Charles Bronfman’s Claridge Collection Auction: Part V: Decorative Arts

April 21, 2015

LOT 148
JAMES NORTON
  • JAMES NORTON

148

JAMES NORTON

UNTITLED

glass and stone
8.25" x 4.5" x 2.75" — 21 x 11.4 x 7 cm.
engraved signature and dated 1987

Estimate $200-$300

Realised: $209.10
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:



JAMES NORTON

James Norton was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. A graduate of the Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Washington and the Alberta College of Art in 1980, Norton undertook a career in glass-making. He became a part-time instructor at the Alberta College of Art in 1983, where he still works, and at The Red Deer Glass Program (1986-2005). He worked and assisted in developing Skookum Glass in the 1980's and opened his own glass studio, Double Struggle Studio.

Norton has been part of the National Glass Community for the past 20 years and has been recognized in various publications: in Canadian Glassworks (1970 - 1990), A Treasury of Canadian Craft (1992) and The Survey of Glass of the World (1991). He has been exhibited widely throughout Canada and the United States, and his work features in prominent collections throughout Canada. Norton lives in Calgary, Alberta.

Selected Corporate, Private and Public Collections

Alberta Art Foundation, Edmonton, AB
Calgary Civic Collection
Claridge Collection, Montreal, QC
Esso Resources Canada Collection
Gift from the city of Calgary to Governor General of Canada, Ray Hnatyshyn
Gift from the city of Calgary to Queen Elizabeth of England
McDougall House, Calgary
Petro Canada Collection, Calgary
The Mayor's Lunch Awards, commission, Calgary

Selected Solo Exhibitions

1999 Light Show, Starfish Glassworks, Victoria, BC
1999 Vitreous Contemplations, Sebastion Yoon Gallery, Calgary, AB
1994 The Front Gallery, Edmonton, AB
1990 The Front Gallery, Edmonton, AB
1989 The Thomas Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
1988 Terra Cotta Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1987 The Rubaiyat, Calgary, AB
1986 Fireworks Gallery, Calgary, AB
1985 The Rubaiyat, Calgary, AB

