2011 Gallery Exhibitions

2011 Gallery Hop & Exhibitions

Glass! Everywhere, glass! In conjunction with the GAS conference, the city’s galleries are featuring this medium they know and love so well. If you represent a gallery that wishes to join in the celebration, please contact the GAS office at 206.382.1305.

The Basics
At the Sheraton Seattle Hotel
Elsewhere in Seattle
East of Seattle: Bellevue
North of Seattle: La Conner, Whidbey Island, Camano Island & Everett
South of Seattle: Tacoma
International Student Exhibition & Sales

The Basics

The GAS Gallery Hop (5pm to 8pm) coincides with Seattle’s First Thursday Art Walk (noon to 8 pm). Some museums are free that day; Seattle Art Museum is open until 9 pm that night. Many of the Seattle galleries are within walking distance of the Sheraton. Seattle’s Metro Transit has a ride-free zone in the downtown area, between 6 am and 7 pm (from Battery Street to S. Jackson Street, and from 6th Avenue to the waterfront). Peak fare for trips farther afield: $2.25.

At the Sheraton Seattle Hotel

Glass Art Society
GAS Neon Show: Green Is Beautiful: Luminous Gas in the Emerald City - Friday and Saturday, June 3 and 4, 9 am - 5 pm, at the Sheraton Hotel - Douglas Room.
GAS International Student Exhibition & Sales - Friday, June 3, 4 pm - 6 pm and Saturday, June 4, 9 am - 2 pm, at the Sheraton Hotel - Willow Room.

Sheraton Seattle Hotel’s Glass Collections
Art has been a part of this hotel since it opened in 1982. In addition to the Pilchuck Glass Collection and Dale Chihuly’s Flower Form 2 that the public may see in the lobby, there are original artworks by Chihuly in many of the guest rooms.

Elsewhere in Seattle

GalHop_Canlis_bettybreathe.jpgCanlis Glass
Jean-Pierre Canlis: Studies of Water and Nature

Currently on exhibition are Jean-Pierre Canlis’ nature-based works, including Ocean Studies (simple, clean studies of water and currents) as well as large-scale installations including Bamboo, Rain Drop Chandelier, and Wheat. The 3,000-sqft space is split into show space and workspace for the artist, allowing the collector to experience the artist’s process.
3131 Western Avenue, Suite 329, Seattle, WA 98121 • 206.282.4428 • www.canlisglass.com

Center on Contemporary Art / Hyperopia Projects (Matthew Szösz, Alexander Rosenberg, Helen Lee)
This is a juried show of sculptural glass and glass-related sculpture by artists whose works inhabit so many places simultaneously that they might not fit into any of them. The show’s organizers’ interests and practices are simultaneously too specific and plural to exist comfortably in any one space. Consequently, they hover in a state of superposition, between disciplines and media, with infinite possibility and little actual opportunity—i.e., the discomfort of glass. 
venue TBA • 206.728.1980 • www.hyperopiaprojects.com / www.cocaseattle.org

City Centre
Pilchuck Glass Collection at City Centre
This collection has been open to the public since 1989. There are 29 singular works presented throughout the building, including site-specific works by Dale Chihuly, William Morris, and Norie Sato. Curated by Margery Aronson.
1420 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

Edge of Glass Gallery
An exhibition in incandescence: A visual composition of spiders, butterflies, jellyfish, and more, made from blown glass, sculpted metals and lighting components. Curated by James Curtis, Artist in Residence at Edge of Glass Studio. (April - June)
513 N 36th Street, Suite H, Seattle, WA 98103 • 206.632.7807 • www.edgeofglass.com

GalHop_Facere_Barbara_Becker_Simon.jpgFacere Jewelry Art Gallery
Glass Jewelry Showcase
Four glass jewelry artists will be featured: Donald Friedlich, Karen Gilbert, Kait Rhoads, and Barbara Becker Simon. 
1420 5th Avenue #108, Seattle, WA 98101 • 206.624.6768 • www.facerejewelryart.com

