Beyond Constraint // BSWP

Beyond Constraint // The Birmingham Society of Women Painters


June 2 - July 18

This juried group exhibition features paintings by members of the Birmingham Society of Women Painters (BWSP). For more than fifty years, the Birmingham Society of Women Painters has brought together artists of merit to further their shared interests. Founded in 1944 to provide formal instruction and workspace for women painters, the BSWP is today a dynamic organization of 50 artists working in diverse media. A commitment to the highest standards in creative expression and art education links the generations of BSWP members.

Featuring Work By

Barbara Baker | Robbie Best | Beverly Booth | Jan Brown | Patty Eisenbraun | Jeri Fellwock | Jan Filarski | Susan Fiorello | Sherry Adams Foster | Ellie Gause | Janice Gongloff | Shirley Gower | Katherine Harra | Rebecca Hauschild | Laura Whitesides Host | Barbara Keidan | Ann Kelly | Donna Kennedy | Susan Kwolek | Lesley Kutinsky | Fran Levin | Kathy Mansell | Loretta Markell | Debbie Marvin | Leslie Masters | Sonia Molnar | Cindy Parsons | Ev Schwartz | Fran Seikaly | Elizabeth Sylvester | Donna Thibodeau | Vasu Toli | Marcia Tournay | Chris Trombley | Helen Vlasic | Fran Wolok | Martha Zausmer


2019 Michigan Regional Glass Exhibition

The Janice Charach Gallery and Michigan Hot Glass are pleased to present our third Michigan Regional Glass exhibition, juried by Albert Young. From functional to non-functional, we celebrate everything that glass has to offer.

Featuring: Rosie Bostek, Carlee Broughton, Nina Cambron, Mat Cat, Ethan Crawford, Maxwell Davis, Niko Dimitrijevic, Kim Harty, Alexander Hartke, Alli Hoag, Stephen Jacklyn, John Kilpatrick, Andy Koupal, Lou Krueger, Vic Leo, Loraine Lynn, Joanna Manousis, Alexandria Mcaughey, Paige McVay, Keegan O’Brien, Christine Osinski, Matthew Paskiet, Sharon Que, Jordan Rose, Katrina Ruby, Jack Schmidt, Brendan Sherwood, Tim Stover, Brien Strancar, Brent Swanson, Rebecca Szparagowski, Scott Taylor, Adam Thomas, Ryan Thompson, Marc VandenBerg, Ronit Dayan Vishovski, Simon Waranch, Nicholas Welker, Joshua Wojick, John Wood, Andrew Wu, & Ian Zapico.

Award Winners

Habatat Award Winners // $1,000 Prize
Lou Krueger // ‘One Becoming Two’ & Alli Hoag // ‘Photo Taxis’

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Jurors Choice Awards // $500 Prize
Niko Dimitrijevic // ‘Line and Frame’ & Rebecca Szparagowski // ‘Portrait’

Juror’s Choice Awards // $250 Prize
Ryan Thompson // ‘Honey Goblets’ & Marc VandenBerg // ‘The Seeker’

Student Award // $500 Prize
Ethan Crawford // ‘Pink Coral’

Michigan Regional Glass // 2017

Michigan Regional Glass Exhibition

March 5-April 13, 2017

The Janice Charach Gallery and Albert Young of Michigan Hot Glass were pleased to present our second Michigan Regional Glass exhibition. This exhibition was open to residents of the Toledo area, Windsor area and Michigan. From functional to non-functional, we celebrate everything that glass has to offer. Majority of each piece of artwork had to be glass and original in concept by the artist.

This exhibition was juried by Ferdinand Hampson.

 About the Juror:

The founder and president of Habatat Galleries, MI., Ferdinand Hampson has been involved with artists working with glass for 40 years. He is the author of several publications, including "GLASS STATE OF THE ART", 1984, "INSIGHT: A COLLECTORS GUIDE TO CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN GLASS", 1985 and "GLASS STATE OF THE ART II", 1989, all published by Elliott Johnston Publishers. He has most recently, in 2012, completed "STUDIO GLASS IN AMERICA: A 50-YEAR JOURNEY a 256 page hard cover book.

He has lectured extensively and written numerous articles and introductions for exhibition catalogues. His honors include the 2001 Visionary Award for monumental achievements in the contemporary craft field, in 2003, the Honors Award by the Glass Alliance as a pioneer in the field of contemporary glass and he has also received the Visionary Award from the Naples Art Expo. Internationally recognized as a noted authority and historian in the field, his name is synonymous with glass today.