JUNE/JULY 2013 Newsletter
Letter from the President
Dear Glass Enthusiasts,
The first half of 2013 has been fantastic. Many thanks to Carolyn Moore for teaching our pattern bar workshop, Susan Hirsch for allowing us to use her studio for it, and Rose Goehner for her fascinating Lec-Mo on LED lighting for glass at our General Membership meeting. In addition, the Guild's Patio Sale was a huge success! Thanks to Gail, Louise, and the many volunteers that make it happen twice a year!
Summer is now upon us. In addition to all the national glass events, we have several fantastic local glass exhibitions over the next several months.
The current show at the Point Loma Library is a lovely representation of the AGASC in a serene setting...well, serene until the Zumba class is held in the Community Room! Please join us at the reception on June 22nd from 10-2, see article for details below.
The Front Porch Gallery show has been juried and opens July 21, 2013. I am very excited to see work from seasoned "AGAers", along with some brand new members! Many thanks to Gayle Richardson-Tunney and Marti Blair for finding this gallery and creating the opportunity.
Don't forget the deadline to enter the 16th annual Galaxy of Glass at the Fallbrook Art Center. This is always a stunning exhibition of glass art, and while not an AGASC event, we typically have our organization well represented among the many fine artists.
Last but not least...the AGASC 32nd Annual Show at Gallery 21 in Spanish Village. Open to ALL current AGASC members, we encourage everyone to enter, especially new and novice members as this is a judged, not juried show. Gayle Richardson-Tunney and Doug Daliard are the co-chairs this year and have been working diligently to create an excellent exhibition opportunity. We still need many volunteers to make this event special. Please email Gayle at email@example.com to sign up now!
Just a reminder to read all entry forms and rules carefully for each of these shows. Information on things like size and weight limits along with how pieces will be displayed will help you decide which pieces to enter. In addition, nothing represents your work better than good digital images!
As always...my best to you,
Kathleen Mitchell President, AGASC
San Diego Art Institute presents "GLASS EDGES" Kiln Formed Sculptures by Jack Wade
June 21- July 28
Tues-Sat 10- 4 Sunday 12-4
Artist Reception is Friday, June 28, 6-8pm
House of Charm , Balboa Park 1439 El Prado, San Diego Ca 92101
Jack is excited to be having his first Solo Show starting this June 21st. It will also be San Diego Art Institute's first featured glass artist's show. He is very proud to show his glass work in this beautiful gallery. The San Diego Art Institute is an arts organization that is over 50 years old. It is located in Balboa Park at 1439 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101. Their mission is to advance the visual arts through exhibition, education and outreach. A new exhibition of works by talented San Diego artists opens every six weeks in this specially designed 10,000 square-foot state-of-the-art floating gallery space.
These juried exhibits display works in mediums including oil, acrylic, watercolor, pen and ink, collage, assemblage, mixed media, photography, glass and sculpture. Different art professionals are selected as jurors for each show assuring exhibitions of high quality and great variety. A solo artist's work is also featured along with the main gallery exhibition. Solo shows are awarded by a point system. It is determined by accumulating points for every show that an artist is juried into in a given year. Artists can then apply for a solo exhibit. Those artists with the highest point totals are given a Solo Show.
Jack's personal statement about his show: "The effects of light and color have always intrigued me. Because glass reflects, distorts, absorbs, and refracts light depending on the color, texture, opacity and shape it fits with my artistic vision. So, with glass as the my vehicle, I use my graphic design knowledge and fine arts background to produce art that epitomizes my fascination with light, shape and color. Interesting shaped edges are one of the things I concentrated on most for this show. From the highly polished to the rough cut, from straight to curved, glass makes for a fascinating medium to show off "edges"."
Hope to see you at the reception.
Pulse Gallery presents
"Oil & Glass" Art Exhibit with
Rob Morey and Daniel Ketelhut
Rob Morey will be featured with Daniel Ketelhut at Pulse Gallery from July 5 to August 23.
Artist reception: July 5 from 5 pm to 8pm
Pulse Gallery 2825 Dewey Road Suite 103 San Diego, CA 92106
Tuesday - Friday 11:00 to 4:30PM Saturday 12:00 to 4:00PM
Gallery (619) 758-0911
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Mon. - Fri. 8am TO 5pm PST
CBS Coatings by Sandberg
Open House for AGASC on July 30th
Our Sponsor CBS Coatings by Sandberg is opening up their facility for a private tour to the AGASC on July 30th, at 10:30 am.
