Voting for The ABC
July 9, 2005
Mostly Glass' e-mail list
are invited to vote for the
The Sculpted Letters are listed alphabetically, through this link:
Letters listed alphabetically
each image will lead to detailed information on the piece.
votes per household. As a gift, the voters will receive the 52 page
catalogue on The ABC of Glass Art, valued at $20
The main purpose of the exhibit is to demonstrate the spectrum of
Glass Art Techniques, literal reproduction of a Letter should not be
a significant judging criterion. You will come across highlights
from our 1998 exhibit, The ABC of American Glass. Those are
not meant to be part of the current voting
Another vote will
be for the
Mostly Glass 2005 Awards,
offered to 3 Artists chosen by a Jury of Connoisseurs in Glass Art.
include Art Critics, Gallery Owners, Glass Art Collectors and
non-participating Glass Artists.
All winners will be
announced on the Web, just before the opening of Glass Weekend,
July 15, 2005
Information on The ABC
exhibit Updated July
Mostly Glass is invited an International Group of
Artists to participate in this follow up to our 1998 exhibit The ABC of
American Glass. This exhibit will be in the same spirit of demonstrating the
wide spectrum of
techniques used in Glass Art through sculptures of the
letters of the Alphabet.
are from several
countries, and represent emerging Artists and well established ones.
list of the Artists and other information is updated on our web site
Letters / Sculptures.
The sculpted letters will go beyond 26 to include non-Latin Letters
and ancient writings. Each Letter will be a Unique Sculpture. If we
get special requests, the Artist will submit a sketch for the commission,
after the Collector approves of it, advance pay is required.
Retail Price Range: $1550 - $6600
Size Range: 6 - 15", free standing or wall pieces.
Size exceptions were made in pieces on a stand and for Jewelry
The Exhibit opened on the Web June 18 2005
Several of the Letters / Sculptures will be shown at Glass Weekend,
Wheaton Village, July 15 - 17 2005
The Catalogue will not be only a photo album of the letter. It will focus on
the spectrum of Glass Art Techniques and will include all the Letters from
the 2005 Exhibit and highlights from the 1998 Exhibit
Alison Ruzsa, a Glass Artist, is writing the text on Glass Art Techniques.
Karen Chambers, a Glass Art expert, will write the forward for the Catalogue
The Popular Prize will be chosen on the web site by Collectors
on the Mostly Glass e-mail list
The Catalogue is expected to retail for $20
ABC of American Glass, 1998
It opened in our Englewood Gallery December 3 1998
Mostly Glass invited forty
Artists to demonstrate the wide spectrum of Art Glass Techniques through sculptures of the
letters of the Alphabet. The Alphabet was rendered in other Art Forms, but this will be
the first time that all the Letters will be shown in Art Glass and exhibited in one
The Artists are from
across the United States and represent the young, emerging and the mature one. The techniques
demonstrated will be predominantly the well-established Art of Blowing, Lamp working,
Casting and Fusing glass. Stained Glass will be represented in its sculptural form, rather
than in its traditional 2 dimensions. In addition, few Artists will demonstrate the use of
Neon and Holograms in Art Glass.
Artists have chosen one or more Letters and
a particular Letter will be made by more than one artist. There will be a total of 70
Letters / Sculptures. These will be limited editions of 5 (with or
without an Artists Proof).
The Mostly Glass 1998 Award
were offered to the Artists listed below.
The judges included Art Critics, Glass Collectors and non-participating Glass Artists.
Award #1 was shared by Robert Mickelsen (G) & John Miller (X)
Award #2 went to Eric Rubinstein's
(image to be posted on
went to Ray Howlet's
Most Popular Letter
was James Nowak's
all 5 Sculptures in the Edition SOLD