2014 Artists’ Retreat at the Elms; Excelsior Springs, Missouri

 

Stained Glass Association of America

105th Annual Summer Conference

Seal At The Elms 2014

Download the Artists’ Retreat at the Elms 2014 Information Pages
from the Spring 2014 issue of The Stained Glass Quarterly [PDF]

The Artist Stained Glass Exhibition [PDF]

Online Registration Now Available!

Printable Registration Form [pdf]


June 9-11, 2014
Registration Fee: Affiliates & Members $225
Additional Registrations only $200

Non-Members and on-site registration $325

Thursday, June 12 Stained Glass Tour, Option for $85

Fly into Kansas City and enjoy a week of art and serenity.

Excelsior Springs, Missouri

THE ELMS Resort & Spa—$119 per night
Call (816) 630-5500 for reservations.

 

Spend money on classes, not hotel nights!
This year, classes are scheduled in the morning, with SGAA Conference lectures
and activities scheduled after lunch and during the evening.

 

Monday, June 9, 2014
Stained Glass School
7:00am— 9:30am

  •      Concept to Cartoon: Diane Eissinger

7:00am—12:00pm

  • Advanced Enamels: Jim Berberich
  • Restoration Painting: Nick Parrendo
  • Introduction to Painting: Markert/Parham
  • Laminating: Bohle America

9:30am—12:00pm

  • Adobe Photoshop: Bryant Stanton

Stained Glass Association of America
9:00am—12:00pm

  • Conference Registration

11:00am—12:00pm

  • Hall of Waters Tour

12:00pm— 1:00pm

  • Creative Marketing: Robert Jones

1:00pm— 2:00pm

  • Committee Psychology: Jim McGraw
  • Figure Drawing: VEK Art Group
  • “You Call That Restoration?”: Jerome Durr

2:00pm— 3:00pm

  • Butterfly Garden Project: Kathy Barnard

3:00pm— 4:00pm

  • Bent and Neon Glass Project: Louis Curiel

4:00pm— 4:30pm

  • General Assembly

4:30pm— 6:00pm

  • 1st General Business Meeting

6:00pm— 6:30pm

  • Welcome Reception

6:30pm— 7:00pm Welcome Dinner
7:00pm— 8:00pm Innovations in Kiln Formed Glass
with Andy Young of Pearl River Glass

 

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Stained Glass School
7:00am— 9:30am

  • Concept to Cartoon: Diane Eissinger

7:00am—12:00pm

  • Advanced Enamels: Jim Berberich
  • Restoration Painting: Nick Parrendo
  • Introduction to Painting: Markert/Parham
  • Laminating: Bohle America

9:30am—12:00pm

  • Adobe Photoshop: Bryant Stanton

Stained Glass Association of America
9:00am—12:00pm

  • Conference Registration

12:00pm— 2:00pm

  • 2nd General Business Meeting Brunch

2:00pm— 3:00pm

  • Committee Psychology: Jim McGraw
  • Figure Drawing: VEK Art Group
  • “You Call That Restoration?”: Jerome Durr

3:00pm— 4:00pm

  • Symbols in Service of the Church: Gross
  • Sacred Spaces—A Collaborative endeavor Where Art and Architecture Meet: Barnard & Patterson

4:00pm— 5:00pm

  • Developing Personal Style: Nick Parrendo

5:00pm— 7:00pm

  • 2nd Executive Board Meeting

7:00pm— 9:00pm

  • Burgers and Hot Dogs at the Elms Gazebo

9:00pm— 10:30pm

  • Outdoor Movie: The African Queen

 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Stained Glass School
7:00am— 9:30am

  • Concept to Cartoon: Diane Eissinger

7:00am—12:00pm

  • Advanced Enamels: Jim Berberich
  • Restoration Painting: Nick Parrendo
  • Introduction to Painting: Markert/Parham
  • Laminating: Bohle America

9:30am—12:00pm

  • Adobe Photoshop: Bryant Stanton

Stained Glass Association of America
9:00am—12:00pm

  • Conference Registration

11:00am—12:00pm

  • Hall of Waters Tour

12:00pm— 1:00pm

  • Creative Marketing: Robert Jones

1:00pm— 2:00pm

  • Symbols in Service of the Church: Gross
  • Sacred Spaces—A Collaborative endeavor Where Art and Architecture Meet: Barnard & Patterson

2:00pm— 3:00pm

  • Committee Psychology: Jim McGraw
  • Figure Drawing: VEK Art Group
  • “You Call That Restoration?”: Jerome Durr

