Thursday January 11, 2018 | by Andrew Page

HELP WANTED: The Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass seeks full-time assistant curator

FILED UNDER: Help Wanted, Museums
The Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass in Neenah, Wisconsin, is seeking a graduate-degreed candidate with museum experience to fill the open position of assistant curator. With a wide range of responsibilities -- from maintaining exhibit records to assisting in their organization, from overseeing exhibit installation to managing the museum's collections database, from maintaining donor records to engaging visitors through tours and written materials -- this full-time position that reports to the museum's executive director, Jan Smith, requires a masters degree in art, art history, museum studies, or related experience, as well as demonstrated ability in the Past Perfect museum collection management software.

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A sought-after instructor, Signoretto was a regular at Pilchuck, and also taught in Japan. Here he is at Corning, where he was filmed for a documentary by Robin Lehman for his "Glass Masters at Work" series.

Thursday January 4, 2018 | by Andrew Page

In Memoriam: Pino Signoretto (1944 - 2017)

FILED UNDER: In Memoriam
One of the most famous and widely hailed glass masters in the world, Pino Signoretto, known for his incredible facility in sculpting from hot glass, died at the age of 74 on December 30th, 2017. Equally comfortable fabricating for international artists such as Salvatore Dali, Kiki Smith, and Jeff Koons, he never abandoned the traditional clowns and other classic Murano figures, which he rendered at larger scale and with greater fluidity than anybody else. A funeral service was held at the church of Santa Maria e San Donato, one of the oldest churches in Venice, on January 3rd, 2018, to honor the man Alfredo Barbini once called the rare type of maestro who comes along once in a century.

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An architectural rendering of the Glassbarge concept. courtesy: the corning museum of glass

Tuesday January 2, 2018 | by Joseph Modica

The Corning Museum of Glass to mark 150th anniversary of move from Brooklyn with glassblowing along Erie Canal, Hudson River

In honor of the 150th anniversary of its move from Brooklyn, New York, to the Finger Lakes region of New York State, The Corning Museum of Glass will launch a mobile, all-electric glassblowing canal boat that will showcase the hot glass process to audiences along the Hudson River and Erie Canal. The event is designed to commemorate the 1868 relocation of the Brooklyn Flint Glass Company to Corning, New York. The company shipped its industrial glassblowing equipment piece-by-piece via canal barge to its new home in Corning, New York, where it grew into the international corporation Corning, Inc., which is the main funder of The Corning Museum of Glass. A four-month celebration of this 19th-century move is planned with glassblowing demonstrations along this famous canal route that will not only mark the historic anniversary, but also serve to commemorate the Bicentennial of the Erie Canal, which opened in 1817, transforming transportation and making New York City the leading port in the United State

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Pilchuck 2017 Emerging Artists in Residence Lydia Boss and Morgan Gilbreath. courtesy: pilchuck glass school

Monday December 18, 2017 | by Joseph Modica

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Pilchuck's emerging-artist residency program seeks applicants for Fall 2018

Pilchuck is now accepting applications for its Fall 2018 "Emerging Artists in Residence" program. Successful applicants will head to Stanwood, Washington, which runs from September 17th through November 9th, receive a $1,000 stipend, studio space, kiln access, cold-working equipment, and room and board. The deadline to apply is January 9, 2018.

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Thursday December 14, 2017 | by Joseph Modica

HELP WANTED: Cal State Fullerton is looking to fill a tenure-track position in sculpting/3-D design

The College of Arts at California State's Fullerton campus is seeking to fill a full-time assistant professor position in Sculpture/3-D design in their Department of of Visual Arts, with the possibility of tenure as early as Fall 2018. Submissions by January 19, 2018 are guaranteed to be reviewed, however, the position is open until filled. Applicants must be qualified to teach BA, BFA, MA, and MFA courses in Sculpture and 3-D using wood/metal/plastic fabrication, mold making, metal casting, welding, kinetics, digital mediums, and studio techniques as well as being familiar with multi-disciplinary approaches to sculpting. Interested parties must have at least an MFA in Sculpture or in a related field, be knowledgeable in studio equipment and safety, have a substantial record of achievement, and have a national and international exhibition history.

