At our April 2018 meeting we had a great discussion about writing an artist statement and bio in preparation for the annual Glass Gathering Art Show. This year entry to the juried section of the show requires these items. If you don't currently have an artist statement it can seem a formidable task, but it doesn't need to be. Advice from the meeting: keep it simple, keep it short, not too much "artist speak", give a hint of why you do what you do and let your personality shine. Below are a few articles and links to examples to get you started - good luck and we'll see you in the show!
There are a couple of interesting events listed on our calendar and we have some members looking for a travel / event buddy. The first is an exhibit of work by Dale Chihuly at the Tyler Museum of Art here in Texas. The exhibition opened in February and will close May 15th. (Look on our February calendar for more info.)
The other is the Glass Experience Madison which is four days of classes being hosted by the Vinery Stained Glass Studio in Wisconsin in support of the Kay Bain Weiner Foundation. Again, check the June calendar page for more information.
Use the GG contact form found under the "About Us" tab if you are interested in these events and we will connect you with like-minded members!
This past weekend members of the Glass Gathering enjoyed a studio crawl and visited four different workspaces created by our glass enthusiasts and artists. It was a really informative and helpful process to see the creative solutions our members come up with in making a space for their art. Great discussion and great lunch afterwards! Thanks to all who opened their doors and shared their studios.
We had a smaller than usual but very interesting meeting this month which centered on our show and tell session. We often get to see finished work at show and tell, but this meeting a number of interesting projects were presented that were in-progress and experimental! Lots of great discussion and brainstorming ensued supported by the varied experience and creativity of our members and guests - what a great resource! Thanks to all who participated!
The Woodland Art League is hosting an open art show which includes a category for fine craft encompassing jewelry and glass artwork. Click here for more information. This is a judged show with cash prizes that all takes place on Saturday, April 25th. Registration deadline is April 18th. Go show off your work! Thanks to member Cindy Cherrington for the info!
Mark your calendars and join us on May 9th for the 2015 Glass Gathering Art Show! We had a great time sharing our work last year and look forward to an even better show this year. Our guest judge will be Kim Clark Renteria of Lighthouse Glass here in Houston! Click here for more information and get working on your fabulous entries!