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March 2019 Newsletter

This Month's Header Background Design: Jennifer Halvorson: Life is Priceless Foundation (Commission)
Video Interview with New GANM Board Member Barbara Bloomberg

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Meet Barbara Bloomberg, one of the newest members of the GANM Board of Directors. She is a maker of fused glass art and joined the GANM Board just this January, 2019! Barbara is an enthusiastic student enrolled in the SFCC Glass sculpture program to learn new techniques for making fused glass art.

Barbara is originally from New Jersey. When she moved to Philadelphia PA she met her husband. Barbara and Ron Bloomberg lived in Los Angeles for 25 years before moving to Santa Fe. During that time Barbara was a community organizer at a teen educational and leadership program called Friday Night Live. This was a statewide effort to teach prevention of drug and alcohol abuse, unwanted pregnancy prevention and gang conflict resolution.

These teen leaders would train and influence other teens. Barbara will add her expertise and excitement about glass art to the GANM Board!

Jerry Silverstein GANM Board Member
Glass artist and GANM Board Member Barbara Bloomberg

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

This program has reached its audience limit.

Free for Glass Alliance members and Guests.
Become a member at - 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
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Jaime Guerrero
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:

Gallery Opening and Artist Talk: Willi Haye

GALLERY OPENING: "Luminous Reflections"
     Friday April 5, 2019, at 5:00-8:00pm

ARTIST TALK: "Glass Casting Then and Now"
     Saturday April 6, 2019, at 1:00-3:00pm

For Artist Talk, RSVP to

Palette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109

Free for Glass Alliance Members and Guests
Become a member at - it's easy to join!

Sky Vessel by Willi Haye
Sky Vessel"

Willi Haye lived her formative years in the Netherlands, immersed in the art of artist parents and their colleagues and friends who were mainly interested in abstract art. While raising her family and working as an RN, she spent many years working in photography. It was not until moving to Santa Fe, NM in 1997 that she abandoned photography and started sculpting with wood and steel. For the past nine years, she has been working with mainly cast glass, as the colors and endless possibilities were, and still are, so intriguing. While Willi's art show participations have been numerous and furthered her glass art, a life altering experience was attending the Kamenicky Senov School of Glass in Bohemia, Czech Republic during 2016 and studying with Glass Maestro Petr Stacho. This led to creation of abstract sculptures that appear simple at first glance, but on closer inspection, often reveal an alternate space within the glass.

Creating sculptural objects, whether in steel, wood or glass (or a combination), requires a related series of experiments, thereby continuing to explore varying avenues of expression. Although some of her glass castings are representational, they are more about exploration of color, form and design - and an endless series of ongoing discoveries.

Note that Willi has been a Member of GANM virtually from the beginning and has recently joined the Board. We look forward to her helping GANM expand its services and growth opportunities!

Glass artist Willie Haye
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Meet the Maestro: Curt Sullan
Saturday, May 4, 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
Become a member at - it's easy to join!

Work by Curt Sullan
Left: Untitled XVI, cast glass, steel & walnut, 72" x 12"
Right: Untitled XV, cast glass & steel, 96" x 14"

Curt Sullan was born in Florida, but soon moved to Chicago where he was raised. He has worked at the National Zoo in Washington, DC as a graphic artist, pursued a career in construction law and is now focused on creating sculptures of glass and steel (beginning in 2000).

His sculptures are an amalgamation of many concepts: constructivism, modernism, brutalism, contemporary and minimalism. Curt is significantly influenced by architectural elements (his father was an architect), with glass and steel being a tribute to humankind’s urban accomplishments - respecting the past but creating unexplored results. He wants his pieces to produce meditative results, that can be as engaging as watching a fire - the birthplace of both glass and steel. Curt is also intrigued with uncovering lost memories that are tied up in the subconscious. Glass is that medium for Curt, that then contrasts with steel, which enhances the overall effect.

work by Curt Sullan
Untitled XXVII, cast glass and steel
92" x 32"

The casting of these large glass pieces is complicated, including months of cooling time before knowing whether a desired result is achieved (over half a kiln run can be discarded from breakage). Because of its fragility, these pieces may not be suitable for outside placement. To quote Curt, "I hope you find as much enjoyment viewing my work as I did in creating them."

Learn More about Curt Sullan: (

Meet the Maestro: Jennifer Hecker
Saturday, May 18, 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
Become a member at - it's easy to join!

Jennifer Hecker
Jennifer Hecker

Jennifer Hecker is a professor in the Department of Art at The College at Brockport, State University of New York, where she has taught all levels of sculpture, as well as general education art courses, since 1989. She has received the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching and in 2002 completed a six-year term as department chairperson.

work by Jennifer Hecker
Water Table

She has an extensive and diverse exhibition record that includes solo exhibits commissions, collaborative installations, public art projects, outdoor sculpture displays, adjudicated exhibitions and permanent collections. Jennifer has won many individual awards, most recently at a nationally adjudicated "Hot Glass" exhibition in Maryland. Her work has been included in numerous thematic exhibitions on water. In fact, other thematic works include Here & Now (mostly water related), Dolls & Dresses, Spaces & Places and Odds & Ends. Jennifer's work is also included in numerous permanent collections, as well as private collections nationwide.

