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Friday, April 3, 2009

2nd Annual Taos Art Glass Invitational – Summer of Love 2009

Fast becoming a tradition collectors don’t want to miss, the Taos Annual Art Glass Invitational, a juried show featuring the works of national, regional, and local artists working in glass will take place July 18 through August 16th in conjunction with the Taos Summer of Love Festival (May through September). This year’s invitational theme is “40 Years of the Studio Art Glass Movement.”

The studio art glass movement emerged in the US in the late 1960s with the advent of scientific advancements in glass that enabled studio artists to work in the medium as never before. Artists such as Harvey Littleton, Marvin Lipofsky (his image at left), Edris Eckhardt, Dale Chihuly, Mary Shaffer, Jay Musler, and so many more over the last forty years have created a plethora of techniques and have paved the way for later artists to begin working in the medium by generously sharing their discoveries. The hottest contemporary medium around, this summer’s events will showcase stunning pieces by masters and emerging artists alike.

Throughout the run of the show, the Taos Institute of Glass Arts will present a comprehensive series of workshops, lectures, and demonstrations in glass arts in the newly revised studios first set up by Dale Chihuly.

Due to the success of last year's show and the expansion of the event, this year's invitational will involve several top Taos galleries. Travel packages, including gallery, artist, and educational experiences will be available to travelers, and special events and walking tours will be available to locals and Taos guests alike.

The entire event is sponsored by GLASS ALLIANCE – NEW MEXICO and the Taos Institute for Glass Arts. For more information on the event or to receive the call for entries prospectus, contact the Taos Institute for Glass Arts at 575.613.6484.

-- Rosemary Carstens
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5 comments:

Bonnie Ganelhoff said...

I didn't realize there was another showcase in New Mexico for studio glass art besides SOFA this summer. Thanks for the info. People forget about Taos and it's just as cool as Santa Fe.

sylph said...

I love art glass! This festival sounds fabulous and a good excuse to travel to Taos this summer. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

--Maggie

artglass64 said...

Jay Musler is a gvery talented flameworker. The way he paints on glass is incredible. I really like his Cityscape bowls.

Howard Shatsky
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