Lodestar closes this Saturday, November 4th @ 5 p.m., Schack Arts Center.
Lodestar closes this Saturday, November 4th @ 5 p.m., Schack Arts Center.
October has flown and we’re announcing the closing of Lodestar this Sunday, October 4 @ Schack Art Center. Catch it if you can!
SOFA Chicago This Weekend @ Navy Pier
We are showing new works with Duane Reed Gallery this year. Stop by and say hello!
Making Our Mark: Art by Pratt Teaching Artists @ Bellevue Arts Museum opens November 9th!
Making our Mark is a commemorative exhibition celebrating the 40th anniversary of Pratt Fine Arts Center. Nearly 300 teaching artists from throughout Pratt’s history will be featured, making it the largest group exhibition in BAM history. It’s going to be amazing!
We will be showing a tapestry from the Roger & Nancy MacPherson collection. Here’s the link for complimentary RSVP. See you there!
Podcast Interviews with Shawn Waggoner, editor, Glass Art Magazine
We were invited on two occasions in the last couple of months to interview with Shawn, editor of Glass Art magazine since 1985, who began the podcast ‘Talking Out Your Glass’ in 2017. Her accompanying article on us will be published in Glass Art’s January| February 2018 issue.
In the first podcast we are interviewed with National Liberty Museum director Meegan Coll, who launched Transparency, the nation’s first glass exhibition of works from the LBGTQ+ community, along with Tim Tate, fellow participating artist. You can access the podcast HERE.
Our second interview took place just a couple of weeks ago and is included in her ‘Pioneers in Glass’ archive. We talk about our early experiences, travels and their influence in our work, what makes our collaboration successful, how we work independently within our collaboration and other things. You can access this podcast HERE.
Thank you, Shawn, for these opportunities to tell our stories!
Sending our very best wishes as we collectively navigate new waters and unexpected storms literally and metaphorically. These are curious and difficult times! If you need an escape, let us tell you what we have been up to:
We have been busy! Working through Spring and Summer to launch our solo installation/exhibition in Schack Art Center’s beautiful 1000 + sq. ft. exhibition space with 16 detailed sculptures including image, glass and steel fully engaged our senses and now, after four days of installation, our show is on, having opened last Thursday with the Harvest Moon.
We have added a second opening on Sunday, October 15, 2 – 5, and will host a walk-thru/discussion beginning @ 3. Contemplating our minimal use of color in these works and backing several with the color of midnight, we have stories & discoveries to share. And we invite your discoveries as you experience this unique installation that includes revisits to our earliest collaborative efforts and our latest work with image in blown glass.
No RSVP necessary … hope to see you and please spread the word!
PS. You can access our Artist Statement for Lodestar here
Happy Spring to all!
Wherever you are, we hope birds are singing and buds are blooming and you are experiencing an interlude of calm and joy. Spring provides that for us, even in these curious times!
We are excited to announce our upcoming shows, including a show we are curating. Here they are in chronological order:
New Voices: A Glass Exhibition
Curated by Sabrina Knowles & Jenny Pohlman
Columbia City Gallery
We have curated a show at Columbia City Gallery, the gallery’s first exhibition in glass featuring five emerging artists who assisted us during our residencies at Museum of Glass, 2014 and Pilchuck Glass School, 2015.
We’d love to see you on Saturday, July 1, 5 – 7, for the opening reception! Show runs through August 13.
New Voices: An Exhibition in Glass
June 28 – August 13
Reception: Saturday, July 1, 5 – 7 p.m.
Tyrone St. Ours
Thank you for your support of these new and resonant voices!
Habatat 45th Glass International Award Exhibition
Royal Oaks, MI
April 29 to July 21, 2017
Grand Opening Saturday, April 29, 8 – 11 p.m.
We are unable to attend this year’s event but say ‘Hat’s Off!’ to Corey, Aaron, Debbie and their incredible team for hosting the oldest and largest annual exhibit focused on studio glass in the United States! Here are our offerings this year:
Glass Art Society Member Juried Exhibition
Glass Wheel Gallery
May 27 to July 16, 2017
Opening reception Friday, June 2, 6 – 10 p.m.
We thank the jury for inviting us to participate in this GAS Member Juried Exhibition designed to showcase the excellence and diversity of work created in glass by Glass Art Society members during the 46th annual conference, Reflections from the Edge: Glass, Art and Performance. We will be attending the opening reception on June 2!
Transparency: An LGBTQ+ Glass Art Exhibition
National Liberty Museum
June 2 to August 6, 2017
Opening reception Friday, June 9
For more than 40 years, LGBTQ+ identifying people have gathered in the month of June to commemorate their struggles, celebrate their identities, and advocate for their communities.
For Pride 2017, the National Liberty Museum will host the nation’s FIRST museum exhibit of studio glass works produced exclusively by artists of the LGBTQ+ community.
We are pleased to show the following works in this historic exhibition with our fantastic friends and colleagues and regret we are unable to attend the opening.