If you have not seen how Dichloic Glass is made this tour is a must!
The tour/lecture will take around 45 minutes to an hour.
CBS allows the attendees to shop after the lecture and gives them our wholesale pricing regardless of their status!
We will send out a sign up list around the first of July to get a headcount and arrange for carpooling members up Orange Co.
Glass in the Class
Childrens fundraising projects for Old Town Academyby Steve Shupper
The concept that it takes a village to raise children is one I subscribe to. This idea is epitomized at the school my children attend, the Old Town Academy in Old Town - San Diego. This school is about to complete only its second year and has one class per grade, K - 8. It is a school where every teacher knows every student and families of the students get to know each other very well. From this pool of families there are huge numbers of dedicated, talented people who donate their time to make our children's education the absolute best it can be. Some teach music, others sailing, a few do physical education, many assist in classrooms with reading, math, science, robotics, the list goes on. My contribution happens to be in the arts and specifically glass art.
While the school is a brand new charter school and receives funding from the state, that money is not enough to operate the school. We are required to raise over $100,000.00 per year to keep the doors open and we don't ask parents for any required contribution. Instead, we hold two major fundraisers during the year. The latter is our annual Wine and Dine Gala. This event features some of the most delicious wine from California vintners, a few amazing beers from San Diego brewers, food from the Old Town and Mission Hills area and plethora of amazing items that are auctioned off throughout the night. This year's event grossed over $135,000.00 of which approximately $20,000.00 was for expenses. The rest is donated to the school to keep the doors open and compensate our underpaid but amazing educators.
As a part of the fundraising, I and another parent lead the classes in producing art that is auctioned during the gala. This is not any art, we were determined to produce some better than average art and attempt to raise a significant amount of money while spending the least amount possible. We were successful. We spent only $700 and raised over $10,500.00! A majority of this money came from projects which incorporated glass. Pictures of the projects are attached.
As you know however, glass isn't cheap and nor are the tools used to work with it. We were EXTREMELY fortunate to receive donations from some very generous companies: Alpine Stained Glass, Blue Dolphin Stained Glass, CBS (Coatings by Sandberg), Glass Accessories Int'l (TOYO), Hakko, Hoevel Manufacturing, Inland Craft, Morton Glass Works, Oceanside Glasstile, Spectrum Glass, Streuter Technologies (No Days), and Wedi Corp.
Local professional Leslie Perlis also served as an advisor and as she did last year, offered her kiln to fire all the pieces for this years' kindergarten project. It came out great.
While the companies were generous, the kids were great, and the numerous parents who assisted were awesome, it was the response to my plea for assistance from the AGASC by Cathy Coverly that really touched me. I didn't know Cathy prior to this project but based solely on my request, she donated her expertise for three weeks in a row, to ensure our projects would be completed on time and she was AWESOME. She taught me a few tricks, was great with the kids and the parents were ever grateful. She exemplified what it means to be a part of the village that is working to successfully raise our children to be contributors to society. For this I thank Cathy and the AGASC.
For more information about these projects or the Old Town Academy or the OTA Wine and Dine, contact Steve Shupper at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at (858)490-1008.
Steve is the director of marketing for Glass Accessories Int'l (TOYO) and lives in San Diego (Clairemont). He is a past president of the national Art Glass Association.
CALL FOR ARTISTS
Fallbrook Art Center
16th Annual Galaxy of Glass
Presented in The Janice Griffiths Gallery
Deadline for Submissions: July 12, 2013
Opening Reception Sep 7 | 5-7 pm Free to Premier & Friends Level Members
Others $10 Show Open Daily Sep 8 - Oct 20 Mon-Sat 10am-4pm | Sun 12-3pm
Admission $6 | FAC Members Free
This exhibition and sale showcases a broad spectrum of fine art glass sculptures, vessels, functional ware, and jewelry created by Southern California artists using a myriad of processes including blown, torched, slumped, fused, cast, and etching.
