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May 2018 Newsletter
In this issue:
Video Interview with Glass Artist Michael Aschenbrenner
Meet the Maestro:Timothy A. Stover
Meet the Maestro: Matthew Curtis
A Note from David
A Thank You to Members
GANM Member News
Glass Events to Know About
Aschenbrenner Glass Art Item For Sale
Video Interview with Glass Artist Michael Aschenbrenner
Click on this picture to view the video on YouTube!
Michael Aschenbrenner Video Interview
Michael Aschenbrenner, a GANM Maestro presenter/demonstrator in September 2016, states: Every human being is born with the desire to express themselves in some manner. My work simply speaks of events in my life and is about the human condition. Early on in my development, images appeared and reappeared with enough frequency, so as to form a language of symbols for me - strength and fragility. The object is the remaining statement left after we are gone, it is about life itself.
Michael Aschenbrenner Damaged Bone series
Michael Aschenbrenner
Damaged Bone Series
Michael suggests that all aspiring artists in ANY medium should stay in school as long as possible and read as many art books as they can for inspirational content.
Michael Aschenbrenner
Implement Series
Learn more about Michael Aschenbrenner

At the end of this Newsletter is a picture
of a GANM owned artwork called
that was created at Liquid Light Glass
as part of Michael’s Maestro event in September, 2016.
It is a beautiful piece - take a look and envision it in your home!  

Meet the Maestro:
Timothy A. Stover
Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 10:00am
(Refreshments at 9:30am)
Globe Fine Art
727 Canyon Road
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Please RSVP now by clicking the link below:
Glass Alliance members: FREE
Guests: $10 charge for admission
Want to become a member?  Go to our website ( - it's easy to join! 
Timothy A. Stover
"Study 11" Glass 11"H x 5" x 3"
The phrase “broken glass” carries with it a negative connotation. We are taught that glass is fragile, and when broken, can be dangerous. We often do not stop to see the shimmering iridescent beauty that occurs. The “breaks” undulate and refract light in ways that cannot be duplicated by hand or machine. Tim’s body of work explores the dichotomy between the imperfections of the fragments and the beauty that can be achieved by restoring them. Broken pieces can be reassembled with the intention of exploiting unpleasant results as a springboard to entice the viewer to look deeper into the confines of the glass. This creates a new dimension inside the sculpture that could only be achieved with the medium of glass.
Timothy A. Stover
"S13" Cast and Laminated Glass and Mirror
Tim has a B.F.A. from the University of Toledo (2006) and an M.F.A. in Glass (2013) from Kent State University. Additionally, Tim has experienced numerous supplemental other education opportunities to develop his unique skill set and artistic vision, including at Corning Museum of Glass, Pilchuck and the Pittsburg Glass Center.
Timothy A. Stover
"Chaos & Control" Glass 16”H x 32” x 4”
Learn More about Timothy A. Stover

Meet the Maestro: 
Matthew Curtis
Saturday, June 9, 2018 @ 10:00am
(Refreshments at 9:30am)
LewAllen Galleries
1613 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Please RSVP now by clicking the link below:
Glass Alliance members: FREE
Guests: $10 charge for admission
Want to become a member?  Go to our website ( - it's easy to join! 
From his Queanbeyan (Australia) studio, Matthew predominantly works with a minimalist aesthetic, making contemporary glass artworks, from exquisite objects to life-sized sculpture works. He has been exhibiting internationally for twenty years, participating in prestigious art fairs, as well as many international and national solo and curated exhibitions.
Matthew Curtis
2017 Incline Red Grid
Blown fused glass, stainless rim. 39h x 42 x 10 cm 
His work is widely represented in private and public collections, including the De Young Museum in San Francisco, the Palm Springs Museum and the National Gallery of Australia (Canberra).
Matthew Curtis
Section Pair Neo and Ruby 2017
Blown glass, stainless frame 14 x 32 x 5" 
Note that LewAllen Galleries is having an opening for Matthew on Friday, June 8, 2018 between 5:00 and 7:00pm.
Learn More about Matthew Curtis

