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November 2018 Newsletter

This Month's Header Background Design: Gerry Newcomb: #5161. 5 panel Mural. 2016

Video Interview with Collector Roddie Harris

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Roddie Harris is Santa Fe's most celebrated Glass Art Collector and is a Glass Alliance NM Patron. She is a maker of art and a celebrated jewelry designer.

Roddie and her husband, Steve, started collecting art glass twenty years ago. Collecting small pieces at local art fairs led to a discovery of Dale Chihuly's work at The Detroit Museum of Art. Ask her about it and watch Roddie's face light up as she recalls how Chihuly and his Sea Foam of glass spoke to them in a way that started their passion for glass.

Leslie and Chihuly chandelier
Leslie admires the Chihuly chandelier
in the home of Steve and Roddie Harris

Over the years they have collected glass from every place they have traveled. From Europe to Israel, Detroit to Seattle, each art glass piece has a special place in their contemporary Santa Fe home, which is a work of art in and of itself. It houses their exquisite art collection, including this one of kind Chihuly chandelier.

Roddie also serves on the Board of Performance Santa Fe and Women in the Arts.

GANM Board Nominations - Voting Starts November 1

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)
  • Steve Harris (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 1 through November 23 - see our November Newsletter to be issued November 1, for links to the ballot. If you have questions about individuals or the voting process, please contact Harry Miller or Tom Murdock at

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.

Steel and Glass Half ROund
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 Note from Harry and Tom

GANM had a busy October, so many thank you's are needed and deserved. First, our initial Safari to Santa Fe had a small, but diverse group of attendees, drawing from Northern California, Ohio, Florida and New Mexico. Our gallery and artist participation was superb: Bellas Artes (Mary Shaffer); Blue Rain Gallery (Denise Phetteplace); Bullseye Resource Center (Emily Brock); Globe Fine Art (Patrick Morrissey); LewAllen Gallery (Lucy Lyon); Liquid Light Glass (Elodie Holmes, Cia Thorne and team); Donna Nova at Baca Street Beads; Tansey Contemporary (Clare Belfrage); and Winterowd Fine Art (Karen Bexfield, Harry Pollitt and Peter Wright). The opportunity to visit the Albuquerque Museum's ArtsThrive Exhibit, with several GANM members represented, was another highlight. Our collector showcase was at the beautiful home of Roddie & Steve Harris (see group image in the Newsletter). Our Board Member and Special Event Chair was Susan Hancock. And we had considerable support from GANM volunteers and our Board. A very big thank you to all!

GANM Event Picture
Safari to Santa Fe with GANM

Oasis is a continuing education organization ( headquartered in St. Louis with locations in Albuquerque and eight other cities throughout the US. Oasis recently sponsored two events: Sarah Nelson (GANM Board Member and Communications Chair) gave a Glass 101 presentation to 56 folks on October 2nd. This was followed by a road trip to Santa Fe on October 25 with 25 participants to watch a glass blowing demonstration at Liquid Light Glass (Elodie Holmes, Cia Thorne and team), followed by lamp worked bead making with Donna Nova, a visit to LewAllen Gallery for a talk with Lucy Lyon about her art and with Denise Phetteplace at Blue Rain Gallery about their Gallery glass artists. Another very big thank you to all!

GANM Event Picture
left: The Oasis group at the Railyard
right: Elodie and Cia blowing a chile

Our next Maestro program features Gerry Newcomb at Globe Fine Art as you can read in a section about Gerry in this Newsletter. See you there!

By the time you read this, Dale and David Goldheim will have arrived in Florida and be settling in to their new home. GANM will miss them and we wish them well. Since we do not yet have a new President, Harry Miller and Tom Murdock will share David's previous duties, one of which is the monthly letter you are reading.

Finally, vote for your Board of Directors - see the voting section in the Newsletter for the Ballot. This is very important for us to continue supporting glass art in New Mexico.

Thank you all.

Harry and Tom

Thank you to New and Renewing Members!
  • Laurie and Michael Vander Velde
Let us know of any events or volunteering opportunities that can make your membership more enjoyable!

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In this issue:
  1. Video Interview with Collector Roddie Harris
  2. GANM Board of Directors Vote November 1-23, 2018
  3. Meet the Maestro: Gerry Newcomb
  4. A Note from Harry and Tom
  5. Thank You to Members
  6. GANM Member News
  7. What's Heating Up!
  8. Glass Events to Know About

Heating Up!

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

Tesuque Glassworks
Holiday Event and Sale

December 2, 2018
Sunday 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Charlie Miner, Sushi Frogs
Charlie Miner, Sushi Frogs
Tesuque Glassworks
1510 Bishop's Lodge Road
Santa Fe, NM 87506

Meet the Maestro:
Dylan Martinez

January 19, 2019
Saturday 9:30am

(refreshments at 9:00am)

Dylan Martinez, Water Bags
Water Bags. H2O/SiO2 (Set of 3)
Hollow & Solid Sculpted Glass
16" x 15" x 11"
Winterowd Fine Art
701 Canyon Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Meet the Maestro:
Joseph Ivacic

February 16, 2019
Saturday 10:00am

(refreshments at 9:30am)

Josepg Ivacic, Life is Beautiful
Life is Beautiful
(from the Structural Integrity collection)
Globe Fine Art
727 Canyon Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Glass Events to Know About

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)

River Cruise
(Budapest to Prague)

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Join Susan and Allan Weiner, with Habatat Galleries and Avoyatravel, on a river cruise between Budapest and Prague

Sun, Aug 18, 2019 -
Sun, Aug 25, 2019

It will include glass exhibitions, receptions, museums, private collections and more.

Contact for complete information.

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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!
  • 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

Blue Rain Gallery
Blue Rain Gallery will be at SOFA Chicago November 1-4, presenting new collaborative works by Preston Singletary and Jody Naranjo, among its other offerings.

Work by glass artists Preston Singletar and JOdy Naranjo
Winter Deer Dance, 19" x 12" x 3.5"
blown and sand carved glass
collaborative work by Preston Singletary and Jody Naranjo

Tansey Contemporary
Tansey Contemporary is showing new works by Clare Belfrage through November 18.

Works by Clare Belfrage
Various pieces by Clare Belfrage

Tesuque Glassworks
Tesuque Glassworks is now in the planning stages for its Over 30 Years Annual Holiday Event and Sale on Sunday, December 2, from 1:00 to 5:00pm. Save the date and stay tuned for additional details.

Winterowd Fine Art
Winterowd Fine Art will be at SOFA Chicago November 1-4, including showing glass art by Karen Bexfield, among other offerings.

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