The Glass Art Society is a 501c3, non-profit, international organization whose purpose is to encourage excellence, to advance education, to promote the appreciation and development of the glass arts, and to support the worldwide community of artists who work with glass.

Who we are

Founded in 1971, GAS:

  • holds an annual conference
  • publishes the Glass Art Society Conference Journal
  • publishes the digital magazine, GASnews
  • publishes the Monthly Digest email
  • invites members to participate in open calls for exhibitions and events
  • provides opportunities and resources for student members
  • manages the Glass Art Society Member Directory featuring member profiles with image gallery, bio, contact information, and more.

For a look at the first decade of GAS history, read "The Roots of the Glass Art Society: The First Decade" by Fritz Dreisbach


Membership is open to all interested in art made with glass - artists, students, educators, collectors, gallery and museum personnel, writers, and critics. Members are entitled to vote, hold office, and enjoy all other rights and privileges as determined by the Glass Art Society's Member Bylaws.

GAS is made up of a membership of over 2,000 glass enthusiasts from over 50 countries. The board is elected annually by the full membership and is comprised of at least 75% artist/educators and a student representative. A staff of four oversees day-to-day operations and administrative work at the GAS office in Seattle, Washington. 

GAS strives to stimulate communication among artists, educators, students, collectors, gallery and museum personnel, art critics, manufacturers, and all others interested in and involved with the production, technology, and aesthetics of glass. We are dedicated to creating greater public awareness and appreciation of the glass arts.


GAS Office

Glass Art Society
2208 NW Market St, Suite 200
Seattle Washington 98107 USA 

Phone: 206.382.1305
Fax: 206.382.2630
Email: info@glassart.org

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm PST

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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.