A Note from David
Once again, your GANM has overachieved! The month of April included a triple header of Maestro Artist presentations! On April 7th Jerre Davidson and George Whitney spoke to our organization at Globe Fine Art. Despite being colleagues, each represents a very different approach to their art form. Jerre’s evolution incorporates rhythm in dance (she was an accomplished dancer) and nature to create free-form cast glass art, which over the years has matured in complex artistic design and size.
From left to rightL: Fran and George Whitney, Jerre Davidson and GANM Maestro Program Chair, Jerry Silverstein
George, a tool and die maker by profession, approaches his geometric art in in a more engineering and experimental manner. Using casting techniques, his evolution has been to challenge engineering barriers by attempting unusual approaches, e.g., blasting cast glass with a shotgun to create unique designs, for example!  Both artists and both approaches were exciting to learn and fascinating in their form. Our thanks to Globe Fine Art and Steven Cie for hosting us.
Then to top off the month, on April 28th Matthew Szosz spoke at form & concept. Even at a young age, Matthew has amassed an impressive list of prestigious residencies and awards in recognition of his unique fused glass designs and delicate shapes, termed “unreconstructed artisanship”. He spoke about his art being a fearless experiment based on an involved process that takes days to weeks to create. And then…as if an emerging butterfly…in a pivotal moment it either becomes a beautiful piece of glass art or it shatters into a million pieces. Thank you f&c for hosting the GANM.
And last, for members, please don’t forget to mark your calendars and RSVP   to for our business and social afternoon on July 1st, 4:00 -6:00 PM at the beautiful home of Leslie Walker-Hirsch and Bennett Hirsch. We promise good conversation, good food and drinks and interesting discussion topics. See the What’s Heating Up! column for details and for a separate Blast email with additional information!
Enjoy our NM Spring, hopefully without allergies.

A Thank You to Members
...for becoming new members or renewing in the last month!
  • Joan & Robert Benedetti
  • Karen Bexfield
  • Ellen Premack & Charles Hauber
  • Marcia Newren
  • Gaye & Harry Pollitt
  • Michele & David Schuster
Let us know of any events or volunteering opportunities that can make your membership more enjoyable! 
GANM Member News
* Bullseye Santa Fe
has scheduled the following classes. Contact Bullseye at 505.467.8951 for further details and to make reservations.  Make sure you mention if you are a current GANM member!  
  • Image Block: Creating Visual Depth, May 4-7
  • Hip to be Square:  Graphic Coasters, May 9
  • Working in Shallow Space: Bas-Relief Kiln-Glass with Richard Parrish, May 12-15
  • Tapestry, with Richard Parrish, May 17-20
  • New Glass Fusing Fundamentals, May 23
  • Screen Printing for Kiln Glass, June 1-4
  • VitriGraphic Plate, June 9
  • Creative Concepts in Kilnforming with Morgan Van Madison, June 15-18
  • Photographic and Other Processes for Sandblasting Kiln Glass, June 29-July 1 
  • Layered Assemblage, with Martha Pfanschmidt, July 21-24
  • The Perfect Vessel, with Karl Harron, August 20-26.
Bullseye Catalog 12 is now available. It has 80+ full-color pages filled with glass, supplies, tools, technical advice, artistic inspiration and more. Get a free copy by confirming your mailing address at
* Karen Bexfield, Winterowd Gallery and Bullseye Glass
are pleased to announce that Karen will be Bullseye's Artist in Residence for the current quarter.
* Globe Fine Art
is now showing a new Glass Sculpture Artist, Curt Sullan. Ten of Curt’s large sculptures are currently on display.
Curt Sullan "Big Bang"
Cast Glass & Steel 98” x 16”
Curt will have an opening at Globe on Friday, May 11 from 5:00-7:00pm.
* Blue Rain Gallery
The Gallery will have glass sculpture demonstrations by Dan Friday on May 25 and 26 from 11:00am to 3:00pm.
* The Santa Fe Community College Glass Club 
will hold its spring sale on Wednesday & Thursday, May 2-3, 2018.  Glass artists will show their work in the SFCC main lobby on both days from 10:00am to 4:00pm.  The Glass Club is comprised of SFCC Student Artists who create work in a variety of methods, from fusing to casting, using creative contemporary methods.  Vibrant colors and luminescent  glass are all part of the beauty you will see, encompassing intriguing sculptural pieces on metal bases, whimsical work and functional glassware.  The glass artistry being sold will be in a wide range of patterns, some combined with metals, paints and other materials using kilns to fuse or slump the final products.  For further information contact Ellen Premack at 303.513.4401 or 
* The Santa Fe Studio Arts Collective
meets regularly with SCORE professionals at the Santa Fe Incubator for continued support on the sustainability, growth and development of SFSAC/SFST. SCORE has developed a series of workshops specifically to support Creatives and the Arts economy. Most of these workshops are free, but there are also ones that have a $30 fee. These workshops take place from now until June 13. Go to for information.

Glass Events to Know About
Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass Logo
AACG Annual Member Trip
Has Been Scheduled
The Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass (AACG) has issued its Save the Date notice for its 2018 annual member trip:  Wednesday, August 15 - Sunday, August 19.  The trip to San Francisco will include tours of home collections, museum events and studio tours, plus "surprise activities". Registration details will be emailed to members soon, including the information needed to register for the hotel at AACG’s preferred rate.  
Go to for added information and look for the upcoming email.
The Glass Prize Call for Entries
The Glass Prize is run by Warm Glass UK each year to inspire innovation in kiln formed glass and to encourage Glass Artists throughout the world to share their work and express their passion.
There are three entry categories: Bullseye Glass Artists, Aspiring Glass Artists and an Open Glass Artists category. Note that Group or class projects are acceptable. The entry deadline is May 18, 2018.
Go to for complete information and entry forms.