Selected Group Exhibitions

2013 DaDe Gallery, Calgary, AB (juried),
“Earth-Fire-Light, Ontario Crafts Council Gallery, Toronto, ON; The Canadian Clay & Glass Museum, Waterloo, ON
2012 Alberta College of Art and Design Faculty Show, Calgary, AB
2011 Alberta College of Art and Design Faculty Show, Calgary, AB
2010 Arts on Atlantic 2 Person Show, Calgary, AB
Alberta College of Art and Design Faculty Show, Calgary, AB
The Works, Design & Exhibition, Edmonton, AB
BCGAA  Cross-Pollination Exhibition, Vancouver, BC
G.A.A.C.* Conference Exhibition, Group Show, Montreal, QC
2009 A Survey of Contemporary Glass Art, Triangle Gallery + The Calgary Glass Initiative, Calgary, AB
Judge’s Gavels “Glass” Legal Conference, Calgary, AB
Group Show, Craft Connection, Nelson, BC
BCGAA Juried Group Exhibition, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC
2008 Alberta College of Art and Design Faculty Exhibition, Calgary, AB
James Bond Night Fundraising Exhibition, Canadian Clay and Glass Museum
BCGAA Group Exhibition, Library Arts Building, Vancouver, BC
2007 Opening at Art Central, College Gallery, Calgary
Mixed Media Show, Craft Connection, Nelson, BC
Verve Traveling Exhibition (Calgary-Edmonton) in conjunction with the Fringe Festival
2006 The Goblet Show, Kittrell Riffkind, Dallas,Texas
Group Exhibition, Rowles Inc. Edmonton, AB
The Glass Conference Show, Red Deer, AB
BCGAA Group Exhibition, Library Arts Building, Vancouver, BC
2005 Alberta College of Art and Design Faculty Show, Calgary, AB
Perfume Show, Victoria, BC
Sculpture Exhibition, Duning
The Fringe Fest, Edmonton, AB
BCGAA Exhibition, Library Arts Building, Vancouver, BC
October Beer Mug Show, Newsmall/Sterling Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Group Exhibition, Stephen Lowe Gallery, Calgary, AB
A Lamp Show, The Gem Shop, Manhattan - NYC, NY
2004 Alberta College of Art and Design Faculty Show, Calgary, AB
Perfume Bottle Exhibition, Starfish Glassworks, Victoria, BC
2003 A.C.A.D. Faculty Show, Calgary, AB
The Goblet Show, Kittrell Riffkind, Dallas,Texas
The Perfume Show, Starfish Glassworks, Christmas Exhibition "The Red Dot" Calgary, AB
October Beer Mug Show, Newsmall/Sterling Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2002 The Goblet Show, Kittrell Riffkind, Dallas,Texas
October Beer Mug Show, Newsmall/Sterling Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Red Deer College Series Exhibition, Red Deer, AB
Perfume Show, Starfish Glassworks, Victoria, BC
A show about sculpture, Edmonton, AB
H.A.W.T. Glass Show, Alberta Crafts Council Gallery, Edmonton, AB
BCGAA/ Simon Fraser University, Biannual Juried Exhibition, Vancouver, BC
A.C.A.D. Faculty Show, Calgary, AB
2001 Perfume Show, Kittrell Riffkind Gallery, Dallas, Texas
The Goblet Show, Kittrell Riffkind Gallery, Dallas, Texas
"Lighting" A Lamp Show, The Center, Oakland, California
Red Deer Series Faculty Exhibition, Red Deer College, AB
A.C.A.D. Faculty Show, Calgary, AB
October Beer Mug Show, Newsmall/Sterling Gallery, Vancouver, BC
"TRUNK 75" group installation show, A.C.A.D. parkade
2000 Perfume Show, Starfish Glassworks, Victoria, BC
The Goblet Show, Kittrell Riffkind, Dallas,Texas.
G.A.A.C. Conference Show, Red Deer, AB
S.F.U. Biannual, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC
Ray Gunz, Burnaby Arts Centre, Burnaby, BC
Red Deer Series Exhibition, Court House Gallery, Red Deer, AB
Faculty Show, A.C.A.D., Calgary, AB
October Beer Mug Show, Newsmall/Sterling Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1999 Loctite Exhibition, Tampa, Florida, at the G.A.S. conference.
Efflorescence, Canadian Craft Museum, Vancouver, BC
Goblet Show, Kittrell Riffkind Gallery, Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.
Ground-Work, A.C.A.D. Student and Faculty show, Starfish Glassworks, Victoria, BC
Halloween Beer Mug Show, Newsmall-Sterling Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Faculty Show, A.C.A.D. Gallery, Calgary
1998 The Perfume Show, Circle Craft Gallery,Vancouver,Starfish Glassworks, Victoria, BC
Biannual Exhibition, Simon Fraser University, BC
North American Glass, Guilford Crafts Centre, Guilford, Connecticut,U.S.A..
The Bug Show, Starfish Glassworks,Victoria,BC
Red Deer Series Exhibition, Court House Gallery, Red Deer, AB
The Perfume Show, GalerieVerre D' Art Elena Lee, Montreal, Quebec.
