Mark Lightfoot

SiO2: Fused Glass Showcase - A Bay Area Survey of Contemporary Glass Art

August 9 to September 21, 2019
Manna Gallery
473 25th St., Oakland, CA 94612

“SiO2: Fused Glass Showcase” is a juried show presented by Manna Gallery featuring the best current work by artists working in kiln fired glass in the San Francisco Bay area.
Founded in 2011, Manna Gallery shows contemporary art in all media by artists chiefly from Northern California. We are a member of Oakland Art Murmur, an organization supporting over 40 art venues in Oakland. The gallery produces nine exhibitions a year, including both solo and group exhibitions. With this exhibition, Manna Gallery acknowledges the strong interest in glass as a medium engaging artists everywhere and promotes the efforts of creatives working with this medium.

JUROR: Janet Hiebert

        Janet Hiebert‘s formative years were spent in Illinois, Iowa and Kansas. Her artistic vision and spiritual values were strongly shaped by that Midwestern upbringing. 
           She received a BA in Studio Art from California State University East Bay (formerly Cal State Hayward) and went on to study drawing, painting and ceramics at California College of the Arts (formerly CCAC). Her fascination with color and light led her to explore glass as a medium and for the past thirty years she has created both stained glass and fused and slumped glass art.  
         She has taught Stained Glass and Glass Fusing and Slumping in Bay Area art centers including Piedmont Adult School, Walnut Creek Civic Arts, Richmond Art Center and Stained Glass Garden. Currently she teaches in Oakland at Studio One Art Center and The Crucible, where she is the Glass Fusing and Slumping Department Head. 
         She coordinated the Studio One Art Center Gallery for six years, curating four to five exhibits each year. She has juried Stained Glass Garden competitive exhibitions as well as the 30th Anniversary Celebration of Craftswomen at Fort Mason in San Francisco.
          Additionally, she has completed numerous stained glass commissions for private residences and was a partner in Hot Flash Glass Studio in Berkeley for seven years. She presently works in her studio to create her personal glass visions and exhibits and sells her work in local galleries.