--COLLECTORS TOUR--$1,200 per person (20 available spots)
Limited space available. Requires additional fee. Conference pass NOT included.
This special multi-day tour of St. Petersburg and Sarasota provides a behind-the-scenes look into the homes of several Florida-based glass collectors. Whether you are interested in collecting artwork yourself or want an exclusive look at the collections of others, the Collectors Tour is always an annual conference favorite! Transportation and meal costs included. Please note that some of the tours may conflict with regularly scheduled Conference events.
Additional stops on the Collectors Tour include the Kotler-Coville Glass Pavilion and the Richard & Barbara Basch Visual Arts Center.
In January 2018, the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida revealed the new contemporary Kotler-Coville Glass Pavilion. It is the entrance to a 5,500-square foot space and the new Studio Glass Museum Wing which showcases the museums expanded glass collection. It is also a gathering space for the historic theater.
The new Richard & Barbara Basch Visual Arts Center is designed and built to accommodate hands-on fabrication and art-making with its facilities for glass (hot shop and cold shop), woodworking, printmaking, photography, sculpture, and digital fabrication. While the exterior is visually stunning, the interior is designed for robust use--maximizing space, equipment, and collaboration. A gallery allows for exhibitions and activities that celebrate the work and production of both emerging and established artists.
*Please note, as of October 15, home tours are still being planned and updated, please keep checking the website to see the final tour schedule
TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 2019
8:00 am Depart St. Petersburg for Sarasota
9:30 am Arrive Margaret Pennington’s home--coffee and pastries served
10:30 am Depart Margaret Pennington’s home.
Travel to home of Barbara & Richard Basch
10:45 am Arrive at Barbara and Richard Basch home
11:45 am Depart Basch home and travel to Mad Fish Grill for lunch
Noon-1 pm Lunch at Mad Fish Grill
1:00 pm Depart for Gigi and Ben Huberman’s home
1:30 pm Arrive at Huberman’s home– coffee and desserts served
2:30 pm Depart Huberman’s home and travel to Phil and Nancy Kotler’s home
3:15 pm Arrive at Kotler’s home
4:15 Depart Sarasota for St. Petersburg
5:30 Arrive St. Petersburg
Dinner TBA Duncan McClellan/Pilchuck Reception
WEDNESDAY, March 27, 2019
Collector’s Tour and Day of Glass Special Event
8:30 am Depart St. Petersburg for Sarasota
10:00 am Arrive at The Ringling Museum. Tour Kotler/Colville Pavilion
11:00 am Opportunity to tour full Museum
Noon-1 pm Lunch on the Grounds
1 pm Travel to Ringling College
1:15 pm Arrive on Ringling College Campus for Basch Gallery Tour and Hot Shop Demo
3:00 pm Depart Ringling College travel to Carol Camiener’s home
3:15 pm Arrive Carol Camiener’s home--Light appetizers, sparkling waters, and wine
4:15 pm Depart for St. Pete
5:30 pm Arrive in St. Pete
Additional charge for reception at Chihuly Collection / Dinner TBD
THURSDAY, March 28, 2019
9:15 am Depart for Emily and Fred Gurtman’s Home
10:00 am Arrive at Emily and Fred Gurtman”s Home – Continental breakfast served
11:30 am Depart Gurtman’s Home
12:15 pm Arrive at Hotel- Lunch on your own
2–5:00 pm Opening Ceremony
5- 7:00 pm Opening Reception
7-9:00 pm Private Dinner – TD Glass Art Gallery. Tour TD Glass
Meet glass artist Trish Duggan and other artists TBA
FRIDAY, March 29, 2019
Breakfast on your own
9:45 am Depart for Marion Rich’s home
10:30 am Arrive at Marion Rich’s home. Lunch provided.
12:15 pm Depart Marion Rich’s home
1:00 pm Arrive back at Hotel
5-7:00 pm Habatat Pop-Up Strolling Dinner & Gallery Hop
SATURDAY, March 30, 2019
Breakfast on your own
Hot Demo with Stephen Powell
TBD – Lunch
TBD - Home Tour Tampa/Studio 620 Oben Abright
Back to Hotel
Additional charges to participate in Gala/Auction
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.