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Schantz Galleries was established in 2009. Director Jim Schantz was co-director of the preceding gallery that was established in 1978.  This nationally recognized Contemporary Art Gallery focuses on leading artists working in the medium of glass, with over 60 artists exhibiting, including Dale Chihuly, Lino Tagliapietra and Bertil Vallien. The gallery is considered to be one of the premier galleries in the U.S. dedicated to contemporary glass art.

Since 1982, Jim Schantz has contributed to the Studio Glass Movement, with his experience as an art director, and owner as well as from the perspective of an artist. Many of the artists represented and supported by the physicality of the gallery are good friends.  Schantz organizes tours and visits to artist's studios, and has curated exhibitions at the gallery, art expositions, and museums. In 2014, Jim curated a group glass exhibition at the New Britain Museum of Art, Contemporary Glass: 21st Century Innovations. Schantz has co-curated three other major museum exhibitions for Lino Tagliapietra, which include the Montgomery Museum, Montgomery AL. (2018), the Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ. (2017) and the Bergstrom Mahler Museum, Neenah, WI. (2015), and in 2019 a group exhibition of New England artists at the Worcester Craft Center.

The gallery works with private individuals and corporate clients on small and large scale architectural installations.

 
 

As those familiar with the region are already well aware, the Berkshires boast some world-class museums, with Chesterwood, The Clark, Mass MoCA and the Norman Rockwell Museum being standouts in particular.

Schantz is a museum in everything but name; inside, visitors can experience the work of 50+ internationally recognized glass artists, including some of the best known in the world. The artistic contributions cover a remarkable range of styles and subjects, giving guests plenty to see in one afternoon. To stay in town, the Red Lion Inn and The Stockbridge Country Inn are comfy options. ~reviewed by the Mass Office of Travel and Tourism

Recommended Links for Visitors to the Berkshires   Bascom Lodge   Berkshire Creative   Berkshire Museum Berkshire Theatre Group   Chapin Library at Williams College   Daniel Chester French: Sculpture in Situ   Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio   Friends of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery   Gardens of the Berkshires   Hancock Shaker Village   Historic Artists' Homes and Studios   IS183 Art School   Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival   Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center   Norman Rockwell Museum   Tanglewood   The Mount   The Red Lion Inn   The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute   The Trustees of Reservations   Ventfort Hall   Williams College   Williams College Museum of Art  

 Studio Glass Resources   Glass Art Dictionary at Corning Museum of Glass   Live! Glassmaking from Museum of Glass in Tacoma    Pilchuck School   Bullseye Glass Research & Education   Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass (AACG)   Glass Art Society (GAS)   Urban Glass  

Photographers: Lisa Vollmer Photography Portraits Sabine von Falken Gallery Events / Portraits

Russell Johnson:  Lino Tagliapietra, Dante Marioni, Preston Singletary, Nancy Callan, Veruska Vagen, Ethan Stern)

Spike Mafford: (Preston Singletary) Bill Truslow: Dan Dailey Jeff Curtis: John Kiley, Ben Cobb

Yoichi Kimura: Hiroshi Yamano Rob Vinnedge:  William Morris John Polak Photography: Jen Violette, Martin Rosol

Paul M Rogers: Dorothy Hafner  Mark Johnston: Daniel Clayman Gerard Roy: K. William LeQuier

acmecreative.com : Kelly O’ Dell , Raven Skyriver Peter Kuhnlein : Raven Skyriver

Michael Seidl: Kait Rhoads Ester Segarra: Fiaz Elson Gerrit Schreurs: Winnie Teschmacher

Göran Örtegren: Bertil Vallien Alec Miller: Martin Blank, Dan Friday, Martin Janecky

Ron Farina: Paul Stankard Gabriel Urbankek: Martin Janecky