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July 2018 Newsletter

This Month's Header Background Design: Marlene Rose, Aqua Horizontal Pyramid Quilt
Video Interview with
Glass Artist and GANM Board Member Lucy Lyon

Click on this picture to view the video on YouTube!

Sculptor Lucy Lyon says she has always felt that, "even though we are all meeting up with each other and interacting in twos or threes or crowds, each of us is essentially alone. That brings up a bit of melancholy but it also makes the individual unique and therefore very important."

Lucy Lyon
Lucy Lyon

She found glass to be a very seductive material. Lucy Lyon focuses on sculpting figures. She is able to convey the intellectual and emotional state of the individuals in her glass sculptures by relying on her creation of subtle gestures, a turn of the head or twist of the hips, to express the figure's state of mind. Her larger works allowed her to capture even more nuances and emotions in her glass dramas.

Lucy Lyon, Heart to Heart
Lucy Lyon, Heart to Heart

Lucy has recently begun casting in metal in combination with glass. This is exciting to her but she will never stop enjoying the wonder of glass how glass "holds the light, like a soul."

Learn more about Lucy Lyon

Meet the Maestro: Marlene Rose
Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 12:00 noon

Art Santa Fe
Santa Fe Convention Center
201 W Marcy St
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Glass Alliance members: FREE
Attending members will have their names at "Will Call" for tickets to get into Art Santa Fe at no cost, so make sure you RSVP!

Guests: $10 charge for admission
Non-members, to simplify check-in and in addition to making an RSVP, should send their check, made out to GANM, to Jerry Silverstein, 2233 Calle Cacique, Santa Fe, NM 87505.

Want to become a member?
Go to our website ( - it's easy to join!

Buddha Wall
Buddha Wall - 54 x 38 x 9

Marlene's background includes graduating from Tulane University (B.F.A. with Honors) and CCAC (M.F.A.), as well as attending Pilchuck Glass School and other glass focused institutions. Her cast glass sculptures mostly reflect representations of Buddhas, abstract African subjects, Bells, Butterflies and Installations.

Her work imagines energy & fire joining glass in a timeless ritual of time and dust. They include fragments of what she has experienced - visions and concepts, memories of life, products of dreams - that shape themselves within the flame. Every piece she creates has an ancient memory that instills in its essence a more ethereal presence than just its physical form.

Marlene Rose
Marlene Rose

Marlene has had a wide range of exhibitions and is well represented with Galleries and Collections.

Learn more about Marlene Rose

Meet the Maestro: Duncan McClellan
Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 9:30am
     (Refreshments at 9:00am)

Winterowd Fine Art
710 Canyon Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Glass Alliance members: FREE

Guests: $10 charge for admission
Want to become a member?
Go to our website ( - it's easy to join!

Duncan McClellan: (l-r) Mango Tango RY, Dragonfly, Grape Vines
Duncan McClellan: (left-right) Mango Tango RY, Dragonfly, Grape Vines

Duncan McClellan's fascination with glass began at age five, when he visited a glass factory in West Virginia. Duncan never forgot the image of the glowing, molten mass being formed by an expert craftsman.

After successfully working with leather and clay, he finally had the opportunity to learn to blow glass at a studio in Ybor City, Florida in 1987. Duncan has studied the creation of larger forms with Fred Kahl and John Brekke, two instructors and artists working at the New York Experimental Glass Workshop. Duncan has also been honored as the second American invited to study and work at the ARS Studio in Murano, Italy.

Duncan McClellan
Duncan McClellan

Duncan's processes enables him to place imagery on the inside and outside (and in some cases both) of his glass vessels. In his one-of-a-kind or series works, images are juxtaposed to articulate the message or idea. The focus is centered around the internal graal technique and overlay techniques, incorporating hand cutting, photo resist and computer graphics.

To finish these works, acid etching, fire polishing and a six-stage grinding and polishing technique are used. Currently, his work depicts emotions relating to family, personal growth and the spiritual connections between each of us as souls.

Learn More about Duncan McClellan

Glass 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.

GANM Glass Safari to Santa Fe
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 10, RSVP intent to participate
  • August 1, 50% deposit is due (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

1 Note: 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).

Note from David

So many thanks:

To LewAllen Galleries, Bob Gardner and Ken Marvel for hosting the GANM event with Matthew Curtis, for providing a delicious breakfast and welcoming atmosphere and for displaying a significant collection of Matthew's work.

To Australian artist, Matthew Curtis, for making Santa Fe (his first visit to SF) one of the stops on his US tour and for delivering an engaging power point presentation. Of particular interest was an explanation of many of his pieces on display at LewAllen. His chronological growth as an artist in glass, working early in his career as a glass blower to his current art in which he casts large, colorful, intricate and complex designs, framed in stainless steel was fascinating. His work, his journey and his techniques were of such interest that many stayed long after the event to engage Matthew in a Q & A.

