2010 Student Scholarship Recipients and Jurors

2010 Student Scholarship Recipients and Jurors

Student scholarships are available to provide financial support to assist eligible full-time student members of GAS in attending the 40th Annual Glass Art Society conference in Louisville, KY June 10-12, 2010. The application process is juried - the 2010 jurors are Martin Beaver of Beaver Galleries in Australia, Duane Reed of Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO and Sarah Traver of Traver Gallery, Tacoma, WA.

 

2010 Student Scholarship Recipients




Wil Sideman
Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Boston, MA

General Scholarship

Alexandra Lozier

University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

General Scholarship
Jennifer Halvorson
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

General Scholarship

Ayako Tani
University of Sunderland, UK

Becky Winship Flameworking Scholarship


Clark DeCapite Jr.
University of Miami, Miami, FL

General Scholarship



Yi Peng

University of Sunderland, UK

Takako Sano Scholarship


Karen Donnellan

Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

General Scholarship





Jurors for the 2010 Student Scholarships (juror comments below)

Martin Beaver Beaver Galleries, Canberra, Australia

 

 

http://www.glassart.org/cgi/content.cgi/Stu_Schol_Juror_DuaneReed_portrait.jpg?id=6324&name=Stu%20Schol%20Juror%20DuaneReed%20portrait.jpgDuane Reed Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO

Duane Reed, owner and director of Duane Reed Gallery in St. Louis, Missouri, opened his gallery in 1994 where he has represented national and internationally recognized artists in glass, ceramics, painting and photography.

With over 20 years of professional experience in the art world, Duane has focused on the inclusion of varying materials in his presentation of contemporary art. This allows the gallery to bring together a stable of artists that explore sculpture without necessary regards to strict medium designations. While certainly exhibiting the work of legends in their fields, the gallery takes a particular interest in creating opportunities for emerging artists to explore. This would include invitational group exhibitions with the purpose of exposing the work to a wider viewer base.

Exemplary of his expertise, Duane has curated over 350 exhibitions and has lectured and served on numerous panels on a variety of art topics. The gallery has participated in the Sculpture, Objects and Functional Art (SOFA) since 1994 and various other art fairs such as Palm Beach 3, the Texas International Fine Art Fair, Art Miami, Artform and Flow Miami. Over the course of his involvement in the arts community, Duane has participated in memberships with the Renwick Gallery Caucas, The Mint Museum's Founder's Circle, Contemporary Art Museum of St. Louis, The Saint Louis Art Museum, Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass, Friends of Contemporary Ceramics and the Saint Louis Gallery Association to name but a few. He has served as a trustee of the American Craft Council and currently sits on the board of the Creative Glass Center of America (CGCA).

Duane lives in the Central West End section of St. Louis.

 

Sarah Traver  Traver Gallery, Tacoma, WA

Sarah joined her father in business in 2004. As the director, she works on all facets of the gallery—from strategy and sales to design and installation. With degrees in art and education, she works to keep us focused on the gallery's mission as a space for learning, the sharing of ideas, and insight. Working in the gallery for the past three years, Sarah has created a wonderful sense of purpose for our young Tacoma location. She is beloved by our artists, clients, and community for her sincere interest and generous spirit. When she is not at the gallery, she can most likely be found playing in the wilds of Washington or trying out some new restaurant in Seattle or abroad.

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Juror comments to come - Martin Beaver

 

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Getting to the results in any jury process is always an interesting journey. Varying backgrounds, experience, approaches and personalities play a large role in both the submissions and the ability to view them. For my part as a juror the hardest task was determining how to approach a fair and organizational way to make the selections. Giving thought to the initial instructions given to the applicants, I find that sticking to a fairly strict format in judging is the only way to make it through the process without continually questioning your results.

I tend to look for innovational and unexpected approaches to an artist's work. Sculptural relationships stand out for me, as does the exploration and use off mixing materials. I am always on the lookout for work that, for whatever reason, stands out in the crowd and causes me to pause. The work can be elegantly beautiful or harshly challenging or both, but it is important to me that the result be carefully crafted and presented well.

Upon viewing the selection of applicants, it is easy to work with first impressions and, most likely, what we all do at the beginning of any jury process. It is just a fact we live with. However, with that in mind, it is very important that the applicant's choice of images capture the attention of an audience immediately. As a juror more time is allowed to study the selection. In real life that first impression tends to be either a nice beginning or a quick end. In both, the quality of an image and the selection of a consistent and well thought out body of work is typically the primary manner in which an artist gets in the door and on the mind. It should be noted that once in that door, the professionalism of a statement and bio information or letter of intent is a great informant of the dedication an artist maintains for their work. In my opinion, that's what separates the group.

Being asked to participate in this process is an honor and a privilege. It allows the juror to study material that one wouldn't necessarily see as well as share those thoughts with colleagues that will view the work differently. It allows us an opportunity to become a part of the next wave of innovators as an insider and always leaves me amazed at the continual evolution of the material. Just when you think it's all been done, you are reminded that it hasn't.
- Duane Reed


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Juror comments to come  - Sarah Traver

 


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