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March 2020 Newsletter

This Month's Header Background Design: Bandhu Dunham, Spheres
Video Interview with Glass Artist and Gallery Owner Patrick Morrissey

Click on this picture to view the video on YouTube!

Patrick Morrissey is a glass artist...and a college instructor...and an entrepreneur...and a caring, compassionate individual whose Prairie Dog Glass studio and shop at Jackalope in Santa Fe often hosts glassblowing classes for adults and young people with disabilities.

While the furnace at Prairie Dog Glass runs 24 hours a day, 11 months a year, Patrick runs nonstop. In addition to being co-owner and operator of Prairie Dog Glass, he's an instructor in the glass arts program at Santa Fe Community College, and an established glass artisan represented by Globe Fine Art Gallery in Santa Fe.

Patrick Morrisseysey

Morrissey earned bachelor's and master's degrees in fine art from Southern Illinois University. The odyssey that is his career path put him in the presence, and sometimes employ, of many renowned glass artists, including Harvey Littleton, who is widely acknowledged as having ignited the American glass art movement. Along the way, Morrissey was a shop technician and teaching assistant at the famed Pilchuck School of Glass in Washington; a curator at the Southern Illinois University Museum; an instructor at the Institute of American Indians Arts; and a Glass Alliance—New Mexico Board Member for a decade.

Morrissey's dramatic glass creations have been featured in gallery and other exhibitions around the country, from Washington to Chicago to Texas. His work is held in the permanent collections of numerous colleges and universities, as well as by many private collectors.

The 30th Annual ArtsThrive 2020
Call for Artists is Live On CaFÉ!

Whether you've been a part of the Albuquerque Museum's ArtsThrive Art Exhibition and Benefit in the past, as an applicant or participant, or have expressed an interest in applying to be part of this juried event, now is the time to become involved for the October through December 2020 exhibition!

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The call for entry is open through March 9, 2020. If you'd like to submit an entry, click on either or and it will take you to the page on CaFÉ with all of the Call details.

ArtsThrive at the Albuquerque Museum

The exhibition and benefit will be held October 24-December 6 at the Albuquerque Museum. Last year, there were 118 participating artists chosen through a juried review process.

Artists receive 60% of sale proceeds; the balance goes to the Museum Foundation to support educational programs for children and families, as well as Museum exhibition support.

If you have any questions, email Erik Parker at or call at 505-338-8732

Meet the Maestro: Brent Cole
Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 10:00am
     (Refreshments at 9:30am)

Globe Fine Art
727 Canyon Road
Santa Fe, NM 87501

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

Glass art by Brent Cole
Surface (2016) - Blown and slumped glass - 40" x 40" x 8"

It has been said that in the arts, we tell lies to get at the truth. Cole uses different materials and perceptual perspectives to get at an idea from several different vantage points. He is interested in the intersection of our own personal histories and how their recalling changes over time: at what point do they translate from personal stories to self-aggrandized mythologies? Can these stories become part of the larger culture? Cole explores elements of personal navigation: how do we relate to the stars, the sea and each other? Cole's work utilizes natural and man-made navigational tools to describe metaphorical and contextural environments.

Now an Associate Professor of Art at Ball State School of Art, he assumed the lead faculty position of Ball State University's new glass program in 2010.

Glass art by Brent Cole
Fractured Family Tree (2015) - Enameled glass on wood panel

Learn more about Brent Cole at

Meet the Maestro: Terri Grant
Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 9:30am
     (refreshments at 9:00am)

Kay Contemporary
600 Canyon Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87501

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

Glass art by Terri Grant
"Flesh Wound" 9.5"H x 32"L x 2"D, glass and gold leaf (with detail view)

Terri Grant is an artist and an emergency room physician. She has been creating art for more than 20 years and has been exploring the medium of glass since 2010. Terri has developed a unique style employing handmade glass threads to create evocative imagery. She has lectured and exhibited nationally and internationally. Her works have been featured in numerous publications including New Glass Review by the Corning Museum of Glass. Originally from Seattle, Terri currently lives and maintains a studio in eastern Washington.

"My work begins with an experience and then expands, to examine that experience from different viewpoints. In so doing, like a coin that has rolled under the sofa, what is easily seen from one viewpoint is invisible from another. I create my art through a painterly use of glass threads. These threads are hand pulled from a crucible containing molten glass. The hot glass, when grasped, can then be drawn outward from itself, creating lines, changing the form of the glass, while still retaining the original composition. The threads are then used to carefully compose a three dimensional fabric like portrait.”

Glass art by Terri Grant
Between Blue 52"H x 72"L x 2"D (Close up on right)

Learn more about Terri Grant at

Meet the Maestro: Bandhu Dunham
Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 10:00am
     (Refreshments at 9:30am)

Globe Fine Art
727 Canyon Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87501

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

Glass art by Bandhu Dunham
"Crooked House Marble Run" - Kinetic Glass Marble Machine
(Watch the video to see it in action)

An internationally respected glass artist, author and teacher, Bandhu's work is in the permanent collections of numerous museums in the US and abroad, and his Contemporary Lampworking books are the authoritative, standard instructional texts in the field.

Born in Dayton, Ohio, in 1959, Bandhu began to teach himself lampwork technique in 1975, while still in high school. As an undergraduate at Princeton, he received informal training from the University’s glassblower before completing his apprenticeship under American and European masters at Urban Glass, the Pilchuck Glass School and the Penland School of Crafts. He regularly teaches workshops at craft schools and private studios around the United States and internationally, including the Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass, The Penland School of Crafts and the Pilchuck Glass School. Bandhu has been a Visiting Foreign Instructor at Osaka University of Arts in Osaka, Japan, and has presented his work at numerous international conferences, including The Glass Art Society, Ausglass, The International Festival of Glass, Kobe Lampwork Festa and Glassymposium Lauscha.

