2008 Main Conference Venues
Site Hotel: Hilton Portland and Executive Tower
921 SW Sixth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
Registration, Lectures, Auction, Goblet Grab, Portfolio Review, Technical Display, Education Resource Center, Demo-Lectures
Located in the heart of Portland’s city center financial and entertainment districts, the Hilton’s central location is within blocks of downtown Portland’s best restaurants and upscale shopping.
For Accommodations information, including rates for GAS conference attendees, please go to: 2008 Travel and Lodging
1037 N.E. Broadway, Portland, OR 97232
Opening Ceremony including Award Presentations and Lectures
The beautifully restored Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall opened in 1984, and was originally the Portland Public Theatre, built in 1928. The Italian Rococo Revival architecture was said to be the national showcase of Rapp & Rapp, renowned Chicago theatre architects. Visitors are greeted by a 65 foot high “Portland” sign above the Broadway Marquee, which contains
approximately 6,000 theatrical lights.
1979 NW Vaughn Street, Portland, OR 97209
Founded by owners Ian Gilula and Aaron Frankel, Elements Glass is a vibrant, state-of-the-art glass studio and production gallery. Located in the Pearl District, Elements makes a significant contribution to Portland’s dynamic
artistic environment and the efforts of glass artists throughout the Pacific Northwest. The studio will host demonstrations throughout the conference, and is also the location for the Day of Glass demonstration. Shuttles will be available from the end of the MAX line to the studio.
The CMOG Roadshow is a unique, mobile, state-of-the-art glassmaking studio that houses a 300 lb. glass melting furnace, two glory holes, an iron warmer, and an annealer. It includesn a full complement of irons, blowpipes, and hand tools that enable glassmakers to make a wide variety of hand-blown items. 28 feet long and 8 feet wide, there’s no other mobile studio in the world like it. The unit will be set up at Elements Glass during the conference.
Experience glass, art and science in a unique fusion of creativity. The Mobile Hot Shop made its dramatic debut outdoors on the main plaza during the Museum’s Fifth Anniversary celebration. Since then, the MOG unit has demonstrated at schools, the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, and the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock. This unit is an exciting way for onlookers to learn about the history of glass, techniques used by glassblowers, and, most importantly, how science and art are connected. The unit will be set up at Elements Glass during the GAS conference.
724 Northwest Davis Street, Portland, OR 97209
International Student Exhibition
This is an exciting and historic time for one of Portland’s oldest cultural institutions. In 2007 the Museum began a new era, celebrating its grand re-opening at an expanded downtown location on Portland’s North Park Blocks. The Museum is a vibrant center for investigation and dialogue, expanding the definition of craft and the ways audiences experience it. Craft is engaged as a verb as well as a noun. Questions are posed, conversations ignited by dynamic exhibitions, thoughtful publications, provocative programs and special events.