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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

 

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

Autumn Art News

Art AIDS America
Tacoma Art Museum

David Wojnarowicz, Untitled (Bufflaoes), 1994

David Wojnarowicz, Untitled (Bufflaoes), 1994

“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.

SOFA Chicago
November 5 – 8

"Himba Blue" 2015 Original image, screen-printed, kiln-fired, blown and sandblasted glass; ferrous and non-ferrous metals 20" x 19" x 5"

“Himba Blue” 2015
Original image; screen-printed, kiln-fired, blown and sandblasted glass; ferrous and non-ferrous metals
20″ x 19″ x 5″

Thank you to Duane Reed Gallery for showing three new works from our Himba Portrait series at SOFA Chicago.  We hope to see you there!

Mace & Kirkpatrick
Every Soil Bears Not Everything

"Making Before Meaning: Paintbrush Group" 2007 Glass, wood, sisal, dye, steel Purple brush: 77 x 16 x 10

“Making Before Meaning: Paintbrush Group” 2007
Glass, wood, sisal, dye, steel
Purple brush: 77 x 16 x 10

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!

 

Pohlman Knowles @ SOFA Chicago, Nov. 7 – 9

Celadon Himba
Original photography; screen-printed, kiln-fired, blown, sand-carved glass; steel
18 x 13 x 3.5

Cottonwood with Corvid
Original photography; screen-printed, kiln-fired, blown, sculpted glass; steel
24 x 14 x 3.5

Memory’s Ghost
Original photography; screen-printed, kiln-fired, blown, glass;  steel
16 x 16 x 4

If you are heading to SOFA Chicago as we are, we invite you to visit The Duane Reed Gallery and view the work manifested from our Museum of Glass residency in August, 2014.  Hope to see you there!

 

Pohlman Knowles at the Museum of Glass – Results!

Great work by the hot shop team and hearty preparation by us resulted in an exciting and successful residency earlier in August at Museum of Glass.  Big thanks to the team led by Niko Dimitrijevic and to our residency sponsor Becky Moores.


Also a shout out to filmmaker Derek Klein:   “A common misconception – when talking about the works of Jenny Pohlman & Sabrina Knowles – is that the work focuses solely on Africa.  Working closely with the the artists over a full week, I was able to hear directly from the source.  I see these two as journalists, with a writing style of ‘choose your own adventure.’  Truly inspiring people.”  Back at you, Derek, and big thanks.

Check out his documentary short assembled during our residency & look for our finished new works during SOFA Chicago at Duane Reed Gallery.

Happy September & hope to see you in Chicago!