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Artist Portfolio Review - 2012 Toledo Conference

Park Inn, Orleans Room
Friday, June 15, 1 pm - 4 pm

What is portfolio review? ...and what do I bring?

Gallery owners, curators, educators, and artists will be available to review portfolios of GAS conference attendees. Reviews will last 10-15 minutes each. A limited number of slots will be available on a first-come, first-served basis to those who sign-up online. If necessary a waiting list will be kept in case of cancellations.

Portfolio Review Seattle 1.jpgPortfolio Review Seattle 2.jpgArtists should bring a portfolio of images of recent work either digitally on their own laptop or as color photographs, as well as printed copies of their artist statement, biography, and resume/CV.

 

 

How do I sign up?

You must be registered for the Toledo conference in order to sign up for a portfolio review slot.

1.  Read the biographies of the 2012 Portfolio Reviewers (below) to determine your first choice for a reviewer. It is recommended to choose a second and third reviewer as well since as slots fill your first choice reviewer may not be available.
2.  Sign-Up for ONE slot Online. Please register for the Toledo conference before signing up for a review slot

 

Who are the reviewers?

Each Reviewer will have three slots in the hour they are available.

1:00-2:00 PM  Slots Available  •  1:00-1:15  •  1:20-1:35  •  1:40-1:55

CORTNEY BOYD, Artist & Educator at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL
Cortney Boyd grew up in Fort Collins, Colorado, in a family that was actively involved in the arts.  In 2001 she received her B.A. from Hastings College in Nebraska and in 2008 she received her M.F.A. in glass from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Cortney’s sculptural work recalls objects from childhood memories through various glass-forming techniques. Currently, Cortney is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the School of Art and Design at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She has been awarded scholarships to the Pittsburgh Glass Center and Pilchuck Glass School to further her research with glass. The Glass Art Society recognized Cortney Boyd as an Emerging Artist in 2010 and her work was selected for publication in New Glass Review 32 as well as Bullseye’s Emerge 2012. Her work can be seen in upcoming exhibitions at the Appalachian Center for Craft and at the New Harmony Gallery for Contemporary Art.

MICHAEL JOHN HOFER, Director of ECHT Gallery, Chicago, IL
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MAURINE LITTLETON, Owner of Maurine Littleton Gallery, Washington DC
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Maurine Littleton
is the owner of the Maurine Littleton Gallery in Washington, DC.  Maurine started the gallery in 1984 and has showcased several hundred exhibitions of contemporary glass sculpture, ceramics, metal and fiber by internationally known artists, including Harvey K. Littleton, Dale Chihuly, Albert Paley, and Rudy Autio. Maurine’s interest in glass is a lifetime affair.  As the daughter of Harvey K. Littleton, Maurine was exposed to the world of art at a very early age.  She studied art at the University of Wisconsin, University of Michigan, the Interlochen Arts Academy, and the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam.  Subsequently, Maurine has served as a juror, judge, and lecturer in many events across the United States.  She has authored exhibition catalogues and curated museum exhibitions. Currently she is contributing to her father’s biography, which will be released in conjunction with the 50-year anniversary of the studio glass arts movement.


NATALI RODRIGUES, Artist & Educator at Alberta College of Art and Design, CANADA
Natali Rodrigues was born in Kenya, to a German mother and Goan father. In 1975 the family immigrated to Canada.  Her early education was in French, German and English. These various cultural facets could have lead to feelings of disenfranchisement and alienation. Fortunately the contrary was the case: what seems like disparate cultural elements are united by a rich familial history of story telling, of retaining and reinforcing identity through language, faith and journey. Going against the conventional wisdom surrounding artists and craftspeople, Natali has never felt she is an outsider, or of being Other. Rather being a maker has allowed her to mark and contextualize her place within the multicultural, multi-faith and cosmopolitan community that is Canada. Natali’s work explores the threads that bind her family together across the globe, through the exploration of language, faith and journey. These three themes manifested themselves in works that link personal story to the larger narratives of liminal space and transformational experience.

