This week in Glass- Bill’s Weekly Newsletter

October 8, 2015

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Welcome to the 63rd weekly issue of the Glass Interest newsletter.


  • Jim Yarrito Demo at Firenation – Demo Tomorrow!
  • Erwin Redl Work at Carl Solway Gallery in Cincinnati – Opening Tomorrow!
  • Lino Tagliapietra at Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass – This Weekend!
  • Neusole to Celebrate One Year in New Building Oct. 10 – This Saturday!
  • Chrysler Assistantship Program Opportunity – New and Deadline Saturday!
  • Fritz Dreisbach Returns for GAPP Residency, Workshop – Next Week!
  • Stephen Procter Fellowship Deadline Extended – Deadline Wednesday!
  • New Glass Review Deadline Extended – Deadline Thursday!
  • Joey Kirkpatrick and Flora C. Mace Exhibition at Museum of Glass – New!
  • National Liberty Museum Auction Oct. 30 – New!
  • Magic Kingdom Hot Shop Seeks Apprentice – New!
  • Pilchuck’s John H. Hauberg Fellowship (Deadline: Oct 28) – New!
  • Program for Minkoff Symposium at UrbanGlass Announced – New!
  • Call to Artists: Lifeforms Exhibition – New!
  • Glass Bottles on Display at UT Library
  • Brianna Barron Sculpture in LeSo’s Overture Exhibition
  • West Michigan Glass Art Center Launches Kickstarter Fundraiser
  • Kickstarter for Glassblowing & Blacksmithing Studio in Cleveland
  • Dublin Arts Council Calling for Artwork Proposal
  • Etsy, Legal Classes at Libraries
  • Jubilee Museum and Catholic Cultural Center Shows Stained Glass
  • Upcoming at Glass Axis
  • Hawk Galleries Showing Nancy Callan, Steve Jensen
  • Rebecca Szparagowski in Heartland Exhibition
  • Area Artists in Ohio Craft Museum Show
  • Happening at Habatat Galleries
  • Annual Seminar at the Corning Museum of Glass Oct. 16-17
  • Pilchuck Glass School’s Auction Tour Oct. 28 and 29
  • SOFA Chicago 2015

Jim Yarrito Demo at FirenationDemo Tomorrow!

  • Jim Yarrito will be the guest artist doing a demo during Firenation Glass Studio’s annual Halloween open house from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9
  • Yarrito has nearly three decades of experience with glass; he received the Dominick Labino Memorial Award in 1993, 2001 and 2008, as well as the Curtis Davis Sr. Scholarship for Glass Art Study from TMA
  • He earned second place at the Toledo Area Artist Show in 2005 for glass, and first place from the Birmingham art show in 2002 for glass
  • Firenation Glass Studio and Gallery is at 7166 Front St, Holland, Ohio

Erwin Redl Work at Carl Solway Gallery in CincinnatiOpening Tomorrow!

  • The Carl Solway Gallery in Cincinnati will show work this fall by Erwin Redl, who had a GAPP residency at the Toledo Museum of Art in 2013
  • The exhibition at Solway will feature work from 2010-2015, including an installation composed of digitally controlled LED light sculptures, kinetic sculpture, drawings and prints
  • An opening reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9 and Redl is expected to attend
  • An Austrian-born artist based in Bowling Green and New York City, Redl is best known for large-scale light installations for art museums, public buildings and corporations; his work transforms the medium of light into immersive, tangible experiences for viewers
  • Cincinnati viewers were introduced to Redl’s work In the Spring of 2015, when he developed the installation Cincinnati Swing for the Contemporary Arts Center
  • Composed of hundreds of swinging LED lamps, the installation covered the entire “urban carpet” of the Zaha Hadid building, from the lobby up to the sixth floor

Lino Tagliapietra at Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of GlassThis Weekend!

  • Maestro Lino Tagliapietra will participate in a fundraising event this weekend, Oct. 9-11, at the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass in Neenah, Wisc.
  • Titled “Art in Motion,” the weekend event includes a walk with Lino through the exhibition Transcending Time – A Survey of Works in Glass by Italian Maestro Lino Tagliapietra
  • Friday’s activities begin with Ferraris and cocktails at Liberty Hall in Kimberly, Wisc.
  • The exhibition of Tagliapietra’s work continues through Feb. 14

Neusole to Celebrate One Year in New Building Oct. 10This Saturday!

  • 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

Chrysler Assistantship Program OpportunityNew and Deadline Saturday!

  • The Chrysler Museum Glass Studio Assistantship Program is seeking applicants
  • This professional development program is designed for recent BFA and MFA graduates (or comparable life experience) who are actively perusing a career in glass
  • The deadline is Saturday, Oct 10
  • This is an incredible opportunity to engage with visiting artists, performers and lecturers, such as Rik Allen, Judith Schaechter, David King, Liesl Schubel, Abram Deslauriers, Jerry Lin-Hsien Kung, Alex Sarkis Abajian, Norwood Viviano, Thor Bueno and many more
  • The Chrysler exclusively hires staff out of this volunteer program
  • Apply at:

Fritz Dreisbach Returns for GAPP Residency, WorkshopNext Week!