Glass Art 10, BCG.A.A., annual juried exhibition, (Award of Merit),Vancouver
The Black and White Show, Sebastion Yoon Gallery, Calgary
Beer Mug Invitational, New-Small, Sterling Studio, Vancouver, BC
1997 La Biennale Canadienne du Verre, Glass Art Association of Canada, Marche Bonsecours, Montreal
Faculty Show, Alberta College of Art and Design
British Columbia Glass Arts Association Glass Art 9, Vancouver, BC
The Canadian Glass Show, Rowles Inc. / Smashing Glass, Edmonton
Three Person Show, The Front Gallery, Edmonton
The Goblet Show, Kitterill-Riffkind Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Three Person Show, Harbinger Gallery, Waterloo, ON
1996 The Canadian Glass Show, Rowles Inc.,/ Smashing Glass, Edmonton
Faculty Show, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary
B.C.G.A.A. Show, Glass Art 8,Library Arts Centre, Vancouver, BC
Where's the Content /Context, Canadian Clay and Glass Museum, Waterloo
B.C.G.A.A. juried Biennial, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC
Calgary Area Artists, Medicine Hat Gallery, Medicine Hat, AB
1995 Calgary Area Glass Artists, Alberta Crafts Council Presents, Edmonton
Canadian Glass Show, Rowles and Parham( & Smashing Glass, Edmonton
Faculty Show, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary
Calgary Area Artists, Triangle Gallery, Calgary (curator Norm Faulkner)
B.C.G.A.A. Glass Art 7, Library Arts Centre, Vancouver
Calgary Area Artists, Canadian Clay and Glass Museum, Waterloo
1994 Containment, The Canadian Clay and Glass Museum, Waterloo, ON
Alberta Made Home, Triangle Gallery, Calgary
B.C.G.A.A. Show (Oakland Conference), Courtyard Gallery, Alameda,CA., USA
B.C.G.A.A. Group Show, Vancouver, BC
The Goblet Show, Kitterill-Rifkind Gallery, Dallas, TX, USA
Glass Art 6, B.C.G.A.A., Bank of Hong Kong, Vancouver, BC
Canadian Glass Show, Rowles & Parham / Smashing Glass, Edmonton
1993 Alberta Made Home, Alberta Crafts Council Gallery, Edmonton
Expressions in Glass, Muttart Gallery, Calgary
Glass Art 5, B.C.G.A.A., Bank of Hong Kong lobby, Vancouver, BC
1992 Glass Art Association of Canada conference show, Emily Carr College, Vancouver, BC
Inaugural Show, Canadian Craft Museum, Vancouver, BC
Glass Art 4, B.C.G.A.A., Canadian Bank of Hong Kong, Vancouver, BC
Annual International Invitational Show, The Glass Art Gallery, Toronto, ON
Canadian Glass Show, Rowles and Parham & Smashing Glass, Edmonton
Cream of the Crop, Alberta Craft Council Presents, Edmonton, AB
1991 Annual International Invitational Exhibition, The Glass Art Gallery, Toronto, ON
Glass 1970-1990, Ontario Crafts Council, Toronto, ON.
Canadian Glass Show, Rowles and Parham Gallery, Edmonton
Glass Art 3, B.C.G.A.A., Bank of Hong Kong, Vancouver. BC
1990 Annual Christmas Show, The Glass Art Gallery, Toronto
Alberta Artists Show, Virginia Christopher Gallery, Calgary
Group Exhibition, Muttart Gallery, Calgary
1989 International Invitational Show, Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, Mich., USA
Two person show, The Glass Art Gallery, Toronto
Annual International Invitational Exhibition, The Glass Art Gallery, Toronto
1988 Annual International Invitational Exhibition, The Glass Art Gallery, Toronto
Six Artist Exhibition, Neo-Faber Gallery, Toronto
1987 Alberta and British Columbia Artists, North Park Gallery, Victoria, BC
Christmas Invitational Show, The Thomas Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
1986 Annual International Invitational Exhibition, The Glass Art Gallery, Toronto
1985 G.A.A.C. Conference Show, Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary
Whirl-i-gigs and Wind Machines, Alberta College of Art, Calgary
1984 Invitational Soup Tureen Show #1, The Rubaiyat, Calgary
1982 3 Person Show, The Front Gallery, Edmonton
3 Person Show, Art Objects Gallery, Calgary
G.A.A.C. Conference Exhibition, The Koffler Gallery, Toronto, ON
Alberta Artists, Beaver House Gallery, Edmonton
1980 Group Exhibition, Student Union Gallery, University of Alberta, Edmonton

Selected Awards
1998 Award of Merit, Glass Art 10, B.C.G.A.A. Library Arts Centre, Vancouver
1996 Design award, B.C.G.A.A. Simon Fraser University juried exhibition
1985 Design award, G.A.A.C. Conference Show, Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary, 1985
 
Selected Links

jimnorton-artglass.com

Provenance:

Fireworks Gallery, Halifax, NS