This week in Glass – Northwest Ohio Glass Interest Newsletter

August 6, 2015

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Welcome to the 54th weekly issue of the Northwest Ohio Glass Interest newsletter.


  • Penland Benefit Auction Aug. 7, 8 – New and This Weekend!
  • “502” Celebrates Louisville’s Glass History – Opening Tomorrow!
  • Lino at Schantz Galleries – Ending Monday!
  • Amy Ritter Seeking Help for Residency in Hungary – Three days left!
  • Call for Glass Residency Proposals at TMA – New!
  • Spirit Pieces Seeks Artists to Create Glass Orbs Containing Cremains – New!
  • Studio Assistant Internship in Maryland: Fall 2015 – New!
  • LeSo Gallery Exhibition Features Contemporary Glass
  • LeSo Gallery Call for Artists, Deadline Aug. 20
  • Upcoming at Glass Axis
  • Matt Paskiet Featured at Fort Wayne Museum Gallery
  • Bay Area Glass Must Move to New Facility
  • Pilchuck Glass School’s Auction Tour Oct. 28 and 29
  • STARworks Glass Seeks Resident Artists and Interns in North Carolina
  • Glass Eye in Seattle Seeks Production Manager, Lead Gaffer
  • Niche Modern in Beacon, N.Y. Has Two Openings
  • Presenters Announced for 2015 Minkoff Symposium at Urbanglass
  • Annual Seminar at the Corning Museum of Glass Oct. 16-17
  • Pilchuck Now Offering Fall Courses Sept 15-20
  • Kéké Cribbs Online Catalog Available
  • Happening at Habatat Galleries
  • Summer of Glass at Fort Wayne Museum of Art
  • Steve Linn at Fort Wayne Museum of Art
  • Steve Linn Seeking Help for Special Sculpture
  • Pittsburgh Glass Center Auction Sept. 25 – New Information!
  • Scott Benefield Will Give Free Talk at TMA
  • Bergstrom-Mahler Presents William Morris Exhibition
  • Neusole to Celebrate One Year in New Building Oct. 10


Penland Benefit Auction Aug. 7, 8New and This Weekend!

  • Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina will be hosting its 30th annual benefit auction this weekend, Aug. 7 and 8
  • The sold out event will feature (and auction off) clay, glass, fibers, artists books, sculpture, photography and mixed-media
  • The signature piece for the auction this year is a coral chandelier dress by Susan Taylor Glasgow
  • The auction catalog is available online and absentee bids will be accepted by phone or fax until noon tomorrow, Aug. 7
  • Absentee bidders pay a $25 absentee bidder fee (includes auction catalog) whether the absentee bid is the winning bid or not


“502” Celebrates Louisville’s Glass HistoryOpening Tomorrow!

  • An exhibition titled “502” at Flame Run, 815 W. Market St., Louisville, will celebrate 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
  • “502” opens tomorrow, Aug. 7, and runs through Sept. 26; an opening night reception and demonstration begins at 6 p.m.; Bob Cheever’s bicycle mobile hot shop, “Cupid,” will be at the reception
  • The show will pay 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


Lino at Schantz GalleriesEnding Monday!

  • Schantz Contemporary Glass Gallery, Stockbridge, Mass., has an exhibition of glass sculpture by Lino Tagliapietra
  • Titled Forever Lino: Celebrating 70 Years of Working with Glass, the exhibition continues through Monday, Aug. 10
  • An online catalog featuring 24 recent sculptures is available at
  • For more information, call the gallery at 413-298-3044


Amy Ritter Seeking Help for Residency in HungaryThree days left!

  • Amy Ritter, who had a GAPP residency in Toledo last year, is raising money to attend an unfunded residency in Hungary for the month of September
  • The residency is called MiXER at D’CliNiC Studios and the gist is that she will be paired up with another international artist to collaborate on a month long project, have an exhibition and create an artist book
  • With three days left, she needs only $265 more to reach her $2,400 goal
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Call for Glass Residency Proposals at TMANew!

