Sneak Peek Glass
Artist Statement   /  Artist Resume & Shows            Lauren Wingert
From a Ladle full of glass bits....
Artist Statement

We have all heard that heaven has pearly gates....but the vision also describes walls like precious          
stones...  and golden streets like glass.....    Glass to me is a special material.   It is the media used  
to talk about  sights that can only be imagined.  

I see art in the media of glass as a glimpse or a sneak peek of things we have yet to see.
   

Glassblowing is very challenging and rewarding.  Working hot glass is a constant fight against               
gravity.   You are working with a material where plastic in one moment, is solid seconds later.  The    
shaping and guiding must be quick.  The extreme heat and fragile nature of the material provide many
chances  and ways to make errors.   In the end, the final result of focused effort is worth it when the   
finished piece emerges intact from the kiln..    

My glass designs will usually include a sparkling thread wrap, a pulled style top,  glass feet,   or some    
other type of glass technique intended to grab attention... and to bring color and brightness.    I love glass
because it is something you can appreciate and enjoy for a long time.

-Lauren Wingert
Education :  Bachelor of Science - Long Beach State University, CA                
Associate in Arts     - Cerritos College, Norwalk CA

Glassblowing :   Santa Monica College, Santa Monica CA   2006
        University of Oregon (glass seminars)          2008

Private Hot Shop first created  - 2009
Backyard Glass Shop Built - 2011
Author - "Backyard Glassblowing" - Amazon  2014

Member - Oregon Glass Guild
            
Artist Resume
Events, Shows, and Galleries

2015 to Current               Gallery Calapooia - Albany Oregon
2016                                  Red Rhinestone Boutique - Albany Oregon

2014 to Jan 2016            Ashland Artisans Emporium - Ashland Oregon
2012 to Dec 2015           Gifted -Artisans gift shop - Depot Bay, Oregon (shop closed)
2009 to 2015                   Gateway Gallery Philomath (gallery closed)

2016 Christmas Bazaar - Linn County Fairgrounds - Albany Oregon
2016 Oregon Handmade Holiday Show - Oregon State University  Memorial Union
2016 Art & Wine in the Garden - Garland Nursury - Corvallis Oregon
2016 Art and Air Festival - Albany Oregon
2016 Gallery Calapooia -
March Featured Artist
2016 River Gallery - Nature Themed Glass show - Independence, Oregon
2015 Funeral Homes begin carrying Sneak Peek Memorial Glass
2015 Town & Country Christmas Bazaar - Linn County Fairgrounds - Albany Oregon
2015 Fall Festival -Corvallis Oregon
2015 Art & Air Festival - Albany Oregon
2015 Olde Fashion 4th of July Craft Fair - Ashland Oregon
2015 Glass Act - Oregon State University LaSells Gallery - Corvallis Oregon
2015 Howland Open - The Arts Center - Corvallis Oregon
2014 Woodburn Art Center - All Creatures Great and Small - Woodburn Oregon
2014 Oregon Glass Guild - Glass Gallery Show - Portland Convention Center
2014 Portland Justice Center Glass Display - Portland Oregon
2014 Olde Fashioned 4th of July Craft Fair - Ashland Oregon
2014 City of Gresham Arts Festival -
Featured Artist - Gresham Oregon
2014 Art and Air Festival - Albany Oregon
2014 First Christian Church Craft Fair - Fall Festival Event - Corvallis Oregon
2014 Town & Country Christmas Bazaar - Linn County Fairgrounds - Albany Oregon
2013 Art and Air Festival - Albany Oregon
2013 Philomath Frolic Arts and Crafts fair - Philomath Oregon
2013 Philomath Street party - Philomath Oregon
2013 Philomath Sunday Market - Philomath Oregon
2012 Oregon Glass Guild - Glass Gallery Show - Portland Convention Center
2010 Wingert Glass / Sculptures chosen as
Celebrate Corvallis awards pieces
2010 Alsea Women's Festival - Alsea Oregon
2010 Connected by Glass show - OSU LaSells Gallery - Corvallis Oregon
2008 Philomath Public Library display - Nov 2008
2008 Looking Through the Glass  (local artists display)- The Arts Center /Corvallis OR
2008 Arts Center gift shop / Corvallis OR