Category Archives: Exhibitions

Listings of exhibitions by Pohlman Knowles Studio.

LODESTAR 2nd Opening @ Schack 10/15!

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

Spring News!

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
Seattle, WA

Hello Friends!

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.

Featuring:
Kristin Elliot
Jazz Mom
Trenton Quiocho
Joe Sircoulomb
Tyrone St. Ours

Thank you for your support of these new and resonant voices!

 

Habatat 45th Glass International Award Exhibition
Habatat Galleries
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:

I Saw … 2017 Original image; screen-printed, kiln-fired, blown, sculpted, mirrored, sand-carved and sandblasted glass; steel, patina
 27 x 19 x 5

Himba Portrait series 2017, Pohlman Knowles

Cumulus 2017
Original image; screen-printed, kiln-fired, blown and sandblasted glass; steel
51 x 29 x 7

Glass Art Society Member Juried Exhibition
Glass Wheel Gallery
Norfolk, VA

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!

Child, Namibia 2016, Pohlman Knowles

Child, Namibia 2016                                                                                                           Original image; screen-printed, kiln-fired, blown, sculpted, mirrored, sandblasted glass; copper, steel, patina
31 x 24 x 7.

Transparency: An LGBTQ+ Glass Art Exhibition
National Liberty Museum
Philadelphia, PA

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.

Himba portrait series, Pohlman Knowles 2017

Mirror, Himba Portrait series 2016
Original image; screen-printed, kiln-fired, blown, mirrored, sandblasted glass; steel
27 x 15 x 5

Homage series 2017, Pohlman Knowles

Transparent, Homage series 2017
Blown and sculpted glass, steel, patina
31 x 28 x 8

 

Schack Art Center
Everett, WA
October, 2017

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

Sabrina Knowles and Jenny Pohlman

 

Habatat International Invitational Opens Tomorrow!

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!

 

“Ethnobotany” at Wright Conservatory -Tonight thru Oct. 12

THE NEWS TRIBUNE
September 4, 2014
by Rosemary Ponnekanti

Until now, art exhibits in the Wright Park Seymour Conservatory have mostly consisted of colorful glass art placed somewhat arbitrarily amid the tropical plants, one aesthetic step higher than garden decoration. Not so “Ethnobotany.”

Opening Friday, Sept. 5, with an artist reception, the 12-artist show is curated by the one person who could pull off something quite unique: Lisa Kinoshita. Her provocative mixed media installations have lately been matched by her funky terraria and plants at Moss+Mineral gallery.

ethnobotanye-pohlman-knowles

“Ethnobotany” begins strikingly: glass duo Sabrina Knowles and Jenny Pohlman garland a palm with an enormous, golden glass fruit.

Click here to read the rest of The News Tribute article about the Exhibit

Exhibit opening 6-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, with music by Alex Tapia and Nate Dybevik
Then open 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday through Oct. 12.
Admission $3, and free for 11 and younger and third Thursdays.

Wright Park Seymour Conservatory
316 S. G St., Tacoma
253-591-5330

 

New Work at SOFA! … And Other News ….

Hello!  It’s been awhile!

We have had an exciting September and October (we hope you did, too!) and are currently preparing to travel to Chicago, one of our favorite cities, for the annual SOFA show at the Navy Pier, November 2 – 4.

Untitled 2012, Carved Head series by Pohlman Knowles

Untitled 2012, Carved Head series
Off-hand blown, sculpted, carved & sandblasted glass, ferrous & non-ferrous metals, found objects, beads
36″H x 30″W x 20″D

We’re excited to introduce our Carved Head series, inspired by sand patterns and arial views of South Africa (2008).  If you are interested in learning more about this evolution in our work, visit our Writing section under Portfolio on our home page.

We’ll be back in a couple of weeks with pictures of “Deanna’s Amulet,” and its installation.  Commissioned for the new PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center, “Deanna’s Amulet” honors Deanna J. Anderson, one of the many victims of cancer in the islands.  Her life and her passing inspired Charles Anderson, along with others, to create this incredible new (and only) hospital facility on San Juan Island.  We will be installing this piece in the entry to the Cancer Care Center on November 7 & 8. The ribbon cutting ceremony and open house will be on Saturday November 17 with first patients on Monday November 26th.

Stay tuned!

BTW, the “High Fiber Diet” exhibition at Bellevue Arts Museum is not to be missed and Pratt Fine Arts Center’s Holiday sale (we buy more cool, crafted stuff for us than as gifts!) opens Saturday, November 17.  We highly recommend the opening night celebration, Nov. 16, for those of you who want first choice.  Hope to see you there!

Women on Top, March 31 – May 1, Ken Saunders Gallery

For 50 years, women have been critical to the development of the Studio Glass movement. The women in this exhibition have made aesthetic, technical and critical contributions that have been essential to the expanded role that glass plays in contemporary art. This survey contains a mixture of new and old work and is intended to give the viewer an overview of the unique voice women bring to their creative endeavors.

Ken and the staff of Ken Saunders Gallery invite you to the opening of  Women on Top, to be held at the gallery on Saturday, March 31, at 10:00am

Click here for the gallery web site

Women on Top - Ken Saunders Gallery