29 January 2009

Suffolk Museum showing Nancy Donnelly

Details of Nancy Donnelly's upcoming show at Suffolk Museum is online -
website: Art of Glass 2 ( scroll across to 'affiliates - Suffolk Museum')

Personal Armor: Artists’ Look at Aprons
Suffolk Museum - 118 Bosley Avenue, Suffolk, VA 23434
May 2nd - June 12th, 2009 - 10-5 Tuesday - Saturday, Sunday 1-5

Personal Armor will feature artists from across the country interpreting Aprons and will include Judith Conway, award wining internationally exhibited warm glass artist of Vitrum Glass Studio and Gallery in Maryland. Ms. Conway will create new work for the exhibit . We will also feature Nancy Donnellly, an emerging glass artist and a member of the Washington Glass School. She most recently exhibited her pate de verre sculptural work from her dress series at “Artomatic” and will continue this series and present 3 new sculptures from this exhibit.

Looking forward to this show!

27 January 2009

Call for Glass Artist Entries

A good friend of the school - the fabulous Susan Taylor Glasgow has advised us of an upcoming glass artwork competition - here are the details:

Call for Glass Artists
Short Stories: Narratives from the Kiln
June 20– August 1, 2009
Curated by Susan Taylor Glasgow for the Columbia Art League, Columbia, MO

Submission Rules:

Narrative kiln-formed glass
Under 16” in any dimension
There is an entry fee of $25. This is a non-refundable fee.
Can submit up to 3 artwork pieces for jurying. More than one image may be submitted per work, i.e., a close-up shot and a full-work shot.
Images for the jury must be submitted digitally, by email or on CD.
The images submitted must be of work available for the show. Each image should be labeled with yourname.titleofwork.jpg
Each submission should be accompanied by size and medium details.
Images should be a minimum of 300dpi and be sized at least 800x800 pixels.
CD submissions should be clearly labeled with the artist's name.
CDs will not be returned.
Late entries will not be accepted.
Please note: Detailed instructions for shipping artworks will be sent to artists whose work is juried into the exhibition.

Awards :
Catalogue, purchase award
Dates :
March 15, 2009: Deadline for entries
Email address for entry: artleague@centurytel.net
online application: http://cal.missouri.org/exhibitioninfoform.html
more info: http://cal.missouri.org/glass09/index.html

update: insurance details

1. Standard insurance is provided by the Columbia Art League (CAL) while the objects are on CAL's premises.

2. Artist shall provide insurance coverage for work in transit to CAL. CAL is not responsible for work until actually received and inspected for damage that may have occurred in shipping.

3. CAL shall provide insurance coverage during transit when returning work to Artist. Work shall be insured at wholesale value provided by Artist.

4. CAL is only responsible for insurance on items shipped to the return address designated by Artist in the United States. Forwarding shipment or international shipment for whatever reason is not covered by CAL's insurance.

5. CAL is not responsible for the return packing, shipping or value of artwork which requires special needs unless prior arrangements have been made between Artist and CAL, noted in writing and signed by both parties. Special needs for purposes of this paragraph shall include, but will not be limited to, oversize objects which cannot be shipped via United Parcel Service or the United States Post Office, objects which must be shipped overnight or 2nd Day through United Parcel Service, weights in excess of 100 pounds and/or perish ability in some manner of the artwork.

25 January 2009

The Art of Craft

The skill, discipline and fun of working with glass are all brought together in the upcoming Cobalt Blue Bowl class. The class starts this week - for more info: CLICK HERE

22 January 2009

Open Studio at the Glass School

What do you do once you learn some of the techniques in a class? Once you know the basics, you can practise your craft by taking the Washington Glass School's open studio! Open Studio gives each student the opportunity to work independently in a world class studio.
Tuition includes a kiln firing per session, clear base glass and colored scrap glass, use of studio tools.

Nancy Kronstadt works on creating a glass table top.

20 January 2009

Inauguration Day 2009

photo by anythingphotographic

18 January 2009

New Signage project

The Washington Glass School is creating a new sign for the front entrance. Although still in its early stages, here are some images of the development of the glass types. Color, texture, & graphic legibility are all factors in the design selection. A full size sample test for six different glass types were taken to the site for review by the project team. The choice?.... keep checking the site over the next few weeks, and all will be revealed!

14 January 2009


Yes We Can!

13 January 2009

Palm Beach 3 Opens!

Celebrating its 12th anniversary, the PalmBeach3 contemporary art fair returns to the Palm Beach County Convention Center on January 15-18, 2009. The glittering vernissage debuts January 14, 2009.
Washington Glass School is represented by Allegra Marquart, Tim Tate and Michael Janis showing in Maurine Littleton Gallery's space.

John LaPrade, assistant director of Maurine Littleton Gallery sends his cell phone pix of the setup at the fair.

The gallery looks great!

12 January 2009

'New Glass Review' features Washington Glass School artist

The Corning Museum of Glass hosts a yearly international review of glass in a publication from Germany called New Glass Review (Neues Glas).

This year's judges included Rachel Berwick, Department Head of Glass, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island; Mieke Groot, independant curator, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Tina Oldknow, the Curator of Modern Glass for Corning Museum, Corning, New York; and Dante Marioni, glass superstar, Seattle, Washington.

A total of 1,047 artists from 43 countries sent 2,974 images of work for consideration. Of these 100 were selected for inclusion in New Glass Review 30, and I am thrilled to be one of those 100! The publication is due in May, and the images will be part of the Corning Museum's Rakow Research Library.
Michael Janis

Manifest Hope DC exhibition

Manifest Hope: DC is an art exhibition produced by EMG (Evolutionary Media Group) and Shepard Fairey's OBEY group.

