Meet the Maestro: Gerry Newcomb


Gerry Newcomb works with kiln cast glass, forming large architectural panels, wall murals, sculptures, light fixtures and tables. These pieces invite people to explore them from many perspectives, with both their eyes and their hands. They play with light to produce colors and shapes and they speak to the forms around us.

Gerry first started working in clay in his late teens. Over time he developed the processes and skills to translate clay forms into cast glass. In his current work, clay is used as an initial model material to form a slab with relief and texture. After pulling a mold from the clay, these open face molds are used to cast the glass. Color is sifted, brushed, painted or laid in the mold and clear glass fills in the rest of the mold. The resulting glass piece has one side in high relief. The other side is flat, glossy and transparent, allowing a person to view the relief through the glass. Each side presents a different way to view the piece and each reveals as well as hides elements.


Coming up next month: Gerry Newcomb

Meet the Maestro: Gerry Newcomb
November 10th, 2018
Saturday 10:00am (Refreshments at 9:30am)

Globe Fine Art
727 Canyon Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87501

RSVP to maestro@glassnm.org



Recap of last month's Maestro: Duncan McClellan

After successfully working with leather and clay, he finally had the opportunity to learn to blow glass at a studio in Ybor City, Florida in 1987. Duncan has studied the creation of larger forms with Fred Kahl and John Brekke, two instructors and artists working at the New York Experimental Glass Workshop. Duncan has also been honored as the second American invited to study and work at the ARS Studio in Murano, Italy.

Duncan's processes enables him to place imagery on the inside and outside (and in some cases both) of his glass vessels. In his one-of-a-kind or series works, images are juxtaposed to articulate the message or idea. The focus is centered around the internal graal technique and overlay techniques, incorporating hand cutting, photo resist and computer graphics.

To finish these works, acid etching, fire polishing and a six-stage grinding and polishing technique are used. Currently, his work depicts emotions relating to family, personal growth and the spiritual connections between each of us as souls.







Video Interview with Morgan Dougherty, Manager of Bullseye Glass, Santa Fe

Morgan Dougherty has been the manager of the Bullseye Glass Resource Center in Santa Fe for more than 7 years. She has had extensive experience in art retail.

Morgan, along with the Bullseye staff, create a welcoming and helpful atmosphere for fused glass professionals, as well as amateurs in glass art. Bullseye has resource centers in Santa Fe NM, The Bay Area (Emeryville) CA, New York NY, Portland OR and Los Angeles CA.

Learn more about Bullseye Glass

Glass events to know about

Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festivals

The Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festivals have been featuring vibrant collections of fine artists and craftsmen from all over the map for the past 30 years. Rio Grande’s three annual juried art shows, each with their own distinct flavor, have all ranked among the top 100 art festivals in the nation. Combine those rankings with Albuquerque’s status as a top-ten art destination, and it’s no wonder these bustling markets have lured thousands of shoppers, avid collectors, and a continually evolving lineup of cutting-edge artistic talent!

Sandia Resort and Casino
Fri, Oct 5, 2018 - Sun, Oct 7, 2018 and Fri, Oct 12, 2018 -Sun, Oct 14, 2018

Go to www.riograndefestivals.com for added information.

New Mexico Artisan Market

New Mexico Artisan Market arrives to the vibrant New Mexico marketplace scene bringing an event where local artisans can gather together and showcase their custom crafted products and goods. The mission is to expand and build the creative economy of New Mexico by supporting and promoting the local creative talent.

Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town
Fri, Nov 23, 2018 - Sun, Nov 28, 2018

Go to www.nmartisanmarket.com for added information.

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!

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Emily Brock Visits GANM Members and Glass Safari Attendees at Bullseye

GANM is hosting a fun hands-on 'Make & Take' class on Friday, October 19th at 3:00pm for both our Glass Safari attendees and GANM members. We are excited to announce that artist Emily Brock will be with us and we can discuss how she creates her impressive miniatures. Emily uses Bullseye glass in her work and our class will use bits and pieces that we can assemble into a wearable piece of art.


GANM members are encouraged to sign up for this class and share in the excitement of Safari in Santa Fe. Please contact Morgan at Bullseye @ 505.467.8951. Special GANM Member pricing.


Tansey Contemporary

Tansey Contemporary has a Gallery Opening for Australian Glass Artist Clare Belfrage (awarded South Australian Living Artist earlier this year) on Friday, October 19 from 5:00 to 7:00pm. The next day (Saturday, October 20, at 1:45pm), Clare will give a presentation at the Gallery - all are invited, including participants in GANM's Safari to Santa Fe. Please RSVP for Saturday's event to rsvp@glassnm.org


Messages from our Board Members

This is my last Newsletter Note as President of the Glass Alliance New Mexico. It has been an honor and a great pleasure to serve in this capacity due to our appreciative members and the opportunity to work with such a talented, hardworking and dedicated Board of Directors.

Together we have accomplished a lot over the past few years. The organization is strong; the incoming Board promises a robust future...

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David Goldheim 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!

- Palette Contemporary Art & Craft - Kurt Nelson

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

Join the fun!

Leslie Walker-Hirsch Membership Chair

Exciting News and You're Invited! GANM is hosting a glass art Safari weekend in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Join us October 18-21, 2018 to explore Santa Fe’s vibrant glass culture. We've got details to our offered scheduled event that include: a downloadable tri-fold brochure; an itinerary page; and an application form for interested attendees. Sign up soon as only 26 spots available.

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Susan Hancock Special Events Chair

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Find GANM on Social Media! Join GANM's Facebook page and never miss a Maestro Event, or a "Call for Entries" ... Hey Artists, you are welcome to post and share what's going on in your studio, gallery events, workshops, and the like!

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Sarah A. Nelson Communications Chair