2012 Conference Program

2012 Toledo Conference Program

The 2012 Conference Committee has worked hard to create an exciting, varied program that includes a range of events to celebrate this important anniversary of Studio Glass.
    Click on these links to go directly to the information

    List of Presenters and Award Recipients
    Emerging Artist Presentations
    Artist Portfolio Review
    Students and Schools - Educational Areas
    International Student Exhibition & Sales
    Technical Display The Marketplace for Artists
    Tours and Events

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Download the schedule grid current as of May 10, 2012

*Schedule Updates are listed on the Presenters and Award Recipients page
The Conference Program Book is now available for download pdf


More than 80 artists and glass enthusiasts will present in Toledo. The presentation format varies: lectures, lec-mos, panels, and demonstrations in coldworking, hot glass, and flameworking.

Below are a few of the highlights. Click to view the full list of Toledo Presenters or here to view a photo gallery of artwork by our presenters.

Lifetime Achievement
Lifetime Achievement
Lifetime Membership
 Brian P Kennedy
Joel Philip Myers Bertil Vallien John Steinert

John Parker Glenn Adamson
Fred Wilson
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Emerging Artists Presentations

Each year the Glass Art Society selects a few emerging artists to present lectures at its annual conference. Through these lectures, artists with promising talent are afforded the opportunity to introduce their work to a large audience of established artists, educators, peers, collectors, art historians, and critics. Click to learn more about this year's emerging artist presenters. Determined by a jury in February 2012.

Artist Portfolio Review

Portfolio_Review_2010_Louisville_web.jpgGallery owners, curators, educators, and artists will be available to review portfolios of GAS conference attendees. Reviews will last 10 - 15 minutes each. Artists should bring a portfolio of images of recent work either digitally on their own laptop or as color photographs, as well as printed copies of their artist statement, biography, and resume/CV.

Biographies and availability of the reviewers are available on the Portfolio Review page.


Students and Schools - Educational Areas

Education Resource Center, Q&A Hour and Poster Presentations: Check out glass school promotional materials and some of the latest in glass research in the Education Resource Center. Got questions? Want to meet the school representatives or researchers in person? Come back during the School Q&A Hour or during the Informal Poster Presentations.

Click here for more information on the Ed Resource Center, Q&A Hour and Poster Presentations.

Want to Participate? All educational facilities that offer instruction in glassworking and wish to be represented in the Education Resource Center are invited to provide informational materials. Faculty and students are encouraged to apply to the GAS Poster Presentations to share scholarly research conducted during the last academic year.


International Student Exhibition & Sales

34_Expo_Rozarii_Lynch_photo_Student_Exhibition_021.jpgGAS invites all student members who are currently enrolled full-time in an accredited degree-granting program to participate in the International Student Exhibition & Sales. (2012 graduates are included in this invitation.) All work must be current, original, professionally crafted, and contain glass as the main element.

Learn more on the International Student Exhibition & Sales page.

Click here for a photo gallery of the 2011 Seattle Student Exhibition!

Technical Display - The Marketplace for Artists

38_Vendors_034_2011_Rozarii_Lynch.jpgSee and purchase the newest and best equipment, supplies, services, and publications, by visiting GAS's annual Technical Display. Click here for more information on Tech Display.

Interested in exhibiting in Tech Display? Click here for Vendor Details

Tours and Events

Find out all the details of the parties, fundraisers, Days of Glass events, exhibitions, competitions, and more. Click here for Tours and Events details.
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 Days of Glass  Collectors Tour and
Local Tours
Reception at TMA
Auction &
Goblet Grab
 Gallery Hop  Other
Special Events


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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.