Nina "Sam" Hibler is a native Texan living in San Antonio. She is a full time artist working in glass. Sam shares her love of fire and glass by teaching flameworking at her studio in San Antonio Dream Fire Glass , Southwest School of Art in San Antonio and in venues across the United States. Her education and experience is multifaceted. Sam majored in both art and biology receiving a Bachelor of Science from Stephen F. Austin. When she is working Sam draws on her knowledge as an artist, silver smith and scientist. Chemistry and physics are very helpful when melting glass. Sam is inspired by the world around her; the organic, vibrant, order or chaos in nature is distilled into her work. Movement, color and depth are important elements in all of her work. Glass is the perfect medium for Sam. Flameworking glass allows her to incorporate intricate, fluid details into her work. Working with glass she is able to capture movement and freeze it with the torch.
Professional Affiliations: Member of the Society of Artisan Lampworkers in San Antonio (SALSA)Past President ISGB member and South Region Director- ISGB District Director 2010-2012 San Antonio Glass Art Guild-member.
Juried Exhibitions: 2015 Hands of the Maker 2013 Texas Heat 2013 Geometric 2011 Convergence III Gaudi a collaborations with Peggy Potts 2011 Arts of Engagement Beyond a glass bead Pendant Show 2010 Convergence II Persephone's Lot. A collaborative piece with Liza Connell 2009 Perspectives: Traditions and Innovations in Glass Beads An international juried exhibition of contemporary glass beads 2008 Currents: Merging Culture and Creativity Bead Show Bead Inspirations in Alameda CA 2008 Out of the Box: Pushing the Boundaries of the Glass Bead traveling exhibit 2007 Metamorphosis: The Life Cycle of a Bead, bead and jewelry exhibition . 2007 ISGB Fire and Ice Bead Show,The Bead Monkey , St. Paul Minnesota 2007Jewelry/Wearable Art/Glass,Evoke Gallery ,St. Paul, Minnesota 2007 ConneXtions 2006 ISGB Bead Show, Asthetica Gallery .Kansas City,Missouri
Juried Art Shows: Splash Fesitivals;Actworth,Norcross,Dunwoody,Johns Creek Georgia 2014 Art 281 2013 Art 281 2012 ART 281 2010 ART 281 2009 Texas Fiber Art Exhibit 2010, Austin, Texas Texas Country Reporter Festival 2009, Waxahachie, Texas Texas Country Reporter Festival 2008, Waxahachie, Texas Texas Country Reporter Festival 2007, Waxahachie, Texas
Publications Metal Clay Artist annual mixed media issue 2013 Lammaga volume 21 2012 7th annual “Women in Glass” issue of Flow Magazine 2011. The Crafts Report October 2011- cover and Freezing Perfection in Glass Cover Gathering 2011 booklet The Glass Bead Vol XVIII/ Issue 4/Fall 2011 Lammaga volume 14 2011 Glass Art Magazine July/August 2011 ISGB News Making a Difference to Beadmakers Everywhere Fall 2010 Profitable Glass Volume I3* No. 3 ISGB News Finding Inspiration The Glass Bead Vol XVI/ Issue 4/ Fall 09 Scene in SA August 2009 : Artist of the Month The Glass Bead Vol XVI /issue 3 / Summer 09 The Beader's Handbook on Lampwork by Debby Gwaltney 2009 Wet Canvas Glass Artist Calendar Fall 2008 Profitable Glass Volume II* No. 3 ISGB News Thinking Out of the Box Out of the Box catalog 2008 2008 Wet Canvas Glass Artist Calendar Metamorphosis catalog 2007 2nd annual “Women in Glass” issue of Flow Magazine 2006.
Dream Fire Glass Studio- resident artist owner San Antonio TX Adjunct Faculty Southwest School of Arts and Craft San Antonio TX North East ISD Adult education classes Instructor 2017 ISGB Gathering Glass Craft Expo 2015 Glass Craft Expo 2014 Glass Craft EXpo 2013 Presenter and Instructor 2012 ISGB Gathering Glass Craft Expo 2012 Glass Craft Expo 2011 Principal Flameworking instructor Wired Designs Studio San Antonio TX, 2003 -2011 Visiting instructor Houston Center for Contemporary Craft Houston TX Visiting instructor Wired Up Beads Grapevine TX Visiting instructor McAllen Stain Glass McAllen TX Visiting instructor Arrow Springs CA Presenter Instructor seminar 2010 ISGB Gathering
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