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Happy New Year News!

Happy New Year to Everyone!
We hope this new year that launched with a Full Moon is ringing in wonderfully for you!  For us this year marks 25 years of collaboration.  Thank you for your ongoing support and appreciation of us and our work; we could not continue our exploration and discovery without you!

We’re excited to announce we have a feature article in Glass Art Magazine, to accompany our podcast from October 2017.  Check out newsstands, bookstores or order direct from Glass Art Magazine!

On the Cover!      Jan/Feb issue 2018

 

Celebrating 25 Years of Collaboration @ Bainbridge Island Museum of Art
SYNCHRONICITY
June 23 – September 30, 2018
Private Preview Party, Members & Donors, Friday, June 22, 6:30 – 9 p.m.
Public Opening, Saturday, June 23, 2 – 5 p.m.
Artists’ Party, Saturday, June 23, 6-9 p.m. (We’ll post this invitation with RSVP at a later date.)

Mark your calendars!  Fly in for a visit!  Curated by Greg Robinson, who has tracked nearly our entire collaborative history, this overview of our work will showcase our innovation in storytelling and presentation using glass as our primary medium.  Our first collaborative venture took place in 1993 with an auction donation to Pratt Fine Arts Center.  We thrived on the interaction; our piece fetched its value; and before we knew it we were entirely engaged collaboratively.

Twenty-five years later with our work among museum, private and public collections nationwide, we continue to innovate and create.  And today, Jenny is serving as the president of the board of Pratt and Sabrina is working as chair of the Pratt’s auction committee.  Who knows what the next 25 years will bring!

 

Gallery Representation

Hats off to our galleries, most notably Duane Reed of Duane Reed Gallery and his partner Glenn Schrivner, who offered us our first national exposure through SOFA Chicago in 2001!  We have added a Galleries page under Profile in this site.  Review it to see the work we have on display at locations near you and support your local galleries!

 

Reminder:  Making Our Mark @ Bellevue Arts Museum through April 15th

Don’t miss this unbelievable testament to the talent of instructors who have taught at Pratt Fine Arts Center during the last 40 years.  Michael Monroe curated and orchestrated works in every imaginable medium by nearly 300 artists into a seamless river of creativity.  Truly a profound experience.  How did he do it?  He’s Michael Monroe!

Lodestar Closing • SOFA Chicago This Weekend • Making Our Mark @ Bellevue Arts Museum • Podcast Interviews with Glass Art Magazine

October has flown and we’re announcing the closing of Lodestar this Sunday, October 4 @ Schack Art Center.  Catch it if you can!

C4me 2017, detail, image, glass, steel,  72 x 32 x 5

Woman As Flower 2017, image, glass, steel, 12 x 15 x 5

SOFA Chicago This Weekend @ Navy Pier

We are showing new works with Duane Reed Gallery this year.  Stop by and say hello!

Untitled 2017, image, glass, steel, 16 x 14 x 4 ea.

Child 2017, image, glass, steel, 36 x 16 x 5

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!

Untitled, Tapestry series 2015, glass, metals, beads, 60 x 65 x 9
Made with love for Nancy & Roger!

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!

Second Wind opens Tonight!

“Child, Namibia,” 2016 Original image; screen-printed, kiln-fired, blown, sculpted, mirrored, sandblasted glass; copper, steel, patina

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

Untitled, Himba Portrait series 2016 Original image & text; screen-printed, kiln-fired, blown, sand-carved, sandblasted, mirrored glass; steel, patina 24 x 24 x 7

Untitled, Himba Portrait series 2016
Original image & text; screen-printed, kiln-fired, blown, sand-carved, sandblasted, mirrored glass; steel, patina
24 x 24 x 7

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