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PalmBeach3, Jan. 15-18

PalmBeach3 – Contemporary Art Fair

Thursday – Saturday, January 15 – 17, 2009, 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday, January 18, 2009, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Palm Beach County Convention Center
650 Okeechobee Boulevard
West Palm Beach, Florida, USA

One day pass: $15
One day pass, including catalogue: $25
Multi-day pass: $20
Multi-day pass, including catalogue: $30
Students 12 –18 years: $10
Children under 12 years accompanied by an adult, free of charge

This dynamic four-day event presents more than 80 galleries representing 16 countries from around the world offering highly sophisticated contemporary art, photography, video, installation art and design.

Michael Burges, Reverse Glass Painting, 2007

Michael Burges, Reverse Glass Painting, 2007

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The new Museum of Arts and Design Building

The new Museum of Arts and Design at 2 Columbus Circle in NYC opened to the public in September 2008. Formerly the American Craft Museum, the institution is dedicated to the collection and exhibition of contemporary objects created in media such as clay, glass, wood, metal, and fiber.

For the first time in its history, the Museum will have dedicated space for its permanent collection. The new building will also house its educational programs and three artist-in-residence studios, making the Museum the first multi-disciplinary institution to offer arts-in-education, hands-on art-making, and art making within the museum experience.

For more information, visit: http://www.madmuseum.org

You can also see New York Times coverage of the museum at: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2008/05/01/nyregion/20080501_COLUMBUS.html

Bay Area Glass Institute at Winter Wonderland 2008

Bay Area Glass Institute at Winter Wonderland 2008
Free event!
Thurs. – Sun., Dec. 11 – 14, 2008 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wed. – Tues., Dec. 17 – 23, 2008 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Downtown San Jose on El Paseo de San Antonio near the Fairmont Hotel on South First St.
San Jose, California, USA
This exhibit, demonstration, and sale is a community tradition that features a wide display ornaments and fine art glass pieces that reflect the beauty and joy of the season. Your purchases will be supporting local glass artists as well as BAGI, a local recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. FREE glass blowing demonstrations will be given in BAGI’s glassblowing demo booth.
For more information go to: http://www.bagi.org

The UrbanGlass Gala, April 4

The 31st Anniversary UrbanGlass Auction and Glassblowers Ball
Friday, April 4, 2008
Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers

 Live Auction Preview Exhibition
The Robert Lehman Gallery at UrbanGlass
March 31 – April 3
10:00 am – 6:00 pm daily

Exclusive event for VIP and Sponsor ticket holders:
Thursday, April 3, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Live Auction Preview, VIP Cocktail Reception & The New York premier of “Cirque de Verre”

The UrbanGlass Gala combines the UrbanGlass Awards with the 31st Anniversary Auction and Glassblowers Ball into one glorious evening celebrating outstanding achievements in glass. 

This year artist Therman Statom will be honored with the UrbanGlass Award for Outstanding Achievement and the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass (AACG) for Service to the Field.

The Auction presents a select group of art from emerging, established and master artists, as well as special trips and one-of-a-kind experiences. One hundred works are available in one live auction and two silent auctions. The auction catalog will be available online at www.urbanglass.org for viewing and absentee bidding in March 2008.

“Cirque de Verre” is a glass circus extravaganza of emerging talent featuring Kim “Muscles” Harty, “Flaming” Rika Hawes & Charlotte “Popper” Potter. Acts include synchronized glassblowing • two headed glassblower • freak show menagerie • world’s strongest women • Sam’s flying ladle. Hosted by The Great Fredini, of “This or That!” burlesque game show fame.

The Auction and Glassblowers Ball is the principal fundraising event of UrbanGlass. Monies raised go to support the programs of UrbanGlass, including the 17,000-square-foot open access glassworking studio; a comprehensive education program; The Bead Project, a scholarship program for low income women artists; GLASS: The UrbanGlass Art Quarterly, on- and off-site exhibitions including the Robert Lehman Gallery; visiting artist fellowships; and The Store at UrbanGlass.

Call For Entries – New Glass Review

The Corning Museum of Glass invites artists, craftspeople, designers, and architects worldwide to submit slide images of new works using glass.

The deadline for submissions each year is October 1. In late November or early December, a jury selects 100 images from the submitted slides. This survey of 100 images, which is the core of New Glass Review, is published every spring by The Corning Museum of Glass in conjunction with the German periodical, Neues Glas (New Glass).

Find application and guidelines at: www.cmog.org/index.asp?pageId=457

Glass Chemistry Game

Discover the principals of glass chemistry in this interactive game from the Corning Museum of Glass. Go to: http://www.cmog.org/glasschemistry/

Call for Entries – Hodge Gallery

Hodge Gallery: Upcoming Exhibition
Glass and Steel: Art Transcends Industry
May 2 – September 5, 2008

In 2008, Pittsburgh is celebrating 250 years of leadership, innovation, creativity and inspiration with the theme “Imagine What You Can do Here.” In conjunction with this city-wide initiative, Pittsburgh Glass Center is planning an exhibition called “Glass and Steel: Art Transcends Industry” for May 2008.

This exhibition is open to local artists living in Southwestern Pennsylvania. The only requirement is that your work must use glass and steel in some way. The work can be fully integrated using both materials in equal parts or the steel can be a framework, bracket or stand for the glass. All applications using the two materials will qualify. Both materials need not be visible in the finished work. Continue reading