 

2:00-3:00 PM  Slots Available  •  2:00-2:15  •  2:20-2:35  •  2:40-2:55

ROBIN CASS, Artist & Educator at Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
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Robin Cass
is an artist and educator living in Rochester, New York. She is a full professor in the Glass Program at the Imaging Arts & Sciences Glass Program at the Rochester Institute of Technology, where she has been a faculty member since 1998. She also served on the board of directors of the Glass Art Society from 2004 through 2010. Cass earned her BFA at the Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA from Alfred University.  She has been invited to teach glassblowing and exhibit her sculptural work internationally, and has received fellowships and grants from Wheaton Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Glass & Ceramic Center of Seto, Japan. In addition to teaching at RIT, Cass has lead workshops at Pilchuck Glass School, Haystack, The Studio at Corning Museum of Glass and elsewhere. Robin’s work is included in a number of public and private collections including those of the Museum of American Glass in New Jersey, Tacoma Museum of Glass in Washington State, and Tittot Museum in Taipei, Taiwan.  She has also been featured in several books including: “Masters of Blown Glass”, edited by Susan Rossi-Wilcox, “Breaking Ground: Art/Craft in Upstate New York”, by Barbara Lovenheim, and “25 Years of New Glass Review” edited by Tina Oldknow. While on sabbatical from RIT, she was a visiting artist and faculty member at the Osaka University of Arts in Japan.


VANESSA CUTLER, Artist & Educator at Swansea Metropolitan University, WALES
Vanessa Cutler completed her PhD in 2006 at the University of Sunderland. An authority on using waterjet technology with glass, she has presented and published her research in both Europe and the US. She has also exhibited her work internationally. Cutler’s aim is to help other artists utilize waterjet technology within their own practice. She is currently writing a book on new technologies in glass, due out 2012. She is also currently lecturing at the Welsh School of Architectural Glass at Swansea Metropolitan University.

KATHERINE GRAY, Artist & Educator at California State University San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA
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Katherine Gray
received her undergraduate degree from Ontario College of Art in Toronto, and her MFA from Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI. Her work has been exhibited most recently at See Line Gallery and Acuna-Hansen Gallery, both in Los Angeles, and been reviewed in the LA Times and on Artforum.com. It can also be found in the collections of the Corning Museum of Glass and the Tacoma Museum of Glass, among others. Katherine has written about glass, curated several exhibitions, and has taught workshops around the world. Currently, she lives and works in Los Angeles, California, and is Associate Professor in Art at California State University, San Bernardino.


AMY MORGAN, Owner of Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
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Amy Morgan,
owner and director of morgan contemporary glass gallery, in Pittsburgh, PA has been involved in the contemporary glass world about 18 years. Prior to opening her gallery in her current space in 1998, which became Pittsburgh's first gallery devoted exclusively to exhibiting studio glass, Morgan was a partner in a boutique public relations agency working with small businesses focusing on fashion and the arts. In that time she became involved in the Pittsburgh art community through her participating with a major Art for Aids benefit; co-curating a glass exhibition as part of the 25th anniversary exhibitions of the Society for Contemporary Craft and joining the boards of the Society for Contemporary Craft and later, The Pittsburgh Glass Center, where she was a founding board member and instrumental in its development. She is a former board member of and adviser to the Creative Glass Center of America; a member of the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass, and the Glass Art Society. In the gallery's 12 years, more than 60 shows have highlighted both established and emerging artists with a focus on objects, sculpture and jewelry. It is known for its innovative group exhibitions, which receive critical acclaim form local art critics. Morgan has served as a juror for several local and national awards, and has been a speaker and panel member for numerous arts organizations including GAS and the International Flameworking Conference and the National Art Appraisers. The gallery has exhibited at SOFA Chicago and Glassweekend at Wheaton Arts. Amy lives in Pittsburgh with her husband Ira and dog Morgan. They have two daughters, a son-in-law and twin grandchildren.


TOM RILEY, Owner of Riley Galleries, Cleveland, OH
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Tom Riley
: 25 year history--at one time galleries in Cleveland, Columbus, and Seattle area---now concentrating on new 4000+ sq ft space in Cleveland ----moving toward sculptural aesthetic with emotional and intellectual impact--presenting both masters and emerging artists so that pipe line for the future secure and recognition of need to cultivate new collectors--we also offer other mediums with the insistence on timeless forms and resolved works--we participate in the national show circuit regularly--we cooperate with the programs at Kent State and Cleveland Institute of Art----we are proud of our reputation that we have with our artists.