3:00pm— 4:00pm

  • Pearl River Business Plan: Andy Young

4:00pm— 6:00pm

  • Sharing Art: Open Floor Discussion

6:30pm— 7:00pm

  • Awards Reception

7:00pm— 7:30pm

  • Comedy City

7:30pm— 8:00pm

  • Awards Dinner

8:00pm— 9:00pm

  • Awards Ceremony

 

Thursday, June 12, 2014
Optional Stained Glass Tour
$85 Fee—Transportation Included
This optional tour is an absolute must! We will tour historic St. Joseph, MO with its incredible Victorian mansions, historic cemetery, and an exciting variety of stained glass. Plus, we will sample local wine during our lunch break at the newly restored Shakespeare Chateau.
Tentative Tour Schedule

  • 8:30am Depart for St. Joseph, Missouri
  • 9:30am Tour of Tobiason Studio & Art Gallery
  • 10:30am Christ Episcopal Church: Tiffany; Meyer of Munich; Cox, Sons & Buckle; St. Joe Art Glass, Connick, ;Jacoby
  • 11:30am Shakespeare Chateau
    • This beautifully restored Victorian home has been converted into an elegant Bed and Breakfast, where we will enjoy lunch and a wine Tasting.
  • 1:00pm Mount Mora Cemetery is replete with historic graves and beautifully sculpted monuments and we will tour these elegant markers and monuments, in horse-drawn wagons.
  • 2:00pm Wyatt Park Christian Church: It’s only one window, but what a window ! The Creation Window was designed by artist Robert Frei of Emil Frei Studio, in St. Louis. The 40-foot wall of glass and light was built in 1957
  • 3:30pm Trip to KC Airport for those leaving on evening flights.
    • DO NOT make any flight plan departing prior to 6pm.

 

SGAA Conference Transportation

  • DRIVING? Excelsior Springs is just North and East of Kansas City. It is a beautiful drive into the Missouri countryside. Hotel parking is FREE!
  • FLYING? It is a 30-minute drive from the airport to the Elms Hotel. Rent a car, and explore all that this historic area has to offer or sign up for a shuttle.
    • Shuttles: Call the SGAA Headquarters at 800.438.9581 with your flight and credit-card information. Cost is $15 one way, $25 round trip.

ARRIVALS
Saturday, June 7, 2014

  • Elms Hotel Shuttle
    • Runs every two hours at 11am, 1pm, 3pm, and 5pm
  • SGAA Airport Shuttle
    • Runs every two hours at 7pm and 9pm

Sunday, June 8, 2014

  • SGAA Airport Shuttle
    • Runs every two hours at 10am, 12pm, and 2pm
  • Elms Hotel Shuttle
    • Runs every two hours at 4pm, 6pm, 8pm, and 10pm

DEPARTURES
Thursday, June 12, 2014

  • SGAA Airport Shuttle
    • Runs every two hours at 6am, 8am, and 10am
  • Elms Hotel Shuttle
    • Runs every two hours at 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, and 6pm

Friday, June 13, 2014

  • SGAA Airport Shuttle
    • By appointment. Call the SGAA Headquarters at 800.438.9581 to make arrangements.

 

SGAA Conference Programs and Lectures

Innovations in Kiln Formed Glass
with Andy Young of Pearl River Art Glass
While at LSU, Young was inspired by a critique from his professor, Paul Dufour. He had always thought the nature of the quality of the glass material itself was a key in making art glass remarkable. As early as 1980, PRGS began experimenting with kiln formed glass. His experience in transforming glass in the controlled environment of the kiln has transformed his company. He will present past and current projects to show the range of applications and techniques.

Concepts of Indirect and Concealed Lighting: Utilizing Neon & Argon Units
with Louis Curiel
Louis will demonstrate alternate light sources for glass art projects when natural light is not available or desired. The total illumination of the piece is the main consideration ensuring even light distribution The audience will come to understand the science and steps involved in producing these special lighting effects. Louis will also be teaching a hands-on class in Neon and Argon Units in October at the Stained Glass School in Raytown. Participants will leave with a basic working knowledge to take back to their studios for further exploration on personal projects.

Committee Psychology
with Jim McGraw of Longview College
Increased insight into personality preferences can enable individuals to better utilize their natural strengths and interact more effectively with people who have different personality styles. This highly interactive workshop will use a Jungian personality assessment to help participants increase their awareness of their own and others’ personal strengths, potential weaknesses, and typical interactional styles. They will then learn to apply this information in work settings such as with committees, employees, and personal relationships.

