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June 2018 Newsletter
Video Interview with Glass Artist and Gallery Owner Elodie Holmes
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Elodie Holmes opened her studio, Liquid Light Glass, on Santa Fe’s Baca Street in 2000, before the area became known as the Baca Street Arts District. Holmes is partially responsible for that transformation as co-founder of the official artist community that now thrives there.
Elodie Holmes
Holmes’ work is showcased in the permanent collection at the White House and at the New Mexico Governor’s Mansion. She has received the Reflections Award from GANM and also the Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. Elodie makes both sculptural and functional objects and is most well known for hand-sculpted pieces that incorporate the human figure and for achieving a rainbow effect in blown-glass vessels that appear to be folded. “I make my own colors,” she says. “I start with ambers and blues and yellows; when I add copper I start getting more pinks and reds and oranges. I work with the chemistry and the atmosphere of the furnace. How much I heat it or cool the glass on the pipe also affects the vibrancy of the color.” 
Elodie Holmes 
Scarlet Runner

Learn more about Elodie Holmes 

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

Safari to Santa Fe
October 18-21, 2018, GANM will host an exciting weekend - Glass Safari to Santa Fe.
Guests are invited to embark on an immersion of art glass: visiting prominent local artists; attending glass demonstrations, attending a reception in a glass collector’s home, as well as visiting Santa Fe’s galleries.
Our plan is to attract guests by advertising through AACG, Regional Glass Alliance chapters, and our new website. The tour is available for 20 – 26 guests. Our hotel partner, Hotel Santa Fe, has set aside a block of Jr suites for Glass Safari (parking at the hotel is included, and local transportation to and from safari tour locations will be provided).
A detailed agenda will shortly be available on our website
Deadlines for participation are:
  • July 1, RSVP intent to participate
  • August 1, a 50% deposit is due that is refundable until August 15
  • September 1, balance is due
Cost per person is $490and includes visits to galleries, private demonstrations, GANM artist reception, and cocktail party at private home.
An application to participate in the tour (RSVP) will be available on the website, or by requesting information from GANM Events Chair, Susan Hancock via email at
1Note: Guests are responsible for their transportation to and from Santa Fe, hotel, and meals. (GANM will make lunch and dinner reservations at highly rated restaurants).

A Note from David
GANM thanks Timothy A. Stover (the glass artist, not the Bigfoot Hunter) for an artist talk that was full of interesting information, humor, and good energy. Timothy’s presentation showcased an artistic style that makes his work unique and beautiful. He masterfully designs his pieces with great attention to detail including color choices, design elements as well as hours of cold working to get just the right shape. Our thanks to Steve and Globe Fine Art for hosting a delightful Saturday morning!
Final details are being developed by our GANM Events Chair, Susan Hancock, who is designing a “Safari to Santa Fe” weekend planned for this October. This exciting event will include visits to galleries, art studios for glass making demos, museums, and a special gathering at a collector’s home. Invitations to participate will be offered to members of AACG as well as other Glass Alliance Regional Chapters.
Our major initiative (and investment) to update and present a brand new, vital, visually engaging website that includes an emphasis on our artist and gallery members will go live this month. This has entailed a gargantuan effort by Board members Sarah Nelson and Tom Murdock and our webmaster, Bob McCarthy, for more than a year. The design will be synergistic with our Newsletter. The new website will continue to offer artist and gallery member listings as well as a new “Featured Listing” section to change monthly. A continually updated forum for advertising upcoming exhibitions and showcasing GANM Member News updates will cycle each month as well. Our expectation is that it will be more beneficial to current members and will attract new members in order to grow membership to provide support for our local glass community.
Find us on Facebook! GANM’s Facebook group page is growing fast! Our Communications Chair, Sarah Nelson is committed to building community! Sarah creates posts you’ll be sure to “Like” including events, call for entries, and interesting glass related news. GANM invites you to join our group and post events happening in your studio or gallery!
Your GANM Board is working hard to create special benefits just for our members. We have completed a Memorandum of Agreement with the American Craft Council (ACC) for discounted memberships for GANM members in the ACC. Benefactor and Patron members, current in their dues, will receive memberships in the ACC and ACC publications, at no cost, as a benefit of their memberships. In addition, all GANM members are eligible to receive a 30% discount in ACC ($29/year), including ACC publications, by submitting a membership request to the ACC and referencing promotional code ACCGANM. In consideration of the ACC’s reduction in dues for our members we will list them as a Sponsor in our publications, website and at events. The goal of this partnership is to increase memberships in the ACC and in our Benefactor and Patron dues categories.
Two corporations have matched membership funds with GANM, Boeing Corporation and Macy’s, Inc. Our thanks for their support and reminder to members to check with their employers (or previous employers) to determine whether they might provide matching funds to nonprofit corporations.
And last, for members, please don’t forget to mark your calendars for our business and social afternoon on July 1st, 4-6 PM at the beautiful home of Leslie Walker-Hirsch and Bennett Hirsch. We promise good conversation, good food and drinks, a brief business meeting to update members and interesting discussion topics.
All the best for a great summer season.

