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September 2019 Newsletter

This Month's Header Background Design: Judy Tuwaletstiwa: Divination, 24" x 36", 2001, blown glass, sand, acrylic on wood
Video Interview with Judy Tuwaletstiwa

Click on this picture to view the video on YouTube!

In January 2012, Judy Tuwaletstiwa began working with glass powders during an 18-month residency at Bullseye Glass Resource Center in Santa Fe, and discovered a material that synthesized and expanded the concepts she'd explored for almost 50 years as a visual artist and writer. Previously, she had worked with various media including paint, sand, feathers, sticks, and other natural materials with acrylic on canvas, but glass absolutely captivated her.

Artist Judy T
"The materiality of glass, its relationship to geologic time, light and transformation, its nuances of color, opens a door into a landscape filled with endless possibility," she said.

Tuwaletstiwa received her Bachelor of Arts in English literature from the University of California at Berkeley in 1962, and her Master of Arts in teaching at Harvard University the following year. Since then, her work has been presented in exhibition around the U.S., and is held in several permanent collections, including that of The Corning Museum of Glass. She has also published several books, including Mapping Water in 2008, and Glass in 2016.

As an artist Judy's philosophy might be "experimentation based on years of being an artist(s)," ... "always asking, 'What happens if...' and then, seeing what happens."

Glass Art by Judy T
Glass art by Judy Tuwaletstiwa

Learn more about Judy Tuwaletstiwa at

Gallery Opening for Nine New Mexico Glass Artists

GALLERY OPENING: "We Turned Left at Albuquerque... Stayed and Created"
     Friday September 6, 2019, at 5:00-8:00pm

Glass Alliance Special Event - Artist Talks
     Saturday September 7, 2019, at 1:00-4:00pm

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

Glass Art by Emily Brock
Emily Brock’s "Tick Tock"
13" x 15" x18", kiln-worked glass

In at least four of his animated episodes, the first being in 1945, Bugs Bunny, in a puzzled state at the conclusion of his travels, utters that he "should have turned left at Albuquerque." We’re grateful that seven of our nine artists stayed and created their unique glass pieces within the "Duke City" environs:
  • Karen Bexfield... Kiln-Formed Glass
  • Skyler Blood-Raiter... Torch-Worked Glass
  • Emily Brock... Kiln Worked
  • Anita Caress... Torch-Worked Glass
  • Willi Haye...Cast Glass
  • Lois Manno... Kiln-Formed Glass
  • Darlene Moore... Screen-Printed and Fused Glass
  • Sarah Nelson... Kiln-Worked Glass
  • Marcia Newren... Kiln-Worked Glass
The Grand Opening will be held on Friday, September 6 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. A door prize drawing will take place giving a year’s membership in Glass Alliance-New Mexico.

On Saturday, September 7, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, will be a special Glass Alliance event with each attending artist giving the inside story about their inspirations. We invite you to attend and hear about their unique glass art!

Glass art by Skyler Blood-Raiter
Glass art by Skyler Blood-Raiter of Silver City, NM
"Physalia" about 8" x 20", Flame-Worked Glass

Meet the Maestro: Mark Leputa
Saturday, October 12, 2019, at 9:30am
     (Refreshments at 9:00am)

Winterowd Fine Art
701 Canyon Road
Santa Fe, NM 87501

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

Glass art by Mark Leputa
LucidiTea, 9.5" x 12" x 4"
hot sculpted, epoxied, and sandblasted glass
Wine and Gold

For Mark, the greatest sense of self-satisfaction and pride are found in the creation process. Throughout his studies (BA in Communications from the University of Pittsburg in 2003), Mark continuously turned to art to liberate the ideas boiling within. Not until a short trip to New Zealand, did he finally submit to his longing of being a full-time artist, after discovering the medium he had long been seeking - glass. The heat, the fire, the seemingly liquid state that this material is worked at entranced him. Nothing has been the same since. The short visit to New Zealand turned into a three year apprenticeship.

