GAGU artist Wayne Jacobsen recently won the second place award for his platter “Garufa” in the Salt Lake County sponsored National Art Program competition. Congratulating Wayne and other winners are Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams and Valerie Price, Public Art Manager. This is the third year in a row that one of Wayne’s glass art pieces has placed for a cash award. He has done better each year, competing against other professional artists in all medium. See Wayne and “Garufa” in the second photograph.
Plan to attend our 12th annual “Glass at the Garden” show.
Place: Red Butte Gardens, 300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, 84108
When: Daily 10am – 5pm November 7 – December 19, 2014
Artist Reception on November 15, 2pm – 5pm
For a delightful summer outing visit the Bountiful Davis Art Center “Nothing Flat” exhibit between July 11 and August 29. The exhibit features several GAGU artists.
Tuesday-Friday 10 am – 6pm
Saturday 2 pm – 5 pm
Closed Sundays, Mondays and holidays
28 East State Street
Farmington, UT 84025
GAGU has been invited to display 20 pieces in the 3D show at the Bountiful/Davis Art Center. Members are invited to submit photos of up to five pieces of their own creation. Photos can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 31, 2014. The show will open in July, it is juried and insured.
Now until the end of May, One World Gifts and Gallery in Sugarhouse is hosting an exhibition of 14 artists from the Glass Art Guild of Utah. If you are looking for a gift or something to enliven your home,stop by and be amazed. Check out our Facebook page to see our photo gallery from this show: Glass art Guild of Utah Facebook Page.
One World Gifts and Gallery opened 2013. Their mission is to sell fair trade imports and locally produced items.The Gallery highlights local artists in rotating monthly exhibits.
The Glass Art Guild of Utah was founded about 15 years ago by a group of artists to educate,inform,and encourage the medium of warm glass. Artists join the guild to create friendships with like minded,learn from each other,host well-known glass artists from the wider world, and sell glass art in annual shows.
What comes to mind at the mention of glass art is either stained glass or blown glass. Warm glass still needs plenty of heat,1400 degrees, give or take a couple hundred degrees, and a kiln.The term’ warm’ then distinguishes it from the before mentioned categories. The past 30 years have witnessed a renaissance of this art form. It is possibly the most innovative and exciting art form today. One has only to Google a bit to be flooded with possibilities from wearable art to architecture.
GAGU congratulates Dana Worley on her acceptance into the Eccles Community Art Center’s Black & White exhibit.
You can learn more about Dana Worley here.
The 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
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
Thank you to all of our members, patrons and friends who joined us for the opening of the Glass in the Garden exhibition. The award winners are as follows:
Red Butte Garden is partnering with the Glass Art Guild of Utah to present their 10th Annual Glass Art Show, from Friday, November 2 through Sunday, December 16th.
At the Opening Reception on Sunday, November 4, 2-5 p.m., glass art lovers can meet and ask questions of the Guild artists.
The Garden’s annual Open House and Art Fair will also be on December 1 and 2, from 10 am to 5 pm. Some of our Guild members plan to be there at Red Butte during those days to answer questions of patrons.
The Clown Figures depicted above are from two of three fused glass paintings that were created at a recent Guild workshop, taught by Peter McGrain. These all utilize his vitri-fusaille technique, which he has taught worldwide. These pieces will be sold to benefit the Guild’s Education Fund.
Red Butte Garden
300 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT
Daily 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Recently, the Glass Art Guild of Utah had the honor of hosting a glass painting class with Peter McGrain.
Participants learned a number of great techniques for painting on glass. The two finished class projects and an original Peter McGrain piece will be available for purchase at the 10th Annual Glass in the Garden show. Proceeds will benefit the Glass Art Guild of Utah education fund.