Exhibitor listing
The Artists Perception of Scissors and Copper Plate 10.30 to 12.30 pm over two days - Jordan Bruns
 The Artists Perception of a Bent Nail and Copper Plate from 12.00 to 12.45pm over two days - Jordan Bruns
N/A -  Teri Bailey
N/A -  Teri Bailey
Spoils - Erwin Timmers
Winged Victory - Tim Tate
Myths of Creation -  Steve Wanna
Myths of Creation -  Steve Wanna
Sitemap - Erwin Timmers
Transplanted - Michael Janis
The Artists Perception of a Mouse Trap from 12.00 to 1.00 pm - Jordan Bruns
N/A - Tim Tate
Words Unspoken - Erwin Timmers
Where My Secret Lies - Michael Janis
WGS Contemporary
Stand n°  Room 208

WGS Contemporary
3700 Otis Street
Mount Rainier, Maryland 20712
United States
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WGS Contemporary features artists that explore their mediums and take their work to the next level. Our mission is to service collections both public and private. We take an active interest in developing collections and promoting artists whom we feel should be recognized in our generation and beyond.

Artists Exhibited at the show:

  • Teri Bailey

    Teri Bailey

     Teri Bailey - N/A
     Teri Bailey - N/A
    Artist's Documents: Teri Bailey CV  
  • Jordan Bruns

    Jordan Bruns

    Jordan Bruns - The Artists Perception of a Mouse Trap from 12.00 to 1.00 pm
    The Artists Perception of a Mouse Trap from 12.00 to 1.00 pm
    Jordan Bruns -  The Artists Perception of a Bent Nail and Copper Plate from 12.00 to 12.45pm over two days
    The Artists Perception of a Bent Nail and Copper Plate from 12.00 to 12.45pm over two days
    Jordan Bruns - The Artists Perception of Scissors and Copper Plate 10.30 to 12.30 pm over two days
    The Artists Perception of Scissors and Copper Plate 10.30 to 12.30 pm over two days
    Biography : J. Jordan Bruns is a full time artist living and working in Tokyo, Japan. He moved to Japan from the Washington, DC area where he had been the resident artist in the Chautauqua Tower at Glen Echo Park, Maryland for ten years. In 2004, he received BFAs in Painting and Illustration at Maryland Institute College of Art. He then went on to earn an MFA in Studio Painting at Indiana University in 2007. After grad school, he instructed and also managed the Yellow Barn Studio and Gallery, at Glen Echo Park in Maryland. His work is in the public collections of Novartis Pharmaceuticals and Kaiser Permanente. Solo exhibitions include Long View Gallery (Washington, DC) and The Indiana University Art Museum (Bloomington, Indiana). His numerous group shows include “Transient Geometries” at The Antelope Valley College Art Gallery (Lancaster, California) and “Color Schooled” (Long View Gallery, Washington, DC). His work has also been exhibited in Scope Miami in 2014, as well as Context Miami in 2017 and 2018 during Art Basel. Artist's Documents: Jordan Bruns CV  
  • Michael Janis

    Michael Janis

    Michael Janis - Where My Secret Lies
    Where My Secret Lies
    Michael Janis - Transplanted
    Biography : After a 20-year career as an architect in the United States and Australia, Michael Janis returned to the US with a focus on working with glass. In 2005, Janis became the Co-Director of the Washington Glass School and Studio in Washington, DC. He teaches at the Washington Glass School and he has taught workshops on his unique techniques in glass around the world. Awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in 2012, Janis went to England's University of Sunderland and taught at the UK's National Glass Centre where he became an Artist-in-Residence at the Institute for International Research in Glass (IIRG). Janis has received numerous awards for his artwork including the Florida Art Glass Alliance’s Emerging Artist Award 2009, the Bay Area Glass Institute’s 2010 Saxe Fellowship and he was named a “Rising Star” at Wheaton Arts 2011. His artwork was twice featured in Corning Museum of Glass’ “New Glass Review” a review of the year’s top 100 glass works. Massachusetts’ Fuller Craft Museum mounted a solo show of Janis’ glass panels and sculpture in 2011, where they have recently acquired one of his works for its permanent collection. Janis’ artwork is also in the permanent collection of the Art Institute of Chicago as well as in the US Department of State artwork collection at the US Bucharest Embassy. The James Renwick Alliance named him Distinguished Glass Artist for 2014, and he presented and lectured about his work at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in 2014. In 2016, The DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities (DCCAH) awarded Michael Janis the 31st Annual Mayor’s Arts Award for “Excellence in the Arts”. The Mayors Arts Awards are the most prestigious honors conferred by the city on individual artists, teachers, nonprofit organizations, and patrons of the arts.
  • Tim Tate

