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Monday November 16, 2015 | by Andrew Page

AWARD: Therman Statom named as 2015 United States Artists Fellow, receives $50,000 prize

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Therman Statom has been named as one of 36 United States Artists Fellows for 2015. With the honor, which includes an unrestricted $50,000 award, Statom joins the ranks of artists working with glass such as Beth Lipman, Sibylle Peretti, Judith Schaechter, Mary Shaffer, Joyce Scott, and Einar & Jamex de la Torre, all of whom have been honored by the organization since it was founded in 2006. The purpose of the fellowship is to identify "the most accomplished and innovative artists working in the fields of Architecture & Design, Crafts, Dance, Literature, Media, Music, Theater & Performance, Traditional Arts and Visual Arts." Though the organization identifies Statom as a "sculptor, glass artist, and painter" who is "most notably known as a pioneer of the contemporary glass movement for his life-size glass ladders, chairs, tables, constructed box-like paintings, and small scale houses; all created through the technique of gluing glass plate together," he, like the other artists working in glass who have won the award, is listed in the "Crafts" category. 

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The Rakow Commision work Tantric Object (2015) by Swiss studio jeweler Bernhard Schobinger features glass skulls crafted from the bottom of antique poison bottles.

Thursday November 12, 2015 | by Andrew Page

MUSEUMS: Corning to unveil subversive jeweler’s Rakow Commision work today

Today, The Corning Museum of Glass will unveil its 30th Rakow Commission, the first to be awarded to a jeweler and the first new work to be added to the collection of the museum's Contemporary Art + Design Wing since the March 2015 opening. The work is titled Tantric Object by the avant-garde Swiss jeweler Bernhard Schobinger. It is a necklace of tiny skulls made from the bottom of green poison bottles. Gold laquer adds a decorative flourish to this provocative neckwear, and the word "GIFT" is evident in one of the glass pieces -- which in German means "posion." In a provocative 45-year career, the artist-jeweler has built his reputation on his use of castaway materials such as broken glass and ceramic shards, worn-out erasers, and even the elastic that once kept underwear from falling down.

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Thursday October 15, 2015 | by Andrew Page

Matt Szösz awarded 2015 University of the Arts Borowsky Prize

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The Irvin Borowsky Prize in Glass Arts, a $5,000 award and artist residency organized by the University of the Arts since 2013, has been awarded to glass artist Matthew Szösz for 2015. Designed to recognized "an artist whose work advances the field of contemporary glass art," the recipient is also given a residency at the Philadelphia university's studios, and is invited to give a talk, which Szösz will deliver on November 12, 2015. This year, two additional Jurors' Awards were announced, going to the Chrysler Museum of Art Glass Studio programming director and manager Charlotte Potter and artist-educator David King.

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Saman Kalantari Fgs Roll
One of Saman Kalantari's pieces made with a Flexible Glass Sheet (FGS). These sheets of glass frit and powder on paper can be cut and folded.

Tuesday September 22, 2015 | by Lindsay Woodruff

The Glass Art Society’s 2015 TAG Grant Recipients, 2016 Award Winners

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The Glass Art Society established the Technologies Advancing Glass Grant in 2014 to fund the research and development of projects that incorporate technology into glass art. The 2015 recipients of the grant include Saman Kalantari, who has been awarded the top prize of $5,000; with runners-up Michal Czeisler, Jin Won Han, and a collaborative group from the Chrysler Museum of Art Glass Studio and the NASA Langley Research Center each set to receive $2,000 to further their respective projects. The artist organization also recently announced the recipient of its annual Lifetime Achievement Award will be artist, designer, and architect James Carpenter and its Honorary Lifetime Membership Award for outstanding service to the Glass Art Society will go to Jutta-Annette Page, the curator of glass and decorative arts at the Toledo Museum of Art who recently served as president of the board. Both awards will be presented during the 2016 annual conference taking place in Corning, New York.

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Lesley Pyke Wish You Were Here
Lesley Pyke's work Wish You Were Here (2015) took the top prize.

Wednesday June 10, 2015 | by Alexander Charnov

U.K. glass artist association announces winner of glass postcard competition

Earlier this week, The Contemporary Glass Society announced the winners of its annual glass art prize, which corresponded with the week-long International Festival of Glass in Stourbridge, England. Artists were asked to submit postcard-sized works made predominantly of glass. Chosen from the more than 160 submissions received, artist Lesley Pyke was awarded first place, and Evy Cohen was awarded second place.     

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Tuesday May 12, 2015 | by Emily Ma-Luongo

EXHIBITION: Finalists in Belgian and Dutch art competition on view in Holland

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Since 1992, Bernardine de Neeve Exhibition has been celebrating new developments in contemporary glass among Belgian and Dutch artists. Taking place once every three years, the seventh iteration of this competition has been narrowed down to three 2015 finalisits who are exhibiting their nominated works at DordtYart, an industrial shipyard turned contemporary art center. The finalist will be annnounced on June 28th.

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Wednesday March 4, 2015 | by Andrew Page

Rui Sasaki wins the 2015 Jutta Cuny-Franz Memorial Award

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Japanese artist Rui Sasaki, who spent time in the U.S. earning her MFA from RISD (2010), has been awarded the 2015 Jutta Cuny-Franz Memorial Award, which comes with a prize of € 10,000 (more than U.S. $ 11,000). The award is given each year to an artist who is under 40, and judges only consider work within the past two years. This year's award saw 164 applications from 28 countries. Two Talent Awards of the Jutta Cuny-Franz Foundation were also given to Maria Bang Espersen of Denmark, and Anne Weber of Germany. Each will receive an award of € 1,500.

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Hiroshi Yamano From East To West Scene Of Japan Fs 159 2012 Blown Sculpted Glass Silver Leaf Engraving Copper Plating 5X10X9
Hiroshi Yamano's From East to West "Scene of Japan" (FS #159), H 18 1/2, W 26, D 17 3/4 in.

Friday August 1, 2014 | by Andrew Page

OPENING: Hiroshi Yamano’s “Branches” exhibition explores natural beauty

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Art, at its best, is interpretation. It allows the viewer, for a brief time, to share in the artist’s perspective on reality, be it the physical or the metaphysical — and gain new insights into one's own experience as a result. In the joint exhibition “Branches,” which opens at the LewAllen Galleries in the Santa Fe Railyard on August 8, artists Hiroshi Yamano and Pedro Surroca offer up different perspectives on the understated beauty of tree branches.  

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William Carlson
William Carlson, glass artist and inductee into American Craft Council College of Fellows.

Thursday July 10, 2014 | by Lindsay Woodruff

American Craft Council Awards honor two glass artists and Corning Museum curator Tina Oldknow

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The American Craft Council, a nonprofit public educational organization that promotes the understanding and appreciation of American craft, has announced the recipients of its 2014 Awards, which includes the induction of two glass artists, William Carlson, currently an Endowed Professor at the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Miami whose works include cast glass sculpture and architectural commissions, and Philadelphia-based stained glass artist Judith Schaechter into its College of Fellows.

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