Taos Art Glass Invitational 2014

An international biennial juried exhibition occurring this year from October 11 – November 9 2014.

Ethier's Forest Nest

Linda Ethier

The Taos Institute for Glass Arts (TIGA) announces the 5th Taos Art Glass Invitational October 11-November 9, 2014. This year, TIGA hosts 60 artists from 12 countries. The seven hosting Taos Galleries will show more than 200 pieces of glass art. It includes both juried artists and featured artists from the United States, Japan, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Sweden, Denmark, Canada, Hungary, Finland, Bulgaria, Italy, and Israel. The 2014 Invitational artists include Herb Babcock (USA), Hiroshi Yamano (Japan), Paul Stankard (USA), Martin Janecky (Czech Republic), and Paul Schwieder (USA).

The Invitational includes a month-long series of exhibitions, lectures, workshops, and demonstrations. There are educational and experiential activities that allow direct interactions between artists, collectors, and the public.

Participating Galleries will be exhibiting works of the featured and juried artists for the entire Invitational and beyond. Galleries are hosting events throughout the month to highlight artists and processes. Works will continue to be on display at some participating galleries through the end of the year.

 Participating Galleries

 

DAVID ANTHONY FINE ART

 

Herb Babcock's Cool High Plane

Herb Babcock

Featured Artists

Hiroshi Yamano. Inspired by Scandinavian glass and schooled in both the United States and Japan, Hiroshi Yamano is considered a master artist and teacher whose work in is the collection of Museum of Arts and Crafts, Itami, Japan and many others collections around the world.

Herb Babcock. Herb Babcock is a pioneer of fine art glass in America, and an influential teacher and advocate for over four decades. A pioneer of the studio glass movement, Babcock has been an influential teacher and advocate for over four decades. Originally known for his hand blown vessels, he turned to his roots in metal sculpture with off-kilter yet balanced forms composed of cast glass, steel and stone.

Martin Janecky. From the Czech Republic, Martin Janecky is the recipient of the Salvador Dalí World Prize by the European Union of Arts. Janecky creates representational sculptures of musical instruments and vintage-inspired circus performers characterized by a haunting gothic lyricism.

Paul Stankard. Artist-philosopher and admirer of Walt Whitman, Paul Stankard is recognized for the intricate, fragile beauty of flamed-worked still life sculptures of botanical and insect life in clear crystal. In 2004, New York’s Museum of Arts in Design staged a retrospective of his work, “Paul Stankard: A Floating World.”

Paul Schwieder. Born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Paul Schwieder speaks of the “grand sweeping gestures” of the Canadian prairie as an influence upon his molten glass forms. Currently living in Umeå, Sweden, he studied at the Orrefors Glass School in Sweden as well as at the University of West Bohemia in the Czech Republic. His creative breakthrough came when he began sculpting blown glass with a sandblaster, which gave him the ability to augment or diminish elements of the originally conceived form.

Events

October 18 – Graal Technique, a lecture by artist Sini Majuri, 2pm

October 10 – First Preview Collector’s Reception

October 11 – Grand Opening Day

October 11 – The Ehrenberg Collection, a visual presentation and lecture with collectors, Betsy and Richard Ehrenberg, 4pm

October 24 – What I Found. Discoveries in an Imaginal Landscape, a lecture by Linda Ethier 5pm-6pm

 

TOTAL ARTS GALLERY

Laura Beth Konopinski

Laura Beth Konopinski

a sampling of juried Artists

Laura Beth Konopinski. Being born in New Mexico amidst its rugged landscape that demands an intentional drive to survive, the desert has influenced her perspective. Throughout her artistic career,  Konopinski has kept her material concentration primarily with glass. To satiate her desire to be outdoors, she has held various environmental conservation positions in conjunction with pursuing her artistic endeavors. She lives in Missouri, working as a glass studio assistant while concurrently working on a local farm.

Eunsuh Choi. Korean-born glass artist Eunsuh Choi is a portrait artist, whose flameworked pieces are personal narratives, portraits of her own moments of growth. Eunsuh Choi’s is the archetypal immigrant’s tale run through the artist’s filter.  Choi arrived in the U.S. having already completed a Master’s degree in glass from Kookmin University (Korea). Eunsuh Choi uses flameworking techniques to create objects and installations composed of intricately fused glass threads.

Events

October 10 – First Preview Collector’s Reception

October 11 – Grand Opening Day

 

 COPPER MOON GALLERY

Stephanie Trenchard

Stephanie Trenchard

A sampling of juried Artists

Stephanie Trenchard From Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, Stephanie shares a hot glass studio with her husband, artist Jeremy Popelka. Trenchard holds a BFA in painting from Illinois State University. After working in San Francisco as a textile artist from 1988-1997, she moved to Wisconsin to start working in glass.

Jane Bruce.  Currently living in New York City, Bruce was born in England, She received a Master of Arts degree from the Royal College of Art, London, and undertook further post-graduate study at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University.

Lois Manno. Lois Manno has been a professional artist and author for the 30 years. She has a BFA Degree in Drawing & Painting, and has illustrated books for numerous publishers. After decades of working in two-dimensional media like acrylic paint and pastel, Lois began working in kiln-formed glass.

Events

October 10 – First Preview Collector’s Reception

October 11 – Grand Opening Day

October 18 – Glass Feathers, torchwork glass demonstration by Summer Sarinova,  2pm-5pm

October 25 – Glass Pendants, torchwork glass demonstration with Julie DeFeo, 2pm-5pm

 

 MISSION GALLERY

Jeremy Popelka

Jeremy Popelka

a sampling of juried Artists

Jeremy Popelka. As a student of Joel Myers at Illinois State, Popelka received his BFA in 1984. Pilchuck workshops with Erwin Eisch and Jamie Carpenter eventually led to a teaching assistantship with Bertil Vallien in 1983. After completing his Masters at the California College of the Arts with Marvin Lipofsky, Popelka eventually relocated to Wisconsin with his wife Stephanie Trenchard.