    Tim Tate

    Tim Tate - N/A
    Tim Tate - Winged Victory
    Winged Victory
    Biography : Tim Tate is Co-Founder of the Washington Glass School and Studio. Tim’s work is in the permanent collections of a number of museums, including the Smithsonian's American Art Museum and the Mint Museum. He is the subject of several articles in American Style, American Craft, and Sculpture magazines, as well as the Washington Post and Times newspaper reviews. He was also the 2010 recipient of the $35,000 Virginia Groot Foundation award for sculpture. He taught in Istanbul in August 2007 and at Penland School on several occasions. In 2009 he received an award from the Museum of American Glass in New Jersey as one of the “Rising Stars of the 21st Century”. He received his Fulbright Award from Sunderland, University in England in 2012. He is also the founder of “Glass Secessionism”. Tim shows his work at numerous International Art Fairs, such as ArtBasel Switzerland, Art Miami, SOFA and Frieze, London. Artist's Documents: Tim Tate CV  
  • Erwin Timmers

    Erwin Timmers

    Erwin Timmers - Words Unspoken
    Words Unspoken
    Erwin Timmers - Sitemap
    Erwin Timmers - Spoils
    Biography : Biography Erwin Timmers is the co-founder of the Washington Glass Studio and School. Originally from Amsterdam, he moved to California where he graduated from Santa Monica College for Design Arts and Architecture. In 1999 he moved to the Washington DC area and since then his sculptural artwork has been on display in an increasing number of local galleries. He has received numerous public art commissions and is also featured in various private collections. His approach to art is multifaceted, incorporating metalwork, innovative lighting and glass design. He teaches glass, lighting, sculpture, and metal work. Waste and recycling are recurring themes in his work, which he sees as crucial parts to the interaction with one’s surroundings. Detailed Description : As a “green artist” I am concerned with environmental issues and show this in my themes and the techniques I use. Since it’s not just the finished product, but also the process used to create the art, the work invites the viewer in to explore the underlying structures and themes, which are strikingly visible below the surface. The themes are all highly personal but also very universal, focusing on reforming and restructuring our lives and society to one that’s more respectful of our surroundings. Artist's Documents: Erwin Timmers CV  
  • Steve Wanna

    Steve Wanna

     Steve Wanna - Myths of Creation
    Myths of Creation
     Steve Wanna - Myths of Creation
    Myths of Creation
    Biography : Steve Wanna is a multi-disciplinary sound and visual artist whose work includes music, sound design for dance collaborations, sculpture, installation, photography, and works for mixed media. Born and raised in Lebanon, he immigrated to the United States with his family as a teenager, eventually receiving a doctorate in Music Composition from the University of Maryland in 2004. Most of Wanna’s work generally falls into one of two categories informed by the principles of emergence and auspicious coincidence as defined in systems theory, swarm intelligence theory, and Buddhism: under the right conditions, great beauty can emerge without much intervention. The first category includes works that highlight or capture the moment of their creation, a process frozen in anticipation of the potential of unfolding. These works are usually mixed media and draw on experimental techniques that use materials like paints, powders, and wax in atypical ways. The second includes works that are in constant flux, perpetually in states of becoming rather than being. These tend to utilize various electronic components driven by software designed by the artist to create carefully controlled randomness, which imbues the works with a sense of autonomous life. His work has been presented at home and abroad. Artist's Documents: Steve Wanna CV  


Tim Tate   
Michael Janis   
Steve Wanna   
Teri Bailey   
Erwin Timmers    Artist, co-director
​WGS Contemporary's mission is to contribute to thinking about art, new media, technology, and social issues through an open access forum, which we hope will facilitate contemporary and innovative projects worldwide. In that process WGSC will expose the cutting edge work of artists working the new media frontiers of art. Projects using robotics, sensory perception, holographic imaging, self-contained video sculptures and others will offer an intelligent and fresh set of artwork that marries technology and art into a new creative dialogue in the visual arts.
WGSC will also continue to expose to its audience the best and freshest media specific artwork via a special focus upon established and emerging material-based artists, working both traditional genres as well as the emerging new medias.