Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Art Council of Southwest Florida Co-op Art Gallery at Coconut Point Mall

The AAE Glass mission involves educating and informing glass artists to the best of our ability.  We share any and all goings on in the glass art world.  This so happens to be in our backyard in Southwest Florida and is worth the time to check out if you are a glass artist or if you just love glass art.  There will be art of all mediums displayed and demonstrated, including some of the best glass artists on the west coast of Florida.  It is conveniently all located in one place!
November 9th marked the opening of the ACSWF‘s Co-op Art Gallery located at the Coconut Point Mall in Estero, Florida. Here you will find the largest collection of fine art and unique, handcrafted works of art made by Southwest Florida’s finest artists and artisans.
Fine art in watercolors, oils, pastels, acrylics and mixed media line the walls, while unique art created in wood, glass, stone, clay, fiber, mixed media and jewelry is displayed throughout the gallery.  Each day, artists in various mediums are in the gallery, often demonstrating their creative skills. Come in and meet the artists and just maybe you’ll find the perfect gift for that special person.
The gallery is conveniently located between Panera Bread and World Market at 8074 Mediterranean Drive at the mall. It is open 11-6 on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. Friday hours are 11-7pm and the gallery is open Sunday from noon to 5pm. It is closed on Monday.


Monday, November 19, 2012

Marketing Articles by Mark Veit in Glass Art Magazine

Mark Veit of AAE Glass authors a regular marketing article in Glass Art Magazine that has been running for roughly a year now.  These articles have helped glass artists think about the marketing and sales side of the glass art business, which is as important as the artistic side if you are trying to sustain a hobby or business.  We wanted to share the articles that have been published this past year.  A subscription to Glass Art Magazine is very affordable and available in print, online or in a pdf.  Please click the links below for a preview each of Mark's articles.   








Friday, November 16, 2012

25% Off Glass Art Fusing Supplies at AAE Glass

AAE Glass wants to help you finish the holiday season strong.  We are offering 25% off your purchase of glass fusing supplies both online and in studio. Use this coupon code to receive your 25% off.
If you will be in the SW Florida area in the next few months, be sure to sign up for a workshop soon.  The complete schedule can be seen HERE and seats are filling fast.  Call Molly at 239-471-7724 to schedule your class today or sign up online.

AAE Glass has been working the past several months to roll out several new products, classes and a MUCH bigger surprise that will be unveiled in December.  We are putting the final touches on and will let our loyal blog followers know of the additions ASAP.  This will be an interactive surprise.

If you have any shows coming up that you would like to promote, email mark@aaeglass.com and he will be happy to help get the word out.  Other than that, get to work on those last minute glass pieces and we wish you all the best with your glass art shows this holiday season.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Free "Fusing Basics" Video from Bullseye Glass Co.

Bullseye Glass Co. offers several free glass fusing video tutorials on their site.  It is an informative and affordable way for a glass fuser to learn some important basic fusing skills.  It is also a great refresher for glass fusers of all levels. 
 Click HERE to watch a free basic fusing video in your own home.  As always, if you have any questions, send us an email at info@aaeglass.com. 

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Tanya Veit Online Webinar Fused Glass Art Instruction

Tanya Veit of the AAE Glass Art Studio will be sharing her Picasso webinar again at 3:00pm eastern time on Tuesday November 27th. The webinar is hosted by Glass Patterns Quarterly Magazine and all sign up information can be found on their website glasspatterns.com. If you had a conflict or were part of the waiting list for the last webinars, clear out a Tuesday evening and enjoy learning this beautiful technique from the comfort of your own home. Tanya will be live and answering your questions. What is a webinar you ask? It is the newest trend in teaching and is proving to be very effective. You can now learn live from Tanya Veit without having to travel.  You will also receive a downloadable version after the fact to review as many times as you like.  Hope to see you then!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Holiday for Heroes at Sip & Send in Cape Coral, Florida

Every year Sip & Send in Cape Coral, Florida has an fundraiser to raise money for postage to send our troops much needed supplies for the holidays.  Saturday, November 17th, from 6-9pm world famous artist Leoma Lovegrove will be signing and numbering her limited edition posters for those who attend.  Art from several local artists will be displayed and auctioned off, including a few of Tanya's fused glass jewelry pendants.  There will be a wine tasting and delicious appetizers by Chef Peter and fabulous raffle prizes.  Come help support our troops as they need our help in receiving everyday supplies that we often take for granted.  We hope to see you there.

Sip & Send
2717 Santa Barbara Blvd #6 Cape Coral, Fl 33914

Josh Mazet at AAE Glass

AAE Glass is hosting renowned lampworker Josh Mazet this weekend in Cape Coral, Florida.  Josh has an extensive collection of beautiful glass vortex marbles, pendants, figurines and more.  AAE Glass is excited to expand techniques using the added torches.  We have had so much interest from local glass artists in this particular glass, we figured we would bring it to SW Florida.  A big thank you to Josh for taking the time to educate us and get us off on the right foot. 

 If you are a lampworker looking for a place to get some work done, look no further.  Stop by AAE Glass at 1228 Lafayette St. Cape Coral, FL 33904 or call 239-471-7724 for details. 

The Artisan Group Deal - Maureen Connor

 For this week only you can purchase Maureen Conner's beautiful fused glass tree pendants at a 20% discount!  Meant 2B Cherished is part of The Artisan Group which promotes great deals and fashionable wears.

Maureen won a free seat to Tanya Veit's Extreme Glass Fusing workshop earlier this year.  You can see her winning piece HERE
Every time I sit down at my desk, it seems I am tearing another week off the calendar.  The holidays are almost here, get a head start with beautiful glass jewelry.  If you don't see what you like, simply CONTACT Maureen and she will be happy to work with you.  Happy shopping.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Drill Press Deal at Home Depot

If anyone is in the market for a drill press, a friend of AAE Glass and an insider at Home Depot has strongly hinted that they will be marked down significantly on Black Friday. They are already affordable at $129.99, but you will most likely save more if you brave the crowds on Black Friday. 

Anyone who has taken Tanya Veit's Extreme Glass Fusing classes knows the possibilities that a drill press opens up for glass artists.  I assume all Home Depot's will have the same deals on Black Friday, but I am not sure.  I just wanted to pass along the info to those who were in the market. 

Mark Veit
AAE Glass

Friday, November 2, 2012

Tanya Veit Adds New Extreme Fusing Dates

Tanya Veit is adding the last Extreme Fusing dates of the season at the AAE Glass Art Studio.  Plan your vacation now.  Come enjoy everything SW Florida and Cape Coral have to offer, all while learning new and unique glass fusing techniques with us.  The average temperature during the winter months is roughly 78 and the sun never hides. 

Tanya is teaching at the Glass Craft & Bead Expo this year and her classes sold out in TWO HOURS! Take advantage of booking both an Extreme Fusing I and II class and save $100.  Call the studio today to reserve your seat as they are filling fast.  239-471-7724.