Monday October 19, 2020 | by UrbanGlass Staff

Studio Bulletin: September 28, 2020

For reopening updates please visit If you are looking to book time in the studio, please read our 2020 Recovery: Health and Safety Community Policy to review our new safety protocols. We look forward to seeing you back!

Upcoming closures: Monday, October 12 Indigenous Peoples' Day

Upcoming Education Programs

UGH! The UrbanGlass Hotline

The UrbanGlass Hotline (UGH!) gives students the opportunity to submit questions to our expert instructors about the glass processes they use to create dynamic works in glass. Each session, hosted on Zoom, begins with a short introduction to the teaching artist, followed by an interactive discussion about techniques, concepts, and problem solving. Learn more >> 

UGH! Kilncasting with Dorie Guthrie October 7th, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
UGH! Glassblowing, Working Solo  with Romina Gonzales October 14th, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm 
UGH! Neon Planning & Execution  with Stephanie Sara Lifshutz October 21st, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Earth Day Celebration with UrbanGlass and the Fort Greene Park Conservancy This Saturday, October 3rd 10:30 am – 2:30 pm Join us in Fort Greene Park as we partner with the Fort Greene Park Conservancy to give out Faux Fused Leaf Pendant Kits that you can complete right in the park in celebration of Earth Day. Learn more >>

Glass: The UrbanGlass Quarterly

HOT OFF THE PRESSES: The Fall 2020 edition of Glass (#160) ON THE COVER: Working toward a more inclusive glass-art world, Crafting the Future founders Corey Pemberton and Annie Evelyn discuss how they're bringing about meaningful change. Read more about this edition >>


UrbanGlass|ware Bead Project Open Call Deadline September 30 We are looking for objects created by our Bead Project alumni community as a way to promote and foster the entrepreneurial spirit that is central to this program. If you have previously submitted a product proposal for this open call but were not selected, we encourage you to reapply as our jury changes for each call. Learn more >>

Funding For Artist's Studio in NYC
Deadline September 30

FST StudioProjects Fund supports the studio practice of visual artists in New York City. Apply here >> 

Laurie Wagman Artist Lecture: Maria del Carmen Montoya

Tyler School of Art, Laurie Wagman Lecture Series: Maria del Carmen Montoya, September 30 1:30 - 2:30 pm. Register here >> 

Fredericks & Mae: Ornament Fundraising Spectacular Deadline October 15Fredericks & Mae is hosting its second annual Any/Non-Denominational Holiday Ornament Fundraising Spectacular - and is inviting interested artists to submit ornaments to the sale. The sale will take place in December, and raise money for a TBD progressive organization (last year it was Flip the Senate) - with money being divided 30% donation, 45% to the artists, 25% to F&M. Any interested people can reach out to

2021 Create Change Open Call
Deadline October 18

The Laundromat Project invites all artists, activists, neighbors, designers, organizers, healers, storytellers, and cultural producers to join in new ways of being socially connected while physically distant in the 2021 Create Change Program. Learn more >>

UrbanGlass MFA Open Call Deadline October 21 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 >>


We continue to gather resources pertinent to our community of artists, designers, youth, parents, and seniors, updated regularly on the UrbanGlass Website >> 

Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is proud to partner with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation to administer a new emergency grant program. The program provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 for recent unexpected medical, dental, and mental health emergencies. Learn more >>

Talking About Race from the National Museum of African American History and Culture  How do we begin to wrap our minds around race in America? Race – and racism – has grown adept at shapeshifting to maintain power and privilege for some and suffering and oppression for others. To begin to dismantle racism and inequity, many things must happen simultaneously: historical understanding, community building, personal reflection, and committed anti-racist practice. Learn more >>

More from our Community

Artists as Influencers: Pathways in Glass September 4 - November 29, 2020
Krasl Art Center’s Galleries
 Featuring work by Tim Belliveau, David King, and more.

Sam Moyer: Doors for Doris

September 16, 2020 - September 12, 2021 Doris C. Freedman Plaza Sam Moyer has created a massive three-part sculpture, with a title that pays homage to Public Art Fund founder, Doris C. Freedman. Learn more >>

Plan Your Vote A 2020 visual arts initiative from VOTE.ORG, using the power of art to encourage citizens to exercise their right to vote.  Featuring work by Kambui Olujimi. 

Tauba Auerbach’s Sculptural Art Books  S v Z is part artist's book, part exhibition catalog originally meant to accompany Auerbach's SFMOMA ExhibitionS v Z spans 16 years of Auerbach's career. Learn more in this Hyperallergic article >>