Pearl River Glass Studio: Business Plan 2012
with Andy Young of Pearl River Art Glass
In May of 2012, Andrew Cary Young’s presentation of the Pearl River Glass Studio Business Plan 2012 won first place in the Pre-Funding Division of the New Market Challenge business plan competition sponsored by the Mississippi Technology Alliance. Andrew will outline why the business plan was written and review the funding process. After securing the funding in July of 2012, PRGS has been implementing the $1,000,000 business expansion outlined in the business plan. Adapting to a changing marketplace for art glass has been Andrew’s mantra since 2011. He will explain his idea and how he made it happen.

“You Call That Restoration?”
with Jerome Durr of Jerome R. Durr Studio
Jerome will be showing photos of restoration work, citing a window he has recently restored. This window displays a variety of stopgap measures taken to “restore a window” and why they were detrimental to the window’s integrity. He will also look at these restoration attempts in light of SGAA Standards and Guidelines. Jerome will invite participation from the audience, encourating different opinions and techniques as he addresses each of the window’s restoration problems. Jerome will then open the floor to a general restoration discussion.

Developing Personal Style
with Nick Parrendo of Hunt Stained Glass Studios
Don’t “make sure you change to keep your work fresh” – Just let it happen. In the ‘50s Nick began by cartooning, tracing, and painting the work of Helen Hickman, Charlie Morris, and Roy Calligan. He finally began designing in the ‘60s until he was the only designer left. He creates a 1″ scale layout of each window, researches the subject “the reading and silent contemplation helps to put spirit in the subject,” and then moves the pencil on tracing paper until something of value appears. With design approval, cartooning allows focus on detail. He notes more expression in the hands — bend the little finger. “I” notice any similarity in the works. Then try a different approach.” Be happy!

Butterfly Garden Project
with Kathy Barnard of Kathy Barnard Studio
The Monarch Migration Project was recently installed in the Children’s Garden at a local charter school in Kansas City, Missouri, and is the culmination of a long journey. Kathy will talk about her experiences at Derix Glasstudios and how the Monarch Migration Project came to fruition, sharing not only what she learned spending five weeks in Germany but also what she taught the Derix artists about glass carving. In addition, she will present other pieces that she completed while there, including a piece for Derix’s in-house gallery.

Sacred Spaces — A Collaborative Endeavor Where Art and Architecture Meet
with Architect Anne Patterson and Artist Kathy Barnard
This very conversational presentation will be a discussion between Anne and Kathy on the synergy that occurs between art glass artists and architects in order to create sacred spaces that represent more than just beautiful places but are designed to elicit specific emotional responses. This collaborative effort will allow them to each speak from their unique professional point of view.

Creative Marketing
with Robert O. Jones
Stemming from the viewpoint that creating and expanding relationships with clients is always “a work in progress,” Creative Marketing will present current ideas in the field, geared to the small studio yet applicable to the large. The topic will be introduced by Bob Jones, with personal perspectives shared by panelists Jim Piercey and Emily Carlson. Participation with the audience is desired.

Symbols in Service of the Church
with Richard Gross, MTS, Editor for the SGAA
From the Acheiropoietos to the Artist’s Presentation of a Spiritual Reality — Confessions of a Theologian and Iconodule: This presentation will explore symbols in the service of the Church through art and will approach its topic from a historical perspective that considers both stained glass and iconography in the pursuit of presenting God incarnate to the Catholic world.

Sharing Art
All Attendees Welcome to Participate
Everyone is invited to bring a CD of one or two recent projects to share with the assembly. Perhaps you have created something during one of the many workshops or projects at the conference that you would like to present. This is an opportunity to share, to brag, to learn from each other.

Since it comes at the conclusion of the conference, it will also be an opportunity for an open forum to discuss ideas for the SGAA’s future, membership, conferences, and publications. It could be a time for friendly discussion and questions on stained glass techniques, procedures, requirements, etc.

This is your time with your peers to interact with them both personally and professionally.

SGAA Conference Special Events

Sponsor Showcase
This is your opportunity to see new products and ask questions about the products you use from the manufacturers and distributors in the glass industry. You won’t have to lose a minute at the conference, either. Suppliers will be set up in the same ballroom as our lectures. During the conference, you will have plenty of time to meet and get to know company representatives.

Figure Drawing
Practice your figure-drawing skills! The VEK Art Group of Kansas City will provide professional, draped models. The models will pose outdoors in a wooded area of the Elms on a stone structure. Head, hands, feet, and the forms of the body through folds of drapery will be the focus. There will be three sessions with two 30-minute poses at each session. Bring your sketch pads, pencils, and paints! Drawing Kits will be for sale at the Registration Table.
Plein Air Drawing
Grab your sketch pad and enjoy some
leisure time drawing the landscapes that surround The Elms, or enjoy one of the many walking trails around the hotel. There are numerous areas to sit and relax, sketch, or simply enjoy.

