2019 Glass Gathering Art Show
The sixth annual Glass Gathering Art Show took place on April 27, 2019 at Harmony Stained Glass in Pasadena, Texas. The show provides two events occurring simultaneously; a juried-entry division, and an open entry exhibition of glass art works. Both divisions were viewed and evaluated by guest juror Michael Crowder. Ribbons were given for first and second place in each category. Cash prizes were awarded for Best in Show, Technical Merit and People's Choice. Artists and attendees enjoyed a wine and cheese reception while making connections at the close of the evening. Thanks to our host, Joyce Sullivan; to all the volunteers from Glass Gathering who prepared and staged the show; and the glass artists who participated.
2019 Guest Juror - Michael Crowder
Michael Crowder is a mixed media sculptor who exhibits across the US and internationally. Originally from New Orleans, he is currently based in Houston, Texas. His sculpture often incorporates museum “art/ifacts” made of glass particles fused together in a variation of the historical pâte de verre technique.
He has been honored with nomination for the Louis Comfort Tiffany Biennial Award and multiple Artist-in-Residence Fellowships at the Dora Maar House in Ménerbes, France. Recently he was one of only two Americans invited to participate in an international sculpture park project involving 30 artists from 15 countries held in Bodh Gaya, India.
Museum collections include the Museum of American Glass, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and Gandhi Maidan Museum, Patna, India.
Congratulations to the following artists for their awards:
Best in Show - "A New Leaf" - Joanne Crull
Technical Merit - "Blue Reactive Bowl" - Christa Steekelenburg
People's Choice - "Tree of Life" - Marianne Huether
Cold Glass 1st - "Tree of Life" - Marianne Huether
Cold Glass 2nd - "Summer Tree" - Patty Toepfer
Honorable Mention - "Portland Headlight" - Tobey Taylor
Warm Glass 1st - “Storm" - Deborah Ellington
Warm Glass 2nd - "Autumnal Wave" - Robbie MacIver
Honorable Mention - "Figure Study" - Deborah Ellington
Hot Glass 1st - “Tall Floral Vase” - Gary Eisenstat
Mixed Media 1st - “No. 39 Looks Just Like You” - Tish Reed
Mixed Media 2nd - “Once In A Blue Moon” - Rene Armstrong
Cold Glass 1st - "Water Lillies" - Lori Actor
Cold Glass 2nd - "Red Sky at Night" - Cheryl Widen
Honorable Mention - "Egret at Sunset" - Donna Tobias
Honorable Mention - “Untitled” - Cheryl Widen
Warm Glass 1st - "Untitled" - Lynn patnaude
Warm Glass 2nd - "The Wave" - Belinda Baker
Mixed Media 1st - "Oceans of Joy" - Stephanie Hatten