Edison Osorio, Josefina Muñoz, Luisa Restrepo, Hector Flores, Valeria Florescano
1020 First Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104 • 206.621.8831 • www.far4.net

Elin Christopherson
John de Wit

Carmen Lozar

Group Glass Exhibition
Foster/White is pleased to present four exhibitions of innovative art that discuss environmental themes and the human condition using unusual glass forming techniques. These exhibitions will feature over 40 new glass pieces from US and Australian artists. Included in the group glass exhibition are Benjamin Moore, Merrilee Moore, Gerry Newcomb, and David Schwarz.
220 Third Avenue S, Seattle, WA 98104 • 206.622.2833 • www.fosterwhite.com

Friesen Gallery
The Wall
Over the three millennium in which glass has been in existence, it has been dominated by works that have needed a surface to support the objects. With the exception of stained glass and ornate mirror frames, few works have been designed to specifically hang on walls. This show highlights eight artists who have either created works that are to be hung on walls, or whose photographs employ glass as its subject. Curated by Geoff Isles; works by Nicole Chesney, Geoff Isles, Richard Jolley, Martin Klimas, Beth Lipman, Sibylle Peretti, Erica Rosenfeld, Pamina Traylor.
1210 2nd Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101 • 206.628.9501 • www.friesengallery.com

GalHop_GGibsonHaircut-1_1_2_.jpgG. Gibson Gallery
Series: Little Glass Houses
Theresa Batty has created these are photo-sensitized cast-glass houses, utilizing antique photos. The glass is 5 to 6 inches thick which creates an optical distortion in the photo image that changes dependent on the angle of the viewer.
300 S Washington Street, Seattle, WA 98104 • 206.587.4033 • www.ggibsongallery.com

GalHop_IMA_C_Milne_Operation_Thunder_Cat.jpgGallery I|M|A
Beyond Glass
Glass sculpture from local artists Bill Baber, Carol Milne, and Michael Roco. Opening reception June 2, 6 - 8 pm
123 S. Jackson Street • 206.625.0055 • www.galleryima.com

Glasshouse Studio
Glasshouse Late Night: Jeff Mack Demo - Please join Glasshouse Studio in welcoming Jeff Mack from the Toledo Glass Pavilion. Watch Mack create his goblets during the artist’s reception along with guest artists from COCA/Hyperopia’s accompanying exhibit, {superposition}. (Artists reception, June 2, 5pm - 11 pm)
Group Exhibition - Mack joins Northwest glass artists Scott Chambers, Oliver Doriss, Janis Miltenberger, and Paul Labrie for this special exhibit celebrating the luxury of glass. (Artists reception, June 2, 5pm - 11 pm)
311 Occidental Avenue S, Seattle, WA 98104 • 206.682.9939 • www.glasshouse-studio.com

Lawrimore Project
There Is One Thing I've Never Liked About You

Curated by Elias Hansen, this show features a sampling of contemporary Northwest artists working in glass. Part of a larger community of working artists, these individuals highlight a current trend in contemporary glassblowing. Their work, though powerful, is not precious. Artists featured: Courtney Branam, Rebecca Chernow, Darin Denison, Dan Friday, and Sam McMillen.
117 S. Main Street • 206.501.1231 • www.lawrimoreproject.com/lp/Lawrimore_Project.html

Pacini Lubel
207 2nd Avenue S, Seattle, WA 98104 • 206.326.5555 • www.pacinilubel.com

Pete Singleton/88 Keys
World of Singleton Show
June 2nd only, 6pm – close
88 Keys: 315 2nd Avenue S, Seattle • 206.839.1300

Pratt Gallery
Hot, Warm Cold; From Concept to Reality 
Curated by Paula Stokes, this invitational, Pratt-instructors show presents a variety of work in different glassmaking techniques. The work will be shown with the artists’ drawings and will illustrate the execution of a concept into a finished work of art. Artists featured: Cayn Thompson, Susan Balshor, Katie Miller, Cheryl Matson, Cathy Chase, Hugh Willa, Morgan Sims, Bandhu Scott Dunham, and Kait Rhoads. (June 2 - July 2)
306 S Washington St, Suite 102, Seattle, WA 98104 • 206.328.2200 • www.pratt.org