Local Tours
Hall of Waters and Excelsior Springs Museum
We will be providing transportation for self-guided tours of the Hall of Waters and the Excelsior Springs Museum. This historic city offers a wealth of beautiful architecture with an incredible eye for detail and the dramatic.

SGAA Night at the Movies
Join us for a picnic of burgers and hot dogs under The Elms Gazebo. It will be a time to socialize, talk shop, renew old friendships and make new friends. We’ll be playing card games, dominoes, backgammon and chess. At dark fall, The Elms will roll out its outdoor theater and present one of the great classics, The African Queen. Adventure! Romance! Bogie! Hepburn! Of course, popcorn will be served!

PLUS!

  • FREE Parking
  • FREE WIFI
  • Silent Auction
  • Raffles Exhibition
  • Health Spa
  • European Lap Pool
  • Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub

Post-Conference Tour

This optional tour is an absolute must! We will tour historic St. Joseph, Missouri, with all of its incredible Victorian mansions, historic cemetery, and an exciting variety of stained glass. Plus, we will sample local wine during our lunch break.

Our local guides will be Rick Rader of Tobiason Studio. Rick and Terri opened their first studio in 1990, eventually purchasing Tobiason Studio and, later, Hopcroft Stained Glass. They have now opened the Glass Eye Gallery, representing a number of local artisans.
Christ Episcopal Church

  • Tiffany; Jacoby; Connick; Meyer of Munich; Cox, Sons & Buckle; and St. Joe Art Glass a beautiful collection of must-see windows!

Shakespeare Chateau

  • Victorian stained glass, beautifully restored woodwork, and antiques. What more could you ask for — lunch and a wine tasting! We will be dining on herb-roasted medallions of pork with peach chutney, garlic-chive mashed potatoes, and seasonal vegetables.

Mount Mora Cemetery

  • Walk among the many varieties of trees surrounding hundreds of beautifully carved, marble, granite and alloy markers. Established in 1851, the gravestones are a who’s who in history. Mount Mora was once the most fashionable burial place for St. Joseph’s wealthy and powerful during the city’s “Golden Years” They vied to build some of the finest residential architecture and tomb architecture in the Midwest.

Wyatt Park Christian Church

  • It’s only one window, but what a window ! The Creation Window was designed by artist Robert Frei of Emil Frei Studio, in St. Louis. The 40-foot wall of glass and light was built in 1957.

Conference Classes
June 9-12, 2014 7:00am – 12:00pm
Spend money on classes, not hotel nights!

This year, classes are scheduled in the morning, with SGAA Conference lectures/activities scheduled after lunch and in the evening.

7:00am – 12:00pm Advanced & Creative Portrait Painting
Level: Advanced/Master
Instructor: Jim M. Berberich
Description: This Class is for the skilled glass painter who wants to step it up a notch! Advance your Glass Figure Painting skills by using a variety of tools and materials and learning creative techniques.
Tuition: $625

7:00am – 12:00pm Restoration Painting
Level: Advanced/Journeyman
Instructor: Nicholas Parrendo
Description: Restoration painting is the art of capturing what was originally done through pigments and/or the firing process to arrive at the original statement, including reproducing the tracing and how the original tracing was achieved. Two methods will be explored: painting on the original piece and plating to the original piece.
Tuition: $500

7:00am – 12:00pm Verifix 2K Silicone Lamination
Level: Any Level
Instructor: Shawn Zenuh and Michael Sreckov of Bohle, Inc.
Description: This introductory workshop will present a new method of combining the functionality of modern architectural glazing substrates, such as insulated glass and safety glass, with the tradition of stained glass artistry using lamination.
Tuition: $350

7:00am – 12:00pm Introduction to Stained Glass Painting
Level: Beginner/Apprentice
Instructor: C. Robert Markert and Laura Parham
Description: This class will introduce the student to the professional art of painting on stained glass, including basic procedures for tracing, matting, and silver stain plus proper kiln-firing procedures.
Tuition: $500

7:00am – 9:30am Concept to Cartoon
Level: Beginner/Intermediate/Apprentice/Journeyman
Instructor: Diane Eissinger
Description: Take your plein air sketches and turn them into a workable stained glass cartoon. Techniques will include glass selection, glass cutability, cropping, enlarging/reducing.
Tuition: $250

9:30am – 12:00pm Photoshop/Illustrator for Stained Glass
Level: Any Level
Instructor: Bryant Stanton
Description: Discover if Photoshop and Illustrator are for you. Learn to design windows and create stained glass presentations for clients.
Tuition: $250

 

The Artist (Exhibition Information)