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Opening night at Chessman Gallery Show

Here are some pictures from Opening night of my joint show with Ron Bunch at the Chessman Gallery in Lincoln City. I was really pleased with the way that gallery director Krista Eddy coordinated the art and glass work. Ron’s paintings and my glass complemented each other well and Krista made the most of that with her arrangement.

There was a really good turnout for the opening and people were very interested in learning about how the glass was made. I brought along my digital tablet so I was able to show them pictures of the process, including some oh-wow time-lapse videos of what happens inside the kiln during a pattern bar melt or drop ring slump. There was even a sale that happened before the official opening, but even if that’s the only sale, I consider this to have been a very positive experience. If nothing else, I got to see my name painted on the wall and in lights on the sign out front .  

Show at Chessman Gallery

I’m excited to announce that, along with painter Ron Bunch, I’ve been invited to participate in a month-long show at the Chessman Gallery in the Lincoln City Cultural Center in Lincoln City Oregon.

I will have lots of new work at this show, featuring examples of my Radiant, Reflections and Painterly series. If you have an opportunity to come by during the Friday, February 10th artist’s reception from 5pm to 7pm, I would love to meet you.

2016 OGG Open Studio Tour

We got the new studio finished, just in time to participate in the Oregon Glass Guild’s 2016 Open Studio Tour.  My wife Rox and I were excited to welcome four additional OGG glass artists to join us at our studio for this event;  Julie Vincent, Kathy Engholm, Sharon Dunham and Lyn Kennison. 

One of the highlights of the show was our hands-on activity where visitors got to decorate and sandblast glassware like these two created by friend and fellow glass artist, Kirsten Graham.  This proved to be very popular with everyone from toddlers to seniors and a number of people used it as an opportunity to create unique Christmas gifts for their friends and family.

The first six images below show the work of Julie, Kathy, Sharon and Lyn. The rest of the images show the inside of our new studio, and include glass artwork by my wife, Rox Heath, landscape photography by my son Robin Heath and glass artwork by myself, Bob Heath. In the last two images, you can see people busy decorating glassware for sandblasting with guidance from my son Robin.  

We all had tremendous fun during the Open Studio event, meeting glass art enthusiasts, showing them around our studio and helping them experience some of the fun of creating glass art.  We look forward to hosting more open studio events in the future. If you’d like to be notified of upcoming events, please sign up for our mailing list.