Sunday, February 16, 2014

Landmarks in Lights @ American Glass Guild Conference




HIGHLIGHTED EVENT

Thursday, Jun 26, 2014 - 8:00 pm - 11:00 pmlandmarks_blue sky glenlandmarks_cathedral 1


Following an informal welcome dinner, the three renowned and architecturally distinct structures in the Bryn Athyn Historic District, all in exquisite settings, will be illuminated during a memorable event that offers AGG conference attendees free access to explore the sites.
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Bryn Athyn Cathedral, Cairnwood Estate, and Glencairn Museum were designated National Historic Landmarks in October 2008. Together, these buildings comprise the Bryn Athyn Historic District and will be featured during “Landmarks in Lights: A Celebration of Faith” from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. The AGG conference participants are  invited to enjoy the venues’ expansive grounds all to the strains of recorded classical music.
Tour Glencairn’s first floor and watch a 15-minute orientation video, and a free cell phone audio tour; rides to the Tower fee TBD.
The Cathedral’s stunning stained glass windows will be lit, and there will be live a cappella and recorded classical music filling the air, with tour guides available to answer questions. The bookstore/gift shop will be open, and the award-winning gardens available for exploration.
Cairnwood Estate’s architectural details will be accented by lighting, and the newly restored Garden House will be open.  All 3 floors for the mansion, including access to the tower, will be open for self-guided tours. 
Given the age and construction of the buildings, some areas are not  wheelchair accessible. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an  adult.  For more information and directions, visit www.brynathynhistoricdistrict.org or call 215-947-2004.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Schedule - 2014 AGG Conference, Bryn Athyn, PA

Program subject to change, for more details check the 'detailed schedule" page on this blog

Thursday, June 26, 2014
Workshops
1:00pm – 5:00pm
Doering Center
   Williams & Byrne
   Glass Painting
   Doering Center, Room 220
   Tom Kupper, Lincoln Cathedral
   Conservation
   Glencairn Museum
   Troy Moody
   Image Transfer on Kiln-Cast Glass
   Doering Center, Room 319

Friday, June 27, 2014
Workshops
8:00am – 12:00pm
Doering Center
   Jason Klein
   Glassblowing Workshop
   Glencairn Museum
   Narcissus Quagliata
   Design Workshop
   Doering Center, Room 114
   Tom Krepcio
   Seminar: Computers in the Stained Glass Studio
   Doering Center, Room 119

1:00pm – 5:00pm
Presentations/Panels
Brickman Center
  Nancy Gong
  The Growth of Smalti Mosaics in the US
   Troy Moody
   Stained Glass Sensibilities in Terrazzo Public Art
   Caroline Dunleavy
   Louis Comfort Tiffany through a Spiritual Lens
   Anne Therese Kelly
   Evolution and Process:  Song of Creation & “The Canticle of the Sun”
   Cynthia Courage
   From the Heart: In the Aftermath of Katrina
   Mel Howse
   Shifting Surfaces
   Art Femenella
   DAR Lay Light Restoration Project
   Panel: Conservation Standards: If Not Now, When?
       Art Femenella, Moderator
       Steve Hartley
       Tom Kupper
       Mary Clerkin Higgins

American Glass Now
Juried Show Reception & Awards
Glencairn Museum
6:00 pm

Narccisus Quagliata
Keynote Speaker
Glencairn Museum
7:30 pm

Saturday, June 28, 2014
8:00am – 12:00pm
Presentations/Panels
Brickman Center
   Martha Gyllenhaal
   Bryn Athyn Craft
   Michael Cothern
   Raymond Pitcairn Collection of Medieval Stained Glass
   Brianne Kozlowski
   Stained Glass Techniques of Bryn Athyn Cathedral
   J. Kenneth Leap
   Glass Making in Bryn Athyn
   Sarah Brown
   Looking for John Thornton: The Conservation of the Great East Window at York Minster
   PANEL: Heritage Sites related to Stained Glass
       Sarah Brown
       Brianne Kozlowski
       Martha Gyllenhaal
       Tom Küpper

1:00pm – 5:00pm
Demonstrations
Glencairn Museum
   Jason Klein
   Glassblowing
   Michael Cothern
   Glencairn Medieval Stained Glass
   Tom Küpper
   Conservation Issues
   Glencairn Museum Tours
Dinner
Brickman Center
5:30pm - 6:30pm