Demanding precision and attention to detail, he is able to bring his abstract visions to life. Every touch to the glass has significant and deliberate meaning. After returning to the United States, he settled in Alabama at Orbix Hot Glass. Exhibitions, awards and exposure have since allowed Mark to further develop a clean crisp body of work.

Glass art by Mark Leputa
Cascade, 14" x 12.5" x 6"
blown, cut, polished glass with lathe-worked lenses
white over lime with aquamarine inside

Learn more about Mark Leputa at

GANM Board of Elections: Request for Nominations

GANM is seeking expression of interest in serving on the GANM Board by members in good standing who are motivated to help plan our organization’s robust future.

Please submit names and contact information, plus a one paragraph resume or other form of documentation demonstrating qualifications and expertise to no later than 5pm on Tuesday, October 15, 2019.

We Need You

The schedule will then be: the November Newsletter will publish the Names of Candidates and Incumbents selected by the Nominating Committee and approved by the GANM Board; the vote will commence and members who are current in their membership will have until 5pm on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 to submit their vote; the Board will certify the vote and results will be published in a Blast email to the membership in early December.

The GANM Board meets one time per month for approximately two hours, historically on the second Sunday of the month in Santa Fe or Albuquerque), not including events that take place during the month. The Board includes up to 12 Members and for continuity, positions are staggered, for two-year terms. For the term beginning in January 2020, there are seven positions available, including six incumbents.

For questions, please contact Harry Miller (505.983.4822; or Tom Murdock (505.453.7224;, co-chairs of the Nominating Committee.

A Note from Harry and Tom

Our two Maestro programs in July were fun & successful: Thank you to our Artists John Miller and Peter Bremers. Also to form & concept and LewAllen for their support. In addition, we had several other events that are important to recognize: Tesuque Glassworks had the “reopening” of its Gallery; Winterowd Fine Art celebrated its 15th Anniversary during the month of August; Bullseye Glass Santa Fe treated us to a fascinating Artist talk by Andrea Polli; and Tesuque Glassworks hosted a demonstration and discussion with Glass Artist Chris Johnson. Now we move on to the last part of this year: Maestros Mark Leputa at Winterowd Fine Art in October and Michael Mikula at Globe Fine Art in December, sandwiching Chris Taylor, the Executive Director of Pilchuck talking to us in November at Globe Fine Art.

This is the time of year when Board elections come to the fore. See the paragraphs above for our request for your input and the schedule of these events. This is your chance to help GANM move forward to benefit everyone.

As you move through this Newsletter, notice all the other events we direct your attention to: Member News is packed! We look forward to seeing you at upcoming events and hearing from you as we move to elections and into 2020!

Harry and Tom

Thank you to New and Renewing Members!
  • Marilyn Batts
  • Suzanna & Lawrence Becerra
  • Julie DeFeo
  • Frances Ehrenberg-Hyman & Carl Hyman
  • Valerie & Bud Hamilton
  • Roddie & Steve Harris
  • Willi Haye & William Davis
  • Ken Holsten Galleries
  • Lois Manno
  • Marcia Newren
  • Nancy & Eric Olson
  • Jan Pankey
  • Gerald Peters Projects
  • Doris & Arnold Roland
  • Linda Sweeney
  • Alison Thomas
  • Susan Kennedy Zeller
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!
  • Painting with Glass: Powder Palette Plus, September 6-9
  • Channeling Color: Tabletops, September 14
  • Vitrigraph Plate, October 5
  • Intersections: Pate de Verre, with Alicia Lomne, October 12-16
  • Graphic Coasters, October 19
  • Day of the Dead Glass Skulls, October 26
  • Images in Glass, with Roger Thomas, November 5-9
  • Texture to Pattern, November 16-17
  • Vitrigraph Cane and Murrine, November 22-24
  • Special Effects in Kiln-Glass, December 7-8
  • Ornaments in Kiln-Glass, December 11 and 14

Blue Rain Gallery
Blue Rain Gallery is currently showing new work by Rik Allen and Preston Singletary.

