News & Archives

Visit here often for news stories regarding the Studio. Recent awards announcements can be seen on our Awards & Testimonials page and our Facebook page includes a variety of news items, project completions, and other announcements. Information on recent projects and company news can also be found our Blog.

Studio News

Jan 22, 2008
Presentation by B. Gunar Gruenke at PACE 2008
May 19, 2008
Historic Preservation Presentation by Heidi Gruenke Emery and Rick Statz
Apr 29, 2009
UWM Hosts a Walking Tour of Select CSS Projects
Feb 18, 2010
Cathedral Ministries Conference tours the Conrad Schmitt Studios
Feb 18, 2010
Request Current CSS Booklet
Mar 11, 2010
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education System Provider
Mar 11, 2010
New "CSS Store"
Mar 12, 2010
Historic Restoration Award
Oct 19, 2010
Robert Naftzger, CSS artisan passes away.
Nov 11, 2010
Stained glass artists from CSS attend "invitation only" Glass Painting Master Session
Dec 22, 2010
ARCHIE Award for Brookside, formally the Bass Mansion
Dec 22, 2010
IFRAA award earned for the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield, IL
Feb 18, 2011
Happy 98th - Bernard O. Gruenke "Senior"
Apr 13, 2011
New Video Tour of Conrad Schmitt Studios
Apr 29, 2011
Conference for Catholic Facility Management
Apr 29, 2011
American Institute of Architect’s National Convention and Design Exposition
May 19, 2011
New Slideshow of Cathedral & Basilica Restorations by CSS
May 31, 2011
Anniversary Accolade for The Basilica of St. Josaphat
Jun 1, 2011
2011 PIPP Award for St. Mary Magdalen Church
Jul 25, 2011
Restoration Completed - St. Joseph Cathedral, Sioux Falls, SD
Aug 1, 2011
2011 SGAA Design Competition Awards
Oct 10, 2011
Art & Architecture Presentation at St. Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology
Nov 16, 2011
Immaculate Conception Jesuit Church
Nov 21, 2011
Tracing History
Nov 22, 2011
CSS select art items now available on eBay
Apr 3, 2012
In Loving Memory...Bernard O. Gruenke
Sep 18, 2012
CSS Facebook page, the current source for recent news!
May 29, 2013
10 year old artist Joshua Chase receives grant from The Gruenke Foundation for the Arts!
Aug 8, 2013
Young Artist Part of Big Renovation
May 1, 2014
Handle with Care: Century-old stained glass panels in House, Senate chambers removed.
May 16, 2014
Renovated Broadmoor West makes a splash at official debut

Commissions

Feb 5, 2008
Renovation of Chicago University’s Spiritual Center
Feb 18, 2010
Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Aledo, TX
Feb 18, 2010
St. Gregory Barbarigo Catholic Church, Houma, LA
Feb 18, 2010
The Bass Mansion, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Feb 18, 2010
First United Methodist Church, London, Ohio
Feb 18, 2010
St. Hedwig Catholic Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Dec 15, 2010
New Commissions at a Glance
Jul 12, 2013
State Capitol Stained Glass Window Repair Costs $2.7 million
Aug 19, 2013
Experts Repairing Windows In Capitol Dome
Aug 20, 2013
Stained Glass Being Removed from Capitol Rotunda as Restoration Project Begins
Aug 20, 2013
Sprucing up the SD Capitol
Oct 31, 2013
Work Has Started to Clean and Restore Stained Glass Panels from Capitol Rotunda Dome
Jan 22, 2014
Restoration of Capitol Rotunda Stained Glass Getting Closer to Completion
Mar 20, 2014
Capitol stained glass restoration begins second phase of project

