2017 Students and Schools

Educational Resources & Events for Students

International Student Exhibition & Sales
Education Resource Center: Poster Presentations, Q&A Session, Professional Development Workshop 
Artist Portfolio Review 
Student Scholarships 

International Student Exhibition Opening & Sales


Norfolk Arts Offsite Gallery, World Trade Center

Opening: Friday, June 2, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm (awards announced at 6 pm)
Additional Hours: Saturday, June 3, 9 am - 1 pm
Pick-up unsold & purchased items: Saturday, June 3, 2 pm - 4 pm

GAS invites all student members registered for the conference and currently enrolled in an accredited high school or college-level, degree-granting program to participate in the International Student Exhibition and Sales. All work must be current, original, professionally crafted, and contain glass as the main element.

Eligibility and Guidelines:

  • Must be a current student member of the Glass Art Society through the 2017 conference (June 2017).
  • Student must be registered for the GAS conference.
  • Must be enrolled part-time or full-time in an accredited, degree-granting high school or university program. 
  • All submitted work must be original, current, and contain glass as the main element. Must be created during the 2016-2017 school year.
  • The submitted piece must not exceed 30 pounds (easily lifted by one person) or 20 inches in any dimension, and must include clear installation instructions. Installations or groupings may be submitted, but each element must adhere to weight and size restrictions. Any grouping will be sold as one piece. No work may be hung on the walls or from the ceiling.
  • Videos may be submitted, but must be under 5 minutes in length, uploaded to Vimeo, and made public.
  • No more than one entry may be submitted per student.

Awards: A professional jury will evaluate all eligible student entries and select winners, who must be present at the award ceremony to receive their prizes. Previously, more than $5,000 in cash and supplies have been awarded to student winners. To learn more about donating a student exhibition award, please email info@glassart.org or download the donation form

Sales: GAS encourages sales at this event, by VISA/MasterCard, cash, or check made directly to the Glass Art Society on Friday evening or Saturday by 1 pm. Student artists will receive 80% of the sale. Buyers must make their own arrangements for shipping purchased work.


Education & Professional Resource Center

Norfolk Waterside Marriott

Browsing: Thursday, June 1, 11 am - 5 pm; Friday, June 2, 11 am - 5 pm; Saturday, June 3, 11 am - 3 pm
Professional Development Workshop: Thursday, June 1, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
School Q&A Session: Friday, June 2, 12:30 pm - 1 pm
Portfolio Review: Friday, June 2, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Informal Poster Presentations: Friday, June 2 at 1 pm - 1:30 pm

Educational Resources: Are you interested in studying glass in a college program, building your skills in a workshop, or hearing about the latest research in the field? Be sure to stop by the Educational Resource Center! In this area of the conference, you can pick up educational materials, talk with studio and school representatives during the Q&A session, and attend poster presentations to learn about recent developments in glass. Schools and studios interested in bringing materials and sending a representative for the Q&A Session can contact the GAS office at info@glassart.org

Professional Resources: Learn about the best practices of grant writing as an artist in the Professional Development Workshop on Thursday afternoon. In addition, sign up for a Portfolio Review slot to have your work and CV examined by a glass artist, curator, or gallery owner.

Enter to Win: Visit all areas of the Education Resource Center to complete your 2017 Education Pass. Then drop it off at the GAS membership booth in Tech Display for a chance to win a free conference pass in 2018!

Join us! Schools and organizations currently participating in the Education Resource Center include:

Artist Portfolio Review

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Friday, June 2 from 12:30-2:30 pm in the Norfolk Waterside Marriott Hotel

Gallery owners, curators, educators, and artists will be available to review portfolios of GAS conference attendees. Reviews will last 10-15 minutes each. A limited number of slots will be available on a first-come, first-served basis to those who sign-up online. If necessary a waiting list will be kept in case of cancellations.

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What to bring

IMAGES - Artists should bring a portfolio of recent work digitally on a laptop or tablet (no phones or iPods) with the images open and ready to view, preferably as a powerpoint or keynote presentation, as there will not be internet access. Or bring printed color photographs.

SUPPORTIVE MATERIAL - Bring printed copies of your artist statement, biography, and resume/CV.

How do I sign up?

You must be registered for the Norfolk conference in order to sign up for a portfolio review slot. In spring 2017, the GAS office will provide biographies of all 2017 portfolio reviewers, and will post the online form on this page for you to sign up for a slot.

Images: 2015 and 2016 GAS conference, photos by Heather Ahrens


Student Scholarships

Application deadline: February 15, 2017

Are you a student member interested in attending the GAS conference, but looking for financial assistance? Apply for a GAS scholarship! The Glass Art Society offers five general college-level student scholarships of $1,000 USD each, one general high school-level scholarship of $1,000 USD, and one $1,000 USD Becky Winship Flameworking Scholarship (generously funded by David Winship and Lisa Bieber of Glasscraft, Inc). For more information, visit our student scholarship page.

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.