The Glass Art Society is an international non-profit organization founded in 1971 whose purpose is to encourage excellence, to advance education, to promote the appreciation and development of the glass arts, and to support the worldwide community of artists who work with glass. The Society strives to stimulate communication among artists, educators, students, collectors, gallery and museum personnel, art critics, manufacturers, and all others interested in and involved with the production, technology and aesthetics of glass. We are dedicated to creating greater public awareness and appreciation of the glass arts. Application for membership is open to anyone interested in glass. Members are entitled to vote, hold office, and enjoy all other rights and privileges as determined by the Society's bylaws.
Basic Benefit Package for Individuals and Full-Time Students
- Membership for one person with one set of mailed materials
- One profile on website (login, bio, contact info, website link)
- Image gallery included with online member profile
- Four issues of the online newsletter, GASnews
- Access to all Members’ Only information on the GAS website with personal login
- Access to GAS Classifieds & add your own listings for free
- Weekly Digest email (classifieds and Hot Topics updates)
- Access to the searchable GAS Online Member Directory showcasing member profiles
- Access to database information/mailing lists (over 14,000 artists, collectors, galleries, schools and museums, other special publications)
- One member eligible to attend annual conference (2014 Chicago : March 19-22)
- Eligibility for GAS in CERF Fund or GAS Int. Emergency Relief Fund
- Annual Journal
- Voting rights
- Domestic Shipping and Printing discounts with FedEx Office*
- Discount on GLASS Quarterly Magazine subscription*
- LTL Freight Discounts through PartnerShip
- Hertz and Alamo Rental Car discounts
- Domestic & Travel Insurance benefits*
- Smart Savings Discount Plan
- Members' price on display ads in GASnews
*For US-based members only
Additional Benefits for Upper Level Members
All include two people at same address/business, two logins and profiles, but one set of mailed info.
SPONSOR - Basic benefits and discounts, plus: Donation acknowledgment in Journal.
CORPORATE/BUSINESS - all of the above, plus:
• One free custom mailing list (500 names max)
• 10% off members' price for one ½ Column GASnews ad per year
• 25% off one annual full-conference pass
PATRON - all of the above, except: Total of 50% off one annual full-conference pass
BENEFACTOR - all of the above, except: Total of one free annual full-conference pass
Membership Levels and Fees
- $40 USD Full-time Student (copy of current student ID or other proof required)
- $70 USD Individual
- $120 USD Sponsor
- $275 USD Corporate/Business
- $500 USD Patron
- $1,000 USD Benefactor
- Low student fees are subsidized in part by the Sy Kamens Educational Fund.
- Unused benefits expire with membership and are not transferable to renewal for the following year.
- Membership fees are non-refundable.
- Dues subject to change.
The Glass Art Society reserves the right to deny applications for Technical Display, advertising participation, GAS membership or the conference from anyone for any reason.