McMow Art Glass Announces World Premiere Of Their Own Exclusive Sheet Glass To Celebrate 40th Anniversary

In honor of their 40th Anniversary, McMow Art Glass in cooperation with Bullseye Glass, has created a one-of-a-kind art glass sheet style. This custom, hand-rolled glass is used for all types of art glass including kiln-formed (fused), mosaic, and stained glass. Phil Materio, Vice-President of McMow Art Glass pulled inspiration from the colors, art and architecture that have made both South Beach and Palm Beach so famous.  “FLORAdia” glass is named for his mother, Flora Materio.  This style will be exclusive to McMow Art Glass and its customers. The Rickie Report shares the backstory and some sneak peeks.  Kudos to McMow for celebrating this milestone in such a meaningful and creative way!

 

 

 

 

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701 North Dixie Hwy.    Lake Worth, FL 33460

 

561-585-9011     Fax: 561-586-2292

www.mcmow.com
www.facebook.com/mcmowartglass

 

Wednesday- Friday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Tuesday – 9:00 am – 8:30 pm
Saturday – 9:00 a.m – 3:00 p.m
Sunday-Monday – Closed

 

 

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Phil Materio tells The Rickie Report, “We found inspiration in the design aesthetic which has made South Florida a mecca for artists of all kinds. Bright pops of color, tropical weather, and design and architecture from the neighboring cities of both Palm Beach and South Beach provided us with ample inspiration”!

 

 

Our FLORAdia Styles:

 

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Palm Beach

 

 

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 South Beach

 

 

 

The FLORAdia Glass is now available at McMow!

Stay tuned for our upcoming class schedule. We will be releasing special classes which will include exciting ways to use this one-of-a-kind sheet style!

 

 

FLORAdia Glass: A Bullseye/McMow Collaboration!

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Close-up of FLORAdia Glass Bowl

 

 

 

 

In collaboration with Bullseye Glass Co, McMow worked to create a this one-of-a-kind art glass sheet style. This custom, hand-rolled glass is used for all types of art glass including kiln-formed (fused), mosaic, and stained glass.

 

 

Phil Materio, Vice-President of McMow Art Glass knew that he wanted glass that would feel like South Florida. We pulled inspiration from the colors, art and architecture that have made both South Beach and Palm Beach so famous. When the colors came together it was exactly what he had envisioned – a perfect blend of the these two stunning destinations. He decided to name the glass after his mother Flora Materio. Flora lived in South Florida and often times traveled with Phil to both South & Palm Beach to see McMow’a installations in both areas. Remembering these trips he knew immediately FLORAdia was the perfect name for this new glass creation.

 

 

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FLORAdia Glass Bowl

 

 

 

Phil shares, “While I have fond memories of my mom in Florida, it was really her encouragement that led me to immerse myself in the art glass world,” said Phil Materio, Vice President of McMow Art Glass. “I couldn’t think of anyone I would like to honor more than my mom on our 40th anniversary year. She was one of the big reasons McMow even came to be.”

 

 

How is art glass made:

 

“We worked alongside the glass crafter at Bullseye to determine which colors would be compatible with each other. Bullseye has a very similar business model – also getting started about 40 years ago. Like McMow, they know that art glass is a fine art and have pushed the envelope of working with glass year after year”.

 

 

Here’s a video about glass making at Bullseye

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DO7584g57z0

 

 

Glass is made by melting together several minerals at very high temperatures. Silica in the form of sand is the main ingredient and this is combined with soda ash and limestone and melted in a furnace at temperatures of 1700°C. Other materials can be added to produce different colors or properties.
What is Art Glass? colored glass that’s manufactured for use in art and architecture. This type of glass can be used for stained glass and mosaic work, and most are tested-compatible for fusing and other methods of forming glass within a kiln.

 

 

For more information about this, classes and other McMow services:

Taylor Materio, Creative Director
McMow Art Glass, Inc
561-585-9011 x108    Fax: 561-586-2292
taylor@mcmow.com
www.mcmow.com
www.facebook.com/mcmowartglass

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

McMow Glass Art Competition Call for Entries

McMow Art Glass is excited to be hosting its 16th Annual Glass as Art Contest on Thursday, April 23rd from 6-8pm. Each year, this contest has grown with incredible talent and wonderful sponsors from all facets of the art world. This year we are excited to announce that $2 from EACH entry fee will go to support The Shari Lynn Soldano-Carney Scholarship Fund. The Rickie Report shares the details and cannot wait to see your entries!

 

 

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MCMOW ART GLASS
701 N. DIXIE HWY     LAKE WORTH, FL 3360

16th Annual

Glass as Art Competition

 Call for Entries!

 

McMow Art Glass Competition Winner 2014

McMow Art Glass Competition Winner 2014

 

McMow Art Glass is excited to be hosting its 16th Annual Glass as Art Contest on Thursday, April 23rd from 6-8pm. Each year, this contest has grown with incredible talent and wonderful sponsors from all facets of the art world. This year we are excited to announce that $2 from EACH entry fee will go to support The Shari Lynn Soldano-Carney Scholarship Fund.

