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John Luebtow, Hung Out to Dry

Tuesday April 23, 2024 | by Kinshasa Peterson

John Luebtow and Stephen Edwards return to Los Angeles for an exhibition and discussion at the Craft in America Center

The Craft in America Center in Los Angeles, which is exhibiting a dual-artist exhibit entitled "Between the LInes" through May 25, will host a conversation with the artists John Luebtow and Stephen Edwards on Saturday, April 27 from 3 PM to 4 PM PST. Both in-person and streamed on Zoom and Facebook Live, the talk will bring together two prolific creators who shaped a legacy of glassmaking in Southern California, and who are regarded nationwide as influential educators and artists. Moderated by Craft in America curator Emily Zaiden, the discussion will provide perspective on the major retrospective of their work now on view at the museum.

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Tuesday December 5, 2023 | by Kinshasa Peterson

SPECIAL OFFER: A gift-wrapped bundle of the best work done in glass in 2023, followed by a full 2024 subscription

The problem with getting a magazine subscription as a gift? Besides an announcement card, you don't get much until the first issue arrives. But we've found the solution! Sign your friend or loved one up for our specially-priced holiday offer, and we will rush them a beautifully wrapped bundle of all the amazing issues of Glass from 2023 -- including our Winter issue that comes shrink-wrapped with New Glass Review as well as our 2024 Guide to Glass Education and Suppliers. The magazines will arrive with a hand-addressed card announcing your generosity.

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Thursday August 17, 2023 | by Kinshasa Peterson

CALL FOR ENTRIES: The 2024 Toyama International Glass Exhibition will offer more than ¥5,000,000 ($34,800 USD) in prize money

Entries for the Toyama International Glass Exhibition 2024, which boasts over ¥5,000,000 ($34,800 USD) in awards, are being accepted by Japan’s Toyama Glass Art Museum, organizers of the juried competition. Situated in the heart of the nation’s “Glass City,” the program is described by the institution as a showcase for works “that contribute to the advancement of glass art” and that are “breakthroughs in creative expression.” Submissions will be accepted from artists of any age or nationality, and are open to individuals as well as groups. Each applicant can submit up to two works and there is no entry fee. The deadline for entries is Friday, November 10, 2023.

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Goblet Grab2023

Tensions build as the 2023 Goblet Grab is about to start at the Detroit Conference. photo: sunny wang

Wednesday July 12, 2023 | by Kinshasa Peterson

Deadline for 2024 Berlin GAS conference proposals is July 30th

The 2024 Glass Art Society Conference, scheduled to take place next year from May 15th through the 18th in Berlin, Germany, will be the first time since the 2018 Murano GAS conference that the annual gathering of glass artists will take place in Europe. The deadline to submit a proposal for the Berlin event is Sunday, July 30, 2023 at 11:59pm PST, with those responding to the Call for Proposals directed to the Submittable platform. (Clicking the link takes you to the official GAS application form.)

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Wednesday May 24, 2023 | by Kinshasa Peterson

The 2023 Glass Art Society conference (coming up soon!) celebrates Detroit's creative community

The Glass Art Society's 2023 conference in Detroit, scheduled for the rapidly approaching dates of June 7th through 10th, will present a full slate of lectures, demonstrations, exhibitions, and student meetups, all of which will kick off with a fundraiser, Firestarter, on the evening of Tuesday, June 6th. Now in its 52nd year, the annual GAS conference is one of the main sources of revenue for this artist organization, and it brings together artists, collectors, and suppliers for opportunities to learn from one another; exchange wares and knowledge; and generally revel in a shared passion for the medium whether sculptors, designers, pipemakers, or engravers. As has become customary, the conference is packed wall-to-wall with events at multiple venues, and this iteration sees venues throughout the Motor City, including at the Russell Industrial Center, a former industrial building that has been converted into studio rentals and has become known as the biggest arts hub in the Midwest. In addition to the fundraising Firestarter event, the GAS Conference will feature a slate of collector-focused activities including day trips to historic sites in Detroit and the surrounding region in the days before the conference with curator-led experiences at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, the Henry Ford Museum, and demonstrations at local glass studios, among other venues.

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Tuesday May 16, 2023 | by Kinshasa Peterson

Virtual Glassblowing becomes a reality (sort of) at Pittsburgh Glass Center through a partnership with Carnegie Mellon University

The Pittsburgh Glass Center is billing a brand-new interactive program as "the first virtual glassblowing experience," which the arts nonprofit developed in partnership with Carnegie Mellon graduate students from the university's Entertainment Technology Center, which teaches gaming design and digital animation. The result of the 15-week collaborative project, which saw the Carnegie Mellon students coming to study the glassblowing process, is a simplified first-person simulation of some of the basic steps of glassblowing, which immerses a single user in a virtual glass studio where gathering, picking up frit, blowing through a hose, and knocking off are pictures on screen, and apparently controlled by motion-capture technology that tracks the headset-wearer's movements.

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