Art plays a pivotal role in creating cultural momentum. The MANIFEST HOPE: DC Gallery celebrates that role and shines a spotlight on artists who use their voices to amplify and motivate the grassroots movement that carried President-Elect Barack Obama to victory. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Duke Ellington School In Washington, DC.

The MANIFEST HOPE: DC Gallery will be open to the public in Washington, DC for the days preceding the Presidential Inauguration, Saturday, January 17th, 2009 through Monday, January 19th, 2009 between the hours of 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

Irvine Contemporary is the Washington, DC gallery manager. For more info on Manifest Hope, click here for the website.

MANIFEST HOPE: DC January 17th-19th, 2009 10:00am - 6:00pm

Exhibition space: 3333 M Street NW, Washington DC 20007

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: (partial list) Aaron Foster Aaron Axelrod Aaron Allen Aaron and Ayumi Piland Amy Martin Andrew Bannecker Andy Powell Bask Billi Kid Billy Colbert Blue Lucy BOOKS IIII Brian McCarty Charlie Becker Chris Stain Chris Pastras Cody Hudson Damon Locks Dan Woehrle Dan Monick Dan Funderburgh David Choe Deroy Peraza Eddie El MAC Estevan Oriol Felix Jackson Jr. Frederic Terral Gary Baseman George Vlosich Ginger Che Guillermo Bert Herb Williams House Industries HVW8 James Widener Jason Hardy Jason Dietrick JK5 Jon Wippich Jovi Schnell Julie Adler Justin Kleiner Justin Hampton Justin Kemerling “Justin Demo” Fines Karen Wippich Katherine Kendall Kelly Towles Kelly Ording Kenji Hirata Kwaku Alston Larissa Marantz Luba Lukova Lukas Ketner Margaret Coble Mark Jenkins Matt Kleiner Maya Hayuk Mel Kadel Michael Cuffe Mike Murphy Mike Jacob Mike Perry Munk One Nick Dewar Paul Roden & Valerie Lueth Rafael Lopez Ray Noland Regan Rosburg Ron English Sage Vaughn Sam Flores Sarah Hoskins Scot LeFavor Scott Hansen Shel Starkman Sol Sender Tanya M Rodrigo Tatyanna Fazlalizadeh Tes One Tim Conlon Tim Tate Tina Rodas Tom Slaughter Travis Millard Tristan Eaton Van Taylor Monroe Will Barras Yvonne Boogaerts

10 January 2009

Glass Lovers Class

The first class of 2009 is the beginner's class - Glass Lovers Weekend.

Jennie Lindstrom and Don Daniels teach this popular class. The class is intensive, but everyone gets to create a number of cool glass objects. Shown here is the class working on a clay positive object that will ultimately be made from cast glass.

A Pepsi can in clay

09 January 2009

News Bulletin: Tim Tate in Wash Post!

Washington Post Metro Section:

By David Nakamura
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, January 9, 2009; Page B01
Across the Washington region, homeowners' dreams of a quick and easy payday are evaporating as the days tick down to President-elect Barack Obama's swearing-in ceremony Jan. 20: The inaugural housing market has gone bust in record time.
Those who listed their properties within a week or two of Obama's Nov. 4 election victory were able to score deals, but those who jumped on the bandwagon after that have largely been left without offers.
Take Tim Tate, for instance. When he heard that a neighbor had rented out his condo in the trendy Mather Studios in downtown Washington for $3,000 for inauguration week, he and his friends hatched a plan to rent out their own units and use the profits for a week-long jaunt to Morocco.
But nearly two months after listing his condo on an inaugural housing Web site (one bedroom, one bath, $2,000 for the week), Tate has gotten nary a nibble. Neither have his friends. He dropped the price twice. The only inquiry came from European parents who wanted to rent it for their daughter's semester in the District.
"We all started to list, and then the silence ensued," said Tate, a glass artist and founder of the Washington Glass Studio and Community Arts Centre.
for more of the article - click here:

08 January 2009

Dry Plaster Casting

Don Daniels working on a casting set-up at the Glass School.

Our boys from Alfred University - Don working with Dan Schubmehl.

Erwin Timmers creates new award

Erwin Timmers (the king of green art) has created the new award for The National Capital Fiat Club (DC Fiats). Using green glass, Erwin cast the image of the US Capitol dome, and formed the glass into the 2009 award.

Eco-artist Erwin Timmers' arwork relates to environmental issues and he shows this in his themes and the techniques he uses - with Erwin, it's not just the finished product, but also the process used to create the art.

Erwin teaches many classes at the Washington Glass School that incorporate sustainable design.

For Erwin's website - click here.

07 January 2009

Allegra Marquart

Allegra Marquart's is a print artist who is now translating her work into glass. Allegra creates whimsical, allegorical stories that are sand carved into colored glass panels that she makes. Her story panels were the hit of Chicago SOFA 2008, and her work is represented by Maurine Littleton Gallery in Georgetown.

Look at more of Allegra's work on her website - click here

Allegra will be showing at Palm Beach 3 Contemporary Art Fair in January, 2009.

06 January 2009


Nancy Donnelly is in full inauguration mindset. Although it is not her usual artwork - she really enjoys making the craft pieces. Nancy's usual artwork can be seen here

05 January 2009

Working It!

Cheryl Derricotte - a celebrity studio artist from the Washington Glass School's early days is the new executive director of Prince Georges County's Gateway Community Development Corporation. Her artwork includes narrative glass and mixed-media sculptures focused on contemporary issues and politics. Whether jewelry or cast glass sculpture, Cheryl's work always incorporates a strong statement.
Check out her website here

The Empress

The Empress, originally uploaded by Washington Glass School.

i really love the Tarot Series that Michael Janis produced.
check them out here:

02 January 2009

Studio Artists at Work

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.