Mark Talaba  •  Experience


Awards and Exhibitions

Owens-Illinois Corporation, International Glass Exhibition, Toledo OH

Habatat Galleries, National Glass invitational exhibitions

Stained Glass Association of America, National Competition Award of Merit

Glass Master's Guild, group invitational, New York, NY

Solo Exhibition, Michigan Glass Month, Detroit MI

"Image, Light, and Structure" national invitational exhibition, Pontiac, MI

St. Mary's Hospital Art Competition winner, Grand Rapids MI

Michigan Glass, juried exhibition

Guild for Religious Architecture, National Art Competition finalist, Boston MA

Michigan Council for the Arts, Master Artist Grant

First Presbyterian Church 'Worship Focus' search finalist, Wheaton IL

Partial Listing of Commissioned Installations

Newark Public Library, Newark OH -- mobile for atrium

Villanova University, School of Law, Villanova PA -- main entrance

Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, West Bloomfield MI -- all windows

Chapel, Cemetery of the Resurrection, Staten Island NY -- rose window; wall sculpture

Detroit Historical Museum, Detroit MI -- library doors

Okemos Community Church, Okemos MI -- nave doors

St. Mary's Hospital, Grand Rapids MI -- chapel mural/window, tabernacle, vigil lamp

St. Scholastica Catholic Church, Detroit MI -- chapel window

General Motors Corporation division headquarters, Lansing MI -- dalle-de-verre panels

Catholic Information Center, Grand Rapids MI -- sanctuary windows, baptistry window, vigil lamp

St. Linus Catholic Church, Dearborn Heights MI -- narthex windows

Augsburg Lutheran Church, Dearborn MI -- illuminated cross

Embury United Methodist Church, Birmingham MI -- all nave and sanctuary windows

St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Commerce MI -- all nave windows; sanctuary window

....and many smaller installations in residential and commercial settings

Works executed for other studios

St. Mary's Cathedral, Saginaw MI -- clerestory windows

St. Michael's Catholic Church, Southfield MI -- interior glass wall

Mayflower Congregational Church, Lansing MI -- all nave windows

Evergreen Lutheran Church, Detroit MI -- all nave windows; west window

St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church -- illuminated Christ

Hillman United Methodist Church, Hillman, MI -- illuminated cross

Holy Family Catholic Church, Detroit MI -- sacristy window

Deepdale Memorial Chapel, Lansing MI -- memorial window



Contributing Editor and author of numerous technical articles and reviews for “Glass” and “Glass Studio” magazines

Afterword section for "Discovering Stained Glass in Detroit" by Nola Huse Tutag and Lucy Hamilton

Feature article on David Huchthausen's 'Leitungs Scherben' series for “Neues Glas” magazine (Germany) and
        brochure notes for Huchthausen's solo exhibition at Heller Gallery, New York, NY.

Review of Dale Chihuly's solo exhibition at Habatat Galleries for a Detroit newspaper

Review of the National Glass exhibition at Habatat Galleries for “ArtCraft” magazine

Various sections in the “Reference and Technical Manual of the Stained Glass Association of America”

Featured Artist


        "Insight: Collector's Guide to Contemporary American Glass"  Eliot Johnston Publishers

        "Glass -- State of the Art" by Ferdinand Hampson


        "Stained Glass" magazine, journal of the Stained Glass Association of America

        "Glass Studio" magazine

        Feature articles in the Detroit News 'Sunday Magazine,' Detroit Free Press, and other newspapers and periodicals

Other Activities

Co-Founder and Director, Michigan Glass Month Committee

Juror, 'Image, Light, and Structure' international exhibitions of contemporary stained and leaded glass art

Speaker, International Glass Art Conference, Tokyo, Japan 

Speaker and Seminar Leader, Portcon annual glass art conferences and other venues

Adjunct Professor, glass art and technique:

        Center for Creative Studies, Detroit MI

        New York University, New York NY