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January 2019 Newsletter

This Month's Header Background Design: Dylan Martinez, Crosswalk (2017 Installation)

Video Interview with Ellen Premack

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In our recent GANM Board election, three new Directors were added that we want to introduce to our Membership: Ellen Premack, Barbara Bloomberg and Steve Harris.

Utilizing our video format, we will start with Ellen this month. She has served in leadership, educational and other positions at several museums in Denver, Washington DC and through international collaborations, school programs and youth camps.

Ellen Premack GANM Board Member
Ellen Premack in the studio

Since moving to Santa Fe three years ago, Ellen has continued a high level of activity, serving with the NM New Deal Preservation Association, Santa Fe Master Gardeners Association and the Friends of the Folk Art Committee, in addition to studying glass-making and numerous other activities.

Members, listen to our interview for more and welcome Ellen to GANM!

Meet the Maestro: Dylan Martinez
Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 9:30am
     (Refreshments at 9:00am)

Winterowd Fine Art
701 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
Various Works by Dylan Martinez
(l-r) Dancer 1 (hot sculpted glass), Vases, and Millochelli (cut and fused glass)

Dylan's art often examines the boundaries of human perception. His work challenges the viewer's expectations through the manipulation of light, space, and the optical properties of glass. While influenced by traditional techniques in glass making, he constantly strives to discover novel approaches to exploit the material and create a lens to view the world afresh.

Dylan Martinez is originally from Stillwater, Minnesota. He received his Bachelor's of Science in broad field science at The University of Wisconsin-River Falls in 2008. In 2017, he received his MFA in glass, at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.

Dylan Martinez
Dylan Martinez

Dylan is now running his own studio in White Salmon, WA in the scenic Columbia River Gorge where he continues to explore and push the boundaries of glass. His artwork has earned several awards of recognition and has been exhibited and collected both nationally and internationally.

Learn More about Dylan Martinez

Meet the Maestro: Joseph Ivacic
Saturday, February 16, 2019 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!

Various glass works by Joseph Ivacic
Various Blown and Sculpted Glass Works by Joseph Ivacic
(l-r) Consumption Tower, Environmental Adaptation - Orchid Detail, 13 Cup Candelabra

Joseph's fascination with the world is seen through an artist's eye, drawing inspiration from everyday events and objects and using glass as his chosen material. He "sculpts" objects rather than making functional vessels. The unpredictable nature and constant communication necessary to guide glass in the direction needed is the challenge. He wants to change the way artwork is created, thought about, and viewed. He wants to push glass to the extremes of the spectrum, from soft curves to hard edges, clear as ice to opaque as concrete. As an artist, he is interested in the interaction and impact that the objects leave with the viewer through craftsmanship and content.

Joseph Ivacic
My Favorite Ghost, Glass
28″ x 12″ x 3.5″, 2016

Joseph includes painting and enameling the glass surface to create troupe l'oeil to the point where a viewer feels it is found art. As a sculptor, he draws inspiration from a perspective of modern necessity. His art is achieved by combing historical artifacts with current social trends to create objects in glass that have a complex narrative.

Learn More about Joseph Ivacic

A Note from Harry and Tom

Happy New Year! GANM is starting the year with an already full plate of events and other activities (Maestro programs in both January & February, for instance; see descriptions earlier in this Newsletter). We start by electing officers at our mid-January Board meeting and move on to committee assignments to more effectively pull all our activities together. You, as our members, should have input into this effort, so if you have ideas that you want us to work on, please let us know!

We look forward to seeing everyone through out the year.

Harry and Tom

Thank you to New and Renewing Members!
  • Susan Delaney
  • Dale and David Goldheim
  • Tesuque Glass Works: Charlie Miner, George O'Grady, David Shanfeld
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!
  • Crash Course in Glass Cutting, January 5
  • Vitrigraph Plate, January 12
  • Glass Fusing Fundamentals, January 19
  • Design, Blast and Fire, January 23
  • Graphic Coasters, January 26
  • Sandblasting Images: Photosensitive and Alternative Processes, February 1-3
  • Design with Decals, February 9
  • Vitrigraph Cane and Murrine, February 15-17
  • Kilncarved Plate, February 23
  • Screen Printing for Kiln-Glass, March 1-4
  • Glass Fusing Fundamentals, March 13
  • Texture to Pattern, March 16-17
  • Kilncasting, Coldworking & Material Melding Mastery with Weston Lambert, March 23-27

Blue Rain Gallery
Blue Rain is showing a new work by Shelley Muzylowski Allen titled Soel.

Soel by Shelley Muzylowski Allen
"Soel" by Shelley Muzylowski Allen
Blown & hand-sculpted glass, Mexican petrified wood, linen, steel
21"h x 17.5"w x 6"d

See this and other work by Shelley, as well as the many glass artists represented by the Gallery.

Tansey Contemporary
At the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens in Palm Beach, from now through February 3, Tansey will present approximately 20 works that highlight the delicacy, intricacy and beauty of Venetian Heritage Art Glass.

Showing at Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary, January 10-13, will be new works by seven Gallery Artists: Bettison, Belfrage, Petter, Nishinaka, Cuspinera, Madrigal, Thomas and Shimomoto.

Of note is Tansey's big transition: the Santa Fe Gallery is moving to Denver at the end of 2018 to consolidate operations where the Tansey family resides - GANM thanks the Tansey's for their support! Visit for details on all the above.

Artwork Archive
Call for Artists, Residencies, Grants and Opportunities: ArtWork Archive has put together a long list of opportunities available to artists. The link below goes directly to the site and it should be of interest.
Artwork Archive's Complete Guide to 2019 Artist Grants & Opportunities

In this issue:
  1. Video Interview with new GANM Board Member Ellen Premack
  2. Meet the Maestro: Dylan Martinez
  3. Meet the Maestro: Joseph Ivacic
  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
  9. Call For Artists

Heating Up!

New Glass
Karen LaMonte

Now Showing Select Works
Formal Opening Spring 2019

KAren LaMonte, Nocturne 4
Nocturne 4, 2015
cast glass, darker color
58.25" x 17" x 16.75"
Peters Projects
1011 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Alice Hammond

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

Lowe Art Museum
(Coral Gables, FL)


Year of Glass begins with Dialogues:

Studio Glass from the Florence and Robert Werner Collection


Giampaolo: My Page Is Glass

Both through Jan 27, 2019.

Learn More

Tacoma Art Museum
(Tacoma, WA)

The Tacoma Art Museum will open its new Benaroya Wing on Jan 19, 2019

Four exhibitions will open that day, including "Metaphor into Form: Art in the Era of the Pilchuck Glass School"

Learn More

Boise Arts Museum
(Boise, ID)

A New State of Matter: Contemporary Glass

Now through Feb 3, 2019

Learn More

Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass
(Neenah, WI)

Sharper Edges: Women Working on the Edge of Glass

Now through Feb 17, 2019

Learn More

Bellevue Art Museum
(Bellevue, WA)

BAM Biennial 2018: BAM! Glasstastic

Now through Apr 14, 2019

Learn More

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.

Call For Artists

Pilchuck Glass School

Now accepting applications for 2019 summer and fall programs.

Deadline: Feb 1, 2019
for scholarship and priority placement

Learn More

Pittsburgh Glass Center

Registration is now open for one-week summer classes
May 13 - Aug 9, 2019

Learn More

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