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Erwin Timmers at Duncan McClellan Studio in St Pete

Washington Glass School Co-Founder & Co-Director Erwin Timmers was at the Duncan McClellan Gallery for the start of the exhibit “Dreams & Visions; Artists of the Washington Glass School”. The spectacular show features works by Christina Helowicz, Michael Janis, Tony Porto, Teri Swinhart, Tim Tate and Erwin Timmers and runs thru March 15th, 2023.

Erwin Timmers is introduced to the audience by Duncan McClellan.

Erwin also taught a workshop for kiln casting glass – teaching the students how to effect bas relief imagery in float glass.

Acadamy Prep students learn all about cool glass art from visiting artist Erwin Timmers.

The fun filled weekend started with a gallery visit from 7th graders from Academy Prep. They received a tour in the museum-quality art filled gallery, followed by a glass demonstration and more.

Erwin Timmers’ kiln casting class at Duncan McClellan Glass Studio underway in St Pete.
The workshop was lots of fun for the students – many who never worked with glass before.
Learning how to get detailed bas relief imagery got the students excited about the possibilities!
Working inside the special kilns at Duncan McClellan’s glass studio was a treat for the students.

The results! Awesome!!

Dreams & Visions Opens at Duncan McClellan Gallery, St Petersburg

Duncan McClellan Gallery in St Petersburg, FL features Washington Glass Studio artists in “Dreams and Visions” Opening Jan 12 thru March 5.

“Dreams & Visions” at Duncan McClellan Gallery, St Petersburg, FL. Now thru Mar 15, 2023.

“Dreams and Visions” features glass artwork that grapples with the truths of contemporary reality while employing familiar narrative motifs found in pop culture, myths and legends. Featuring artworks by Christina Helowicz, Michael Janis, Tony Porto, Teri Swinhart, Tim Tate, and Erwin Timmers.

View of Duncan McClellan Gallery featuring artists from the Washington Glass School.

Erwin Timmers will teach a hands-on workshop for kiln casting on January 21st, 2023.

Located in the Warehouse Arts District – A showcase for US & international glass artists.

2342 Emerson Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL. 33712
855-436-4527
Gallery Hours:
Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm
Sunday, Noon-4pm

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Happy Holidays from Washington Glass School and Studio

Tis the Season!

All of us at the Washington Glass School & Studio Wish You and Family a Joyous Holiday Season! And a Happy Healthy New Year!

Artists and Educators from the Washington Glass School

(L-R) Patricia De Poel Wilberg, Erwin Timmers, Christina Helowicz, Nancy Kronstadt, Kate Barfield, Tim Tate, April Shelford, Michael Janis, Trish Kent and John Henderson. Not pictured: Graciela Granek, Sean Robinson, Diane Cabe, Gabrielle Morris, Kyle Crosby, and Daphne Matyas.

Tuesday’s AACG’s Fired Up! Features Karen LaMonte

The Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass (AACG) Fired UP! program on this Tuesday, is also the last one of 2022 for the AACG. It will feature the quintessential 21st century glass and many other materials sculptor, Karen LaMonte.

FIRED UP! with Karen LaMonte 12/20 at 2pm EST. Free & open to the public. Register here:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcvdOCorz0rEtC0RcqgAuWSmmFbGUdrOT07

Karen LaMonte has created sublime and enigmatic works in glass, ceramic, bronze, iron, paper, and marble. Her works range from monotype prints to monumental stone sculptures and explore themes of beauty, gender, identity, and the natural world.
She will give an informal talk about her pioneering new works discussing concepts, challenges, experimentation, invention, and of course failure, and occasionally success!

New Winter Schedule Now Online!

Winter classes are here! For the season of cheer!

Studio pups Franklin and Henley are snug as bugs and ready for the Holidays!

Naughty? Or Nice? or BOTH?! We all deserve the gift of GLASS! The new Washington Glass School classes for the Winter Session are now online! Click HERE!
And don’t forget: Santa Secretly wants a Washington Glass School gift certificate as his treat for listening to all the elves on shelves!

Washington Glass Studio Returns to Art Basel / Art Miami Fairs!

CONTEXT Art Miami 2022

Miami’s Longest Running International Art Fair Art Miami and sister fair CONTEXT Art Miami featured artwork by many artists from the Washington Glass Studio.

View into part of the Alida Anderson Art Projects space in Miami

On Tuesday, November 29, 2022, almost 20,000 guests came to the opening of the 10th edition of the sister fair to Art Miami. CONTEXT Art Miami is dedicated to the development and reinforcement of emerging and mid-career artists, and the vibrant contemporary and modern art fair was the natural setting for the works carried by Alida Anderson Art Projects (AAAP).

Tim Tate’s endless mirror series are a favorite of visitors to the fair.

This year’s AAAP booth at CONTEXT Art Miami showed works by glass mixed media artwork by Christina Helowicz, Michael Janis, Tony Porto, Tim Tate and Erwin Timmers. It also featured mixed media works by J Jordan Bruns, Lenny Campello, and Steve Wanna.

Tony Porto chats up collector group describing the collaborative sculptures made with Michael Janis.

Some Art Miami Highlights:

Christina Helowicz installs her blown glass /mixed media sculpture at the Art Miami fair.
Erwin Timmers with a San Francisco collector that acquired his cast recycled artwork for her collection.
Nora Atkinson, Curator-in-Charge for the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery flanked by Michael Janis & Tony Porto.
Lenny Campello (center) describes Michael Janis’ new glass panel artwork.
Christina Helowicz, Director of Alida Anderson Art Projects talks about Steve Wanna’s paintings.
alida anderson, michael Janis and Tony porto, christina helowicz, f lennox campello, lenny, erwin timmers at dinner.

