As many of you have already visited Jim's home and seen his extensive collection, Jim produced this beautiful book of glass highlights. It is 304 pages of highest quality and represents 280 different artists (one-third of them California-based) and 484 full-color photographs. $60. A must for any glass lover!
Jim’s book was chosen to be featured in the current (Fall 2012) issue of American Style Magazine as one of eight books (the only one on glass) recommended for holiday gift-giving and collectors’ own libraries.
2013 Dates to Remember
|10/31||SOFA Chicaco Reception|
|9/28||National Liberty Museum Auction - Philadelphia|
|10/18||Pilchuck 35th Annual Auction Gala - Seattle|
2014 Dates to Remember
|3/20-22||G.A.S. Conference - Chicago|
Visit the Calendar page to see a more comprehensive list of Bay Area and National events of interest
Welcome to Glass Matters, a home for sources of interest to collectors, artists and glass enthusiasts. This site is for you and will try to cover a wide array of diverse topics to make your glass journey that much more informative and fun.
I encourage you to participate by contributing any personal experiences and suggesting topics to me at
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Artist Scholarship Fund Update
Thanks again to everyone who contributed to the GLANC Artist Scholarship Fund. We have extended scholarship offers to BAGI, SF Public Glass, California College of the Arts (CCA), The Crucible, San Jose State University and San Francisco State. The award recipients have been selected and we will update their experiences to you in future communications. Again, the glass community thanks you!
Out and About
Our GLANC group had an amazing time on our Palm Springs trip in early April, visiting the Palm Springs Art Museum, several collector homes and our great host sponsor, Imago Galleries. Lots of incredible artwork to see as well as tasty meals throughout our stay. Read more in our next GLANC newsletter.
Congratulations to GLANC board member Demetra Theofanous for being a 2013 Niche Award Finalist (for the second time) as well as receiving an Emerging Artist Award through Glasscraft/Winter 2012. Her wonderful flameworking is deservedly well-recognized.
Welcome to new GLANC members Gary Charland, Lynne-Rachel Altman and Joy Munshower!
As the 50th Anniversary of Studio Glass celebrations close, Congratulations and Thanks to all of the Bay Area institutions who provided us with special exhibitions, lectures, demonstrations and recognition of our many talented local artists.
The G.A.S. (Glass Art Society) Conference scheduled for Boston this summer was unfortunately cancelled. However, G.A.S. has already announced it will continue next year in Chicago, from March 20-22. Great news! For more information visit their website.
Online Glass Article Links
- Urban Glass Quarterly – Fall 2012 Number 128
Articles on Bertil Vallien, Joel Philip Myers and Marc Petrovic