Holsten Galleries
Holsten Galleries, in its monthly e-Newsletter, shows work by Shelley Muzylowski Allen, Lino Tagliapietra, Alex Bernstein, and Jon Kuhn.

Linda Mae Tratechaud
Linda Mae Tratechaud has an ongoing show at the Galisteo Arts Center (LaSala Gallery) on Saturdays and Sundays, through September 15.

Glass art at Blue Rain Gallery
Glass art by Linda Mae Tratechaud

Judy Tuwaletstiwa
Judy Tuwaletstiwa’s show, The Dream Life of Objects, continues at the Center for Contemporary Arts (Tank Garage Gallery) through September 15. On September 14, Judy will conduct a walk-through of the show. Contact CCA for details at 505.982.1338.

Liquid Light Glass
Liquid Light Glass studio presents "Seed Pod Explorations in Glass”, with an opening reception Friday, September 27, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Elodie Holmes presented the challenge of sculpting seed pods in glass to Cia Thorne, Jannine Cabossel, Al Leedom, Cyn Kirk and Steffen Plistermann. Holmes thought it was a good excercise in color, form and texture to help jump start creativity and hone technique. The show is a playful event to celebrate glass and give a nod to the wonder of plant life.

Susan Goldstein and Ellen Premack
Susan Goldstein and Ellen Premack are working with The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists in putting on the Third Annual Art-Business Conference, September 16-18 at the Santa Fe Convention Center. CHF is a non-profit dedicated to helping Artists become self-sustaining Entrepreneurs. The first two days of this Conference will focus on high-level Business Training. The third day is an interactive "Thriving Art Exchange", bringing together Artists, Industry Leaders and other Stakeholders to position the local art economy for mutual success. More information is available in a recent Blast! from GANM, at, or by calling Susan at 505.989.9999, especially for details on financial assistance and donor supporting artists opportunities.

Eileen Miles Biggs
Eileen Miles Biggs is hosting a workshop, featuring Carrie Iverson, titled "Shifting Perspectives: Glass and Print" October 11-14 in Eileen’s Santa Fe studio. Carrie (MFA from the School of Art Institute of Chicago) is known for her innovative use of materials, with previous projects incorporating glass, print, found objects, video and sound. She is represented in many well-know public and private collections, and has also taught glass and print classes around the world, including at Pilchuck, Pittsburg Glass and Bullseye. Go to for more information and email for information and to register.

Glass art by Carrie Iverson

The 29th Annual ArtsThrive: Art Exhibition and Benefit, hosted by the Albuquerque Museum Foundation, starts with a Gala on Saturday, October 19 from 6:00-9:00 pm. Eight Artists who work in glass will be represented: Karen Bexfield, Anna Boothe, Willi Haye, Lucy Lyon, Corinne McAuley, Sarah A. Nelson, Steffen Plistermann and Linda Mae Tratechaud. The exhibition’s overall scope is very diverse, representing a wide range of subject matter, styles and media. The show opens on October 17 and continues through December 8. Tickets for the Gala are now on sale at

Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson is giving a lecture on November 14 at Renesan titled The History of Glass Art: The New Mexico Connection. Participants will learn about the different types of art glass and the history of the American Studio Glass Movement with a special focus on New Mexico. Since beginning in 1968, Santa Fe has become a mecca for glass art. Topics include where to view glass art, how it is created, and who the local artists are in New Mexico. Working as a professional artist, Sarah draws inspiration from natural themes to create kiln-worked glass. She is a Board member and Communications Chair for Glass Alliance-New Mexico. Learn more and sign up at:

In this issue:
   1. Video Interview with Judy Tuwaletstiwa
   2. Gallery Opening of Nine New Mexico Glass Artists
   3. Meet the Maestro: Mark Leputa
   4. GANM Board Election: Request for Nominations
   5. A Note from Harry and Tom
   6. Thank You to Members
   7. GANM Member News
   8. What's Heating Up!
   9. Glass Events to Know About
   10. Call For Artists

Heating Up!

