Not grandmas glass

Habatat michigan

2021 & Beyond
A year-long competition and exhibition

what iS NGG?

In 2021 Habatat, Royal Oak, Michigan, will promote a year-long glass competition featuring 12 artists who have pushed beyond the norm of the contemporary art world. All 12 have impressive talent and creative vision and are expected to be driving forces in the future. Each artist has chosen a single month of the year during 2021 to create an online presentation. Habatat has asked each of them to create on such a level that the body of work could be displayed at their dream museum. They will create and share their presentations that will offers unique experiences into that artists’ worlds. This will be done completely at the artist’s discretion and offer both a glimpse into each artist’s message and work for purchase as well.

This is where the fun really starts. Habatat plans to continue this exhibition in 2022 and to do that the Not Grandma’s Glass presentation will be a competition. Of the 12 artists in the competition only 4 will be selected to participate the following year. This selection process will be voted on in public allowing the world to pick its favorites. The voting submission system will be hosted on the Not Grandma’s Glass website as well.

With a title like this, Habatat plans to create an awareness in those who hear about it. This exhibition and competition drives focus to the work of these 12 important artists and, more importantly, visitors will expect to see work that grandma does not have her in glass collection. A bit of shock and awe that the contemporary glass art world needs. The art world is ever changing and Habatat is personally responsible to represent and promote artists who are pushing glass beyond traditional craft.

The story goes when I (Aaron Schey) started my career at Habatat Galleries the topic of a client’s collection would often arise. When family was brought up the collectors would mention that the artwork in their home was referred to by the next generation as “Oh that’s just grandma’s glass.” The historic collections that many of our collectors have are not understood by the children of collectors. An TheArtling article posted here even helps define how future art collectors will collect. The title of this exhibition plays on the phrase above. The artists participating in this innovative exhibition/competition create in such a new manner focused on the younger generation and what the next generation is likely to collect. These works are probably not in grandma’s art collection…yet. The work in this online adventure exhibition would be glass celebrated for all generations pushing far beyond the norm and all expectations. These artists are extremely innovative and I propose that they will all be important in the future of the glass medium.

Starting January of 2021, the first presentation will be hosted on www.NotGrandmasGlass.com and continue monthly through the year. Winners will be chosen in December of 2021 and receive the NGG Award to celebrate their victory before going back to the studio for their 2022 presentations.

Habatat would like to congratulate and welcome the artists invited for 2021. Each artist selected their own month and we are excited to announce the first ever roster for the Not Grandma’s Glass exhibition and competition: Morgan Peterson, Matt Eskuche, Michael Janis and Tony Porto collaboration, John Moran, Jon Boley aka Shaggy, Chad Fonfara, Petra Hrebackova, Caterina Urrata-Weintraub, Joseph Ivacic, Dean Allison, Anthony Amoako Attah, and Krista Israel.

2021 Not Grandma’s Glass Participating Artists:
On the 1st of the every month in 2021 a link will be posted under the artist’s name below sharing their Not Grandma’s Glass presentation.

This is where the fun really starts. Habatat plans to continue this exhibition in 2022 and to do that the Not Grandma’s Glass presentation will be a competition. Of the 12 artists in the competition only 4 will be selected to participate the following year. This selection process will be voted on in public allowing the world to pick its favorites. The voting submission system will be hosted on the Not Grandma’s Glass website as well.

With a title like this, Habatat plans to create an awareness in those who hear about it. This exhibition and competition drives focus to the work of these 12 important artists and, more importantly, visitors will expect to see work that grandma does not have her in glass collection. A bit of shock and awe that the contemporary glass art world needs. The art world is ever changing and Habatat is personally responsible to represent and promote artists who are pushing glass beyond traditional craft.

The story goes when I (Aaron Schey) started my career at Habatat Galleries the topic of a client’s collection would often arise. When family was brought up the collectors would mention that the artwork in their home was referred to by the next generation as “Oh that’s just grandma’s glass.” The historic collections that many of our collectors have are not understood by the children of collectors. An TheArtling article posted here even helps define how future art collectors will collect. The title of this exhibition plays on the phrase above. The artists participating in this innovative exhibition/competition create in such a new manner focused on the younger generation and what the next generation is likely to collect. These works are probably not in grandma’s art collection…yet. The work in this online adventure exhibition would be glass celebrated for all generations pushing far beyond the norm and all expectations. These artists are extremely innovative and I propose that they will all be important in the future of the glass medium.

Starting January of 2021, the first presentation will be hosted on www.NotGrandmasGlass.com and continue monthly through the year. Winners will be chosen in December of 2021 and receive the NGG Award to celebrate their victory before going back to the studio for their 2022 presentations.

Habatat would like to congratulate and welcome the artists invited for 2021. Each artist selected their own month and we are excited to announce the first ever roster for the Not Grandma’s Glass exhibition and competition: Morgan Peterson, Matt Eskuche, Michael Janis and Tony Porto collaboration, John Moran, Jon Boley aka Shaggy, Chad Fonfara, Petra Hrebackova, Caterina Urrata-Weintraub, Joseph Ivacic, Dean Allison, Anthony Amoako Attah, and Krista Israel.

2021 Not Grandma’s Glass Participating Artists:
On the 1st of the every month in 2021 a link will be posted under the artist’s name below sharing their Not Grandma’s Glass presentation.

Born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, Morgan Peterson is a 2006 graduate of Massachusetts College of Art and Design with dual degrees. Upon completion of her degrees, she relocated to Seattle, WA. to pursue a career in the arts and to continue her education and advancement in the glass community. Morgan has worked for many notable artists including Buster Simpson and Bruce Mau. Currently she is a full-time team member for Dale Chihuly. She is heavily involved with Pratt Fine Arts and Pilchuck Glass School not only as a member of the staff but also as in instructor. Her work has developed inside and outside these industrial spaces into a unique system of metaphor and imagery based on the themes of satire through pop culture and addiction. Morgan was included in The Young Glass Exhibition, hosted by The Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, which is an international competition that only occurs once a decade. She has also participated in multiple group shows as of 2019.

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