Special Funds

Help Sustain this Vibrant Community

The Glass Art Society would like to thank its members and past donors for their generosity and commitment to this organization and the world of glass - it is incredibly appreciated.


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Contributions for all of these funds may also be included with your membership application form or conference registration form.

GAS in CERFGAS International Emergency Relief Fund  GAS Special Project Community Partnership Fund  Hilbert SosinDominick LabinoLittleton Lecture FundRobert Willson • Saxe Emerging Artists Lecture FundStrattman Critical DialogueGeneral Student ScholarshipWinship Flameworking Student ScholarshipGeneral GAS Donation


When catastrophe strikes in a craftspersons' life - whether it be illness, fire or accident - the Craft Emergency Relief Fund is available to lend a helping hand. GAS has contributed to the "GAS in CERF" fund, making it possible for GAS members to benefit from two sources of funding within the CERF organization. Not only have individual members earmarked part of their contributions for the CERF fund but a portion of the proceeds from the annual Goblet Grab has been contributed as well. 

More can be learned about CERF at their website: https://cerfplus.org/. Contact them directly at (802) 229-2306 or info@craftemergency.org.


GAS International Emergency Relief Fund

A newly created fund in the fall of 2012. Since the “GAS in CERF” fund is not available to international members. Under this fund all members outside of the U.S. are eligible to apply.  For an application to receive funds, please contact the GAS office at (206) 382-1305.

GAS Special Project Community Partnership Fund

Another newly created fund in the fall of 2012. Each year, GAS will fund a special arts-related project or program for under-served populations (i.e. at-risk youth, developmentally disabled, minorities, veterans, etc.) in the conference host city. Guidelines for the fund are currently being developed.  We will keep you posted!

Hilbert Sosin Fund for Professionalism in the Glass Arts

In 1995, GAS established the Hilbert Sosin Fund for Professionalism in the Arts. As a fitting tribute to the passion, commitment and friendship which Hilbert showed in his many long years as a friend and volunteer financial advisor to the Glass Art Society, the Hilbert Sosin Fund is dedicated to educational endeavors within the membership of GAS to benefit the organization as a whole.

Dominick Labino Fund

Established in 1993, the Dominick Labino Fund celebrates the contributions, dedication, and service of Dominick Labino to the world of glass and to the Glass Art Society. This fund's primary purpose is to sponsor an outstanding technical lecture at each annual conference. 

Littleton Lecture Fund

Each year, a lecture will be given at the annual GAS conference by an artist working in glass who pushes the envelope to innovate within the ever-evolving medium and whose individual, artistic voice is evident in their work. Chosen artists should epitomize self-expression using glass to realize their potential as an artist, and will use their creativity, knowledge, and influence to educate others in the field of glass.

Robert Willson Fund

The Robert Willson Fund sponsors a lecture on sculpture at each annual conference.

Saxe Emerging Artists Lecture Fund

The Saxe Emerging Artists Lecture Fund sponsors a lecture that gives three artists with promising talent the opportunity to introduce their work to a large audience of established artists, educators, peers, collectors, art historians, and critics.

Wayne Strattman Critical Dialogue Lecture Fund

Established in 2004, the Wayne Strattman Critical Dialogue Lecture Fund sponsors a lecture at the annual GAS conference that brings new and stimulating information to the contemporary forum of art glass from other disciplines including, but not limited to, the greater art world.


General Student Scholarship Fund

Provides support for student members who could not otherwise afford to attend the annual conference.

Becky Winship Flameworking Scholarship Fund

Supports attendance for students whose work includes flameworking techniques. Sponsored by David Winship and Lisa Bieber of Glasscraft Inc. 

General Donation to the Glass Art Society

General donations will help support the organization wherever it is needed most at that time.


Thank you to everyone who supports these funds and GAS!

The Glass Art Society is a not-for-profit 501c3 tax-exempt organization.
Donations are 100% tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.


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.