Portland, Oregon-based artist and educator Sarah Gilbert has been selected as the inaugural artist for 4Front : Innovation from All Angles, a 14-day residency at the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio in Norfolk that will take place from January 8 through 22, 2014. The new residency, a partnership between the Robert M. Minkoff Foundation and the Chrysler Museum of Art, attracted 33 submissions from 10 countries. (Disclosure: Andrew Page, editor of the GLASS Quarterly Hot Sheet also serves as the director of the Minkoff Foundation.) Gilbert was selected after an international search and competitive submission process. Applicants were asked to submit ideas for a contemporary art project using glass that is groundbreaking in one or more of the following areas: technique, concept, energy efficiency, and media fluency. Continue reading
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On August 14th, Australian artist Tom Moore was awarded the 2013 Ramanok Glass Prize for his piece entitled Massive Microscopic Bud. A Canberra, Australia-native, Moore graduated from the Glass Workshop at the Canberra School of Art (now part of Australia National University). He has been production manager at the Jam Factory in Adelaide for over a decade, and, in his own work, frequently explores a tension between nature and industry in allegorical tableaus.
The Ranamok Prize, now in its 19th year, is awarded to Australian and New Zealand glass artists in recognition of “innovation, excellence and imagination in the execution of a submitted piece,” according to a prepared statement announcing the prize. Throughout the region, it is known as a milestone in an glass artists’ career. The $15,000 AUD/$13.705 USD award was created in 1994 by Andy Plummer and artist/art dealer Maureen Cahill to promote glass art in the public eye. This year’s panel of judges including the deputy director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales Anne Flanagan. Continue reading
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With the cancellation of the 2013 Glass Art Society conference, the organization’s annual International Student Exhibition has gone virtual. Rather than arranging student work from around the world in a large conference room where it would be juried in real-lfe, as would have been done in a typical GAS conference year, the submitted artwork has been placed online, where it was juried by a panel of three: Ann Mulrooney, manager and curator of the National Craft Gallery in Ireland; Marc Petrovic, artist; and Ken Saunders, a Chicago art dealer. First prize was awarded to University of Texas at Arlington graduate student Morgan Chivers for his submission entitled Particulate Pulse (Inertness is a Relative Matter) (2013), which mixes neon, xenon, and electricity to create a delicate paper-thin work that glows.
On May 14, 2013, the Pilchuck Glass School will revive its Libensky Brychtova Award, which debuted in 1996 when it was known simply as the “Libensky Award.” In an event at Chihuly Garden and Glass, Pilchuck will honor kilnforming master Klaus Moje, who will be presented with the 2013 award. Notably, it was at Pilchuck in 1979, that Moje openly shared with his students his concerns that his supplier of glass rods was about to go out of business. One of those students was Boyce Lundstrom, who would go on to found Bullseye Glass with Dan Schwoerer, and the company continues to champion Moje’s artwork through gallery exhibitions and other activities. Continue reading
Art Palm Beach, which runs from January 24th through the 28th at the Palm Beach Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, will present Lino Tagliapietra with its Visionary Award during a ceremony on Friday, January 25th. The award presentation will be followed by a public presentation and interview with Scott Indrisek, senior executive editor of Modern Painters magazine. Continue reading
Since it was founded in 2005, the United States Artists nonprofit organization has been awarding 50 artists, architects, writers, playwrights, dancers, and filmmakers a $50,000 grant each year in fulfillment of the organization’s mission “to invest in America’s finest artists and illuminate the value of artists to society.” Among this year’s recipients is Sibylle Peretti, a German-born multimedia artist working primarily in glass, who has resided in New Orleans since 1996. Listed under the category of “Craft & Traditional Arts,” Peretti will join the ranks of previous glass artist recipients Beth Lipman (2011), Mary Shaffer (2009), and Judith Schaecter (2008). Continue reading
This weekend, the nonprofit fire arts center in San Francisco known as The Crucible will host a two-day event honoring the 50 years history of Studio Glass from a West Coast perspective. With keynote presentations by Suellen Fowler, Marvin Lipofsky, Richard Marquis, and Susan Stimsmuehlen-Amend, the two-day event promises to be a journey back in time. In fact, the structure of the event was inspired by the California Glass Exchanges, a technique-sharing gathering of the California glass community organized by San Jose State University glass instructor Robert C. Fritz and his student George Jercich. Continue reading
The 2012 Museum of Glass fundraiser known as the Red Hot Party & Auction wrapped up on Saturday, September 22, 2012, in with a respectable $630,000 raised. A total of 114 works of glass art, wine packages, jewelry and experiences went up for live and silent auctions. The funds raised will support the Tacoma, Washington, museum’s exhibition, education, and visiting artist programs. Continue reading
In October 2012, Danish glass maker Steffen Dam will officially unveil his Rakow Commission work during the 2012 Annual Seminar on Glass at The Corning Museum of Glass. Dam’s intricate workmanship, passion for detail, and singular vision of invented yet convincingly organic undersea creatures have earned him the title of 27th recipient of the Rakow Commision. The annual award began in 1986 with the intent of supporting both aspiring and established artists in their pursuit of artistic freedom. Named for the late Corning Museum benefactors Dr. and Mrs. Leonard S. Rakow, the commission provides $25,000 to its annual recipient whose work is not already displayed in the museum. Continue reading
“Superposition” co-curator Helen Lee named winner of purchase prize in Ball State University glass exhibition
The David Owsley Museum of Art of Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, has just announced the winner of its biennial glass art competition (this year titled “Glass: A Juried Art Show 2012”). Berkeley, CA-based artist Helen Lee, who made news last year by curating “Superposition” with fellow artists Alexander Rosenberg and Matt Szosz, is the recipient of the exhibition’s first purchase award, which was made possible by the generosity of glass collector Patricia Schaefer. Lee’s winning piece, a black ink print titled “Prince Rupert Drawing #2,” was created in three simple steps. She formed a number of Prince Rupert Drops, dipped them in ink, and “exploded” them in a tube lined with paper so that she would be left with a three-hundred-sixty degree record of the explosion.
