AGASC Newsletter Summer 2016 

In This Issue
Bus to Bullseye Glass
Call for Artists
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

We have had a great start to the current year with even more events to follow. If you did not get to attend the reception of the Vetri, Verre, Vidrio: The Universal Language of Glass exhibit at Front Porch Gallery on the 15th of May you missed a great display of your fellow artists' work. It isn't too late to see the show as it runs through July 9, 2016. In addition, the upcoming tour of the Bullseye Resource Center and the Judson Studios promises to be a fun trip.
Our annual Gallery 21 Show is coming up in September, so we need volunteers to fill several volunteer spots. We will be sending out a sign-up sheet later. So help make the show a great success and volunteer. Again, it is a fun and meaningful way to meet and get to know our other AGA members.
The glass industry is going through difficult times right now. We need to support them in their efforts to meet EPA regulations and stay in business. Write your Representatives and Senators telling them to give the glass producers time to meet new regulations. They want to meet the regulations, but need time to do so.

Jack Wade
President AGASC

AGASC show at Front Porch Gallery

The Front Porch Gallery in Carlsbad California is generously hosting an exclusive Glass show for the AGASC and held an Artist reception on Sunday May 15th with live music and hors d'oeuvres. For those who could not attend the reception can still view the show.
It will be up until July 9, 2016. The gallery is open Wednesdays through Fridays from Noon - 6 pm
Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am - 5 pm.  
Located at 2903 Carlsbad Blvd., Carlsbad, CA 92008    (760) 795-6120


Exclusive Tour for AGASC Members!
Tuesday, June 28th the AGASC will get a Private Tour of BOTH:
The brand new Los Angeles Bullseye Resource Center in South Pasadena
The Judson Studios, Creating Architectural Stained Glass for over 100 Years!      
We will travel in comfort by Goldfield Stage Bus for FUN and ease of transport! There will be a restroom on board. We will provide a cooler of waters. If you want to bring snacks you are welcome to do so! In addition, alcohol is allowed if you are interested but NO glass containers. 
The cost for this excursion will be $30.00 per person (Seating is Limited so Register Early!!) This is going to be a great outing and a chance to have some fun with your fellow glass artists! All aboard!!
The driver will pick us up at 7:30 AM at  Macy's Home Store West parking lot in Mission Valley and at 8:00 AM at Park & Ride Lot #47 off of the I-5 at 1600 Villa Cardiff Dr, Encinitas, CA. Our tour at the Bullseye Resource Center starts at 10:00am. We will have non-hosted lunch nearby (location to be determined) or you may bring your own lunch. We will  return to be  hosted for our second tour at 2:00 PM by Judson Studios. Our bus will leave at 3:30 and return us to San Diego around 6 PM. 
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Mysteries of Lost Wax !    
An Intensive 5 day Workshop taught by  
Linda Ethier of Portland, OR

In this workshop Linda will share her 30 years of casting glass! Known for her pioneering, innovative work with fused and kiln cast glass, Linda Ethier has been working in glass since 1969. She has created numerous public art commissions and successfully balances her career as an exhibiting artist with innovative, site specific glass works for public spaces.
See for more information and to see her work.
There are times when only the lost wax method will do the job you're envisioning. Bring your project ideas to this class and learn to create fully three-dimensional objects in glass.

The class will cover techniques and tips for working with wax; one part closed molds; RTV Molds, sprues, vents, reservoirs, and crucibles; glass options for casting (billets,patties and frits); inclusions; packing molds; firing theory and firing schedules. Students will make 2 projects and several samples
RTV Molds are flexible rubber molds used to create duplicates of and original image. 

When:  Monday, September 19 - Friday, September 23, 2016
                                  (Times to be announced closer to the date)
Where:  Fire Fusion Studio - Susan Hirsch
              968 E Rancheros Drive - Suite S
              San Marcos, CA 92069
Cost is : $900.00 for AGASC Members  and  $950.00 for Non-Members
 AGASC will provide all glass, clay, wax, and equipment required for this process, including electric frying pans, rubber mold material, plaster/silica, etc.  In addition, water and coffee will be available. 
Students Will Need to Bring Your Own Lunch and the following items for personal use:
Drawing Pad and Pencils
One 5 Gal Pail (Homer's from Home Depot)
One 1 Gal Plastic Bag
General Glass Cutting Tools (Pliers)
Small clay modeling tools
One Silicone Spatula and One Silicone Brush (typically used in Bar B Q or cooking)
2 empty tuna sized cans
Dust mask
Bring your ideas and a sense of adventure. We will send out a letter and notices to students as we get closer to the class. In the meantime, if you have questions, please contact Marti Blair at   We look forward to a rewarding and fun class in September!!
Class size is limited to 8 persons, so early registration is encouraged. Registration is based on first come, first served by the date and time received. Once the class is full, we will start a waiting list in case of any cancellations.
Individuals who cancel 30 or more days prior to the start date will receive a refund of the class fee (minus a 10% cancellation fee). Cancellations made less than 30 days prior will be refunded only if we are able to fill the individual's space. We make no exceptions to this policy. In the unlikely event that we cancel the class due to low enrollment, those who have registered will receive a full refund.
 Sign up link 

