2017 Pre- & Post- Conference Workshops & Exhibitions

Exhibitions & Events
First Friday and Gallery Hop

If you are planning a glass-related exhibition or event in the Norfolk area and would like to be added to this list, please email Erika Enomoto at erika@glassart.org


Perry Glass Studio

June 5-9, 2017
Register at chrysler.org/glass-studio/guest-instructor-workshops
David Walters, Making Your Mark
Cappy Thompson, Painting with Vitreous Enamels

The Glass Spot

2306 N. Lombardy Street, Suite A
Richmond, VA 23220
richmondglassspot.com, theglassspot@gmail.com

May 27-31, 2017
$400 per person, 4 minimum, 6 max
Sparking Life Into Glass - Instructor: Grant Garmezy

June 5-9, 2017
$600 per person, 4 minimum, 6 max
Recycled Glass Working Techniques – Instructor: Nanda Soderberg

Cristallo Art Center

11835 Canon Boulevard, Suite C103
Newport News VA 23606

May 26-28, 2017
$375 per person
Susan Taylor Glasgow, "It's Not a Chandelier, It's a Lighted Sculpture"



Chrysler Museum of Art

The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters
March 10 – June 18, 2017
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s radical and often outrageous posters and illustrations share the spotlight in the Chrysler’s spring keynote exhibition. Explore belle époque Paris through the eyes of this keen observer and his extraordinary works on loan from the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian–Infinite Possibility: Mirror Works and Drawings, 1974-2014
March 16 - July 30, 2017
The Iranian artist Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian (b.1924) creates bold mirror mosaics and drawings that are modern abstractions of the innovative patterns of Islamic geometry. The Chrysler Museum of Art presents a selection of rarely seen works from her 2014-15 solo exhibition at the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto, Portugal and New York’s Guggenheim Museum.

Pilchuck Prints
April 20 - September 19, 2017
Artists Harvey Littleton and Elizabeth Tapper are credited with introducing printmaking with glass plates at Pilchuck Glass School in the 1980s. This selection of prints examines the global range of artists working at Pilchuck over the last three decades and showcases the innovative use of glass for printmaking.

Luke Jerram: Play Me, I’m Yours
May 23 - June 4, 2017
An interactive installation of street pianos across Norfolk, this partnership between the Chrysler Museum of Art and the Virginia Arts Festival invites the public to activate their urban environment. Decorated by local artists and community groups, the pianos create a musical common ground, a place of exchange, and an opportunity for people to connect using a universal language.


Lumens – An Electric Light Show
ORIGIN Gallery, MacArthur Center, 300 Monticello Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23510
June 2-3, 2017
Lumens explores the many narratives rendered by light and the interpretive processes that summon their creation. The exhibition showcases artists who harness the power of electricity to produce light-based glassworks that surround the viewer with light and transform ordinary spaces into places of wonder. Look for additional work from Lumens around Norfolk.


Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries

Old Dominion University
4509 Monarch Way at 45th Street
Norfolk, VA 23529

Glass &
May 27 - July 2, 2017
Reception June 2, 6-8 pm
Glass & is an exhibition curated by assistant professor Clay McGlamory, as well as assistant curator and professor emeritus Ken Daley. The artists in the exhibition represent a wide variety of glass techniques and practices. They are all award-winning, Virginia-based artists, including multiple best-in-show winners from the Virginia Glass Guild Juried Exhibition.


d’Art Center, Harbor Group International Gallery

740 Duke Street
Norfolk, VA 23510

Chrysler Glass Exhibition: Current Studio Assistant Resident Artists
May 16 - June 30, 2017
Reception June 2, 6 -8 pm
Housed in the d’Art Center’s Harbor Group International Gallery, this exhibition will feature original works in glass by the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio’s artists.


Glass Wheel Studio

128 West Olney Road
Norfolk, VA 23510

2017 Glass Art Society Member Juried Exhibition
May 27 - July 16, 2017
The 2017 GAS Member Juried Exhibition is designed to showcase the excellence and diversity of work created by Glass Art Society members. A professional jury will select works on the basis of originality, craftsmanship, and the creative exploration of the material of glass. Visit www.glassart.org to apply by November 15, 2016.