Made of cast-glass and steel, a sculpture standing 17-feet-high and measuring eight-feet wide has been awarded “Best in Show” at the 12th Annual Florida Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition. Created by glass artist Steven Durow in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Levee Break was chosen out of ten sculptures selected annually for a year-long juried exhibition of work from around the U.S. Judge Sarah Clark-Langager awarded Levee Break the title of “Best in Show” which included a prize of $3,000. Continue reading
Just six months after receiving the Glass Art Society‘s Lifetime Achievement Award, artist Ann Wolff was honored with another prestigious accolade, the PRO EUROPA Foundation’s European Culture Prize on December 12th. She is the first Swede to collect this honor in recognition of her contributions to the art world in kiln-cast glass sculpture and her prominent role in the beginning of the Studio Glass movement in Europe.
Beth Lipman, a glass artist known for her austere three-dimensional still life sculptures largely devoted to examining extravagance, is one of 50 artists to be awarded the United States Artist Fellowship. Founded in 2006, the organization provides each fellow with a $50,000 grant to continue progress work in their given field. While many Americans see the struggling nature of being an artist as part of the territory, United States Artists believe artists should be duly compensated for their work. Actor and director Tim Robbins hosted the awards ceremony Monday night at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica, California. Continue reading
The private foundation Charlotte van der Seijs has announced a new competition for artists working with glass. According to the official Website, The International Glass Prize is “a triennial international glass competition for arts, design, and crafts” hosted by the GlazenHuis in Lommel, Belgium, a glass museum housed in a strikingly beautiful and modern building comprised of mostly glass. The theme of the first competition is quite simple: The Object. Continue reading
Arne Quinze, the musician named Daan Stuyven, and graphic designer Stefan Glerum are just the latest creatives who have developed new glassware designs for the signature voluptuously curved glass in which Duvel Belgian ale is traditionally served. Founded in 1874, Duvel does not seem interested in altering the established form of their traditional tulip glass but are actively seeking to update the glass through designs applied to the glass surface. Continue reading
The Ranamok Glass Award, one of Australia and New Zealand’s most prestigious art prizes, announced their winner last week in conjunction with the exhibition’s opening at Canberra Glassworks. Australian artist Masahiro Asaka won for his white, cast and cold worked glass cylindrical piece Surge 12, which beat out 32 other finalists to win the 17 year old prize, which comes along with a $15,000 cash award. Continue reading
Five German and British artists were honored by the Jutta Cuny-Franz Memorial Foundation for their accomplishments in glass art, which gives out eight awards semiannually to artists under 40 making significant use of glass in their work. The jury chose from a strong field of 24o artists from 44 countries, selecting Julius Weiland for the prestigious Jutta Cuny-Franz Memorial Award. The other honorees this year include Shige Fujishiro and Tara Woudenberg, who each received a Talent Award and 1,500€ (roughly $2,200). Honorary Diplomas went to Lisa Anne Bate, Pernille Braun, Andrea Flemming, Anne Petters, and Phil Vickery. Continue reading
Light bulbs are an ever-present and integral part of daily life, but their ubiquity also makes them easy to overlook. They are frequently hidden behind lampshades, masked by storefront signs, or shielded by semi-translucent plastic. Their purpose is, ultimately, utilitarian, which means their aesthetic quality tends to go by the wayside. We acquiesce to the long fluorescent rod and simple, rounded incandescent because, after all, they only provide light, right? Well, British design company Hulger and designer Samuel Wilkinson are trying to change the way you think about the light bulb. Continue reading
Between March and November The Studio of The Corning Musuem of Glass will host eight arists-in-residence from around the world who will have the chance to expand their personal bodies of work as well as explore new trends in glass art. Each of the artists will be supported financially supported by The Studio for one month as they are provided with living accommodations, studio space, equipment, and supplies. The eight artists awarded the 2011 residency are Susan Liebold, Beth Lipman, Dan Mirer, Nisha Bansil, Min Jeong Song, Amie Laird McNeel, Veronika Beckh, and Adrianne Evans. Continue reading
The Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass is now accepting applications for three work placement awards: the Award for Excellence and two Ashton Hill Awards. The Award for Excellence is a 40-week work experience program open to stained glass graduates or those with significant studio training. The award typically includes placements in European studios and is designed to encourage the development of practice skills by working under the guidance of established professional designers and makers, conservators, and craftsmen. The Ashton Hill Award places two recent graduates, prominent trainees, or individuals interested in working in the stained glass field in a studio for ten weeks. All three winners can tailor the award to best fit their interests, such as traditional and contemporary design, painting, staining, enameling, conservation, protective glazing methods, acid etching, and screenprinting. Continue reading