SOFA Chicago Preview Oct 2nd


Join the James Renwick Alliance members for a sneak peek of work made for the upcoming international shows SOFA Chicago and Art Basel Miami by glass artists Tim Tate, Michael Janis, Erwin Timmers and collaborative work by Tim Tate and Marc Petrovic: Seven Deadly Sins and Seven Waking Dreams. * Just added * click HERE to jump to American Craft Magazine article on Tim & Marc's work.

Marc Petrovic & Tim Tate The Seven Deadly Sins

The adjacent Flux Studios is also hosting a preview showing of work by its renown artists.



Washington Glass Studio


Flux Studios Artists New Work

Saturday, October 2, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Flux Studios

Fall Preview

Works of Novie Trump, Laurel Lukaszewski, Jessica Beels and Judit Varga.

3700 Otis Street Mt. Rainier, MD 20712

202-744-8222- Washington Glass Studios - 703-346-5284-Flux Studios

Working in the Studio – Tim Tate


Seasonal Changes by Tim Tate
photography by
Anything Photographic

Glass-meister Tim Tate is working on some new series for SOFA Chicago in November. Here is a sneak peak at some of the works he is completing.
Tim’s series “Seasonal Changes” incorporates cast and blown glass, electronics and videos. Mr Tate has been working non-stop on work for this and a number of other major shows – keep posted for pics of some of his other projects as they complete!

Spring Awakening
Blown and Cast Glass, Electronics, Video
18 x 7 x 7
Inside are cast glass sprouting crocus bulbs. On the top finial is a bouquet of cast glass flowers. The video is a time lapse of flowers opening and closing.

Autumn Transformations
Blown and Cast Glass, Electronics, Video
18 x 8 x 8
Inside are cast chrysanthemums, top finials is covered in dozens of cast glass acorns. Video is of ripe grain in a soft wind.

Autumn Transformations (detail)
Blown and Cast Glass, Electronics, Video
18 x 8 x 8

Winter Warmth
Blown and Cast Glass, Electronics, Video
18 x 8 x 8
Inside are cast glass snowflakes and pine cones. The finial is of holly surrounding a teapot. The video is a city scape of rooftops with snow falling.

Summer Dreamin’
Blown and Cast Glass, Electronics, Video
18 x 8 x 8
Inside are stacks of watering cans. Video is of light reflecting off a swimming pool

Summer Dreamin’ (detail)
Blown and Cast Glass, Electronics, Video
18 x 8 x 8

Washington Glass Rocks SOFA Chicago 2009


Allegra Marquart discusses her work on opening night.

Originally uploaded by sofaexpo

The international art show SOFA Chicago was held at Navy Pier in Chicago, with the Washington Glass School represented by Tim Tate, Allegra Marquart and Michael Janis. The 4 day gala had 68 galleries from 10 countries and viewers in the tens of thousands.

Washington, DC’s Maurine Littleton Gallery had a great show, showcasing artworks of glass icons Harvey Littleton, Richard Marquis, Judith La Scola, Therman Statom, John Littleton, Kate Vogel and Colin Reid along with WGS artists Tate, Marquart and Janis.

The three DC artists had a great year, with a lot of interest from collectors, curators and other glass artists!

View of Maurine Littleton Gallery @ SOFA

One of the Tim Tate exhibition areas

Michael Janis’ fused glass powder drawings

l-r John Littleton, Tim Tate, Ginny Ruffner, Cappy Thompson, Michael Janis

Therman Statom constructs his artwork in situ

Ready for SOFA?

>Celebrating its 16th year, SOFA CHICAGO (the critically acclaimed Sculpture Objects & Functional Art fair), returns to Chicago’s Navy Pier Nov. 5 – 8 to present master artworks from top international galleries and art dealers. The Chicago fair will also feature special exhibits by renowned museums, universities and arts organizations, as well an extensive lecture series.

Washington Glass School artists Allegra Marquart, Michael Janis and Tim Tate will be exhibiting new works at Maurine Littleton Gallery – Booth #720 – The incredible new works by the artists make this a must-see destination!

Artist Tim Tate works on his new cast glass and steel panel series. The narrative artwork incorporates glass sculpted in sign-language lexicons.

Click HERE for more info about the art event.

Michael Janis @ Maurine Littleton Gallery

>Some quick snaps from the Maurine Littleton Gallery as it features the glass work of Michael Janis. Many of the pieces will be shown in the upcoming SOFA Chicago art fair.

Maurine Littleton Gallery
1667 Wisconsin Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20007
Open Tues – Sat 11-6pm
Click HERE for link to their website.

The gallery will have a strong presence in Chicago this November, also featuring Allegra Marquart and new works by Tim Tate.
Click HERE for link to SOFA Chicago.