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Group Glass Show

, May 10, 2013

Contact: Denise Phetteplace
Phone: 505-954-9902
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Blue Rain Gallery Announces a Major Group Glass Show, Featuring an All-star Cast of Artists in Celebration of the Gallery’s 20 Year Anniversary

Staple artists from the gallery, as well as new, yet established faces, come together for what will surely be one of the most talked about shows of the season…

SANTA FE, N.M. [April 12, 2013] –Blue Rain Gallery is pleased to announce a major new show in glass, featuring the finest in contemporary glass art today. The show will be on view in our Santa Fe location from June 1 – 30, 2013, with an artists’ reception on Friday, June 7th from 5 – 7pm.

Blue Rain Gallery first broke into glass with the artwork of Preston Singletary over twelve years ago. Singletary fused his classical training in glass with the highly graphic designs of his native Tlingit peoples. As Singletary’s career in glass took flight, he worked with potter and sculptor, Tammy Garcia, to help her realize her visions in glass. The two artists produced 2 major bodies of collaborative work (their third body of work in glass was not released until the fall of 2009), and it then became apparent to Blue Rain Galley that the Southwest was thirsty for works in this exciting medium. At which point, the gallery slowly started recruiting unique and talented glass artists such as Shelley Muzylowski Allen, Dante Marioni, and Rik Allen, to name just a few. Today, Blue Rain Gallery is recognized as a destination gallery for glass art in the southwest. For these reasons, it is important that we celebrate our 20 Year Anniversary with a very special month-long showing of glass which will not only include mainstays of the gallery, but it will also include some very special and influential contemporary glass artists that are sure to bring an added level of zest to the show! Participating artists include Preston Singletary, Dante Marioni, Shelley Muzylowski Allen, Rik Allen, Nancy Callan, Jeremy Lepisto, Sean O’Neill, Armelle Bouchet O’Neill, Benjamin Moore, Cassandria Blackmore, Sibylle Peretti, and Elodie Holmes.

Do not miss an opportunity to celebrate the work of these fine artists, as well as help Blue Rain Gallery celebrate its role as a destination gallery for fine glass art. This caliber of show is one that should not be missed!


About Blue Rain Gallery and Blue Rain Contemporary
The Blue Rain Gallery is committed to promoting work of the finest contemporary Native American and regional contemporary artists. Eclectic in nature, the gallery features an extraordinary collection of sculpture, paintings, glass art, pottery and jewelry. Blue Rain Gallery is located at 130 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501. Blue Rain Contemporary is located at 4164 North Marshall Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. Phone 505.954.9902 or 480.874.8110. For more information, visit the Blue Rain Gallery web site at