Meet the Maestro: Brent Cole

It has been said that in the arts, we tell lies to get at the truth. Cole uses different materials and perceptual perspectives to get at an idea from several different vantage points. He is interested in the intersection of our own personal histories and how their recalling changes over time: at what point do they translate from personal stories to self-aggrandized mythologies? Can these stories become part of the larger culture? Cole explores elements of personal navigation: how do we relate to the stars, the sea and each other? Cole's work utilizes natural and man-made navigational tools to describe metaphorical and contextural environments.

Now an Associate Professor of Art at Ball State School of Art, he assumed the lead faculty position of Ball State University's new glass program in 2010.

Coming in April: Terri Grant

Meet the Maestro: Terri Grant
April 25, 2020
Saturday 9:30am (Refreshments at 9:00am)

Kay Contemporary
600 Canyon Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87501


Recap of last month's Maestro: Jen Blazina

By re-creating and casting mementos in glass and metal, Jen transforms their history in her own voice. This process allows her to capture and hold onto another time in the past, as these objects allude to narratives from fleeting moments.

Jen has her studio in Philadelphia. She has had numerous solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally, while winning awards and being in numerous collections worldwide. She is a Professor of Fine Art at Drexel University.

Video Interview with Patrick Morrissey

Patrick Morrissey is a glass artist...and a college instructor...and an entrepreneur...and a caring, compassionate individual whose Prairie Dog Glass studio and shop at Jackalope in Santa Fe often hosts glassblowing classes for adults and young people with disabilities.

While the furnace at Prairie Dog Glass runs 24 hours a day, 11 months a year, Patrick runs nonstop. In addition to being co-owner and operator of Prairie Dog Glass, he's an instructor in the glass arts program at Santa Fe Community College, and an established glass artisan represented by Globe Fine Art Gallery in Santa Fe.

Morrissey earned bachelor's and master's degrees in fine art from Southern Illinois University. The odyssey that is his career path put him in the presence, and sometimes employ, of many renowned glass artists, including Harvey Littleton, who is widely acknowledged as having ignited the American glass art movement. Along the way, Morrissey was a shop technician and teaching assistant at the famed Pilchuck School of Glass in Washington; a curator at the Southern Illinois University Museum; an instructor at the Institute of American Indians Arts; and a Glass Alliance—New Mexico Board Member for a decade.

Morrissey's dramatic glass creations have been featured in gallery and other exhibitions around the country, from Washington to Chicago to Texas. His work is held in the permanent collections of numerous colleges and universities, as well as by many private collectors.

Watch the video interview to learn more about Patrick Morrissey!

Glass events to know about

The 30th Annual ArtsThrive 2020 Call for Artists

Whether you've been a part of the Albuquerque Museum's ArtsThrive Art Exhibition and Benefit in the past, as an applicant or participant, or have expressed an interest in applying to be part of this juried event, now is the time to become involved for the October through December 2020 exhibition!

The call for entry is open through March 9, 2020. If you'd like to submit an entry, click on either or and it will take you to the page on CaFÉ with all of the Call details.

GoggleWorks Center for the Arts

GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, in Reading, PA has openings for its summer residency program.

The program includes both a portfolio based and a project based residency.

See their website at for additional information.

GANM Scholarship Program for New Mexico Glass Artists

Glass Alliance New Mexico is pleased to announce that it is reinstating its scholarship program for glass artists who reside and work in New Mexico. The first $500 scholarship(s) will be awarded in March 2020. For our Spring scholarship program, applications will be accepted until March 1, 2020. We ask that you download, fill out, and print the form and mail to the address as indicated with requested images.

Download the GANM Scholarship Application Form.

GANM Member News

Bullseye Glass Santa Fe

Bullseye Glass Santa Fe has scheduled the following classes. Contact Bullseye at 505.467.8951 for further details and to make reservations. Make sure you mention if you are a current GANM member!


Kay Contemporary

Kay Contemporary is Karla Winterowd's second gallery on Canyon Road - number 600! The grand opening will be Friday, March 13 from 5:00 to 7:00pm. Karla says "This building is one of the oldest on the street. Contemporary art looks so fresh in the visually rich, historic district. The location charmed me, so I have expanded my breadth of artists."

Modeling Glass Workshop

Lois Manno is the creator of Modeling Glass and has been teaching workshops nationally and internationally over the past two years. She is holding a three-day workshop at Hot Flash Glass in Albuquerque, March 13-15, which will be a very immersive experience on techniques, shaping with sheet glass, painting images with enamels and sgraffito carving.

To learn more about Lois and Modeling Glass, go to the following websites: and To reserve your space in the workshop, call Hot Flash Glass at 505.255.1151 or email

Messages from our Board Members

Thank you to glass artist Jen Blazina, whose presentation at Bullseye Glass—Santa Fe was insightful and engaging. And thanks also to Bullseye’s team, who hosted Jen and GANM members and guests.

GANM's collaboration with Blue Rain Gallery and the New Mexico State Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts hosted in January a delightful panel discussion with four magnificent glass artists: Shelley Muzylowski Allen, Mary Shaffer, Carol Lujan and Judy Tuwaletstiwa. The audience was fully engaged. Thank you to all!

Our Spring Scholarship application process started in January, with selections being made after the March 1 deadline by our Scholarship Committee and Board. We'll announce awardees to members by email shortly thereafter.

At GANM's January Board meeting, we elected the following officers...

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Harry Miller President

The following have renewed their membership or have become new members in the previous month. Thank you and welcome. Let us know of any events or volunteering opportunities that can make your membership more enjoyable!

- Joan & Robert Benedetti
- Globe Fine Art: Steven Cie and Martha Traer
- Linda Dillman
- Luetta Donalds
- Janina & Siegfried Hecker
- Josephine Lazarus & Max Heckard
- Debra Myer
- Susan Hancock & Harry Miller
- Tesuque Glassworks: Charles Miner, David Shanfeld, Jaira Avila and Terry Baker

Let us know of any events or volunteering opportunities that can make your membership more enjoyable!

Join the fun!

Leslie Walker-Hirsch Membership Chair

Women In Glass: On-Fire!

Organized by Glass Alliance New Mexico, Blue Rain Gallery and New Mexico State Committee of the National Museum for Women in the Arts.

Join us for drinks, delicious hors d’oeuvres and spectacular glass artworks by four magnificent local & regional women glass artists: Shelley Muzylowski Allen, Carol Lujan and Mary Shaffer, and Judy Tuwaletstiwa.

This is a private event. You must register to attend.

Learn more...

Ellen Premack Board Member

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Sarah A. Nelson Communications Chair