AGASC Newsletter Fall 2015 

In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Carrie Iverson Workshop
Be sure and visit our website to learn more about us!
You will find a list of our members who have websites
and teach art glass.

Letter from the President 

Finally Fall... Although our weather is not responding to the calendar with so many hot days in September!

Many thanks to the judges of our annual show, Artist Catharine Newell and Julie Weaverling of the Front Porch Gallery.  It was earlier than usual so our entries were down but never the less a wonderful variety of glass art. Congratulations to Rich Stewart who won best of show with his mixed media sculpture.

Catharine Newell gave a lecture at the Point Loma Library and then taught a 3-day workshop in San Marcos. It was a great event but it was quite warm in the studio all weekend. (see the article below.)

We have a show opportunity at the Carmel Valley library for the month of November. We will be sending out more details on entries and requirements.

Devon Willis from Bullseye Glass will be joining Carrie Iverson for a lecture at the Mission Valley Library on Thursday October 22 from 5:30 to 7:00

Carrie Iversons four day workshop "images in Glass" is coming up on October 23 - 26.

Also we have a workshop/lecture on grant writing at the Mission Valley Library on Sunday, November 15 from  2-4 pm by Artist Tom Marosz.

Be sure and review our calendar so you do not miss out!  
Susan Hirsch 
President, AGASC 

Catharine Newell Workshop 
by Sandy Levin

What a great workshop!  Nine brave artists participated in a glass powder workshop by renowned Bullseye artist Catherine Newell.  I say brave, because Catherine had us dig deep into our emotions, recalling childhood memories, then transferring those memories into a glass triptych.  After that we explored a topic of our choosing and went to work on 4"x 4" tiles, tack fusing powders to the glass.  But the fun didn't stop there, we practiced our critiquing skills and discussed important topics such as finishing work, approaching galleries, gluing and hanging work, shipping and professional aspects of being an artist.  But wait, There was also a slide show of other artists who use glass powder and we will never forget the lunch breaks, wine, brownies and salty snacks - all to keep us sufficiently cool and hydrated in the 95-100 degree heat.

Thank you Susan and Denise for all the behind the scenes effort you put into making this a most enjoyable weekend.  We couldn't have done it without you.





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Lecture with Artist Carrie Iverson
and Devon Willis of Bullseye Glass

Thursday, October 22  5:30 - 7:00 pm

Mission Valley Library
2123 Fenton Parkway San Diego Ca 92108
Free to members, guests and public

 Carrie Iverson will be also doing a 4 day printmaking
workshop at Susan Hirsch's studio on
Friday October 23 through Monday October 26
Limited to 8 students $600
To see more of her work click on the link

 AGASC Members Show Reception 
By Susan Hirsch

This year the AGASC Members show was earlier than previous years so the number of entries was down, but not the enthusiasm and fun. Gayle Tunney Richardson came through again pulling together this big event for the us. Many thanks to all of the other volunteers who stepped up to make this show a success for the organization and a huge thank you to our sponsors and friends in the glass community that donated items for our prizes. The raffle set a record this year, so thanks for all of the generous donations. I for one was very excited to win my raffle choice, a lovely cast glass piece by one of my favorite artists, Cathy Coverley. We sold two pieces, one of Carolyn Moores and one from Connie Govier. Glenn Richardson and Joe Angelastro provided some fabulous musical entertainment that was appreciated by all. Our Judges were Catharine Newell of Bullseye and Julie Weaverling, assistant director of The Front Porch Gallery in Carlsbad.
View our entire album at this link 

Fallbrook Art Center  
18th Annual Galaxy of Glass

Again this year the Galaxy of Glass exhibit in Fallbrook was really exceptional. The gallery is spacious and every piece is beautifully lit, allowing each to shine.  This exhibit covered an an amazing variety of  different styles and techniques. The AGASC members were well represented, much more than in the collage below (see the rest via the link).  The artists reception was September 12th and well attended by sponsors, artists and friends.
Link to the rest of the photos... 
at this AGASC picasa link

Please note... the show has been extended to November 15th...
so there is still plenty of time to see it.

Save the Date!
Holiday Party and Ornament making workshop

December 13, 4:00 pm to ? 
This year the AGASC Holiday party will be held at Glashaus.  It will be potluck, so bring a favorite dish to share. Kathleen Mitchell will be providing her studio for an ornament making workshop. This is free to members and $10.00 for guests.   
And don't forget something for our famously fun gift exchange.

To make an ornament you must RSVP, wear cotton clothing and closed-toe shoes.
RSVP's will be on our website sometime in November and a notice will be emailed.

Welcome New Members!    

Cynthia Konow-Brownell
Karen McCloskey
Linda Schaffer
Tana Simmons
Kelly Spiker
Audrey Warshawsky 

SEPT 12          Fallbrook Art Center - Galaxy of Glass   Note: Dates Extended
NOV 15           130 South Main, Fallbrook, CA 92028

OCT 22            Artist Lecture by Carrie Iverson and Devon Willis of Bullseye Glass
                         Mission Valley Library 5:30-7:00pm
                         2123 Fenton Parkway, San Diego Ca 92108
OCT 23-26       Four day  printmaking workshop with Carrie Iverson
                         Susan Hirsch Studio  968 Rancheros Dr., San Marco's CA 92069 

NOV 15            Grant writing workshop/lecture by Tom Marosz 
                         Mission Valley Library  2:00-4:00 pm 
                         2123 Fenton Parkway, San Diego Ca 92108 

 DEC  13           Holiday Party and Ornament making! 
                          Glaushaus details to come.

To submit events that may be of interest to our members contact us!
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 Quarter 4 is November 15

 Susan Hirsch  Newsletter Designer 
Art Glass Association of Southern California