  • The Guest Artist Pavilion Project (GAPP) at the Toledo Museum of Art invites both glass and contemporary artists willing to explore the use of glass in their work to be inspired by the Museum’s collection, studio facilities and staff
  • An open call has been issued for artists to take part in a one-week GAPP residency, which includes a $1,500 honorarium; non-glass artists will be provided technical assistance to realize their vision in glass; the application deadline is Aug. 16
  • Visit for details (


Spirit Pieces Seeks Artists to Create Glass Orbs Containing CremainsNew!

  • Spirit Pieces is looking for glass artists interested in producing solid glass orbs containing cremated remains
  • Artists should be insured and comfortable with this type of work
  • Spirit is looking to source a variety of styles with price points starting at $30; multiple styles and price points per artist are preferred
  • Send inquiries to [email protected]


Studio Assistant Internship in Maryland: Fall 2015New!

  • A new warm glass studio in Silver Spring, Md., is offering an assistant internship for fall 2015
  • The studio is located in a downtown art center in the Washington D.C. metro area
  • The studio has an experienced staff, offering strong community based programs
  • They are seeking enthusiastic and mature college or post college artists who wish to be part of a new enterprise
  • Interns would work with artists, renters, high school interns and a teen program


LeSo Gallery Exhibition Features Contemporary Glass

  • LeSo Gallery, 1527 Starr Ave., Toledo, currently has an exhibition of contemporary glass by more than 10 regional artists
  • Variant highlights the varying approaches and processes involved in glass art-making; the variety of work ranges from blown to cast glass, from functional to sculptural
  • Guest curator is Ryan Thompson
  • A closing reception will be 5:30 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 20, and on the bus loop
  • The gallery is also open by appointment


LeSo Gallery Call for Artists – Deadline Aug. 20

  • LeSo Gallery plans to kick off its fourth season with its annual juried exhibition; the exhibit has no predefined expectation for type or style of work to be considered
  • Aimed to highlight the diverse talent of the contemporary art community, the Call for Artists is set to reach artists locally, regionally and nationally
  • Work should have been completed within the past two years
  • For addition submission information, visit


Upcoming at Glass Axis


Matt Paskiet Featured at Fort Wayne Museum Gallery

  • Matt Paskiet will be a featured gallery artist at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art during their 2nd Thursday event this month (Aug. 13)
  • Paskiet’s glass sculpture is regularly shown in the Paradigm Gallery
  • Each 2nd Thursday event features unique Paradigm experiences like artist demonstrations, live music, food and beverage tastings and artist and designer trunk shows
  • Admission is free from 5 to 7:30 p.m. and there is a cash bar and light edibles


Bay Area Glass Must Move to New Facility

  • The current facility of the Bay Area Glass Institute is scheduled to be demolished and redeveloped into apartments in January 2016
  • After 15 years in that location in San Jose, Calif., BAGI must raise $425k to move so it can continue delivering world-class programs in the South Bay
  • BAGI will discuss their plans during an August community meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13


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


STARworks Glass Seeks Resident Artists and Interns in North Carolina

  • STARworks Glass Lab in Star, N.C., is accepting resident artist and intern applications for the 2016 session
  • Residents and interns receive a modest stipend
  • The Resident Artist Program provides resources to develop new work or expand current work
  • The Intern Program provides real world studio experience and the opportunity to work with well-known professional glass artists
  • STARworks Glass Stuio is equipped with state-of-the-art glass equipment built by Wet Dog Glass


Glass Eye in Seattle Seeks Production Manager, Lead Gaffer

  • The Glass Eye Studio in Seattle, Wash., seeks a highly skilled Glassblower with seasoned shop management and product development skills to lead the production team
  • The successful applicant will have a broad background in Hot Shop and Cold Shop processes
  • He/she will have superior skills in production glassblowing, mastery of skills in blown and solid work, and the ability to train, develop and motivate team members
  • Glass Eye Studio is a leading production hot shop with a 35-year history of producing high quality gift items


Niche Modern in Beacon, N.Y. Has Two Openings

  • Niche Modern in Beacon, N.Y. has openings for a hot shop technician and an upper hot shop position
  • Niche designs, manufactures and sells hand blown glass lighting fixtures in Upstate New York
  • Its 20,000-square-foot facility houses a hot glass studio, cold shop and warehouse, as well as design, marketing and sales offices


