Last important show of the fall for contemporary craft works is the Chicago SOFA at the Navy Pier's Festival Hall.
The opening is tonight Thursday November 3 from 7 to 9PM. Preview tickets are available in advance from
Artist list here: www.sofaexpo.com or at the door.
Litvak Gallery (Tel Aviv) returns with another stellar booth installation, featuring Peter Bremers, Dale Chihuly, Vaclav Ciglar, Bohumil Elias, Bohumil Elias; Jr., Stepan Pala, Zora Palova;, Julius Weiland and more!Other top glass artists represented at the fair include: Howard Ben Tré(Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, MI); Philip Baldwin and Monica Guggisberg (David Richard Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM); José Chardiet (Thomas R. Riley Galleries, Cle
veland, OH); Richard Jolley (Scott Jacobson Gallery, New York & Berengo Studio 1989, Murano & Venice); John Kiley (Traver Gallery, Seattle); Vladimira Kumplar (Heller Gallery, New York); Latchezar Boyadjiev (PISMO Gallery, Denver, CO); Silvia Levenson(Bullseye Gallery, Portland, OR); Libensky/Brychtova (Habatat Galleries, West Palm Beach, FL); Richard Marquis (Elliott Arts West, Santa Fe, NM); William Morris and Yoichi Ohira (Barry Friedman Ltd); Ginny Ruffner (Maurine Littleton Gallery, Washington, DC); Paul Stankard (Jane Sauer Gallery, Santa Fe, NM);Preston Singletary and Dante Marioni (a new collaboration! at Blue Rain Gallery, Santa Fe, NM); Lino Tagl
iapietra-with a booksigning! (Schantz Galleries, Stockbridge, MA); and Bertil Vallien (Hawk Galleries, Columbus, OH). Stankard and Vallien will speak in the Lecture Series. Don't miss the panel discussion Who Made This?
The Corning Museum of Glass Hot Glass Roadshow's live demonstrations
by SOFA-represented artists and Corning master glassblo
wers; or new! creation of a glass mosaic by The Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA). Here Richard Jolley blows some glass using the Corning Museum of Glass' mobile roadshow.
Picture credit SOFA website: wood seat by Wendell Castle, who was the instructor at RIT when I was there at the School for American Craftsmen.