The artists at CONTEXT Art Miami raise their glass in toast! Salud! Amor! Dinero! Clockwise from left bottom: Steve Wanna, Erwin Timmers, Michael Janis, J Jordan Bruns, Christina Helowicz, Tony Porto, Lenny Campello, Joe Ivacic, Danny Marder.

2022 Art Basel/Art Miami Features Washington Glass School Artists

Washington Glass School artists are prepping spectacular glass/mixed media artwork to be presented at Context Art Miami – at Alida Anderson Art Projects . New art works by WGS artists Michael Janis, Christina Helowicz, Tim Tate, Erwin Timmers, along with artworks by Lenny Campello, Tony Porto, J Jordan Bruns and Steve Wanna, Marinela de la Hoz and others will be on exhibit at CONTEXT Art Miami Art Fair, space A29.

CONTEXT Art Miami, presented by Art Miami, continues to create and push boundaries on the conversation about contemporary art, The 2022 edition will showcase works from 75 innovative galleries from more than 20 countries, including Japan, Turkey, Australia, France, South Korea and Chile, among others. CONTEXT Art Miami will kick-off during Miami Art Week with an invitation-only VIP preview on Tuesday, November 29 and run through Sunday, December 4, 2022.

Artworks Selected for Mt Rainier Public Arts Banner Project

Image of Michael Janis’ work as proposed to Mount Rainier Council

During the November Legislative Meeting, Mount Rainier Mayor Celina Benitez and Councilmembers unanimously voted on the artworks presented by the Mt Rainier Arts Commission at the November Legislative Meeting. The Lamp Post Display Art Project was launched by the Commission to showcase the talent of Mt Rainier-based artists while invigorating the City’s downtown.

15 artworks were carefully selected based on a set of criteria. The pieces will be displayed on banners that will hang on the City’s lamp post for two years. Mayor and Council commended the Commissioners for spearheading the project and selecting pieces representative of the City’s diversity, culture and people. Part of the Gateway Arts District, Mount Rainier is home to over 150 art studios that contribute to the enrichment of the community. Congrats to our Michael Janis – and we look forward to seeing the banners installed!

Hope & Healing Exhibition at Montpelier Arts Center

The Annual Prince George’s County Juried Exhibition, now in its 34th year, draws on the vast core of visual artists that live, work, or maintain a studio in Prince George’s County. This exhibition also serves to foster an inclusive spirit among the participating artists as well as showcase their talents, skills, and diverse use of mediums. This year’s exhibit is themed “Hope & Healing”, presenting works that reflect and symbolize what connects us as people and what gives faith and optimism for the future of our society.

Washington Glass School is so proud of Resident artist April Shelford – whose work titled “Summer” was selected for the exhibition.

April Shelford, “Summer”, 2022, kilncast glass, steel. Photo by Pete Duvall.

34TH ANNUAL PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY JURIED EXHIBITION

November 2, 2022-January 6, 2023

Public Reception : Sunday, November 6, 3-5 pm

Montpelier Arts Center

9652 Muirkirk Road

Laurel, MD 20708

Rockville, MD Artists & Makers Studios To Showcase Works By Erwin Timmers & Artists of the Washington Glass School

Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive in Rockville will welcome artist Erwin Timmers along with Artists of the Washington Glass School for the exhibit “A Show of Hands”. The November 4th First Friday evening opening will run from 5pm – 9pm.

Erwin Timmers, “In Case of Emergency”; 2022, cast recycled glass, steel. Photo by Pete Duvall.

Erwin Timmers is the Co-founder and Director of the Washington Glass School. His work references sociological and environmental issues of concern to him, primarily how we, as a society, consume and discard precious resources. For this topic, the choice of materials becomes a more important discussion, so Erwin endeavors to use recycled materials to express concepts and ideas of recycling and use of the environment. Recycled glass is difficult to use, so he has had to develop new and experimental techniques to exploit the characteristics of this material. A Show of Hands explores personal and cultural traits as they relate to present day social trends. Technological “advances” have changed the landscape in human interaction, and social media focuses on aspects of cultural loss, fake news, mass manipulation, and diversion and division. This series is about the expression of nonverbal and abstract themes like trust, communication, and connection. Erwin’s portfolio showcases the possibility and beauty of recycled material, while encouraging the viewer to consider his or her environmental impact.

Erwin Timmers “A Show of Hands”
Featuring Artists of the Washington Glass School

Opening Reception
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Friday, November 4th, 2022

Artists & Makers Studios
11810 Parklawn Drive, Suite 210
Rockville, MD 20852

Artist Discussion with Erwin Timmers – November 12th, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Exhibits for Erwin Timmers, the Resident Artists, and Gallery 209 will run from November 1st through November 22nd. Viewing hours are 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday-Saturday, and Sundays by chance or appointment.

Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive in Rockville, established in October 2014 by artist and arts community builder Judith HeartSong, is a 13,000 sq. ft. facility is home to 87 artists, and 80 student artists. A&M Studios is dedicated to providing a supportive and vibrant environment for artists to realize their creative goals – through studio practice, collaboration, education, opportunities, networking and connecting with the community beyond.