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May/June 2011 **PRINT**

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Features

Letter from the Editor

Two Leading Glass Art Publications Merge 

by Shawn Waggoner and Maureen James 

Glass Art and Profitable Glass Quarterly magazines have merged into one entity that will continue to be know as Glass Art. This merger brings together many talented individuals from both organizations who will blend their knowledge and perspectives to develop truly unique content for the glass industry. These dedicated people look forward to bringing readers many years of stunning and informative issues of Glass Art.

This article was originally published on page 6 of the May/June 2011 issue of Glass Art.

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Hot Glass Studio Profile

Albrecht Greiner-Mai—Legendary Master of Lauscha 

by Marcie Davis 

The work of renowned montage artist, Albrecht Greiner-Mai, has had a profound impact on flameworkers the world over. His work progressed from fabricating solid glass animal sculptures during the East German Communist regime to hollow vessels, then into his own style. Greiner-Mai creates radiant, luminous, yet totally disciplined montage artwork, which has become the tool of his self-expression.

This article was originally published on page 8 of the May/June 2011 issue of Glass Art.

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Art Glass Studio Profile

Michael Dupille 

by Colleen Bryan

As image maker and innovator, Michael Dupille uses a process that he has dubbed Fritography™ to put down alternating layers of colored frit, then subjects each piece to successive firings to embellish the image. He approaches his own creative work and the business of art using the tenets of experimentation, observation, and adaptation. The result is glass art that closely resembles his early art studies in watercolor painting.

This article was originally published on page 10 of the May/June 2011 issue of Glass Art.

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Retailer Profile

Stained Glass Junction 

by Colleen Bryan

Frankye Cartner and Suzy Pomeroy operate Stained Glass Junction with the goal of providing their clientele with the best materials and service available. Even in the midst of a growing trend on the part of artists and hobbyists to experiment with warm and hot glass, Cartner and Portnoy continue to retain a stained glass emphasis, upholding traditional glass forms through classes and the publication of stained glass pattern books.

This article was originally published on page 14 of the May/June 2011 issue of Glass Art.

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Showcase

Glass Shines Even Brighter at La Quinta Arts Festival 

by The Staff of La Quinta Arts Foundation 

The La Quinta Arts Festival in La Quinta, California, is high on the radar of artists who are seeking the optimal venue for exhibiting their works of art in virtually every fine art medium. Several glass artists took the time to share the criteria for how they select the shows that are the most important to them and how they research various shows and art festivals. 

This article was originally published on page 20 of the May/June 2011 issue of Glass Art.

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Show Talk

Booth Design and Merchandising—Creating Illusions for More Appealing Displays 

by Bruce Baker 

When artists create realistic displays in their booths, the chances that buyers will be drawn into the booth and actually make a purchase are greatly increased. Many exhibitors fear that having this type of booth will be too expensive, but very effective booths can actually be constructed for a few hundred dollars. Some artists are even able to spend little to nothing by using salvaged and recycled materials.

This article was originally published on page 22 of the May/June 2011 issue of Glass Art.

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Tech Talk

Top Tips for Managing Your E-mail 

by Ann Sanborn 

The strategies that some people use for dealing with the onslaught of e-mail they receive daily can lead to more problems than they solve. Simple things such as providing more specific subject lines, keeping the body of e-mails to one page or less, having specific times of the day to check mail, and sometimes even ignoring it can help tame the time-consuming e-mail monster.

This article was originally published on page 24 of the May/June 2011 issue of Glass Art.

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Personal Development

Failures—Stepping-Stones to Success 

by Barton Goldsmith, PhD 

Many people who have meaningful lives say that their failures have taught them what they needed to know to find success. Looking for the lessons that failure teaches improves the problem-solving skills that help a person face the next challenge better equipped. Making mistakes is only human, but learning from them helps people to reach the next level.

This article was originally published on page 26 of the May/June 2011 issue of Glass Art.

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Marketing

Brand Protection—Protecting Your Name and the Integrity of Your Work 

by Cathy Claycomb 

In the politics and marketing of an artist’s work, one of the most important aspects is to be aware of subliminal damage that can be done when attention is diverted away from doing quality work. Even when donating to charity auctions or fundraisers, artists should give the best of themselves for the benefit of that entity, as well as to protect the reputation of the quality of their art. 

