Pilchuck Glass School has announced its 2017 John H. Hauberg Fellowship recipients, a group called Tempestuous Commons, who plan to “explore the female form as a narrative tool for expression,” according to the announcement. Tempestuous Commons, a newly formed group of emerging artists working largely in mixed-media sculpture, is comprised of Ashley Berkman, Jade Usackas, Kelsie McNair, and Nadira Narine. Their Pilchuck residency, which provides living accommodations and access to all Pilchuck studios except its hot glass shop, will take place from April 26th to May 12th, 2017.
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 with 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.
The Creative Glass Center of America at WheatonArts, a Millville, New Jersey, center for glass art, has announced the fellows for its 2014 program. Visiting CGCA fellows are given up to 3 months to develop and refine their work, with access to the glass shop, housing, and a stipend. There are three sessions, April 23rd to July 16th; August 27th to October 8th; and October 22nd to December 3rd.
It all started with a furnace. Although there are now companies wholly devoted to building energy-efficient furnaces and glass studio equipment, in the 1960s the artists themselves did most of the building of modest stacks of bricks and gas pipe where they could access the wondrous material of molten glass. The development of a small-scale furnace took glass out of the large-factory setting and put it into the hands of individual artists, launching a movement in glass sculpture that is celebrating its 50-year milestone in 2012. Museums around the country are hosting special exhibitions and events, including a unique artist residency at the Toledo Museum of Art.
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Established in memory of Stephen Procter (1946 – 2001), the former head of the Glass Workshop at the Australian National University, the Stephen Procter Fellowship is a residency and grant program designed to assist an Australian artist and an international artist working in glass to work and study abroad. The experience of other cultures through travel was very important to Procter, and the fellowship was designed to build bonds between glass communities around the world.
John Moran's mixed media bust of Teddy Roosevelt is one in a series of all the U.S. presidents he is currently making during his CGCA fellowship at WheatonArts.
Tomorrow evening, Friday, September 18, the WheatonArts glass studio in Millville, New Jersey, will throw open its doors to the public from 7 PM – 8:30 PM for a demonstration by current Creative Glass Center of America fellows Megan Biddle and John Moran. As is customary for the recipients of one of the most sought-after residencies in glass, the two artists will be demonstrating their techniques for the public, as well as presenting a slide lecture discussing their work. Says Moran, a Philadelphia-based artist who hot sculpts glass heads as the foundation for his elaborate latex and fabric figurative sculptures: “I’m creating busts of all 44 of the U.S. presidents, fairly realistic sculptures, but they will be installed with unconventional biographical information that will force viewers to realize how little they really know about these revered historic figures.”
Stephen Procter, Across the Threshold.
The Stephen Procter Fellowship was established in 2001 in memory of Stephen Procter, Head of the Glass Workshop at The Australian National University 1993–2000. The aim of the Fellowship is to assist Australian and international artists working in glass to work and study abroad.
Each year the Fellowship provides $5,000 AUD (approximately $4,200 US) to assist an artist to travel overseas, helping them to explore working or educational opportunities. In 2010 this award will be made available for an International artist to travel to Australia to be a resident in the Glass Workshop at the School of Art, Canberra. The fellowship will take place in 2010.