Awards Ceremony & Live Auction
Brickman Center
7:00pm - 9:30pm

Sunday, June 29, 2014
8:00am – 12:00pm
Demonstrations
Doering Center
   Mary Clerkin Higgins
   Conservation Gluing
   Ellen Mandelbaum
   A Brush With Freedom
   Bohle
   Lamination in Art Glass
   Nancy Gong
   Smalti Mosaic
   J.Kenneth Leap
   Airbrush Painting
   Scott Ouderkirk
   Decal Transfer on Glass

8:00am – 12:00pm
Artspace
Doering Center

1:00pm – 5:00pm
Presentations/Panel
Brickman Center
   Judith Schaechter
   Skills
   PANEL: State of the Art
       Judith Schaechter
       Mel Howse
       Anna Booth
   Jordan Wright & Ryan Fleet
   On Video Production
   Tom Krepcio
   Digital Files
   Jennifer Simon
   Art Residencies
   Robin Middleman
   Grants and Public Art
   Anthony Glander
   2015 AGG Conference Preview


Monday, June 30, 2014
8:00am – 4:00pm
Bus tour, Princeton NJ

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Participants for AGG 2014 announced

Workshops

Jason Klein
Glassblowing Workshop
Tom Küpper
Conservation Workshop
Troy Moody
Image Transfer on Kilncast Glass
Narcissus Quagliata
Design Workshop
David Williams & Stephen Byrne 
Glass Painting Workshop

Demonstrations

Michael Cothern
Guided Tours - Glencairn Museum
Nancy Gong
Smalti Mosaics
Mary Clerkin Higgins
Conservation Gluing Demo
Jason Klein
Glassblowing Demo
Ellen Mandelbaum
A Brush with Freedom - Design Demo
Scott Ouderkirk
Water Slide Decals in Kiln-Fired Glass Work

Presentations/Panels

Sarah Brown
Looking for John Thornton: The Conservation 
of the Great East Window at York Minster
Cynthia Courage
From the Heart: In the Aftermath of Katrina
Caroline Dunleavy
Louis Comfort Tiffany through a Spiritual Lens
Art Femenella
DAR Lay Light Restoration Project
Panel: Conservation Standards: If Not Now, When?
Nancy Gong
The Growth of Smalti Mosaics in the US
Martha Gyllenhaal
Bryn Athyn Craft
Mary Clerkin Higgins
Panel: Conservation Standards: If Not Now, When?
Ann Therese Kelly
Evolution and Process:  Song of Creation & 
“The Canticle of the Sun”
Brianne Kozlowski
Stained Glass Techniques of Bryn Athyn Glass Workshop
Tom Krepcio
Submitting Digital Files in a Professional Manner
J. Kenneth Leap
Lawrence Saint
Troy Moody
Stained Glass Sensibilities in Terrazzo Public Art
Narcissus Quagliata
Keynote
Judith Schaechter
Skills
Jordan Wright & Ryan Fleet
On Video Production

more details to follow...

Friday, September 6, 2013

Call for Proposals

Call for AGG Conference Proposals

American Glass Guild Annual Conference
June 26-30, 2014 Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania

Deadline for submissions: October 31th, 2013

The American Glass Guild’s Board of Directors is seeking proposals for lectures, demonstrations and panels from artists, craftspeople, studios, conservators, architects and historians for the AGG annual Conference to be held June 26th – 30th, 2014, in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania. We are also interested in proposals for workshops immediately before the Conference. Please consider sharing your work, insights, and interesting projects with your colleagues.

The Conference will present papers on the many different aspects which those working in the field are faced with, including:

  • new design 
  • technique and materials 
  • conservation 
  • history of the medium and its practitioners 
  • best teaching practices 

THEME

Presentations will not be restricted by an overall theme but presenters may wish to consider the historic Bryn Athyn glass making tradition and Glencairn Museum's collection of medieval glass.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Each presentation must be submitted in ONE category which are as follows:

  • Lecture - (20 minute or 40 minute slot) One person talk with visuals (slides or power point) about but not limited to: art and career, technical, health and safety, professional practices (marketing, legal), history and research etc 
  • Demonstration - (1hr slot performed 3 times in succession) One person presentation demonstrating a particular skill or process. Presented like a cooking show where the presenter speaks about, shows images of process, shows pieces in process, and performs some aspect of the process live - not limited to: painting, gluing, computer design, or any technique that can be condensed into the 1 hour time slot, start to finish. Any special needs must be discussed and approved prior to acceptance and demo. 
  • Panel - (40 minute slot) One moderator and up to 4 other panelists for a maximum total of 5 people discussing a topic, visuals optional 

