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July 2019 Newsletter

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Video Interview with Glass Artist Curt Sullan

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Curt Sullan was born in Florida and soon moved to Chicago where he was raised. Having a great interest in art from an early age, Curt went to work at the National Zoo in Washington DC as a graphic artist for several years. He then pursued a career in construction law. Curt has been focused on creating sculptures of glass and steel since 2000.

It is difficult to categorize Curt Sullan's sculptures. He uses elements that have not ever been combined in this manner before. His father was a Chicago architect and Curt was influenced by the architectural elements of steel and glass: a tribute to human urban accomplishments. His works are meditative pieces that can be as engaging as watching a fire, the birthplace of both glass and steel.

Work by Curt Sullan Glass Artist
Cylinder, 98"h x 15"w

The contrast between the translucence of glass and the solidness of steel reflects an important aspect of life: without night, one cannot appreciate day... cold-hot, and death-life.

Because of its translucency, there is an added dimension of perspective and contrast within a piece of glass that is not found in any other material. This fourth dimension makes glass especially intriguing in how glass captures light, shape and depth. The way in which light enters and leaves the glass in contrast to the steel is captivating. Additionally, raw and aged steel provide diverse and colorful textures that enhance the overall effect of Sullan's works of art.

Casting large glass pieces of glass is a complicated process requiring many months of cooling time so that the glass does not shatter.

There is simply no book that specifically describes how to cast large pieces of glass. Years of trial and error have gone into the creation of Curt Sullan's process. Because of their monumental size most of Curt's artworks have to cool for three months or more. And it is not until the end of that period that a particular piece can be closely examined to determine its worthiness as a work of art. Curt takes pleasure in creating these works and is equally pleased by the wonder and enjoyment they bring to their viewers.

Learn more about Curt Sullan at

Meet the Maestro: John Miller
Saturday, July 20, 2019, at 10:00am
     (Refreshments at 9:30am)

form & concept
805 435 South Guadalupe St.
Santa Fe, NM 87501

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

Glass Art by John Miller
Glass Art by John Miller
from the Blue Plate Special series

John Miller started working with glass in 1987 at Southern Connecticut State University. He later earned his MFA at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. John has been a staff member at the Pilchuck Glass School since 1993 and currently also serves as an Associate Professor of Glass at Illinois State University.

John concentrates on blown glass sculpture with several diverse bodies of work: homages to Claes Oldenburg (larger than life everyday pop sculptures; the Corset series are blowing vibrant colored glass through copper strictures; and a third series that explores anthropomorphic forms. He shows through numerous national and international galleries and his artwork is in a number of museums worldwide. John also "tours," giving lectures and demonstrations with hot glass.

Seam by Jennifer Halvorson
Glass Artist John Miller

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Meet the Maestro: Peter Bremers
Saturday, July 27, 2019, at 10:00am
     (Refreshments at 9:30am)

LewAllen Galleries
1613 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Glass Alliance members and Guests: FREE

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Glass Art by Peter Bremers
I & P, 2010-186, 92 x 67 x 16 cm

Inspiration is all around us. For Peter Bremers, it is especially nature, and sometimes those include extremes. His gratitude for this inexhaustible source of inspiration is to express his sense of wonder as a human being and an artist. Peter's series of glass sculptures encompass the Inward Journey, Transformations, Icebergs, Canyons & Deserts and Blown Glass. His pieces invite the viewer to share his experiences, especially from traveling the world over - this is what his art is all about.

Glass Art by Peter Bremers
Petrified Forest, 32 x 37 x 4.6 in

Peter's world is represented in galleries, museums and private collections worldwide. With today’s presentation, he welcomes you into his world.

Learn More about Peter Bremers:

A Note from Harry and Tom

We had a very busy May and June events schedule: Opening for Wes Hunting and Chad Manley at OTA Contemporary; Meet the Maestro programs for Curt Sullan at Globe Fine Art, Jennifer Hecker at Winterowd Fine Art and Karen LaMonte at Peters Projects; the Exhibition Opening for Judy Tuwaletstiwa at the Center for Contemporary Arts; and Gallery Opening and Exhibitions featuring Mitch Berg in both May and June. We thank all the artists, our members, Galleries and Museums for this opportunity to see these exciting programs!

All this was followed by our Member Appreciation Party on June 23. The turnout was gratifying; particular thank you's to Leslie Walker-Hirsch and Bennett Hirsch for opening their beautiful home for the second year in a row; new members for joining in the celebration; and GANM Board Members for their efforts, including food/refreshments, and the "sheet cake" with the GANM logo! Our celebration of over 100 Maestro Artist programs led by our very own Maestro, Jerry Silverstein, was capped by an award to Jerry created by Patrick Morrissey of Prairie Dog Glass. We thank the contributing Artists to our silent auction and drawings: Lucy Lyon, Elodie Holmes, Cia Thorne, Willi Haye, Roddie Harris (two items), Nicole Anderson, Spooner Marcus, Patrick Morrissey (two items), Sarah Nelson, and Steffen Plistermann (new member!). Thanks to our members for supporting these "drawings"! Not only were these successful funders of GANM's scholarship program, but an "Anonymous Donor" made a major matching funds contribution, which resulted in another major donor and an important number of member contributions. We look forward to benefiting local Glass Artists in the future as a result. Thanks to everyone!

