2018 GGAS Best in Show Award by Valerie Hurlburt

2018 GGAS Best in Show Award by Valerie Hurlburt

Glass Gathering Art Show 2018

The fifith annual Glass Gathering Art Show took place on May 12, 2018 at Harmony Stained Glass in Pasadena, Texas.  The show continues to grow in both numbers and adapt in format to challenge and support the glass artists of the organization. This year the show provided two events occurring simultaneously; a juried-entry division, and an open entry exhibition of glass art works. Both divisions were viewed and evaluated by a guest juror Marissa Hershon. 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; our judge, Marissa Hershon of the MFAH; and to all the volunteers from Glass Gathering who prepared and staged the show.  This exhibit is one of very few dedicated to the medium of glass in a wide variety of techniques; join us next year in April, 2019 when we exhibit again!

2018 Guest Judge - Marissa Hershon

We were very fortunate to have Marissa Hershon serve as 2018’s guest judge.  Marissa joined the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, as Curatorial Assistant for Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design in 2013. At the MFAH, she has contributed to a range of projects, from researching new acquisitions and planning permanent collection gallery rotations to organizing special exhibitions and lecturing and publishing articles and catalogs on decorative arts and design topics. Prior to working at the MFAH, Marissa served as the Luce Curatorial Research Fellow at the Chrysler Museum of Art, where she contributed to the redesign and reinstallation of the glass collection galleries and the catalog, Glass: Masterworks from the Chrysler Museum of Art, as well as wrote an article sharing original research, “An Aria in Glass: The Tiffany Window for Joseph Raphael De Lamar” in The Magazine Antiques, November/December 2015, vol. CLXXXII, no. 6, 130-135. Marissa holds a B.A. in Art History from Tulane University, and an M.A. in the History of Decorative Arts from the Smithsonian & Corcoran College of Art & Design.


Congratulations to the following artists for their awards:

Best in Show - "Connections" - Valerie Hurlbert

Technical Merit - "Stormy Sunrise" - Robbie MacIver

People's Choice - "Mars" - Sheryl Lambert and "5 Cats" - Patty Larason 

Juried Show:

Cold Glass 1st - "Brenna and Grandpa" - James Tenbrook

Cold Glass 2nd - "Beneath the Deep Blue Sea" - Joanne Crull

Honorable Mention - "Mackintosh Roses" - Joanne Crull

Warm Glass 1st - "Razzmataz" - Christa Steekelenburg

Warm Glass 2nd - "Reel Life" - Karen Karlik

Honorable Mention - "Turquoise Tango" - Sheryl Lambert


Cold Glass 1st - "Night Goose" - Donna Tobias

Cold Glass 2nd - "Cow Skull" - Debbie Elrich

Honorable Mention - "Iris" - Donna Tobias

Warm Glass 1st - "Coastal Scene" - Cheryl Widen

Warm Glass 2nd - "Green Bouquet" - Belinda Baker

Honorable Mention - "Sunshine Skyway Bridge" - Cheryl Widen