OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2014 Newsletter 

In This Issue
Elections for 2015
Tribute to Marty Marshall
Tour to Palm Springs
Menqui Tour

Letter from the President 

Congratulations to all of the award winners at our Annual Members Show. We had so many wonderful contributions from our sponsors and other glass companies.

We already have a date for our Annual Members Show for 2015 It is a little earlier so make a note for
September 9 to September 21, 2015 

Also many thanks to Leslie Perlis and the founders circle in putting on a great educational show at the Point Loma library.

There are a couple of events coming right up so take notice so you do not miss out.

Rayzist Photomask Workshop Saturday, Nov 15 at our sponsors facility in Vista. More details and signup in article below.


Trip to Palm Springs- December 11th All of the exciting details and sign up link are in article below.

SAVE THE DATE Our annual Holiday Celebration is scheduled for Sunday, December 21st.
See the calendar below for details
and RSVP to link by December 1st

Cheers, my friends!!!

Susan Hirsch 
President, AGASC 

Elections for new officers

The officers whose terms are up January 1014 are 

Vice President, Secretary and Guild Chair

If you would like to nominate someone
(please contact them first for permission)
send in names between December 1st and 10th.
We will have an online election. 

Remembering Marty
by Kathleen Mitchell

I am proud to have been a colleague of Marty Marshall's.  He was a dynamic, relentless, honorable, and kind man.  His generosity is legendary and his love and adoration for his wife, Jean, admirable.  We should all be so loved in our lives.

Marty accommodated me, my students, and countless other glassblowers when UCSD closed the Crafts Center in 2012.  He continued to support me when I decided to build my own studio.  He and Jean patiently listened to my worries and woes during the construction process, offering technical and emotional support at the drop of a hat.  Marty would offer advice and Jean would bake something up in the kitchen that would magically dissipate my stress.  

Marty left this world far too soon.  He was just developing a new series of sculpture and was exploding creatively with the work he made influenced by his relationship with Maestro Davide Salvadore.

There will be a Memorial event at Spanish Village on November 14th at 5:00pm. This is a catered event so please RSVP here:

RSVP to Marty Marshall's Memorial

Much love, 

The James Edgar and
Jean Jessop Hervey

Point Loma Library Reception

The library coordinated our 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 celebrated the 11th Anniversary of the new library building. It is a beautiful library and an exciting opportunity to expand our exposure in the community. 
Music, Art Glass and Floral Displays highlighted the Reception on Saturday Sept. 20.

Our Exhibit "Secrets of Art Glass Revealed" was complemented by the Point Loma Garden Club's beautiful and artful arrangements. Adding a festive atmosphere was entertainment by Ellen Quick, Harpist, who played for the first hour and Sue Palmer, Queen of Boogie Woogie, played the piano the second hour.

Dale Rekus, President, Point Loma Garden Club
        "We had quite a bit of fun doing the floral designs and were pleased to have such a wide array of subjects of artwork from which to choose."




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Rayzist Workshop for AGASC members
Saturday, November 15, from 9:00 to 1:00

Location:  Rayzist Photomask Inc
 955 Park Center Drive Vista Ca 92081 

Our sponsor, Rayzist Photomask is offering their facility to us for 1/2 day!
You will learn how to make masks using the Rayzist Photomasks.       
Susan Hirsch and Liz Haas will teach.
Projects include:

1. Three stage carving on a 3 x 4 inch paperweight 
(choosing form several premade designs.)
2. Two layers of halftone photographs and designs on 90 COE fusible glass with enamels to fire at home to make a multilayer design.

All materials are included    Limited to 15   Members $25.00

                LINK to sign up

The AGASC Education Committee invites  
you to join us for an amazing

"Day of Glass" in Palm Desert and Palm Springs  
 Thursday, December 11

We will meet at designated carpool locations at 9:00am sharp ! 
Sign up for the tour         
Members - $15      Non-members - $25  
The first stop is Heather James Fine Art - 45188 Portola Ave, Palm Desert, CA 92260, where we will tour the current Michael Glancy exhibit and meet the artist himself ! 
Michael Glancy studied with Dale Chihuly while earning his MFA in glass from the Rhode Island School of Design. His career has included numerous solo and group exhibitions internationally. The Metropolitan Museum of Art acquired their first Glancy work in 1980.  
While Glancy studied glass blowing, he's more interested in the manipulation of glass after it's blown. Glancy's artwork includes a process called electroforming. Using this method, Glancy is able to adhere metal to the glass to create these jewel-like sculptures. His work has been said to magnify nature in order to reveal an underlying structure; the flat panels of glass serve as bases that unfold into and inspire the vessels that rest upon them. 
We will then break for lunch. Each carpool can decide where they would like to eat. If you wish to eat as a large group please contact Kathleen Mitchell,  kathleen@art-hell.com, so that she can make the appropriate reservation. 
At 2:45pm we will convene at the front of the Palm Springs Art Museum - 101 N Museum Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262 for a private, docent led tour by reknowned artist Patrick Blythe of the amazing new exhibit,"LINKS: Australian Glass and the Pacific Northwest"
For over forty years, connections between Australia and the Pacific Northwest have been forged through the relationships of artists, educational institutions, and entrepreneurs through the medium of glass. Brought together by a shared passion for glass, artists from both countries have developed long lasting and deeply influential relationships. These connections have made significant impacts on both continents forming unique links between Australian and American studio glass movements. 
Please let us know ASAP if you are willing to drive and HOW MANY people you can take or if you need a ride !  
Please bring cash to pay for your own lunch and to contribute to gas for your carpool driver.

