Chicago Schedule & Events

The 2014 Conference Committee has worked hard to create an exciting, varied program that includes a range of events.


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More than 60 artists and glass professionals will present in Chicago. The presentation format varies: lectures, lec-mos, panels, and demonstrations in coldworking, hot glass, and flameworking. Below are a few of the highlights.


Keynote Address: Theaster Gates

Lifetime Achievement Lecture: Dan Dailey - Illustrating with a Glass Palette

Lifetime Membership Award Acceptance: Shane Fero 

Labino Lecture: Sophie Kahn and Norwood Viviano 

Willson Lecture: Albert Paley 

Strattman Lecture: James Yood - W(h)ither Glass? The Next 50 Years


VIEW THE COMPLETE LIST: Presenters & Award Recipients 

Conference Grid (pdf)


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 November 2013.

Artist Portfolio Review

Gallery 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/device or as color photographs, as well as printed copies of their artist statement, biography, and resume/CV.

Biographies and availability of the reviewers are listed on the Students & Schools page.


Students and Schools - Educational Areas

Education & Professional 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 Education & Professional 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.



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.