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May 2019 Newsletter

This Month's Header Background Design: Wes Hunting: Colorfield Platter 1, hand blown glass, 3 x 20 1/4 x 20 1/2 in.
Video Interview with New GANM Board Member Steve Harris

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Long time Glass Alliance New Mexico member Steve Harris joined the GANM Board of Directors in January 2019. Steve had a life before his move to Santa Fe 17 years ago. He was raised in Los Angeles and graduated from The University of Southern California with a major in Journalism.

After graduation, Steve worked for General Motors and a few other auto manufacturers eventually returning to GM. After 45 years with General Motors, Steve Harris retired from GM as Global Vice President of Communications. He joined his wife Roddie Harris in the love of glass art after seeing the huge glass Chile Pepper by Dale Chihuly at the Detroit Art Institute. This very Chile Pepper now graces the entry of their Santa Fe home.

Steve and Roddie Harris
Steve and Roddie Harris

Gallery Opening Preview: Wes Hunting and Chad Manley
Thursday, May 2, 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
     (hors d'oeuvres & libations will be served))

OTA Contemporary Art
203 Canyon Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87501

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Glass Art by Wes Hunting
Glass Art by Wes Hunting
left: Opan Optical Cone, blown glass, 7 x 8 1/2 x 7 in.
right: Amphora, handblown glass, 26 1/4 x 9 3/4 x 5 in.

Creativity is the driving force: Being able to "make," not necessarily knowing where creativity will take us. This is what has driven Wes Hunting over 30 plus years of working with glass. His education in glass started at Kent State University in a program that brought Wes in contact with well-known glass artists of the day (1977-1979). His next stop was at Penland School of Crafts with an assistant scholarship; then onto Venice/Murano to experience the Italian glass scene. On his return, he started Hunting Studio Glass, in Chicago. The birth of his son, Wesley Justin, in 1987 resulted in lots of change: purpose, focus, detail and coloration that emerged, all in a new location (Princeton, WI). Now, they work as a team, striving to take the work to a new level of intensity: Expression by painting with molten glass and a dimension that cannot be duplicated by any other material.

Seam by Jennifer Halvorson
Sculpture by Chad Manley
left: OGA, wood and metal, 27 1/4 x 56 3/4 x 19 3/4 in.
right: Box Elm II, wood and metal, 30 x 66 x 20 in.

Chad Manley designs and creates sculptural pieces, which enhance the presentation of art, as well as giving ideas for living with a total immersion in art. It is to make uncommon, the common objects that can inspire daily lives.

This private reception will be followed by a public opening on Friday, May 3.

Learn More about Wes Hunting: (

Learn More about Chad Manley: (

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 and Guests: FREE

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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."

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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
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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.

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Meet the Maestro: Karen LaMonte
Thursday, May 23, 2019, at 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
     (See schedule detail below; refreshments and wine will be served)

Peters Projects
1011 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe, NM 87501

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Glass Alliance members and Guests: FREE

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Glass Art by Karen LaMonte
Left - Right: Karen LaMonte,
- Nocturne 2, 1/3, 2016, cast glass, darker, 63 x 20 x 18 ½ in.
- Etude 10, 5/5, 2016, cast glass, 28 ½ x 16 ½ x 17 1/5 in.
- Nocturne 1, 1/3, 2015, cast glass, light, 57 x 27 x 27 in.
©Karen LaMonte 2019, courtesy Gerald Peters Gallery.

Throughout her career, Karen LaMonte has explored representations of the human body, and the way clothing shapes and reflects cultural norms and perceptions. More recently, she has broadened her focus to examine other kinds of bodies, while continuing to base her work on a rigorous process of research, contemplation and technical development.

After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design with honors in 1990, LaMonte was awarded a fellowship at the Creative Glass Center of America, then worked at UrbanGlass. Receiving a Fullbright Scholarship to create large-scale cast glass in Prague, she moved to the Czech Republic in 1999, where she works and lives today. She completed her first major work, Vestige, during her Fullbright year.

In 2006, LaMonte received a seven-month fellowship to work in Japan, where she studied the ways clothing directs Japanese social discourse and acts as language. Focusing her study on Kimonos, and their role in Geisha and Kabuki culture, LaMonte created a body of work entitled Floating World, comprising a series of Kimono sculptures in bronze, glass, ceramic, and rusted iron.

