everyone to celebrate the season. Saturday December 14th, from Noon til 5, come on in to the studio and check out works by some of the hottest and most thoughtful artwork coming from the DC area.

Nancy Donnelly
Syl Mathis
Sean Hennessey

It’s a great time to socialize with the arts community and hang with some of these supastar artists.  

Also visit the adjacent studios – Alonzo Davis and Alec Simpson’s Blue Door studio, Ellyn Weiss’ studio – lots to see!

Next door Flux Studios will have their open studio and 1st Annual “Cups Invitational” – make a day of it!

Washington Glass School 
Holiday Open House
Saturday, December 14th
Noon til 5:00 pm
3700 Otis Street
Mount Rainier, MD 20712

Cup International at Flux Studios.

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Also – Save the Date! Our studio coordinator – Audrey Wilson – has been taking the art world by storm, with great response to her work from shows like Art Miami, the Glass Art Alliance’s “Contemporary Glass from the Heartland” show and the International Glass & Clay show here in DC. Audrey has a solo show here at the Gallery at the Glass School this coming January.

Audrey Wilson

Audrey Wilson Solo: “The Aberrant Collection of the Spuricus Calamus”

Opens January 11, 2014

The Gallery at Washington Glass School

3700 Otis Street, Mount Rainier, MD 20712

Save The Date – Washington Glass School Holiday Open House Dec 14th!

Artist Syl Mathis divests his glass forms from the plaster after kilncasting the glass.

The artists & instructors of the Washington Glass School are busy beavering away creating new works for the upcoming Holiday Open House and sale, scheduled for Dec 14th, 2013, from Noon til 5:00 PM.

Syl Mathis is an award winning glass artist and sculptor. He is best known for his boat series of cast glass sculpture. Syl combines investment casting techniques, high pressure abrasive carving and cold-working techniques to create sculptural pieces in glass that often reflect stylized natural artifacts.
Syl casts the forms and then sandcarves and coldworks his shapes.
Syl Mathis “Artifact #14″ 32″ x 3.5″w x 2″d

The December 14th open house has more in store! Adjacent Flux Studios also has their Open Studio, as well as their First Annual Cup Invitational! Must see works – by superstar artists – in some of most fun studios you will ever see! Mark your calendars at once!

Washington Glass School Open Studio / Holiday Sale

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Come out of the cold to where its warm (glass)!

The Washington Glass School invites you to our Holiday Open House, Saturday, December 15th, 2012, opening around Noon, through 5:00pm on Saturday. 

Works by superstar artist Tim Tate will be available.

The artists and instructors of the glass school will be exhibiting artworks. From the small child to the serious art collector, the Washington Glass School Holiday Open House has something for everyone’s taste.

Beautiful works by Syl Mathis will be on exhibit and for sale!
Get yourself a Sean Hennessey – his work is hot, hot, hot!
Metal artist Chris Shea will be there with his stunning forged iron work.

We invite the community to and experience a unique DC area arts venue. Adjacent studios – Red Dirt and Flux Studios will also be open – a great chance to see whats going on in the Gateway Arts District!

Check out Nancy Donnelly‘s colorful artwork.

Also – this might be your last chance to get glass before the end of the Mayan Calendar. – the perfect gift since “Glass is Forever”.

Holiday Open House & Sale
Saturday, December 15, 2012, from Noon til 5 pm.
Washington Glass School
3700 Otis Street, Mount Rainier, MD 20712

Washington Glass School Winter Exhibition 2011

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The Washington Glass School 10th Anniversary Winter Sculpture Exhibition and Open House was held on December 10, 2011. Here are some shots from the day:


Mount Rainier City Councilman Jimmy Tarlau checks out the Open House – loving the artwork by Dave Cook.


The Washington Post had featured Erwin Timmers cast recycled glass in the Weekend Section – and his work had drawn many visitors.

Erwin Timmers chats about art with Stephan Thurman and Laurie Brown.

The Glass School’s newest elf – Mick Coughlan – updates and advises Santa on the current “Naughty or Nice” status.

From the looks of the conversation between Robert Kincheloe and M.L.Duffy – I’m guessing “Naughty” list material.

Sean Hennessey chats with one of the art patrons about his mixed media works.


Takoma Park’s Exhibits Director, Alison Carr with her family – checking out Sean Hennessey’s concrete-and-glass sculpture.

