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July/August 2011 **DIGITAL**

July/August 2011 **DIGITAL**
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Letter from the Editor
For the Love of Glass
by Shawn Waggoner
Glass Art editor Shawn Waggoner gives readers an overview of what awaits them in the July/August 2011 issue and reminds us all of the beauty and inspiration to be found in making what we love in glass.

Hot Glass Studio Profile
Margaret Zinser
by Colleen Bryan  
While working on her masters in entomology, Margaret Zinser became disillusioned with the chase for money and decided to pursue her love of creating in glass instead of the world of academe. Drawing from her studies, she creates sculptured beads that feature the shapes and colors found in the insects she once studied.

Pioneers in Glass
A Paper Wake for Master Glass Painter, Richard Millard, 1935–2011
A Legacy, a Legend, the Last of His Kind
by Shawn Waggoner
Richard Millard was a renowned Master glass painter, co-author of Painting on Glass, and publisher and illustrator of the monthly newsletter Guidelines. His passing created a large void in the hearts of all those who loved him and studied with him to gain insight into his phenomenal glass painting techniques.

Show Talk
Booth Design and Merchandising—Basic Elements for Planning a Booth
by Bruce Baker
Bruce Baker shares the importance, when planning a show booth, of not letting the booth design itself steal attention from the work inside, taking into consideration generalized principles that are universally true, and making sure the proportion and style of the booth materials do not complete with the artwork.

Tech Talk
Top Tips for Managing Your E-mail—Maintaining Multiple Accounts for Optimal Performance
by Ann Sanborn
Ann Sanborn shares some of the secrets of successfully managing the avalanche of e-mail that we all receive by maintaining separate accounts for business and personal e-mails, as well as for surfing the Web.

Marketing Art in an Internet Age
by Colleen Bryan
Frit painting artist, Michael Dupille, and hot glass artist, Margaret Zinser, share some of the ways that they have found to use the Internet for marketing their art, including making use of Facebook and Skype. New Internet technologies are constantly being developed that provide ways to make it possible for artists to become more connected with patrons and introduce their art to new followers.

Independent Artist
Artist-Produced Educational Videos—Counting the Cost
by Milon Townsend
Before beginning any educational video project, an artist should first consider the cost, not only in terms of money and where it will come from, but also in terms of the value of an artist’s time that will be required to complete the project.

Historical Perspectives
Corning’s Masters of Studio Glass: Toots Zynzky
Influential Work Transcends Traditional Glass Techniques
by Shawn Waggoner
The Corning Museum of Glass presents a look at the work of groundbreaking artist, Toots Zynsky, a pioneer of the studio glass movement. In an interview with the artist, she shares how she developed the various techniques for which she is famous, including her filet-de-verre art.

Honoring Albinus Elskus—Designer, Painter, and Beloved Teacher
by The Staff of the Stained Glass Association of America
The Stained Glass Association of America (SGAA) has dedicated the third puzzle in its fundraising series to honor the work of Master stained glass painter, Albinas Elskus, who created a highly collectible body of work during his lifetime that is featured in galleries throughout the world.

SAMA—At the Cutting Edge of the International Contemporary Mosaic Art Movement
by Gwyn Kaitis
The mosaic arts, which have their beginnings in the ancient world, have advanced through the ages from simple materials to today’s use of a wide range of materials. The Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA) continues to champion this art form through its annual juried show.

ISGB—Making a Difference to Beadmakers Everywhere
by Nina “Sam” Hibbler
The International Society of Glass Beadmakers (ISGB) continues to make a difference to beadmakers everywhere by providing exhibition opportunities, support, and examples of new techniques. Members are always happy to provide inspiration to new members and share what they have learned in their quest for new designs.

AGG News
From the Workbenches of the American Glass Guild
by Nonnie Lyketsos
The members of the American Glass Guild are always busy creating beautiful examples of stained glass art, which is very evident in this stunning display from nine of the organization’s members.

What’s New
Presenting the Latest in Books and Products for the Glass Enthusiast
by Darlene Welch
Keeping up with the latest in new glass types and colors, supplies and tools, kilns, books and patterns, and anything else that glass artists and enthusiasts need for working in hot, warm, and cold glass can be found in the What’s Hot section of Glass Art.

Retailer Profile
McAllen Stained Glass
by Colleen Bryan
Recent winner of the Art Glass Association’s Stained Glass Retailer of the Year Award, Yoli Cantu, operates McAllen Stained Glass with her father Hector Reyna. They have found success through their dedication to quality commission work, workshops for children as well as adults, and providing an opportunity for “Winter Texans” to create glass art during their time in McAllen.

Casting XXVI
Casting Panels—Using a Frit-Filled Refractory Mold to Create a Dimensional Image
by Milon Townsend
Casting artist, Milon Townsend, shares the twenty-sixth installment in a series of tutorials on Casting Panels. In this tutorial, Milon covers the use of molds for creating panel details and techniques for blending the frit used to fill them.

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