"Prissy Duck", Bill Glass, Jr.
Bill Glass, Jr. and Demos Glass - Artists
"Sleeping Under Watchful Eyes", Bill Glass, Jr.
17 3/4" x 13 3/4 x 13 3/8"
Bill Glass, Jr.
Spring 1973 - Central State University, Edmond OK, Introduction to Ceramics
Fall 1973 to Spring 1975 - Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe NM, Ceramics and Sculpture
1976 - 1978 - Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, Arts and Crafts Director and Art Instructor in Cherokee Communities, Tahlequah OK
1978 - Established Bill Glass Ceramic Studio, Locust Grove, OK
2001 - Established Glass Studio with son, Demos. The facility is large enough to collaborate on monumental scale works.
Five Civilized Tribes Museum, Muskogee, Oklahoma
Heard Museum, Phoenix, Arizona
Institute of American Indian Arts Alumni Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Atlanta History Center, Atlanta, Georgia
Stovall Museum, Norman, Oklahoma
Smithsonian, National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC
Cherokee Historical Society Museum, Tahlequah, Oklahoma
2002 - September, featured article in Cowboys and Indians magazine
2005 - Invited to participate in Changing Hands: Art without Reservation 2, curators Ellen Taubman and David McFadden, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, New York
2007 - Artwork included in Susan C. Powers book, "Art of the Cherokee, Prehistory to Present"
2008 - Served as President of Cherokee Artists Association, Tahlequah, Oklahoma
2009 - September, honor bestowed by Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma as a Living Treasure Artist
2010 - October, Best of Show, Cherokee Art Market, Catoosa, Oklahoma, work titled "Healer"
2012 - June, received "Honored One" recognition by Red Earth Art Show, Oklahoma City, OK
2015 - April, received Grand Award, 44th Annual Trail of Tears Art Show, Tahlequah, OK, a collaborative sculpture titled "Warrior's Doorway", Bill and Demos Glass
2015 - November, "War and Peace", collaboration with Demos, stainless steel/ceramic, 6'x2'x2', Return from Exile, two year traveling art show
2016 - February, Honored Elder Artist, Tulsa Indian Art Festival
2016 - August, received Betty Scraper Garner Cherokee Artist Award, Homecoming Show, Cherokee Historical Museum, Tahlequah, OK, sculpture titled "D.C. Falcon"
2016 - September, received First Place Sculpture and Speaker of Council Choice award for sculpture titled, "Endurance", Cherokee National Holiday Art Show
October - first recipient of the Annabell Mitchell Award at Cherokee Art Market, Catoosa, OK, pottery piece titled, "Above and Below"
2017 - May, "Cherokee National Treasures", book published by the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, Tahlequah, OK
2017 - June, "The Discussion Revolves", Best of Show, Chickasaw Artesian Arts Festival, Sulfur, OK
2017 - October, "The Discussion Revolves", Best of Division, Cherokee Art Market, Tulsa, OK (Cherokee Nation Businesses collection)
2018 - August, "War and Peace", glazed clay and stainless steel, 8'2"x2'x2', collaboration with Demos Glass, First Place, mixed media sculpture, Santa Fe Indian Art Market, Santa Fe, NM
2019 - September, first place pottery category, "Ancient Images", Cherokee Holiday Art Show, Tahlequah, OK
2019 - October, mobile workshop and placemaking week at "The Passage", presenter on public art projects that transform urban areas, international conference and first time held in the United States, Chattanooga, TN