The Glass Art Society offers many benefits specifically to student members and encourages and supports students of all ages and levels.


Student Membership

GAS offers discounted membership for part-time and full-time students ($40 USD) enrolled in at least one course at an accredited, degree-granting high school, college, or university. Special opportunities are offered just for student members throughout the year. Proof of student status is required when joining.

Classes & Workshops

View a list of schools offering classes, workshops and/or degree programs. Schools are organized alphabetically by country and state for the US. Download various lists and start researching the right program or class for you in your area.

Student Representative to the GAS Board of Directors

The Student Representative to the Glass Art Society Board of Directors is a vital position and we encourage full-time, college-level student members enrolled for the full school year to apply by self-nomination, supported by two references. The Student Representative serves as the primary intermediary between student members of the Glass Art Society and general membership (as represented by the current GAS Board of Directors). An excellent professional development opportunity, this position plays an important role in communicating the benefits of GAS membership to students interested in art made with glass.

Become a GAS Student Liaison

The Glass Art Society recognizes one Student Liaison per accredited school annually to represent the students and professors for that institution. Learn more and sign up to become a liaison.

The Thesis Shelf

GAS members are graduating from MFA and PhD programs all year long. In an effort to help disseminate the knowledge these students have gathered in their theses, GAS is making select academic papers available to GAS members online.  View the Thesis Shelf




Student Scholarships

Student Scholarships are available to assist student members of GAS (must meet eligibility requirements) in attending the annual Glass Art Society conference, which is held in a new location every year. Learn more about student scholarships.
The online application is now closed. 


GAS Student Exhibition: A Showcase of Emerging International Talent 

The Glass Art Society holds a Student Exhibition each year. All artwork is submitted via an online application, then juried for awards and inclusion into the show. 

In 2019, the GAS Student Exhibition: A Showcase of Emerging International Talent will be held at the Morean Arts Center in St. Petersburg, FL from March 9 – April 26, 2019. The dates of the annual GAS Conference in St. Petersburg, FL are March 28-30, 2019. 

If students are unable to ship their artwork to St. Petersburg, FL, their artwork will be featured on the GAS website in an Online Exhibition

Students who are unable to ship their artwork or unable to attend the conference will still be eligible for awards, as all artwork will be juried in advance, via the online application.

The online application is open. DEADLINE EXTENDED! Submit your work HERE


Poster Presentations

The Glass Art Society invites Graduate students from accredited colleges to display and discuss their research during the 2019 GAS Conference in St. Petersburg, FL.
Accepted students may bring with them a tri-fold display board or informational hand-outs to discuss with conference attendees.
The Poster Presentations will be held during regular conference hours in the Hilton Bayfront Hotel Lobby amid the Educational Resource Center, Tech Display booths, lec-mo and lecture halls, and the Starbucks cafe. This is an excellent opportunity to meet conference attendees, discuss current topics and even collect information.
Acceptance to present a poster at the 2019 GAS Conference does not include any conference pass or free daily admission to the conference.
The online application is now closed. 

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.