JANUARY 2021 CRAFT NEWSLETTER CRAFT CONFERENCES & EXHIBITIONS COMPILED BY JRA MEMBER, BRENDA ERICKSON
Learn about craft exhibitions happening around the world through the monthly James Renwick Alliance Newsletter or join our mailing list to get weekly updated about upcoming events.
** Due to the shutdowns and various restrictions on gathering, the exhibitions listed below are tentative and may be changed without notice. If planning to visit, please call ahead to verify the events are still open. A small benefit is that many venues have put their shows online and added other objects to their websites which are rarely seen online or in person.
The ROBERT MINKOFF GLASS COLLECTION IS DONATED TO THE MUSEUM OF GLASS IN TACOMA, and his craft library is given to the JRA
The Museum of Glass (MOG) has received a seminal collection of artwork showcasing the development of glass as a studio and contemporary art medium from the Robert M. Minkoff Foundation. With the addition of Robert Minkoff’s personal collection of more than 400 works of art, the Museum’s glass holdings are now the largest in the Western United States.
an accompanying exhibition will take place spring 2022.
Additionally, the JRA is thankful to the Minkoff family for the full library collection of craft publications. Minkoff was a long-time member of the James Rennwick Alliance and the Museum of Glass' first Trustee Emeritus prior to his passing in September 2020. He was well known at the JRA for championing the studio glass movement and played a significant role as a donor and board member.
William Morris (American, born 1957). Petroglyph Vessel, Turquoise Lip Wrap, 1987. Hand blown glass with glass powders; 11 × 25 × 25 in. Collection of Museum of Glass, gift of Robert M. Minkoff Foundation.
In response to the economic hardship in the arts caused by COVID, we have increased support for emerging artists through the 2020 annual Chrysalis Award. The James Renwick Alliance has granted $5,000 to the winner of the Chrysalis Awardee, three Awards of Excellence of $1000 each, five honorable mentions, and over 100 gift memberships to the Alliance for applicants. The 2020 JRACraft Chrysalis Awardee: Kate Roberts