This week in Glass- Bill’s Weekly Newsletter

September 3, 2015

All / Exhibits / Auction / International / Shows / Announcements

Welcome to the 58th weekly issue of the Glass Interest Newsletter


  • Goldberg, Thompson Sculpture at Hudson Gallery – Opening Friday!
  • Bergstrom-Mahler Presents William Morris Exhibition – Ending Sunday!
  • Jutta Page to Receive GAS Honorary Lifetime Membership Award – New!
  • Summer of Glass at Fort Wayne Museum of Art – Ending Soon!
  • Steve Linn at Fort Wayne Museum of Art Ending Soon!
  • Steve Linn Seeking Help for Special Sculpture
  • Happening at Habatat Galleries
  • Glass Axis and Hawk Galleries present Nancy Callan
  • Fritz Dreisbach Returns for GAPP Residency, Workshop
  • TMA Glass Studio seeks Assistant Manager
  • SOFA Chicago 2015 – New!
  • Pittsburgh Glass Center Auction Sept. 25
  • Upcoming at Glass Axis
  • Area Artists Selected for Ohio Craft Museum Show – New Information!
  • “502” Celebrates Louisville’s Glass History
  • Pilchuck Glass School’s Auction Tour Oct. 28 and 29
  • Annual Seminar at the Corning Museum of Glass Oct. 16-17
  • Neusole to Celebrate One Year in New Building Oct. 10

Goldberg, Thompson Sculpture at Hudson GalleryOpening Tomorrow!

  • Sculpture in glass by Adam Goldberg and Ryan Thompson is included in the Double Dozen – Small Works Invitational exhibition that opens from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, at the Hudson Gallery, 5645 North Main Street, Sylvania
  • As the name suggests, the exhibition features 24 local artists showing small works in an eclectic mix of media

Bergstrom-Mahler has William Morris ExhibitionEnding Sunday!

  • The Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass exhibition William Morris: Native Species from The George R. Stroemple Collection, ends Sunday, Sept. 6
  • The Museum is in Neenah, Wisc.

Jutta Page to Receive GAS Honorary Lifetime Membership AwardNew!

  • The Glass Art Society selected Jutta-Annette Page to receive its honorary lifetime membership award  for outstanding service to the Society
  • “Jutta served on the GAS Board for over nine years before serving as president,” said GAS executive director Pamela Koss. “As an artist and a curator, she brought a unique and clear perspective to the role. Her dedication and leadership to GAS was unwavering.”
  • Jutta Page entered the museum field as a post-doctoral fellow in Byzantine art at Dumbarton Oaks, Trustees for Harvard University, in Washington, D.C.; after serving for a decade as curator of European glass at the Corning Museum of Glass, she joined the staff of the Toledo Museum of Art as curator of glass in 2003, to which the responsibilities of decorative arts were added
  • A respected author in her field, Page has completed an extensive array of publications and lectures on topics ranging from ancient to modern and contemporary glass, the history of jewelry, European tapestries, and furniture
  • She holds a PhD and MA in the history of art and architecture from Brown University, an MAE in jewelry, metalsmithing, and industrial design from Rhode Island School of Design, and an MA and BA in visual communication and art from Georg-August-Universität Göttingen in Germany
  • GAS will present the award to Page at the 45th annual conference in Corning, N.Y. in June 2016

Summer of Glass at Fort Wayne Museum of ArtEnding Soon!

  • A “Summer of Glass” exhibition at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art features the 43rd International Glass Invitational Award Winners
  • A second component of this group of exhibitions is a solo exhibition by Christina Bothwell, known for her figurative sculptures that explore the topics of metamorphosis and renewal
  • The third component is a group of work by international artists working in a figurative style
  • The exhibition continues through Sept. 13
  • The Museum is at 311 E. Main Street in Fort Wayne

Steve Linn at Fort Wayne Museum of ArtEnding Soon!

