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October 2018 Newsletter

This Month's Header Background Design: Gerry Newcomb: 51. Blue Waves 64" x 54"

Video Interview with Morgan Dougherty, Manager of Bullseye Glass, Santa Fe

Click on this picture to view the video on YouTube!

Morgan Dougherty has been the manager of the Bullseye Glass Resource Center in Santa Fe for more than 7 years. She has had extensive experience in art retail.

Bullseye Glass SANTA Fe

Morgan, along with the Bullseye staff, create a welcoming and helpful atmosphere for fused glass professionals, as well as amateurs in glass art. Bullseye has resource centers in Santa Fe NM, The Bay Area (Emeryville) CA, New York NY, Portland OR and Los Angeles CA.

Morgan Dougherty

GANM Members are encouraged to participate at the special Make & Take event, featuring Emily Brock, at 3:00pm on Friday, October 19.

RSVP to Morgan at Bullseye, 505.467.8951.
Special GANM Member pricing!

Learn more
about Bullseye Glass

GANM Board Nominations - Voting Starts November 6

GANM By-Laws state that up to 12 Members, in addition to the President and immediate Past President (if applicable), shall comprise the Board of Directors. The Board will have staggered terms for purposes of continuity. Board Members shall be elected by a majority of the votes cast. Results will be certified by the Board at the end of the voting period and announced in the December 2018 Newsletter.

The GANM Nominating Committee recommends that the membership vote for the following nominees to serve on the Board of Directors for terms ending as indicated:
  • Jerry Silverstein (Incumbent; December 2020)
  • Sarah Nelson (Incumbent; December 2020)
  • Lucy Lyon (Incumbent; December 2020)
  • Barbara Bloomberg (December 2019)
  • Ellen Premack (December 2019)
  • Willie Haye (December 2020)
  • Harry Pollitt (December 2020)
Current Board Members who will continue to serve and who are not up for re-election until 2019 year-end are: Tom Murdock, Harry Miller, Leslie Walker-Hirsch and Susan Hancock.

GANM members in good-standing will have the responsibility to vote (electronically or by US Mail) during the period November 6 through November 23 - see our November Newsletter to be issued November 6, for links to the ballot. In the meantime, if you have questions about individuals or the voting process, please contact Harry Miller at, or Tom Murdock at

Safari to Santa Fe
October 18-21, 2018

GANM is hosting an exciting first-ever Safari weekend focused on a comprehensive series of glass art events. Artists, galleries, studios, demonstrations, classes, and home tours are layered into a full agenda for glass lovers. Go to to see the detailed schedule and to sign up.

GANM Glass Safari to Santa Fe

GANM Members are invited to join Safari guests at multiple events during the October 19-21 weekend. Galleries on the schedule are graciously supporting Glass Safari and GANM. In most cases, artists will be present.

See our summary schedule below or the more detailed version on our website,, under Events/Safari.

Please let us know if you plan to attend:

Some of our highlights include the following:

THURSDAY night, GANM hosts our guests with a 'welcoming' party at Hotel Santa Fe with our Board members and local artists present, including Harry Pollitt.

FRIDAY, we start out at Liquid Light Glass for an exciting glass-blowing demonstration by Elodie Holmes and her amazing team of artists on staff. After lunch we bus over to the Railyard and meet artist Lucy Lyon at LewAllen Galleries and view their exhibition of national and international glass works. Then we proceed to Blue Rain with their legion of impressive works of glass. As we continue walking the area, we have many options to tour other art galleries at the Railyard until we head to Bullseye Glass Resource Center. New Mexican artist, Emily Brock greets us along with the expert Bullseye team to guide us at our 'Make & Take' class.

SATURDAY, the Glass Safari kicks off at Winterowd Fine Art on Canyon Road. Karen Bexfield will discuss her art pieces, with Karla Winterowd hosting breakfast for us. Next we head to Globe Fine Art and view the works of Patrick Morrissey among others, and visit the gallery's outdoor glass garden. After lunch at The Compound we move next door to Bellas Artes Gallery and meet glass art icon, Mary Shaffer, another local New Mexican and early glass art pioneer. For dessert we walk one block to Tansey Contemporary where Australian glass artist, Clare Belfrage will show and discuss her stunning works. In the early evening we drive to the home of Roddie and Steve Harris to tour their collection of glass in a space designed to showcase glass art while highlighting the Santa Fe landscapes.

