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Dick Ditore
9921 Carmel Mountain Road
San Diego, CA   92129
Born:  Coronado, California, 1954


2012         Galaxy of Glass, Fallbrook, California.

2012         Hot Glass 2012, Toledo, Ohio.

2012         "Divergent Visions," The Bender Gallery, Asheville, North Carolina.

2010         Hot Glass 2010, Toledo, Ohio.

2008         Hot Glass 2008, Toledo, Ohio.

2007         Pilchuck Glass School Auction, Seattle, Washington.

2007 “Contemporary Israeli Photography,” art complementing Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit, Ordover Gallery at the San Diego Natural History Museum.
2006 Pilchuck Glass School Auction, Seattle, Washington.
2006 “88th Annual,” Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio.
2006 “Reflections in Glass: An International Exhibition,” Grava Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
2006 “Within the Elements,” The Ordover Gallery at the San Diego Natural Museum, San Diego, California.
2005 “Juried Biennial,” Cannon Art Gallery, Juror Hugh M. Davies, Director, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, California.

“Celebration of Glass,” Mingei International Museum Satellite Annex,  Invitational


“Glass Expression,” Jurors Boyce Lundstrom, Maureen McGuire, Pat Worrell.

2004 “Black and White,” Escondido Municipal Gallery.  Juror Y.C. Kim.
2003 “African Plain,” Ordover Gallery, Solana Beach, California.
2003 Celebration of Glass,” Escondido Municipal Gallery, California. Invitational.
2003 “Visions and Views,” Clark Contemporary Gallery, Mammoth Lakes, California.
2003 “It’s a Zoo Out There,” Escondido Municipal Gallery, Escondido, California. Juror Stephanie Hanor, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.
2003 ”Warm is Cool”, Joseph David Gallery, San Diego, California.
2002 2002 William D. Cannon Art Gallery, Carlsbad, California. Curated by Karen Maguire.
2002 “Garden of Glass” AGASC Juried Annual, San Diego, California.Juried by Marty Blair, John Brea, Karen Willenbrink.


2008        Large "Fossil" installation in Estate Home.

2008        Various Commissions for Private Collectors.

2006 “Linen” Sculpture, Private Collector.
2005 “Time Passages” Wall Sculpture, Private Collector.
2005 Glass and Steel Sculpture, Yellow Coyote Tortilla Factory, Carlsbad, California.
2004 “Ornaments,” Alberta DuPont Bonsall Foundation, San Diego, California.

“Cosmos,” Private Collector.



Art Glass Today, Schiffer Books, 2010.

Best of Artists - Glass, Volume II, Kennedy Publishing, 2010.

Contemporary Fused Glass, Brad Walker, Spring, 2010.

The Joy of Coldworking by Johnathon Schmuck, 2009.

Luxveria Magazine, "Finding Your Passion," Spring, 2008.

Decor & Style Magazine, "Mission to Commission," October, 2007.

San Diego Downtown News, “Art and History Collide", January, 2006.

Décor & Style Magazine, “Featured Artist,” December, 2005

Today’s Local News, “Juried Art Show…Success,” April, 2005

Glass Craftsman Magazine, “The Business of Glass,” June, 2005.

San Diego Union Tribune, “Glistening Galleries,” November, 2004.

Rod Luck, KUSI-TV Morning News, Escondido, California. May 2004.

Mammoth Sierra Magazine, “Town and Around,”  Fall 2003.

Christina Reed, “Warm is Cool,”  Mammoth Times, July 2003.

Crafts Report, “Insight,” June 2003.

Rod Luck, KUSI-TV Morning News, San Diego, May 2003.

Louisiana Dalton, “Art thrives downtown,” San Diego Downtown

News. January 2003.

Phil Swenson, “Art Rocks” WS Radio, December 2002.


Saxe Award Nominee, 2008.

Niche Award Finalist, 2008.

Dominick Labino Memorial Award, Toledo Museum of Art, 2006

Corning Foundation Award Nominee, 2005.

First Place, Uroboros “Art of Glass” 7th Annual, 2004.

Second Place, Uroboros “Art of Glass” 6th Annual, 2003.


2012   Cold Shop Coordinator, Pilchuck Glass School.

2009   Cold Working Seminar at Ditore Glass Works, Inc.

2008   Teaching Assistant for Frantisek Janak, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, Washington.

2007   Studio Coordinator, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, Washington

2006   Introduction to Cold Working, San Diego, California.


The Ordover Gallery at the San Diego Natural History Museum, Balboa Park and Solana Beach, California.

The Bender Gallery, Asheville, North Carolina.

Collector’s Corner, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio.

"Arts for Healing" program, Oceanside, California.


2006 Pilchuck Glass School, Session V, Lienors Torre.
2005 Pilchuck Glass School, Session II, Judy Hill.
2004 Pilchuck Glass School, Session IV, Klaus Moje.
2003 Advanced Glass Fusing, Avery Anderson/Brock Craig.
2002 Glass Cold Working, Doug Randall, Portland, Oregon.
2002 Glass Fusing Techniques, Avery Anderson/Brock Craig.
1996 Mary Baldwin College, Art/Business, Staunton, Virginia.


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