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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

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GAS 38th Annual Conference, June 19-21

Forming Frontiers
Glass Art Society’s 38th Annual Conference
June 19-21, 2008
Portland, Oregon, USA

Take in a multitude of glass exhibitions city-wide. For more information go to: www.glassart.org. To view the preview video go to: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6174027885029954442

Glass Craft & Bead Expo, April 4-6

Glass Craft & Bead Expo
April 4-6, 2008
The South Point Hotel and Casino
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

The cost for admission to the show floor is $15.00 and that gains entry for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. If you are taking classes, there is no charge for admission.
For more information go to: www.glasscraftexpo.com

Abrams publishes book on Dan Dailey

book cover

Dan Dailey’s glasswork has been in the public eye for the past four decades. DAN DAILEY (Abrams; August 2007; $60.00), offers a comprehensive and stunningly illustrated look at Dailey’s work.

SOFA New York, May 29-June 1

SOFA New York 2007

The 11th annual Sculpture Objects & Functional Art fair, best known as SOFA NEW YORK returns May 29-June 1, 2008 to the Park Avenue Armory, Opening Night Wednesday, May 28. More than 60 leading international galleries will offer masterworks in ceramics, glass, metal, wood and fiber. Glass artists on display will include Dale Chihuly, Lino Tagliapietra, and Yoichi Ohira, as well as the new generation of emerging artists bound to appeal to both seasoned and new collectors. www.sofaexpo.com

William Morris Announces Retirement

Arna Buffalo Situla

At the age of 49, after almost thirty years at the furnace, American glass artist William Morris has decided to retire in order to pursue other personal interests. The work of William Morris has been strongly influenced by his interest in archeology and ancient pagan cultures.

See the complete article by critic James Yood in Glass the Urban Glass Art Quarterly Summer 2007. A documentary on Morris by the New York production Company Spot Creative will be released this year. See a clip at www.spotcreative.com. Morris’ official website is www.wmorris.com.