GlassWeekend In New Jersey Features WGS Artists

Tim Tate

The Next 50 Years Begins Now…..

25 x 14 x 8 inches, Blown and Cast Glass, Video

The biennial International Symposium and Exhibition of Contemporary Glass – GlassWeekend – is hosted by the Creative Glass Center of America at WheatonArts and the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass. GlassWeekend ’13 features the most current work of 200 professional artists working in glass making this event one of the most exciting and extensive presentations of museum quality glass vessels and sculpture ever assembled in one location. Washington Glass School’s Michael Janis and Allegra Marquart will have their artwork exhibited at Maurine Littleton Gallery. Tim Tate will be exhibiting his work at Habatat Galleries space.

Allegra Marquart

The Fisherman’s Plea

18 x18 inches, Fused and Sandcarved Glass

The Gallery Exhibition is housed in a 10,000 square foot Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center Event Center, home of the Creative Glass Center of America and the Museum of American Glass. WheatonArts is located 45 minutes from both Philadelphia and Atlantic City and less than three hours from New York City and Washington, DC. 

Michael Janis

Realigning The Stars

2 Parts: 20 x 30; 20 x 10 inches, Fused Glass, Glass Powder Imagery

The weekend begins with a preview reception of the gallery exhibition on Friday evening, continues with a reception in the Museum of American Glass and dinner on Saturday evening and culminates with a private demonstration on Sunday morning by the guest demonstrating artists. In between, participants have the option of attending slide presentations from the guest artists and CGCA Fellowship artists; panels and breakout sessions with contemporary glass artists, museum curators, gallery owners and collectors; and participate in a FunRaising auction. A partial event schedule:

Thursday, June 6

The Gallery of Fine Craft Preview Reception“Creative Glass Center of America Biennial” Exhibit and Sale in The Gallery of Fine Craft.

Friday, June 7

Welcoming Remarks: Sharon Karmazin, President, CGCA; Harlan Fischer, President, AACG; Stan Epstein and Henry Wasserstein. Co-chairs GlassWeekend.

Workshop 9:45 – 10:45   “Spreading the Love: Social Networking Made Easy for Collectors and Artists.” Tim Tate and Merrily Orsini

Ice Cream Social – Presentation of the 2013 Rising Stars

Guest Artist Presentations:Beth Lipman, Davide Salvadore and Hiroshi Yamano

Silent Auction: Wearable Glass Art

Saturday, June 8

Key Note Presentation – Judith Schaechter

“Skill and De-Skilling: Does Technique Enhance or Hinder Creativity”

Panel Presentation – Andrew Page, Moderator, and WheatonArts Fellows “CGCA at 30: An Examination of the History and Future of a Career-Changing Fellowship in Glass Art”

Curator’s Program – William Warmus, Moderator

“Is There Life After 50? Exploring the Role Museums Could/Should/Will Play in the Future of Studio Glass”

WheatonArts: 1501 Glasstown Road, Millville, NJ 08332

GlassWeekend 2011


Tim Tate‘s video reliquaries on exhibit.

The international biennial glass symposium – GlassWeekend – was just held at Wheaton Arts in Millville, New Jersey – home of the Creative Glass Center of America and the Museum of American Glass.

The biennial event brings together artists, collectors, galleries and museum curators for a three-day weekend of exhibitions, lectures, demonstrations and social events.

Seven artists were chosen as “RISING STARS”, featured at GlassWeekend. The title of “Rising Star” indicates that these are the artists that the glass organizations believe to be the future of the medium.

Our Michael Janis was selected as a “Rising Star” by the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass and the Creative Glass Center of America.

“Rising Star” artist Michael Janis at Maurine Littleton Gallery space. Photo: Linda Greene – AACG

Maurine Littleton Gallery space at GlassWeekend.

Allegra Marquart, Kari Russell-Pool & Paul Stankard take a break in the woods.

Allegra Marquart‘s work at Maurine Littleton Gallery.

The exhibition is a great snapshot on the direction the studio art glass movement is heading. The movement will hit the 50 years mark next year, and it is interesting to note that of the 16 “Rising Stars” named in the past two biennials, only 2 of them are traditional glass blowers, 1 is a ladle caster and the rest are warm glass artists. Does this mean that the glass world is finally giving kilnforming its props? One hopes!

Sibylle Peretti‘s work at Heller Gallery.

Mielle Riggie‘s (another Rising Star) kilncast dresses at Morgan Contemporary Glass

“Rising Star” artists discuss the medium during a panel discussion. L-R Michael Janis, Julius Weiland & Sungsoo Kim. Photo: Linda Greene – AACG

Kari Russell-Pool discussing her torchwork artwork in Duane Reed Gallery’s space.

Click HERE to jump to some more photos of the artwork on exhibit at GlassWeekend 2011.

The Atlantic City press has a nice mention of the events – click HERE to jump to the article.