Habatat Galleries 44th International Invitational


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 

Habatat Galleries International Features Washington Glass School Artists

Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, MI

Habatat Galleries – one of the oldest and largest glass galleries in the United States, is the home of the original International Glass Invitational, which for 40 years has introduced and exhibited the greatest artists working creatively with glass. 

This year, the 41st Annual International Glass Invitational again features glass artwork by Tim Tate. Tim will be showing works from his ‘21st Century Hall Of Wonders’. 

Tim Tate “Nuclear Family”

Tim was inspired by the Smithsonian Art Museum’s exhibit titled: The Great American Hall of Wonders, and created his version of wonders of the 21 Century. His works integrate humor into his invented “scientific discoveries”.

Sean Hennessy “Thoughts of Togetherness”

Also on display is an exhibit called “eXpose” displaying works of 25+ artists never seen before at Habatat. WGS Rising star Sean Hennessey will be one of the artists in that show.

Sean and Tim will also unveil their collaborative works at the show – works that integrate cast glass, video, and electroluminescent panels, and steel.

Tim Tate and Sean Hennessey “Radar”


41st Annual International Glass Invitational & EXPOSE 
Saturday, April 27, 2013 to Saturday, May 25, 2013

8:00 pm Saturday, April 27th 2013

Habatat Galleries 

4400 Fernlee Avenue, Royal Oak, MI 48073

Habatat International Glass Invitational


Devoted exclusively to artists working with glass as their medium, Habitat Galleries in Royal Oak, MI is one of the oldest and largest galleries in the United States of its kind. The 12,000-square-foot gallery is home of the International Glass Invitational, where invited glass artists from around the world showcase their work for some of the most selective collectors. The 38th International Glass Invitational opened April 24, 2010 and will run until May 25, 2010, featuring over 90 artists from 16 countries. Washington Glass School’s Tim Tate and Michael Janis are each exhibiting artwork in this prestigious show. A catalog of the artwork in the show is online: to view the entire Habatat Galleries 38th International Glass Invitational Awards Exhibition Catalog, please click here.
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Habatat Galleries
4400 Fernlee Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48073