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History of Past Glass Art Society Conferences

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The Glass Art Society holds an annual conference to bring together an international community of glass enthusiasts and artists from every discipline of glass.
 42nd Annual Conference
50 Years of Studio Glass: Idea-Impact-Innovation
Toledo, Ohio
June 13-17, 2012
 41st Annual Conference
Creative Crossroads
Seattle, Washington
June 1-5, 2011
Ingenious Possibilities
Louisville, Kentucky
June 10-12, 2010
39th Annual Conference
Local Inspiration,
Global Innovation

Corning, New York
June 11-13, 2009

Forming Frontiers

Portland, Oregon
June 19-21, 2008
Transformational Matter
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
June 7-9, 2007
36th Annual Conference

Glass Gateways:
Meet in the Middle
St. Louis, Missouri
June 17 - 19, 2006

35th Annual Conference

Matters of Substance

Adelaide, Australia
May 7 - 9, 2005

34th Annual Conference
Elegance, Decadence, Lagniappe
New Orleans, Louisiana
Jun 10 - 12, 2004

33rd Annual Conference 

Community Catalyst
Seattle, Washington
Jun 12 - 15, 2003

32nd Annual Conference
Sources of Inspiration
Amsterdam, Netherlands
May 30, 2002 - Jun 1, 2002

31st Annual Conference
At the Crossroads of Art, History, and Technology
Corning, New York
Jun 14 - 17, 2001

30th Annual Conference

Bridge to the Future
Brooklyn, New York
Jun 8 - 11, 2000
29th Annual Conference
Sizzling Sands: Engulfed in Glass
Tampa, Florida
Apr 29, 1999 - May 2, 1999
28th Annual Conference
Eastern Reflections
Seto, Japan
May 28 - 31, 1998

Annual Conference Location History with chairs and site coordinators

43rd - 2014  Chicago, Illinois-----------Co-chairs to be announced
  —   - 2013  Boston, Massachusetts-----CANCELED - Beth Ann Gerstein, Peter Houk, James McLeod, Wayne Strattman
42nd - 2012  Toledo, Ohio--------------Margy Trumbull, Jack Schmidt, Herb Babcock, Jutta Page (GAS Board Liaison)
41st - 2011  Seattle, Washington--------Chuck Lopez, Joanna C. Sikes, Cyrena Stefano, Paula Stokes
40th - 2010  Louisville, Kentucky--------Merrily Orsini, Ché Rhodes, J. Page von Roenn, Brook Forrest White, Jr.
39th - 2009  Corning, New York---------Rob Cassetti, Nancy Earley, Marshall Hyde
38th - 2008  Portland, Oregon-----------Jeremy Lepisto, Lani McGregor, Dan Schwoerer
37th - 2007  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania----Randi Dauler, Ron Desmett, Karen Johnese, Kathleen Mulcahy
36th - 2006  St. Louis, Missouri-----------Jessica Cope, Jim McKelvey, Tracy Varley
35th - 2005  Adelaide, Australia----------Alison Dunn, Matthew Larwood, Pauline Mount
34th - 2004  New Orleans, Louisiana------Mitchell Gaudet and Mark Rosenbaum
33rd - 2003  Seattle, Washington----------Penny Berk
32nd - 2002  Amsterdam, The Netherlands-Durk Valkema
31st - 2001  Corning, New York-----------Elizabeth Whitehouse and Peter S. Aldridge
30th - 2000  Brooklyn, New York-----------John Perreault and Brett Littman
29th - 1999  Tampa, Florida---------------Susan Gott and Lenn Neff
28th - 1998  Seto, Japan-------------------Takako Sano and Michael Rogers
27th - 1997  Tucson, Arizona--------------Thomas A. Philabaum and Leah Wingfield
26th - 1996  Boston, Massachusetts--------Alan Klein and Linda Ross
25th - 1995  Asheville, North Carolina------Richard Eckerd and Katherine Vogel
24th - 1994  Oakland, California-----------Mary B. White and John Leighton
23rd - 1993  Toledo, Ohio-----------------Jack A. Schmidt
22nd - 1992  Mexico City, Mexico----------Ana Thiel
21st - 1991  Corning, New York-----------Stephen Dee Edwards
20th - 1990  Seattle, Washington----------Ginny Ruffner
19th - 1989  Toronto, Canada-------------Daniel Crichton and Laura Donefer
18th - 1988  Kent, Ohio-------------------Henry Halem
17th - 1987  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania----William Carlson
16th - 1986  Los Angeles, California-------Christine Robbins and Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend
15th - 1985  New Orleans, Louisiana-------Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend
14th - 1984  Corning, New York-----------William Warmus
13th - 1983  Tucson, Arizona--------------Kate Elliott and Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend
12th - 1982  New York, New York----------Dan Dailey
11th - 1981  Seattle, Washington----------Walter Lieberman
10th - 1980  Huntington, West Virginia----Marvin Lipofsky and Henry Halem
  9th - 1979  Corning, New York-----------Marvin Lipofsky and Henry Halem
  8th - 1978  Asilomar, California----------Marvin Lipofsky
  7th - 1977  Madison, Wisconsin----------Audrey Handler and Fritz Dreisbach
  6th - 1976  Coring, New York------------Joel Philip Myers and Henry Halem
  5th - 1975  Toledo, Ohio----------------Henry Halem, Joel Philip Myers, Fritz Dreisbach, Jack A. Schmidt
  4th - 1974  Marietta, Ohio / -------------Henry Halem
         Williamstown, West Virginia
  3rd - 1973  Marietta, Ohio / -------------Henry Halem
         Williamstown, West Virginia
  2nd - 1972  Penland, North Carolina------Fritz Dreisbach, William Brown, William Bernstein, Mark Peiser
  1st - 1971  Penland, North Carolina------Fritz Dreisbach, William Brown, William Bernstein, Mark Peiser