Learn More about Jennifer Hecker (

A Note from Harry and Tom

We again will start off our note with a Thank You: To Joe Ivacic for a thorough overview of his glass art and how he arrives at his subject matter - insightful and complex; and to Steve and Martha for hosting Joe and GANM at Globe Fine Art!

As you can see by looking at the presentations we have planned through May, there is lots going on, including a possible surprise event in late May that is still in the formative stages. We are also planning a Member only party for June 23; this will be similar to last year that received strong reviews. Stay tuned for more information.

Looking forward to seeing you at our upcoming events!

Harry and Tom

Thank you to New and Renewing Members!
  • Karen and Ken Bergren
  • Laura Cowan
  • Margo and Tom Murdock
  • Enid Tidwell
  • Dominique Boisjoli Fine Art, S2U and delivery Stuart
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 New GANM Board Member Barbara Bloomberg
  2. Meet the Maestro: Jennifer Halvorson
  3. Meet the Maestro: Jaime Guerrero
  4. Gallery Opening and Artist Talk: Willi Haye
  5. Meet the Maestro: Curt Sullan
  6. Meet the Maestro: Jennifer Hecker
  7. A Note from Harry and Tom
  8. Thank You to Members
  9. GANM Member News
  10. What's Heating Up!
  11. Glass Events to Know About
  12. Call For Artists

Heating Up!

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

This program has reached its audience limit

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

Gallery Opening
Willi Haye

"Luminous Reflections"

April 5, 2019
Friday 5:00-8:00pm

Emerald Beauty by Willi Haye
Emerald Beauty, 7" x 12"
Palette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109

Artist Talk
Willi Haye

"Glass Casting Then and Now"

April 6, 2019
Saturday 1:00-3:00pm

Convergence by Willi Haye
Convergence, 7" x 7"
Palette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109

Meet the Maestro:
Curt Sullan

May 4, 2019
Saturday 10:00am

(refreshments at 9:30am)

work by Curt Sullan
Untitled XXVII
cast glass and steel
92" x 32"
Globe Fine Art
727 Canyon Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Meet the Maestro:
Jennifer Hecker

May 18, 2019
Saturday 9:30am

(refreshments at 9:00am)

Water Fall by Hennifer Hecker
Water Fall
92" x 30" x 16"
Winterowd Fine Art
701 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

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

Habitat Galleries
(Royal Oak, MI)

7th Annual Glass International Awards Exhibition by Habatat Galleries

May 2 through Jul 5, 2019

Experiences will include Habatat’s Invitational Exhibition, MasterWorks Auction, home tours, a demonstration by Joseph Ivacic, Artist’s talks, Toledo Museum tour, lunches, dinners and many, many other opportunities. The International Glass Party with attending artists (over 100 international artists have been invited!) will be an exclusive Habatat attendee event. The VIP preview weekend will be May 2-4, while the exhibition lasts through July 5, 2019.

For more information, view the invitation, or contact Aaron Schey at 248.554.0590 or

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

"Longer Table"
Santa Fe Community Gallery

Oct 2019 - Jan 2020

New Mexico Artists are invited to apply for inclusion in "Longer Table", Santa Fe Community Gallery's Fall 2019 exhibit, which runs from October 2019 through January 2020.

Entry Deadline: Mar 22, 2019 @ 5PM

For more information, call 505.955.6707 or email
or visit

John Michael Kohler Arts Center Residencies:

Artists working in any discipline may apply for the John Michael Kohler Arts Center 3-month Residencies. They receive 24 hour access to studio space, materials, use of equipment, technical assistance, photographic services, housing and round-trip transportation. No entry fees.

Entry Deadline: Apr 1, 2019

Visit for more information.

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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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 Joint Program Between Bullseye and GANM with Meet the Maestro: Jennifer Halvorson, March 9 (This program has reached its audience limit)
  • Texture to Pattern, March 16-17
  • Kilncasting, Coldworking & Material Melding Mastery with Weston Lambert, March 23-27
  • Stripes and Dots, April 3
  • Introduction to Pate de Verre, April 18 and 20
  • Creative Concepts in Kilnforming with Morgan Van Madison, April 27-30
  • Glass Fusing Fundamentals, May 2
  • The Murine Effect(s) with Nathan Sandberg, May 8-11
  • Design for Drop-Out Vessels, May 17-20
  • Harnessing Flow, May 24, 25 and 27
  • Kiln-Glass for Jewelry and Wearables, May 31, June 1-3

Santa Fe Community College Glass Program

Many GANM Members are involved with Santa Fe Community College’s Glass Program. This weekend, they will be part of SFCC’s display at the Santa Fe Home Show, sponsored by the Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association, March 9 & 10, in the Santa Fe Convention Center’s front lobby. Hours are 10-5 on Saturday and 10-4 on Sunday. Stop by and say hello!

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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