American Glass Now: 2016

AGN 2016 CompositeAmerican Glass Now  is designed to encourage artists to bring a fresh and versatile look to a treasured medium by exploring what they find fascinating and evocative about it, and sharing their vision with an expanded public.

Previous shows have been at the William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh, The Saint Augustine Art Association in Florida, The Glencairn Museum in Bryn Athyn, PA, and The Washington National Cathedral in Washington, DC.  The Cathedral was so pleased with our four-month exhibit in 2015 that they invited us to come back every year, in addition to having a show at our conference venue.

In 2016 the exhibit will be installed at the Logan Center for the Arts in Chicago, from June 17- July 112016. The exhibit will continue at the Washington National Cathedral, July 17 – September 28th. 


2016 Selected Artists: Kathy Barnard, Joseph Cavalieri, David Fode, Marie Foucault, Nancy Gong, Mary Clerkin Higgins, Kathy Jordan, Barbara Krueger, J. Kenneth Leap, Ellen Mandelbaum, Sean Merchant, Nancy Nicholson, Richard Prigg, Patrice Schelkun, Emily Selvin, Maria Sheets, Amy Valuck, Sasha Zhitneva.
2016 Jurors:

Judith Schaechter – A renowned glass artist and teacher from Philadelphia, PA. (this is her fourth year as a juror)

Lindsy Parrott – Curator of the Neustadt Museum of Tiffany Glass, Long Island City, NY

Rolf Achilles – An independent Art Historian and former curator of the Smith Museum in Chicago, IL.

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Three artists were selected this year as winner’s of the AGNX Award:  



Our past jurors have included:

Dr. Virginia Raguin
Professor, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA.
Judith Schaechter
Renowned Glass Artist and Teacher, Philadelphia, PA.
Cynthia Williams
Director, Master’s Program in Decorative Arts at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.

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See Past Exhibits

American Glass Now 2015
American Glass Now 2014
American Glass Now 2013
American Glass Now 2012