2017 Exhibitions

Interiors with Impact

Interiors with impact: A Monmade Exhibition   

December 1, 2017 - February 18, 2018

Pittsburgh supports a vibrant and growing ecosystem of craft businesses, maker enterprises, entrepreneurial artists, and design/build shops. The local producers featured in this exhibition make innovative, attractive, and useful products with heart and skill. They also develop their businesses in ways that strengthen, expand, and diversify the regional economy. They reignite and reimagine Pittsburgh manufacturing for the 21st century.

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October 6 - November 19, 2017

Pittsburgh Glass Center and the 3 Rivers Glass Beadmakers (3RGB) presented “embodiment,” the first jewelry and wearables exhibit at PGC.

Exhibiting artists included: 

  • Carolyn Baum
  • Heather M. Behrendt
  • Jill  Benfield
  • Jennifer Blazina
  • Sabina Boehm
  • Deborah Carlson
  • Eunsuh Choi
  • Sarah E. Cohen
  • Alberto Corte
  • Ronit Dagan
  • Meredith  Edmondson
  • Lezlie Foster
  • Alexandra Fresch
  • Nolly Gelsinger
  • Nina Sam Hibler
  • Lisa M. Johnson
  • Leslie Kaplan,
  • Floor Kaspers
  • Joy  L. Knepp,
  • Natalia N. Komorowska
  • Laura Beth Konopinski with Jason Forck and Valerie Herrero
  • Lou Krueger
  • Sara Sally LaGrand
  • Ronnie Lambrou
  • Heather Larivee
  • Stephanie Maddalena
  • Michael Mangiafico
  • Melissa A. Melan
  • Ben Miller
  • Linda Newnham
  • SaraBeth Post
  • Gillian Preston
  • Madeline Rile-Smith
  • Laurie Salopek
  • Daria Sandburg and Percy Echols II
  • Barbara  B. Simon
  • Lisa F. St. Martin
  • Ann Steenkiste
  • Tiger Waddell
  • Jeri Warhaftig
  • Deborah B. Weaver
  • Jeri J. Wiskus
  • Margaret  L. Zinser Hunt
  • Caterina Zucchi


State of Flux

Leana Quade: states of flux

May 5 - July 30, 2017

Leana Quade is known for making materials act differently than expected. In “States of Flux” she offered new ways to experience glass and its luscious light, erratic fluidity and amazing resilience.

Leana Quade considers herself a blend of an artist and a mad scientist. Her creative process is about experimentation and discovery while exploiting materials and pushing them to extremes. She has always been interested in making materials act differently than the common properties they are known for.

She said, “Using my art to create a feeling or different viewpoint is something that drives me. Watching someone discover glass in a new way while viewing my work, weather it’s seeing glass bend or stretch for the first time or seeing it in its fluid state is what I find successful.”


In “States of Flux” there were three main components - time, tension and transformation. These themes were explored in a variety of ways including demonstration, projection and installation. 


Emerge Evolve

emerge/evolve 16

February 3 - April 16, 2017

“Emerge/Evolve 2016” was a showcase of rising and evolving talents in kiln-glass, organized by Portland, OR based Bullseye Glass Company.

Award winning artists included in the exhibition: 

  • Helen Lee:  Gold Award 
  • Marzena Krzemińska-Baluch:  Silver Award 
  • Alison Lowry:  Bronze Award 
  • Ashraf Hanna:  Crossover Award (For an entrant who first began working or taking classes in kilnformed glass since January 1, 2014) 
  • Kate Clements (Temple University):  Gold Academic 
  • Jeffrey Stenbom (Tulane University):  Silver Academic 
  • Nick Doran Adams (Australian National University):  Bronze Academic 
  • Ligia Bouton: Honorable Mention 
  • Cheryl Wilson Smith: Honorable Mention 
  • Kim Brill: Honorable Mention
  • Rei Chikaoka (Emerge 2010 and 2014)
  • Matthew Day Perez (Emerge 2008 and 2010)
  • Carmen Vetter (Emerge 2006 and 2008)

Bullseye Glass Company, based in Portland, OR, is a manufacturer of colored glass for art and architecture with worldwide distribution and a commitment to research, education and promoting glass art. Hosted at Bullseye Gallery in Portland, Emerge is a biennial exhibition that acknowledges the work of students and early-career artists working in kiln-glass.