This article was originally published on page 28 of the May/June 2011 issue of Glass Art.

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Independent Artist

Artist-Produced Educational Videos—Professional or Homegrown? 

by Milon Townsend

Artists must decide when producing an educational video whether to perform the task alone or find a professional to help with the production. It’s important to have a sound plan regarding the economic aspects of the project, since money is always an issue. It’s also good to recognize that using multiple cameras, which can’t be accomplished alone, will provide much better potential for good editing later.

This article was originally published on page 32 of the May/June 2011 issue of Glass Art.

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GAS News

The 2011 Glass Art Society Awards

by The Staff of the Glass Art Society

The Glass Art Society (GAS) honored two artists this year at the organization’s Creative Crossroads conference in Seattle, Washington. Ann Wolff, recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, continues to explore the ephemeral character of glass in her sculptures. Scott Benefield, recipient of the Honorary Lifetime Membership Award, has served on the GAS board and as GAS President and helped to found the New Orleans School of GlassWorks.

This article was originally published on page 34 of the May/June 2011 issue of Glass Art.

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ISGB News

The International Society of Glass Beadmakers—Providing Inspiration to Beadmakers Everywhere 

by Annemarie Herrlich

The International Society of Glass Beadmakers (ISGB) provides inspiration to beadmakers throughout the world. Those involved in the organization find that sharing their beadmaking experiences, as well as participating in the ISGB Gatherings, glass forums, bead forums, and classes, helps them to continually find ways to improve their glass art.

This article was originally published on page 36 of the May/June 2011 issue of Glass Art.

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RAGS News

Offering an Oasis for Retail Customers 

by Denny Berkery

The Retailers of Glass Art and Supplies (RAGS) is an organization filled with members who are dedicated to helping one another find the best ways to operate a retail glass art business. Surveys have shown them that a nontraditional approach to marketing is a must for attracting new customers, many of whom are better reached through Internet programs, Groupon offerings, and similar promotional events.

This article was originally published on page 38 of the May/June 2011 issue of Glass Art.

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SGAA News

The SGAA—Open Arms to the World 

by The Staff of the Stained Glass Association of America

The Stained Glass Association of America (SGAA) is dedicated to protecting, preserving, and accrediting the art of stained glass in America, but is still an inclusive body with affiliates and members from all over the world. The 2011 SGAA Conference will provide exposure to excellent speakers and technical subjects, and non-SGAA members who belong to any other glass association are invited to attend this year at the same cost as that for SGAA members.

This article was originally published on page 40 of the May/June 2011 issue of Glass Art.

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AGG News

American Glass Guild Asheville 2011 Conference 

by Mary Clerkin Higgins

The Asheville 2011 Conference of the American Glass Guild (AGG) will be presenting keynote speaker Charles Z. Lawrence plus national and international stained glass artists, art historians, and conservators. The Conference is a chance for members to commune with friends, expand their vision for glass art, and renew their creative energy. 

This article was originally published on page 42 of the May/June 2011 issue of Glass Art.

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SAMA News

A Report on Mosaic Art Summit 2011—A Forum for Learning, Connecting, Creating, and Inspiring 

by Gwyn Kaitis 

The Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA) provides a chance for attendees of the 2011 Mosaic Art Summit to meet vendors face to face and offers plenty of workshops for inspiration and information. Also available is the popular two-day Mosaic Marathon, during which a mosaic will be created and donated to a local charity as a thank-you to the hosting community of Austin, Texas.

This article was originally published on page 44 of the May/June 2011 issue of Glass Art.

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Industry News 

by The Staff of Glass Art

Loads of information on glass art conferences, workshops, and industry events, as well as news from glass manufacturers and innovators, is available in the Industry News section of Glass Art.

This article was originally published on page 46 of the May/June 2011 issue of Glass Art.

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News and New Products 

by The Staff of Glass Art

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 News and New Products section of Glass Art.

This article was originally published on page 48 of the May/June 2011 issue of Glass Art.

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Casting XXV 

Casting Panels—Steaming and Preparing Investment Molds 

by Milon Townsend

Casting artist, Milon Townsend, shares the twenty-fifth installment in a series of tutorials on Casting Panels. In this tutorial, Milon covers the preparation and investment of molds for casting glass and offers tips for producing the sharpest details in the glass.

This article was originally published on page 56 of the May/June 2011 issue of Glass Art.

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