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Installation view of Raven and the Box of Daylight at the Wichita Art Museum in 2021.

Tuesday March 22, 2022 | by Sadia Tasnim

Preston Singletary's installation at the Smithsonian marks a milestone for his career

Now on view at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., Preston Singletary's exhibition "Raven and the Box of Daylight" features almost 70 individual glass pieces all crafted by Singletary and his studio team. The exhibition is not brand new, as it debuted at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington in 2018, and moved to the Wichita Art Museum in Kansas in 2020, but its current venue in the nation's capitol gives it special prominence and marks an important moment for Singetary's career. Remaining on view through January 29, 2023, "Raven and the Box of Daylight" will then travel once again on its way to the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia, where it will be opening mid-2023.

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Tuesday February 1, 2022 | by Sadia Tasnim

The PMA Craft Show, in-person for the first time since the pandemic, is now accepting artist applicants for November event

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is now taking applicants for its 46th Annual Craft Show, to go back to in-person for the first time since pandemic procedures were put in place in 2020. In accordance with CDC guidelines, the show will mandate state and local health and safety guidelines. The show organizers are anticipating a three-day in-person exhibition at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in November (from the 11th to the 13th), with a Preview Party the day before the show begins. The application is available online with applicants applying before April 1, 2022 paying non-refundable fee of $50.00. which increases after April 2, 2022 to $75.00. (Disclosure: Glass Quarterly Hot Sheet editor Andrew Page will be among the jurors for this year's show.)

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Thursday January 27, 2022 | by Sadia Tasnim

Alexander Rosenberg is named as the new director of the WheatonArts Glass Studio

The WheatonArts and Cultural Center has appointed Alexander Rosenberg the new director of the Wheaton Glass Studio. Rosenberg steps into his role as director after having completed a Creative Glass Fellowship at the Millville, New Jersey, nonprofit in 2018, serving on the fellowship’s selection committee, and also working as a guest lecturer for virtual programs under Covid-19 restrictions. With planned pandemic closures keeping its doors shut for the winter season, WheatonArtsis intent on kicking off its 2022 program season off with a fresh start under Rosenberg’s leadership. The organization is planning to reopen on April 1st, 2022.

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Thursday January 6, 2022 | by Sadia Tasnim

The whimsical and highly personal snowmen sculptures Richard Marquis crafted for his wife get high-profile critical reception in New York exhibition

Richard "Dick" Marquis is centrally located in survey exhibitions on the influence of Venice on Studio Glass, and in the permanent collections of any glass museum, but most often, you’ll find him on Whidbey Island off the coast of Washington, where he lives with a host of animals and his beloved wife, Johanna Nitzke Marquis. His eclectic home serves as the repository for his many colorful explorations and passion projects. And until recently, it housed his series of hand-blown snowmen, some of which now grace the windows of R & Company’s 64 White Street Gallery in downtown Manhattan.

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Friday December 24, 2021 | by Sadia Tasnim

Tulane's unique funded MFA Glass program accepting applications until February 1st

Tulane University is now taking applications for its Masters in Fine Arts Program in Glass. Home to the largest collegiate glass blowing studio in the Southern U.S., Tulane is one of the few glass MFA programs that is fully funded, meaning that successful applicants have their full tuition covered and are offered a stipend for their work teaching undergraduate student courses.

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