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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New York, NY 10036

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Visiting Artists – Melissa Stern


NY- based artist Melissa Stern has been working recently in the glass school. Best know for her mixed media sculptures and drawings, Melissa has expanded her repertoire to include glass.

Melissa’s artwork is deceptive in its playful, childlike quality. Her highly imaginative (and frequently amusing) ceramic sculptures and drawings usually featuring human figures which call to mind sophisticated illustrations for children’s stories. Melissa sees her work removed from specific narrative and functioning instead in terms of psychology and metaphor. As much as we would like a ceramic standing figure–feet nailed to the floor, arms holding aloft a branch upon which large birds perch–to introduce a fascinating if disturbing fable, there is no story to explain it.

Summer in the South, collage, oil paint, pencil, 12 x 9

World View , clay, acrylic, paper, graphite, encaustic, 23″ x 5″ x 5″

Translating her drawn imagery with the use of glass frit powder, Melissa has really taken to the process, making it her own.

Melissa Stern’s fused glass frit components are assembled onto the glass panels she is creating.

Melissa and Tim Tate discuss the development of her panels.

Carving holes, tack-fusing texture, layering images – Melissa will ultimately add other non-glass elements to the glass panels she is creating.

We look forward to seeing the finished works by Melissa!
And congratulations, Melissa, on becoming an adjunct professor at Brooklyn College!

The Affordable Art Fair NYC Opens This Week


The Affordable Art Fair (AFF) opens this week with over 75 galleries from five continents exhibiting original painting, sculpture, photography, and works on paper at 7W New York (7 West 34th Street) in New York City from May 6 – 9, 2010. Appealing to established collectors and first time art buyers, the ninth annual AAF NYC features contemporary art priced from $100 – $10,000.

Washington Glass School artists Michael Janis, Tim Tate and Erwin Timmers, along with next door studio and superstar ceramic artist Novie Trump will be represented by Mayer Fine Art Gallery .

In 1999, Will Ramsay founded the Affordable Art Fair (AAF) in London. His aim was to make contemporary art accessible to everyone, and to show you don’t need to be an art expert or a millionaire to enjoy and buy art. Ten years later, AAF has become a global event with fairs taking place in Amsterdam, Paris, Brussels, New York and Singapore. More than 650,000 people have visited Affordable Art Fairs around the world, purchasing over $160 million worth of art.

AAF NYC 2010
Thursday May 6 – Sunday May 9
7 W New York (7 West 34th St, near 5th Ave, NYC)

New York Affordable Art Fair 2009 Opens

>photos of Migration Gallery in Booth C-204
The New York Affordable Art Fair opens tonight. The stock market is rising. Consumer confidence is up. Fingers crossed- this promises to be a great week at the Affordable Art Fair, May 7-10.

AAF NYC is the place for new and established collectors to discover and buy paintings, drawings, sculptures, video, photography and limited edition prints from distinguished galleries, all priced from $100 – $10,000. This year the Fair will host more than 60 galleries from the US, Europe, Asia, Canada and South America. Is located 7 West 34th Street, in Midtown Manhattan.

Have a look in on booths C- 104 (Migration Gallery) and D-100 (Mayer Fine Art).