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2018 Annual Holiday Show at Red Butte Garden

The Glass Art Guild of Utah kicked off its annual holiday show at Red Butte Garden on November 3. Red Butte’s atrium was bustling with glass artists, lovers of glass art, and shelves overflowing with beautiful glass!

The Guild would like to congratulate the following talented artists who received awards at this year’s event.

  • Best of Show, Sarinda Jones, “Skin”
  • Best Fused Art, Sarinda Jones, “Transpire 1”
  • Best Functional Fused, Barbara Busche, “Aspen Trees”
  • Best Whimsical, Connie Lundberg, “Five Poppies”
  • Most Technically Difficult, Barbara Busche, “Walk Through the Woods”
  • Best Mixed Media, Suz Larson, “Plum Copper Vine”
  • Best Fused Jewelry, Kaleen Knight, “German Silver Dichro”
  • Best Lampwork Jewelry, Jodie MacDougall, “Flight Risk”
  • Best Lampwork, Jodie McDougall, “Koi Marble”

We hope you’ll be able to join us for this beautiful display and sale of glass (and maybe even pick up an item or two for holiday gift-giving)! The event will run through December 18 at Red Butte Garden. The artists will restock on the following dates, which means new items will be made available throughout the show!

  • Thursday, November 15
  • Thursday, November 29
  • Friday, December 7

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The Glass Art Guild Heads to the Loge Gallery

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Guild artists will have their work on display at Pioneer Theatre’s Loge Gallery during the run of “Mama Mia” in May. Artists will have a variety of 2-D art, 3-D art, and jewelry available for purchase. Join us in May to see a fabulous play and equally fabulous art!

Check out our Shows page for additional information.

Glass Art Guild of Utah will have work on display at Pioneer Theatre in May!

 

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Glass Art Guild of Utah’s 2017 Year in Review

2017 was a year full of opportunities for the Glass Art Guild of Utah — opportunities to learn, exhibit and sell fused glass art, and share in the camaraderie of friends. Following are some of the highlights of this past year.

Educational Opportunities

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Participants stretch their legs on break during a business of art class

Building and Improving Your Art Business – Guild artists gathered at Salt Lake’s Downtown Artist Collective to learn about the business of art. Topics included marketing and pricing your work, photography, how to identify appropriate venues for your work, and the ups and downs of working the art festival circuit. Artist instructors included Desarae Lee, Jamie Kyle, and Chris Madsen (see http://www.downtownartistcollective.org/)

Kiln-formed Bead Workshop – Member artist and fused glass instructor Jodi McRaney Rusho led a workshop on creating fused glass beads. Jodi specializes in working with recycled glass. Her web site includes free tutorials, an on-line store, blog, newsletter, and a list of classes. Jodi can be found at https://glasswithapast.com/.

Beginning Silversmithing – Glass and metal artist Jan Harris Smith taught a beginning metalsmithing class for Guild members. Jan has been teaching art classes to adults for the past 22 years. She currently teaches fused glass and metalsmithing at Kimball Art Center in Park City (https://kimballartcenter.org/instructor-sort/jan-harris-smith/), and at Pioneer Craft House in Salt Lake.

Demos – The Guild meets every other month at Spectrum Studios in Salt Lake City. Time is set aside at the end of each meeting for demonstrations. Guild members are encouraged to share new work or demonstrate techniques they have been incorporating into their work. This year’s demos included:

Exhibitions

Artwork on display at Pioneer Theatre

Artwork on display at Pioneer Theatre

The Guild sponsored two art glass exhibition and sales this year with local partners. Pioneer Theatre Company hosted artists in its Loge Gallery (http://www.pioneertheatre.org/loge-gallery/) during the run of King Charles III in March and April. In November and December, the Guild returned to Red Butte Garden (http://www.redbuttegarden.org) for its 14th Annual Glass at the Garden Show and Sale. Both of these events were quite successful for the Guild’s participating artists.

