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Artist Spotlight: Nancy Callan

By May 23, 2016News

Mark your calendars – Nancy Callan will be returning to St. Petersburg as our featured artist in April, 2017.

Callan’s glass career spans over 20 years and has taken her around the world as a guest artist and educator. A graduate of the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, she became an integral part of maestro Lino Tagliapietra’s team in 1996, where she learned and developed advanced cane and murrini techniques from the Maestro.

The concepts of ‘play’ and ‘fun’ are very important to Callan in her artistic process. She seeks joy in the making, and in the visual/optic play of her finished artworks.


Nancy Callan was featured in a group show we hosted Feb 2015 with Laura Donefer, Jeff Mack and Jason Christian. All were present for the opening weekend and it was a fabulous time all-around. Next Spring will be Callan’s first solo-show with the Duncan McClellan Gallery.

Callan has many teaching opportunities and residencies ahead of her this year; we’re excited to see how her art develops and look forward to showcasing her new works.

See the list below for what’s coming up for Nancy!

  • Teaching at Pittsburgh Glass Center in May 2016
  • Teaching at the Corning Studio Aug. 2016
  • Guest Lecturer at the ACC conference in Omaha in October 2016
  • Residency at Ignite Studio in Chicago in November 2016

We will be sharing updates from Nancy (and our other artists) on our FB pages as they share news. Give us a ‘Like’ on FB and follow us on Instagram! @DuncanMcClellanGallery@DmgSchoolProject