Wednesday, August 29, 2012

"Sacred Visions" Opening reception

Visit the International Museum of Art & Science's Facebook page to view their album from the "Sacred Visions" opening reception, which includes installation shots of the windows:
1900 Nolana Avenue
McAllen, TX 78504
p. (956) 682-0123

Monday, August 27, 2012

Bullseye Reaction Chart

Bullseye Glass Co

Reactivity Information at Your Fingertips
Bullseye Glass Co. is proud to announce a (literally) handy new reference tool:


This full-color, 8.5' x 11' chart is easy to use, allowing you to quickly determine how the glasses you're working with might react.

Best of all, you can download the chart at no charge and print as many copies as you need. (Students in our Resource Centers tell us they're laminating theirs and hanging them in their studios.)

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Get the reaction you want (and avoid a reaction you don't) with the "Reactive Potential of Bullseye Glass" chart. Because sometimes going online just isn't convenient.*

*When going online is convenient, reactivity information is also available on Bullseye's GlassTips online reference.**

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Bullseye Glass Co. is a leader in promoting glass art worldwide through quality production of colored glass for art and architecture, research and education, and the presentation of innovative glass art in its Portland gallery.

Video: Wholeo Dome

Wholeo Dome 2012 with Grandkids from Caroling Wholeo on Vimeo.


AGG Member Larry Zgoda @ Vale Craft Gallery

For forty years Larry Zgoda has worked in the boundary lands between art and craft. It’s hard to call him a contemporary artist because his work does not seem to address the puzzlement and alienation of postmodern art, but it’s hard to call him a crafter because his combinations of glass, wood and metal seem to offer something deeper than comfort, surprise or entertainment. Following the lead of earlier Chicago designers like Louis Sullivan or his mentor, Edgar Miller, Zgoda’s work is quietly but insistently dynamic, aggressive and bold, with that inner seed-growth energy of which Sullivan wrote. Like the geo-form painters, Zgoda builds up a tension among colored circles, triangles and parabolic lines. But there’s also the translucent/transcendent qualities of the glass that manipulate light in a variety of traditional as well as innovative ways, invoking a sense of mystery and magic. Zgoda creates places of wonder, either site-specific or, as in this group exhibition, as something like portable shrines. These miniature tabernacles are what he calls “architonomous” sculpture, i.e., the space around them feels architectural even if they are autonomous. It’s the same way a medieval head or torso feels when it’s been cut from the wall of a monastery and relocated in an art gallery. As a liturgical artist without a liturgy, there does seem to be some kind of strong, glowing, and benign presence emerging from each piece. But maybe it’s just him. (Chris Miller)
Through September 1 at Vale Craft Gallery, 230 West Superior

Review: Larry Zgoda/Vale Craft Gallery

Glass Build America: Sept 12-14, 2012

GlassBuild America 2012 will be held September 12–14 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.  It will again serve as the most important annual gathering of North American glass industry professionals.  The show will feature more than 120,000 square feet of exhibit space, nearly 330 exhibiting companies, industry leading forums, seminars and expert panel presentations, the popular Innovative Product Pavilion, and several of the industry’s most respected speakers.
For more information on GlassBuild America, visit

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Call for Entries

A Call for Entries for ECVA's exhibition: Mary, Mother Of Our Tribe has just been published. You can see it here:


Exhibition by AGG Member: Betti Pettinati-Longinotti

Betti Pettinati-Longinotti, SFO, of Winston Salem, NC, has been designing and producing glass art since an apprenticeship in 1977-78.  She received a BFA from the Maryland Institute, College of Art and her MA from the University of the Arts/ Philadelphia, 1987, in Art Education with a studio major in Glass; MFA in the Visual Arts from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, June 2012. 

Link to Artworks Gallery:
Link to Betti's website:

Thursday, August 23, 2012

"Stained Glass" water tower in Brooklyn

Born in L.A. and now based in New York, artist Tom Fruin created a recent installation that adds a little sparkle to the already dazzling Brooklyn skyline. His monumental sculpture, Watertower, is built out of salvaged plexiglass and steel, and is mounted high upon a water tower platform located in DUMBO, Brooklyn. The mosaic design consists of about 1,000 scraps of plexiglass that were retrieved from all over New York City, ranging from old sign shops to closed-down artist studios and various warehouses.

Read the full post here:

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Neustadt Collection on Facebook

Follow the Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass now on Facebook

Tiffany Exhibition @ The Hyde Collection

Summer of Light Exhibitions


Summer of Light Exhibitions

June 17, 2012 - September 16, 2012

Stephen Knapp: New Light and Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light

More information at: The Hyde Collection
Art Museum & Historic House
161 Warren Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801

Exhibition Announced


June 12th, 2012 through September 9th, 2012
Second Floor

Michele & Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts

Tiffany Lamps: Articles of Utility, Objects of Art
This exhibition celebrates Louis Comfort Tiffany’s (1848-1933) revolutionary contributions to modern decorative lighting. More than 40 lamps in an array of colors, sizes and decorative styles are featured in sections exploring the themes of fabrication, design, lighting technologies, and affordability. The show also includes tools, materials and period photographs to demonstrate how the lamps were made.

The exhibition is the first in-depth look at the Tiffany Studios’ deliberate efforts to produce lamps that balance artistry with utility and profitability. As articles of utility, reading lamps, floor lamps, and hanging shades came in a wide variety of sizes and shapes to regulate and direct light. As objects of art, the lamps, with their interplay of colored glass and richly sculpted bronze, brought beauty into the home.

The exhibit is organized by The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass in New York City.

Premier summer sponsor: MassMutual Financial Group.

More Tiffany and Art Glass Exhibitions

In Company with Angels: Seven Rediscovered Tiffany Windows
Contemporary Sparkle: Art Glass from the Permanent Collection
50th Anniversary Celebration of Studio Glass: Pioneers of Studio Glass
Tiffany-Engraved Firearms
Tiffany Stained Glass Windows

Sunday, August 5, 2012

TED TALK: Paula Scher on Serious Design

You can never learn enough about good design - in fact sometimes it's hard to know where to go learn anything about design. Here is an inspiring TED TALK by the designer Paula Scher:

Sacred Art Pilgrim

Kohan's collage inspired by stained glass & mosaic
I stumbled upon this website while researching reverse glass painting. While there is no "stained glass" to be  seen here, site author John Kohan explores the Christian sacred art of many cultures, often trying his hand at working in those techniques. His writings about his journey is compelling. Here is some of the work Kohan has collected on his website: Sacred Art Pilgrim
Romanian reverse painted glass icon
Cuban graphic art
Mexican woodcut