Alice Gebhart

Alice Benvie-Gebhart earned her bachelor and master's degrees in art education with concentrations in painting and printmaking. She worked as a teacher and painter for many years before discovering kiln-formed glass. She now works exclusively as a full time professional fused glass artist. Benvie-Gebhart is best known for her colorful fused glass landscapes and is represented by galleries across the country. Heritage Art Gallery and Glass Studio in East Greenwich, Rhode Island is her home base where she enjoys inspiration from her New England landscape.  She shares her expertise by teaching fused glass classes nationwide.

Degrees held, institutions and other education:

Bullseye Resource Center, New York                                                          

Vitrum Studios Workshop                                                                  

Fusing Workshop with Roger Thomas

Rhode Island College, Providence, RI                                                                                             

Master’s Degree in Education                                                           

Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Art Education                                

 

Teaching History:

2018-2019: AAE Glass, Cape Coral, Florida   

2017: Master Glass Class Instructor                                                           
2017: D&L Glass Supply, Denver, Colorado                                                         

2016: Master Glass Class Instructor                                                        

2017: Art Glass Array, St. Louis, Missouri

2016: Master Glass Class Instructor                                                           

2016: Ed Hoy’s International, Chicago, Warrenville, Illinois Master Glass Class Instructor                        

2015: Jen Ken Kiln Center, Lakeland, Florida  Master Glass Class Instructor                                                    

2015 - 2016: Phoenix Center for the Arts, Phoenix, Az  Master Glass Class Instructor

                                                           

2015: Vitrum Glass Center, Beltsville, Maryland Master Glass Class Instructor                                                          

          Roadhouse Arts, San Antonio, Texas Master Glass Class Instructor  

          OATKA Glass Studio, Batavia, New York Master Glass Class Instructor   

           Snow Farm New England Craft Program, Williamsburg, Ma Fused Glass Instructor    

                                                                  

2014: Hot Glass Houston, Houston, TX Visiting Instructor, master fused glass workshop    

                         

2011 - present: Heritage Art Gallery and Glass Studio, Owner and Fused Glass Artist and Instructor                                   

2011: Wired Glass Designs, San Antonio, Tx Visiting Instructor, fused glass master class   

                      

1999 -2015: Rhode Island College, Providence, RI Adjunct faculty member, Art Education Department

           

1993 - 2012: Cooperating teacher Cranston Public Schools, Cranston, RI

1990-1995: Elementary art teacher        

                                                              

1995-2012: Cranston HS East, secondary art teacher   

                         

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

2001 - 2003: Continuing Education Instructor                                            

2005- 2012: Cooperating teacher    

                                                          

1978 - present: Professional Artist  Painter and glass artist                                                                     

 

Exhibitions:

2018: Weisser Glass Studio, Kensington, MD Insight, Invitational Exhibition

2017: Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, Ma Calm Before the Storm, Invitational Exhibit   

          Cortile Gallery, Provincetown, Massachusetts Artist Pairing Exhibition,                                                         

2016: Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, Ma Uncommon Exposures, Invitational Exhibit                           

           Vale Craft Gallery, Chicago, IL Kiln Formed Glass II, Invitational Exhibit

2015: Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, Ma 8 Visions, Invitational Exhibit                                               

          Coastal Living Gallery, Wickford, RI Exhibition mother and son’s artwork  

                                   

2014:Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, Ma  Members’ Exhibition  

         Providence Art Club, Providence, RI Memories in Glass, Dodge House Gallery One Woman Show       

                                                         

2008: West Bay Open Studios, Rhode Island Originator and Exhibitor  

                                                       

2013: Warwick Art Museum, Warwick, RI Juried Exhibition                                                                    

          Kittrell/Riffkind Gallery, Dallas, Texas One-of-a-Kind Exhibit Featured Aritst Exhibit                                                                       

          Rhode Island College, Bannister Gallery Art League of RI Exhibit Art Faculty Exhibition   

                                                          

2010: RISD Museum, Providence, RI

          Art League of RI Artist Members’ Show                                

          Craft Boston, juried exhibition Spring and Holiday Show Boston Society of Arts and Crafts                                        

                                                                  

2009: Providence Art Club, Providence, RI

          2015: Memories in Glass                                                                 

          2012:Scenes with Feeling, Maxwell Mays Gallery                         

          2009: The Color of Light, Dodge House Gallery                            

2009: UrbanGlass, Brooklyn, NY Instructors’ Exhibit   

                                                              

2008: Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, Massachusetts Out of the Blue Juried Exhibition                                           

          Brian Marki Fine Art, Portland, Oregon For Exactly Four, Exhibit of Glass Art                                            

          DeBlois Gallery, Newport, RI A Material World, Exhibit of Glass Art   

                                          

2007: Gallery 297, Bristol, RI ALRI First Associate Members' Juried Exhibition  

              

2003 - present: The State of The Arts in Rhode Island, Providence, RI A URI, RIC, CCRI Faculty, Student, Alumni Exhibit   

          

2006 - present: Providence Art Club, Providence, Rhode Island Little Picture Show                                                                 

 

Commissions/Collections/Publications:

2018: House and Garden Magazine Art Edit Features        

                                                                      

 2012, 2014, 2016:  Coastway Bank, Rhode Island Glass Commission with Corporate Art Group, RI    

             

2016: San Diego Hospital, San Diego, Ca. Glass Commission with JD Thompson, Ca.                         

2015: Art New England Magazine Article: Exhibition Review by Alexander Castro                                

          Hacienda AltaGracia, Costa Rica Glass Commission with Deko Design, Costa Rica               

          Corporate Artworks, Glass Commission for Health Environment Art Services, Ill 

2013: Rhode Island Local Magazine Article: Artistic Lineage of Display, by Dale Rappaneau                   

2008: Art Calendar Magazine Artist Profile Article by Louise Buyo                                      

          Providence Art Windows, Providence, RI Trinity Repertory Company Display                                      

          SO Rhode Island Magazine Art View Article by MaryLou Butler                                        

          Glass Craftsman Bimonthly Interpretations of Self Article by Judith Conway  

                              July 2008

2002: Senator Patrick Kennedy Private Collection    

                                                               

1994: Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Providence, RI Public Collection                                                                   

 

Professional Awards/ Recognitions/Accomplishments:

2017: Rhode Island State Council for the Arts RISCA Art Access Grant for Remembrance Glass Project 

          Providence Art Club, Providence, RI  Best in Show, Big and Small Exhibit   

                                   

2015: Members Show, First Place Award   

                                  

2014: Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, Ma Merit Award                                                                           

2013, 2014, 2017: Heritage Art Gallery & Glass Studio Best of RI, West Bay Gallery Rhode Island State Council for the Arts

2012: RISCA Artist Member for Art in Education Providence Art Club, Providence, RI Words, Letters, Text, Members’ Show

2008: William E Brigham Award Open exhibit for New England artists Honorable Mention, Painting    

                                             

1998: Rhode Island Art Education Association Educators’ Exhibit

2008: Gallery, Providence, R.I Honorable Mention, Glasswork    

                                         

2007: Gallery 297 ALRI Associate Members' Juried Exhibition, Bristol, RI Best of Show, Glasswork

                                                    

2005: South County Art Association, S Kingston, RI  Florence B Kane Award, Glass Light Box                            

 

Membership in Professional Organizations:

 

Art League of Rhode Island Juried Artist Member

Attleboro Arts Museum

Providence Art Club, Providence, RI Juried Artist Member

International Guild of Glass Artists Artist member

Glass Art Society Artist member

American Craft Council Artist member

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