2009 Get Involved

2009 Get Involved with the Glass Art Society

There are many opportunities to get involved with the GAS conference, and to contribute to keeping GAS a vital, growing organization. GAS is a non-profit organization funded by its own membership. We are counting on your support. Thank you!

  • Auction 
  • Goblet Grab
  • Work Exchange / Volunteer
  • Artist Portfolio Review
  • Education Resource Center / School Presentations 
  • International Student Exhibition 

Donate to the Annual Glass Art Society Auction

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Donate to the Annual Goblet Grab

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Participate in the Annual Conference Work Exchange/Volunteer Program

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Artist Portfolio Review             

Studio Workroom
Saturday, June 13, 1 - 3 pm

Gallery owners, curators, educators, and artists will be available to review portfolios of GAS conference attendees. Artists should bring either a slide, photograph, or electronic portfolio (electronic portfolios are preferred and may be reviewed on the reviewer’s or artist’s computer.)

A sign-up sheet will be available at the conference registration area. Reviews will last 10-15 minutes each. A limited number of slots will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Education Resource Center

Rakow Research Library - Upstairs Lobby
Friday, June 12, 1:30 - 5 pm; Saturday, June 13, 1:30 - 5 pm

The Education Resource Center will be a space where students and those interested in continuing their pursuit of glass education may come to pick up materials and information. All educational facilities: universities, colleges, public access studios, summer programs, studios, etc., who offer instruction in glass-working and wish to be represented in the Education Resource Center are requested to provide literature. Each school is also encouraged to send a representative to be present to answer questions during the conference.  Please note that GAS does not provide a conference pass for participation in the Ed Resource Center or School Presentations.

Bring your handouts and drop them off early at the Education Resource Center at the Rakow Research Library, Upstairs Lobby. To ship materials ahead of time, please contact the GAS office.

School Presentations

Rakow Research Library - Seminar Room
Saturday, June 13, 1:30 - 3 pm

School presentations are a forum where both college level programs and non-degree programs can give a 10-minute power point presentation.  To reserve a presentation slot, please contact Geoff Isles at , by April 15th. 

Slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Once you have reserved your slot you will then need to submit your presentation to Geoff by May 15th. This will allow Geoff to compile all the presentations onto one computer to  avoid delays or software incompatibility during presentations. Please note that GAS does not provide a conference pass for participation in the Ed Resource Center or School Presentations.

International Student Exhibition                    

171 Cedar Arts Center 
Friday, June 12, 4 - 8 pm
Saturday, June 13, 9 am - 2 pm

The International Student Exhibition invites all Glass Art Society student members who are currently enrolled full-time in an accredited degree-seeking program to participate. All work must be current, original, professionally crafted, and contain glass as the main element.

How to participate:
Deliver your student work to:     
171 Cedar Arts Center
Wednesday, June 10, 12 - 5 pm;
Thursday, June 11, 9 am - 12 pm.

The official opening will be on Friday, June 12, at 4 pm.
Students are encouraged to hand-carry their work to the conference. Insurance and shipment of the artwork are the responsibility of the artist. Neither GAS nor 171 Cedar Arts Center are responsible for theft or damage to artwork. Please ensure that your work is delivered in reusable packaging.

Restrictions: No more than ONE item may be submitted by each student. Due to limitations in display possibilities, the piece must not exceed 30 lbs. (15 kg) or 20” (50 cm) in any dimension. It must be possible to be handled (lifted and moved) easily by one person. Installations or groupings may be submitted, but each element within the grouping must adhere to weight and size restrictions. Any group, diptych or triptych will be sold as one piece. Clear installation instructions must accompany each work. No work will be hung on the walls or from the ceiling.

Awards: Previously, more than $12,000 in cash and supplies has been awarded. The first prize winner will receive a $1,000 cash award from The Corning Museum of Glass. All award winners will be acknowledged in the Glass Art Society 2009 Journal.

Sales: We encourage sales at this event by cash or check made directly to GAS. Artists will receive 80%. (Visa/MasterCard also accepted.) Buyers must make their own arrangements for shipping work. Payments, purchases, and all unsold artwork can be picked up Saturday, June 13, 2 - 5 pm at 171 Cedar Arts Center. Pieces left after June 13, 5 pm will become the property of GAS.

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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.