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Traver Gallery Spring News

Spring is off to a great start here at Traver Gallery. It is hard to believe we're nearly halfway through 2015. We thought you would enjoy hearing about what our amazing artists are up to as well as some important updates from the gallery.
Welcome, Tip Toland!
We are thrilled to announce that artist Tip Toland will now be represented by Traver Gallery. One of contemporary ceramics leading artists, Toland is internationally recognized for her profound and evocative hyper-realistic characters in clay.
Toland's work is included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT; Kohler Arts Center, WI; and the Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.
Congratulations, Lino!
Run to the newsstand today and grab a copy of the June/July issue of American Craft. Traver Gallery artist, maestro Lino Tagliapietra is the cover story. The feature, written by Joyce Lovelace, paints a beautiful portrait of Lino's life-long passion for his art, his enduring commitment to his work, and is accompanied by pages of beautiful images of Lino's work.
To celebrate this important article, we've hand selected five extraordinary new works from Lino's studio to feature this summer.  
Please email Jeffery Kuiper, Sales Director, for images and pricing on these exclusive new works.
Congratulations to Preston Singletary for his impressive screen designed for the new Walter Soboleff Center!
The monumental project was revealed on May 15 during the grand opening ceremony of the new Walter Soboleff Center
at the Sealaska Heritage Institute in Juneau, Alaska. 
More News:
In 1997, Anne Gould Hauberg, prominent patron of the arts, collector, philanthropist and co-founder of the Pilchuck Glass School, promised her glass collection to the Tacoma Art Museum as a future gift. This important collection of 151 works in glass, now at the museum, includes works from many of our artists, including Dale Chihuly, Joey Kirkpatrick and Flora C. Mace, Paul Marioni, James Minson, William Morris, Lino Tagliapietra, Ginny Ruffner and Cappy Thompson.
NEW GLASS REVIEW 36 by the Corning Museum of Glass is out. The top 100 top glass artists from 2014 were announced, and included our artists: Nadege Desgenetez, Amie McNeel, Sibylle Peretti, WD40+ (Walter Liberman, Dick Weiss). Jurors' Choice Awards went to Traver artists Einar and Jamex de la Torre, Mark Zirpel, Richard Marquis, James Minson, Alessandro Diaz de Santillana, and John Drury.  Recent Important Acquisitions from our artists Dale Chihuly, Dante Marioni, April Surgent, Susan Stinsmuehlen Amend, Lino Tagliapietra, and Bertil Vallien were also highlighted in this publication.  
Paul Marioni has been named the "lead artist" for the coming Bellevue Sound Transit station. Marioni has also been invited back as guest artist to the Science Institute in Lisbon, Portugal.
John Kiley will have work in "Refract" May 28 - September 19, curated by Irelands best known glass artist, Róisín de Buitléar, at Waterford City Hall, Waterford Ireland.
Upcoming Events and Exhibitions:
Get your calendars out and mark the dates for these important upcoming events:
June 3rd, 5-8pm: Join us for the preview opening of Parallel Frequencies: Seattle, an exhibition of works created by the 2014 Pilchuck Glass School Hauberg Fellowship Recipients: Robin Cass, Amie McNeel, Rachel Moore, Jackie Pancari, Kait Rhoads, and Norwood Viviano. Exhibition runs June 4-28, 2015
June 5-7: 44th Annual Glass Art Society conference in San Jose, CA. Don't miss this is an extraordinary opportunity to connect with the glass community.
July 2, 5-8pm: Please join us for the opening of Heike Brachlow's inaugural exhibition with Traver Gallery. Brachlow will present a never before seen series of cast glass sculptures developed during her recent residency at the ANU Glass Workshop in Canberra, Australia.
July 28th through August 2nd: We are excited to feature a special exhibition of new works by Traver Gallery artist, Mark Zirpel. Timed to coincide with the Seattle Art Fair, this special exhibition centers around a new interactive kinetic installation.
And still further ahead...
We're looking forward to exhibitions by Ethan Stern as well as Einar and Jamex de la Torre in August, a major solo exhibition by Lino Tagliapietra in September, solo shows by Dante Marioni and Rik Allen in October, and Tori Karpenko in November/December.
We're thrilled to be participating in SOFA Chicago again this year. Join us in the Windy City November 5th through the 8th for this world-class exposition. We'll be introducing an exciting new body of work by Traver Gallery SOFA-veteran, John Kiley and, for the first time, will exhibit Tip Toland's extraordinary hyper-realistic figurative ceramics as well as Australian artist, Mel Douglas' exquisite and refined works in glass. Look for more information about VIP access, lectures, and tours soon.

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