Judy Tuwaletstiwa

The Dream Life of Objects
Now through Sep 15, 2019.

Glass Art by Karen LaMonte
Catching Light Stopping Time 2, 2013
glass, sand, acrylic on canvas
16 x 16 in.
Center for Contemportary Arts
Tank Garage Gallery
1050 Old Pecos Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87505

Linda Mae Tratechaud
Saturdays & Sundays
Now Through Sep 15, 2019

Glass Art by Linda Mae Tratechaud
Nocturne 2, 1/3, 2016,
cast glass, darker
63 x 20 x 18 ½ in.
Galisteo Arts Center, La Sala Gallery
5637 St. Rt. 41
Galisteo, NM 87540

Palette Logo
Gallery Opening for Nine New Mexico Glass Artists
Friday, Sep 6, 2019
5:00 - 8:00pm
(Drawing for GANM Membership)

Artist Talks
Saturday, Sep 7, 2019
1:00 - 4:00pm

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

Clark Hulings Logo
Third Annual Art-Business Conference
Presented by The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists
Sep 16-18, 2019

Santa Fe Convention Center
201 W. Marcy St.
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Gallery Opening:
Seed Pod Exploration in Glass
by Six Artists

Sep 27, 2019
5:00 - 7:00 pm

Liquid Light Glass
926 Baca St. #3
Santa Fe, NM 87505

Meet the Maestro:
Mark Leputa

Oct 12, 2019
Saturday, 9:30am

(refreshments at 9:00am)

Glass Art by Mark Leputa
20.5″ x 7″ x 7″
blown, cut, wheel engraved, polished, and epoxied glass
Winterowd Fine Art
701 Canyon Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Carrie Iverson:
Shifting Perspectives:
Glass & Print
Presented by Eileen Miles Biggs

Oct 11-14, 2019
For information and to register, email

29th Annual ArtsThrive Exhibition & Benefit Gala
by the Albuquerque Museum Foundation

Oct 19, 2019
6:00 - 9:00 pm

For tickets, visit

Educational Lecture:
Sarah Nelson
The History of Glass Art: The New Mexico Connection

Nov 14, 2019
1:00 - 3:00 pm

Sarah Nelson is a Glass Artist, GANM Board Member and Communications Chair. For information and to register, visit

Karen LaMonte
Embodied Beauty

Oct 28 - Dec 20, 2019.

Glass Art by Karen LaMonte
Nocturne 2, 1/3, 2016,
cast glass, darker
63 x 20 x 18 ½ in.
Gerald Peters Gallery
24 East 78th Street
New York, NY 10075

Glass Events to Know About

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
(Scottsdale, AZ)

Divergent Materiality:
Contemporary Glass Art

NOW through Oct 13, 2019

Divergent Materiality: Contemporary Glass Art highlights contemporary glass artists—both masters and emerging—whose innovative approaches to using glass have advanced the medium’s discourse within contemporary art.

Go to to learn more.

Corning Museum of Glass
(Corning, NY)

New Glass Now

NOW through Jan 20, 2020

Corning Museum of Glass new exhibition, New Glass Now, features objects, installations, videos and performances made in the last three years by over 100 artists and architects of 31 nationalities from more than 25 countries.

Go to under the New Glass Now title to explore what is happening.

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

A Third Annual Art-Business Conference presented by the Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists

A Career Acceleration Event

September 16-18, 2019 at the Santa Fe Convention Center

For added information, see the Member News section of this Newsletter; a GANM Blast emailed on August 29; go to; or contact Susan for financial assistance and/or to sponsor an artist (505.989.9999)

Carrie Iverson Workshop Titled Shifting Perspectives: Glass and Print

Hosted by Eileen Miles Biggs

October 11-14, 2019

For added information, see the Member News section of this Newsletter; go to; contact for information and to register.

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If you want to become a member, please go to our website:

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