 

McMow Art Glass Competition Winner, 2014

McMow Art Glass Competition Winner, 2014

 

This scholarship fund supports glass art education for a student in need! McMow Art Glass is proud to partner with Shari’s family to honor her memory. Each April, in conjunction with the Glass as Art Contest, a scholarship recipient will be awarded. This scholarship will be utilized to provide a comprehensive glass arts education, including glass blowing classes through the Benzaiten Center for the Creative Arts, to a local student in need.

 

McMow Art Glass Competition Winner, 2014

McMow Art Glass Competition Winner, 2014

What is eligible?

Glass artists are able to enter their work into the following categories:

  • 3-Dimensional
  • Original Design Stained Glass
  • Pattern Adaptation from a book or other source
  • Mosaic
  • Fused glass and Jewelry
  • Professionals. A professional is anyone who sells their artwork, teaches art glass or has previously submitted work to the professional category.

All entries must be 6 square feet or under. Works must be display ready with hooks and or stands.

No broken or damages work will be accepted. All submission category placement and acceptance is at the discretion of the pre-qualified selection committee.

McMow Art Glass Competition Winner, 2014

McMow Art Glass Competition Winner, 2014

What to Send:

There will be a $7.00 entry fee per piece. Up to 3 pieces may be entered. Please submit payment with photographs of your work to entry form. If submissions are entered via email payment must be received over the phone via credit card. Checks will also be accepted. Please make checks payable to McMow Art Glass.

Payment must be received by entry deadline in order to be eligible to compete.

Deadlines & Labeling:

Deadline for submissions is March 20th. Finalists will be notified by phone the week of March 23rd -28th. Pieces selected for competition need to be need to be dropped off March 30th – April 4th. Pieces will hang in the gallery until April 30th. Pieces will need to be picked up by May 2nd.

Please make sure entry form is submitted with $7 entry fee per piece.

ENTRY FORM:
Name:_______________________________________________
Phone:_____________________Email:_____________________
Title of Work:__________________________________________
Dimensions of Work:_____________________________________
Price of Piece:__________________________________________

Category: Please check one
____3-dimensional____Original design Stained Glass
____Pattern adaptation from a book or other source
____Mosaic glass____Fused glass/Jewelry____Professional

 

The undersigned has read and understands the rules of the contest. The undersigned agrees to release McMow Art Glass, Inc from any damages to any work submitted.
Signature:______________________________ Date: _________

ENTRY FORMS MAY BE DROPPED OFF IN PERSON OR MAILED TO:

MCMOW ART GLASS
701 N. DIXIE HWY
LAKE WORTH, FL 3360

ENTRY FORMS MAY ALSO BE EMAILED TO: RETAIL@MCMOW.COM

 

For information about classes, workshops, supplies or other services please contact:

McMow Art Glass
701 North Dixie Hwy.    Lake Worth, FL. 33460
Phone: 561.585.9011 EXT 106       Toll Free: 1.888.701.3494
Fax: 561.586.2292      www.mcmow.com

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact The Rickie Report at:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

McMow Art Glass Announces Shari Lynn Soldano-Carney Scholarship Fund

McMow Art Glass is proud to announce The Shari Lynn Soldano-Carney Scholarship Fund.  Shari frequented classes and entered contests at McMow, as she found a place to immerse herself in creativity. Throughout Shari’s life she was always looking for new therapeutic and creative outlets to craft her expressionism and skills. McMow Art Glass is proud to partner with Shari’s family to honor her memory. Each April, in conjunction with the ‘Glass as Art Contest’, a scholarship recipient will be awarded. This scholarship will be utilized to provide a comprehensive glass arts education, including glass blowing classes through the Benzaiten Center for the Creative Arts, to a local student in need.  The Rickie Report is honored to share the information and a few photos of Shari’s beautiful glass work.

 

 

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“After the passing of our beloved daughter, sister and aunt on April 25th, 2014 we, the family of Shari Lynn Soldano-Carney, have chosen to memorialize her life by starting a scholarship fund in her name. McMow Art Glass Studio in Lake Worth, Florida, where Shari frequented classes and entered contests, was a place where she could lose herself in creativity. Some of the art she enjoyed most consisted of glass beads, fused glass and slumping. Throughout Shari’s life she was always looking for new therapeutic and creative outlets to craft her expressionism and skills. Our hope is that Shari’s love for the art of glass live on through this scholarship and at the same time benefit someone in need.”

 

 

Shari Lynn

Shari Lynn Soldano-Carney

 

 

McMow Art Glass is proud to partner with Shari’s family to honor her memory. Each April, in conjunction with the ‘Glass as Art Contest’ a scholarship recipient will be awarded. This scholarship will be utilized to provide a comprehensive glass arts education, including glass blowing classes through the Benzaiten Center for the Creative Arts, to a local student in need.

 

 

To contribute to this fund please make checks payable to:
McMow Art Glass

Memo:
The Shari Lynn Soldano-Carney Scholarship Fund

Mail checks to:
McMow Art Glass     701 N. Dixie Hwy
Lake Worth, FL 33460

 

Just a few of Shari Lynn’s beautiful art glass creations:

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For more information about McMow Art Glass please visit:  mcmow.com

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact The Rickie Report at:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291