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February 2019 Newsletter

This Month's Header Background Design: Joseph Ivacic, Structural Integrity

Video Interview with Jerry Silverstein

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Jerry Silverstein was born and raised in Chicago. He attended the University of Illinois and then earned a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Minnesota.

Jerry began his career in Minneapolis as a Rehabilitation Counselor from 1968 to 1969. After that Jerry took a position in Chicago with the Jewish Vocational Service and worked there in many capacities until retiring from JVS in 1998 as the Associate Executive Director of that agency. Jerry remained in Chicago until he and his partner moved to Santa Fe in 2008. He serves on the Board of Directors of Glass Alliance NM and is a patron of our organization.

Jerry Silverstein GANM Board Member
Jerry Silverstein shares some of his collection

Jerry has developed the Maestro Program for Glass Alliance NM; he secures, hosts and entertains Glass Maestros from around the world to come to Santa Fe to speak about their work to our membership and other interested parties.

In addition to his service in promoting and enjoying glass art, he is an active associate with the Friends of Folk Art. Jerry is an avid collector of studio glass and has been building his collection for more than 30 years, beginning with a fascination with glass paperweights and currently specializing in contemporary glass art.

Watch the video interview to learn more about Jerry Silverstein!

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

Meet the Maestro: Jennifer Halvorson
Saturday, March 9, 2019, at 10:00am
     (Refreshments at 9:30am)

Bullseye Glass Center
805 Early St., Building E
Santa Fe, NM 87505

Glass Alliance members: FREE

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

Holding Stitch by Jennifer Halvorson
Holding Stitch by Jennifer Halvorson
cast glass, copper, found objects
13.5" x 26.5" x 12"

Jennifer Halvorson is an artist and educator. She earned dual B.F.A. degrees in Metal and Glass at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She also studied abroad at the Australian National University in Canberra. After completing her undergraduate studies, Jennifer traveled to Denmark as a Fulbright Scholar. She continued studying glass at Danmarks Designskole in Copenhagen and became assistant to glass artist Steffen Dam and Micha Karslund.

Jennifer earned her Master of Fine Arts in Glass from the Rochester Institute of Technology, within the School for American Crafts. She was a resident artist at Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, and a visiting scholar within the glass department at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.

Seam by Jennifer Halvorson
Seam, cast glass
6" x 10" x 10"
From fall 2012, Jennifer has been working as an Assistant Professor at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. She teaches a range of courses within the studios of glass, metal and sculpture. Jennifer has also taught kiln cast workshops in the United States and the United Kingdom.

Jennifer's work has been exhibited throughout the United States and Europe. Her work has been featured in New Glass Review 32 and 35, published by the Corning Museum of Glass, and exhibited at SOFA Chicago. Jennifer Halvorson's sculptures revolve around objects that are manipulated or collaged to express uneasy emotions that occur within the individual.

Learn More about Jennifer Halvorson

Meet the Maestro: Jaime Guerrero
Saturday, March 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!

#5163 5 Panel Mural by Gerry Newcomb
Jaime Guerrero, PBS episode "Neighbors" 2017

Jaime Guerrero is recognized for his versatility in crafting unique glass sculptures. He began his career at California College of Arts and Crafts in 1994. Although Guerrero mostly focuses on glass sculpture, he considers himself a mix media artist. "I love working with glass because it is a medium that has virtually been untouched by the mainstream art world. I like to push the limits of what can be accomplished in glass, but will also use other materials to make my point more poignant."

Jaime has studied with Masters Checco Ongaro, Pino Signoretto, and Ben Moore. He attended Pilchuck School of Glass and was nominated for the Corning Award. Jaime was a featured artist in the Mastercraft show at Gumps in San Francisco for five consecutive years. He received two Saxe Fellowship Awards (2006/2012) and the People's Choice Award (2012) from the Bay Area Glass Institute for his work "Charros y Sus Caballos". This work was later purchased by the Oakland Museum of California for its permanent collection. Jaime has been featured in several publications.

by Jaime Guerrero

His emphasis is on the experience of process. His archeological method of investigation is tuned not just to details, but is receptive to meaning and history, politics and religion, ecology and aesthetics. Guerrero grounds the polarity between myth and ritual, as a conversation amongst a world in communion with earth and one that struggles to find itself as part of the cosmic connection in today's modern society. He seeks meaning from Mesoamerican cultures. By staging the handmade, Guerrero bids to unlock what was discarded through colonization: That we exist outside ourselves and are very much an extension of all that makes up the world. Rituals and myths have the potential healing manifestation that can ground us to our shared space on this earth.

Jaime is currently producing work that embodies the juxtaposition between ancient sculpture and contemporary symbolisms. "My work embraces the notion that art can influence social change. It is important to bring awareness to the moral inequities that exist in society today." Jaime volunteers his time and offers free glass blowing classes to youth in underserved communities as a way to give back.

Learn More about Jaime Guerrero

A Note from Harry and Tom

We first want to say a big "thank you" to Dylan Martinez for his Maestro presentation in January. His history and current efforts in glass art are creative, extensive, and entertaining. In addition, thank you to Karla Winterowd and her team at Winterowd Fine Art for hosting this well-attended event.

Meet the Maestro with Dylan Martinez
Meet the Maestro: Dylan Maertinez

Our first GANM Board meeting of 2019 was election time for our officers. The slate: For President, Harry Miller and Tom Murdock to serve as Co-Presidents; Harry M. stays on the ballot for Vice-President and Tom for Treasurer. Harry Pollitt was on the ballot for Secretary. One explanation is in order: We did not uncover interest in the President position following our former President, David Goldheim, moving to Florida. After discussions, Harry and Tom chose to "volunteer" for sharing the President role for the next year. This slate was elected unanimously.

