Wednesday November 4, 2020 | by UrbanGlass Staff

Studio Bulletin: Oct 31, 2020

November Studio Closures: Tuesday, November 3rd (Election Day), Thursday and Friday, November 26th and 27th (Thanksgiving)

Happy Halloween! Time to eat some much deserved candy! Here are three glass-related(ish), Halloween movie recommendations for this weekend:
🎃 Heart of Glass (spooky hypnotized glassblowers!)
🎃 The Nightmare Before Christmas (amazing tiny props!)
🎃 Sweet Home Alabama (scary misunderstanding of how glass is made!)

Cozy up in this cold weather and enjoy!

Craft, Cocktails & Conversation

Join our executive director Devin Mathis, artist Grace Whiteside, and mixologist Ivy Mix for an evening of dialogue that joins art, design, and craftsmanship on November 6th, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pmLearn more and register >> 

Virtual Classes

3D Rendering for Artists with Tim Belliveau
Weekly Class | 4 Sessions: November 9 - December 7
Mondays, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Learn the basics of Blender and 3D rendering in this 4 session virtual workshop. Blender is a free and open source 3D software that supports everything from modeling to animation. Specific focus will be on modeling realistic glass and sharing tools to design technical drawings and renders across many materials. Learn more >>

UGH! Glassblowing, Hot Sculpting with Esteban Salazar 
November 11, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

A conversation about hot sculpting glass, and the possibilities of working exclusively solid! Without ever introducing a bubble, glass can be shaped, added on, and cut to create texture and form. Learn more >>

Take-home Kits

Glassified Mission Kits
We are so excited to introduce our take-home activity kits, now available at UrbanGlass|ware! Explore traditional glassmaking techniques, using conventional materials that mimic the magical properties of glass. Make your own Paper Mosaic MagnetStained Glass PostcardFaux Fused Nature Pendant or get a discount on all three!


UrbanGlass MFA Open Call
Deadline Extended November 8

UrbanGlass’ exhibition titled New Work, will feature the work of 3-5 recent graduates of MFA programs whose work features glass. The exhibition will be on view in the UrbanGlass gallery in 2021. Learn more >>

Glass Art Society’s VIRTUAL 2021 Open Call
Deadline November 1

Share your experiences and expertise with the international glass community. GAS is looking for diverse and engaging proposals from artists, educators, curators, researchers, and more. Learn more >>

Applied Contemporary Craft Gallery Call for Entries
Deadline November 15

Apply to the national juried exhibition at Applied Contemporary Craft Gallery. Open to all glass work, with Dean Allison as Juror. Apply online >>

Request for Proposals: Hub for Green Businesses and Non-Profits at Building 301 on Governors Island
Deadline January 29, 2021

Mayor de Blasio and the Trust for Governors Island are taking proposals from businesses and nonprofits working in climate and the environment to create a hub in Building 301, a historic location on Governors Island. Find the call here >>


Inside a Grant or Residency Panel Process 
Online session hosted by Creative Capital, get an inside look at a panel selection process for artist grants, including what panelists look for and consider, and tips that can bolster your next application. Register here >>

Paycheck Protection Program
The Small Business Administration (SBA) issued a revised interim final rule effective October 8 for PPP loans of $50,000 or less. Learn more >> 

Check out this Forbes article for more on the topic  >>

Glass: The UrbanGlass Quarterly

The Glass Virus academic workshops in Europe go online in new Zoom seminar series that debuts Wednesday, October 28 The Glass Virus is a European initiative to foster dialogue among educators exchanging ideas about the best approaches to teaching glass art. Read more on their zoom series on the Hot Sheet >>

More from our Community

In/Between 2020: TRANSFIGURE 
Featuring work by artist Ghislaine Sabiti

Ghislaine Sabiti, UrbanGlass instructor and Bead Project alumna, is part of the group exhibition presented by New York Live Arts.
Learn more about her work and the exhibition >> 

Animals, Idols and Us
Shari Mendelson

The exhibition, comprised of 25 sculptures all made in the last two years, is on view now through December 5th at Tibor de Nagy.  Plan your visit >>

Artist in Residency Initiatives Give NYC's Creators a Lift

The New York Life Insurance Company building turned luxury condominium by UrbanGlass Board Member Jeffrey G. Beers (Jeffrey Beers International) and others is providing studio space to NYAA students and alumni at no cost.  Read the Interior Design article to learn more >>