Lots of Glass in Northern New Mexico – Santa Fe

Friday evening I rushed to the Blue Rain Gallery opening for the Second Invitational Glass Show, which runs till June 27, 2015. Blue Rain is a really nice gallery at 130 Lincoln Avenue, near the plaza and down the street from the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe. Owner Leroy Garcia told me that the gallery is celebrating 24 years in business!

The curator of the glass show is Preston Singletary, whose unique work I had seen at the gallery on an earlier visit.

Preston Singletary, Red Rainbow, blown and sand carved

Preston Singletary, Red Rainbow, blown and sand carved

Among the artists in the show at Blue Rain:

* Tobias Møhl, from Denmark. I saw his work last summer in Seattle at the Traver Gallery. He had several interesting pieces in this show. Here’s one:

Tobias Møhl, Denmark, Oval Glassweaver Vessel, blown glass

Tobias Møhl, Oval Glassweaver Vessel, blown glass

* Michael Cozza is another artist whose work I saw last summer in Seattle:

Michael Cozza, blown and sculpted glass

Michael Cozza, blown and sculpted glass

* Armelle Bouchet O’Neill, originally from France, married to glass artist Sean O’Neill. We had a nice chat about her work, which is quite interesting and (of course) different:

Armelle Bouchet O'Neill and Sean O'Neill, Rising, kiln formed and sand carved

Armelle Bouchet O’Neill and Sean O’Neill, Rising, kiln formed and sand carved

Armelle Bouchet O'Neill, Going to the Sun II, kiln formed and sand carved

Armelle Bouchet O’Neill, Going to the Sun II, kiln formed and sand carved

* Erich Woll:

Erich Woll, When Things Go South, cast glass

Erich Woll, When Things Go South, cast glass

* Janusz Pozniak:

Janusz Pozniak, Sanctuary, blown glass

Janusz Pozniak, Sanctuary, blown glass

Janusz Pozniak, closeup. Note the regular bubbles...

Janusz Pozniak, closeup. Note the regular bubbles….

* Joe BenVenuto:

Joe BenVenuto, Black Terrine Bottle Form, blown and acid etched

Joe BenVenuto, Black Terrine Bottle Form, blown and acid etched

* Several pieces by Sasha Tepper Stewart, an up-and-coming artist:

Sasha Tepper Stewart, Time Standing Still, kiln formed and sand carved

Sasha Tepper Stewart, Time Standing Still, kiln formed and sand carved

* Ben Edols and Kathy Elliott:

Ben Edols and Kathy Elliott, Swell Series Blown 2

Ben Edols and Kathy Elliott, Swell Series Blown 2

* Sean Albert:

Sean Albert, Intentionally Random Line Study (Red), kiln formed

Sean Albert, Intentionally Random Line Study (Red), kiln formed

After I left the opening, I went across the street and found out that the New Mexico Museum of Art was open until 8 p.m. and free after 5 p.m. I went quickly to look at the exhibit on color and check out the gift shop (and the glass in it).

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