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JERRY VANDERMARK AND VANDERMARK-MERRITT GLASS STUDIOS
 
 
JERRY VANDERMARK
 

1943      Began apprenticeship with Carl Erickson (Erickson Art Glass) Bremen, Ohio
         
1959      Left Erickson to direct Colonial Glasshouse at Jamestown, Virginia for the
              National Park Service
         
1972      Designed facilities and trained glassblowers for the Vandermark Glasshouse
             of Liberty Village, Flemington, New Jersey
         
1982      Retired from Jamestown Glasshouse

 

VANDERMARK-MERRITT GLASS STUDIOS
 

1972      Commenced operations, specializing in Colonial Reproduction Glassware

1974-75 Began to develop and market contemporary and traditional Art Glass
         
1976      Vandermark work chosen for final show at the Corning Glass Art Society
              Seminar
         
1977      Featured artists at the American Paperweight Collectors Association meeting at
             Wheaton Village, Millville, New Jersey
         
1979      Began experimentation with Cameo Glass
         
1980      Vandermark-Merritt Glass Studios' "Applied Spider" Cameo Vase was one of
              nine pieces featured in Art Craft Magazine's review of the National Invitational
              at Habitat Galleries, Michigan
         
1981      Hosted the New York Paperweight Collectors Association Annual Meeting

1982      Featured in the Annual Bulletin of the Paperweight Collectors Association
         
1982      Vandermark-Merritt Glass Studios Cameo Glass featured in Designs Recycled
              "Medley 82"

1982      One of two contemporary studios featured in the Coming Museum of Glass show and
              seminar "2000 Years of Cameo Masterpieces"

1983-84  Featured in the Art Glass Society Journal
         
1984      "Insculpture Diatreta: Paperweights introduced at Wheaton Museum of
              American Glass "Paperweights of Today" exhibit
         
1984      Victorians Young-Sharin Gallery's "Engraved Glass" exhibit, California

1984      Featured in the Annual Bulletin of the Paperweight Collectors Association
         
1985      Featured in Wheaton Museum of American Glass Exhibit "Three Generations In
             Glass: Erickson, Vandermark, Merritt"
         
1985     Douglas Merritt gave lecture at Bergstrom-Mahler Museum, Wisconsin,
            "Breakthrough in Glass: A New Technique in the Art of Cameo Carving"
         
1985     Vandermark-Merritt Cameo Glass featured in "Collectors Editions: magazine
         
1986     Douglas Merritt gave lecture on "Insculpture Diatreta" for the Michigan Chapter
             Paperweight Collectors Association in conjunction with Michigan Glass Month
         
1986    Vandermark-Merrill Diatreta featured in "The Glass Club Bulletin" of the
            National Early American Glass Club
         
1986    Featured in the Wheaton Museum of American Glass Exhibit "Flowers from
            Flame: American Lampwork Paperweights"
         
1986   Commissioned to create hand-cut reproduction globes for the chandelier in the
           Renaissance Revival Room of the American Wing of the Metropolitan Museum
           of Art in New York City
         
1986   Featured in "New Glass Review 7" from the Coming Museum of Glass

1987   Douglas Merritt gave lecture to Westchester, New York Glass Club
         
1987   Featured in lecture "Reproductions in America Glass" delivered by Jane
          Spillman, Curator of American Glass at the Coming Museum in Coming, New
          York
         
1987       Featured in Signature Fine Arts exhibition "Focus Paperweights"
         
1982-89  Douglas Merritt elected to the Board of Directors of the Creative Glass Center
               of America
         
1989       VMGS commissioned to make a special Limited Edition perfume bottle for
               Jaclyn Smith's "California" fragrance
         
1990       VMGS featured in "Paperweights & Perfumes '90" Exhibit at Del Mano
               Galleries, California
         
1990       James McClure gave a lecture to the Pennsylvania Carnival Glass Collectors Club
                       
1990-91  VMGS cornrnissioned to make the first Limited Edition Convention  Commemorative   
               Perfume Bottle for the Perfume & Scent Bottle Collectors Club
         
1990-91  VMGS featured in the "Special Delivery - Craft Americana" exhibit at the
               Renwick Museum Shop of the Smithsonian Institution
         
1992-93  Invitational Perfume Bottle Show, Signature Gallery
         
1994       Douglas Merritt gave lecture to the Washington, D.C. Paperweight Collectors
         
1995       Washington, D.C. Paperweight Collectors Association visits Vandermark-
               Merritt Glass Studio
         
1996       Selected for the NJ State Museum Show
         
1996       Participants in Spring Show at The American Craft Museum.
         
1999       Listed in Who's Who in America.       
       
 

Featured in the Collections of:
 
Metropolitan Museum of Art
 
Toledo Museum
 
Chrysler Museum
 
Leehawkee/Woodsaw Museum
 
Wheaton Museum of American Glass
 
Smithsonian Institution
 
Boston Museum
 
Philadelphia Museum of Art
 
Newark Museum
 
Bergstrom Mahler Museum
 
Pennsbury Manor
 
Sturbridge Village
 
Colonial Williamsburg
 
Dr. & Mrs. Leonard Rakow
 

 

 
     
   

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