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Art Basel 2014! We are almost sold out! 2 Spaces left for this wonderful trip! On the schedule: Art Basel Scope Miami Art Miami/Context Aqua Miami Untitled Pulse Miami Miami Design Perez Museum Cruz Collection, Rubell Collection, Marguiles Collection If you want to attend, email me at!

What is Gulf Coast Glass Alliance?

1. An organization for collectors of contemporary studio glass to visit artists, studios, galleries, private collectors and learn more about collecting glass art.

2. An opportunity to attend lectures and tours pertaining to contemporary glass in the Houston community.

3. A forum for glass functions going on in Houston and the National Event scene.

Interested in joining our email list for notice on upcoming activities or tours? Just click on the link below and send your information! Contact: Ardis Bartle

Frieze New York and Penland NC


Penland Auction August 8-9 2014

  2014- Frieze New York (May 9-12 2014) and Penland Auction (August 8-9, 2014)  Trips completed for this year!

MichaelCrowder.jpgMichael Crowder is the New "Rising Star" for Gulf Coast Glas Alliance for GlassWeekend13 in Wheaton Village Weekend of  June 7 2013.  Michael Crowder is a mixed media sculptor who exhibits across the US and internationally.  Originally from New Orleans, he is currently based in Houston, Texas. His conceptually-driven sculpture often incorporates museum "art/ifacts" made of glass particles fused together in  variation of the ancient pate de verre technique. Exploring ideas of fragility and impermanence, his work is sometimes cast using ephermal materials-from sugar or chocolate to marble dust or cigarette ashes. He was recently honored with nomination for the Louis Comfort Tiffany Biennial Award and an Artist-in-Residence Fellowship at Dora Maar House in Menerbes, France.