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Grants Awarded

The following is a list of the grants awarded by the AACG since 1991, for a total of $1,498,218. To see a graph of annual grant amounts awarded from through 2021, click here. To see a graph of cumulative grants through 2021, click here

AACG Grants Awarded from 1991 to the Present

2021 Grants ($47,000)

  • Bellevue Arts Museum (WA) for the exhibition Trace: Terri Grant and Purnima Patel. $4,000
  • Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass (Neenah, WI) for the exhibition Between Us:  A Retrospective of Work by John Littleton and Kate Vogel. $2,500
  • GEEX (Glass Education Exchange), Inc. in support of the second season of GEEX Talks, an online virtual artist lecture series. $2,500
  • Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum at Mesa Arts (AZ) for three exhibitions in celebration of the UN's 2022 International Year of Glass by artists Joseph Cavalieri, Jennifer Caldwell and Jason Chakravarty, and Troy Moody. $3,500
  • Museum of Arts and Design (New York City, NY) for Glass in Flux, four glass virtual programs. $3,500
  • Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (Santa Fe, NM) for the exhibition Clearly Indigenous: Native Visions Reimagined in Glass. $4,500
  • Museum of Wisconsin Art (West Bend) for the exhibition The Studio Glass Movement in Wisconsin: The Hyde Collection. $4,500
  • Sandwich Glass Museum (MA) for the exhibition In Her Voice: Influential Women in Glass. $2,000
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum-Renwick Gallery (Washington, DC) for the exhibition New Glass Now. $9,500
  • Southern Vermont Arts Center (Manchester) for the exhibition 2021⁰ F: Glass and Technology. $3,000
  • The Long Island Museum of American Art, History & Carriages for the exhibition Fire & Form: New Directions in Glass. $5,500
  • WheatonArts (Millville, NJ) in support of the Wheaton Conversations virtual artist presentations. $2,000

2020 Emergency Grants ($82,500)

In 2020, the AACG board directed the grants committee to select a group of leading glass-focused organizations to receive COVID-19 emergency grants. This replaced our regular 2020 grants and showed our support for these organizations that were suffering from tremendous financial losses due to the national emergency.

  • Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass (Neenah, WI)
  • CERF+
  • Chrysler Museum of Art (Norfolk, VA)
  • Corning Museum of Glass (NY)
  • DMG School Project (St. Petersburg, FL)
  • Flint Institute of Arts (MI)
  • Museum of Arts and Design (New York City, NY)
  • Museum of Glass (Tacoma, WA)
  • National Liberty Museum (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Pittsburgh Glass Center (PA)
  • Ringling Museum of Art (Sarasota, FL)
  • Toledo Museum of Art (OH)
  • WheatonArts (Millville, NJ)

2019 Fall Grants ($44,700)

  • Anchorage re: MADE (Anchorage, AK) for public program with demonstration and workshop, $2,000
  • Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass (Neenah, WI) for Wisconsin artist series including ten gallery talks, demos and/or lectures. $4,000
  • Boise Art Museum (ID) for the site-specific exhibition: Ann Gardiner. $5,000
  • Evangeline Arts Council (Ville Platte, LA) for the public project "Spere of Hope" mosaic sculpture. $2,500
  • Fort Houston Artisan Support Project (Nashville, TN) for the exhibition: CHROMA: A Contemporary Survey of American Glass. $3,000
  • Grand Rapids Art Museum (MI) for the exhibition: A New State of Matter: Contemporary Glass. $3,000
  • Morris Museum of Art (Augusta, GA) to fund a museum guide brochure for a new permanent contemporary glass gallery.  $4,200
  • Museum of Arts and Design (New York, NY) for the exhibition: Beth Lipman: Collective Elegy. $10,000
  • Sonoran Glass School (Tucson, AZ) for a five-weekend visiting artist series. $3,000
  • UrbanGlass (Brooklyn, NY) to support the 2020 Studio Residency Program for four artists. $4,000
  • Western Carolina University Fine Art Museum (Cullowhee, NC) for the exhibition: Works of Kit Paulson and SaraBeth Post. $4,000

2019 Spring Grants ($35,800)

  • Chrysler Museum of Art (Norfolk, VA) for support of daily free public demos in the Perry Glass Studio. $5,000
  • Flint Institute of Arts (MI) for mini residencies and guest artists. $6,000
  • Museum of Glass (Tacoma, WA) for the exhibition: Richard Marquis Survey. $5,000
  • Pittsburgh Glass Center (PA) for the exhibition: Jaime Guerrero’s Border Angels. $6,000
  • Salem Art Works (Salem, NY) for demos, lecture, and three-day workshop with Laura Donefer. $2,800
  • Tacoma Arts Museum (WA) for the Seattle photo shoot for The Documenta Project. $6,000
  • WheatonArts (Millville, NJ) for the exhibition: Emanation 2019. $5,000

2018 Fall Grants ($35,000)

  • 108 Contemporary (Tulsa, OK): Exhibition: Beth Lipman: Accidental Vestiges. $7,000
  • Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass (Neenah, WI): Artist lectures  by Joyce Scott and de la Torres brothers during exhibition Changes: Glass Artists with a Point of View. $5,000
  • Glass Art Society: Day of Glass at 2019 GAS Conference in St. Petersburg. $3,000
  • Google Works Center for the Arts (Reading, PA): Sponsorship of one contemporary glass artist residency. $4,000
  • National Liberty Museum (Philadelphia, PA): Exhibition: Wheels on Fire, exploring the role of women in functional glass art. $2,000
  • New Orleans School of Glassworks and Printmaking Studio (LA): Six-day event with Chihuly team members demoing during Jazz Fest. $2,000
  • Portland Museum of Art (ME): Exhibition: Vanguard: Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, 1950-1969. $4,500
  • Tacoma Art Museum (WA): Exhibition: Metaphor into Form: Art in the Era of the Pilchuck Glass School. $7,500

