Glass is a unique artistic medium. It's a medium that was appreciated, understood, embraced, and celebrated by Glass Alliance-New Mexico board member Jerry Silverstein, who passed away on August 15, 2020 at the age of 85.
We are honored to offer for sale select items from Jerry’s carefully curated collection of studio glass art. Jerry and his husband, Bob Zimmerman, very generously committed a significant portion of the proceeds to benefit GANM and its programs.
Jerry didn't just collect studio glass; he also curated and nurtured the artists who were the creators and innovators of that glass art. Jerry understood, as few do, that glass doesn't reflect only light; it is also a profound and intimate reflection of the individual who conceives and shapes each work. He understood that even two "identical" pieces by the same artist are different in subtle ways that mirror the unique time and place in which the piece was created.
Studio glass can't speak, so Jerry became its advocate. GANM had the good fortune to have Jerry as a long-time member, former president, and guiding light. The culmination of Jerry's advocacy was his founding of the GANM maestro program, which brought more than 100 glass artists to New Mexico over the span of a decade, enabling other artists and collectors to hear what Jerry knew was important—the stories of the individuals who are glass artists and the ways in which these artists engage with sources of inspiration and then translate that engagement into works that elicit emotional reactions in viewers.
Like the medium of which he was enamored, Jerry Silverstein reflected light. His life has concluded, but that life will continue to illuminate the lives and works of the artists he knew, the collectors he encouraged, and the medium he loved.
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Local buyers may arrange to pick up their purchases or have them delivered by a GANM member. For out of town purchases, a packing-and-shipping cost, if necessary, will be added to the price of each item, based on size/weight/distance.
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If you like something, CLICK HERE to buy it now. This sale runs May 3-17.