 

3:00-4:00 PM  Slots Available  •  3:00-3:15  •  3:20-3:35  •  3:40-3:55

MEL GEORGE, Artist, AUSTRALIA
Mel George: After eight years of owning/ operating Studio Ramp LLC (a custom glass fabrication studio) with her husband Jeremy Lepisto in Portland, Oregon, Mel George recently moved back to her hometown of Canberra, Australia. She is a graduate of Australia's prestigious Canberra School of Art glass workshop, during which she completed a residency at the Bullseye glass factory while still an undergraduate, later returning to work in the company's Research and Education department on projects with international glass masters. Mel is the current Artistic Programs Manager at Canberra Glassworks. She both teaches and continues making and exhibiting her own work nationally and internationally.

JOHN MILLER, Artist & Educator at Illinois State University Bloomington-Normal, Normal, IL
John Miller began working with glass in 1987 in the undergraduate program at Southern Connecticut State University, (SCSU) in New Haven. A decade later he earned an MFA in Sculpture at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. From 1993 to the present, he has been a staff member at Pilchuck Glass School in many different capacities, as a technician, coordinator, gaffer and instructor. In 1998 he was awarded the C.G.C.A. Fellowship at Wheaton Village in Millville N.J., where he continued to build on the concepts of his graduate work. Currently, John is an assistant professor and Head of the glass department at Illinois State University in Bloomington-Normal. He exhibits internationally and frequently tours the country lecturing and demonstrating with hot glass. Although, John has experimented with many different techniques and materials, his focus is blown sculpture.

AMY MORGAN
, Owner of Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
Amy Morgan, owner and director of morgan contemporary glass gallery, in Pittsburgh, PA has been involved in the contemporary glass world about 18 years. Prior to opening her gallery in her current space in 1998, which became Pittsburgh's first gallery devoted exclusively to exhibiting studio glass, Morgan was a partner in a boutique public relations agency working with small businesses focusing on fashion and the arts. In that time she became involved in the Pittsburgh art community through her participating with a major Art for Aids benefit; co-curating a glass exhibition as part of the 25th anniversary exhibitions of the Society for Contemporary Craft and joining the boards of the Society for Contemporary Craft and later, The Pittsburgh Glass Center, where she was a founding board member and instrumental in its development. She is a former board member of and adviser to the Creative Glass Center of America; a member of the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass, and the Glass Art Society. In the gallery's 12 years, more than 60 shows have highlighted both established and emerging artists with a focus on objects, sculpture and jewelry. It is known for its innovative group exhibitions, which receive critical acclaim form local art critics. Morgan has served as a juror for several local and national awards, and has been a speaker and panel member for numerous arts organizations including GAS and the International Flameworking Conference and the National Art Appraisers. The gallery has exhibited at SOFA Chicago and Glassweekend at Wheaton Arts. Amy lives in Pittsburgh with her husband Ira and dog Morgan. They have two daughters, a son-in-law and twin grandchildren.

JOEL O'DORISIO, Artist & Educator, Bowling Green, OH
Joel O’Dorisio has been a practicing artist/sculptor since 1988. He received a BFA from The Ohio State University and an MFA from Alfred University in NY. After graduating he worked for various artists, and developed his own designs until 1998 when he opened Lost Angel Glass in Corning, NY. His early sculptural work focused on large-scale installation work. His Glass designs include traditional blown glasswork, and intricate cast sculptural glass. “My work focuses on the interaction between humanity and the natural environment, Specifically using natural textures as a metaphor for natures chaotic beauty”. In 2005 he began teaching at Alfred University, The Ohio State University, and finally Bowling Green State University, where he now pursues his creative studies.

RICHARD WHITELEY, Artist & Educator at Australian National University, AUSTRALIA
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Richard Whiteley
became an apprentice in stained at the age of 15; he holds an undergraduate degree form The School of Art, ANU Canberra and a MFA in Sculpture from the University of Illinois. Whiteley’s work focuses primarily on cast glass and his works explore voids as the primary constructive agent.   He says of the working method:  “The works are built from the inside out; voids are ordered first and external structures are built to encapsulate these spaces.  The works explore negative space – using glass as a substrate activated by and light. Richard's research has realized over 12 solo exhibitions in the past 10 years and his work is held in several major collections, including The Corning Museum, The Australian National Gallery and The Palm Springs Museum.  Richard has also received many research grants to develop creative works and explore technical research.  He is currently a consultant for a major glass recycler in Sydney is and Head of the Glass Workshop, at the School of Art, Australian National University in Canberra.


 


 

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