GalHop_SAM_another_dog_s_act_ll_Obrian.JPGSAM Gallery
Vitreography – Prints Made From Glass Plates
SAM Gallery presents works by Jessica Dodge, Christopher Kroehler, Walter Lieberman, Cheri O’Brien, Paula Stokes, Cappy Thompson, and Dick Weiss in this show curated by SAM Gallery Director Barbara Shaiman. 
Seattle Tower, 1220 3rd Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101 • 206.343.1101 • www.seattleartmuseum.org

Seattle Glass Gallery
9th & Westlake, Seattle, WA 98121 • 206.708.6711 • www.seattleglassgallery.com

Seattle Glassblowing Studio
- NEXT will showcase a spectrum of young, local Seattle glass artists’ work, including Granite Calimpong, Danny White, Brent Rogers, Brandon Cupp, Brad Smith, and Mikey Cozza. Curated by John T. Hogan of Studio 5416.
5th Ave. - A selection of objects created by artists working at Seattle Glassblowing Studio
If I Ruled the World - A solo exhibition by Brandon Cupp.
2227 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121 • 206.448.2181 • www.seattleglassblowing.com

GalHop_Shift_CASS_figure_II_detail_.jpgShift Collaborative Studio/Tashiro Kaplan Arts Complex
Intersection - Intersection is an exhibition of work in glass and printmaking in which the interconnectedness of the creative process is realized. Paula Stokes creates a fluid, vitreous transparency in her monoprints, composed of layers of floating “organisms” that directly relate to, and are inspired by, her similar studies in glass sculpture. (Opening reception, June 2, 5 - 8 pm)
Curious Growths: New Work - Robin Cass presents an assortment of fleshy formations and unnatural growths in glass and metal.

306 S Washington Street, Suite 105, Seattle, WA 98104 • 206.371.3949 • www.shiftstudio.org

Totally Blown Glassworks
Dehanna Jones
5607 Corson Avenue S, Seattle, WA 98108 • 206.768.8944 • www.totallyblownglass.com

Traver Gallery
Lino Tagliapietra: Storia del vetro
June 3 - August 20. Opening reception: June 2, 5 pm - 8pm.
110 Union Street #200, Seattle, WA 98101 • 206.587.6501 • www.travergallery.com

A Moment of Gesture
Vetri Glass - Seattle features A Moment of Gesture, an exhibition of blown and surface worked sculptures by Seattle artist Chuck Lopez. Stemming from his Marram series of carefully constructed murrini vessels, Lopez combines his interest in form and texture as well as his experience working with renowned artist Davide Salvadore in these new works.
1404 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101 • 206.667.9608 • www.vetriglass.com

Washington State Convention Center
The public art program at WSCC features rotating exhibitions and an impressive permanent collection, including works by Sonja Blomdahl, Dale Chihuly, Date Marioni, Benjamin Moore, and Lino Tagliapietra. A guided tour of the art on display is available at http://wsctc.com/while_at_wsctc/art.aspx. During the GAS conference, a special exhibition of glass will also be up on the second floor.
800 Convention Place, Seattle, WA 98101 • 206.694.5000 • www.wsctc.com