Note: Saturday is the annual "Paint Out" on Canyon Road, so there will be a lot going on!

SUNDAY, we drive to the Albuquerque Museum for their 28th Annual ArtsThrive. More than 100 artists are exhibiting their works including glass artists Sarah Nelson (NM), Anna Boothe (PA), Karen Bexfield (NM), Tali Grinshpan (CA), Toby McGee (OK), Linda Mae Tratechaud (NM), Corinne McAuley (AZ), Patty Carmody Smith (MN).

Meet the Maestro: Gerry Newcomb
Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 10:00am
     (Refreshments at 9:30am)

Globe Fine Art
727 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!

#5163 5 Panel Mural by Gerry Newcomb
#5163 5 Panel Mural by Gerry Newcomb

Gerry Newcomb works with kiln cast glass, forming large architectural panels, wall murals, sculptures, light fixtures and tables. These pieces invite people to explore them from many perspectives, with both their eyes and their hands. They play with light to produce colors and shapes and they speak to the forms around us.

Gerry first started working in clay in his late teens. Over time he developed the processes and skills to translate clay forms into cast glass. In his current work, clay is used as an initial model material to form a slab with relief and texture. After pulling a mold from the clay, these open face molds are used to cast the glass. Color is sifted, brushed, painted or laid in the mold and clear glass fills in the rest of the mold. The resulting glass piece has one side in high relief. The other side is flat, glossy and transparent, allowing a person to view the relief through the glass. Each side presents a different way to view the piece and each reveals as well as hides elements.

Dan Neil Barnes with Cascade
03 Steel and Glass Half Round

His glass work revolves around structures and textures. These can take the form of architecturally formatted house forms or glass relief drawings on large panels. The pieces incorporate graphic and/or natural elements. Line and color are balanced in a way that is controlled, but also allows for the fluidity of the hot glass to be a part of the end result. He has found ways to place colored forms and shapes inside the glass. At other times he will make a sketch on a piece of glass and incorporate that inside another piece of glass. Some pieces, most specifically wall murals, are mirror coated so they can be lit by reflected light while hanging on a wall.

Gerry also has taught workshops in kiln cast glass in Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, and at the Corning Museum Studio.

Learn More about Gerry Newcomb

A Farewell Note from Dale & David

This is my last Newsletter Note as President of the Glass Alliance New Mexico. It has been an honor and a great pleasure to serve in this capacity due to our appreciative members and the opportunity to work with such a talented, hardworking and dedicated Board of Directors.

Together we have accomplished a lot over the past few years. The organization is strong; the incoming Board promises a robust future; maestro and social events continue to be our greatest attraction; our Newsletters are consistent, attractive, informative and well suited to our mission; prudent investments in a more comprehensive and attractive website, designed to retain current members and attract new members have been made; and initiatives to improve benefits for artist-members are in the works.

Financial stability remains our greatest concern. Sources of revenue—grants, donations, fund raising events, corporate sponsorships and other novel revenue ideas are needed. Please contact Harry Miller, and Tom Murdock, if you have ideas to suggest or wish to offer help.

Dale's and my deep friendships as the result of our membership in the GANM have been a joy and our relationships with Santa Fe gallerists, artists working in glass and GANM-sponsored maestro-artists have added greatly to our appreciation of the art form and quality of our glass collection.

Best wishes for continued vitality and growth,

Thank you to New and Renewing Members!

  • Palette Contemporary Art & Craft - Kurt Nelson
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:


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!
  • Special Effects in Kiln-Glass, Oct 6-7
  • Design for Drop-Out Vessels, Oct 12-15
  • GANM Special Event: Make & Take featuring Emily Brock, Oct 19 for GANM Members and Safari Attendees (see below)
  • Glass Fusing Fundamentals, Oct 24
  • Day of the Dead Skulls, Oct 27
  • Deep Forest Landscapes, with Miriam di Fiore, Nov 7-11
  • Design, Blast and Fire, Nov 14
  • On the Edge, Nov 16-18
  • Coldworking Basics, Nov 30-Dec 1
  • Design with Decals, Dec 5
  • Ornaments in Kiln-Glass, Dec 8
  • Texture to Pattern, Dec 29-30

Emily Brock Visits GANM Members and Glass Safari Attendees at Bullseye
GANM is hosting a fun hands-on 'Make & Take' class on Friday, October 19th at 3:00pm for both our Glass Safari attendees and GANM members. We are excited to announce that artist Emily Brock will be with us and we can discuss how she creates her impressive miniatures. Emily uses Bullseye glass in her work and our class will use bits and pieces that we can assemble into a wearable piece of art.

