April 29, 2016
Author: Katie Steinberg
The Glass Art Society (GAS) announced James Labold as one of three 2016 Saxe Emerging Artists, who are scheduled to present short lectures at the GAS conference on Friday, June 10, 2016 from 12:30pm-2:00pm in the Corning Incorporated Headquarters Auditorium in Corning, NY. Each year, GAS selects three artists with promising talent to introduce their work to a large audience of established artists, educators, peers, collectors, and critics. The 2016 jurors included artist and director Osamu Noda from Niijima, Tokyo, Japan, as well as artist and educator Jeff Zimmer of Edinburgh, Scotland. “The ecumenical approach to working with glass among this year’s entrants, its techniques and expressive potential, was impressive,” said Zimmer. “I’m pleased that our three winners display a diversity of aesthetic, from the carnal to the cool to the kitsch." Congratulations James!