In February, Alison Chism was presented with the Betty Taylor Memorial Award which promotes emerging artists in need of financial support and studying in the field of visual arts and crafts. As a result of this award, Alison is able to attend residencies in Columbus, Ohio at Glass Axis working in the hot glass studio, and then at the world famous Wheaton Arts Center in Millville, New Jersey.
Alison will be back in our area for her gallery show, Meaning and Object: Life in Glass, which will featuring pieces created during her residences, and for her Artist Talk on June 16 at The Gallery.
Alison has been making art since she was 7 and blowing glass for over two decades. She holds a B.A. from San Francisco State University and an M.F.A from The Ohio State University in Glass Art. In addition, she has spent nearly ten years in Seattle, WA as a professional artist, glassblowing assistant, and staff member at Pilchuck Glass School.
Assistant Professor at Salisbury University from 2006-2013, Alison currently works as an artist and freelance instructor of 2-D and 3-D art.