Wearable Miniature Glass Art
Wearable miniature glass art

GANM members are encouraged to sign up for this class and share in the excitement of Safari in Santa Fe. Please contact Morgan at Bullseye @ 505.467.8951. Special GANM Member pricing.

Tansey Contemporary
Tansey Contemporary has a Gallery Opening for Australian Glass Artist Clare Belfrage (awarded South Australian Living Artist earlier this year) on Friday, October 19 from 5:00 to 7:00pm. The next day (Saturday, October 20, at 1:45pm), Clare will give a presentation at the Gallery - all are invited, including GANM Members and participants in GANM's Safari to Santa Fe. Please RSVP for Saturday's event to

Works by gClare Belfrage
Various pieces by Clare Belfrage

In this issue:
  1. Video Interview with Morgan Dougherty, Manager of Bullseye Glass Resource Center - Santa Fe
  2. GANM Board Nominations - Voting Starts November 6
  3. Safari to Santa Fe, October 18-21, 2018
  4. Meet the Maestro: Gerry Newcomb
  5. A Farewell Note from Dale & David
  6. Thank You to Members
  7. GANM Member News
  8. What's Heating Up!
  9. Glass Events to Know About

Heating Up!

GANM Special Event:
Glass Safari to Santa Fe

October 18, 2018 -
October 21, 2018

Ode to MOrph, Harry Pollitt
Ode to Morph by Harry Pollitt

Fill out an Application and RSVP soon.

GANM Special Event:
Bullseye Make & Take
featuring Emily Brock

October 19, 2018
Friday, 3:00 pm

Emily Brock, Red Wagon
Red Wagon, 2010
16"h x 14"x x 13"d
Bullseye Glass
805 Early St, Unit E
Santa Fe, NM 87501

RSVP to Morgan at Bullseye

GANM Members are encouraged to attend
Special GANM Member Pricing

Gallery Opening:
Clare Belfrage

A Solo Exhibition

October 19, 2018
Friday, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Clare Belfrage, Quiet Shifting
Quiet Shifting (teal and gold)
18.9 x 13 x 7.9
Tansey Contemporary
652 Canyon Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Clare Belfrage
will also deliver
a special presentation:

October 20, 2018
Saturday, 1:45 pm

Clare Belfrage Skin Deep
Skin Deep 22 x 10.6 x 5.5

Tansey Contemporary
652 Canyon Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87501

GANM Members are encouraged to attend


Dan Neil Barnes event cancelled

Meet the Maestro:
Gerry Newcomb

November 10, 2018
Saturday 10:00am

(refreshments at 9:30am)

Gerry Newcomb, Fish, 6 x 24
Fish. 6 x 24. Various.
Globe Fine Art
727 Canyon Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Glass Events to Know About

Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festivals
(Albuquerque, NM)

Sandia Resort and Casino

Fri, Oct 5, 2018 -
Sun, Oct 7, 2018
Fri, Oct 12, 2018 -
Sun, Oct 14, 2018

Learn More
(including exhibitor applications and attendee tickets)

Boise Arts Museum
(Boise, ID)

A New State of Matter: Contemporary Glass

Sat, Nov 3, 2018 -
Sun, Feb 3, 2019

Learn More

SOFA Chicago
(Chicago, IL)

Navy Pier

Thu, Nov 1, 2018 -
Sun, Nov 4, 2019

Learn More

Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass
(Chicago, IL)

30th Year Anniversary Gala during SOFA Chicago

Navy Pier

Sat, Nov 3, 2018
6:00 - 9:00pm
Learn More

Bellevue Art Museum
(Bellevue, WA)

BAM Biennial 2018: BAM! Glasstastic
Fri, Nov 9, 2018 -
Sun, Apr 14, 2019

Learn More

New Mexico Artisan Market
(Albuquerque, NM)

A new curated local Artisan Market
Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town

Fri, Nov 23, 2018 -
Sun, Nov 28, 2018

Learn More
(including exhibitor applications and attendee tickets)

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