  • Concurrent with the Summer of Glass exhibitions, mixed-media sculptor Steve Linn is having an exhibition at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art through Sept. 13
  • A section of drawings shows how some of the pieces began
  • The exhibition of Linn’s sculpture also includes paintings by longtime friend Robert Schefman
  • Not at the Museum but available online at is a new book by Steve Linn titled Steve Linn: Documentary Sculpture
  • The works shown in the book date back to the 1970s and trace the development from pieces that combine wood with bronze through to his inclusion of glass in the 1980s up to the present

Steve Linn Seeking Help for Special Sculpture

  • Steve Linn has launched a crowd-funding campaign on Kickstarter to fund the holographic portion of his project on the British cosmologist Stephen Hawking; there are some cool rewards for those who contribute
  • Steve is able to cover the costs of the rest of the materials for the sculpture but the holograms are very expensive to produce so he is trying to raise the money bit by bit.

Happening at Habatat Galleries******

Glass Axis and Hawk Galleries present Nancy Callan

  • Exhibition opening Thursday, Sept. 24, at Hawk Galleries, 153 East Main St., Columbus
  • Demonstrations on Friday, Sept. 25, at Glass Axis Studio, 610 W. Town St., Columbus
  • Meet visiting artists Nancy Callan and Steve Jensen at Hawk Galleries from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24; Callan and Jensen will discuss their independent work and careers with an exhibition and informal artist talks; their work will be on view at the gallery through Nov. 8
  • A free glass blowing demonstration by Callan will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, at Glass Axis Studio
  • A second non-free glass blowing demonstration by Callan will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  Fri, Sept. 25 at Glass Axis; this demo costs $20 per person, reservations accepted; tickets can be purchased online at
  • Nancy Callan is a renowned glass artist with a BFA from Mass. College of Art under Dan Dailey and has been a key assistant to Lino Tagliapietra for years
  • Steve Jensen is primarily known for boats and other sculptures in wood and uses woodworking tools passed down through generations of boat builders; recently, he has taken molds of the wooden boats and cast them in crystal and bronze that feel like they have been discovered at the bottom of the ocean

Fritz Dreisbach Returns for GAPP Residency, Workshop

  • Fritz Dreisbach, the “Johnny Appleseed” of the American Studio Glass movement, returns to Toledo in October as a Guest Artist Pavilion Project (GAPP) resident to create new works of art and teach a four-day workshop
  • Dreisbach will give a free talk about his work at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, in the GlasSalon
  • The workshop – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 15-18 – will cover Dreisbach’s approach to working with a combination of traditional and non-traditional hot and cold techniques to create expressive works of art with a sophisticated form and advanced decoration; during the course of the workshop, students will work in both the hot shop and cold shop using a variety of tools and techniques
  • Since helping establish the studio glass movement in the 1960s, Dreisbach has traveled the world teaching workshops, presenting lectures and consulting at glass factories
  • The visit will be his second GAPP residency; he was the first artist in the program when it started in 2006
  • For more about Dreisbach, visit

TMA Glass Studio seeks Assistant Manager

  • The Toledo Museum of Art is seeking an assistant manager who will work with the glass studio manager in the daily operations of the multi-use, state-of-the-art facility that is a major site for the museum’s programming, education and special events
  • The successful applicant will be responsible for leading the technical staff in maintaining studio operations, which include hot glass, flame working, kiln forming and stained glass studios as well as a mold-making and cold-working shop
  • The position will be lead on all maintenance related activity and assist in planning long-term projects taking place in the Glass Studio
  • Applicants should hold a Bachelor’s degree and have a minimum of two years working in a glass studio performing similar duties; a minimum of one year experience managing a glass or art studio, as well as basic mechanical knowledge of glass studio machinery, tools, electrical and plumbing systems is desired, as is experience with glass demonstrations, or at minimum experience working with glass in an educational or practical glass studio environment
  • To apply, email resume and/or application to [email protected]

SOFA Chicago 2015New!

