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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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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.

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

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