Point Loma Library Exhibit
by Leslie Perlis
Glass Exhibit at Point Loma Library Libraries are not just for books. 12 of our artists are currently exhibiting in the Community Room at the Point Loma/Hervey Branch Library
Fused Glass by Leslie Perlis, Marti Blair, Ilanit Shalev, Jack Wade, Jon Simpson, Cathy Coverley, Bill Matulich and Rick Knight. Blown glass by Kathleen Mitchell. Lamp worked glass jewelry by Tim Swann. Assembled dichroic glass by Vicki Leon. In addition to the glass work are spectacular photographs by Graham Blair taken at James Hubbell's home in Julian, featuring two ballet dancers interacting with the stained glass, sculpture and architecture. James' glass work was a major inspiration to those of us in the early 1970's, in our early days of creating stained glass. There will be a reception June 22. 10am to 2pm. More details to follow.
Show dates: April 27-July 31, 2013
Point Loma/ Hervey Branch Library Community Room 3701 Voltaire St San Diego, CA 92107
619-531-1539 Check library for hours
Our semi-annual Patio Sale at Spanish Village!
Great Results at the Pattern Bar Workshops...
The second educational offering of this year was a 2 part workshop on pattern bars held at Susan Hirsh's studio The 1st part focused on cutting & arranging glass in such a way, that when fused, cut & butterflied, a unique pattern is formed. Three styles of pattern bars were reviewed. Also included in this part was a discussion & demo on daming & firing multiple layers.
Part 2 was all about designing pieces to include pattern bar elements. Then participants were able to cut their pattern bar pieces using wet tile saws.
One Million Bones (follow-up from 2012 workshop)
by Rob Morey
One Million Bones is a collaborative art installation designed to recognize the millions of victims and survivors who have been killed or displaced by ongoing genocides and mass atrocities in Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Burma.
Our Mission is to create a visible movement that will increase global awareness of these atrocities while raising the critical funds needed to protect and aid displaced and vulnerable survivors.
On June 6th and 7th, One Million Bones will be installing all of the bones that they collected on the National Mall in Washington D.C. They fell just short of the 1,000,00 mark but did collect an impressive 750,000 bones from participating artists, both young and old, from around the country. I hosted a "bone making" party in my studio last spring and I am proud to say that those ten skulls will be a part of the installation. I want to recognize and thank the people who participated. Kathleen Mitchell, Bill Matulich, Cathy Coverly, Lynn Feudner, Illanit Shalev, Sandy Levin, Tess Shea, Lori Phillips, Susan Hirsch, and Jackie Kegna. This was a wonderful opportunity to make art that makes a difference.
Also, check out my face book page, Rob Morey Kiln Formed Glass to see the whole collection of pictures.
link to the onemillionbones morey event
click on the link to see our pics! one million bones workshop
General Meeting and LED Lighting Presentation
The AGASC general meeting was held at Susan Hirsch's Studio on Saturday May 25th.
Welcome New Members!
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
APRIL 27- Point Loma/ Hervey Branch Library Exhibit
JULY 31 3701 Voltaire St San Diego, CA 92107
619-531-1539 Check library for hours
JUNE 12-15 (CANCELLED) Glass Art Society (GAS) Conference
JUNE 20-22 BECon 2013: Chroma-Culture.
3722 SE 21st Ave Portland, OR 97202
JULY 5 Rob Morey and Daniel Ketelcut Artist reception: 5 pm to 8pm
Pulse Gallery 2825 Dewey Road Suite 103 San Diego, CA 92106
JULY 13-14 Daylight Photography for Glass Artist Workshop (Saturday)
Basic Photoshop processing for artists (Sunday}
more info and sign up link
JULY 30 CBS Coatings by Sandberg tour for the AGASC
JULY 21 - AGASC Juried Show at Front Porch Gallery
SEPT 15 2903 Carlsbad Blvd., Carlsbad, CA 92008
JUNE 28 Glass Edges by Jack Wade Artist Reception
House of Charm , Balboa Park
1439 El Prado, San Diego Ca 92101
SEPT 5 AGASC James Hubbel tour of Ilan Lael
SEPT 8- 16th Annual Galaxy of Glass at the Fallbrook Art Center
OCT 20 Opening Reception Sep 7 | 5-7 pm
Show Open Daily Sep 8 - Oct 20 Mon-Sat 10am-4pm | Sun 12-3pm
103 South Main Street, Fallbrook, California 92028
OCT 12-13 Art Glass Guild Show & Patio Sale
Spanish Village Art Center
1770 Village Place, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101
OCT 23- NOV 4 2013 AGASC Annual Members Show
Spanish Village, Balboa Park
1770 Village Place, Studio 21
San Diego, CA 92101
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