Doug Gillis. Now living in New Mexico, Gillis was born in Akron, Ohio. Fascinated by the various applications of design, aesthetic and visual arts, he studied graphic and architectural design as well as art history, graduating with a BS in Industrial Design from Ohio State University.

Scott Messick. Scott graduated from the University of Kansas with a business and economics degree. After many years in the corporate world as a healthcare consultant, he began working with fused glass in 2009.

Events

October 10 – First Preview Collector’s Reception

October 11 – Grand Opening Day

October 19 – Conversations with Three NM Artists Working in Glass, with Barrie Brown, Doug Gillis, and Scott Messick, 2pm-4pm

 

WILDER – NIGHTINGALE FINE ART

Ross Delano

Ross Delano

a sampling of Juried Artists

Ross Delano. Ross Delano learned to blow glass at Franklin Pierce College in New Hampshire, where he was awarded a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. After graduating he worked part time for a variety of artists in Connecticut and Massachusetts until 2010 when he was hired as a technician to the Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass.

Melissa Misoda. As a co-owner of Misoda Glassblowing studio in West Seattle with her husband, Andy, Melissa has been blowing lgass for 18 years. Melissa has been teaching glassblowing at Sammamish High School in Bellevue, Washington since 1999.

Events

October 10 – First Preview Collector’s Reception

October 11 – Grand Opening Day

October 30 – Mandalas: The Heroine’s Journey, a lecture with Bonnie Faulkner, 5pm

 

  R.C. GORMAN’S NAVAJO GALLERY

Jon Goldberg

Jon Goldberg

a sampling of juried ARTISTS

Jon Goldberg. Combining techniques from different schools of glass-craft (kiln-forming, blowing and cold-working) to create primarily sculptural objects, Goldberg is inspired by patterns found in nature. His art balances minimalist form with intricate multi-layered coloration, incorporating the unique optical qualities of glass.

Deborah Carlson. Deborah Carlson has maintained her own glass studio since 1984. Carlson was artist-in-residence in Taiwan, where she lectured at the National Educational University, demonstrated, and built studio torchworking equipment for a University program. She has work in the permanent collection of the Hsinchu City Glass Museum in Taiwan.

Events

October 10 – First Preview Collector’s Reception

October 11 – Grand Opening Day

October 11 – History of Glass, a lecture and experience with Deborah Carlson, 2pm-3pm

October 18 – Art Glass In Native America, a lecture with Taos Pueblo artist, Ira Lujan, 1pm-2pm

 

EL MONTE SAGRADO, GRAND BOHEMIAN GALLERY

Steven Ciezki

Steven Ciezki

a sampling of juried Artists

Steven Ciezki. Steven Ciezki was born in Calumet City, Illinois and is currently living and working in Phoenix, AZ as a glass artist.

Michael Miro. Michael Miro spent most of his life in Oakland, California until he moved to Taos, New Mexico. While in the Bay Area he was exposed to glass and was peripherally involved with the medium but he was primarily a graphic artist, printer and arts activist.

Helen Lee. Helen Lee is an artist, designer, educator, and glassblower. Lee earned a BSAD in Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2000 and an MFA in Glass from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2006.

 

 

Events

October 10 – First Preview Collector’s Reception

October 11 – Grand Opening Day

November 8 – Reception: Michael Miro Works in Glass, 3pm

 

Other Experiences

October 11, 18, 25 & November 1 – Pastries On Glass, a glass art experience for all levels: enjoy a sweet and savory breakfast served on art glass, a brief educational lecture about working with glass, and make your own treasured art glass plate under the guidance of TIGA artists, DV Art and Architecture, 9am-11am

October 17 & 18 – Glass-Blowing Demonstrations on Taos Plaza with Ira Lujan and friends: Sini Majuri will be demonstrating graal technique along with surprise visits from other artists dropping in to blow glass, 3pm – 8pm

October 23 – Retrospectives and Inspirations, Reasoning Transparence , a lecture artist and educator Herb Babcock, Featured Artist and Juror of the 2014 Taos Art Glass Invitational at The Harwood Museum of Art, 7pm-8pm

October 25 – Mold-Making for Glass Casting, A Personal View, a demonstration and lecture by Herb Babcock, 1pm-3pm

October 26-28 – Pate de Verre Basics, an artist workshop with Linda Ethier, DV Art & Architecture, 9am-5pm

November 1 – Imagery in Powdered Glass, a lecture and Demonstration with artist Kathy Engholm, 2-4pm

November 8, 9, & 15 – Reusable Glass Molds, an artist workshop with Shel Neymark – learn to create, fire and prepare re-usable ceramic molds for slumping, fusing and casting glass – Shel Neymark Studios and DV Art & Architecture, 10am-6pm

November 9 – Closing Gala Event – Dinner on art glass and auction to benefit TIGA: Taos Institute for Glass Arts.

 

More about the Taos Institute for Glass Arts

For more information about events, visit the TIGA website. The Mission of the Taos Institute for Glass Arts (TIGA) is to expand the understanding and appreciation for the Contemporary Glass Art Movement through classes, workshops, lectures, demonstrations, special events and exhibitions. TIGA serves and integrates the needs of artists, students, collectors, architects and designers. TIGA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which was born when a group of local glass artists purchased equipment that was brought to Taos Pueblo by famed artist Dale Chihuly for his educational program. www.tiganm.org

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