Anna Boothe, Past President, trained as a sculptor at the Rhode Island School of Design, where she began working with glass in 1980. With a MFA from the Tyler School of Art, she served as a member of the school’s Glass Program faculty for 16 years. From 2003-2007, she coordinated and helped to institute the Glass Art Degree Program at Salem Community College in southern New Jersey, where she chaired the annual International Flameworking Conference. Boothe served on the Glass Art Society’s Board of Directors from 1998-2006, and was President of the organization from 2004-2006. Boothe has taught lost wax and traditional pate de verre casting at numerous facilities, a few that include the Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass, Urban Glass, the Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pilchuck Glass School, many university settings, and at glass schools in Belgium, Switzerland, Turkey, and Japan. In past years, she has lectured at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Virginia Commonwealth University, the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Illinois State University, Illinois-Wesleyan University, Sheridan College in Toronto and the Everhart Museum in Scranton, PA. Boothe’s sculpture has been exhibited at the Tittot Glass Art Museum (Taiwan), the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum, the Museum of American Glass, the Toledo Museum of Art, and the Kentucky Museum of Art and Design, and is in the permanent collections of the Corning Museum of Glass, The Tacoma Museum of Art and in numerous private collections. Recently, she accepted the position of Director of Glass at the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia.
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