Completions

May 25, 2005
State Theatre in New Brunswick Restored to Grandeur
May 25, 2005
Monastery of the Immaculate Conception, Ferdinand, IN Refreshed with Period Painting
Jun 1, 2005
Decorating and Murals for St. Patrick Catholic Church, Kokomo, IN
Jun 2, 2005
Conservation of Temple Emanuel Windows Designed by Ze’ev Raban
Jan 17, 2008
Restoration of French Lick Springs Resort, French Lick, IN
Jan 23, 2008
Renewal for Oldest Church in Indiana
Jan 23, 2008
Stillwater Public Library Renovation/Expansion Project
Jan 23, 2008
Conservation of Sixty-Two Tiffany Window Panels for Broad Street Presbyterian Church, Columbus, OH
Jan 23, 2008
Interior Restoration Completed for Holy Cross Catholic Church, Minneapolis, MN
Jan 23, 2008
St. James Catholic Church, Restoration of CSS Original 1927 Scheme
Jan 23, 2008
CSS Renews Basilica of Holy Hill, National Shrine of Mary, Help of Christians, Hubertus, WI
Jan 24, 2008
Leptat® Etched Glass Provides Beauty and Safety for the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory, Milwaukee, WI
Jan 24, 2008
St. Joseph Historic Interior Restored in Fremont, OH
Jan 29, 2008
Rotunda and Dome Restoration for Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
Jan 29, 2008
Interior Restoration for Church of the Resurrection, Wausau, WI
Feb 5, 2008
Hurricane Damaged Stained Glass Restored to Glory at St. Theresa of Avila Catholic Church, New Orleans, LA
Feb 5, 2008
Holy Family Catholic Church in Columbus, GA Dedicates Renovated Sanctuary
Jul 10, 2008
Divine Light Enhances the Carmelite Monastery, Covington, LA
Jul 10, 2008
Tiffany Window Conservation at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, DeLand, FL
Jul 10, 2008
Bronze Statues for New Prayer Gardens
Jul 10, 2008
New Stained Glass Creation at Our Lady of the Isle Catholic Church, Grand Isle, LA
Jul 15, 2008
Interior Renewal of Holy Family Catholic Church, Columbus, OH
Jul 15, 2008
Mabel Tainter Theatre, Menomonie, WI Restoration
Aug 11, 2008
Conservation of Murals for Ottawa County Courthouse, Port Clinton, OH
Aug 12, 2008
Art Deco Mural for The Waldorf=Astoria, New York, NY
Aug 12, 2008
New Stained Glass for the University of Notre Dame
Aug 13, 2008
St. Paul Historic Church Renewal
Aug 13, 2008
St. James Catholic Church, Vancouver, WA Renewal
Nov 25, 2008
Restoration of St. Mary Catholic Church in Salem, SD
Dec 17, 2008
New Stained Glass, Murals & Interior Decoration for Knoxville Church
Feb 17, 2009
New Statuary for St. James Catholic Church, Vancouver, WA
Feb 17, 2009
Stained Glass Restored for New Orleans Church
Apr 29, 2009
1,000 sq. ft. of New Stained Glass for Christ Church of Oak Brook, IL
May 13, 2009
Restored Stained Glass for Antioch United Methodist Church
Jun 30, 2009
New Stained Glass for St. Anne Catholic Church, Sherman, TX
Jul 1, 2009
New Stained Glass created for the University of Notre Dame, Law School Chapel
Nov 19, 2009
Restoration for St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, Stevens Point, WI
Dec 8, 2009
New Bronze Holy Family Statue
Dec 8, 2009
Gilded Dome for Southern Methodist University
Dec 16, 2009
St. Mary’s Amarillo TX - new glass
Jul 22, 2010
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Costa Mesa - New Stained Glass
Nov 10, 2010
Epiphany Catholic Church, Normal, IL
Dec 22, 2010
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield, IL
Jul 26, 2011
St. Joseph Cathedral, Sioux Falls, SD
Mar 11, 2013
Peery’s Egyptian Theater: A Utah Theater Goes From Shutdown to Sundance
Mar 30, 2013
Artists working on historic building undaunted by task
Apr 27, 2013
Fort Wayne’s Brookside wins Cook Cup
Jun 25, 2013
Murals restored in administration building
Jul 8, 2013
Eagle restored, but fundraising continues
Dec 11, 2013
St. John Neumann Catholic Church announces Mass Of Dedication for Expanded, Beautified Church
Feb 6, 2014
Restored Murals Unveiled at the Memorial Union


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