Glass Art by Karen LaMonte
Karen LaMonte, Nocturne 4, 2/3, 2015
cast glass, lighter, 58 1/4 x 16 x 16 3/4 in.
©Karen LaMonte 2019, courtesy Gerald Peters Gallery

LaMonte's most recent body of work is titled Nocturnes, a series that explores the ways we perceive and characterize 'night-time' as a society—and as human beings. Named for Chopin and John Fields' Nocturne compositions, these works express twilight and deep night through female forms—which LaMonte refers to as "female figurations of night."

Peters Projects' exhibition, Embodied Beauty, will include works from the Nocturnes series, as well as works from Floating World. The gallery will host a formal Opening May 24th, and the exhibition will run through August 17th. The exhibition will then travel to Gerald Peters Gallery New York, and will be on view from October 28th through December 20, 2019.

The formal schedule on May 23 is:
  • 5:00pm – Reception
  • 5:30pm - LaMonte Videos
  • 6:00pm – LaMonte comments, presentation, questions, and conversation
  • 7:00pm – Event concludes

Learn More about Karen LaMonte:

Member Appreciation Party and Drawing
Our Member Appreciation event was so successful last year that we decided to do it again! So mark your calendars for June 23, 4:00-6:00 pm, to attend our social (and some GANM updates) at the beautiful home of Leslie Walker-Hirsch and Bennett Hirsch. We promise good conversation, food and drinks and a wide range of discussion topics.

In addition, we plan on "drawings" for glass artwork created or donated by your fellow members (and we are looking for more donated items - contact Harry Miller at if you want to participate)?! Tickets for the drawings will only be $5 each - buy as many as you think necessary to get the art you want!

A Note from Harry and Tom

We again start with a Thank You to our recent Maestros and Gallery hosts. Jennifer Halvorson presented at Bullseye Glass Santa Fe. Jaime Guerrero delivered at Globe Fine Art. Both Artists had good crowds that were attentive and full of questions. Morgan and her team at Bullseye and Steve & Martha at Globe were welcoming, making the Maestros and GANM Members feel right at home.

And these lead us into a May calendar that is among the busiest that GANM has ever had, as you can tell by the length of this Newsletter. We also have now set our second annual Member Appreciation Social to be held June 23 (see details above). As part of this "party," we will be celebrating our 100th Maestro event, and honoring the efforts of Jerry Silverstein who has led the program since its inception. It is for good reason that he is known as "Mr. Maestro:" GANM's Maestro program is unique; no one else does anything like it. Come join us for lots of reasons, but especially this.

Glass Alliance is earnestly seeking some help for two very important projects. To help fund our activities, we need to be applying for grants that are available from local businesses and non-profit organizations. If you have any (even just a little) experience with grants, please contact Willi Haye (

Secondly, we are planning to hold drawings for donated glass artwork at our Member Appreciation Social. If you would be willing to donate glass artwork for our fundraising effort, it would be greatly appreciated. Please help by contacting Harry Miller (

We look forward to seeing our members at our upcoming events. Thanks for your support!

Harry and Tom

Thank you to New and Renewing Members!
  • JoAnn Balzer
  • Debra Baxter
  • Joan and Robert Benedetti
  • Karen Bexfield
  • Kris Callori
  • Emily Blaugrund Fox
  • Luetta Donalds
  • Susan and Steven Goldstein
  • Ellen Premack and Charles Hauber
  • Gurudaya Khalsa
  • Yahne McLemore
  • Susan Hancock and Harry Miller
  • Jayne Nordstrom
  • Susanne Pinkham
  • Gaye and Harry Pollitt
  • Gail Samota and Hall Acuff
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!
  • 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
  • Coldworking Basics, June 7 & 8
  • Basic Kilncast Glass, June 14, 15 & 17
  • The Dream Life of Materials with Judy Tuwaletstiwa and Ted Sawyer, June 25-29
  • Beyond Tapestry with Richard Parrish, July 13-17
  • The Fused Glass Enterprise with Richard Parrish, July 19-23
  • Mark Making and Texture with Heather Deyling, August 1-4

Blue Rain Gallery
Blue Rain Gallery is currently showing new Glass Sculptures by Nancy Callan, Rik Allen and Dan Friday.

Mitch Berg
Mitch Berg is having a one-man show at Calliope in Madrid with an opening on May 11, 4:00 - 6:00pm, then continuing through June 10. The show is titled "Outside In", with work combining glass, steel and found objects to create one of a kind works of art which are unparalleled in the Brut art world.

