Suzanne Perrault, a partner and co-director of Rago's auction house, will speak about the creation and sale of glass artwork.

Friday January 30, 2015 | by Andrew Page

Suzanne Perrault of Rago’s to lecture at the New York Metropolitan Glass Club

Filed under: Announcements, Events

Meeting the first Tuesday of the month, from October through May, the New York Metropolitan Glass Club brings together historic and contemporary glass collectors, dealers, and enthusiasts for a monthly lecture presented at an Upper West Side church that features a number of significant Tiffany windows. On February 3rd, Suzanne Perrault, an appraiser as well as partner and co-director of Rago's (and its principal auctioneer), will address the members, offering a talk about the life-cycle of a work of glass art as it moves from the artist's studio to the dealer to the collector, and eventually, to the auction block. Rago's, a Lambertville, New Jersey, auction house, is an important secondary market venue for Studio Glass artwork, as well as design and decorative objects in many materials, including glass.

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A work from Robin Cass's "Curious Growth" series.

Thursday January 29, 2015 | by Andrew Page

OPENING: Exhibition featuring artists who worked collaboratively as Hauberg Fellows at Pilchuck

Filed under: Exhibition, New Work, News, Opening

Opening on January 30, 2015 in Alfred, New York, the aptly-titled exhibition “Parallel Frequencies” will showcase the work of Robin Cass, Amie McNeel, Rachel Moore, Jackie Pancari, Kait Rhoads, and Norwood Viviano— all 2014 Hauberg Fellows at the Pilchuck Glass School. The artist-in-residence program, named for Pilchuck co-founder John H. Hauberg (1916–2002), is designed to provide the opportunity for a group of artists to collaborate on a shared theme, in this case a common interest in pattern, scale, and nature.

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The Denver district attorney's office has released these photos of the first four suspects in the theft of elements of a Chihuly botanical garden exhibition. An additional suspect has been arrested.

Thursday January 29, 2015 | by Andrew Page

Police solve mystery of items stolen from Chihuly exhibit at Denver botanic garden

Filed under: Exhibition, News

Police in Denver believe they've have solved the mystery of who stole elements of an outdoor Chihuly installation from the Denver Botanic Garden exhibition last summer, some of which ended up shattered in a corn field, and the answer is not quite worthy of Sherlock Holmes. Police have arrested five local men who they say jumped the botanic garden's fence on August 22nd, 2014, as a drunken lark before leaving with some cattails and a large orb. The glass orb valued at $75,000 was recovered from the suburban bedroom of one of the suspects, but shards of the cattails were

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Fred Wilson, To Die Upon a Kiss, 2011. courtesy: pace gallery

Friday January 23, 2015 | by Andrew Page

Corning Museum acquires five new works for contemporary art wing opening in March

Filed under: Announcements, Museums, News

The Corning Museum of Glass has announced the acquisition of five new works destined for the institution's highly anticipated New Contemporary Art + Design Wing, opening March 20, 2015. The works by artists Roni Horn, Klaus Moje, Ayala Serfaty, Jeroen Verhoeven, and Fred Wilson signal a new direction in acquisitions by the institution, which will now be able to display pieces on a larger-scale in the new gallery space.

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An installation view of the 2014 MFA exhibit at the Agnes Varis Art Center at UrbanGlass.

Tuesday January 20, 2015 | by Andrew Page

CALL FOR ENTRIES: UrbanGlass seeks applicants for annual MFA exhibition

UrbanGlass, the Brooklyn non-profit art center that publishes the GLASS Quarterly Hot Sheet, is currently accepting applications for the 2015 edition of its annual MFA Exhibition. Each year, the work of three to five recent MFA graduates (of North American programs) is featured in a group exhibition at the UrbanGlass Agnes Varis Art Center gallery in the heart of the Downtown Brooklyn Cultural District. This year's exhibition will run from June 10th through August 22nd, 2015, and is open to graduates of programs in the United States and Canada who use glass in their work (applicants must have received their MFA between Summer 2013 and Winter 2014).

