October Glass Fest

Distinguished Artist Series:
Tim Tate Workshop

Saturday, October 6, 2018  |  9:30am - 12:30pm
Washington Glass School 
$50 members  |  $60 non-members

Glass Artist Tim Tate will talk about the process and techniques of his work and tour the Washington Glass Studio. In his own work, Tim Tate likes to avoid strict definitions, preferring to bring together multiple genres and eras to create a unique body of work.  Using glass and video as his primary media, Tim examines issues of politics, science, rituals, and dreams, seeking to find "the relics of the future while honoring the past.


Dinner with the Collectors

Saturday, October 6, 2018 | 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Bethesda MD | Address upon registration
$45 Caucus Members | $60 Workshop Attendees

Collectors Deena and Jerry Kaplan graciously host a catered dinner for the Metropolitan Glass Group and JRA Caucus members for our October Glass Fest. Special guests include the 2019 Distinguished Glass Artist Tim Tate and 2019 Chrysalis Awardee Dean Allison. Registered Attendees of the Time Tate Distinguished Artist Workshop and Caucus Members are invited to attend with limited space available.


2018 JRA Chrysalis Award Presentation

Sunday, October 7, 2018 | 2:00pm - 2:30pm
American University Katzen Arts Center
Free & Open to the Public

Dean Allison creates mesmerizing portraits of people in glass. Through an innovative approach, which combines old and new techniques and materials, he literally creates three-dimensional photographs of ordinary people and captures their uniqueness through a multilayered glass casting process. He will give a short presentation of his work and be awarded the JRA Chrysalis Award.


Distinguished Artist Series: Tim Tate Lecture

Sunday, October 7, 2018 | 2:30pm - 3:30pm
American University Katzen Arts Center
Free & Open to the Public

Tim Tate's current work involves a series of mirrors, causing viewers to lose themselves in infinitely receding images as they stare into it. Or, the work itself might stare back at viewers from an embedded video eye which seems to follow their movements. He will discuss his latest body of work, along with his background, artistic influences, and career. 


Special Guests: The Metropolitan Glass 
The Metropolitan Contemporary Glass Group (MCGG) is the oldest group of contemporary art glass collectors in the country. Founded in 1983, its members come primarily from the New York Metropolitan area, as well as from several other states. The main focus of the group is sharing the love of contemporary art glass, learning about the creative process and techniques glass artists employ and socializing with other like-minded members in a warm and welcoming environment.