Douglas Merritt



   

1972      Commenced operations, specializing in Colonial Reproduction Glassware

1974-75 Began to develop and market contemporary and traditional Art Glass    

1976      Vandermark work chosen for final show at the Corning Glass Art Society Seminar      
1977      Featured artists at the American Paperweight Collectors Association meeting at
              Wheaton Village, Millville, New Jersey 
     
1980      Vandermark-Merritt Glass Studios' "Applied Spider" Cameo Vase was one of
              nine pieces featured in Art Craft Magazine's review of the National Invitational
              at Habitat Galleries, Michigan 
 
1985      Featured in Wheaton Museum of American Glass Exhibit "Three Generations In
              Glass: Erickson, Vandermark, Merritt"

1986      Commissioned to create hand-cut reproduction globes for the chandelier in the
              Renaissance Revival Room of the American Wing of the Metropolitan Museum
              of Art in New York City

1989      VMGS commissioned to make a special Limited Edition perfume bottle for
              Jaclyn Smith's "California" fragrance

1990      VMGS featured in "Paperweights & Perfumes '90" Exhibit at Del Mano
              Galleries, California

1990-91 VMGS featured in the "Special Delivery - Craft Americana" exhibit at the
              Renwick Museum Shop of the Smithsonian Institution

1994      Douglas Merritt gave lecture to the Washington, D.C. Paperweight Collectors

1996      Selected for the NJ State Museum Show

1996      Participants in Spring Show at The American Craft Museum

1999      Listed in Who's Who in America
       
2010-2013   Hosted Glass Blowing Demonstrations for Studio 7 Fine Art Gallery

Featured in the Collections of:  Metropolitan Museum of Art, Toledo Museum, Chrysler Museum, Corning Museum of Glass, Wheaton Museum of American Glass, Smithsonian Institution, Boston Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Newark Museum, Sturbridge Village,  Colonial Williamsburg and  museums and private collections around the globe.
 
Classes are available with Doug Merritt at Vandermark Merritt Glass Studios in Branchburg, N J 

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