Maryland State Arts Council Exhibit Features Artists from Washington Glass School

Still image from Identity website

The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) has a special exhibit titled “Identity” featuring of the 60 artists exhibited in special show by Maryland State Arts Council. From the MSAC exhibit catalog:

“A person’s identity is constantly evolving and can include their cultural identity, social identity, gender identity, racial identity, and the intersection of multiple identities to form one’s whole self. The Maryland State Arts Council is reflecting self-reflective art that expresses and explores how the artist perceives themself through this online exhibition.”

The artwork is in online gallery in the by Kunstmatrix which allows one to “walk” thru a show). The show runs February 5th thru April 6th, 2021.

Max DeMulder ; “Nonexistence”, 2020; 14 x 10.3 inch; Watercolor & Ink on Paper

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IDENTITY – 3D virtual exhibition by Maryland State Arts Council | art.spaces | KUNSTMATRIX

Call for Glass Art about COVID

CALL FOR ENTRY
“VIRAL GLASS: Artists Responses to COVID-19”

The past year has been devastating for everyone around the world. While the medical and social impact of Covid-19 are undeniable, this pandemic has also deeply influenced the making of art in every area of creative initiative.

This on-line exhibition looks specifically at how glass artists around the world are responding to the Pandemic. While some have focused on the virus itself and the fear it instills, others have explored the depth and intensity of world-wide isolation. Other creative individuals have focused on how this disaster can bring communities together, or how it has torn us apart. In any case, artists in every field have contributed to keeping the world moving. What has your pandemic artwork centered on?
Viral Glass, a new web-based virtual exhibition will focus on the incredible work of international glass artists showcasing their creativity and resourcefulness during the Coronavirus pandemic. This show will mark the long anticipated return of David McFadden, who was Chief Curator of the Museum of Arts and Design in NYC for 16 years, to our field as guest curator for this show. In addition to being an international forum for artists to share their concerns and visions, cash prizes will also be offered.

Habatat Galleries in Royal Oak, MI will be managing the logistics for this project, scheduled to open on-line on May 1st, 2021. If you would like to be considered for inclusion in this show, please send up to 3 images, a CV, and a brief description of technique and what this piece means to you to ViralGlass2021@gmail.com. Deadline for images will be March 19th. All artists will be notified before April 15th.


Each artist will be invited to create their own virtual experience online that will be shared through the www.viralglass.org website.

Glass Coast Weekend Opens Feb 4, 2021!

Michigan’s Habatat Galleries takes their Glass Coast Weekend virtual for 2021. Habatat has invited 40 of the finest artists working with glass as their art material to participate in this innovative presentation. This exhibition will be online for the entire month of February.

Habatat Gallery features new works by Michael Janis

Michigan’s Habatat Galleries takes their Glass Coast Weekend virtual for 2021. Habatat has invited 40 of the finest artists working with glass as their art material to participate in this innovative presentation. This exhibition will be online for the entire month of February.

View the exhibition virtually this Friday, February 5th, at 10:00 a.m. ET
Opening soon:  www.GlassCoastWeekend.com

Each artist specializes in exploring color in glass. We encourage all attendees of this virtual experience to learn and explore each artist and share SPLASH 2021 with anyone who loves art.

Imagine Museum in St. Petersburg, FL and Habatat Galleries, Michigan are planning a glass art extravaganza weekend like no other. They are ramping up the fun and entertainment virtually to celebrate the creativity and imagination of our artists and what they provide for us during times like these.

See you at the (virtual) beach!

Class 3602 – Glass and Steel Tables

Steel tables

 

This is your chance to venture into making a piece of furniture for your home. You will cast or fuse an incredibly cool glass top to create the table of your own design.  You will get an introduction to welding and then cut and weld a steel frame to finish your one-of-a-kind piece. No prior welding or glass experience is needed but not discouraged.

Class 3606 – Beginning Glass Casting

Milo (2)

Want to create glass sculpture but don’t know where to start? This course will start from the beginning, covering plaster mold making, different types of glass, and what goes on in the kiln. We recommend bringing your own particle respirator if you have one, but it’s okay if you don’t. Come ready to get dirty and have fun!

*This course does not cover rubber mold making, which is often helpful (but not necessary) for starting glass casting. Please see course 3604 for more info!

Watch Imagine Museum’s Instagram Video of Artist Michael Janis

Florida’s Imagine Museum has WGS’ Michael Janis’ glass artwork in its permanent collection, their “American Masters”, – and recently posted a video snippet of an interview with him on their Instagram page.

Click on image to jump to Imagine Museum Instagram

Click on image to jump to Imagine Museum Instagram

Imagine Museum is a new fine art institution in St. Petersburg, Florida. Its primary collection displays the explosive growth and diversification of the studio glass movement in America since the 1960’s, and extends to new directions in contemporary glass.

Memorial Day 2020

kiln cast glass art fused bullseye glass content drivenOn Memorial Day we remember and honor those who died while serving our country – wishing all a meaningful day. Artwork credits: Trish Kent – detail from her “Divided States of America” series; photo Pete Duvall.

Pate De Verre Class Fun!

This weekend’s pâte de verre class was a great success! 

Instructor Teri Bailey demonstrates how to apply color frit powder into specific areas for the class.

Instructor Teri Swinhart (Bailey) demonstrates how to apply color frit powder into specific areas for the class.

Pâte de verre is a kilncasting method that literally means “paste of glass”. The general premise is to mix frit granules with some sort of binder such as gum arabic, then apply the glass to the inner surface of a negative mold.

Teri Bailey demonstrates proper frit application.

Teri Swinhart demonstrates proper frit application.

The Pâte de verre students made plaster molds in which they would cast the glass.

The Pâte de verre students made plaster molds in which they would cast the glass.

Lively discussion on ways to kilncast glass sculpture was explored by the class.

Lively discussion on ways to kilncast glass sculpture was explored by the class.The students all loved the process and can't wait til the firings are out of the kilns. The students all loved the process and can’t wait til the firings are out of the kilns.

 

Glass Throwdown! Who will be GlassMaster?! Come to EXPOSED! @SOFA Expo!

Ferd Hampson Vs David Hutchausen reveal all in Mary Van Cline's EXPOSED! @SOFAExpo

Ferd Hampson Vs David Hutchausen reveal all in Mary Van Cline’s EXPOSED! @SOFAExpo

Mary Van Cline’s DOCUMENTA Project (which celebrates 3 years of photographing the community of the global Studio Glass Movement) continues to tease and generate interest in her EXPOSED event taking place at Chicago SOFA Expo opening Oct 31st! 

Come see the “out takes” and behind the scenes action of the Photo Shoots that help make the Portraits so engaging, and enjoy an informal visual historical narrative. After all, LAUGHING MATTERS!

The Documenta Project Presents: EXPOSED!
Chicago SOFA Expo
FRIDAY, November 1, 2019
3:00 – 4:00 pm

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