2011 Conference Venues

GAS 2011 Seattle Conference Venues

Sheraton Seattle Hotel

Washington State Convention Center

Corning Museum of Glass Hot Glass Roadshow

Pratt Fine Arts Center

Seattle Glassblowing Studio

The Sheraton Seattle Hotel – Where the Glass Is

Registration • Opening Ceremonies & Reception • Lectures • Auction • Goblet Grab • International Student Exhibition & Sales • Neon Show
http://www.glassart.org/cgi/content.cgi/Sheraton_Seattle_Exterior_Evening.jpg?id=8280&name=Sheraton_Seattle_Exterior_Evening.jpg Sheraton Seattle Hotel
1400 6th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

Situated in the city’s vibrant core, the Sheraton Seattle Hotel will serve as the central hub for GAS 2011 Seattle events.

This deluxe hotel hosts a glass collection from Pilchuck artists in the lobby and is a short walk from the Seattle Art Museum and Pike Place Market. It is also steps away from gourmet food, galleries, entertainment, and world-class shopping – an ideal conference hotel!

GAS has reserved a block of rooms and negotiated a special rate for GAS conference attendees: $139 (single or double). Regular price for these rooms is $239. Staying at the conference hotel is one of the best ways to connect with the GAS community. What better way to network than to stay where all the action is?

Ensure your room and GAS room rate: reserve by May 1. To make your reservation, call the Sheraton at 206.621.9000 or 800.325.3535 and be sure to state that you would like the Glass Art Society conference rate.

Washington State Convention Center

Technical Display • Demonstrations • Lec-Mos • Lectures • Films • Education Resource Center • Poster Presentations • Portfolio Review • GAS Café


Washington State Convention Center
800 Convention Place
Seattle, WA 98101-2350

main entrance on the corner of 8th and Pike Street


Slip out the side door of the Sheraton Seattle Hotel and you’ll see the Convention Center right across the street. The Convention Center has additional lobby space for meet-ups and it boasts a wonderful art collection – including a permanent glass collection.

Vendors, manufacturers, and glass organizations will set up shop here for the Technical Display. Demonstrations will also take place at the Convention Center, in the flameworking demo area and on the CMoG Hot Glass Roadshow, a mobile, 28-foot-long, 35,000-lb., fully equipped, one-of-a-kind glassmaking studio and stage.

Explore new territory with the lec-mos and lectures scheduled here, or settle back to enjoy films in the Glass Theater. Attend the schools Q&A hour and browse posters on recent glass research. Find refreshment at the GAS Café.

CMoG Hot Glass Roadshow


CMoG_Roadshow The Hot Glass Roadshow is the mobile hotshop from The Corning Museum of Glass. Launched in 2002, the Hot Glass Roadshow has traveled the world, from the GAS Conference in Australia to the Norton Museum in West Palm Beach, FL. The Museum’s Hot Glass Roadshow is fully equipped for glassblowing; at the GAS conference in Seattle a variety of artists will demonstrate on the stage.  

Pratt Fine Arts Center


Pratt Fine Arts Center
1902 South Main Street, Seattle, WA 98144
206. 328.2200

The Pratt Fine Arts Center hosts four demonstration sites for GAS 2011 Seattle: the Pratt Hot Shop, Pratt Flameworking, Pratt Cold Shop, and the Pratt Printmaking /Vitreography Studio. Pratt will be offering pre- and post-conference workshops as well.

As an integral part of Seattle’s glass community for over 34 years, Pratt has played a role in the development of many of the world’s best known glass artists. This arts education and resource center offers an extensive array of year-round glass classes – including glassblowing, hot casting, flameworking, fusing, kilncasting, and  coldworking. In addition to glass, Pratt offers classes in jewelry/metalsmithing, stonecarving, metal sculpture, printmaking, drawing, and painting. All of its studios and equipment are available for rental by individual artists.

Seattle Glassblowing Studio


Seattle Glassblowing Studio
2227 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121

Seattle Glassblowing Studio will be offering pre- and post-conference workshops and hosting demonstrations by many glass artists during the conference.

Founded in 1991, Seattle Glassblowing Studio is one of the largest glassblowing studios and schools in the Puget Sound region, offering a range of classes for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students as well as special-interest studies. The studio is available for rental and hosts an array of some of Seattle’s most talented artists.

Seattle Glassblowing Studio was founded as an educational glass facility, providing artists and the public with a glass-specific resource. In addition to the hot shop, the studio also houses Hot Glass Color, an extensive color and tool supply shop, creating an all-inclusive glassblowing center.

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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.