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My first contact with glassblowing was at Kent State University in the mid-seventies. I have always been interested in texture and pattern, and had been exploring batik and fabric-dyeing techniques. I took my first glassblowing class on a whim, as an elective, and was instantly hooked. I???ve been blowing glass ever since. My fascination with the intricate patterns of the natural world and my love of color are reflected in my work. I work in a series format that allows my ideas to evolve slowly as I explore the way glass of different colors interacts. Although a specific reference to nature is often intended, I enjoy the fact that people form their own interpretations. What is important is to capture the viewer???s imagination. SHOWS & EXHIBITIONS ??? ACC Craft Show, Baltimore, MD 1986, 1989-2009 ??? ACC Craft Show, San Francisco, CA 1986-1988, 1990-1993, 1995, 1997, 1998 ??? ACC Craft Show, W. Springfield, MA 1986, 1988, 1990, 1991 ??? ACC Craft Show, Minn./St. Paul, MN 1987, 1989 ??? ACC Craft Show, Columbus, OH 1994 ??? Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ 2007 ??? 35th Annual Art Festival Beth-El, Temple Beth-El, St. Petersburg, FL 2008 ??? SOFA Show, Palette Contemporary Art & Craft, Chicago, IL 2006-2008 ??? American Craft Exposition, Evanston, IL 1992-1996, 1999, 2001-2008 ??? Anniversary Show, Kittrell Riffkind Art Glass Inc. Dallas, TX 2006-2008 ??? Creative Spaces: Ideas for the Home, Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, CO 2008 ??? Colorado Glass Invitational, Sand, Soda, & a Twist Of Lime, Boulder, CO 2008 ??? Hot Glass-Cool Orchids, Kittrell Riffkind Art Glass Inc, Dallas, TX 2006 ??? Vespermann Gallery, The Main Event, Steven E. Main & Karen Korobow-Main, Atlanta, GA 2005 ??? Palette Contemporary Art & Craft, Contemporary Glass featuring Steven E. Main and Karen Korobow-Main, Albuquerque, NM 2005 ??? The Art of Fine Craft, University Place Art Center, The Art of Fine Craft, Lincoln, NE 2003 ??? Maclaren Markowitz Gallery Presents: Steven E. Main, Boulder, CO 2003 ??? Diamond Tanita Presents Main Glass Studio. . . The work of Steven E. Main and Karen Korobow-Main, Portland, OR 2003 ??? Philabaum Gallery Presents: Steven E. Main & Karen Korobow-Main, Tucson, AZ 2003 ??? Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass Inc, Annual Scent Bottle Invitational, Dallas, TX 1996, 1998-2008 ??? Creative Arts Workshop, Annual Celebration of American Crafts, New Haven, CT 1998-2006 ??? Running Ridge Gallery, Featured Artists, Steven E. Main & Karen Korobow-Main, Santa Fe, NM 2002 ??? L???Attitude Gallery, Glass Invitational, Boston, MA 2002 ??? Art Resources Gallery, Invitational Glass Exhibition, Edina, MN 1997, 1999-2001 ??? Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, 1990, 1991, 1994, 1997, Philadelphia, PA 2001, 2007 ??? Denver International Airport, Invitational Glass Exhibition, Denver, CO 2000, 2002 ??? Crafts National 34, Pennsylvania, PA 2000 ??? Vespermann Glass Gallery, New Century Perfume Vial Exhibition, Atlanta, GA 1999, 2000 ??? Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Denver, CO 1993, 1994, 2000, 2005 ??? Walker-Kornbluth Art Gallery, Holiday Invitational, Fair Lawn, NJ 1999 ??? Aughinbaugh Gallery, Handmade For the New Millennium, Grantham, PA 1999 ??? Alexander Brest Museum, Perfume Bottle Exhibition, Jacksonville, FL 1999 ??? Fine Arts Gallery, Art from the Material World, Lake Placid, NY 1999 ??? Elements Gallery, Fire and Ice, Bellevue, WA 1999 ??? Art Resources Gallery, Fine Craft Show, Saint Paul, MN 1998 Fairlawn, NJ 1986-1994, 1997 ??? Pismo Gallery, Contemporary Art Glass of