2011 Portfolio Review

2011 Artist Portfolio Review, Seattle, WA

Washington State Convention Center, 4C-2
Friday June 3, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Gallery owners, curators, educators, and artists will be available to review portfolios of Seattle GAS conference attendees who sign up ahead of time. 

REVIEW SLOTS ARE FILLED - 23 people are on the waiting list so GAS is no longer accepting names as of April 28.

Only those artists who have registered for the Seattle conference and are current Glass Art Society members may reserve a portfolio review slot. There is no additional charge however.

Reviews will last 10-15 minutes each and please only one review per person. 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.
Review in progress at 2010 Louisville conference

Artists are encouraged to bring the following to their review:
  • Portfolio of Images of your most recent artwork
    • Digital images on your own Laptop computer
    • Printed Photographs of your work (color preferred)
  • Printed copy of your Artist statement
  • Printed copy of your Biography
  • Printed copy of your Resume / CV
  • Any specific questions or topics to discuss

How to Sign Up for a Portfolio Review Slot

1. Read the biographies of the 2011 Seattle Portfolio Reviewers to determine your 1st choice for a reviewer. It is recommended to choose a 2nd and 3rd choice for a reviewer as well since as slots fill your first choice reviewer may not be available.

2. Sign-Up Online  REVIEW SLOTS ARE FILLED - 23 people are on the waiting list so GAS is no longer accepting names as of April 28. Only those who have registered for the conference and are current Glass Art Society members may sign-up for a portfolio review slot. Reviews will last 10-15 minutes each. A limited number of slots are available on a first-come, first-served basis and each person may only have one review. You will need to LOGIN in order to reserve a slot.

2011 Portfolio Reviewers and Biographies -  All 21 review slots are filled

Clare Belfrage (Artist & Educator) Canberra Glassworks, Australia

Creative Director, www.canberraglassworks.com
Available at 2:00 pm, 2:20 pm, and 2:40 pm

Inspired by experiences of detail in nature, Clare Belfrage’s work has been distinguished by the use of fine glass threads to draw complex linear patterns on the surface of blown glass forms. She has maintained a vibrant practice for over twenty years. She has been an active participant in artists communities including the glass based studio blue pony, SA, of which she is a founding member and, the JamFactory Glass Studio community in Adelaide. She moved to Canberra with her family in 2009 and is currently the Creative Director of Canberra Glassworks. She has had a long involvement in education and has lectured in the glass programs at Curtin University, WA, University of South Australia, and Ohio State University, USA. She has also taught various workshops throughout Australia and at Pilchuck International Glass School, USA. In addition to Australia, Clare regularly exhibits in North America, Europe, Hong Kong and New Zealand. Her work has been recognized for its innovation and originality and in 2011 she was awarded the Tom Malone Glass Prize by the Art Gallery of Western Australia for the second time. Clare’s work is represented in major public collections including: Museo do Vidro, Marinha Grande, Lisbon, Portugal, Tacoma Museum of Glass, USA, Australian National Gallery, Canberra, National Art Glass Collection, Wagga Wagga, ArtBank, NSW, Art Gallery of South Australia, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Museum and Art Gallery of Tasmania and Northern Territory Museum.

Dagmar Brendstrup & Sandra Blach (Museum) Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Denmark

Executive Director & Exhibition Coordinator, www.glasmuseet.dk
Available at 2:00 pm, 2:20 pm, and 2:40 pm

Glasmuseet Ebeltoft was established in 1985, in the old fishing town of Ebeltoft. It was founded by the Danish glass artist Finn Lynggaard, Erling Rasmussen (former Managing Director of Kvadrat, Ebeltoft) and Bent Fredberg (Chartered Accountant). Its main objective is to develop a greater awareness and appreciation of contemporary glass worldwide. The museum exhibits contemporary, international studio glass and has a permanent collection numbering approx. 1500 objects. Artists are selected and invited to join the collection after which objects are sent to the museum either as a donation or on loan, which makes Glasmuseet Ebeltoft quite unique. The artists regularly exchange or supplement their work, enabling the museum to show current trends in glass and the most up-to-date objects at all times. There are over 700 artists represented in the collection. As well as the permanent collection, the museum organizes 3-5 separate international exhibitions a year with solo artists or groups of artists. In the past, the museum's main exhibition activities have concentrated on prominent, well established and experienced glass artists, however, over the years, the museum has also looked towards young students and graduates and those who have only had a few years experience working with glass, who often have a more experimental outlook.

Brent Cole (Educator) Ball State University, Muncie, IN

Available at 1:00 pm, 1:20 pm, and 1:40 pm

Brent Cole holds a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Arts and an MFA from the University of Illinois, in 2010 Brent Cole assumed the lead faculty position for Ball State University’s new glass program at the recently-opened Marilyn K. Glick Center of Glass in Muncie, Indiana. Cole is responsible for the cultural programming and operation of the facility, the development of its undergraduate curriculum, and the establishment of a MFA program. Prior to this appointment, he served for six years beginning in 2004 as Visiting Assistant Professor of Glass at the University of Miami, Coral Gables. Over the years Cole has participated in several artist residency programs including one at the Appalachian Center for Crafts.  His work has frequently been exhibited at Art Basel Miami and included in prestigious museum shows at the North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, North Carolina and the John Michael Kohler Center for the Arts, Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

Carmen Lozar (Artist & Educator) Illinois Wesleyan University, Normal, IL

Available at 1:00 pm, 1:20 pm, and 1:40 pm

Carmen Lozar, born in Illinois in 1975, manipulates glass as a means of visual communication. In October of 2000, Carmen accepted a residency from Corning Museum of Glass and went on to be awarded a Master of Fine Arts from Alfred University in New York in 2003. Carmen shows her work regularly across the country and was the featured artist at the 2008 International Flameworking Conference in Millville, New Jersey. Carmen currently resides in Bloomington-Normal, IL where she is faculty at Illinois Wesleyan University and maintains a studio.

Jeffrey Sarmiento (Artist & Educator) University of Sunderland, United Kingdom

Available at 1:00 pm, 1:20 pm, 1:40 pm, 2:00 pm, 2:20 pm, and 2:40 pm

Jeffrey Sarmiento is the Research Councils UK Academic Fellow in Glass at the University of Sunderland. A Filipino-American artist, his work, made of printed images fused in glass objects, is centered on constructed ethnicities. His research has led him to work widely in the US and Europe, including fellowships at UrbanGlass in New York and a Fulbright to Denmark. His work is in the collections of Sunderland Museum, Glasmuseet Ebeltoft and the Speed Art Museum. His latest work, a 600-kilo glass map, was recently installed in the Museum of Liverpool.

Sarah Traver (Gallery) Traver Gallery, Seattle and Tacoma, WA

Available at 1:00 pm, 1:20 pm, and 1:40 pm

Sarah Traver is a Director of Traver Gallery and Vetri in Seattle and Tacoma, and is an active Board Member at Artist Trust.  She has been a guest speaker, juror, and advisor for many arts organizations, including Pratt Fine Arts Center, The Museum of Northwest Art, Hilltop Artists in Residence, Museum of Glass, Tacoma Art Museum, Pilchuck Glass School, Tacoma Art Council, PONCHO, and Artist Trust’s EDGE Professional Development Program Program.   She has a BA, Fine Art and Art History from the University of Washington; and an MS in Education from Bank Street College of Education (New York).

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