Gatherings

The shared love of glass brings guild members together from very diverse backgrounds. In addition to glass, we all love good food, good company, and a good laugh! Guild members who attended the Glass Craft and Bead Expo in Las Vegas met during the event to enjoy dinner and share stories of the day’s activities. In September, the Guild also met at Sugar House Park for its annual picnic meeting (the most popular meeting of the year!).

Looking Ahead

The Guild is looking forward to another fun year of learning and sharing in 2018. We currently have two classes scheduled for the early part of the year and two opportunities for exhibition and sale. Check back often for the latest updates from the Guild!

Are you a Utah-based fused glass artist looking for a place to learn, grow, share, and exhibit your work? Contact us for membership information! 

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Art Access Show: “Multiple Inspirations: MS & Art” with Ruth Ann Garner

Come check out the “Multiple Inspirations: MS & Art” show with guild artist Ruth Ann Garner and other artists featuring art from artists who have MS.

Location: Art Access Gallery, 230 South 500 West #125, Salt Lake City, UT  84101
Dates: July 21 – August 11
Opening Reception: July 21st 6-9 pm

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Guild Artist Ruth Ann Garner displaying at Black and White Show at Eccles Community Art Center

Guild Artist Ruth Ann Garner’s Pigeontoed Platter will be on display at the upcoming Black and White Exhibit at the Eccles Community Art Center in Ogden.  Original black and white themed artwork in all media, including paintings, prints, monoprints, drawings, graphics, photographs, pottery, sculptures, textiles, and of course Glass will be on display.  The ECAC is a non-profit organization dedicated to a continued effort to stimulate interest, foster awareness and provide education in all visual and performing arts.

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Artist Reception: Friday, February 5, 2016 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Show Dates: The exhibit will be on display February 4 through March 19, 2016.
Location: 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden UT

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Guild Artist Lori Scharf showing at Art and Soup

Come check out Guild Artist Lori Scharf’s booth and other fabulous artists at Art & Soup!
Proceeds benefit the CNS Charitable Care Program, providing compassionate care to low-income uninsured and underinsured Utahns.

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Show Dates:
Opening Night Premiere: March 01, 2016 5:30 – 9:00
$150 Reservations Required

Art & Soup Celebration: March 02, 2016 & March 03, 2016

The two Day Art & Soup Event, features delicious soup, bread, and dessert samplings from 25 of Utah’s favorite restaurants. Watch artists create “Quick Draws” and vote for your favorites in  the People’s Choice ballot. $20.00 per person.
$20 Lunch 11:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m
$20 Dinner: 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Location
Salt Palace Grand Ballroom – All Events

Tickets
Purchase online at cns-cares.org/art-soup

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Guild Artist Wayne Jacobson displaying at the World of the Wild Exhibition

Be sure to check out this years World of the Wild Art exhibition at Utah’s Hogle Zoo.  Guild Artist Wayne Jacobson will be displaying his art in addition to other beautiful wildlife themed art.

Show Dates: January 30th – March 14th, 2016
Location: Utah’s Hogle Zoo
2600 Sunnyside Avenue, Salt Lake City Utah

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Featured Artists: Christine Kende & Linda Kalmar

Glass Alchemy – Art at the Main
Jan 11th – Feb 13th, 2016
Artists Reception, Fri Jan 15th, 2016 6pm-9pm

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2015 Red Butte Show

Full CardPlease join the Glass Art Guild of Utah at Red Butte this holiday season to enjoy the lovely glass items created by the members of our Guild.

The Show is open daily 9 am – 5 pm from November 6 to December 20, 2015.
Meet the Artists at a Reception on Saturday, November 14, 2 pm – 5 pm.  Have a fun time learning about the art of fusing, casting and lamp working of glass items while you munch on delicious snacks.

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Red Butte Art Show Dates

October 23 Midnight: Artist Inventory sheets due to show committee

November 5 9am – 5pm: Artist drop off and show set up

November 6-December 20: Show

November 14: Artists Reception 2pm-5pm

December 21: Take down show, artist pick up unsold items

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