2018 Spring Grants ($43,000)

  • Bellevue Art Museum (WA): Exhibition: BAM Biennial 2018: BAM! Glasstastic. $2,000
  • DMG School Project (St. Petersburg, FL): Emerging artist residency program. $2,500
  • Flint Institute of Arts (MI): Week-long residency with Jeff Mack in Hot Glass Studio. $2,500
  • Fort Wayne Museum of Art (IN): Exhibition: Shift, Dan Clayman. $2,500
  • Glass Art Kalamazoo (MI): Three visiting artist programs and exhibitions: $1,000
  • Huntington Beach Art Center (CA): Exhibition: Shines Through. $2,000
  • Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection (U. of VA, Charlottesville): Exhibition: Jenni Kemarre Martiniello: Freshwater Saltwater Weave. $3,000
  • Memorial Art Gallery (Rochester, NY): Exhibition: The Path to Paradise: Judith Schaechter’s Stained Glass Art. $5,000
  • Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts (AL): Exhibition: Lino Tagliapietra: Master of Glass. $5,000
  • Museum of Glass (Tacoma, WA): Funding for exhibition catalog Raven and the Box of Daylight. $5,000
  • Museum of Wisconsin Art (West Bend): Installation exhibition of Beth Lipman sculpture, InEarth. $3,000
  • North Carolina Glass Center (Asheville): Exhibition: North Carolina and the Studio Glass Movement. $2,000
  • Sonoran Glass School (Tucson, AZ): Exhibition: Remembering Kristallnacht: New Work from Broken Glass. $2,000
  • Springfield Museums (MA): Programming related to exhibition: Kids Design Glass. $2,000
  • Toe River Arts (Burnsville, NC): Exhibit: Sphere of Influence: Glass Artists of Western North Carolina. $2,500
  • UrbanGlass (Brooklyn, NY): Exhibit: Apparatus: The Art of Scientific Glass. $2,000

2017 Fall Grants ($38,000)

  • Boise Art Museum (ID): Exhibition: One-of-a-Kind: Contemporary Studio Glass. $3,500
  • Chrysler Museum of Art (Norfolk, VA): Visiting artist series for 2018. $4,500
  • Craft & Folk Art Museum (Los Angeles, CA): Exhibition: Katherine Gray: As Clear as the Experience. $3,000
  • DEEP Arts (Rochester, NY): Film documentation of Laura Donefer's Todesmarche Revisited installation, in Florida. $3,500
  • Glass Art Society: Staging and bleachers for demos, lectures, community events at the 2018 GAS conference in Venice, Italy. $5,500
  • National Liberty Museum (Philadelphia, PA): Exhibition: Glass and Audio in Dialogue. $3,000
  • Palm Springs Art Museum (CA): Exhibition: Contemporary Narratives in Glass. $4,000
  • Pittsburgh Glass Center (PA): Exhibition: Kelly O'Dell's transient (h)ours. $2,500
  • Wayne Art Center (PA): Exhibition: Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Women in Glass. $3,000
  • WheatonArts and Cultural Center (Millville, NJ): Continuation of Emanation Project. $5,500

2017 Spring Grants ($31,200)

  • Allegany Arts Council (Cumberland, MD): Exhibition: Hot Glass. $3,200
  • Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass (Neenah, WI): Exhibition: Searching for Excellence. $6,000
  • Houston Center for Contemporary Craft: Exhibition: Noble NEON. $6,000
  • Jamestown Arts Center (RI): Exhibition: Nature by Design. $1,000
  • Museum of Glass (Tacoma, WA): Exhibition: Complementary Contrasts: The Glass and Steel Sculptures of Albert Paley. $7,500
  • Tacoma Art Museum (WA): Exhibition: Highlights from the Anne Gould Hauberg Collection. $7,500

2016 Fall Grants ($56,000)

  • Cameron Art Museum (Wilmington, NC): Exhibition: From the Fire: Contemporary Glass. $5,000
  • Grounds for Sculpture (Hamilton, NJ): Exhibition: Joyce C. Scott: Harriet Tubman and Other Truths. $10,000
  • Madison Square Park Conservancy (New York City, NY): Exhibition: Prismatic Park: Colored Glass to Destroy Hatred by Josiah McElheny. $5,000
  • Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum, Saginaw Valley State University (University Center, MI): Exhibition: Floating World by Karen Lamonte. $5,000
  • Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Bakalar & Paine Galleries (Boston, MA): Exhibition: Vitreous Bodies: Assembled Visions in Glass. $7,000
  • Morris Museum (Morristown, NJ): Exhibition: Lino Tagliapietra - Maestro of a Glass Renaissance. $4,000
  • Museum of Glass (Tacoma, WA): Exhibition: Linda MacNeil: Jewels of Glass. $5,000
  • New York Botanical Garden (Bronx, NY): Exhibition: Chihuly. $10,000
  • Sonoran Glass School (Tucson, AZ): Class/Exhibition: John Kabuki: Learning the “Compression” technique. $2,000
  • UrbanGlass (Brooklyn, NY): Exhibition: 2017 MFA Exhibition. $3,000

2016 Spring Grants ($27,487)

  • Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass: Exhibition: Bending Brilliance: Contemporary Light Works in Neon and Plasma. $6,887
  • Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art: Exhibition of work by Benjamin Johnson. $4,000 (challenge grant)
  • Oregon Symphony Association: Staging of Bartok's Bluebeard's Castle with towering Chihuly sculptures. $9,000
  • WheatonArts and Cultural Center: Development phase of 2017 Museum of American Glass exhibit Emanation II. $7,600