GANM Event Picture
Meet the Maestro with Matthew Curtis

To our members who joined us for a fun Member Appreciation afternoon social event. What's not to like - great company, good food and good libations (alcoholic and non). We do have a very social group! And to our Board members who spoke about their dedication and many contributions to the vitality of the GANM and provided food and drinks. And especially to Leslie and Bennett Hirsch (and Lobo) for opening their beautiful home for the event and for being such gracious hosts.

As a final reminder, as an added benefit of membership in the GANM, Benefactor and Patron members, current in their dues, will soon receive memberships in the American Craft Council and ACC publications, at no cost. And, all active GANM members are eligible to receive a 30% discount for memberships in the ACC ($29/year), including ACC's bi-monthly, high quality publication, by submitting a membership request to the ACC and referencing promotional code ACCGANM.

Best, David

Thank you to New and Renewing Members!
  • Cassandra & Robert Fesen
  • Willi Haye
  • David Hering & Lynne Robbie
  • Lucy Lyon & Vincent Yuan
  • Nina Mastrangelo
  • Eileen Miles Biggs
  • Krysia Napiorkowski
Let us know of any events or volunteering opportunities that can make your membership more enjoyable!

If you are not yet a member and want to join GANM, please go to our website:

In this issue:
  1. Video Interview with Glass Artist and GANM Board Member Lucy Lyon
  2. Meet the Maestro: Marlene Rose
  3. Meet the Maestro: Duncan McClellan
  4. Safari to Santa Fe
  5. A Note from David
  6. A Thank You to Members
  7. GANM Member News
  8. What's Heating Up!
  9. Glass Events to Know About
10. Call For Entries
11. Glass Chandelier For Sale

Heating Up!

Gallery Opening:
Laura L. Goodwin

"Khumbaka, the Essence of Everything"

July 6, 2018
Friday, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Marlene Rose, Sacred Cow 29x29x8
Glass Cherries

Globe Fine Art
777 Canyon Road
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Meet the Maestro:
Marlene Rose

July 14, 2018
Saturday 12:00 noon

Marlene Rose, Sacred Cow 29x29x8
Sacred Cow - 29x29x8

Art Santa Fe
Santa Fe Convention Center
201 W Marcy St
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Meet the Maestro:
Duncan McClellan

August 4, 2018
Saturday 9:30am

(refreshments at 9:00am)

Duncan McClellan, Alchemy Trio
Alchemy Trio
Winterowd Fine Art
710 Canyon Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Glass Events to Know About

Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass

AACG Annual Member Trip Has Been Scheduled

Wed, Aug 15, 2018 -
Sun, Aug 19, 2018.

Learn More

Oregon College
of Art and Craft

Glass casting and
site-specific sculpture

North Lands Creative
Lybster, Scotland

Wed, Aug 15, 2018 -
Sun, Aug 19, 2018

Learn More

Call For Entries / Residencies

American Craft Council

ACC is accepting applications for the 2019 American Craft Shows.

Aug 15, 2018

Learn More

Corning Museum of Glass, Artist Residency Opportunities

Three Residencies (Artist in Residence at The Studio, David Whitehouse Research Residency for Artists, and David Whitehouse Research Residency for Scholars).

Aug 31, 2018

Learn More

DMG School Project

Two, one month residencies for emerging Glass Artists at the DMG Complex in St. Petersburg, FL, in September, 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.

Sep 14, 2018

Learn More

Workhouse Glass National 2018, Workhouse Arts Center

Sep 19, 2018

Learn More

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For Sale:
Glass Chandelier

Hot and Hotter
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

Appraised Value: $6900



GANM Member News
Bullseye Santa Fe
Bullseye 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!
  • Stripes and Dots, Jul 7
  • Introduction to Pate de Verre, Jul 12 and 14
  • Layered Assemblage, with Martha Pfanschmidt, Jul 21-24
  • Channeling Color: Tabletops, Jul 28
  • Kilncast Hand, Aug 4, 5 & 11
  • Crash Course in Glass Cutting, Aug 8
  • Design Blast and Fire Aug 15
  • The Perfect Vessel, with Karl Harron, Aug 20-26
  • Design with Decals, Sep 1
  • Mark Making and Texture with Heather Deyling, Sep 6-9
  • Kilnforming with Rods, Sep 13-16

Blue Rain Gallery
Blue Rain Gallery is currently showing new works by Preston Singletary.

Globe Fine Art
Globe Fine Art is currently showing new fused glass work by Alice Gebhart. Also, Globe is having an opening for Laura L. Goodwin from 5:00-7:00pm on Friday, July 6

Works by glass artists Alice Gebhart and Laura Goodwin
Left: Alice Gebhart: Waiting for Sunrise, kiln formed glass, 18 x 8 x 10
Right: Laura L. Goodwin: Glass Cherries, blown/cast

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.

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