WHAT TO SUBMIT - for each proposal


Lecture - Accepted talks will be 20 or 40 minutes in length with additional time for questions.
  1. Proposals should include a title and a description (no longer than 300 words) as it will appear in the conference brochure and on the AGG website. 
  2. Authors must include a brief (75-100 words) bio, in addition to a resume/CV and full contact information for themselves (name/company, mailing address, phone, and email address) and, if a panel is proposed, for the other possible panel members. 
  3. At least 1 digital image relevant to your presentation; this will appear on the conference website. Please attach digital images that are at no more than 1MB or 3" x 5" at 72dpi - include a caption for your image.
Demonstration - Accepted demos will be 1 hour in length with additional time for questions and must be performed 3 times in succession to allow conference participants to cycle through in small groups. 
  1. Proposals should include a title and a description (no longer than 300 words) as it will appear in the conference brochure and on the AGG website. 
  2.  Presenters must include a brief bio (75-100 words) and full contact information for themselves (name/company, mailing address, phone, and email address) and, if a team is proposed, for the other possible members. 
  3. Include all tools, materials and equipment needed (e.g. light tables, glass easel, paints, running water etc.) and who would be providing what (the demonstrator or the AGG). These sessions will take place in classrooms equipped with white boards and overhead projectors. 
  4. At least 1 digital image relevant to your presentation; this will appear on the conference website. Please attach digital images that are at no more than 1MB or 3" x 5" at 72dpi - include a caption for your image.
Workshop - Accepted workshops will be no longer than 4 hours in duration and will be scheduled to run  8AM - 12 NOON on Friday June 27, 2014.  Instructors proposing workshops must include all tools, materials and equipment needed for the workshop (e.g. kilns, light tables, sandblasters, paints, etc.) and who would be providing what (the teacher or the AGG); whether they expect to charge a materials fee and for what; and what the students will need to bring (e.g. brushes, drawings, cutting tools, etc.)
  1. Proposals should include a title and a description (no longer than 300 words) as it will appear in the conference brochure and on the AGG website. 
  2. Instructors must include a brief bio (75-100 words) and full contact information for themselves (name/company, mailing address, phone, and email address) and, if a team is proposed, for the other possible members. 
  3. Include all tools, materials and equipment needed (e.g. light tables, glass easel, paints, running water etc.) and who would be providing what (the demonstrator or the AGG). These sessions will take place in classrooms equipped with white boards and overhead projectors. 
  4. Instructors are requested to suggest the per student cost of the workshop and the minimum/maximum student enrollment. NOTE: Conference workshops are typically priced around $180 per student with 50% of the workshop fee going to the AGG.
  5. At least 1 digital image relevant to your presentation; this will appear on the conference website. Please attach digital images that are at no more than 1MB or 3" x 5" at 72dpi - include a caption for your image.

HOW TO SUBMIT

DIGITAL SUBMISSIONS ONLY

  • Email to: conference@americanglassguild.org 
  • or ON DISC MAILED TO: J. Kenneth Leap, Conference Chair 12 Washington Avenue, Runnemede, NJ 08078 
  • Submission materials sent by mail will not be returned. 

WHAT YOU RECEIVE

  • Presenters, Demonstrators and Panel Moderators receive one free registration for the Conference (which includes all conference meals). 
  • Panelists receive a registration discount equivalent to one conference day. 
  • Those giving workshops will receive fees for the workshop, but no reduction in Conference fees. 
  • To receive these benefits, presenters must register for the Conference. All travel and lodging expenses and reservations are the responsibility of the presenter.

DEADLINES

  • Closing date for proposal submissions: 31th October, 2013
  • Notification of acceptance: 15th November, 2013
  • If accepted, a presenter will be contacted by AGG Program Chair or conference co-chair and will be required to sign a contract and submit information for promotional materials (including a head-shot & hi-rez images relevant to their presentation for the conference brochure) by December 15, 2013.


Please join us. The mission of the AGG is to provide a forum for the open exchange of information on stained, leaded and decorative glass and its creation, preservation, restoration, and history. Our intention is to work toward building an environment within the field that both cultivates novices and facilitates experienced artists and craftspeople to attain a higher level of expertise. Our Conferences include presentations, round-table discussions, and demonstrations by notable national and international experts. Information on past Conferences is available on our website at http://www.americanglassguild.org.

We would be delighted to have your input at the Conference and your contribution to discussions. We look forward to seeing you in Bryn Athyn!