2015 Fall Grants ($34,300) 

  • Boca Raton Museum of Art (FL): Exhibition: Glasstress. $9,000
  • First City Art Center, Pensacola (FL): 2016 Visiting Artists Program. $2,500
  • Glass Art Society: Corning GAS Conference neon show and Day of Glass. $3,500
  • Kentuk Art Center (Northport, AL): Exhibition: Works of Cal Breed. $1,500
  • Lauren Rogers Museum of Art (Laurel, MS): Exhibition: Chihuly: Venetians from the George R. Stroemple Collection. $4,000
  • Museum of Craft and Design (San Francisco): Exhibition: Without Camouflage. Dafna Kaffeman. Silvia Levenson. $3,500
  • Pittsburgh Glass Center (PA): Exhibition: Lifeforms. $6,000
  • The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology (Neward, OH): FireWorks glass education and entrepreneurship program for at-risk youth. $1,300
  • Tyler Museum of Art (TX): Exhibition: Chihuly: Works from Texas Collections. $3,000

2015 Spring Grants ($16,500)

  • Cal State San Bernardino Fullerton Museum of Art: Exhibition: Katherine Gray. $3,000
  • Center for Visual Arts (Greensboro, NC): Exhibition: Glassworks. $2,500
  • GlassRoots (Newark, NJ): Portable hotshop to Newark parks. $1,000
  • Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts (Alabama): Exhibition: Beth Lipman. $5,000
  • Museum of Glass (Tacoma, WA): Exhibition: Flora Mace and Joey Kirkpatrick retrospective. $5,000

2014 Fall Grants ($47,000)

  • American University Museum: Exhibition: Silvia Levenson, Identitad. $3,500
  • Baker Arts Center (Liberal, KS): Exhibition: Art Glass of John McDonald. $500
  • David Owsley Museum of Art, Ball State University (Muncie, IN): Reprinting of catalog for Without Camouflage, Dafna Kaffeman, Silvia Levenson. $3,000
  • Foothills Art Center (Golden, CO): Exhibition: A Passion for Glass: Art Glass from Colorado Collections. $4,000
  • Glass Art Society: Day of Glass at 55th Annual GAS Conference in San Jose, CA. $3,500
  • Lee County Alliance for the Arts (Fr. Myers, FL): Exhibition: Works in Glass. $1,000
  • Massachusetts College of Art and Design (Boston): Residency of artists John Drury and Robbie Miller. $2,500
  • Museum of Craft and Design (San Francisco): Exhibition: Amber Cowan: Second-Life Glass. $4,000
  • Museum of Fine Arts Boston: Exhibition: Objects in Flux: Exploring the Boundaries of Contemporary Craft. $6,000
  • Neusole Foundation (Neusole Glassworks, Cincinnati, OH): Residency of Fritz Dreisbach and exhibition of his work. $2,000
  • Palm Springs Art Museum: Exhibition: Links: Australian Glass and the Pacific Northwest. $4,000
  • Pilchuck Glass School: Film Project: Pilchuck: A Dance with Fire. $5,000
  • The Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago: Exhibition: Work of Italian mosaic artist Verdiano Marzi. $1,500
  • The Works, Ohio Center for History, Art and Technology (Newark, OH): Exhibition: Confinement, work of Eric Hernandez. $1,000
  • WheatonArts and Cultural Center (Millville, NJ): Exhibition: Emanation, residency and exhibit project. $5,500

2014 Spring Grants ($19,850)

  • American Craft Council: First phase of Glass Secessionism project. $2,000
  • Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass (Neenah, WI): Programming connected to exhibition "William Morris, Native Species." $3,850
  • Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts (Wilmington): Exhibition "John Moran presents American Idols." $3,000
  • Fort Wayne Museum of Art (IN): Exhibition: Peter Bremers "Inward Journey." $4,000
  • Museum of Glass (Tacoma, WA): Exhibition: "Lightness of Being: New Sculpture by Howard Ben Tre." $4,000
  • National Liberty Museum (Philadelphia, PA): Exhibition: "Create + Collect = Connect." $3,000

2013 Fall Grants ($36,500)

  • Hunterdon Art Museum (Clinton, NJ): Exhibition "Glass! Extraordinary Works by the Fellows of Wheaton Arts." $2,500
  • The John and Mabel Ringling Museum of Art Foundation, Inc. (FL): Exhibition "The Philip and Nancy Kotler Collection." $4,500
  • Glass Art Society: Day of Glass and Gallery Hop at 2014 43rd GAS Conference in Chicago. $2,000
  • Peoria Riverfront Museum (IL): Exhibition "Chihuly and Friends: Highlights from the George R. Stroemple Collection." $3,000
  • Knoxville Museum of Art (TN): Exhibition "Facets of Modern and Contemporary Glass." $5,000
  • New Britain Museum of Art (CT): Exhibition "Contemporary Glass: 21st Century Innovations." $5,500
  • Minnetrista (Muncie, IN): Exhibition "Emerging Artists" curated by Silvia Levenson and Dafna Kaffeman. $2,000
  • Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center for Creative Glass Center of America (CGCA) (NJ): Writing and publicagion of essays on all 2014 CGCA Fellows. $1,500
  • Nordic Heritage Museum (Seattle, WA): Exhibition "Pull, Twist, Blow - Revolution in the Kingdom of Glass." $2,500
  • Pittsburgh Glass Center: Artists' residencies and exhibition of their work during 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial. $3,000
  • UrbanGlass (Brooklyn, NY): Exhibition "A Tree Grows" by Katherine Gray. $5,000

2013 Spring Grants ($30,400)

  • American Glass Guild: Exhibition American Glass Now. $2,000
  • Bellevue Arts Museum (WA):  Program Short Stories: Narrative Works by Nate Steigenga, Anna Torma, and Cappy Thompson. $3,000
  • Bergstrom-Mahler Museum: Exhibition Glass Artists of the New North. $4,000
  • Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery: Exhibition 6,000 Footprints. $4,000
  • Columbus Museum (GA): Exhibition Feel the Heat: Contemporary Glass Sculpture. $4,000
  • David Owsley Museum of Art Ball State University (IN): DVD documentation of Anders Ruhwald’s residency. $2,500
  • Morean Arts Center (FL): Design & printing of glassblowing educational brochure. $2,500
  • Museum of Glass (Tacoma, WA): Exhibition Caution Fragile! $4,000
  • Reading Public Museum (PA):  Gallery guide and “Art in the Afternoon” programs. $3,000
  • SiNaCa Studios School of Glass (Ft. Worth, TX): Artist fee for one visiting artist in series. $1,400

