JUNE/JULY 2014 Newsletter 

In This Issue
Glass Swapmeet
De La Torre Demo
Photo Workshop

Letter from the President 

The education committee has been working away to get some great events put together for this year!
July has two events: A group trip to the De La Torre brothers show and talk and a Daylight Photography Workshop at my studio in San Marcos. Details for both events are listed below.

We have 130 members this year and several new sponsors! There are a few people who have not renewed from last year so be sure and get updated if you plan on entering our Annual show. One of the benefits of membership is the opportunity to list your website and list classes. you can update easily at this link. AGASC membership payment page

The show committee still needs volunteers for jobs before and during the show. It takes just a little help from everyone to make this event a success. This year if you plan on entering you are required to sign up for one job as well as sitting the show one day so please see the list of jobs in the annual show article below and contact our show chairman, Gayle to help her fill in the missing jobs
email to Gayle

Cheers, my friends!!!

Susan Hirsch 
President, AGASC 

De La Torre brothers
Art Talk and Exhibit!
Thursday July 10th

 We will meet at Kathleen's studio at 4:30pm SHARP
to carpool down to San Ysidro to see their fabulous exhibit and hear the talk. The de la Torre brothers are internationally acclaimed artists with a socioploitical perspective that we are all fortunate to be able to experience and appreciate!

Location to meet for carpooling:
Kathleen's Studio
1815-B Main Street
San Diego, CA 92113
Please RSVP to kathleen@art-hell.com so that we have an accurate number of participants.  This event is FREE!!  We are also looking to carpool.  Please let Kathleen know if you are willing to be a driver.

We are very excited to announce another
new Sponsor member!

Covington Engineering 
Top quality lapidary and glass equipment

If you are not familiar with the fine coldworking equipment they make take a look at the link below!

Covington Engineering Website

Call for Artists  
17th annual Galaxy of Glass 
Presented in The Janice Griffiths Gallery

Deadline for Submissions: July 11, 2014

Opening Reception: Sept 6, 2014 5-7pm
Show Opens: Sept 7, 2014
Show Closes: Oct 19, 2014 

Daylight Photography Workshop
Saturday July 19

One day Workshop   
$50.00 AGA members 
75.00 nonmembers 
Limit 15 people 

Fire Fusion Studio - Susan Hirsch
968 E Rancheros Drive Suite S San Marcos CA 92069
Sign up for this workshop

This one day workshop will teach you how to use natural sunlight to photograph your glass with minimal equipment to get great results! Learn the difference of using reflected sunlight and filtered sunlight, and how to create professional backdrops.

In the morning we will shoot one item for each of you and in the afternoon I will give a lecture on photo-shop basics. This class fee includes post production editing on your picture and creating a hi-res and low-res file to you to use for your website or submission to a show.

For more than twenty years I was a Creative Director/Art Director and worked with many professional photographers shooting product and fashion for the direct mail industry. Many tricks I learned in the industry will help you get better results.

Using that experience and "improvising" with some "homemade" equipment you will learn some great professional tricks. The goal is to expose you to methods that cost very little and will assist you in getting results and a level of photographs of your work that you will be proud of for submitting to shows, using on your website or just for personal record. I will provide a list of the minimal items that you must have, then add a list of additional items that would be a plus. That way you can choose how much you want to spend to get these results at home.

Bring one piece of work to photograph at this workshop. (Please limit size to 36") Limit 15 people. I will have a digital camera and tripod so you do not need to bring a camera.




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Point Loma Library Invitational Show

    The James Edgar & Jean Jessop Hervey Pt Loma Library located at 3701 Voltaire St., San Diego, CA 92107, has invited us to exhibit August 4 - October 4th, 2014. The library is planning to coordinate an AGASC show with a floral exhibit by The Pt. Loma Garden Club, designed to compliment the art, similar to "Art Alive" at SDMA. In addition, The Friends of the Library are celebrating the 11th Anniversary of the new library building. It is a beautiful library and an exciting opportunity to expand our exposure in the community.

The Glass Show will focus on Educating the Public about the quality and variety of Art Glass Technique.  The founders circle has sent out invitations to a few of our members based on an the techniques they employ in their work. Each artist will be asked to write a short explanation of their particular technique to accompany their display.


Exhibit - August 4th - October 4th
Hanging - August 4th, 11:30 am. (You will set up your own display).
Reception - Date TBA (In coordination with the Pt. Loma Garden Club & The
Friends of the Library).
Take Down - Saturday, October 4, 11:30 - 1 pm.

AGASC swapmeet at Lake Miramar

    It was a beautiful day and a great location for a get together! We moved a few picnic tables to make our space and had chips, soda and cupcakes to eat. Everyone just set up their stuff and started shopping. There was lots of glass and studio items to choose in the form of bartering, sales and trades. If you missed it this time we will have another in the fall. I got several new molds and sold quite a bit of dichroic scrap in little jars. This was a great way to get rid of things that had been sitting around the studio for way too long, besides it was fun just seeing everyone!

Great Demonstration!  


The de la Torre brothers create "La Princessa"

at Art-Hell  Studio in Barrio Logan 


What a nice turnout for this educational event
on Friday May 30th.  
Kathleen introduced Einar and Jamex de la Torre to the group and then got the team into action. It took almost 3 hours of intense teamwork to create the huge female dog with a wrestling mask and tiara! The brothers took turns at the bench and discussed the details as it took form. They started with a rough sketch but added elements as it progressed. Their unique collaboration is fun to watch. At the end they generously held a question and answer session with the group.
Much thanks to Kathleen for hosting this educational event!

