Interview for Delmarva Almanac
Deborah was interviewed at work in her fiber studio by Dana Kester McCabe for Delmarva Almanac. Watch at this link.
Deborah Johnson will exhibit at SOFA Chicago 2018
Deborah Johnson will be represented by The Maria Elena Kravetz Gallery at SOFA Chicago 2018.
The Maria Elena Kravetz Gallery is an international gallery located in Cordoba, Argentina. The gallery is celebrating it's 15th anniversary at SOFA . They will be showing Ms Johnson's works in glass.
The Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design (SOFA) Fair in Chicago is the premier gallery-presented art fair dedicated to three-dimensional art and design. On par with Art Basel and TEFAF Maastricht.
Critically acclaimed and continuously running since 1994, what distinguishes SOFA from other top art events is its focus on three-dimensional artworks that cross the boundaries of fine art, decorative art and design. SOFA is noted for its exceptional presentation, with an elite selection of international dealers presenting for sale one-of-a-kind masterworks in custom-designed gallery exhibits.
SOFA is held annually in the fall at Chicago's major destination, Navy Pier, with an average of 80 dealers and 35,000 people attending. Sales at the fair are estimated at 15-20 million dollars per show.
Interveiw for WHYY-TV 2018
Deborah Johnson discusses her work in her studio in an interview for the regional PBS station WHYY-TV.
Deborah Johnson at Snow Farm new England Craft Program, Glass workshop 2017
Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program is a nonprofit residential craft school in Williamsburg, MA, located in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains.
Ms Johnson will teach a Creating imagery on fused glass workshop at Snow Farm October 2017. Snow Farm is one of only nine similar craft schools in the United States, with comprehensive offerings and intensive, immersive instruction. Snow Farm instructors are passionate working artists who value the process of sharing their knowledge and skills.
Deborah Johnson Awarded Master Artisan Status for her Glass Work
Deborah Johnson was granted Master Artisan status for her glass work in the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen.
Members achieve master status through an in-person review by experts.
The selection committee confers the honor for life and says,
" The conceptual richness evidenced in the work shows the nature, complexity and execution that marks each individual’s work as distinctive and unique. It sets it apart from the work of others, not only qualitatively, but in achieving an individual identity, readily recognizable as belonging to that maker."
Deborah Johnson Grant Recipient, The Delaware Division of the Arts, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Deborah Johnson was awarded an opportunity grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts for her glass work to be presented at the American Fine Craft Show at the Brooklyn Art Museum., NYC.
Deborah Johnson's art work is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.
This marks the second grant Ms Johnson has received from her home state, Delaware. She was also awarded a grant for her work in fiber.