2012 Fall Grants ($19,000)

  • Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the U of VA: For lecture by Preston Singletary. $1,500         
  • Art Museum of South Texas-Corpus Christi (TX): For exhibition "Contemporary Studio Glass from the Collection of the Mobile Museum of Art." $3,000
  • Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts (AL): For exhibition "Cam Langley - A Retrospective." $1,000       
  • Wexner Center for the Arts (Columbus, OH): For exhibition "Josiah McElheny: Towards a Light Club." $3,500                       
  • Glass Art Society: For Day of Glass and Gallery Hop at 2013 GAS conference in Boston. $2,000              
  • Des Moines Art Center: Educational Programming for Exhibition: "Transparencies: Contemporary Art and A History of Glass." $4,000
  • Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center (NJ): For Museum of American Glass annual exhibit celebrating 30th anniversary of Creative Glass Center of America. $4,000

2012 Spring Grants ($65,000)

All spring 2012 AACG grants awarded were for 2012 projects in conjunction with the celebration of the 50th anniversary of contemporary glass in the U.S. 

  • Berkshire Museum (MA): For exhibition "Tom Patti: Echoes in Space." $3,000
  • Boise Art Museum (ID): For exhibition "William Morris and Alexis Rockman: The Art of Nature." $3,500
  • Cedarhurst Center for the Arts (IL): For exhibition "The Walter Collection of Glass Art." $2,500
  • Columbia Museum of Art (SC): For exhibition "Born From Fire: American Studio Glass from the Collection." $3,000
  • Craft and Folk Art Museum (Los Angeles, CA): For exhibition "Glass’ Big Bang: Celebrating 50 Years of Studio Glass." $4,000
  • Crocker Art Museum (Sacramento, CA): For a series of programs led by Preston Singletary in conjunction with 50th anniversary exhibition. $1,500
  • Durango Arts Center (CO): For its Blown Glass Invitational exhibit featuring Chihuly and artists he has influenced. $2,000
  • Fallbrook Art Center (CA): For exhibition 15th Annual "Galaxy of Glass" and corresponding public programs. $2,000
  • Foothills Art Center (Golden, CO): For exhibition "Chihuly Venetians: The George R. Stroemple Collection." $2,500
  • Gallery North (Setauket, NY): For exhibition "Art Glass" to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Studio Art Glass movement. $1,000
  • High Museum of Art (Atlanta, GA): For Corning Museum of Glass Hot Roadshow and ancillary museum exhibit. $3,000
  • Kalamazoo Institute of Arts (MI): For exhibition "39th International Glass Invitational." $3,500
  • La Quinta Arts Foundation (CA): For featured Artist (Randy Strong) at La Quinta Arts Festival. $1,000
  • Mesa Arts Center (AZ): To support one of four glass exhibitions. $3,000
  • National Liberty Museum (Philadelphia, PA): For exhibition "Seeking Freedom." $4,000
  • Oakland Museum of California: For exhibition "Fifty Years of California Studio Glass." $5,000
  • Orlando Museum of Art (FL): For exhibition "Contemporary Glass Sculpture: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Studio Glass." $6,000
  • Pratt Fine Arts Center (Seattle, WA): For exhibition "Another Look" highlighting the work of 6 talented yet not adequately recognized Seattle artists. $1,500
  • Roseville Arts – Blue Line Gallery (CA): For exhibition of glass artists from the region. $1,500
  • The Bascom: A Center for the Visual Arts (Highlands, NC): For exhibition "Green Art." $1,500
  • The Crucible (Oakland, CA): For a two-day symposium and exhibition on "50 Years of Studio Art Glass 1962-2012: California’s Contribution." $2,000
  • The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art and Technology (Columbus): For exhibition "Littleton’s Grand Students: Legacies of the Father of American Studio Glass." $1,000
  • Western Carolina University Fine Art Museum (Cullowhee, NC): For exhibition "North Carolina Glass 2012: A Celebration of 50 Years of Studio Glass in America." $3,000
  • Wheaton Arts & Cultural Center (NJ): For "Celebration: 50 and Forward" summer seminar. $4,000

2011 Fall Grants ($77,150)

All 2011 grants were for exhibitions and projects related to the 2012 Celebration of the 50th anniversary of Studio Glass in America.