The rest of the Board meeting reviewed the extensive plans we have for the year: Our Maestro program is virtually "full" for this year (as well into 2020 and a strong start for 2021). We plan on at least one membership social event, similar to the successful one we had in Summer of last year. Also, membership growth will be high on our agenda, including events that will specifically be designed to target the public. Fundraising is a major item on our agenda, with numerous events and grants under consideration. If we are successful, our scholarship goal can be met. Bottom line, a lot to accomplish in 2019!

Looking forward to seeing everyone at our events.

Harry and Tom

In this issue:
  1. Video Interview with Collector and GANM Board Member Jerry Silverstein
  2. Meet the Maestro: Joseph Ivacic
  3. Meet the Maestro: Jennifer Halvorson
  4. Meet the Maestro: Jaime Guerrero
  5. A Note from Harry and Tom
  6. Thank You to Members
  7. GANM Member News
  8. What's Heating Up!
  8. Glass Events to Know About
  9. Call For Artists

Heating Up!

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

Meet the Maestro:
Jennifer Halvorson

March 9, 2019
Saturday 10:00am

(refreshments at 9:30am)

Jennifer Halvorson, Provision
Provision (2013)
cast glass
10.25" x 6" x 3.25"
Bullseye Glass Center
805 Early St, Building E
Santa Fe, NM 87505

Meet the Maestro:
Jaime Guerrero

March 16, 2019
Saturday 10:00am

(refreshments at 9:30am)

Jaime Guerrero, Olmec Head
Olmec Head
7"W x 10.5"H x 7"D
Globe Fine Art
727 Canyon Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87501

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

Glass Events to Know About

Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass
(Neenah, WI)

Sharper Edges: Women Working on the Edge of Glass

Now through Feb 17, 2019

Learn more at

Glass Art Society
2019 Conference
(St.Petersburg, FL)

"Charting a Course:
Visions in Glass"

Thu, Mar 28, 2019 -
Sat, Mar 30, 2019

See for details!

Bellevue Art Museum
(Bellevue, WA)

BAM Biennial 2018: BAM! Glasstastic

Now through Apr 14, 2019

Learn more at

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.

Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass
2019 Member Trip (Milwaukee, WI)

Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass 2019 member trip will be to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and will include museums, artist studios and private collections, plus surprises!

Wed, Sep 18, 2019 -
Fri, Sep 22, 2019

Keep up with the details at

Call For Artists

After Dark 8

Event Dates: March 23 - April 13, 2019

After Dark 8 is a show celebrating darkness and the varied reactions emblematic to this subject matter... nighttime, dark humor, dark fantasies, dark matter, etc. Greg Moon Art of Taos hosts this national show in March.

Entry Deadline: Feb 28, 2019

Learn More and Apply

Bullseye Projects Artist Residency:

July - December 2019

The Bullseye Projects artist-in-residence program offers artists, designers, and architects the opportunity to develop their practice in kilnformed glass.

Entry Deadline: Mar 1, 2019

Learn More and Apply

Art Exhibition & Benefit

is a 7-week juried art exhibition and sale at the Albuquerque Museum, organized by the Albuquerque Museum Foundation.

Event Dates: October 17 - December 8, 2019

Artwork submitted to the exhibition is not donated; artwork is for sale to the public for the duration of the exhibition, with 60% of art sales going back to the Artist.

Entry Deadline: Mar 31, 2019

Learn More and Apply

Pittsburgh Glass Center

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

Learn More

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Thank you to New and Renewing Members!
  • Globe Fine Art - Steven Cie, Martha Traer
  • Linda Dillman
  • Josephine Lazarus and Max Heckard
  • Darlene Moore
  • Jerry Silverstein and Bob Zimmerman
  • Cia Thorne
Let us know of any events or volunteering opportunities that can make your membership more enjoyable!

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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!
  • Design with Decals, February 9
  • Vitrigraph Cane and Murrine, February 15-17
  • Kilncarved Plate, February 23
  • Screen Printing for Kiln-Glass, March 1-4
  • Special Joint Program Between Bullseye and GANM with Meet the Maestro: Jennifer Halvorson, March 9
  • Glass Fusing Fundamentals, March 13
  • Texture to Pattern, March 16-17
  • Kilncasting, Coldworking & Material Melding Mastery with Weston Lambert, March 23-27
  • Creative Concepts in Kilnforming, April 27-30
  • The Murrine Effect(s), May 8-11
  • Beyond Tapestry, July 13-17
  • The Fused Glass Enterprise, July 19-23

Blue Rain Gallery
Blue Rain is exhibiting new work by Nancy Callan titled "Embrace a Black and White Aesthetic."

Works by Nancy Callan
Left: Cosmos Orb, blown glass, 18"h x 18"d
Right: Night Weave, blown glass, 22"h x 14"w x 8"d

Prairie Dog Glass
Prairie Dog Glass Has a New Furnace!

After spending several weeks tearing out the old furnace and rebuilding one from scratch, Patrick Morrisey from Prairie Dog Glass has announced that they are back in business. The old furnace had lasted 14 years and melted 400,000 lbs of glass. The new slightly larger, furnace took seven days to build, three days for the glass to get hot, but now it is ready to go! This time of year is also a very good time to take a class if you are interested in experiencing a little hands on action. The weather is cool enough that it is very cozy and nice in the hot shop.

Prairie Dog Glass New Furnace

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

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