 AGASC Annual Members Show

Reception at Studio 21 in Balboa Park 

Many thanks to all of our members whose hard work is the reason we are able to put on this annual event and showcase our members talent.

Gayle Tunney Richardson, Show Chairman worked many hours coordinating sponsors and show volunteers. Special thanks to her husband Glen and his band for the outstanding entertainment. The catering by Devora Saffron was exceptional
and most appreciated.

We had a successful raffle to raise money to assist in educational events and cover show expenses. This is the second year we have made money with the event.

Special Congratulations to the members whose work sold at the show:
Carol Korfin, $160
;  Gayle Richardson, $350; Connie Govier, $200.  

 AGASC 33rd Annual Members' Exhibition Award Winners  


CategoryName Title

Best of ShowCathy Coverley Pesce Piccolo 

Uroboros Special

1stGayle Tunney Richardson
The Sentinel 
2ndCathy CoverleyPesce Piccolo
3rd Jack WadeMaori
Honorable MentionChristine BolgerConvergence Duo

Uroboros Emerging Artist

1st Rosemary StarkBalance
2ndLinda IndalecioStacked Ice
Honorable MentionRobert HirschGrouping Two

Coatings by Sandberg

1st Jon SimpsonTotem
2nd Vicki LeonExpanded Boundaries
3rd Vicki LeonPassage


1stLyn FeudnerKoi
2nd Gayle Tunney RichardsonOrchid Care & Maintenance Made Simple


1stKathleen MitchellLimousin Cow (France, Meat)
2nd Davora SafranDoorways of Light
3rdSandy LevinMirrored Reflections
Honorable MentionJennifer BrennanGoing to Market


1st Bill MatulichFlow
2ndKathleen MitchellUrban Nests
3rdSusan HirschSushi 4 Two + 2
Honorable MentionTaryn BertolinoA Head and Shoulders Above the Rest

Wall Art

1st Bill MatulichConfucius Coded
2nd Marti BlairFilm Star
3rdGayle Tunney RichardsonBody Language
Honorable MentionLori PolakQuake

Wearable Art

1stVicki LeonMonsoon - pendant & earrings set
2ndLeslie PerlisOye Vey
3rdLyn FeudnerDowntown


1stRich StewartSanta Muerte
2nd Joi LakesSpring, Texas
3rdLinda IndalecioMelt
Honorable MentionRachel BrunoStill Wave


Fall Patio Sale Highlights 

The Fall patio sale was held on October 18th and 19th 
Always a fun and successful event for our organization. Just of few of the
fabulous exhibits are featured in the gallery of pics here. 

AGA Tour of the Mengui Show " Three on the Edge"

Saturday Nov 1st was a beautiful sunny day, perfect for meeting in Balboa Park for a private tour of the Mengui Museum. We expected just to see the show featuring San Diego Architects but instead enjoyed a tour of several exhibits.

We started at "Surf Craft", a unique surfboard exhibition will explore board design from a previously unexamined perspective: in the context of Soetsu Yanagi's mingei philosophy of the importance of craft on the first floor.

We then moved on to "The Realm of Nature" inspiring retrospective on the careers to these two esteemed American artists, Bob Stocksdale and Kay Sekimachi.
Finally we saw the amazing exhibit "Three on the Edge" featuring San Diego Architects, Kendrick Kellogg, James Hubbell and Wallace Cunningham. This exhibit had drawings, models and photographs of realized designs. The three all had very different but equally inspiring designs.

After the tour we were able to wander through the museum and revisit some of our favorite areas and enjoy.

Welcome New Members!    

Lori Donovan
Rich Stewart
Jackie Murphy
Rachel Bruno





NOV 15              Rayzist Photomask Workshop Saturday 9-1 
DEC 11              Palm Springs Tour "Day of Glass"
DEC 21              Holiday Party 6-9      Please RSVP by Dec 1  artglassassociation@gmail.com
                           3021 Freeman St Point Loma Ca 92106 
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Art Glass Association of Southern California