  • Allentown Art Museum (PA): Exhibition of the Lerner Contemporary Glass Collection. $1,500 
  • Art Institute of Chicago: Exhibition of contemporary glass to commemorate the 50th anniversary. $4,000
  • Asheville Art Museum (NC): "Fire on the Mountain: Studio Glass in Western North Carolina." $5,500
  • Berkshire Museum (Pittsfield, MA): Tom Patti: Echoes in Space. $3,000
  • Block Museum of Art (IL): Exhibition to honor the origins and trajectory of the Studio Glass Movement. $2,000
  • Boca Raton Museum of Art (FL): "Voices of Contemporary Glass: The 50th Anniversary of the American Studio Glass Movement." $4,000
  • Dallas Arboretum (TX): 2012 "Chihuly at the Arboretum." $6,000
  • Fort Collins Museum of Art: "Colorado Collects Glass: A Celebration of the American Studio Glass Movement." $4,000
  • Fuller Craft Museum (Brockton, MA): "Dan Daily: Working Methods." $5,000
  • Glass Art Society: Day of Glass at G.A.S. Toledo conference. $2,000
  • Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (TX): "Transference. This installation investigates the history of glass as musical instrument." $2,000
  • Illinois State University, University Galleries: "Studio Glass at 50: A Tradition in Flux." $3,500
  • Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art (IN): HOT GLASS: Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art® Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of American Studio Glass (Indiana). $1,500
  • Minnetristra (IN): "GLASS A Juried Art Show 2012, inaugural show in partnership with Ball State University (Indiana)." $2,000
  • Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts (AL): "Stephen Rolfe Powell: A Retrospective." $3,500
  • Muskegon Museum of Art (MI): "50 X 50: A Glass Invitational Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Studio Glass Movement." $4,000
  • Museum of Art Ft. Lauderdale of Nova Southeastern University: Studio Glass Symposium with exhibition of works of Isabel De Obaldía. $3,000
  • Museum of Glass, Tacoma: "Scapes, a testament to generations of glass history, international influences, and the future of the movement." $4,000
  • Museum of Seminole County History (FL): "Glass Fascination: Form, Function and Art." $750
  • Plains Art Museum (Fargo, ND): "Jon Offutt: Dakota Horizons, a special glass installation." $2,000
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum: Special panel discussion on the history of the Studio Glass Movement. $3,000
  • Sonoran Glass Art Academy (Tucson, AZ): 50-year Anniversary Celebration, as part of the Tucson Glass Festival, featuring lectures, demonstrations and exhibits by Laura Donefer, Henry Halem, and Tom Philabaum. $1,500
  • Taos Institute for Glass Arts (NM): "Taos Celebrates Contemporary Glass: A Fifty Year Anniversary of Art Innovation." $1,500
  • UrbanGlass Art Quarterly Magazine: Special issue of GLASS Quarterly: The UrbanGlass Arts Quarterly. $2,500
  • Visual Arts Center of Richmond (VA): "Harvey K. Littleton: Innovation and Process." $4,000
  • Tucson Museum of Art: Lectures by Fritz Dreisbach and Henry Halem commemorating the 50th anniversary of the American Studio Glass Movement. $1,400

2011 Spring Grants  ($55,500)

All 2011 grants were for exhibitions and projects related to the 2012 Celebration of the 50th anniversary of Studio Glass in America.

  • Bergstrom-Mahler Museum (WI), “The Legacy of Littleton: Harvey Littleton and his Wisconsin Glass Program Students.”  $3,000
  • Bowling Green State University Foundation (OH), to fund workshops and demonstrations with Japanese glassmakers, as well as an exhibition. $1,000
  • Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan College, Howard Ben Tre Solo Exhibition. $1,000
  • Flint Institute of Arts (MI), to fund educational programming related to an exhibition of Contemporary American Paperweights. $1,000
  • Jack & Shirley Lubeznik Center for the Arts (IN), “Light & Flow: 50th Anniversary of Contemporary Studio Glass.” $3,000
  • Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, “Young Guns: The Legacy of Littleton and Labino.” $3,000
  • Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, “Fifty Years: Contemporary American Glass from Illinois Collections.” $5,000
  • Morean Arts Center (FL), to fund Mavericks in Motion, youth education camps dedicated to creation of glass art. $1,000
  • Museum & Arts Center in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley (WI), “Transcendence – Celebrating 50 Years of the Studio Glass Movement.” $1,000
  • Museum of American Glass, Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center (NJ), to fund major invitational of past Creative Glass Center of America fellows. $5,000
  • Museum of Arts and Design (NY), “Alchemists and Magicians.” $10,000
  • Norton Museum of Art (FL), “Beth Lipman: A Still-Life Installation.” $5,000
  • Palm Springs Art Museum (CA), “Contemporary Glass” and “Michael Petry: The Touch of the Oracle.” $5,000
  • Racine Art Museum (WI), “Cutting Edge: Exploring Glass Jewelry – RAM Honors 50 Years of Studio Glass Art.” $1,000
  • Rockford Art Museum (IL), “Into the Light: Illinois Glass.” $4,000
  • Telfair Museums (Savannah, GA), “Blown, Assembled and Cast: A Celebration of Contemporary Glass.” $4,000
  • The University of Arizona Museum of Art & Archive of Visual Arts (Tucson), Matt Eskuche’s “trash glass” artwork, Agristocracy. $2,500

2010 ($44,500)

  • Bellevue Arts Museum (WA), "Eyes for Glass: the Price Collection."  $5000
  • Boston Museum of Fine Arts (MA), Catalog for "Dale Chihuly: Through the Looking Glass." $7,500
  • Flint Museum of Art (MI), "Lino Tagliapietra in Retrospect."  $5000
  • Glass Roots (Newark, NJ), Flo Perkins workshop.  $1000
  • Mobile Museum of Fine Art (AL), "Richard Jolley and Tommie Rush: A Life in Glass." $4,000
  • Morean Art Center (St. Petersburg, FL),  "Ricky Bernstein: Kitchen Dreams."  $3000
  • Museum & Arts Center (Sequim, WA), "Transcendence – The Magic of Glass, an Exhibition of Contemporary Glass."  $1000
  • National Museum of the American Indian (New York, NY),  "Preston Singletary: Echoes, Fire and Shadows." $4,500
  • Pratt Fine Arts Center (Seattle, WA), "The Brychtova Forum – Women Artists Working in Glass: Celebrating Innovation and Vision Across Generations."  $4500
  • Sonoran Glass Art Academy (Tucson, AZ),  To support a retrospective exhibition of Ana Thiel at the University of Arizona Museum of Art. $3,000
  • Tucson Museum of Art (AZ),  "Borderlanda," Einar and Jamex de la Torre. $3,000
  • Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center (Millville, NJ), Pino Signoretto residency.  $4000

2009 ($59,250) 

  • Columbus Museum of Art (OH),  "Chihuly Illuminated."  $4500
  • Experience Music Project/Science Fiction Museum (Seattle, WA),  Maria Grazia Rosin, "Gelatine Lux."  $5000
  • Fuller Craft Museum (Brockton, MA),  "Josh Simpson: A Journey in Glass."  $3000
  • Glass Art Society (Seattle, WA),  public programs during its 40th Annual Conference in Louisville, KY.  $3000
  • Heard Museum (Phoenix, AZ), Preston Singletary, "Echoes, Fire, and Shadows."  $5000
  • Illinois Wesleyan University (Bloomington), "A Survey of Contemporary Flameworking, 2010."  $2500
  • Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft (Louisville), "Mark Peiser: A Life with Glass" and "Glass Jewelry: An International Passion for Design."  $5000
  • Knoxville Museum of Art (TN), Anne Wilson installation.  $1500
  • Lowe Art Museum (Coral Gables, FL), "The Art of Ricky Bernstein."  $4000
  • Museum of Arts and Design (New York, NY), "Klaus Moje."  $5500
  • Museum of Glass (Tacoma, WA), Beth Lipman and Ingalena Klenell residency.  $4000
  • Palm Springs Museum of Art (CA), "Lino Tagliapietra in Retrospect: A Modern Renaissance in Italian Glass."  $5000
  • Pratt Fine Arts Center (Seattle, WA), Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen and Jiri Harcuba  residencies. $2,000
  • Ringling College of Art and Design (Sarasota, FL), "Contemporaneous Glass: A Collaboration in 3 Parts by Ron Desmett, Kathleen Mulcahy, and Martin Preskop."  $2750
  • The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art, and Technology (Newark), residencies of 3 artists.  $1500
  • Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center (Millville, NJ), "Rising Stars: Contemporary Glass Artists for the 21st Century."  $5000

2008 ($62,250) 

  • Bellevue Arts Museum (WA), "Etsuko Ichikawa: Traces of the Molten State."  $1,750
  • Chrysler Museum of Art (Norfolk, VA), "Contemporary Glass Among the Classics." $5,000
  • Craft and Folk Art Museum (Los Angeles, CA), "Il Vetro Veneziano: Contemporary Venetian Glass."  $1,000
  • Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (TX), two concurrent exhibitions, one from local private collections and the other of three emerging artists. $2,500
  • Hunterdon Museum of Art (Clinton, NJ), Hank Murta  Adams exhibition.  $2,000
  • Knoxville Museum of Art (TN), "Josh Simpson: A Legendary Journey in Glass." $1,500
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, "Pioneers of Contemporary Glass: Highlights from the Barbara and Dennis DuBois Collection." $5,000
  • Museum of Glass (Tacoma, WA), "Preston Singletary: Echoes, Fire and Shadows." $5,000
  • New Britain Museum of American Art (CT), "Contemporary Glass: Chihuly and Beyond."  $4,500
  • New Mexico Museum of Art (Santa Fe), "Flux: Reflections on Contemporary Glass."  $4,500
  • Orlando Museum of Art (FL), "Therman Statom: Stories of the New World." $3,500
  • Pittsburgh Glass Center (PA), Susan Taylor Glasgow exhibition.  $2,500
  • Portland Art Museum (OR), Klaus Moje exhibition.  $5,000
  • Pratt Fine Arts Center (Seattle, WA), Bandu Dunham, Mitchell Gaudet, and Jeffrey Sarmiento exhibition.  $1,000
  • Racine Art Museum (WI), exhibition and workshops by Therman Statom. $2,000
  • Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum (Washington, DC), "Lino Tagliapietra in Retrospect: A Modern Renaissance in Glass."  $5,000
  • Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts (VA), "All in the Family" (works by 15 artists from 7 families). $3,000
  • Telfair Museum of Art (Savannah, GA), "Myth, Object, and the Animal: William Morris Glass Installations." $3,500.
  • Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center (Millville, NJ), "Treasures from the Collection: American Museum of Glass."  $4,000

2007 ($51,500) 

  • Carroll County Arts Council (Westminster, MD), "SiO2: The Mystery of Glass."  $500
  • Cincinnati Art Museum (OH), "Celebrating Contemporary Craft."  $5000
  • Fuller Craft Museum (Brockton, MA), "The Machinery of Heaven." (Steven Easton)  $4000
  • Galveston Arts Center (TX), "2nd Texas Juried Glass Exhibition." $2000
  • Katonah Museum of Art (NY), "Shattering Glass." $6000
  • Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft (Louisville), "Master Maker: Stephen Rolfe Powell: A Retrospective."  $2500
  • Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences (Peoria, IL), "Native Species." (William Morris)  $2000
  • Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester (NY), "Poetics of Space." (Michael Taylor)  $4000
  • Mint Museum of Craft + Design, (Charlotte, NC), "White Light: Glass Compositions by Daniel Clayman."  $4000
  • Museum of Glass (Tacoma, WA), "Mining Glass.'' $4000
  • Nova Southeastern University (Ft. Lauderdale, FL), glassblowing demonstrations. $2000
  • Pilchuck Glass School (Stanwood, WA), digitalization of historic reel-to-reel tapes. $4000
  • Pratt Fine Arts Center (Seattle, WA), visiting artists residencies. $1000
  • Springfield Museum of Fine Arts (MA), "Josh Simpson: A Visionary Journey in Glass 1972-2007."  $2000
  • The Newark Museum (NJ), "Art of Glass from Galle to Chihuly." $7500
  • The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology (Newark, OH), artist residency.  $1000

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2006 ($52,750) 

  • Fairfield Center for Contemporary Art (Sturgeon Bay, WI), "Richard Jolley: Sculptor of Glass from 1985 – Present." $2000
  • Friends of the Conservatory (Columbus, OH), public lecture series in conjunction with Chihuly "Mille Fiori" exhibition. $3000
  • Fullerton Art Museum, CA State University, San Bernardino, group exhibition. $2500
  • Grounds for Sculpture (Hamilton, NJ), "Richard Jolley: Sculptor in Glass from 1985 – Present." $2000
  • Huntsville Museum of Art (AL), "Josh Simpson: A Visionary Journey in Glass." $2000
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art (CA), "Glass: Material Matters." $8000
  • Montgomery Museum of Fine Art (AL), Sonja Blomdahl exhibition. $2250
  • Museum of Arts & Design (NY), "GlassWear" (contemporary glass jewelry). $2000
  • Museum of Glass (Tacoma, WA), "Transparently Built: Glass Installations by Mildred Howard, Jean Shin, Jo Yarrington, and Harumi Yukutake." $2500
  • Pratt Fine Arts Center (Seattle, WA), residencies of Roger Parramore and Cappy Thompson. $1000
  • Rockford Art Museum (IL), "He and She: Vallien/Hydman-Vallien." $2000
  • San Francisco Museum of Craft + Design (CA), "California College of Art: A Legacy in Studio Glass." $2000
  • Smithsonian Archives of American Art (New York, NY), Nanette Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America. $5000
  • Society for Contemporary Craft (Pittsburgh, PA), Raphael Prize exhibition. $3000
  • The Mint Museums (Charlotte, NC), "Observations--works by Ann Wolff." $3000
  • The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art, and Technology (Newark), residency of glass artist. $1000
  • The University of the Arts (Philadelphia, PA), artists residencies. $2000
  • Vero Beach Museum of Art (FL), "Studio Glass: Then and Now." $4000
  • Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center (Millville, NJ), "Celebrating Connections: Contemporary Glass by Mid-Atlantic Artists." $3500