  • SOFA Chicago returns to Navy Pier Nov. 6 through 8 with an opening night preview Nov. 5
  • Now in its 22nd year, SOFA Chicago attracts more than 35,000 collectors, museum groups, curators and art patrons to view works of art from 70+ galleries
  • New this year, SOFA Chicago will unveil a revamped floorplan created by Chicago architects Cheryl Noel and Ravi Ricker of Wrap Architecture; the re-envisioned design will create a more open and cohesive show layout, allowing visitors to explore the fair in a more engaging way
  • Changes include a new, centrally located main entrance, as well as moving the lecture series to the show floor, making it more accessible and visible
  • Other changes include a second café, additional lounges and a redesigned Partner Pavilion
  • For more information, visit

Pittsburgh Glass Center Auction Sept. 25

  • “Art on Fire,” Pittsburgh’s only glass art auction will be held on Friday, Sept. 25
  • The celebration and auction is a fund-raiser for the Pittsburgh Glass Center
  • Toots Zynsky will be the honorary artist for the event and her sculpture “Solleone” will be the signature item in the auction
  • New this year, PGC is offering three 10-day residencies to artists who donate to the auction; for more, visit
  • Glass artist Therman Statom, based in Omaha, Neb., returns to Pittsburgh for a residency at PGC (Sept. 14 – Oct. 2)
  • Statom will work with neighborhood children to create a glass mural along Penn Ave. and experiment in the hot shop to create new work for his exhibition at PGC, Oct. 2, 2015 through Jan. 19, 2016; a free opening reception will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 2

Upcoming at Glass Axis

Area Artists Selected for Ohio Craft Museum ShowNew Information!

  • Glass sculpture by Brianna Barron, Kristine Rumman, Adam Sanzenbacher and Ryan Thompson will be included in the exhibition Fresh Perspectives: Young Artists with Ohio Connections at the Ohio Craft Museum in Columbus
  • The show opens Sept. 13 and runs through Oct. 25
  • The fourth edition of the Museum’s emerging artists series will showcase work in clay, glass, metal, fiber and mixed media, by 38 young artists with ties to Ohio
  • The Ohio Craft Museum is a program of Ohio Designer Craftsmen, 1665 W. 5th Ave., Columbus

“502” Celebrates Louisville’s Glass History

  • An exhibition titled “502” at Flame Run, 815 W. Market St., Louisville, is celebrating the forerunners of Louisville’s art glass scene today – the private glass studios in garages and back yards that paved the way for the five hot glass studios open in the city today
  • The exhibition continues through Sept. 26
  • The show pays homage to artists who blew glass with “tin-can technology,” artists who figured out how to build furnaces long before you could order one online
  • The show will include work by Brook Forrest White, Jr., and Greg Fleischaker who were the original hot glass artists at Glassworks in 2001; Howard Wilson, Bob Cheever, Chuck Gerson, Angela St. Vrain, W. G. Rickel, Devyn Baron, Amy Pender, and DH McNabb will also be featured
  • For more information: or (502) 584-5353

Pilchuck Glass School’s Auction Tour Oct. 28 and 29

  • Pilchuck Glass School’s auction tour for 2015 will be Oct. 28 and 29
  • The two-day excursion is packed with exclusive opportunities leading up to the big event, Pilchuck’s Annual Auction Gala on Oct. 30
  • The tour will: visit the Pilchuck Campus and meet emerging artists living there, along with a special demonstration by David Willis; tour Morgan Madison and Armelle Bouchet O’Neill and Sean O’Neill’s studios in Seattle; dine with Lino, get an exclusive glimpse into the Chihuly Boathouse and more
  • The cost of the tour is $500 per person, which includes studio visits, select meals and transportation throughout the tour; tickets to the Auction are an additional charge and range in price and benefits from $300 to $2,500
  • Auction tour participants get access to an exclusive rate at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel for their stay in Seattle

Annual Seminar at the Corning Museum of Glass Oct. 16-17

  • The 54th annual Seminar on Glass at The Corning Museum of Glass will be held Oct. 16-17
  • This year’s theme, Pyrex and Material Culture, complements the Museum’s exhibit: America’s Favorite Dish: Celebrating a Century of Pyrex
  • The exhibit focuses on personal connections to Pyrex, advertising and its role in the popularization of Pyrex, designing for the mid-century home, and women and the professionalization of home economics

Neusole to Celebrate One Year in New Building Oct. 10

  • Neusole Glassworks, 11925 Kemper Springs Dr., Forest Park, Ohio 45240, will celebrate its first anniversary in the new building on Saturday, Oct. 10
  • $20 gets you food, drink, custom blown drinking glass and a night of fantastic entertainment featuring the Neusole Glassworks team demonstrations and live jazz with Kathy Wade
  • Call 513-751-3292 for more information and to buy tickets