Corning Museum of Glass Logo
New Glass 2019
Call for Entries
New Glass 2019, a flagship publication of The Corning Museum of Glass, is an international survey of contemporary glass.
The Corning Museum of Glass invites submissions to the exhibition and publication New Glass 2019, an international survey of contemporary glass celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Museum’s flagship publication, New Glass Review.
Launched in 1979, New Glass Review has served as an annual benchmark for contemporary glass, documenting the innovation, dexterity, and creativity of artists, designers, and architects working in this challenging material. Selected entries will be included in both New Glass Review 40 and the exhibition New Glass 2019.
Submissions accepted March 14 - May 31, 2018.

John Michael Kohler Arts Center Logo
John Michael Kohler Arts Center
Arts/Industry Program
Artists working in any discipline may apply for the Arts Center’s Arts/Industry 2019 program, which takes place at and is funded by Kohler Co. in Kohler, Wis. Each year, 16–22 artists are accepted for 2- to 6-month residencies in the Pottery or Foundry/Enamel areas of the factory. Artists-in-residence receive 24-hour access to studio space, materials, use of equipment, technical assistance, photographic services, housing, and round-trip transportation. The application deadline for 2019 residencies is May 31, 2018.
For more information, visit:
or email: 
Applications for 2019 residencies will be accepted February 1–May 31, 2018 online only at:  

Glass casting and site-specific sculpture - North Lands Creative
Lybster, Scotland
July 25-August 2, 2018
Using the rugged Caithness region of Scotland as both backdrop and inspiration, you will be immersed in the methods of glass casting while exploring the effect of place, history, and memory in the creative process. These intensive studio sessions at the renowned North Lands Creative studios will focus your investigation into glass casting techniques using kilnforming processes. North Lands Creative, based in Lybster, is one of the world’s most prestigious centers for the study and development of glass as an art form, providing excellent facilities, opportunities and inspiration to artists working with glass from all over the world. 
Lectures, readings, in-class discussions and critiques will reinforce your exploration with the history of glass, the role of space and landscape in contemporary practice, and contemporary glass concerns. A preliminary meeting and discussion will prepare you for the trip and begin your deeper consideration of place and landscape. Following the trip, students taking the class for credit will submit a research paper on their experiences.  Preliminary and post-trip meetings are optional for non-degree seeking students.
Learn More/Register:

Aschenbrenner Glass Art Item For Sale
Michael Aschenbrenner
Amphora  9"H x  5"D
“Amphora” was created by Maestro Michael Aschenbrenner at his Liquid Light Glass demonstration September 2016. He donated it to GANM (as well as two other pieces that have now found homes). Michael values the piece at $5000 retail.
GANM, in our effort to fund our Scholarship program, wants “Amphora” to likewise find its new home and is seeking bids to purchase this piece; our suggested minimum bid is $750, but the piece deserves a higher final price!
The image does not do “Amphora" justice, as the combination of bright blues, whites and clear glass make for a dramatic impression. For those interested, a showing of the piece can be arranged.
Please contact Harry Miller ( with your interest.
What's Heating Up?
May 11, 2018
Friday, 5:00-7:00pm
Opening for Curt Sullan
"Big Bang"
Cast Glass & Steel
98” x 16”
Globe Fine Art
727 Canyon Road
Santa Fe, NM 87501
May 26, 2018
Saturday 10:00am
(refreshments at 9:30am)
Meet the Maestro:  
Timothy Stover
Timothy Stover Study 8
Study 8
Globe Fine Art
727 Canyon Road
Santa Fe, NM 87501

June 8, 2018
Friday 5:00-7:00pm
Opening for Matthew Curtis
Matthew Curtis Section Pair
Section Pair
blown and carved
tinted glass
LewAllen Gallery
1613 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe, NM 87501

June 9, 2018
Saturday 10:00am
(refreshments at 9:30am)
Meet the Maestro:
Matthew Curtis
Matthew Curtis
Matthew Curtis
LewAllen Galleries
1613 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe, NM 87501

June 22, 2018
Friday, 5:00 - 7:30pm
Opening Reception
New work in the Guardian Series by Elodie Holmes and Enrico Embroli
Guardian Odyssey
'Il Viaggio' (The Voyage)
Liquid Light Glass
926 Baca Street #3
Santa Fe, NM 87505

July 1, 2018
Sunday  4:00-6:00pm
GANM Business & Social Gathering
GANM logo
Leslie Walker Hirsch & Bennett Hirsch
604 Los Altos Norte
Santa Fe, NM 87501

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