AGASC Newsletter JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2015
Letter from the President
AGASC had an amazing year, with a variety of educational events and increased opportunities to showcase members glass art. There was also a significant increase in membership and sponsorship patrons. By year end, there were 138 members; which includes 27 new members. Sponsorships/Patrons were increased to 14 sponsors, who are listed on our newsletter and on our website, at www.AGASC.com.
The year was capped with a wonderful trip to Palm Springs to see the amazing glass show at the Palm Springs Art Museum; LINKS: AUSTRALIAN GLASS AND THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST and a meeting with artist Michael Glancy at Heather James Fine Art in Palm Desert, CA. Details from both are in this issue!
Our Annual Holiday celebration was graciously hosted by Devora Safran at her home in Point Loma on December 21st. Sorry if you missed out on the year finale! Pics in article below.
Please get involved... Our success depends on all of our participation. See the recap of the AGASC Events below!!!
Come to our planning meeting and lets create an even better year for 2015!
Thanks to all of our members!!!
Annual Planning Meeting
Jan 25 3:00-6:00
There are only four general meetings
a year for AGASC members but the
January planning meeting is the most important
meeting to attend, as we create our committees
to plan events for the year.
Please come and help us plan the year!
3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Pat and Carrie Warren's Studio
2176 Chatsworth Blvd,
San Diego, CA 92107
Just a few of our Events in 2014
Membership Dues for 2015
Please take a moment to renew your AGASC Membership so you will not miss out on all of our great educational events and show opportunities!
We are one of the few glass groups in the country who offer you a link to your site, an opportunity to participate in many group shows, educational tours and hands on workshops and special
We have some amazing opportunities planned for the group this year but if you have not renewed your membership (always due at first of the year) you may miss out!
Here is a quick link to make it EASY TO PAY!!!
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Palm Springs Tour
December 11th was our third group trip to Palm Springs
to visit the Palm Springs Museum of Art
and also meet the glass artist Michael Glancy and see his exhibit
at the Heather James Fine Art in Palm Desert, CA.
Michael Glancy: Molecular Aesthetics introduces an innovative and beautiful twist on studio glass. Initially drawn to the fire and smoke of glassblowing (he was a student of Dale Chihuly at Rhode Island School of Design and Pilchuck Glass School), Glancy mastered carving, sandblasting, grinding and engraving glass in its cold state. In fact, electroforming - applying a thin layer of precious metal (copper and silver) on blown glass and bathing it in acid - became his signature process. His cellular and geometric designs depicting the natural world begin as drawings. Glancy generally works in the Swedish tradition, favoring heavy-wall vessels (the Venetian style is paper thin) because his technique calls for deep carving to achieve the form as well as the color and mood effects. The final designs typically include a foot, or a base, for each piece.
LINKS: AUSTRALIAN GLASS AND THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
Exhibit at the Palm Springs Museum of Art
LINKS is the first museum exhibition in the United States dedicated to the wide spectrum of Australian studio glass and the connection between artists and institutions in Australia and the Pacific Northwest. This is an overdue project given the excellent quality of work being produced and its prominence in important American public and private collections. Approximately four artworks each from an impressive list of twenty-three Australian and four American artists comprise this exhibition for a total of
End of the year blast... Holiday Party! Thanks to our generous Hostess Devora
Safran it was a very lovely and fun event. Her home in Point Loma was opened to the AGASC members for the evening of Dec. 21st. The evening began a round of delightful starters and drinks then we sat down for a lovely catered dinner. After that we held our annual costume contest and this years theme was Black & White. A close competition between Kathleen and Sandy! The last part was our Gift exchange with some good "steals". If you missed it, you missed a very good time.
Mission Valley Library Exhibit
Members of the AGASC loaned beautiful glass pieces to the Mission Valley Branch Library for public display until February 24. Stop by the branch at 2123 Fenton Parkway, San Diego (next to Ikea) to check it out.
Thank you to the following artists who contributed to the display: Leslie Perlis, Cathy Coverley, Jennifer Brennan, Sandy Levin, Marti Blair, Bill Matulich, Carol Korfin, Kathleen Mitchell, Dick Ditore, Carolyn Moore, Jaron Scott, Dalia El Tawy, and Mariah Armstrong Conner.
Our sponsor, Rayzist Photomask offered their facility to us for a 1/2 day workshop where ten members of the AGASC attended. It was great fun as we learned about the photo-resist material. Demonstrations included making a mask and sandblasting. Attendees then completed two projects: a two stage paperweight carving, and a two layer photo and image piece that was filled with enamels to take home and fuse.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
AGASC Planning Meeting
Pat and Carrie Warren's Studio
1502 Glassworks, 2176 Chatsworth Blvd, San Diego, CA 92107
NOW- FEB 24 Glass Exhibit at Mission Valley Library
2123 Fenton Parkway, San Diego, CA
APRIL 10-12 Glass Craft & Bead Expo
South Point Hotel and Conference Center
Las Vegas, NV
JUNE 5-7 Glass Art Society (GAS) 44th Annual Conference
San Jose, CA
MAY 9-10 Spring Patio Sale - Sat/Sun 10:00 - 5:00
1770 Village Place, Spanish Village, Balboa Park San Diego
SEPT 9-21 Save the Date - AGASC 34th Annual Member's Exhibition
Studio 21 - Spanish Village Art Center in Balboa Park
Share your experiences at a workshop, show or event with all of us at AGASC!
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Deadline for Articles and Events for February/March Issue is January 31!!
| Susan Hirsch
Art Glass Association of Southern California