My passion for the medium of stained glass has everything to do with light, most importantly transmitted light that changes the glass and brings it to life. It seems to me that light which has passed through stained glass has a certain spiritual quality with the potential to touch the spirit. Abbot Suger of the Abbey of St. Denis stated in the early 12th century that stained glass was "enlightenment embodied". He said of the cathedrals adorned by the stained glass and other artwork, "The noble work is bright but being nobly bright, the work should brighten the minds, allowing them to travel through the lights to the true light...." I appreciate the metaphoric possibilities for light bringing life.
Accomplishments / CV
Edie Schutte Martin
Education and Experience:
2000-present, Visual Arts Coordinator, Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, Boise, Idaho.
1999-2005, studies in History, History of Art and Visual Culture, Boise State University, Boise, Idaho.
1999, BFA degree in Visual Art with emphasis in drawing and painting, Boise, State University, Boise, Idaho.
1991-present, various seminars and classes in stained glass and other media, offered through organizations such as SGAA and AGSA (stained glass trade associations), the Grunewald Guild, and Pilchuck Glass School.
1987-present, establishment and operation of Christiana Glass Studio, later called Edie Martin Stained Glass, specializing in commission work and glass artwork.
1969, BA degree in Elementary Education, Bethany College, Lindsborg, Kansas, and teacher certification by state of Kansas.
1966, graduation and completion of two year course of study, Lutheran Bible Institute (Trinity Lutheran College), Everett, Washington.
2012-2014, Gallery 55, McCall, Idaho
2010-2011, Gaia Gallery and Studios, Eagle, Idaho
2009-present, Art Source Gallery, Boise, Idaho
2009-present, Art Source Gallery Annex, Boise Airport, Boise, Idaho
Recent Exhibitions of Glass Work:
2012, November 3-December 9, The Fourth Nationwide Catholic Arts Competition and Exhibition, St. Vincent College, Latrobe, Pennsylvania.
2011, November 10-December 8, ""Expressions of Faith", George Fox University, Minthorne Art Gallery, Newberg, Oregon.
2011, September 30-October 31, “Icon: Visual Expressions of the Sacred”, 3rd Ave. Arts, Durango, Colorado.
2011, April 1-2012, March 31, 13th Annual Judeo-Christian Juried Online International Art Exhibition, Upstream People Gallery, www.upstreampeoplegallery.com.
2011, March 25-June 17, 2011, Initial Point Gallery Series, “Quilts of the States”, Initial Point Gallery, Meridian, Idaho.
November 2-December 12, 2010, The Third Nationwide Catholic Arts Competition and Exhibition, St. Vincent College, Latrobe, Pennsylvania.
2008, Special Recognition - Upstream People Gallery, “10th Annual Judeo-Christian Juried Online International Art Exhibition, www.upstreampeoplegallery.com.
2005, First Place Award - Fra Angelico Art Foundation International Competition and Exhibition, Gallery 37, Chicago, Illinois.
2004, First Place Award - Eighteenth Annual “Ecclesiastical Art Exhibit”, Historic Trinity Lutheran Church, Detroit, Michigan.
2002, First Place Award - Sixteenth Annual “Ecclesiastical Art Exhibit”, Historic Trinity Lutheran Church, Detroit, Michigan.
2001, First Place Award and Choice Award - Ninth Annual “National Christian Fine Arts Exhibit 2001”, Henderson Fine Arts Center, San Juan College, Farmington, New Mexico.
2000, Best of Show Award, Purchase Award, and Choice Award - Eighth Annual “National Christian Fine Arts Exhibit 2000”, Henderson Fine Arts Center, San Juan College, Farmington, New Mexico.
Published Photos of Artwork:
2012, 2012/2013 Salt of the Earth Christian Seasons Calendar, University Hill Congregation, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
2009, 2009/2010 Salt of the Earth Christian Seasons Calendar, University Hill Congregation, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
2004, June-July cover of Ministry & Liturgy, Resource Publications, San Jose, California.
Selected Work in Corporate Collections/Installations:
Covenant Presbyterian Church, Boise, ID, narthex entry window, “I am the Vine, You are the Branches”.
Southside Boulevard United Methodist Church, Nampa, ID, series of seven windows, “The Light of God”.
Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, Boise, ID, series of eight windows, “The Spirit Moves Through Time and Place”.
Fra Angelico Art Foundation, Chicago, Illinois, “Access”.
First United Methodist Church, Farmington, N. M., “Seed for Plenty”.
2012-present, member of Gallery 55, McCall, Idaho
2009-present, member of Art Source Gallery, Boise, Idaho.
2008-present, affiliate in the Stained Glass Association of America (SGAA).
1999-present, member of Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA).