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Lisa Alonzo: Cash is King
Wall Street International
Reviewed by Daniel Gauss

George Washington knew a thing or two about money. Actually, like most Virginia tobacco farmers, he knew how to borrow it, live lavishly on it on his slave plantation, and not pay it back to his English creditors. The historian who wrote the book ‘Tobacco Culture’ postulated that Washington and other Virginia farmers supported independence so much because it was the only way they knew of to get out from under their debts – nothing like a revolution to cancel the money you owe to your ‘oppressor’.

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Judith Schaechter
Philadelphia Art Alliance
Marerial Legacy: Masters in Fiber, Clay and Glass
September 17 - Novemeber 29, 2015

This exhibition is part of a multi-venue series of exhibitions honoring Fellows of the American Craft Council who have had considerable impact on the Philadelphia region. In addition, this series of exhibitions is a major feature of the city-wide pilot project Craft NOW I Philadelphia, and includes the participation of our organization along with The Center for Art in Wood, The Clay Studio, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

The ACC College of Fellows are composed of craftspeople that have made significant contributions to the field of craft in the United States, with over 25 years of practice in their respective disciplines. The Philadelphia region has been widely recognized for its rich history and accomplishments in the field of craft, which is reflected in the number of artists who have become part of the ACC College of Fellows. These four exhibitions, the accompanying publication, and educational programming are all designed to highlight the impact of the Philadelphia region on craft on a national scale by featuring the work of 15 different Fellows among the four venues.


MODERN magazine

Fall 2015, words by Frances Brent

Cut Table, an installation on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, until January 10, 2016, distills some of Lipman’s thoughts about a sublime grace in the ruin of things. Here she’s assembled a jumble of glass objects, cylinders and spheres, candlesticks, a flute, an apothecary jar, stacked bowls and dishes, some of them already broken. At first glance, everything appears shimmering and lustrous, but as the eye adjusts, you see that the table has been cut and the glass damask-style “wallpaper” in the background is frayed. The injuries of time seem to have left their mark on the surfaces of these ordinary things, which are simultaneously shining and translucent, damaged, unstable, and impermanent.

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Museum of Fine Arts Boston

Crafted: Objects in Flux
August 25, 2015 - January 10, 2016

This exhibition explores a movement in “flux,” focusing on contemporary craft-based artists who are finding new ways to fully explore their disciplines. Featuring a selection of works from across the landscape of contemporary craft, the exhibition includes more than 30 emerging and established international artists, each of whom embraces and explores the increasingly blurred boundaries between art, craft and design.




Karin Pliem, Mysterium of Sumava Forest
Egon Schiele Art Centrum
, Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
April 3 - November 1, 2015

The theme of nature, especially the world-famous Bohemian Forest, in a time, in which the media continuously pay attention to war and terror, is applicable to remind us to the beauty of this region and its history as an eternal inspiration for art and everyday life.  Austrian painter Karin Pliem’s aim is to create a dialog of contrasting opposites, creating an unresolved intermezzo between painting and imagery. During her travels around the world she gathers diverse natural objects from different and unrelated sources, integrating these into her image repertoire.




Phillips Collection, Washington, DC


HYPERALLERGIC: Sensitive to Art & its Discontents
A Haunting Installation Transforms the Phillips Collection (03/06/2015)

"Ultimately, NO/Escape reminds us that the terms of our imprisonment are the terms of our escape. The Phillips, like the figures in Roig’s provocative show, is static, but our interactions with it are not. To navigate a space differently is to navigate a different space — to escape without really escaping, without needing to really escape."   (read the full review)




Andrew Erdos
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art:
Piece by Piece: Building a Collection
highlights from the collection of Christy and Bill Gautreaux


Piece by Piece: Building a Collection premieres a selection of more than 30 objects in a range of media by 26 national and international artists from the Kansas City–based collection of Christy and Bill Gautreaux. The exhibition results from an enriching collaboration with the collectors and reflects extensive curatorial research into their energizing and ever-evolving contemporary art collection for which we are profoundly grateful. It highlights a global perspective, including established and emerging artists from Africa, Afro-Caribbean regions, Europe, India, Latin America, and the United States.




acquired by Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC

The Smithsonian American Art Museum, Renwick Gallery has aquired Schaechter's stained galss work, The Birth of Eve The Birth of Eve marks Schaechter's return to the meticulous decorative style which has become her hallmark.  This work becomes the second work by Schaechter to be added to the Museums collections.



Phillips Collection, Washington, DC
Extended through April 5th, 2015

Bernardi Roig has been selected to feature new works in the Phillips Collection galleries as part of their "Intersections" series.  Intersections explores the intriguing convergences between old and new traditions, modern and contemporary art practices, and museum spaces and artistic interventions.



ANDREW ERDOS, Ascendance
commisioned by 21C Museum, Durham


Andrew Erdos has been awarded a monumental commission by the 21C Museum and Hotel for their new location in Durham, NC. Erdos will install a reflective and contemplating 12 monitor video installation sprawling 2 floors. Opening Fall 2015



Kunst Halle Krems, Krems an der Donau, Austria
After Picasso
May 10, 2015 - June 9, 2015

The exhibition follows the numberless traces that the work of Pablo Picasso, generally considered as one of the most important and influential artists of the 20th century, has left in contemporary Austrian art.

Curator: Günther Oberhollenzer



ANDREW ERDOS, Cheerfully Rooting Through Ruby Red Detritus
acquired by New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT


The New Britain Museum of Art has acquired for its permanent collection Andrew Erdos's Cheerfully Rooting Though Ruby Red Detritus, sterling silvered mouth blown glass sculpture and two-way mirror installation.




BETH LIPMAN, Aspects of (American) Life
acquired by New Britian Museum of American Art, New Britian, CT


Beth Lipman's Aspects of (American) Life. The latest addition to the Museum's Appropriation & Inspiration series, this installation relates directly to Thomas Hart Benton's epic murals The Art of Life in America. Borrowing objects depicted in the murals, Lipman creates a monumental three-dimensional still-life sculpture from clear glass as a meditation on the good fortunes of wealth and prosperity as well as the misfortunes that ensue from their abuse.

ANDREW ERDOS , Smokey Sapphire Endless Mountains
acquired by Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN

The Knoxville Museum of Art in Tennessee has acquired "Smoky Sapphire Endless Mountains" by Andrew Erdos for their permanent collection.  The sculpture is also on display at the Museum in their "Facets of Modern and Contemporary Glass" exhibition. The show, which also includes Beth Lipman, surveys the work of modern and contemporary artists who approach glass using innovative methods and techniques.



Lisa Alonzo , Vanilla Scented Sovereignty
featured in Tweed's Magazine of Literature & Art

Vanilla Scented Sovereignty, Lisa Alonzo's first exhibition with Claire Oliver this past March has been featured in Tweed's Issue #2 with a five page photographic spread.


Virginia A. Groot Foundation

Spring 2014


The Virginia A. Groot Foundation has selected Beth Lipman as their 2014 Grant recipient. The winner of this prestigious award is a $35,000 grant to further her career - so great and well deserved! The Foundation was established in 1988 so that artists working in three dimensions could have the opportunity to devote additio

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