Award Recipients History

View the list of Honorary Lifetime Membership Awards
For outstanding service to the Glass Art Society

View the list of Lifetime Achievement Awards
For exceptional achievement in the field of glass art

Labino Lecturer History

2012  - John Parker Seeing Glass in its True Colors

2011  - Pamela Vandiver Original Sins, Glass Origins: Glass Durability & Other Technological Problems

2010  - Stephen Tucker Glass Furnace Design—From Industry to the Studio

2009  - Dr. Adam Ellison The Art of Glass Science

2008  - Dr. Roger Ely Sustainable Energy for Tomorrow: The Natural Beauty of Light

2007  - Michael Greenman Glass Art & Science – Moving Forward Together

2006  - Dr. Delbert E. Day Glass – From Outer Space to Inner Space

2005  - Chris Sorrell How Science, Art, and History Come Together Through New Techniques in Glass Analysis

2004  - Dr. William LaCourse Sol-Gel and Other Curiosities

2003  - Dr. Carlo Pantano Glass Surfaces: Old, New and Engineered

2002  - Mick Eekhout Limits of the Material

2001  - Frank Woolley & William Gudenrath Technology Helping Art: Making Glass the Way It Wants to Be Made

2000  - Henry E. Hagy Glass Seals and Thermal Expansion Compatibility

1999   - Vladimir A Rakov Lightning Makes Glass (How lightning makes Fulgurites and information on Fulgurites)

1998  - Junji Tanahashi Technical Advancements and Glass Production during the Edo Period

1997   - Dan Watson The Steward Observatory Mirror Laboratory Lecture

1996  - A Day at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology  Introduction by Thomas Eager
            Solid Free-Form Fabrication: Computer Renderings to Solid Artifacts by Michael Cima
            Glass in Architecture: Intentions and Innovations by Ken Kao
            Holography: The Last Stop Before Cyberspace by Betsy Connors
            A Feast of Sounds by Walter Lewin

1995  - Dr. L. David Pye A History of Color in Glass

1994  - Dr Carlo G Pantano The Surface of Glass (The relationship between glass composition and molecular structure, and the way molecular structure controls properties)

1993  - Dr. Robert H. Brill Glass and Glassmaking in Ancient China, and Some Other Things from Other Places

Strattman Lecturer History

2012  - Glenn Adamson The Attack of the Blob: Glass Art and the Will to Form

2011  - Stefano Catalani Memory : Identity :: Signs : Craft

2010  - Peter Morrin A Place For Contemporary Glass

2009  - Bruce Metcalf The Art Glass Conundrum

2008  - Mark L. Johnson Aesthetics of Human Meaning

2007  - Maria Porges A Critique on Criticism

2006  - Janet Koplos Reconsidering Glass

2005  - Kevin D. Murray Painterliness in Contemporary Glass Art

Willson Lecturer History

2012  - Fred Wilson Speak of Me as I Am: Glass Works Made in Venice and Seattle

2011  - Gay Outlaw Coming to Glass From Someplace Else

2010  - Corban Walker Scaling Perception Through a Glass Object

2009  - Pat Oleszko Highlights from a Hi! Life: The Pats to Suckcess

2008  - Ed Carpenter Ed Carpenter: New Work

2007  - Keith Sonnier Coloras Volume

2006  - Nick Cave "Soundsuits" The Beginning, The Middle, and The...

2004  - Bertil Vallien There Must Be a Reason-Traces of the Past, Memories of the Future

2003  - Matthew Kangas Robert Willson: American in Venice

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