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Glass 50 and 12 Jars Exhibitions

Habatat Detroit Fine Art

Royal Oak, MI

  • VIP Opening: April 28th to 30th

  • Grand Opening: April 30th

  • Exhibition Dates: April 30th to July 29th

Jen has been invited to participate in the 50th Glass International Award Exhibition. 2022 has been sanctioned the International Year of Glass by the United Nations! This exhibition showcases artists represented by Habatat who are influential on the history of the glass movement.

 

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What She Wore,
A Solo Exhibition

Koelsch Gallery

Houston, TX

  • Grand Opening: May 7th

  • Exhibition Dates: May 7th to June 12th

Jen's work will be on display in the format of a solo exhibition at Koelsch Gallery. The work is based on domestic and outdated tools as well as images of her family.

 

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Grant Recipient 

2022 Faculty Summer Research Award for Tenure/ Tenure-Track Faculty

Jen is a the recipient of a 2022 Faculty Summer Research Award for Tenure/ Tenure-Track Faculty. This grant will allow the funding in which to create a body of new image-based sculptures combining glass and bronze. The grant will allow Jen to allow for the purchasing of raw materials, equipment, travel accommodations for an upcoming series of exhibitions, artist lectures as well as to conduct master glass courses at the Corning Museum of Glass.

 

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Workshop Instructor Exhibition

The Dogwood Gallery

Appalachian Center for Craft

Smithville, TN

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  • Exhibition Dates: May 2nd to August 3rd

Jen's work, wanderlust, will be on display in this group exhibition. The three pieces are screen printed and cast glass. 

 

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Garden of Memory
A Solo 
Exhibition

Blue Spiral 1 Gallery

Asheville, NC

  • Opening: March 4th, 5 to 7pm

  • Exhibition Dates: March 4th to April 27th

Jen will be exhibiting all new work in a solo exhibition entitled, Garden of Memory at Blue Spiral1 Gallery in Ashville, NC. This body of work is a mix of bronze and glass sculptures emulating the experience of walking into a forgotten garden with a collection of object and wall hanging which are left behind from someone’s life.

 

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Pew Charitable Grant

Jen Blazina has been nominated for a PEW Charitable Trust Grant in the field of crafts and fine arts. The Fellowships program, which awards grants annually to regional artists working in all disciplines, is among the most highly regarded of its kind in the country. At $75,000 for each Fellow, these unrestricted grants afford our region’s most talented practitioners valuable time and substantial resources to focus on artistic exploration and professional development. 

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Screenprinting Demo In the Hot Shop

North Carolina Glass Center

Asheville, NC

  • Demonstration: March 5th

On March 5th, North Carolina Glass Center has invited Jen to do a screenprinting with glass blowing event where there will be a video filmed as well.

 

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Grant Recipient 

Westphal Mini Grant

Jen has been awarded the Westphal mini grant to continue her on going research on mixing bronze glass and screenprinting into a new body of work. Given by Drexel University, The Westphal Mini Grant provides  financial support to full-time faculty.

 

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Grant Recipient 

  • CERF + Grant​

Focuses on artists that incurred significant medical expenses related to COVID-19 and/or experienced a recent, career threatening emergency, such as an illness, accident, fire or natural disaster.

  • The Merchant's Fund: Disaster Relief Grant Program

Provides grants of up to $5,000 to businesses in Philadelphia that have suffered direct physical damage or inventory losses from flooding related to Hurricane Ida.

 

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It's Not Always Black and White

Imagine Museum

St. Petersburg, FL

  • Exhibition Dates: June 1st to 2022

Jen’s work "Reflection" is a large glass and screen printed panel based her garden and the image is from her own pen and ink drawings.

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