Colorado, Denver, CO 1991-1994 ??? Fisher Gallery, New Collectible Glass, Farmington Arts Center, Avon, CT 1994 ??? Silvermine Guild Arts Center, USA Craft Today New Canaan, CT 1997 ??? Stones Gallery, Annual Best in America, San Francisco, CA 1997 ??? Pismo Gallery, Colorado Showcase Denver Summit of Eight, Denver, CO 1997 ??? Malton Gallery, Art Forms in Glass, Cincinnati, OH 1995 ??? Walker-Kornbluth Gallery, Annual Craft Invitational, Fairlawn, NJ 1986-1994, 1997 ??? Laramie County Community College, Fine Arts Gallery- Glass Show, Cheyenne, WY 1994 ??? Coconut Grove Arts Festival, Coconut Grove, FL 1993 ??? Gilding the Lily, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT 1991, 1997 ??? American Craft at the Armory, New York, NY 1991 ??? Elizabeth Fortner Gallery, Perfume Vials and Paperweights, Santa Barbara, CA 1991 ??? Philabaum Glass Studios and Gallery, Fresh Views, Tucson, AZ 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994 ??? Arianan Gallery, Glass Invitational, Birmingham, MI 1991 ??? New York Experimental Glass Workshop, Essence of the Nineties, New York, NY 1990 ??? Del Mano Gallery, Featured Artist, Pasadena, CA 1987, 1995 ??? Eileen Kremen Gallery, Glass Summer 90, Fullerton, CA 1990 ??? Artisans Gallery, Holiday Exhibition, Great Neck, NY 1990 ??? Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Limited Edition Commission for Benefactors, Philadelphia, PA 1989 PUBLICATIONS ??? ???Blowing Up???, 303 Magazine, August 2008, pp. 68-69 ??? ???Life???, Coloradoan August 12, 2007, p. B1 ??? ???Gallery Exhibitions???, Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass Winter 2007, p.14 ??? 500 Glass Objects, Lark Books 2006, p. 239 ??? ???American Craft Artists: The Work of Hands???, Rosemary Knower; Home &Design, Summer2002, pp. 78-79 ??? ???Naturally Inclined???, Linda McDaniel; American Style, Fall 2001, pp. 90-93 ??? ???Artists Honored at Baltimore and Atlanta Shows ???, American Craft Magazine, June/July 2006, p. 80. ??? ???State of Art, Cherry Creek Arts Festival???, Colorado Homes & Lifestyles, July 2005, p. 96. ??? ???Contemporary Perfume Bottles???, Shari Hopper, Perfume Bottle Quarterly, Summer 2004, pp. 5-8 ??? ???Contemporary Studio Art Glass???, Shari Hopper, Perfume Bottle Quarterly, Summer 2003, p. 19. ??? ???American Craft Exposition???, Ornament, Summer 2001, pp. 20-23. ??? ???Art Style???, Kay Rios, Style Magazine, Fall 1997, p. 54. ??? ???Living & Arts???, David McQuay, The Denver Post, February 13, 1986, Section C. ??? ???A Touch of Glass???, Rex Stromnes, The Sunday Camera Magazine, April 14, 1985, pp. 16-17. ??? ???Glassblower Displays Art???, Silver World, July 31, 1981, p. 6. AWARDS ??? Purchase Award, American Craft Exposition, Evanston, IL 2007 ??? Purchase Award, American Craft Exposition, Evanston, IL 2006 ??? Award of Excellence 2006, American Craft Council, Baltimore, MD 2006 ??? Purchase Award, American Craft Exposition, Evanston, IL 2002 ??? 2002 Awards of Excellence, ACC Craft Show, Baltimore, MD 2002 ??? Best of Glass Award, American Craft Exposition, Evanston, IL 1994, 2001 PERMANENT COLLECTION ??? Boulder Community Hospital Foothills Campus, Boulder, CO ??? Evanston Hospital, Northwestern Health Care, Evanston, IL ??? Glenbrook Hospital, Northwestern Health Care, Highland Park, IL ??? Highland Park Hospital, Highland Park, IL ??? Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ JUROR ??? American Craft Exposition, Evanston, IL 2007 ??? American Craft Council, Baltimore, MD 1997 EDUCATION ??? Glass Blowing, Kent State University, Ohio 1978 ??? Kent State University, B.S. Political Science 1978
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