Meet the Artists of our Contemporary Glass Art Auction! As we approach the final weeks of this extraordinary event at the Mahaffey Theater, we invite you to immerse yourself in the world of 10 wildly talented artists, each presenting their unique vision through captivating glass art. Running until August 31st, this auction offers you an exclusive opportunity to fall in love with the fascinating creations of these exceptional glass artists.
1. Duncan McClellan:
Duncan McClellan, an American Glass Artist and contemporary glass art gallery owner in St. Petersburg, Florida, discovered his passion for glass at the age of five when he visited a glass factory in West Virginia. After honing his skills in leather and clay, Duncan finally learned glassblowing in 1987. His masterpiece “Men-a-morphis” elevates the very essence of glass, showcasing his mastery of the medium.
2. Jason Christian
Based in the Seattle area, Jason Christian, an American Glass Artist, delved into glass art at the age of 21. His work explores reticello, classic Venetian techniques, and modern simplicity. In “Red Dragon,” Jason combines traditional glassworking with contemporary flair to create a visually captivating triumph.
3. Sandra “Sam” Brewster:
Sam Brewster, an American Glass Artist from New Port Richey, Florida, draws inspiration from the natural beauty of her surroundings. Her sand-blasting technique, employed in “Catherine’s Garden,” creates a multi-leveled design on the glass surface akin to a painter on canvas.
4. Jack Alden:
An American Glass Artist and student of the Studio Glass Movement, Jack Alden’s versatile style ranges from crafting pendants to vessels, goblets, and his signature trees. “Fire Tree,” an experimental sculpture, captures his devotion to the natural world.
5. Chuck Boux:
Chuck Boux, a highly esteemed American Glass Artist and founder of the Sigma Glass Studio, turns hot glass bubbles inside out, resulting in mesmerizing pieces like “Zephyr Bowl” with its heavily saturated color palette.
6. Harry Boux:
As the son of Chuck Boux, Harry Boux’s artistic journey began at a young age. His piece, “Fractal”, delves into the realm of optical illusion, captivating viewers with color, texture, and pattern that only glass can truly capture.
7. Bertil Vallien:
A contemporary Master Swedish Glass Artist, Bertil Vallien, is renowned for his uncanny and ethereal sand-casted glass sculptures. In his series “In Transit,” he communicates through a language beyond words, drawing viewers into his world of elevated contemporary mythology.
8. Bula Barua:
Bula Barua, an award-winning, internationally acclaimed American Fine Artist, expands her artistic talent beyond canvas, creating elegant contemporary masterpieces like “Enchanted Canopy,” “Somewhere in Time,” “Whispers of Opulence,” “Submerged Majesty,” and “Her Story.”
9. Fahan Sky McDonagh:
American Glass Artist and studio director at TD Glass, St. Petersburg, Fahan Sky McDonagh, draws inspiration from her experiences in nature, creating sculptures that highlight the value and sustainability of the wild environment. In her piece, Native Relic, Sky taps into her Floridian roots, creating a one-of-a-kind piece sure to bring the natural beauty of the Gulf Coast into any home.
10. Trish Duggan:
Remarkably prolific American Artist, philanthropist, and founder of Imagine Museum, Trish Duggan’s artworks encompass various cultures and themes. In her prints and glassworks up for auction, Trish’s unsurmountable creativity and craftsmanship is sure to leave you and your home uplifted and refreshed. *Please note that the proceeds of Ms. Duggan’s works will go directly to Imagine Museum and The Mahaffey Theater.
With this stellar lineup of unparalleled talent, the auction not only elevates your home or workspace but also fosters positive collective action and inspires creativity in our community. With the proceeds of the auction going 50% to the artist, %25 to Imagine Museum, and 25% to The Mahaffey Theater, this auction is your key to an elevated home space while donating to a great cause. Please join us in ushering into our community a sense of positive collective action, and inspiring creativity like never before.
To view our auction, please follow this link: https://www.imaginemuseum.com/auctions/.
Join us for an exciting evening at the Contemporary Glass Art Auction!
Get ready to be amazed by the stunning artworks created by talented glass artists.
- Date: Wed Aug 23 2023
- Time: 5:30 – 7:30PM
- Location: 400 1st Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Experience the beauty and intricacy of glass art as you browse through a diverse collection of unique pieces. From delicate sculptures to vibrant installations, this auction showcases the best of contemporary glass art.
Don’t miss out on this exclusive event!