Artist: Catharine Newell ( American }
Measures: 12×12 inches
Medium: Mixed Media glass wall
Signed & Dated 2001
Farhat Art Museum Collection
Catharine Newell is active/lives in Oregon. Catharine Newell is known for kiln-formed ground glass sculpture-figural, abstraction, teaching.
Catharine Newell, recognized for her distinctive figurative work using glass powders, exhibits her unique approach to kiln working internationally. An ardent educator, Newell’s teaching history includes Master classes at Pilchuck Glass School, North Lands Glass and Corning, as well as venues across Europe and the UK, Australia, China, and Norway. Juried four times into Corning Museum’s New Glass Review, her work has been acquired for the permanent collections of Swedish Hospital, Hotel Murano, Bullseye Glass Company, Hunter Museum of American Art, University of Miami Lowe Museum and Tsinghua University Museum in Beijing. Newell maintains a private studio in Portland, Oregon.
Catharine Newell
I had long assumed that we are the product of our past, informed and bound by personal history and attendant memory. I now find it more logical to presume that we stand only in the present, loosely composed of impressions of our past and future. If this is so, then every moment offers the promise of a shift, an opening, the edge of something. I have been working with oyster shells over the last several months, focusing only upon nuanced evidence of their origination and deterioration. In paying close attention to these generative and erosive details, I’ve discovered something else – access to complete immersion in the present.
Born Pasadena, California, 1947 Currently Portland, Oregon
2010 Residency, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, Washington
2004 Participant, Janusz Walentynowicz class, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, Washington 2003 Participant, Kirstie Rea class, North Lands Creative Glass, Lybster, Scotland
2000 Participant, Narcissus Quagliata class, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, Washington 1969 B.A. Fine Arts, University of California, Santa Barbara (from 1965)
Selected Professional Experience
2015 Instructor, Bullseye Glass Co., Portland, Oregon; Emeryville, California; Santa Fe, New Mexico; Mamaroneck, New York (and 2014, 2013, 2011)
2014 Instructor, Anla Glas, Silkeborg, Denmark
2014 Instructor, The Studio, Corning Museum of Glass, New York (and 2009, 2007)
2014 Instructor, Borella Glass Design, Whanganui, New Zealand
2014 Instructor, Florida State University Master Craftsman Program, Tallahassee, Florida 2012 Instructor, Blue Dog Glass, Melbourne, Australia
2012 Instructor, OATKA School of Glass, Batavia, New York
2011 Instructor, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland
2010 Instructor, North Lands Glass School, Lybster, Scotland
2010 Instructor, Glass Forum, Averoy, Norway (and 2008)
2010 Lecturer, Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary, Canada
2009 Lecturer, UK Artist Lecture Tour #2, Bullseye Glass Company
2008 Instructor, Creative Glass Workshops, Wels, Austria, and Zurich
2008 Lecturer, GAS Conference, Portland, Oregon
2008 Instructor, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, Washington
2007 Instructor, UrbanGlass, Brooklyn
2006 Lecturer, Tsinghua University, Beijing and Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts, China
2006 Lecturer, Taipei National University of the Arts and National Taiwan University of Arts 2006 Lecturer/Instructor/Residency, University of South Australia, Adelaide

Selected Exhibitions
2016 Accumulations, Bullseye Resource Center New York Gallery, Mamaroneck 2014 Multiply, Bullseye Resource Center New York Gallery, Mamaroneck
2014 Retrospective, Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass, Neenah, Wisconsin 2014 Retrospective, Bullseye Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2014 Unexpected Imagery, Rochester Institute of Technology, New York
2013 Living Legacies: The JSMA @ 80, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Eugene, Oregon 2013 Vanitas, Bullseye Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2013 Just Now, Davis & Cline Gallery, Ashland, Oregon
2012 Confabulation, Ken Saunders Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
2012 Chromatic Fusion, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe
2012 Evolve, Bullseye Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2012 50 Years of Studio Glass, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville
2011 Presence of Absence, Davis & Cline Gallery, Ashland, Oregon
2011 Jellies: Living Art, Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, Tennessee
2011 SOFA Chicago (Bullseye Gallery, Portland, Oregon)
2011 Act 2: The Next Track, Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, Washington
2011 This Fragile Skin, Schack Art Center, Everett, Washington
2010 Art Miami, (Marx Saunders Gallery)
2009 Interstice, Bullseye Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2009 Colloquia, Davis & Cline Gallery, Ashland, Oregon
2008 As Is, Pacini Lubel Gallery, Seattle, Washington
2007 Being, Davis & Cline Gallery, Ashland, Oregon
2006 Alone Together, Bullseye Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2003 Thin Walls, Bullseye Gallery, Portland, Oregon
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Canada
Awards, Honors & Grants
2004 Scholarship recipient, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, Washington 2003 CraftHouston Award of Merit
2003 Louis Comfort Tiffany Biennial Award Nominee
2002 First Place, WG@BE II, Bullseye Resource Center, Portland, Oregon 2002 NICHE Award, Buyers Market of American Craft, Philadelphia
2000 Corning Award Nominee, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, Washington
Selected Publications
2014 New Glass Review 35, Corning Museum of Glass (and 2012, 2010, 2009, 2005). 2008 “Ones to Watch.” Western Art & Architecture, Fall 2008, 50–51.
2007 “Art Beat.” Oregon Public Broadcasting. Televised profile, March 2007.


Measures: 12×12 inches
Medium: Mixed Media glass wall
Signed & Dated 2001
Farhat Art Museum Collection


Measures: 12×12 inches
Medium: Mixed Media glass wall
Signed & Dated 2001
Farhat Art Museum Collection




Artist: BOYCE BENGE ( 1926-2016) American

s-l1600-4Artist: BOYCE BENGE ( 1926-2016) American/New York .
Titled: “Verbal Action 3”
Measures: 24×18 inches
Signed lower right & dated 1980
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Farhat Art Museum Collection

The Abstract Expressionistic work is in bright colors, with rows of stenciled numbers and letters overlaying center, composed of geometric blocks of color, the calligraphic images creating a lively movement and depth of transparent light, in a dynamic composition.

Boyce Benge was a North Carolina-born artist who painted in New York. His works often are designed with sewn and stitched canvases in bright color ways, and often include calligraphic forms. His work is included in the Pollock-Krasner Foundation.