* Bruce Pizzichillo and Dari Gordon's blown glass and Georgia Vavra's hand-painted wearables go on display today at Jackie Chalkley, 3301 New Mexico Ave. NW. Entitled "Luminescence," the show continues through Feb. 6.
California artists Pizzichillo and Gordon each combine blown glass pieces with inlaid metal wire and slumped glass decoration. In some areas, their pieces are bound together with metal. While making a piece, the hot glass is constricted while the rest of the glass is allowed to move freely. What the artists call "controlled accidents" occur, altering the basic pattern of the metal and wire. The final piece contains this record of movement, according to assistant gallery director R. Ford Singletary.
Washingtonian Georgia Vavra hand paints cotton and silk garments using French dyes, influenced by old wallpaper books and oriental rugs. Her collection consists of comfortable clothing intended for winter cruises or early spring.
Gallery hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Call 686-8884.
* More glass... The work of nine glass artists is now showing at the Glass Gallery, 4931 Elm St., Bethesda this month. The show is called "The Glass Eye" and focuses on artists from the Pacific Northwest, who work collectively in the Glass Eye studio in downtown Seattle. To make a living, the artists make functional pieces, but during the off-hours, the artists let their imaginations take over. Both the functional and fantasy pieces use a range of techniques including cast and slumped glass (glass heated until it is soft and that can be bent into a mold). Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 657-3478. FIBER
* Gallery 10 Ltd., 1519 Connecticut Ave. NW, is showing Walter Kravitz's "Installations and Works on Paper" now through Jan. 30. Kravitz is an associate professor at George Mason University. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 232-3326.
* Fiber artist Joan Griffin will hold a workshop on "Principles of Design" Feb. 11, 18 and 25. Registration deadline is Thursday. Sponsored by Potomac Craftsmen. Call (703) 280-5418 to register.
* Carpet scholars Richard Wright and Dr. Irene Bierman will hold a three-week Persian carpet course beginning Tuesday, 6-7:30 p.m. at the Textile Museum, 2320 S St. N.W. The course will cover village and tribal pile and flatweave rugs. Fee: $40 for members; $50 for non-members. Call 667-0441. PHOTOGRAPHY
* Philip Trager's photographs of New York City architecture are on display now through Feb. 12 at the American Institute of Architects, 1735 New York Ave. NW. Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 626-7300. JEWELRY
* Betty Battle's antique jewelry is on exhibit through February at the China Coast, 3003 P St. NW. Battle uses antique jade, cloisonne, silver and semiprecious stones in her work. Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 338-5458.
* Renwick Gallery director Lloyd Herman will discuss the use of non-precious materials in the history of jewelry making on Thursday, 8 p.m. at the Renwick, Pennsylvania Avenue at 17th Street NW. Free. COMBINATION
* The Evans-Tibbs Collection will exhibit works from its museum, archive and gallery at the Lansburgh window galleries starting Wednesday. The exhibit celebrates Black History Month. Among the displayed pieces: Yvonne and Curtis Tucker's Afro-raku fired ceramics and Mary Reed Daniel's abstract paintings. Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 724-2180. PRINTS
* Clifford A. Harvey of Permutation Press and professor of graphic design at West Virginia University is showing his prints at Anton Gallery, 415 E. Capitol St. SE through Feb. 7. His prints are restrikes from 19th-century wood engravings in the GramLee Collection. The collection was purchased by a West Virginia paper mill that created colorful printed bags and flour sacks during the late 1800s. Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Call 546-7330.
* Barbara Kerne's silk screens and gouaches are now showing through Jan. 29 at the Jane Haslem Gallery, 2121 P St. NW. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. CRAFTS
* Needlepoint Designers, 1055 Thomas Jefferson St. NW, is offering needlework classes this winter. Beginning, intermediate and advanced canvaswork classes as well as blackwork and canvas painting will be presented. Call 333-8446 for times and fees. USEFUL KNOWLEDGE
* The Brandeis University National Women's Committee, Greater Washington Chapter, invites Washington area artists in all media to submit slides of their work for the First Annual Brandeis Juried Exhibition and Sale to be held May 1. Deadline for slides is Feb. 15. Application fee: $10. Call 468-1576.
* A store for architectural antiques, The Brass Knob, has opened at 2309 18th St. NW. Call 332-3370.
* Energy Works, 4915 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda is holding free home energy seminars, Tuesday evenings, 7-8:30 p.m. from Jan. 26-Mar. 30. Call 656-3670 for reservations.
* The 15th Annual Antique Show and Sale will take place Tuesday-Thursday at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Lorcom Lane and N. Military Rd., Arlington. Hours: Tuesday-Wednesday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission is $2.50 or $2 with an ad. Call 522-1601.
* St. John's High School, 2607 Military Rd. NW, is holding the final day of their 3rd Annual Antique Show and Sale today, noon-6 p.m. Verbal appraisals and restoration estimates for Oriental rugs will be given between 11 a.m. and noon. Admission is $2.50 or $2 with ad.
* The Columbia Historical Society has established the George and Stellita Renchard Memorial. The Renchards were killed earlier this month. She saved marry historic structures and architectural artifacts in Washington, including the Codman Mansion on Decatur Place.The memorial will be an award for outstanding work in local historic preservation activities. The Historical Society, 1307 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20036, is currently accepting tax deductible contributions for the award.