Presenters Announced for 2015 Minkoff Symposium at Urbanglass

  • Artists, educators and scholars from around the world will be presenting at UrbanGlass’ Robert M. Minkoff Foundation Academic Symposium this October
  • Speakers include Tina Aufiero, Dan Clayman, Peter Houk, Judith Schaechter and more
  • To see the full program and to register, 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 Now Offering Fall Courses Sept 15-20

  • Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Wash., is offering a series of fall courses consisting of four immersive studio work days with instruction, housing, meals and basic supplies provided
  • Small classes ensure an intimate learning experience
  • Visit


Kéké Cribbs Online Catalog Available

  • Ken Saunders Gallery, 230 West Superior Street Chicago, Ill. 60654, has produced an online catalog in conjunction with its exhibition of work by Kéké Cribbs titled As Above, So Below
  • The catalog is available at
  • The exhibition continues through Aug. 20


Happening at Habatat Galleries

  • The gallery is planning a tour of established and emerging contemporary artists working with glass in the Czech Republic and Slovakia Sept. 2-10; the trip will focus on Prague, Bratislava and the surrounding countryside; the itinerary includes a new Glass Art Center, a selection of working glass studios – some with demonstrations, entry into private collections and museum exhibitions – plus behind-the-scene peeks, artists’ talks, and special gallery exhibits and receptions
  • Upcoming exhibitions at the gallery and elsewhere include:
    • Marvin Lipofsky – Color into Form, a catalog-only exhibition, August and September
    • Vivian Wang – New Exhibition, October
  • For more information, call 248-554-0590 or visit


Summer of Glass at Fort Wayne Museum of Art

  • 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 Art

  • 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 SculptureNew!

  • 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.


Pittsburgh Glass Center Auction Sept. 25New Information!

  • “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 Art on Fire!
  • Three residencies will be awarded in the following categories:
    • Artwork valued at $1,500 and above – selected by a jury
    • Artwork valued under $1,500 – selected by a jury
    • People’s Choice Award – selected by the public via Facebook
  • Residencies include studio time, travel expenses, housing and an assistant for 10 days at PGC
  • For more, visit
  • Glass artist Therman Statom, based in Omaha, NE, returns to Pittsburgh this summer and fall for a residency at Pittsburgh Glass Center (July 26 – Aug. 4; Aug. 17 – 23; and 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
  • PGC will host a casual evening of drinks and conversation with Statom from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20; attendees will hear about his plans for Pittsburgh


Scott Benefield Will Give Free Talk at TMA

  • Scott Benefield will be a GAPP visiting artist and lead a four-day workshop in the TMA Glass Studio introducing the basic skills of working with cane, Aug. 27 through 30 [SOLD OUT]
  • Benefield will give a free talk about his work in the GlasSalon at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28
  • An artist, educator and writer, Benefield received his MFA from Ohio State University in 1990; he is a past president of the Glass Art Society and currently serves on its advisory committee; he has been a fellow at the Creative Glass Center of America and an artist-in-residence at the National College of Art & Design in Ireland, North Lands Creative Glass in the U.K., Vrij Glas in the Netherlands, Pittsburgh Glass Center, the Corning Museum of Glass and the Museum of Glass in Tacoma
  • He currently lives and works in Northern Ireland


Bergstrom-Mahler has William Morris Exhibition

  • The Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass is presenting William Morris: Native Species from The George R. Stroemple Collection, through Sept. 6
  • The Museum is at 165 N. Park Ave, Neenah, Wisc. 54956
  • In 2004, Stroemple proposed a commission of objects inspired by the flora and fauna of the Pacific Northwest; he asked Morris to consider the shapes and colors of the 19th century Meji ceramics and bronzes Stroemple also collects; the Native Species collection also has historic roots in the style and imagery of French Art Nouveau glass artist Emille Gallé
  • The resulting 38 vessels in the collection are intricately wrought with pine needles and cones, aspen trees, dragonflies, pheasants, ground squirrels, acorns, wild grasses, lizards and cedar boughs


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
  • According to Executive Director Debbie Bradley, the celebration is going to be spectacular


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