JEREMY NEWMAN & ALLISON CIANCIBELLI


STATEMENT

Blackbirds flocking to a lone cottonwood tree, a winter moon signaling the end of the harvest, straw bales left to rot in a farmer’s field, an abandoned fence line.  These simple, abstract images present to the viewer our interpretation of man and nature, and of the spaces in between.  And at the same time a more elaborate storyline lies in the periphery. 

Our work is based on observations of our home in North Central Washington, a place of rugged mountains, sagebrush foothills, and narrow river valleys.  While the snow-capped peaks inspire awe, it is the sparse dry hills and agricultural fields that continually draw our attention.  It is in these lowlands that we find our voice, exploring the intersection of the native and farmed landscape, and the relationship of man to the land. 

Through our narrative we seek to define our connection to the land, to each other, and to our collective past.  We look to the cycles and the seasons that, consciously or not, inform and direct our daily lives.  We take example from local, small-scale agriculture and the values of simplicity, patience, and respect for the natural rhythms of the land.  We aspire to convey the importance of culture, community and stewardship. 

Through form and imagery, this body of work relays our feelings about the surrounding agricultural fields, the transformation of the land, the interplay between wild and cultivated.  Within this narrative we hope to reveal the subtlety, strength and wisdom of the natural world, our relationship to it and our dependence on it. 


PROFILE

The glassworks created by Jeremy Newman and Allison Ciancibelli exemplify their glass blowing skills. Color compositions are inspired by the landscape around them, and patterns within each piece coincide with patterns found in nature.
The inherent qualities of the colored glass influence the design, while the end result of each glass piece is a work that is representational of beauty in the natural world.


BIOGRAPHY

EDUCATION: Jeremy Newman

2005
Sculptural Glass with Chuck Lopez, Pratt Fine Art Center, Seattle, Washington

2003
Torch Work in the Hot Shop Intensive with Ross Richmond, Pratt Fine Art Center, Seattle, Washington
Coldworking with David Minetti, Pratt Fine Art Center, Seattle, Washington

2002
Winter Intensive with Kimberly Haugh, Pratt Fine Art Center, Seattle, Washington

1997-2000
Apprenticeship with glass artist Garth Mudge, 
The Glassworks Studio, Estes Park, Colorado

1998
Bachelor of Arts, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington

EDUCATION: Allison Ciancibelli

2001-2005
Apprenticeship with Jeremy Newman, Twisp River Glassworks, Twisp, Washington

1997
Bachelor of Arts Degree, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2015
“Lookie Here”, LaFontsee Galleries, Grand Rapids, Michigan

2012   
LaFontsee Galleries, “25 Year Gala”, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Waterworks Gallery, Friday Harbor, Washington
LaFontsee Galleries, “LG-Group”, Douglas, Michigan
Marshall LeKae Gallery, “Invitational”, Scottsdale, Arizona
LaFontsee Galleries, “Color Context”, Douglas, Michigan
Bender Gallery, “After Fifty Years”, Asheville, North Carolina
LaFontsee Galleries, “Power of Pattern”, Douglas, Michigan
Turman Larison Contemporary, Helena, Montana
Massoniart, Chestertown, Maryland

2011    
LaFontsee Galleries, “Come Out and Play”, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Turman Larison Contemporary, “Landscape”, Helena, Montana
LaFontsee Galleries, “Opening Celebration”, Douglas, Michigan
Smithsonian Craft Show, Washington DC
LaFontsee Galleries, “Summer Fun”, Douglas, Michigan
Vetri International Glass, Seattle, Washington
High Dessert Gallery, Bend, Oregon
White Bird Gallery, Anniversary Show, Cannon Beach, Oregon
Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass Anniversary Show, Dallas, Texas

2010
Grand Hand Gallery, “Landscape”, St. Paul, Minnesota
MassoniArt, “Passage”, Chestertown, Maryland

2009
Vetri International Glass, “Rhythm of the Fields”, Seattle, Washington
Patina Gallery, “10th Anniversary Exhibition”, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Katie Gingrass Gallery, “Abstract Perspectives”, Milwaukie, Wisconsin
Turman Larison Contemporary, “oil, Wood and Glass”, Helena, Montana
Confluence Gallery, Twisp, Washington

2008
Museum of Contemporary Craft, “Emergent Forms”, Portland, Oregon
White Bird Gallery, Cannon Beach, Oregon
Kittrell Riffkind Art Glass, Dallas, Texas
Turman Larison Contemporary, “Narrative”, Helena, Montana
Confluence Gallery, Twisp, Washington
Signature Shop, Atlanta, Georgia
Sitka Invitational, Portland, Oregon

2007
Vetri International Glass, Seattle, Washington
Kebanu, Bend, Oregon
LaFontsee Galleries, Grand Rapids, Michigan
SOFA Chicago, Migration: A Gallery, Charlottesville, Virgina
Thomas Riley Gallery, Class Weekend at Wheaton Village, Cleveland, Ohio
Prism Contemporary Glass, “Start”, Chicago, Illinois
Silver Fox Gallery, Hendersonville, North Carolina
Confluence Gallery, Twisp, Washington
White Bird Gallery, Cannon Beach, Oregon
Red Sky Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina

2006
Thomas Riley Gallery, SOFA Chicago, Cleveland, Ohio
Prism Contemporary Glass, Chicago, Illinois
Grand Hand Gallery, St. Paul, Minnesota
LaFontsee Galleries, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Llynn Strong Gallery, Greensville, South Carolina
Katie Gingrass Gallery, Milwaukie, Wisconsin
Confluence Gallery, Twisp, Washington

2005
Thomas Riley Gallery, SOFA Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Thomas Riley Gallery, Glass Weekend at Wheaton Village, Cleveland, Ohio

2004
Confluence Gallery, Twisp, Washington
Sun Valley Center Arts and Crafts Festival, Sun Valley,   Idaho; received Best of Glass award

2003
Kentucky Museum of Art and Design, Louisville, Kentucky
Katie Gingrass Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Sun Valley Center Arts and Crafts Festival, Sun Valley,   Idaho; received Best of Glass award
MacLaren Markowitz Gallery, Boulder, Colorado
Confluence Gallery, Twisp, Washington
Portland Arts Festival, Portland, Oregon; received 2nd Place Glass award

2002
Art Forms, Red Bank, NJ; Woodstock, New York
Confluence Gallery, Twisp, Washington

2001
Portland Arts Festival, Portland, Oregon; received 1st Place Glass award
Confluence Gallery, Twisp, Washington

2000
Evergreen Arts Festival, Evergreen, Colorado; received 2nd Place Glass award

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Jeremy Newman

2000-present
Owner, Twisp River Glassworks, Twisp, Washington

HONORS / AWARDS

2011
Best of Glass, Smithsonian Craft Show, Washington DC

2004
Best of Glass, Sun Valley Center Arts and Crafts Festival, Sun Valley, Idaho

2003
Best of Glass, Sun Valley Center Arts and Crafts Festival, Sun Valley, Idaho
2nd Place Glass, Portland Arts Festival, Portland, Oregon

2001
1st Place Glass, Portland Arts Festival, Portland, Oregon

2000
2nd Place Glass, Evergreen Arts Festival, Evergreen, Colorado

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Northwest Mutual Life Insurance, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Pennsylvania Power and Light, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Hilton Hotels, Palm Beach, Florida

PUBLICATIONS

2012
"Glass Menagerie", Seattle Magazine