International Student Exhibitions

Showcasing New Talent

The Glass Art Society is committed to providing opportunities for students to exhibit their work to a broad audience of professional artists, collectors, galleries, museum curators, educators and peers alike.

2014 International Student Exhibition & Sales
International Student Online Exhibition
Juried Selection Digital Catalogue chosen from the Int Student Online Exhibition

2014 International Student Exhibition • Chicago, IL

Thanks to all 113 students who participated in this year's exhibition! As always, we had some fantastic entries from our talented student members. Below are the 2014 award winners and honorable mentions. Click here to view the image gallery.

GAS_HeatherAhrens_Friday422.jpgFirst Place
Sarah Vaughn, Lost in a Little World
Rochester Institute of Technology

Second Place
Ryland Gulbrandsen, Apis Collective
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point

Third Place
Meng Du, Imaginary Friends
Rochester Institute of Technology

Honorable Mentions
Adam Cohen, Boat
Southern Illinois University Carbondale

James Downey, The Condition
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point

John Jordan, Caged Desire
University of Texas at Arlington

Namdoo Kim, Mommy will always be here for you, my baby
Rochester Institute of Technology

James Labold, Capitol Restorations 1 & 2
Ball State University

Lily Rawson, Worry Dog: Bitterness
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point

Shaheen Salehi, Organic
Sheridan College

Madeline Rile Smith, Arthropods
Tyler School of Art

Gina Zetts, While He Sleeps
Rochester Institute of Technology


GAS would like to thank the jurors: Shane Fero, Jutta-Annette Page and Ken Saunders.

GAS would like to thank our award donors: The Corning Museum of Glass, Glass Axis, GOTT STEAMER© Glass Shaping System, His Glassworks, Inc., Steinert Industries and Uroboros Glass.

About the 2014 International Student Exhibition & Sales

GAS invited all student members who were currently enrolled full-time in an accredited degree-granting program to participate in the International Student Exhibition & Sales in Chicago on March 2014. All work is original, professionally crafted, contains glass as the main element and was designed/created between 2013-2014.
A panel of jurors selected First, Second, Third place recipients as well as several Honorable Mention awards. Donated awards were given with the first place recipient receving $1,000 USD cash award from the Corning Museum of Glass.




International Student Online Exhibition

2013IntStuOnlineExhibit-PromotionImage.jpgIn June of 2013 the Glass Art Society put together the first ever International Student Online Exhibition which presented submissions from current full-time student members of the Glass Art Society. The artworks submitted are featured alphabetically on the GAS website. The next online student exhibition will be held in the fall of 2014. Information and details to come.
View the 2013 International Student Online Exhibition.

Juried Selection Digital Catalogue

2013_COVER_StudentExhibitionCatalogue.jpgChosen from the International Student Online Exhibition

To accompany the first International Student Online Exhibition on the GAS website, GAS invited three distinguished Jurors -Ann Mulrooney, Marc Petrovic and Ken Saunders- to select works from the many submissions. These are featured in the first ever Juried Selection Digital Catalogue. In addition they awarded 1st, 2nd, 3rd place winners, honorable mentions and other selected works to be included. Jurors comments provide insight on their chosen works. View the first ever 2013 Juried Selection Catalogue published on

The Glass Art Society would like to thank the 2013 Jurors for generously donating their time and expertise.

Ann Mulrooney

JUROR_StuExhibit_AnnMulrooney_Portrait.jpegManager & Curator National Craft Gallery in Ireland
Ann Mulrooney studied in the Crawford College of Art, Cork, Ireland and the Royal College of Art, London, UK, where she graduated in 2003 wtih an MA in Sculpture. She exhibited widely in the UK and Ireland and her work is held in numerous public and private collections. She has received numerous awards, including the Cicilitira Prize for Sculpture (RCA, UK, 2002), the Deutsche Bank Pyramid Award for Fine Art (UK, 2003) and the Arts Council of Ireland (Irl 2006). She worked as a freelance curator in Ireland and the UK before joining the Crafts Council of Ireland in 2008 to run the critically-acclaimed National Craft Gallery, based in Kilkenny, Ireland. Through exhibition and touring programmes, the gallery explores Irish and international craft and design in the context of historical and contemporary material culture. She is an External Examiner for BA and MA ceramics, glass and metals programmes in the National College of Art and Design (Irl), and is a frequent contributor to cultural publications and programmes, including The View (RTE television, Irl), Ceramics; Art and Perception (USA) and the Irish Arts Review (Irl).

Marc Petrovic

Marc Petrovic graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1991. He was the recipient of the top Agnes Gund Memorial scholarship. Marc works out of his private studio that he shares with his wife Kari Russell-Pool near their home in Essex, Connecticut. They have two wonderful children, Phoebe and Kay, and two above average dogs, Pixie and Roux. I strive to be an artist first and a hot glass sculptor second. Although I primarily work with glass, a material most commonly viewed as a craft material, I strive to make content driven work that stresses the idea at its core rather than the seductive material it is made from. Glass is a fantastic material to create work with. Once you get past the expansive technical difficulties of working with this material, it offers the creator almost endless possibilities for form, color, and content.


Ken Saunders

JUROR_StuExhibit_KenSaunders_Portrait.jpegKen Saunders Gallery
The Ken Saunders Gallery was inaugurated in August 2009 after twenty years as the Marx and Marx-Saunders Galleries. Ken Saunders joined the gallery in 1995 and in 2010 continues to be an enthusiastic and vigorous advocate for the Studio Glass Movement. The gallery exhibits sculptural works by the most innovative artists working with glass in the world. Located in the heart of Chicago's River North Art District since 1995, the gallery was renovated in 2009 to ensure the best possible display of the ambitious artworks the artists create. The gallery is proud to have mounted significant exhibitions for many of the most distinguished artists from the Studio Glass Movement. A commitment to documenting every show the gallery mounts has lead to an archive of exhibition catalogues that traces the evolution of the movement.

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