Warm holiday wishes to our fellow GLANC members! The year 2019 was another amazing time for the members of GLANC! We visited studios of glass artists, toured world-class collections, attended special gallery events and met international artists as part of the Maestro Program.
Work with us to continue these special programs by contributing to the GLANC Education Fund, which includes funding for Scholarships and our Maestro Program. Your support allows us to:
Provide educational opportunities for San Francisco Area artists.
Provide financial assistance to high-school students graduating and excelling in glass.
Bring world-class guest artists to the Bay Area.
Provide funding to non-profit glass organizations for educational programs and special projects.
Scholarship funds this year were awarded to two very talented students participating in Palo Alto High School’s glass program: Phoebe Crabb, attending the University of Westminster in London and Alex Harrenstien, attending the University of Colorado at Boulder. Program funds sponsored two artists for our Maestro Program, including one from the Netherlands. Maestro artists provide demonstrations and artist talks for our group, and member donations make these valuable programs possible.
GLANC sponsored and created a full year of programming for its members, including:
Maestro event featuring Peter Bremers from the Netherlands
Tour of the incredible Gladys and Larry Mark’s Collection
Maestro event featuring master artist John Kiley
Glass day tour to Santa Cruz and Watsonville where we visited: Paul DeSomma and Marsha Blaker’s Studio; Peter Visuzzi’s Studio; the Azul Sculpture Garden
Exhibit featuring artist talks and glass work by Cristy Alyosi/Scott Graham, and Lea DeWit
Artist studio visit: Lynne-Rachel Altman, Barbara Barnett and Josh Hershman
Artist studio visit: Steve Parcher, Justin Dawn and David Ruth
Tour of the amazing Janne Wissel Collection
Artist talk with Mark Abilgaard and tour of the EMERGE Exhibit
Trip to Palm Springs
Sponsorship of Talking Out Your Glass podcast featuring David Patchen
Students, professional glass artists and non-profit glass organizations in the Bay Area benefit from your support. Your contribution to our fund allows us to fulfill GLANC’s mission to further the development and appreciation of art made from glass. Your support is deeply appreciated! Donate now by sending your check to: GLANC, PO Box 3234, Fremont, CA 94539. Or, visit the GLANC website and securely donate online. Your support is 100% tax deductible. Thank you!!
The GLANC Board of Directors
Demetra Theofanous, President Sylvia Chesson Nancy Ruskin Mike Kasperzak Arlene Garfinkle Cherie Sopkin Pat Elam Carol Mapes