Bethesda Row Art Fair Oct 18/19

 

Syl Mathis will show new works from his cast and carved glass "boat series".

Syl Mathis will show new works from his cast and carved glass “boat series”.

Each October, the streets of Bethesda Row are transformed into an outdoor art gallery of spectacular fine arts and crafts.The Bethesda Row Arts Festival transforms four blocks downtown Bethesda into an outdoor art gallery featuring fine arts and crafts for sale from 190 museum quality artists in the Bethesda Row area of Bethesda, MD.

Syl Mathis, cast and carved glass

Syl Mathis, cast and carved glass

On display will be new works by WGS artist Syl Mathis Here is a link to the Festival map showing artist booth locations, parking, dining, shopping and more.

17th Annual Bethesda Row Arts Festival, Saturday and Sunday October 18/19, 2014. Admission is FREE.

The outdoor event is held rain or shine on Bethesda Row located on Woodmont and Bethesda Avenues, Elm Street, Bethesda, MD. The festival is near the Bethesda Metro station and 15 minutes from downtown Metrorail stops. 

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!

Syl Mathis @ Bethesda Row Arts Festival This Weekend

Syl Mathis

The Bethesda Row Arts Festival is this weekend – turning downtown Bethesda  into an outdoor art gallery featuring fine arts and crafts from 190 artists in the Bethesda Row area of Bethesda, Maryland. 

Syl Mathis

Our Syl Mathis is one of the featured artists in the show – with some spectacular new kiln cast glass sculptures.

Syl Mathis

SHOW INFORMATION

16th Annual 2013 Bethesda Row Arts Festival
Saturday, October 19th – 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, October 20th – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Admission is FREE.
The outdoor event is held rain or shine on Bethesda Row located on Woodmont and Bethesda Avenues, Elm Street. The festival is near the Bethesda Metro station.

Studio Artists at Work

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Syl Mathis is one of the Washington Glass School ‘studio artists’.

His finely crafted boats are highly sought after for their poetic compositions.

Syl creates plaster silica molds and loads with glass. He fires the glass for at least two days, and then cold-works the cast glass.

Tough guy – but cries at the slightest glass cut.