Seeking Cool Mother’s Day Idea? Open Studio Tour on May 11th is it!

Recycled Glass is All About The Love!

Recycled Glass is All About The Love!

Mother’s Day is THIS SUNDAY!! Know what mom really wants? Well, its not a card with an I.O.U., nor a framed photo of you without your siblings or even a “MOM” tattoo… (hint- Its Glass!)

Nothing says love like glass art. …Unless its glass art made from recycled glass – ’cause then Mother Nature is loved too! And love gets love!

Washington Glass School Open Studio will be part of the DC region’s largest one-day visual arts festival Open Studio Tour (OST19) ~ 45 Venues. 100 Studios. Over 200 Artists! ~

The Gateway Arts Community presents the 15th iteration of the Open Studio Tour on Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 11am to 5pm. The self-guided tour takes place in the
Gateway Arts District along Route 1 in Prince George’s County, MD in the City of Mount Rainier, Town of Brentwood, Town of North Brentwood and City of Hyattsville.

The Gateway Arts District is the DC metro area’s largest arts district and houses internationally renowned galleries, studios, workshops and art spaces. Visitors have the opportunity to directly interact with artists in their studios and to connect with their artistic process.

Washington Glass School
3700 Otis Street, Mount Rainier, MD 20712
Saturday, May 11th – 11am-5pm

The after party, hosted by Landex Development LLC will be from 5-8pm at Savor at Studio 3807, located at 3807 Rhode Island Avenue in Brentwood, Maryland. All are welcome, free and open to the public.

DMV Artists by the Tracks: Holiday Open Studios This Saturday! Saturday, December 15th, from Noon til 5pm – The largest cluster of studios in the Gateway Arts District open their doors to the public for our Winter Open Studios.
Participating Artists:

WGS Contemporary : 3700 Otis Street, Mt Rainier
Erwin Timmers, Tim Tate, Michael Janis, Laura Beth Konopinski, April Shelford, Patricia de Poel Wilberg, Max DeMulder, Debbi LoCicero,
John Henderson, Trish Kent
OTIS STREET ARTS PROJECT: 3706/ 3708 Otis Street, Mt Rainier
David Mordini, Lorenzo Cardim, Gloria Chapa, Chris Bohner, Art Drauglis, Kirsty Little, Melissa Allen, CeCi Cole McInturff, Elizabeth Curren, Eric Gordon, Nick Alberti, Shelley Lowenstein, Liz Lescault, Lisa Rosenstein, SPECIAL GUEST: East City Arts, Jenna North, Zofie King, Sean Hennessey, Gareth Branwyn.
Arlette Jassel, Roberto Devers, Margaret Flaherty, Patrecia de Poel Wilbert
WHITE POINT STUDIO: 3708 Wells Avenue, Mt Rainier
Laurel Lukaszewski, Kate Kretz, Tamara Laird, Julia Walther, Jo Ellen Walker
ORANGE DOOR STUDIOS: 3706 Wells Ave, Mt Rainier
Ellyn Weiss, Ellen Sinel, Sally Kauffman, Veronica Szalus
3706 Otis (rear), Mt Rainier
Valerie Theberge, Shahin Talishkhan, Sharon Robinson
BLUE DOOR STUDIOS: 3704 Otis St (Rear), Mt Rainier
Alonzo Davis, Alec Simpson
TANGLEWOOD STUDIOS: 3613 Oak Lane, Mt Rainier
Tanglewood Sue, Peter McClintock
JANIS GOODMAN: 3702 Otis (rear)
Joe Hicks Ceramics
3709 37th Street

WGS Contemporary Exhibit Opens Saturday, May 12th!

Works by artists & instructors of the Washington Glass School will amaze and delight!

Works by artists WGS Contemporary will amaze and delight!

On Saturday, May 12, WGS Contemporary, along with the studios, art organizations, and galleries throughout the Gateway Arts District will open their doors to the public. The event is free and open to all.

Over 100 individual artists will participate in the event, making the 2018 Spring Open Studios the region’s most prominent visual arts event. Audiences can attend art openings, artist demonstrations or purchase original artwork in an artist’s studio. This artist-led event presents a fantastic opportunity to connect with the region’s most important and economically vital centers of art production.    

A free shuttle bus will make stops from Artists by the Tracks in Mount Rainier to Pyramid Atlantic in Hyattsville.  Between studios and gallery stops, the Gateway Arts Districts offers several new food and drink options along Route 1 including the recently opened Pizzeria Paradiso in Hyattsville, known for its outstanding pizza and wide selection of craft beers. Pizzeria Paradiso will host a beer festival on May 12 from 12-5 p.m.

More information, including a self-guided map of the open studios visit the events’ Facebook page at in advance of the tour.

WGS Contemporary artists scheduled to exhibit:
– Tim Tate
– Michael Janis
– Erwin Timmers
– Laura Beth Konopinski
– John Henderson
– Patricia Kent
– Patricia De Poel Wilberg
-Laurie Brown
-Debbi LoCicero
-Max DeMulder
-Nancy Kronstadt
-April Shelford

Washington Glass School’s Open Studio Spring 2017

Big Thank-You to all who came to the Washington Glass School’s and Gateway Arts Open Studio Tour this past weekend! A great time for everyone to see what has been cooking in the kilns!

Open Studios is when art lovers can visit artists in the Washington Glass Studios, see their work, and get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into their working processes.

Open Studios is when art lovers can visit artists in the Washington Glass Studios, see their work, and get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into their working processes.

Many of the instructors and artists of the Washington Glass School participated in the exhibit of work.

Many of the instructors and artists of the Washington Glass School participated in the exhibit of work.

Erwin Timmers' work looked incredible!

Erwin Timmers’ work looked incredible!

There was plenty for the community to ooh and ahh about!

There was plenty for the community to ooh and ahh about!


The Open Studio got everyone inspired and excited about what will be created next!

WGS Contemporary and Gateway Arts District Tour Saturday!

Artists of WGS Contemporary

This Saturday, May 13th, from Noon til 5, WGS Contemporary will be part of the Gateway Arts District Open Studios! Above is a teaser collage of glass artwork now on exhibit! Over 100 participating studios, galleries, and other cultural venues offering a behind-the-scenes look into the area’s workshops and creative places – with an After-Party at Gateway Arts Center!

Get Ready For Spring Gateway Open Studio!


Saturday, May 13, 2017, 12-5pm

​Welcome to the DMV region’s largest-of-its-kind arts celebration and festival—Gateway Open Studios Tour. Come to the Washington Glass School and see what the artists and instructors have been working on!

Come to the Spring 2017 Gateway Open Studio where you’ll have behind-the-scenes access to studios, galleries, cultural centers, and performance spaces throughout the Gateway Arts District in Prince George’s County! Besides the Washington Glass School – other studios will be open, including Otis Street Arts Projects, White Point Studio, Jackson Jarvis Studios, Orange Door Studios, as well as the studios of Alonzo Davis, Robert Devers, Alec Simpson and more! 2017 marks Washington Glass School’s 16th birthday – and there will be lots to see!

timmers brain

Erwin Timmers cast recycled glass sculpture 2017. Photo by Pete Duvall


Washington Glass School Holiday Open Studio This Weekend! 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