2017 Student Scholarships - Recipients and Jurors

Getting Students to the Conference

The Glass Art Society congratulates the 2017 student scholarship recipients, who will each receive financial assistance to attend the conference in Norfolk, VA. The awardees were selected from 37 eligible, student applicants.

GENERAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS: Heather Clancy, Suhyeon Kang, Sasha Kotler, Elliott Todd, Suzanna Whiteside



GAS would like to extend sincere thanks to the 2017 student scholarship jurors: Tim Detweiler, James Labold, and Susan Warner. To read the juror bios, please click HERE.

2017 Student Scholarships



Jurors for the 2017 Student Scholarships

The Glass Art Society would like to thank the 2017 jurors for generously donating their time and expertise.



Bio: Tim Detweiler is the Corporate Art Program Manager for Amazon in Seattle. He is a passionate advocate for visual artists. He was recently Director of MadArt and was the Director of the Museum of Northwest Art and the James & Janie Washington Foundation.



Bio: James Labold is an independent artist and educator based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He received his BFA from Tyler School of Art in 2004 and an MFA from Ball State University in 2015. Labold’s glass and mixed media work explores the occasionally confused connections between patriotism and mysticism in both object based and installation formats. He is inspired by the ideals embodied in the historic sites of the American Revolution as well as the crumbling factories and neighborhoods surrounding them. His work has been included in New Glass Review in 2010 and 2015 as wells as the International Exhibition of Glass in Kanazawa 2016. Labold has participated in numerous artist in residence programs, most recently Starworks Glass Artist in Residence in Star, North Carolina. In 2016 he was selected for the Glass Art Society’s Saxe Emerging Artist Award.




Bio: Susan Warner has over thirty years of management, arts administration and museum education experience.  At Museum of Glass, she has responsibility for Curatorial, Education, Hot Shop, and serves as the museum’s major gifts officer.  

Prior to joining the Museum of Glass, Warner was Director of Education at the Seattle Children’s Museum.  She also served as Curator of Education at the State Capital Museum in Olympia and as Assistant Curator, Curator of Decorative Arts at the Dayton Art Institute.  Her early career included extensive curatorial work in collection management and exhibition development.  In 1997, she received Washington State’s Gold Apple Award for Excellence in Education and, in 1998; she accepted a Coming Up Taller award for her program, “The Experimental Gallery.” Born in Geita, Tanzania, Warner received a Bachelor of Arts in History from Southampton University in England and a Master of Arts in Education from Antioch University in Seattle. In 2010 Warner attended the prestigious Museum Leadership Institute in Los Angeles (Getty Leadership institute).

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.