2005 ($47,750) 

  • Worcester Center for Crafts (MA), "Shining Light on New England:  the New England Glass Perspective." $5000
  • The Works:  Ohio Center for History, Art and Technology (Newark, OH), residency of Bill Gudenrath. $1750
  • Ringling School of Art and Design (FL), glass art from Sarasota collections. $3500
  • Museum of Glass:  International Center for Contemporary Art (Tacoma, WA), "Karen LaMonte:  Absence Adorned." $5500
  • Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts (AL), Cappy Thompson exhibition. $3500
  • International Society of Glass Beadmakers (Cleveland, OH), juried exhibition of contemporary glass beads. $3500
  • California Center for the Arts (Escondido), "Through the Looking Glass." $2,500
  • Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (TX), "Reflected Light." $2,500
  • Krannert Art Museum (Champaign, IL), "Eye, Form, Symbol: The Jon and Judith Liebman Collection of Contemporary Sculpture in Glass." $4,000
  • Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art (Evanston, IL), "Sculpting in Glass: Recent Works by Contemporary Artists." $4,000
  • Peninsula Fine Arts Center (Newport News, VA), "Out of the Mold: A Survey of Contemporary Cast Glass." $2,500
  • Pittsburgh Glass Center (PA), "Well Hung: Chandeliers Revealed." $2,250
  • Pratt Fine Arts Center (Seattle, WA), Residencies of Fritz Dreisbach and Kirstie Rea. $1,500
  • Robert Hull Fleming Museum (Burlington, VT), "Tony Jojola and Preston Singletary: New Traditions in Glass." $2,750
  • Theatre of Yugen (San Francisco, CA), theatre set for "The Old Man and the Sea." $1,000
  • Wexner Center for the Arts (Columbus, OH), "Part Object, Part Sculpture." $2,000

2004 ($57,500) 

  • Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, "Dale Chihuly: A Retrospective." $4,500
  • College for Creative Studies (Detroit, MI), "American Glass: The Murano Influence." $3,500
  • Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center (Millville, NJ), "Particle Theories." $8,000
  • The Mint Museums (Charlotte, NC), "Murano: Glass from the Olnick Spanu Collection." $3,000
  • North Carolina Museum of Art (Raleigh), "Fusion: Contemporary Glass from North Carolina Collections." $4,250
  • Galveston Arts Center (TX), "Texas Juried Glass." $2,000
  • International Museum of Art & Science (McAllen, TX), "American Studio Glass: A Survey of the Movement." $5,000
  • Sandwich Glass Museum (MA), "Josh Simpson Retrospective." $5,000
  • Museum of Arts & Design (NY), "Paul Stankard: A Floating World." $8,000
  • Arts Alliance Center at Clear Lake, Nassau Bay (TX), "Glass: An Artist's Medium. " $3,750
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (TX), "Murano: Glass from the Olnick Spanu Collection. "  $2,500
  • Burlington City Arts (VT), "Material Vision." $5,000
  • Museum of Glass: International Center for Contemporary Art (WA), "Murano: Glass from the Olnick Spanu Collection." $3,000

2003 ($43,900) 

  • Asheville Art Museum (NC), "Looking Within, Mark Peiser, the Art of Glass." $5,000
  • Eugene Glass School (OR), flameworking documentary. $1,500
  • Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg (FL), educational program for K-12 teachers and students in conjunction with the exhibition, "Chihuly Across Florida: Masterworks in Glass." $5,000
  • Carnegie Art Museum (CA), "Amend/Stinsmuehlen-Amend: Recent Works in Glass and Paint." $3,500
  • Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts (AL), online catalog of the museum's contemporary glass collection. $1,000
  • Oakland Museum of California, "Marvin Lipofsky: A Glass Odyssey." $3,800
  • Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences (IL), Exhibition of works from the George Stroemple collection of Chihuly blown glass and drawings. $1,500
  • National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library (IA), "Glass Behind the Iron Curtain: Czech Design, 1948-1978." $2,400
  • Glassworks Foundation (KY), "Celebration of Glass: a civic festival of contemporary glass art." $2,600
  • Glassworks Foundation (KY), "Chihuly Baskets." $1,000
  • Louisville Visual Art Association (KY), "A New Millenium: A New Light: An International Survey of Architectural Glass Art." $2,800
  • The Speed Art Museum (KY), "The Light Within: Glass Sculpture from Louisville Collections," an exhibition of contemporary glass. $2,700
  • Museum of Contemporary Arts and Design (formerly American Craft Museum)(NY), "Libensky and His Students." $3,800
  • Museum of Glass: International Center for Contemporary Art (WA), "Glass of the Avant-Garde." $2,300
  • Pilchuck Glass School (WA), Glass art exhibition and catalogue, presented during the 2003 Glass Art Society meeting. $1,500
  • William S. Fairfield Public Gallery Foundation, Ltd. (WI), "American Studio Glass: A Survey of the Movement. $3,500

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2002 ($35,295) 