Jerry Silverstein receiving an award created by Patrick Morrissey for his Maestro contributions over the last 10 years!
Jerry Silverstein receiving an award created by Patrick Morrissey for his Maestro contributions over the last 10 years!

Ellen, Willi, Jerry, Carl & Fran enjoying the Member Party
Ellen, Willi, Jerry, Carl & Fran enjoying the Member Party

We now look forward to programs rounding out 2019 - see the What’s Heating Up! column and descriptions in this Newsletter - and into 2020 with important Artists lined up. Stay tuned and we look forward to seeing you at our events.

Harry and Tom

Thank you to New and Renewing Members!
  • Sandra Auestad
  • Kiyomi Baird, OTA Contemporary
  • Suzanna and Lawrence Becerra
  • Marjorie Bernbaum
  • Karen Bexfield and Kris Callori
  • Rachel Blank
  • Blue Rain Gallery (Leroy Garcia, Peter Stoessel, Denise Phetteplace)
  • Uschi and William Butler
  • Cassandra and Robert Fesen
  • Willi Haye and William Davis
  • Bobbi and Doug Heller
  • Elizabeth Allen Heller
  • David Hering and Lynne Robbie
  • Carol Lujan
  • Lucy Lyon and Vincent Yuan
  • Eileen Miles Biggs
  • Steffen Plistermann
  • Mary Shaffer
  • Curt Sullan
  • Judy Tuwaletstiwa
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!
  • 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
  • Powder Printing, August 16-18
  • Design with Decals, August 21
  • Kiln Glass Hand, August 24-25 and 31
  • Crash Course in Glass Cutting, August 28
  • Painting with Glass: Powder Palette Plus, September 6-9
  • Channeling Color: Tabletops, September 14

Blue Rain Gallery
Blue Rain Gallery is currently showing new sculptures by Benjamin Cobb and Preston Singletary. Preston Singletary will have a formal opening on August 16, 2019 from 5 to 8 pm.

Glass art at Blue Rain Gallery
Left: Banded Seed by Benjamin Cobb, blown glass, 18"h x 16"w x 4.5"d
Right: Raven Rattle by Preston Singletary, blown and sand carved glass, 26.5"h x 12"w x 8.5"d

Tesuque Glassworks
Tesuque Glassworks is having a Gallery Grand Re-Opening on July 12, 13 & 14. The renewed rustic gallery is now ready. Come watch artists blow hot glass into amazing works of art. Tour the glassworks studio and workshops. Wide ranging topical presentations will be made throughout each day (history, the current glass scene, casting process & techniques, torch work & glass beads). Artists represented include: Charlie Miner; Terry Baker; George O'Grady; David Shanfeld; Jaira Avila; Amy Griffin; Sabina Holloway; Cyn Kirk; Greg Barringer.

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Margo Nimon
Margo Nimon will be showing at the Contemporary Hispanic Market on July 27-28 this year (Booth #59). New work this year is entitled "Liquid Lips" featuring Margo’s blown and sculpted glass fish. The luscious lips, flowing bodies and beautiful colors are fantastical, not unlike the fire from which they emerge. Catch a piece for your collection!

Margo Nimon Glass Art
Glass Art by Margo Nimon, "Liquid Lips"

Winterowd Fine Art
Winterowd Fine Art will be celebrating its 15th year anniversary during the month of August. They will have a Collectors and Friends and all Artists Celebration Party on August 2 from 5:00-7:00pm. Congratulations!

Winterowd Fine Art
Winterowd Fine Art

In this issue:
  1. Video Interview with Curt Sullan
  2. Meet the Maestro: John Miller
  3. Meet the Maestro: Peter Bremers
  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!

Gallery Grand Re-Opening:
Tesuque Glassworks

July 12, 13 & 14, 2019
9:00am - 5:00pm

 Tesuque Glassworks Art
Tesuque Glassworks
1510 Bishops Lodge Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87594

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

15th Anniversary Gallery Celebration
Winterowd Fine Art

August 2, 2019
5:00 - 7:00pm

Karla Winterowd
Karla Winterowd
Winterowd Fine Art
701 Canyon Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Gallery Exhibition:
Karen LaMonte

Now through August 17

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

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

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

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.

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

American Craft Council

American Craft Shows have become a staple in several important markets around the U.S. (Baltimore, Atlanta, St. Paul and San Francisco).

Application Period: Jun 1 - Aug 15, 2019

Go to
for complete information.

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