The Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass (AACG) selected me for their Rising Star 2013 program – an initiative “to bring attention to young and talented artists” in contemporary glass art.  The recognition by this august body for my talent is deeply gratifying.  As for the young part, I am only 3 years old in the field of glass art, and certainly qualify as chronologically young at heart.

blue-shift-pMy name was placed in nomination by Glass Alliance New Mexico and Betsy Ehrenberg.  My deepest appreciation for their confidence and efforts.  The seven other glass artists with whom I share this recognition were also sponsored by contemporary glass groups from around the country.

In conjunction with this honor, from June 7 thru 9, I will be attending and making brief presentations at GlassWeekend’13 at Wheaton Village, NJ.  This International Symposium and Exhibition of Contemporary Glass is co-presented by The Creative Glass Center of America at WheatonArts and the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass.  A biennial event held since 1985, GlassWeekend brings together artists, collectors, galleries, and museum curators for a three-day weekend of exhibitions, lectures, hands-on glassmaking, demonstrations and social events.

During Saturday night dinner, there will be an auction of works of glass created by myself and the seven other Rising Stars.  I created Blue Shift specifically for the auction.

I look forward to sharing photos and stories with you after the event.

Click here for RISING STAR EVENT UPDATE – September 2013 (Just slightly, just a little late!)

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