Student Scholarship Recipients
are available to provide financial support to assist eligible full-time student members of GAS in attending the Annual Glass Art Society conference. The application process is juried.
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Saxe Emerging Artists Lecture
Each year the Glass Art Society selects a few emerging artists to make short presentations at its annual conference. Through these lectures, artists with promising talent are afforded the opportunity to introduce their work to a large audience of established artists, educators, peers, collectors, art historians, and critics. Educators and Museum Curators are asked to nominate individuals who meet certain criteria and those nominees are contacted and requested to submit applications. A jury of professionals review all the applicants and determine the presenters for that conference.
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2016 Emerging Artists Catalogue
2015 Emerging Artists Catalogue
2014 Emerging Artists Catalogue
Past Emerging Artist Presenters
Glass Fashion Show
Organized by Laura Donefer, an honorary Glass Art Society Lifetime Member, participants in the Glass Fashion Show are artists from around the world who played around with the idea and created wearable and wildly imaginitive fashionable art.
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Glass Fashion show at the 2016 Corning, NY Conference
Glass Fashion Show at the 2012 Toledo, OH Conference
Glass Fashion show at the 2009 Corning, NY Conference
International Student Exhibitions
The International Student Exhibition
occurs at the annual Glass Art Society conference. All Glass Art Society student members who are currently enrolled in an accredited degree-seeking program (or just graduated that year) are invited to participate. The exhibition is then juried and awards given. In addition, GAS hosts an annual International Student Online Exhibition
Images from the Annual Conferences
GAS members have been meeting and sharing ideas with each other since 1971, when Fritz Dreisbach and Mark Peiser organized the first GAS conference (at Penland School of Crafts). Some of the special conference moments have been captured in photos, like the one at right showing Stephen Rolfe Powell, Lino Tagliapietra, and Dave Walters during Tagliapietra's demo at GAS 2010 Louisville.
View images of past conferences:
GAS 2016 Corning: Creating Context: Glass in a New Light
GAS 2014 Chicago: Strengthening Community, Collaboration, Forging New Bonds
GAS 2012 Toledo: Idea, Impact, Innovation
GAS 2011 Seattle: Creative Crossroads
GAS 2010 Louisville: Ingenious Possibilities
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.