Schack Art Center
Stay tuned for updated news on this solo exhibition opening October 5!
Thank you all for your interest and support! It means more than you will ever know. Contact us anytime with questions or to schedule a studio tour.
That’s all for now! Wishing you well …….
Sabrina & Jenny
Resolute, united and kind, we marched, slowly walked actually … 175,000 of us, no incident of violence witnessed, no voice of hatred heard …
citizens of our United States of America, defiant.
Great news! A new gallery is opening in San Francisco and we are showing six new works at the opening on February 2. Would love to see you there!
Child with Flowers 2017
Original image; screen-printed, kiln-fired, blown, sand-carved,
sandblasted and mirrored glass; steel with patina
17.5 x 17 x 3
(This magnificent giant Sequoia is only two blocks from our home:)
Big thank you to the Duane Reed Gallery team – Duane, Glenn, Merrill and Ethan – for the fabulous installation of our show Second Wind that opens tonight, which is why you have not heard from us in awhile! Clicking on our show title accesses an on-line catalog – thanks Duane and Glenn for that, too!
This very new work originated with Sabrina’s desire to reveal the emotional element of our portraiture of Himba women – whom we met in 2008 in northern Namibia – in blown glass. She came to this decision after living with their portraits in our studios for several months upon our return from a two-month journey to South Africa, Botswana and Namibia. Continue reading
“Art AIDS America is an epic and a national treasure. “ Jen Graves, The Stranger, 10/07/15
“I have never been to a show where I have wanted to read everything. Suddenly, it was closing time … I couldn’t believe I had been there that long.” Jeanne Brennan
Rock Huschka, lead curator of Tacoma Art Museum, has been working on this show for a decade with his co-curator Jonathan David Katz. Arts AIDS America is a gathering of artworks that tell the story of the reality and horror of death in America in the 80s and 90s, and is a vision Hushka had as an art student in the 80s. It is a must-see. Closing date: 1/10/16
Show your support of this critical and vital exhibition here.
Museum of Glass opened “Every Soil Bears Not Everything“, a major review of Flora’s and Joey’s careers, which now span thirty-six years. This survey exhibition highlights their prolific bodies of work and is accompanied by an extensive publication. Thru May 15, 2016. Hat’s off to you both!
Abmeyer + Wood
Thursday, July 2 – August 21
Reception: Thursday, July 2, 5 – 8 p.m.
We are pleased to announce that we are participating in this group exhibition along with the following artists:
Christopher David White
Abmeyer + Wood was founded in 2012 by Jonathan Wood, former employee of Friesen Gallery of the same location, 1210 Second Avenue, just behind New Archetypes, the towering stainless steel columns created in 1990 by Anne and Patrick Poirier. Abmeyer + Wood strives to bring the best in contemporary arts to the Pacific Northwest through a roster of nationally recognized artists from the region and beyond.
“Wunderkammer: Artifacts, False Memories and Projections”, curated by Lisa Kinoshita of Tacoma’s Moss + Mineral, is a contemporary exhibit inspired by the wunderkammers (cabinets of curiosity) first filled by early European voyagers, that expanded knowledge of the known world.
The goal of this show is to stimulate the viewer’s imagination in a direct way that is unusual in the Google age (but more usual during the Renaissance) through sculpture or mixed media work that forces the viewer to consider its authenticity, and/or reason for being.
This exhibition will be installed in the Seaport’s historic and inspiring Balfour Dock Building, renovated in 2014 by Olson Kundig Architects.
122 East Meadow Drive
Vail, Colorado 81657
It was not easy to say goodbye to one of the most outstanding art dealers we have worked with but we are wishing Sandy Sardella a most enjoyable retirement after dedicating 25 years to handling glass artwork in three Colorado locations under Pismo Galleries. We miss her more than we can say.
But! The exciting news is that Eva Pobjecka, director of the Vail location, has reopened the gallery under the name Piece Gallery and she will be showing our work. Her website will be available soon; we will keep you posted!
Hooray! We are nearly ready for our five-day residency at Pilchuck Glass School May 7 – 11! We’ve got our ideas, our tools, our color and our dynamic team of four: Kristin Elliot, Trenton Quiocho, Joe Sirculomb and Tyrone St. Ours.
Thank you, Pilchuck, for this generous and exciting opportunity!!
P.S. In case you did not receive notification of our previous blog about Habatat Galleries‘ 43rd International Invitational, click here. Wait a moment for the online catalog to appear. 100 artists from 22 countries show their best work!
Here is an online version of Habatat Galleries‘ 43rd International Invitational catalog, The Creative Process. 100 artists. Incredible work. See pages 140 & 141 for our Wheel of Liberation. Click here for more information about our show pieces. Show preview begins tomorrow at 11 a.m. Activities through the weekend. See you there? Thank you, everyone, at Habatat Galleries for your tireless efforts on behalf of our international glass community! What a show!