Governor’s School for the Arts Gallery

ORIGIN Gallery, MacArthur Center, 300 Monticello Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23510
June 2-July 15, 2017
This pop-up show for non-local glass artists will feature artwork from all over the U.S. and beyond, created outside of Norfolk, Virginia.

Glass Box
Dalis Black Box Theatre, 254 Granby Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
June 2-5, 2017
The Governor’s School for the Arts students will be exhibiting glass work in Glass Box. This exhibition will be a reflection of work created throughout the year and includes lighting, video, installations, and glass.


Hermitage Museum & Gardens

7637 North Shore Road
Norfolk, VA 23505

The Art of Burning Man
June 4 - October 14, 2017
A first-of-its-kind exhibition showcasing the impressive art created for one of the country’s biggest and most-recognized festivals, The Art of Burning Man will explore how outdoor festivals have become a significant way for artists to begin or build a career – and an increasingly important way for audiences to experience and become passionate about art.


Norfolk Offsite Arts Gallery

World Trade Center
101 West Main Street, 1st Floor
Norfolk, VA 23510

GAS International Student Exhibition
June 2-3,2017
View work by the newest artists in glass, our GAS student members! This exhibition will feature work by GAS attendees currently enrolled in an accredited high school or college-level, degree-granting program.


Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

400 High Street
Portsmouth, VA 23704

Embracing Narrative: Artwork of the Washington Glass School and Virginia Glass Guild
March 3 - June 4, 2017
This exhibition offers work by members of the Virginia Glass Guild and directors and studio artists at the Washington Glass School.

Portsmouth Art & Culture Center will host a free brunch and exhibit open house after the weekend of the GAS conference
Sunday, June 4, 2017 from 11 am – 1 pm
Refreshments and live music will be offered


Slover Library

235 East Plume Street
Norfolk VA 23510

Virginia Glass Guild Member Exhibition
May 25 - July 9, 2017
Reception June 1, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
This exhibit promises signature works from glass artists working throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.


Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art

2200 Parks Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Muse: Mickalene Thomas Photographs and tête-à-tête
May 12 - August 13, 2017
In this exhibition, renowned artist Mickalene Thomas explores the photographic image as a touchstone for her practice. With each series, she grapples with and asserts new definitions of beauty and inspiration. The exhibition will include elements from each area of Thomas’s photographic practice, as well as tête-à-tête, an installation curated by Thomas that includes work from photographers who have inspired her.


Virginia Arts Festival

NEON District
May 26-28, 2017
For more than 20 years, the Virginia Arts Festival has presented great performances by world-renowned artists. Held in Norfolk’s NEON arts district, the 2017 Fringe Festival will bring a stellar roster of performers to this hub of dining and art. The 2017 Fringe will feature the Play Me, I’m Yours project, created by British artist Luke Jerram. For more information visit vafest.org.


TCC Visual Arts Center

340 High Street
Portsmouth, VA 23704

Breaking Barriers: Glass Work by TCC Grads and Chrysler Assistants
May 6 - June 21, 2017
Artist’s Brunch, June 4 at 11 am
In this collaboration with regional venues, the VAC presents works by Tidewater Community College graduates and Chrysler Museum glass studio assistants that are highly varied and depict current trends in this popular medium. Joint festivities take place on June 4 with the adjacent Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center.

TCC Visual Arts Center will host a free brunch and exhibit open house after the weekend of the GAS conference
Sunday, June 4, 2017 from 11 am – 1 pm
Refreshments and live music will be offered


Work Program Architects Gallery

208 E Plume St.
Monticello Arcade, Suite 2
Norfolk, VA 23510 

June 2- July 21, 2017
Benjamin Wright’s multisensory installation immerses you in his brain and lets you poke around the dusty corners of his cognitive resonance. His site-specific exhibition employs a diverse tool bag of overlapping media, materials, and imagery to portray the messy chaotic soup in which ideas are born and raised. Vivisection is sure to challenge your senses and preconceptions.

The Glass Art Society reserves the right to deny applications for Technical Display, advertising participation, GAS membership or the conference from anyone for any reason.