GalHop_Wing_koda.JPGWing Luke Museum
Dual Nature: Contemporary Glass and Jewelry - Explore the parallel histories of glass and jewelry/metalsmithing that are deeply rooted in the Pacific Northwest. This exhibition, curated by Hilary Lee, includes intricate metalwork inspired by botany, organic forms in paper and resin, architectural glass vessels, colorful micro-mosaic brooches, and reflections on cultural roots and identity. Featured artists: Eun Suh Choi, Ron Ho, Masami Koda, Vina Rust, Midori Saito, Jeff Sarmiento, Boyd Sugiki, and Cynthia Toops.
Cultural Confluence: Urban People of Asian and Native American Heritages
- The historic legacies and contemporary lives of people who are both Asian and Native American come together for the first time in this exhibition. Through a mix of cotemporary art, new media and storytelling, Cultural Confluence explores what it means to be Native in the city at a time when nearly two thirds of Native Americans live away from their tribal reservations and ancestral homes. Participating artists and filmmakers: Joy Belmont; Chenoa Egawa; Louie L. Gong; Diana Leung & Kamala Todd; Lucy Ostrander & Don Sellers; Sandy & Yasu Osawa; Lillian Pitt; Lawney Reyes; Rudy Romero; Samuella Samaniego; Sondra Segundo; Preston Singletary; Gene Tagaban, Henare & Tawera Tahuri & Gail Tremblay & Arthur Tulee; Laura Wong Whitebear.
719 S King Street, Seattle, WA 98104
 • 206.623.5124 •www.wingluke.org • 10% discount to GAS attendees at the gift shop during the conference; show your official conference name badge.

East of Seattle: Bellevue

GalHop_BAM_Wings_of_Change.jpgBellevue Arts Museum
Convergence Zone
This show highlights the work of nine Northwest artists working in glass.With the exhibition, the grand space of BAM’s Forum becomes a “convergence zone.” Visitors will experience the simultaneous presence of works reflecting each of the artists’ different aesthetic aspirations and creativity, which result in distinctive artistic and emotional “temperatures” on view together. Featured artists include Nancy Callan, Jennifer Elek, Debora Moore, Jenny Pohlman and Sabrina Knowles, Cappy Thompson, Mary Van Cline, Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen, and Lisa Zerkowitz.
520 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004 • 425.519.0770 • www.bellevuearts.org

North of Seattle: La Conner, Whidbey Island, Camano Island & Everett

Matzke Fine Art and Design
Playing with Hot & Cold
Art glass by 18 glass artists working in a variety of techniques (lampworking, cast, hot-sculpted, molten, etched, cut, assembled, and ground). Participating artists: Hiroshi Yamano, Edward Schmid, Veruska Vagan, Doug Randall, Brian Berman, Els Vander Ende, Delores Taylor, Tom Small, Marc Boutte, Annette Tamm, David Kerr, Shirley Erickson, Charles Bigger, Pike Powers, Paul Larned, Merrilee Moore, Chuck Lopez, Kelly O’Dell.
2345 Blanche Way, Camano Island, WA 98282 • 360.387.2759 • www.matzkefineart.com

215 1st Street, Langley, WA 98260 • 360.221.7737 • www.museo.cc/museo.html

GalHop_MoNW_Steve_Klein_Shelter_12_2011_kilnformed_glass_11x16x16.jpgMuseum of Northwest Art (MONWA )
Act 2: The Next Track
This show features kiln-glass work by 20 artists who attended residencies at Pilchuck Glass School (2009-2010) led by artists Steve Klein and Richard Parrish. These artists are in Act 2 of their lives, having come to glass later in life. The residencies provided a community for their ideas and techniques to continue to flourish and find full expression.The exhibition also includes documentary images relating to process, inspiration, and goals that each artist brought to the residencies. Participating artists: Valerie Adams, Lisa Allen, Gloria Badiner, Karen Bexfield, Kim Brill, Carol Carson, Judith Conway, Susan Cox, Steve Immerman, Steve Klein, Robert Leatherbarrow, Ursula Marcum, Sarah Nelson, Catharine Newell, Lesley Nolan, Richard Parrish, Paul Tarlow, Els VandenEnde, Flo Vazquez, and Robert Wiener. Co-curated by Steve Klein, Richard Parrish, and Kathleen Moles.
121 S 1st Street, La Conner, WA 98257 • 360.466.4446 • www.museumofnwart.org

Schack Art Center
The Nature of Glass
Curated by Traver Gallery, this exhibition includes glass art by Dale Chihuly, Stefan Dam, Deborah Moore, Shelley Muzylowski-Allen, Jane Rosen, Randy Walker, Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen, and Sibylle Peretti, among others. The Schack Art Center — which opened in April 2011— has areas for art exhibitions, classes, workshops, and art production, with particular emphasis on glass. Its glass program will include a complete hot shop, a coldworking shop, and a Kiln & Flame studio. If you need transportation, Day of Glass – Everett is one stop on the GAS exclusive tour to Pilchuck. 
2921 Hoyt Avenue, Everett, WA 98201 • 425-259-5050 • www.schack.org