A Thank You to Members
...for becoming new members or renewing in the last month!
  • JoAnn and Robert Balzer
  • Rita Fabrizio
  • Yahne McLemore
  • Blue Rain Gallery (Leroy Garcia, Peter Stoessel, Denise Phetteplace)
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!  
  • 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 
  • Stripes and Dots, July 7
  • Introduction to Pate de Verre, July 12 and 14
  • Layered Assemblage, with Martha Pfanschmidt, July 21-24
  • Channeling Color: Tabletops, July 28
  • Kilncast Hand, August 4, 5 & 11
  • Crash Course in Glass Cutting, August 8
  • Design Blast and Fire August 15
  • The Perfect Vessel, with Karl Harron, August 20-26.
  • Design with Decals, September 1
  • Mark Making and Texture with Heather Deyling, September 6-9
  • Kilnforming with Rods, September 13-16.
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
* 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.
* Glorieta Glassworks
Linda Sweeney of Glorieta Glassworks will be hosting Tom Holland, well known Bead Maker and Bead Historian, on July 22 at 2:00pm. Tom and his wife, Sage, are here from Arkansas to facilitate a retreat at a brand new, state of the art, Flame Workshop in Glorieta.  Contact Linda for additional information/directions at 505.629.3884 or
* Girasole Glass
Donna Nova of Girasole Glass will be demonstrating glass bead making techniques with the Arts Alive! Hands On Workshops at the Museum of International Folk Art on Tuesday & Thursday, August 7 & 9 from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

Glass Chandelier For Sale
'Hot & Hotter'
TITLE: 'Hot & Hotter'
27 Hand Blown Red Glass Shades (w/1 extra).
Designer: Eric Brakken
Artist: Christopher Sternberg Powidzki
Glasshouse Studio Seattle (206.682.9939)
Copper Light fixture by Dan Mittendorf. Hand forged. Patina finish.
Apprx Length = Top of light to bottom (not including chain) is 36"
Apprx Width (widest part of the light at the bottom) = 15" to 17"
Apprx Weight = Fixture without shades is 45 pounds
Value: $6900
In this issue:
Video Interview with Glass Artist and Gallery Owner Elodie Holmes
Meet the Maestro: Matthew Curtis
Safari to Santa Fe
A Note from David
A Thank You to Members
GANM Member News
Glass Chandelier For Sale
What's Heating Up
Glass Events to Know About
Call For Entries
What's Heating Up
What's Heating Up?
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
It's Party Time!!
GANM Social & Business Gathering, with summer buffet and bar for all members!
GANM logo
Leslie Walker Hirsch & Bennett Hirsch
604 Los Altos Norte
Santa Fe, NM 87501

August 4, 2018
Saturday 9:30am
(refreshments at 9:00am)
Meet the Maestro:
Duncan McClellan
Duncan McClellan
Alchemy Tricolo
Winterowd Fine Art
710 Canyon Rd.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
RSVP to 

Glass Events 
to Know About
AACG Annual Member Trip Has Been Scheduled
When: Wed, Aug 15 - Sun, Aug 19, 2018.  
Learn More

Glass casting and site-specific sculpture - North Lands Creative
Lybster, Scotland

When:   Wed, Jul 25-Thu, Aug 2, 2018
Call For
CGS at the Pyramid Gallery, York
Call to Artists
All work submitted should be made since January 2017. 
Deadline: Jun 11, 2018
Learn More 

New Glass Review:
New Glass 2019

Deadline extended to Jun 13, 2018
Learn More

CraftForms 2018, Wayne Art Center
All submited works must have been completed after January 1, 2016 and not be a part of other show submissions.
Deadline: Sep 14, 2018
Learn More

Workhouse Glass National 2018, Workhouse Arts Center
Deadline: Sep 19, 2018
Learn More

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