“Reflections on Glass” @ Byrne Gallery

Middleburg, VA’s Byrne Gallery will present “Reflections on Glass”, a 9-week exhibit of contemporary art glass by twenty artists. Curated by glass artist and Vice President of the National Capital Art Glass GuildEmily Pezzulich, the exhibition features works in blown glass, flameworked glass, coldworked glass, kilnformed glass, stained glass and glass sculpture. This exhibit is the first time the Middleburg art gallery will focus an entire show on one medium – glass.The exhibit opens on Thursday, May 5th and continues through Sunday, June 26th, 2016. 

Reflections on Glass is also one of the five stops in the Art Passport Challenge, during Middleburg’s “Art in the Burg,” event, a town-wide arts celebration that will take place on Saturday, May 21st from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Artists participating in Reflections on Glass include:

Rhoda Baer, Judith Finn Conway, Kevin O’Toole, Nancy Weisser, Paul Swartwood , Michelle Rubin, Sherry Selevan, Ruth Gowell, Ursula Marcum, Emily Pezzulich, Carol Sontheimer, Nancy Kronstadt, Sherry Hawkins and Veta Carney, Allan Jaworski, Carol Hurwitch, Jane Hartman, Alla Sharkova, Jerre Davidson, and Daniel Carney. All of the artists participating have local, national and international followings.


Veta Carney; “Sticks & Stones” cast uranium glass, mixed media

Reflections On Glass

 May 5th – June 26th 2016

Artist Reception Saturday, May 7th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.   

There will be a second event in June with demonstrations of glass techniques and gallery talks by the artists on Saturday, June 4th from 1:00 p.m. to 4 p.m.


The Byrne Gallery byrne-logo

7 West Washington Street, Middleburg, VA 20118

Gallery hours are Monday and Tuesday by appointment only, Wednesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Contact the Byrne Gallery for more information at (540) 687-6986.


NCAGG “See The Light” @ VisArts Gibbs St Gallery

ncaggThe National Capitol Art Glass Guild (NCAGG) has a juried member show opening in Rockville, MD.

The show, titled “See The Light” will be at the Gibbs Street Gallery at VisArts in Rockville, MD from April 1 to May 1, 2016.

Congratulations to WGS artists whose work was selected: Veta Carney & Patricia Kent

Trish Kent, Dress Series, kilnformed glass

Trish Kent, Dress Series, kilnformed glass

Veta Carney, "Ursa Major". cast, blown, sandblasted and lampworked glass, ultraviolet light. photo: Pete Duvall

Veta Carney, “Ursa Major”. cast, blown, sandblasted and lampworked glass, ultraviolet light. photo: Pete Duvall

The NCAGG Exhibit Jurors:

Pati Young (Board member of the American Craft Council, art collector), 

Jack Devine (Principal Partner of Artists Circle Fine Art, Member of the VisArts Artist Advisory Council, VisArts Board of Directors, and Chair of the Gallery Committee),and

Kari Minnick (Internationally recognized glass artist and teacher)

See the Light

Gibbs Street Gallery

155 Gibbs Street, Rockville, MD  20850

Opening Reception: Friday, April 8, 7 – 9 PM

Artists Talk and Demonstration: Sunday, April 24, 2 PM

Workhouse Glass National 2015

lorton.glass.national.maurine_littleton.2015.usa.art.virginiaLorton, Virginia’s Workhouse Arts Center opened its 1st Annual Workhouse Glass National Exhibition reception this past weekend. The exhibit was created from an “Open Call” for functional and/or sculptural glass artworks, juried by the legendary gallerist, Maurine Littleton.

Featuring a range of contemporary glass artwork currently being created throughout the United States of America, Washington Glass School is proud that works by two WGS Resident Artists, Veta Carney and Diane Cooper Cabe were among the artwork selected for the exhibit. Congratulation to all the artists!

Artists exhibiting:
Paul Heller, Elizabeth James, Sandi Martina, Nancy Nicholson, Biba Schutz, Barbara Atkinson, Suellen Black, Diane Cooper Cabe, Veta Carney, Eli Cecil, Lauren Cummings,, Dick Ditore, Jean Fernandes, Rhonda Gilbert, Charlie Holden, Jaye Houle, Benjamin Johnson, Winn Jones, Rollin Karg, Laura Beth Konopinski, Andrew Madvin, Ursula Marcum, Jennifer Nauck, Steven Ramsey, Mary Richardson, Scott Slagerman, Paul Swartwood, Natalie Tyler and Janet Wittenberg

Workhouse Glass National 2015

Now thru  - January 17, 2016

9518 Workhouse Way, Lorton, VA 22079

Artwork By Attorneys? Who Got Framed?!

Congratulations to Washington Glass School Studio Artist Veta Carney – her work was selected for the “Hang the Lawyers” Exhibit – a juried gallery exhibition to be held at both Washington ArtWorks’ galleries showcasing artwork created by attorneys. Photography, painting, sculpture, mixed media and more will be featured in this exhibition.

Veta Carney, "Trickster",  2015, fused glass, 22" x 22"

Veta Carney, “Trickster” (detail), 2015, fused glass, 22″ x 22″

The show was juried by John Mason, Board President of Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts, and Missy Loewe, CEO and President of Washington ArtWorks. This show is a fundraiser for Washington ArtWorks and Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts, and the night will feature a silent auction.

veta.carney.glassIn case you have not been by the Glass School recently – an introduction to one of our newest Studio Artists is in order!

Veta Carney is a former Assistant United States Attorney and is a criminal defense attorney in practice with her husband with whom she handles serious felony and other criminal cases in the Superior Court and the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

Veta started making stained glass windows while in college. Over the years she added jewelry and fused glass artwork to her repertoire of skills. She has been expanding the scale of her artworks – going larger here at the Washington Glass School and also in her studio in Tucson, AZ. Her most recent works combine painting and fused glass. Veta is also explores mixing flame-worked glass with other media that she creates with her son, Daniel Carney, a noted glass artist in Arizona. She is a member of the Northern Virginia Handcrafters’ Guild, the National Capitol Area Glass Guild (NCAGG), and the Arizona Glass Alliance.  

Hang the Lawyers 

Friday, April 3rd – Monday, April 20th 2015
Washington ArtWorks, 12276 Wilkins Ave, Rockville, MD 20852

Opening Reception on Friday, April 10th from 6-9pm