Winterowd Fine Art
Winterowd Fine Art will be at the New York Art Fair, Pier 94, May 2-5, highlighting Karen Bexfield and Dylan Martinez. At the Gallery in Santa Fe, work by Linda Mae Tratechaud is featured through May 22, with a special Mother's Day presentation "Art & Poetry about Women" on May 12 that will include Linda Mae and poets Megan Baldrige, Kristen Barendsen and Sylvia Ramos Cruz. Of note: Winterowd celebrates 15 years with special events August 1,2 & 3 - congratulations!

In this issue:
  1. Video Interview with New GANM Board Member Steve Harris
  2. Gallery Opening Preview: Wes Hunting and Chad Manley
  3. Meet the Maestro: Curt Sullan
  4. Meet the Maestro: Jennifer Hecker
  6. Meet the Maestro: Karen LaMonte
  7. GANM Member Appreciation Party and Drawing
  8. A Note from Harry and Tom
  9. Thank You to Members
  10. GANM Member News
  11. What's Heating Up!
  12. Glass Events to Know About
  13. Call For Artists

Heating Up!

Linda Mae Tratechaud
Ongoing through May 22, 2019.

Mother's Day event:
"Art and Poetry about Women"
May 12, 2019

Glass Art by Linda Mae Tratechaud
Artemis Apron
cast glass, light
16 x 8.5 x 8.5 in.
Winterowd Fine Art
701 Canyon Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Gallery Opening Preview:
Wes Hunting and Chad Manley

May 2, 2019
Thursday, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

(hors d'oeuvres & libations will be served)

Glass Art by Wes Hunting
Glass Bowl #3
by Wes Hunting
OTA Contemporary Art
203 Canyon Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87501

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

Gallery Opening:
Mitch Berg

May 11, 2019
Friday, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Glass Art by Mitch Berg
Taking Love for a Walk
fused glass, refrigerator condenser coil, oxygen hose, carved toy wooden shoes
2876 Hwy 14
(Turquoise Trail)
Madrid, NM 87010

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

Meet the Maestro:
Karen LaMonte
Embodied Beauty

May 23, 2019
Thursday, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

(refreshments and wine will be served)

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

Gallery Opening:
Karen LaMonte
Embodied Beauty

May 24, 2019
Friday, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Glass Art by Karen LaMonte
Etude 10, 5/5, 2016,
cast glass,
28 ½ x 16 ½ x 17 1/5 in.
Peters Projects
1011 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Judy Tuwaletstiwa
The Dream Life of Objects

Jun 7 - 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

Mitch Berg
a Three Gallery Exhibition

The New Mexico Shrine Show Pilgrimage
Curated by Darlene Olivia McElroy
Glass Art by Mitch Berg
First Make Friends With The Animals
fused glass, scrap metal, wood
40 x 30 x 6 in.

June 14, 2019
Friday, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
at Art.i.fact, Santa Fe

(and through July 14)

June 15, 2019
Saturday, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
at Calliope, Madrid

(and through August 4)

June 15, 2019
Saturday, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
at Hat Ranch Gallery, Turquoise Trail

(and through August 4)

It's Party Time!

GANM Member Appreciation Social and "Drawing"

June 23, 2019
Sunday, 5:30pm - 7:00pm


Meet the Maestro:
John Miller

July 20, 2019
Saturday, 10:00am

(refreshments at 9:30am)

Glass Art by John Miller
form & concept
435 S. Guadalupe St.
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Meet the Maestro:
Peter Bremers

July 27, 2019
Saturday, 10:00am

(refreshments at 9:30am)

Glass Art by John Miller
I&P, 2011
120 x 83 x 19 cm.
LewAllen Galleries
1613 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe, NM 87501

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

Habitat Galleries
(Royal Oak, MI)

47th Annual Glass International Awards Exhibition by Habatat Galleries

May 2 through Jul 5, 2019

Experiences will include Habatat’s Invitational Exhibition, MasterWorks Auction (May 2), 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

Taos Community Foundation Call for Glass Artist Proposal

This will be a permanent and collective Glass Art Wall at the Foundation’s office.

RFP Submission Deadline: May 16, 2019 @ 5:00 PM

Results will be announced on Thursday, May 23

See the full RFP specifications at

Pittsburgh Glass Center

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

Learn More

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