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