  • Fritz Dreisbach, the “Johnny Appleseed” of the American Studio Glass movement, returns to Toledo next week as a Guest Artist Pavilion Project (GAPP) resident to create new works of art and teach a four-day workshop (only one opening remained at 9:30 a.m. today)
  • 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

Stephen Procter Fellowship Open for ProposalsDeadline Extended!

  • The deadline for submissions for the Stephen Procter Fellowship 2016 has been extended to Wednesday, Oct. 14 17:00 AEST (GMT + 10:00)
  • The fellowship will be awarded to an international artist, based outside of Australia, who will receive $5,000 towards travel, and a four-to-six-week residency at The Australian National University, in the School of Art Glass Workshop

New Glass Review Deadline ExtendedDeadline Thursday!

  • The deadline for submissions to New Glass Review 37 has been extended to Thursday, Oct. 15
  • The Corning Museum of Glass invites artists, craftspeople, designers and architects worldwide to submit images of new works using glass
  • To apply online, visit

Joey Kirkpatrick and Flora C. Mace Exhibition at Museum of GlassNew!

  • Joey Kirkpatrick and Flora C. Mace: Every Soil Bears Not Everything opens at noon Sunday, Oct. 25, at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington
  • The collaborative team of Joey Kirkpatrick and Flora C. Mace are pioneers of early contemporary glass and were close colleagues of Dale Chihuly and William Morris, often trading skills to develop signature works
  • Kirkpatrick and Mace began their collaboration at Pilchuck Glass School in 1979; their first series evolved out of Mace’s desire to devise a methodology of incorporating Kirkpatrick’s delicate line drawings on paper as surface design onto blown cylinders
  • Kirkpatrick made elaborate “drawings” in bent wire that were colored in with glass cane. These drawings were then “picked up” onto the vessel in the hot shop; the process was groundbreaking in its innovation
  • With objects selected from 160 crates of work spanning 1970 to present, the exhibition tells a major chapter in the story of the Studio Glass movement
  • “There is no doubt that this exhibition is long overdue,” notes MOG Artistic Director Susan Warner
  • On opening day there will be a book signing at 1 p.m., followed by a talk with the artists at 2 p.m.; the exhibition continues through May 15, 2016

National Liberty Museum Auction Oct. 30New!

Magic Kingdom Hot Shop Seeks ApprenticeNew!

  • Arribas Brothers at Walt Disney World, Orlando, is looking for a full time apprentice to work in its hot shop in the Magic Kingdom theme park
  • The apprentice will learn how to run a hot shop and perform demonstrations at Disney
  • This is a paid apprenticeship for graduates of a glass program
  • Send a resume and photos of your work to [email protected]

Pilchuck’s John H. Hauberg Fellowship (Deadline: Oct 28)New!

  • The Hauberg Fellowship is a group residency that was established to encourage collaboration among a group of outstanding artists
  • Groups of up to six members are invited to submit an application to utilize the Pilchuck studios and campus environment for research and development of artwork based on a common theme or a collaborative project
  • Hauberg Fellows receive living accommodations, meals and limited supplies as well as open studio space and access to Pilchuck’s Mold & Kiln Shop, Cold Shop, Print Shop, and Wood & Metals Shop
  • During this time, Pilchuck’s hot glass facilities are being used for other programs, and therefore, no hot glassworking is available

Program for Minkoff Symposium at UrbanGlass AnnouncedNew!

  • The full program of activities has been announced for the Minkoff Symposium at UrbanGlass, Oct. 22-24
  • Gallery tours, receptions, and artist talks will run alongside presentations and demonstrations by artists from around the world
  • View the itinerary at

Call to Artists: Lifeforms ExhibitionNew!

  • Contemporary artists working in glass are invited to create accurate models of biological life forms in the spirit of the Blaschka glass flowers, but using contemporary techniques and aesthetic values
  • The deadline for entries is Dec. 10; entries are accepted online at
  • The Lifeforms exhibition is coordinated by Robert Mickelsen and inspired by the Rudolph and Leopold Blaschka Glass Biological Models made in the 19th and 20th centuries for the Harvard University’s Botanical Museum
  • The first iteration of Lifeforms happened in 2013 and was shown in three venues in the U.S.
  • The 2016 exhibition will be on display at Pittsburgh Glass Center and in Corning, N.Y.