Syl Mathis‘ cast glass sculpture always draws a crowd.



Everyone wants to know more about the artwork on exhibit.

Debra Ruzinsky exhibits her beautiful cast glass – Sweet!


Nancy Donnelly‘s copper, glass and steel sculpture were some of the most popular works in the show. Nancy nearly sold out of all her work. I understand that she had another art opening after the school’s show, and sold many of her painting works! This is Nancy’s year!

Speaking of years – this is also a big one for metalworker Chris Shea. Chris’ artwork was recently acquired by the Smithsonian Museum as part of the permanent collection at the Renwick Gallery. Congratulations, Chris!

Michael Janis explains his “sgraffito” technique of drawing with crushed glass powder.


Relaxing in the lounge – Robert Kincheloe, ceramic artist Novie Trump, and Sean Hennessey.

It was a great time to check out the new class schedule, meet the artists, visit with friends. Looking forward to what 2012 will bring!

Winter Exhibit

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Works by M.L. Duffy and Debra Ruzinsky

The Washington Glass School is set up for the Open Studio and Winter Show that is held this Saturday, Dec 10. The show runs from 1 to 5 pm.
The artists and instructors have been setting up areas with some great works - The Washington Post newspaper selected the show as part of the Weekend Picks. Great image by Pete Duvall of Erwin Timmers cast recycled glass!

The Friday Weekend Section of the Washington Post.

Nancy Donnelly’s cast glass woodblock

A Wall of Tim Tates!

Sean Hennessey’s cast elements in front of Syl Mathis’ cast glass boats

Chris Shea’s fantastic sculpture.

Come on up to to the Mount Rainier studios, just across the Eastern Ave border. Next door studios like Flux Studio and Ellyn Weiss’ are open!

Washington Glass School

3700 Otis Street
Mount Rainier, MD 20712

Mark Your Calendars! Winter Sculpture Show Dec 10

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Cast Recycled Glass sculpture by Erwin Timmers

Cast glass boats by Syl Mathis

The Washington Glass School presents its 10th annual Winter Sculpture Show and Holiday Open House, featuring works by artists and instructors of the Washington Glass School.

Some of the region’s leading mixed media sculptors and artists work from the studios on the edge of DC, and artwork both large and small will be on sale.


Fused Glass Panel Sculpture by Michael Janis

Glass and Steel sculpture by m l duffy

This event is more than an art open house – its an experience!

Next-door’s Flux Studios and Ellyn Weiss Studio will also be open on the day. Check out what’s happening in THE Creative Arts Center of the DC area!

Mixed media sculpture by Tim Tate

Cast Glass by Debra Ruzinsky

Washington Glass School Winter Sculpture Show

1pm – 5 pm

Saturday, Dec 10, 2011

Washington Glass School, 3700 Otis Street, Mount Rainier, MD 20712

202.744.8222

Sneak Peek @ WGS Sculpture Market

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Sean Hennessey’s glass, steel and concrete panels being installed.

The Washington Glass School has its sculpture market tomorrow, Saturday, December 11, from 2 – 6 pm.

As the class areas are transformed into the SOHO gallery in our minds eye – here are some snapshots of some the works – to whet your appetite:


L-R Erwin Timmers’ cast recycled glass panels and Nancy Donnelley’s kilncast glass dresses


A flotilla of Syl Mathis’ cast glass boats.


Erwin Timmer’s interconnected cast recycled glass and steel installation.

The Glass and Steel Sculptural Development class are also having an exhibition of their final projects in the gallery.

Joanna Viudez’s cast glass and recycled steel installation “Seeds To Sow”.

L-R LeeAnn Taylor’s sculpture and Faz Besharation’s kinetic mixed media work.

Tracy Benson’s cast aluminum and glass sculpture.

Erin Antognoli’s steel and glass wall-mounted sculpture.

Come to the Washington Glass School and see the rest of the artworks in person – the photos taken from a cell phone don’t do these works justice!

WASHINGTON GLASS SCHOOL
December Sculpture Market & Holiday Open House
D
ate: Saturday, December 11, 2010

Time: 2:00 til 6:00 pm

Location: Washington Glass School

3700 Otis Street

Mount Rainier, MD 20712

Admission: Free

202.744.8222