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Bullseye Reactive Glass Demonstration

One of the advantages of being a member of the Glass Art Guild of Utah is the opportunity for learning new techniques or getting a better understanding of techniques you already know something about. This weekend we had our first Guild meeting of 2014, and we were fortunate enough to have Devon Willis from Bullseye glass give a presentation about Bullseye’s reactive glass. Please see Dana Worley’s excellent blog entry for more information.

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Another Successful Red Butte Show

red-butte-2013-frontThe Glass Art Guild of Utah conducted its 11th Gardens from November 8 through December 8, 2013. Twenty-five Guild artists submitted over 450 pieces of glass art, with a wide range of glass techniques, sizes, and prices. Red Butte sold 222 pieces amounting to over $13,460 in sales, with over $9600 going to our artists.

Red Butte tells us this is the best show they have each year and their employees and patrons look forward to buying special Christmas gifts at the show. Red Butte is a special place for Guild artists to show their glass because its large windows provide unique natural lighting which shows off this diverse array of glass. Guild artists include a wide range of talents and experience, from hobbyists who create glass art in their basement or garage to nationally and even internationally renowned glass artisans.

GAGU appreciates our esteemed judges from the 2013 show: Gretchen Dietrich, director, UMFA, Becca Maksym, assistant curator, UMOCA, and Lara Griffin, artist, glass collector.

Our 2013 Winners:

AWARD of EXCELLENCE
Lampwork – Mike Hurst – body of work
Kiln fired – Jodi McRaney Rusho – body of work
Jewelry – Connie Lundberg – body of work

JUROR’S CHOICE
Lampwork – Mike Hurst – Pink/purple Vortex
Kiln fired – Howard Farmer – On Edge
Jewelry – Kathy Watt – Large Teardrop Pendant

BEST of SHOW
Cheryl Mertz – Parallel Universe

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Call for Entry 12th Statewide Black & White Competition

Eccles Community Art Center
2580 Jefferson Avenue
Ogden, Utah 84401
801-392-6935
Contact: Sandy Havas, Debra Muller

The Eccles Community Art Center in Ogden is announcing a call for entry for its 12th Black & White Statewide Juried Competition. This competition is open all artists who presently reside in the state of Utah. Original work in any medium, including paintings, photographs, prints, monoprints, drawings, graphics, pottery, sculptures, and textiles are eligible. Only work in black, white and/or shades of gray will be accepted. Works must have been completed within the past two years and not have been previously exhibited in a juried exhibit sponsored by the Eccles Community Art Center. Click here for more information

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