Glass Bottles on Display at UT Library

  • An exhibit of bottles dating back nearly 2,000 years up through the 1970s is now on the Quiet Study Floor (5) of the Carson Library at the University of Toledo
  • The bottles are a part of a much larger collection owned by Owens-Illinois, Inc. which are on deposit at the Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections at UT
  • David Remaklus, director of access services, University of Toledo Libraries, who organized and installed the exhibit, said “It’s truly a wonderful collection. We have several pieces from Ancient Rome, some very nice Dutch onion bottles from the 17th century, some colonial glass, and of course many pieces from the 19th and 20th centuries.”
  • Remaklus said visitors should take note of the display cabinets as well; they were built at the University of Michigan in 1917 and made their way to UT in the early 1970s to display rocks and minerals in the geology labs; destined for recycling, they were offered to the library and, with the help of many, are once again displaying interesting and educational items

Brianna Barron Sculpture in LeSo’s Overture Exhibition

  • An interactive glass sculpture by Brianna Barron, BGSU, is included in the annual LeSo Gallery exhibition Overture IV
  • A closing reception will be held at the gallery, 1527 Starr Avenue, Toledo, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday Oct. 15

West Michigan Glass Art Center Launches Kickstarter Fundraiser

  • The West Michigan Glass Art Center has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help get the Center through strategic planning, restructuring and reopening
  • While the organization has been embraced by artists and the Kalamazoo community, it has been struggling with its business model; the Kickstarer campaign is intended to help the center get through the next few months and provide support for strategic planning and a relaunch in the New Year

Kickstarter for Glassblowing & Blacksmithing Studio in Cleveland

  • A Kickstarter campaign has been launched to help establish Larchmere Fire Works, a glassblowing, blacksmithing and ceramics studio in the Cleveland area
  • The establishment will be dedicated to the Larchmere community adding to its growth of being a thriving art and antique district in Cleveland

Dublin Arts Council Calling for Artwork Proposal

  • The Dublin (Ohio) Arts Council seeks an artist to design and build a permanent public artwork in its wooded 36.5-acre Thaddeus Kosciuszko Park
  • The budget is $150,000; the deadline for proposals is Oct. 16
  • Details at

Etsy, Legal Classes at Libraries

  • Etsy Makes Dollars and Sense for artists and crafters, a free session, will be 2 to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at Sanger Branch library
  • Making Yourself Legal will be 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 19 in Main Library’s Searles Room
  • The classes are free and part of Toledo-Lucas County Public Library’s business-training series

Jubilee Museum and Catholic Cultural Center Shows Stained Glass

  • The Jubilee Museum and Catholic Cultural Center, the largest museum of diversified Catholic art and artifacts in the United States, is hosting “Illuminating our Faith,” a stained glass windows exhibition through Nov. 15
  • The museum is just up the street from Glass Axis at 57 South Grubb St., Columbus

Upcoming at Glass Axis

  • Following are events and activities at the Glass Axis, 610 West Town St., Columbus
  • From 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 16, Glass Axis will offer a special stained glass class in collaboration with The Jubilee Museum (see report above)
  • Glass Axis is also looking for glass art inspired by “something else”
    • The exhibit, juried by gallery owner Tom Hawk, “This Leads to That” will take place from Jan. 8 through Feb. 20
    • Your glass art might be a good fit for this exhibit if you can fill in the blanks: “I saw/read/heard/overheard/dreamed about ____, and that inspired me to make _____”
    • Glass Axis welcomes all forms of glass from both emerging and established artists
    • All art submitted must have either been inspired by glass or resulted in a piece comprised of at least 50 percent glass and made within the last three years
    • The application deadline is Oct 30, midnight ET
  • Call for Participation and Entry: Glassquerade Glass Fashion Show
  • Call for Entry: “Holiday rotating Exhibition;” openings for each month’s rotation will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. the second Friday of each month, October through November
  • Visiting Artist Workshop featuring Jeremy Burdge; special condensed two-day workshop, Nov. 14 and 15; combine skills in the hot shop with flameworking and fusing to create unique glass pieces

Hawk Galleries Showing Nancy Callan, Steve Jensen

  • Hawk Galleries, 153 East Main St., Columbus, is showing an exhibition of work by Seattle artists Nancy Callan and Steve Jensen through Nov. 8
  • 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

Rebecca Szparagowski in Heartland Exhibition

  • “The Journey,” by Rebecca Szparagowski of Bowling Green, is one of 34 pieces from 27 artists in the exhibition “GATHERING: Contemporary Glass from the Heartland”
  • Sponsored by the Indiana Glass Arts Alliance, in partnership with the Indiana Glass Trail, the annual exhibition continues through Nov. 22 at the Indianapolis Art Center
  • More information is available at

Area Artists in Ohio Craft Museum Show

  • Glass sculptures by Brianna Barron, Kristine Rumman, Adam Sanzenbacher and Ryan Thompson are included in the exhibition Fresh Perspectives: Young Artists with Ohio Connections continuing through Oct. 25 at the Ohio Craft Museum in Columbus
  • The fourth edition of the Museum’s emerging artists series showcases 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

Happening at Habatat Galleries

  • Exhibitions and activities at the gallery and elsewhere include:
  • In January, Habatat will collaborate with Longboat Key Center for the Arts, a division of Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, Fla., to host a contemporary art glass weekend for glass art enthusiasts, collectors and artists
  • For more information, call 248-554-0590 or visit

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

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

SOFA Chicago 2015

  • 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