Glass art by Bandhu Dunham

Learn more about Bandhu Dunham at

A Note from Harry

Thank you to glass artist Jen Blazina, whose presentation at Bullseye Glass—Santa Fe was insightful and engaging. And thanks also to Bullseye’s team, who hosted Jen and GANM members and guests.

GANM's collaboration with Blue Rain Gallery and the New Mexico State Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts hosted in January a delightful panel discussion with four magnificent glass artists: Shelley Muzylowski Allen, Mary Shaffer, Carol Lujan and Judy Tuwaletstiwa. The audience was fully engaged. Thank you to all!

Our Spring Scholarship application process started in January, with selections being made after the March 1 deadline by our Scholarship Committee and Board. We'll announce awardees to members by email shortly thereafter.

At GANM's January Board meeting, we elected the following officers: Brian Weiss, Vice-President; Steve Harris, Secretary; Tom Murdock, Treasurer; and Harry Miller, President. May our Board and membership guide GANM in a successful year.

As you can tell by our upcoming Maestro programs, 2020 is off to a strong start. We look forward to seeing members and guests at upcoming events.

Our best to all.


Thank you to New and Renewing Members!
  • Joan & Robert Benedetti
  • Globe Fine Art: Steven Cie and Martha Traer
  • Linda Dillman
  • Luetta Donalds
  • Janina & Siegfried Hecker
  • Josephine Lazarus & Max Heckard
  • Debra Myer
  • Susan Hancock & Harry Miller
  • Tesuque Glassworks: Charles Miner, David Shanfeld, Jaira Avila and Terry Baker
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!
  • Under Pressure, March 7
  • Design with Decals, March 14
  • Dam it Drop it, March 24 & 26-28
  • Under Pressure, April 4
  • Design for Drop-Out Vessels, April 22-25
  • Color Theory For Kilnformed Glass: Fear No Color, with Richard Parrish, May 2-6
  • Tapestry with Richard Parrish, May 8-11
  • Kilncarved Plate, May 16
  • Crash Course in Glass Cutting, May 20
  • Kilnformed Pattern Bars, June 3-6
  • Design, Blast and Fire, June 13
  • Texture to Pattern, June 26-27
  • Sculpting the Void: Lost Wax Kilncasting with Mark Abildgaard, July 29-30 and August 1

Blue Rain Gallery
Blue Rain Gallery is showing new work by Shelley Muzylowski Allen

Holsten Galleries
Holsten Galleries is featuring work by Harry Pollitt, Gary Beecham, Jon Kuhn, Stephen Powell, Lino Tagliapietra, Veruska Vagen, Nancy Callan, Martin Rosol and Shelley Muzylowski Allen.

Kay Contemporary
Kay Contemporary is Karla Winterowd's second gallery on Canyon Road - number 600! The grand opening will be Friday, March 13 from 5:00 to 7:00pm. Karla says "This building is one of the oldest on the street. Contemporary art looks so fresh in the visually rich, historic district. The location charmed me, so I have expanded my breadth of artists."

Modeling Glass Workshop
Lois Manno is the creator of Modeling Glass and has been teaching workshops nationally and internationally over the past two years. She is holding a three-day workshop at Hot Flash Glass in Albuquerque, March 13-15, which will be a very immersive experience on techniques, shaping with sheet glass, painting images with enamels and sgraffito carving.

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To learn more about Lois and Modeling Glass, go to the following websites: and To reserve your space in the workshop, call Hot Flash Glass at 505.255.1151 or email

In this issue:
   1. Video Interview with Patrick Morrissey
   2. The 30th Annual ArtsThrive 2020 Call for Artists is Live On CaFÉ!
   3. Meet the Maestro: Brent Cole
   4. Meet the Maestro: Terri Grant
   5. Meet the Maestro: Bandhu Dunham
   6. A Note from Harry
   7. Thank You to Members
   8. GANM Member News
   9. What's Heating Up!
   10. Call For Artists

Heating Up!

Lois Manno three-day workshop at Hot Flash Glass Albuquerque

Mar 13-15, 2020

Contact Hot Flash Glass at 505.255.1151 or email for more information

See details in this Newsletter.

Globe Fine Art Logo
Meet the Maestro:
Brent Cole

Mar 21, 2020
Saturday, 10:00am
(refreshments at 9:30am)

Globe Fine Art
727 Canyon Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Kay Contemporary Logo
Meet the Maestro:
Terri Grant

Apr 25, 2020
Saturday, 9:30am (refreshments at 9:00am)

Kay Contemporary
600 Canyon Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Globe Fine Art Logo
Meet the Maestro:
Bandhu Dunham

May 2, 2020
Saturday, 10:00am
(refreshments at 9:30am)

Globe Fine Art
727 Canyon Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Winterowd Logo
Meet the Maestro:
Toland Sand

Jun 6, 2020
Saturday, 9:30am
(refreshments at 9:00am)

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

Call For Artists

The Albuquerque Museum's artsthrive event is calling for artist submissions with a deadline of March 9.

See details in this Newsletter.

GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, in Reading, PA has openings for its summer residency program.

The program includes both a portfolio based and a project based residency.

See their website at for additional information.

Corning Museum of Glass residencies for April, May, October and November (several accepted for each period).

Apply at

Virginia Commonwealth University nine month residency for recent MFA graduates (after 2015).

Deadline March 30.

Apply at

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