Glass Artists Featured in New Book: Intersection Art & Life

Kevin Wallace, director of the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts in California, writes books and guest curates exhibitions for museums. He is an acknowledged expert on self-expression in craft media who resists labeling works as “art” or “craft.” His new book Intersection: Art & Life has just been published and we are delighted that they included Michael Janis’ glass work on the cover (center top).

Kevin wrote the book to provide a wider understanding and appreciating contemporary art, and he gives insights on over 100 contemporary artists including glass artists: Lino Tagliapietre, Keke Cribbs, Sally Rogers, Einar and James De La Torre, Rick Beck, Marlene Rose, Colin Reid, Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend and others. Support the Beatrice Wood Center and purchase the book at the center!

If you don’t want to use the PayPal link, you can e-mail Kevin at, and they can send you a PayPal invoice, or you can send a check to: BWCA, P.O. Box 608, Ojai, CA 93024

Book Release Party for "100 Artists of Washington, DC"


This weekend, the book release party was held at the beautiful Conner Contemporary Art Gallery in Washington, DC. As the Mid-Atlantic sweltered in record-breaking high temperatures, the cool crowd was in force at the book reception. The book is incredible – the production quality is very high and the selection of the artists represented and the artwork included all contribute to a fantastic compendium of the best of the DC area art scene. Though I understand the first set of books from the publisher is already sold out at places like Amazon Books, more books are due soon.

Artist/Author F Lennox Campello at his book release, held at Conner Contemporary.

The crowds braved the heat to get their first look at the book.

Tim Tate waves a jaunty ‘hello’ to this intrepid reporter.

Art Glass Today

>As mentioned in an earlier post, Schiffer Books is Pennsylvania based publisher specializing in books about architecture and design, arts and crafts, and collectibles.

Their newest book “Art Glass Today” features a number of works by Washington Glass School artists – Erwin Timmers, Tim Tate & Michael Janis. The handsome book – edited by Jeffery Snyder – features over 60 contemporary, international glass artists and has over 350 color photos of artwork. Besides a strong showing from the Washington Glass School, a number of NCAGG artists are also included in the book.

Other notable glass artists in the book include Christopher Ries, Jamie Harris, David Reekie, and many more.

Book ‘Em Danno

>Located in Altglen, PA, Schiffer Publishing has over 3100 titles, including books that range from Contemporary Scrimshaw to Historic Cape Cod Architecture to A Pictorial History of Cigar Box Labels. This year, Schiffer has a number of coffee-table art books on track that feature artists from the Washington Glass School.

The first book on the stands is Creative Glass by Danijela Kracun and Charles McFadden. Tim Tate‘s work is showcased on a number of pages, and other glass artists include Ned Cantrell, Bandhu Scott Dunham, Judith Schaechter, Diego Tolomelli, and Ian Sheldon, along with over 100 other artists and 582 color photos.

Other Schiffer artbooks that include WGS artists scheduled to be out in the coming year include: 100 Mid Atlantic Artists, Recycled Glass Sculpture and Design, Steam Punk, Art Glass Today and 100 Washington, DC Artists.

Looking to get busy with some books!