South of Seattle: Tacoma

GalHop_Fulcrum_05_Diatomic_Galen_McCarty_Turner_.jpgFulcrum Gallery
Pr3v1ews & Pr0toTyp3s - Furnace Made Neon Sculpture
Curated by Oliver Doriss, this show provides a snapshot in the development of furnace-formed neon sculpture. Experimental neon forms will be presented, exploring a variety of designs and configurations to be implemented in a larger final installation in the fall of 2011. Artists featured: Oliver Doriss and Galen Mcarty Turner.
1308 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Tacoma, WA 98405 • 253.250.0520 • www.fulcrumtacoma.com

MOG_Fluent-Steps1_CL.jpgMuseum of Glass
Chihuly Bridge of Glass by Dale Chihuly
Fertile Ground
Fluent Steps by Martin Blank
Glimmering Gone: Beth Lipman and Ingalena Klenell
Kids Design Glass
Masters of Studio Glass: Richard Craig Meitner
Water Forest by Howard Ben Tré

1801 Dock Street, Tacoma, WA 98402 • 253.396.1768 • www.museumofglass.org

GalHop_TAM_Chihuly_Floats_1.jpgTacoma Art Museum
Ma Chihuly’s Floats - Forty of Dale Chihuly’s Niijima floats—balls of glass resembling glass spheres used on Japanese fishing nets—are placed at the center of the museum on a metaphorical stone wave created by Seattle-based artist Richard Rhodes.
Chihuly: Gifts from the Artist
- This exhibition celebrates Chihuly’s career as it has unfolded since the late 1960s, acknowledging the artist’s extraordinary generosity to the museum.
Dale Chihuly’s Northwest
- This special installation celebrates the importance of the Pacific Northwest on Chihuly’s art and career. The exhibition will feature an enhanced recreation of The Northwest Room from Chihuly’s Boathouse in Seattle, featuring the artist’s glass installed with his personal collection of Pendleton blankets, Native American baskets, Willits canoes, and Edward S. Curtis’ portraits from the North American Indian. 
1701 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402 • 253.272.4258 • www.tacomaartmuseum.org

Traver Gallery
Works by Dale Chihuly
1821 E Dock Street #100, Tacoma, WA 98402 • 253.383.3685 • www.travergallery.com

Gallery open.
1821 Dock Street, Suite 101, Tacoma, WA 98402 • 253.383.3692 • www.vetriglass.com

Photo Captions:
J.P. Canlis,  Ke Iki Windswept Breathe (Aaron Leitz photo), Canlis Glass Gallery & Studio
Barbara Becker Simon, Rainbow Chips (Larry Sanders photo), Facere Jewelry Art Gallery
Carmen Lozar, Lunation, Foster/White
Theresa Batty , Haircut, G. Gibson Gallery
Scott Chambers, Salmon Chandelier, Glasshouse
Carol Milne, Operation Thunder Cat, IMA Gallery
Bandhu Dunham, Kinetic Teapot, Pratt Fine Arts Center
Cheri O’Brien, Another Dog’s Act II , SAM Gallery

Robin Cass, Figure II (detail) , Shift Gallery
Chuck Lopez, Marram (Ben Lerman photo), Vetri—Seattle
Masami Koda, Red reflection (Yuji Uchida photo), Wing Luke Museum
Jenny Sabrina Knowles and Jenny Polman, Wings of Change, Bellevue Arts Museum.
Steve Klein, Shelter 12, Museum of Northwest Art
Galen Mcarty Turner, King of France, Charley Wilkins photo, Fulcrum Gallery
Martin Blank, Fluent Steps, Museum of Glass
Dale Chihuly, Ma Chihuly’s Floats, Tacoma Art Museum.

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