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Gregory Grenon, Still But a Child, 2017. Reverse oil on glass. H 38 1/2, W 33 1/4 in, courtesy: the artist

Wednesday December 13, 2017 | by Joseph Modica

ARTIST INTERVIEW: Gregory Grenon on what's behind his edgy reverse paintings on glass, now on view at Traver

With awe and fear informing each brush stroke, artist Gregory Grenon’s newest collection of paintings continue to explore the subject that has captivated him for over 30 years -- the many shades of the feminine character, a study in the artist's uneasy view of his subjects. The exhibition, on view at Traver Gallery in Seattle through December 23rd, 2017, is titled “Torture and Delirium like These” and features 22 works of verre églomisé, which involves painting on the reverse side of glass.

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Tuesday December 12, 2017 | by Malcolm Morano

Take advantage of this special holiday offer from Glass

Here at Glass: The UrbanGlass Art Quarterly, we're committed to spreading the appreciation of glass art. That’s why, this holiday season, we're offering a special gift subscription offer. Purchase a gift subscription using this link, and your gift recipient will receive a free copy of both Glass Quarterly and Corning Museum’s New Glass Review in time for the holidays!

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Julius Weiland, Freezer, sculpture, and Angelika, stencil print on canvas. 2017.

Tuesday December 12, 2017 | by Angela Laurito

EXHIBITION: Julius Weiland juxtaposes paint and glass in latest gallery show entitled "Cluster and Contour"

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Julius Weiland combines his expertise in glass and paint with his newest exhibition “Cluster and Contour,” on view at Berlin's lorch + seidel gallery through February 3rd, 2018. Despite the contrast between not only paint and glass but the figures depicted in adjacent works, Weiland manages to make disparate subjects and media complement one another. When looking at the sculptures, the viewer can assume the original, individual pieces of glass were in the midst of a complex fusing process before they were frozen in this moment. The same goes for the paintings; they depict humans that appear to have been undergoing deep thought or contemplation. Weiland’s creations all seem to be represent a single, unique moment when motion is arrested.

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University of the Arts

Thursday December 7, 2017 | by Angela Laurito

HELP WANTED: University of the Arts in Philadelphia seeks assistant professor and glass coordinator for contract faculty position

FILED UNDER: Help Wanted
The University of the Arts in Center City Philadelphia is seeking an Assistant Professor for its Crafts and Material Studies Program who will serve as Glass Coordinator in the school's College of Art, Media, & Design. Applicants must have an active creative practice and possess an MFA or comparable professional experience. The practice may include blown or cast glass, stained glass, one-of-a-kind studio art, architectural commissions, and/or production design lines. The position comes with a 3-year, non-tenure track contract. There is no deadline to apply, but "screening" of candidates will begin on January 20, 2018, and "will continue until the position is filled," according to the job announcement.

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Tuesday December 5, 2017 | by Joseph Modica

Yayoi Kusama's latest infinity installations transfix at New York gallery

Yayoi Kusama, the Japanese-born artist whose graphically intense, immersive works have become the hallmark of her seven-decade career, has two concurrent exhibitions that feature works ranging from her vivid paintings to her famous inifninity-mirror rooms. Taking place across two Manhattan gallery locations of the David Zwirner Gallery, the “Festival of Life” exhibition is drawing selfie-seeking crowds who are lining up in the Chelsea art neighborhood for the two new “infinity rooms,” mirrored surfaces that cover every inch give an expansive backdrop as well as the reflective spheres that are arranged around the floor and suspended from the ceiling. There are also 66 paintings from her “My Eternal Soul” series, new large stainless steel flower sculptures and a polka-dotted environment. Select paintings from Kusama’s “Infinity Nets” series are featured at the uptown location. The downtown “Festival of Life” is open through December 16, 2017, while “Infinity Nets” is open on the Upper East Side through December 22nd.

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