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Friday January 16, 2015 | by Andrew Page

WheatonArts to unveil major contemporary art projects during GlassWeekend 2015

UPDATED 1/17/2015

The biennial event GlassWeekend, which brings art collectors to WheatonArts in Millville, New Jersey, to socialize, buy art, and support the Creative Glass Center of America residency program, will have a new energy this year thanks to changes that are revamping the long-running WheatonArts fellowship, making it not just a place for emerging artists, but a destination for big-name artists looking to work wtih glass. The CGCA residency program will continue, but new initiatives are bringing some of the biggest names in contemporary art to work at the unique South Jersey facility throughout 2015 in a program entitled "Emanation: Art + Process." Artists such as Mark Dion, Paula Hayes, Donald Lipski, and Judy Pfaff, to name just a few of this year's roster, will be spending time at WheatonArts to realize projects that will be put on display at the institution's Museum of American Glass for an exhibition entitled "Emanation" and running from May 1, 2015 through January 4, 2016. A special artist reception will take place on Saturday, June 13th, during the GlassWeekend event (GlassWeekend '15 runs from June 12 - 14th) to create synergies between the various programs.

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Prior to taking the helm at SAC, Fabio Fernández served as the exhibitions director for the past eight years.

Thursday January 8, 2015 | by Andrew Page

Society of Arts and Crafts in Boston promotes head of exhibitions to executive director

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The Society of Arts and Crafts (SAC), the oldest craft non-profit in the U.S., announced that its longtime exhibitions director Fabio J. Fernández will succeed Beth Ann Gerstein as executive director of the organization. The decision to promote from within was made after a national search. Board president Alyda Dewhirst cited Fernández's creativity, vision, and personality as the key reasons for his appointment. "His deep craft knowledge and interpersonal skills will help SAC advance and develop its vision and contributions to the field," said Dewhirst in a prepared statement.

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Amelie Girard, Building the Horizon, 2014. Cast glass, dyed raphia, found objects.

Tuesday January 6, 2015 | by Andrew Page

OPENING: Bridging science and art, Amélie Girard’s solo exhibition opens at Espace VERRE

Amélie Girard, the Canadian artist who won the 2013 François-Houdé Award, will open her solo exhibition "Impromptu" at Espace VERRE on January 15, 2015. It is a fitting location for this up-and-coming glass artist, as it was here at this Montreal non-profit where Girard was introduced to glass as a material for art. Holding a degree in mathematics, she discovered the material's potential for artist expression during a course at Espace VERRE, where she signed up after an unsuccessful search for scientific glassblowing classes. She fell for the material's potential for expression, ended up enrolling in the nonprofit's degree program, and graduated in 2013.

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Thursday December 18, 2014 | by Andrew Page

HELP WANTED: UrbanGlass seeks head technician for studio

Filed under: Help Wanted, News

UrbanGlass, the Brooklyn, New York, nonprofit art center that publishes the GLASS Quarterly Hot Sheet, is looking to hire a studio head technician to lead the organization's technical staff in maintaining the studio operations, which include hot glass, flameworking, neon, kilnforming, and stained glass studios as well as a moldmaking and coldworking shop. The position reports to the UrbanGlass director of operations who will help on the planning and review of maintenance activity and long-term projects.

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Friday December 12, 2014 | by Andrew Page

OPENING: Design gallery Maison Gerard hosts perfume bottle fundraiser for Jerusalem Art Academy

A connection between a managing parter of the design gallery Maison Gerard and a client, the president of the U.S. fundraising arm for the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, has resulted in a unique exhibition of artfully designed glass perfume bottles by students of the glass and ceramic department that debuts on Monday, December 15th, at the East 10th Street showroom in downtown Manhattan. Benoist F. Drut, managing partner at Maison Gerard, told the GLASS Quarterly Hot Sheet that "I was thrilled with the work and find it quite beautiful. I thought they would be perfect to show at holiday time, as they are so unique they make ideal gifts... I really thought the students should benefit from this. So we’ve priced to sell for $980 and $1500 depending on the size and intricacy of the design."

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GLASS: The UrbanGlass Quarterly, a glossy art magazine published four times a year by UrbanGlass has provided a critical context to the most important artwork being done in the medium of glass for 35 years.