AGASC 2016 Annual Show

It's Showtime!  Save the Date
Exhibit Location: Studio 21, 
1770 Village Place, Spanish Village, Balboa Park, San Diego CA 92101
Entry Deadline: Tuesday, September 21st by Midnight.
Show Dates: Thursday, September 29th, through Monday, October 10th.
Art Intake: Tuesday, September 27th 4 to 7PM
Patio is open to drive on at 5:30 PM
Painting and gallery prep: Tuesday, September 27th at 11AM
Hanging the Show: Wednesday September 28th
Judging: Friday, September 30th
Gallery will open after the judges are finished, (usually 12 Noon)
Artist's Reception: Saturday, October 1st- 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Pick up and clean up is Monday October 10th
You must be a member to participate in this show.
All entries will be required to sit for the show for one day and
Volunteer for one spot to help with the production of the show.
A sign-up sheet will be sent out in July. Feel free to call me with questions
Or to let me know what you world like to volunteer for.
I am looking forward to organizing the show again this year and seeing all
The amazing art you are producing.
Application is posted on the AGASC website at this link 
sign up and information


Call for entries
th Annual Galaxy of Glass
Presented in the Janice Griffiths Gallery 
Show Dates Sep 11-Oct 30, 2016 
Deadline for receipt of digital entries: Jul 25, 2016 
Notification of jury results: Aug 1, 2016 
All work must be received between: Aug 29- Sept. 2, 2016* 
Opening Reception: Sep 10, 2016 5pm-7pm
more show details and rules additional information 
Artist Pick Up: Oct. 30, 2016 3pm-5pm** (*Or as otherwise arranged) application here

  The Works of Walter Zimmerman and 
His Talk at HB Punto Experimental
By Jon Simpson

The members of AGASC were honored to be given the opportunity to see a preview of recent works by artist Walter Zimmerman at HB Punto Experimental the day before the show opened and to hear a talk by the artist.  We wish to thank Hugo Heredia, owner of the gallery, for giving the AGASC this special preview. 
The visual arts were not Walter's first calling.  He went to New York City to become an actor on Broadway, which explains his booming baritone voice.  When that didn't pan out, he turned to the visual arts; glass and mixed media.  He is a collector of odd objects, getting much of what he uses in his sculptures from garage sales.  He said he once bought a large box of vacuum cleaner hoses.  If you look closely at his sculptures, you can see how he incorporates the hoses.  They make great bones and entrails.  One of his series of sculptures was inspired by Lady Gaga's hit video, "Bad Romance".  One look at them and it's not hard to see the videos influence.
Coming from a broken home, he said that when he is stuck on a sculpture, he remembers his family life and the work simply flows forth.  When he looks at certain pieces he can see his brothers, mother and father in them.  His sculptural pieces are dark, grotesque yet powerful.  He said that he just produces the art and it is up to the viewer to interpret it. 

One of his stories in his talk was about an art show in NYC he was asked to be in with Dale Chihuly and others.   At the reception, he was standing off to the side of the room and up walks Chihuly and introduces himself.  They talk and Chihuly tells him he likes his work and he would like to buy a few pieces.  One of the pieces was later donated by Chihuly to the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. 
He told a story of blowing glass and the glass never would come out looking pretty, it was always ugly, like a diseased lung. He decided then, that he would be the glass blower who makes ugly pieces.  There are enough glass blowers making "pretty" things.  And we are we glad he did.


Review of our March Casting Workshop !
by Sandy Levin

What a great workshop!  Eight lucky glass artists had the opportunity to dig their hands in clay and make molds out of plaster and silica, then cast billets into works of art.  It was such a treat to be guided step by step by Cathy Coverley in the process.  It's messy, time consuming work but so worth the outcome.  Cathy shared easy to follow instructions and guided each of us as we dug in, made impressions, and added clay to our models.  We used two different types of mold mix, one for details in the piece and the other for strength.  The cast pieces were a big success.  Can't wait to take Cathy's next workshop on reactions. 


    The Contemporary Fine Art Gallery
Glass Show
By Susan Hirsch

The Contemporary Fine Art Gallery in La Jolla held an Artist reception on Mothers Day for Four AGASC Glass Artists:  Tom Marosz, Nic McGuire, Jack Wade and Susan Hirsch. Tom and Susan regularly exhibit with the Gallery, but Jack and Nic were invited to present their work in this group show. The gallery features mostly paintings and Metal sculpture so this was a unique opportunity to display a variety of Glass. Friends of the artists and gallery clients enjoyed refreshments and music throughout the afternoon.


Bullseye Glass Environmental Update

Bullseye Glass Co. has signed an agreement with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. The Mutual Agreement and Order (MAO) signed today allows us to continue the process, started in February, of installing emissions control technology on our furnaces.

A pilot emissions control system (baghouse) is already in place, which allows us to make limited quantities of reds, oranges, and yellows. Starting in mid-July, we plan to bring a second baghouse online, which should allow us to resume making most other styles in limited quantities. Inventory of many styles will remain low until after we have a third, larger system installed and operational in August. At that time, we hope to return to previous production and staffing levels.

We thank all of you for your support and patience during this challenging time.


The team at Bullseye


Welcome New Members!    

Stephanie Close
Susan DePriest
Karen Gassaway
Jennifer Gifford
Susanne Lang
Julie Lewis


May 15 -            Vetri, Verre, Vidrio: The Universal Language of Glass
July 9                Front Porch Gallery 
                          2903 Carlsbad Blvd. 
                          Carlsbad, CA  92008
                          This is an AGASC sponsored exhibition.
June 9-11         Glass Art Society (GAS) Annual Conference
                         Corning, NY 

June 28           Tour of the New Bullseye Glass Center Pasadena and
                         Judson studios
                         Details here Tour signup

Sept 11-           19th Annual Galaxy of Glass  
Oct 11

Sept  19-23      Linda Either 'Mysteries of Lost Wax '  5-day Workshop
                             Details in article above.  Sign up link

Sept 29-           AGASC 2016 Annual Members Show
October 10                        (Details above) 

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!
              This is your newsletter...  We would love to hear from you!  
           Deadline for Articles and Events for 3rd Quarter is July 15. 

 Susan Hirsch  Newsletter Designer 
Art Glass Association of Southern California


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