  • Columbia Museum of Art (SC), "Defining Craft: Collection for the new millennium." Exhibition support, $3,500
  • Evergreen State College (WA), digital video project of work by Cappy Thompson. $1,200
  • Glass Art Society, Support of student exhibition and publication about it in the GAS Journal. $1,800
  • Gulf Coast Museum of Art (FL), exhibit of large scale work by Florida artists Susan Gott, Paul Larned, and Duncan McClellan. $1,930
  • Hockaday Museum of Art (MT), "Etched, Fused and Blown: Five Montana Contemporary Glass Artists." $1,310
  • Kentucky Art and Craft Foundation, "The Glass Vessel: An International Invitational Exhibit." $2,225
  • Kentucky Folk Art Center, traveling exhibition of works in neon. $2,130
  • Knoxville Museum of Art (TN), "Richard Jolley: Sculptor of Glass." Exhibition support. $3,200
  • Museum of Craft and Folk Art, (San Francisco, CA), "Fusing Traditions: Transformations in Glass by Native American Artists." Catalog support. $4,000
  • Norton Gallery of Art (West Palm Beach, FL), "Fire and Form: The Art of Contemporary Glass." Catalog support. $4,000
  • Museum of Glass/International Center for Contemporary Art (Tacoma, WA), "The Inner Light: Sculpture by Stanislav Libensky and Jaroslava Brychtova" (opening exhibition). Exhibition support. $3,000
  • Tweed Museum of Art (Duluth, MN), "Wiiken Collection of Glass." Catalog support. $4,000
  • Urban Glass (NY), 25th Anniversary exhibition, Urban Glass Award Winners at the Corning Gallery at Steuben. $3,000

2001 ($17,400) 

  • Orange County Museum of Art (CA), Howard Ben Tré, "Interior/Exterior." $3,500
  • Rahr West Art Museum (WI), "Dancing with Light." $1,500
  • Yeshiva University Museum, Sydney Cash, "Introspective Retrospective." $700
  • Milwaukee Art Museum, Panel Discussion in conjunction with "Chihuly over Venice." $2,400
  • Queens Museum of Art (NY), "Heart of Glass," eight international contemporary artists. $2,700
  • Rochester Institute of Technology, "Visionary Women." $3,100
  • Columbus Museum of Art (OH), "The Glass Sculpture of Christopher Ries." $3,500

2000 ($18,500) 

  • Kentucky Art and Craft Foundation, exhibition catalog. $3,500
  • Centre College Glass Program, HDTV program on Lino Tagliapietra. $3,500
  • American Craft Museum, "American Glass Artists in Venice." $3,500
  • William S. Fairfield Public Gallery Foundation, travelling exhibition. $3,500
  • Lowe Art Museum, exhibition catalog. $4,500

1999 ($20,800) 

  • Glass Art Society, Student Workshop at Expo II. $2,500
  • Liberty Museum and Education Center, Program, Training, Book. $4,000
  • Tampa Museum of Art, Catalog, Clearly Inspired. $4,000
  • Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, FL, American Glass: Masters of the Art. $4,400
  • Boise Art Museum, Judy Hill Exhibition. $3,000
  • Illinois State University, Visiting Artist Program. $2,900

1998 ($9,300) 

  • Fort Lauderdale Museum, Catalog, Contemporary Glass,.$4,000
  • Renwick Gallery, Catalog, Glass! Glorious Glass. $4,000
  • West Virginia Public Television, Video, Blenko Glass. $1,300

1997 ($12,000) 

  • American Craft Museum, Catalog, 4 Acts in Glass. $2,000
  • Bellevue Art Museum, Catalog, Heir Apparent. $2,000
  • Bergstrom-Mahler Museum, Exhibit, Wisconsin Glass. $500
  • Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Catalog, Glass Today. $4,000
  • Illinois State Museum, Catalog, Fire and Ice. $1,500
  • Lakeview Museum, Exhibition, Blowing Hot/Cutting Cold. $2,000

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1996 ($17,750) 

  • Bergstrom-Mahler Museum, Catalog, Christopher Ries. $1,000
  • Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Catalogue, Klaus Moje. $1,500
  • Cleveland Museum of Art, Catalog, Glass Today. $5,000
  • Glass Art Society, Honoree, Annual Dinner. $1,500
  • Huntington Museum of Art, Catalog, Belkin Collection. $1,750
  • Milwaukee Art Museum, Catalog, Recent Glass. $4,000
  • Mint Museum of Art, Catalog, S. Rogers Exhibition. $500
  • Tucson Museum, Exhibition, Calido! $2,000
  • University of Illinois, I-Space Exhibition. $500

1995 ($8,000) 

  • Krannert Art Museum (University of Illinois), Exhibition, William Carlson. $1,000
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art, Catalog, Modern Glass. $5,000
  • Seattle Art Museum, Catalog, Holding Past. $1,000
  • Toledo Museum of Art, Thurmon Statom Residency. $1,000

1994 ($2,200) 

  • Ohio State University Museum, Student Exhibition. $500
  • Santa Barbara Museum, Chihuly Exhibition. $1,000
  • Urban Glass. $500
  • National Glass Team ("the B Team"). $200

1993 ($28,500) 

  • Corning Museum, Sculpture Gift (Tom Patti) with CCCA. $27,500
  • Milwaukee Art Museum, Catalog, Tiffany/Ben Tre. $1,000

1992 ($3,340) 

  • Pilchuck Glass School, Sosin Memorial Fund (Scholarships). $1,000
  • Toledo Museum of Art, Saxe Collection Exhibition. $1,000
  • Urban Glass, Article in Glass Magazine. $840
  • Whatcom Museum, Exhibition, Pilchuck Glass. $500

1991 ($4,596) 

  • Creative Glass Center of America, Expenses. $623
  • Glass Art Society, Postage. $350
  • Illinois State University, Scholarships. $1,000
  • Philadelphia College of Arts, Scholarships. $1,000
  • University of Illinois, Scholarships. $1,000
  • Urban Glass, Glass Magazine to museums. $1,125

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