and the winners are…

TGF logo  The exhibition titled “The Science Behind The Art”, featuring the     competitors at the Tucson Glass Festival’s  S.T.E.A.M. OFF competition is now on display in our gallery.  The range of creativity that the glass artists exhibited in portraying the science inspires all, no matter which side of the academics you find yourself.

  The exhibition runs through May 25.

Read more about this event and competition in the two previous posts.

 Kinetic Sculpture  by Bandhu DunhamKinetic Sculpture8

1st Place:   DICHROIC GEOMETRY                               Dichroic Geometry

by Richard Hornby and Linda Allyn,
from Fire Ranch Glassworks.







2nd Place:  CAMEL TRAIN                                             CamelTrainGRADIENT

by Pam Vandiver, and her students in
Materials Science & Engineering at the U of A.






3rd Place:   Rupert S.T.E.A.M. Robot                            Rupert Gradient

by Jason Marstall
















Honorable Mention:   S.T.E.A.M. CHALICE         STEAM ChaliceGradient

by Tom Philabaum













The following submissions are presented in alphabetical order by artist.



By Matt Bain







METHANE                                                                         MethaneGRADIENT

by Jordan Ford









TREE OF KNOWLEDGE                                            Tree of Knowledge

by Bronwen Heilman, Katherine Nesce, and
Terry Bendt










JUGGLING LOVE                                                     jugglinggradient

by Michael Joplin









MY FIRST MICROSCOPE                Microscope Gradient

by William Justiniano


















by Dave Klein & Louis Klein                     Lightning Gradient



















HEAD FULL OF S.T.E.A.M.                     Head2 Gradient

by Paul Anders-Stout













MONARCH LIFE CYCLE                              ButterflyGradient

by Margaret Zinser

“The Science Behind the Art”

Reception for our Tucson Glass Festival  S.T.E.A.M.  OFF Exhibition.  TGF logo
April 20, 5 -8 pm  Open to the Public

Join us for our reception opening the exhibition featuring the art created during last weekend’s STEAM OFF competition at Philabaum  Glass Studios and Sonoran Glass School.  This fundraiser for the Sonoran Glass School’s at-risk youth development program featured some of Arizona’s top glass artists, creating art while explaining the many ways that science plays a part in the art of making glass.

The STEAM OFF promotes the educational concept of S.T.E.A.M., incorporating the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics.  During the past weekend, the artists presented a drawing of the piece they planned to make, and during their 2-hour time slot, explained their process, as well the science involved in their creation of art.

Finished pieces will not only be on display and for sale at Philabaum Glass Gallery, but will be judged for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place by famed scientist and Director of the University of Arizona’s Mirror Lab, Dr. Roger Angel.  The winners will be announced at the Opening Reception at Philabaum Glass Gallery, on Saturday evening, April 20, around 6:30 or 7 pm.