 AGASC Annual Members Show

at Studio 21 in Balboa Park 

by Gayle Tunney Richardson  


Hello Members, We are off to a great start with 2014 and I'm looking forward to a wonderful Annual Show at Gallery 21 at Spanish Village. I am happy to be the Show Chair again and looking forward to see what every one has to enter this year for the October show. I'm excited to say last year ten pieces sold for a total of $2,190!
Congratulations to those who sold pieces and won ribbons. I want to make sure this year is as exciting and profitable to all of us.  
If you are a new member you may not know that all entries are welcome!
(It is a judged show, not Juried) and we have a novice category for those who have not shown professionally and worked in glass for less than 2 years.   

Our sponsor Members, CBS Coatings by Sandburg and Uroboros each have a category with prizes. Glassline is sponsoring a first and second place award for work using an obvious amount of glassline inks or chalk... details to come in the application! 

Other categories include: Novice, Vessels, Sculpture, Wearable Art and Wall Art 
Your work does not have to be complete to send in this application.
We do need the title of the piece, dimensions, category, and the price. You must deliver the work on the afternoon of October 1st.  Art work must be delivered display ready - no assembly required! 
Important dates:


Entry deadline- Sept. 15th 

Show Dates- October 1st -13th

Art Intake October 1st 3-7pm 

Painting and gallery prep October 1st 11-3

Hanging the Show: Thursday, October 2nd 11- 5 

Judging: Friday, October 3rd,  

Gallery will open after the judges are finished (usually 12 noon) 

Artists Reception: Sunday, October 5th, 4-8pm

Pick up and clean up is October 13th 4-6pm 


Show Requirements  

-You must be a current member

-Pay fees at application deadline  

(The application and easy payment will be posted ton the agasc show page  


35.00 for the first entry and 10.00 for each additional entry)

-You must be available to sit one day of the show or arrange a sitter 
(If you are from out of town you may request to work on the Intake day, pick up or reception day)

-You must volunteer for one tasks listed below

( It takes a village to put on a show )


Please send me an email if you see a position you'd like to help with, gtrich@celebritytalent.net 


We need help to fill all the TBD (To Be Determined) spots  

1) Show Chair Coordinator: Gayle Tunney 760-445-672 Co-Chair: TBD

2) Graphic Artist (Posters, postcards, email blast) TBD

3) P.R. Machine: a)Press Releases: Gayle Tunney and TBD

b) Postcard Mailing: Art Glass Guild and all Members

4) Applications: Connie Govier and One other very important position:

TBD -this person will also need to do Take in and pick up

will need to do the Spread sheet for checking in and releasing all are piece

Name Tags for Exhibiting Artists

5) Judges Coordinator: Gayle Tunney

6) Permits/Insurance for Raffle/Reception: Jon Simpson

7) Artist Reception/Hor D'eouvres/Tray Pass Wine:

* Coordinator: Devora Safran 2) TBD 3) TBD 4) TBD 5) TBD

8) Reception Raffle Coordinator: TBD 2) TBD 3) TBD 4) TBD

9) Artist Reception Entertainment Coordinator: Gayle Tunney___________

10) Fee Collection: Connie Govier

11) Pre-show Studio touch up Wednesday, October 24th, 10:00am:

Coordinator: TBD 2) TBD 3) TBD 4) TBD 5) TBD

12) Art Intake Wednesday, October 24th, 4pm-6pm: 1) : TBD 2) TBD 3) TBD 4) TBD

13)Show Set Up Thursday, (This category is full.)

14) Show Representatives Schedule Coordinator: TBD (setting up sitting schedule)

15) Spread Sheet/Labels for Art Intake: TBD

17) Ribbon Coordinator: Leslie Perlis

18) Judges: 1) TBD 2) TBD 3) TBD - Gayle will send out letters

19) Show Photographer: TBD

20) Sales Processing on Opening Night: Square via Susan Hirsch/ Connie Govier

21) Show Booklets, Artist Bio's: 1) Gayle Tunney

Program/Price List: will be the Take in Spreadsheet person - TBD

22) Name Tags for Exhibiting Artists: will be the Take in Spreadsheet person TBD

23) Art Pick Up Monday, Nov 5th, 3pm-5pm: 1) Gayle Tunney

1) : TBD 2) TBD 3) TBD 4) TBD


Welcome New Members!    

Covington Engineering
Ashley Dvorak 
Linda Indalecio
Kirk Lorraine
Traci Rice





JULY 10               Trip to the Del La Torre brothers show and talk 


JULY 19                Daylight Photography Workshop 
                Galaxy of Glass Submission Deadline   

JULY 20-SEPT 6 Front Porch Gallery show for the AGASC

AUG 4-OCT 4      Point Loma Library Invitational Floral and Glass Exhibit 
SEPT  7                Galaxy of Glass Show Opens

SEPT 15               AGASC Annual Studio 21 Show Deadline   
OCT 1-13              AGASC Annual Studio 21 Show 

OCT 5                   AGASC Annual Studio 21 Show Artist Reception 
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