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Philabaum, Tom

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BORN                 April 12, 1947  Toledo, Ohio


EDUCATION       University of Arizona, MFA, 1983

                               University of Wisconsin, MA, 1973

                               Southern Illinois University, BA, 1969



2003    Thomas Philabaum – A Thirty Year Survey”, Louis Bernal                                         Gallery, Pima College, Tucson, AZ

                “A Gather of Glass”, Ariana Gallery, Royal Oak, MI

             “Goblets 2001” The Works Gallery, Philadelphia,  PA

2000    “Goblets 2000” The Works Gallery,  Philadelphia,  PA

            Hot Glass 2000, Toledo Arts Commission, Toledo, OH

            A Gathering of Glass, Sable V, Wimberley, TX

            Solo Show, Real Mother Goose, Portland, OR

1998    The Cutting Edge - Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL

                 Glass Festival, Emerald Gallery, Seattle, WA

1997    Int’l Glass Art Exchange (Mexico-U.S.), Tucson Pima Arts Council                     Gallery, Tucson, AZ

1996    Day of the Dead, Obsidian Gallery, Tucson, AZ

            Cain Gallery, Oak Park, IL

1994, 1995  Glass Month Exhibit, 20 North Gallery, Toledo, OH

            Portia Gallery, Chicago, IL

            National Glass, Phoenix Rising, Seattle, WA

1994    Art of the West (Three Person), Tempe Arts Center, Tempe, AZ

            Glass Masters, Somerhill Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC

             Michigan Glass Month, Private Collection, Birmingham, MI

            The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, University of Santa Clara,                             CA                               

1991    Solo Show, Lynn McAllister Gallery, Seattle, WA

            Two Person Exhibit, MC Gallery, Minneapolis, MI

            Arizona Biennial, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ

1990   Solo Show, Galeria Palacio Nacional, Guadalajara, Mexico

            Featured Artist, Lynn McAllister Gallery, Seattle, WA

1989,1991    Tucson Glass, Obsidian Gallery, Tucson, AZ

1988-1992    Invitational, Elizabeth Fortner Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

1988              New Works (Two Person Show), Collier Gallery, Scottsdale,                         AZ

            Featured Artist, Judith Wolov Gallery, Boston, MA

            Glass Summer '88, Eileen Kremen Gallery, Fullerton, CA

1987-1991    Michigan Glass Month, Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI

1987   Solo Show, Art Glass Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland (with Bob Carlson)

            Featured Craftsman, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ

            Glass Today, Artisan's Gallery, Great Neck, NY

1986-1994         A Gather of Glass, Mindscape Gallery, Evanston, IL

1986   Solo Show, 828 Gallery, Akron, OH (with Bob Carlson)

            Arizona Focus, The Hand and the Spirit, Scottsdale, AZ                                     (with Bob Carlson)


            Galleria Angela Hollings, Hameln, W Germany


                (with Bob Carlson)

1983-1986         National Art Glass, Del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

                (with Bob Carlson)

1983        American Crafts in Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland


            Western Carolina University Fine Art Museum, Cullowhee, NC

            Connie Lane, “Narcissco” Tucson, AZ

            Ponies del Pueblo, Tucson Pima Arts Council Auction

            Crocker Banks, Los Angeles, CA

            Northern Trust Bank, Phoenix, AZ

            “Trilos” –Permanent Installation at Tucson International Airport                         Tucson, AZ

            University of Minnesota Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN

2005      University of Arizona Alumni Association - Professional Acheivement                 Award

2004       Penland School of Crafts 75th Aniversary, guest artist’s workshop

2002   Philabaum, The Art of Glass, KUAT-TV/PBS Fundraiser for March,                     2002

2002        Tucson Downtown Art Partnership – Artist of the Year

2001        Sonoran Art Foundation, Inc. Co-Founder & President

2000        Community Foundation For Southern Arizona $25K Arizona Arts                         Award

1998        Arizona Governor’s Artist Of The Year Award

1997-2001  Board of Trustees, American Crafts Council (Nominating Chair)

1997        Co-chair, Glass Art Society Conference, Tucson, AZ

                Board of Directors (Ex officio), Glass Art Society

                 Co-Curator, "Calido," Tucson Museum of Art

1993-1996   Member Board of Directors, Glass Art Society

1990   Grant.  Visited Mexico City making contracts for future projects and worked two weeks in Camarasa Glass Factory, Tlaquepaque, resulting in an exhibition in Guadalajara, Jalisco.  Grants Panelists.  Arizona Commission on the Arts Panelist.  Borders and Bridges Conference, University of Arizona

Tucson Visiting Artist Consortium

Arizona Governor's Award.  Designed and executed
works in glass for presentation to award recipients


Tucson Home “Three of a Kind (A Trio of Glass Artists)” - Spring 2004

Airlines Magazine Art of the State, Contemporary art takes root in Arizona” – January 2004

Desert Living “Tom Philabaum, Glass Artist” -- May-June 2003

“Glassblower Takes The Heat” – April, 2002

Tucson Citizen “Glass Art’s A Gas” – March 30, 2002

Arizona Daily Star “The Man Behind the Glass” – March 11, 2002

Arizona Daily Star “Gallery is Spouting Off” – March 1, 2002

Connect Savannah “Seduced by Glass” – September 14-20, 2001

Morning News “A Passion for Glass” – September 2,  2001

Guide “The Art of Glass” – Spring 2001

Desert Leaf “Focusing on Glass” – March 2001

Tucson Citizen “Philabaum wins $25K Arizona Art Award” - May, 2000

Niche Magazine “Driving up Demand for New Glass:  Seven Artists Assess Their Markets & Predict Future Returns” - Summer, 1999

Phoenix Home & Garden “10th Annual Masters of the Southwest: A Look Inside 10 Creative Minds” “Tom Philabaum:  Crusader of Glass” - March, 1999

Tucson Citizen “Hot Stuff” – December 15, 1998

Daily Star “Tucson Invitational is a Melange of Excellent Works – August 28, 1998

Weekly “Sinners and Grinners” - August 27, 1998

Weekly “Glass Struggle” - April 2, 1998

Tucson Artist, Four Others Honored” - March 13, 1998

Weekly “Best and Brightest” - May 1, 1997

Weekly “Glass Blowout” - A
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