The 2019 GAS Conference, themed Charting a Course: Visions in Glass will explore the new energy of St. Petersburg and the Florida Gulf Coast, from Sarasota to Tampa, offering a new perspective on future directions in glass !
The theme of CHARTING A COURSE: Visions of Glass involves:
• Expert presentations, lectures, demonstrations
• New relationships with the science and technology of glass
• New creative directions in the work of emerging glass artists
• Changes in market conditions and developing responsive strategies
• Gallery hop, collectors tour, locals passes, awards
As we Chart a new Course, we will address issues such as “professional development” and skills. What does that mean for emerging artists who have been influenced by “concept” nontechnical work, installations, or art performance.
How can artists making conceptual or installation pieces earn an income? How will galleries and museums negotiate their sales and curation with the changing landscape of art making? What can our established glass artists pass on to our emerging artists? What can our glass educators provide within their curricula to reach out to develop interest and inspire new student audiences in the field of glass? How can conceptual technical sculpture making in glass transform and find new audiences of collectors and enthusiasts?
The GAS Conference is a reference point from which to assess Charting a Course of the vital, living history of our medium. It is an opportunity to meet and review the past and approach the future in the spirit of the glass art pioneers from whose intention, innovation and momentum we benefit every day.
About the Glass Art Society
The Glass Art Society is an international non-profit organization founded in 1971 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.
The membership of the Glass Art Society (GAS) is over 2,200 from 47 countries around the world. We hold an annual conference, publish the Glass Art Society Journal and provide online versions of GASnews and the Glass Art Society online Member Directory featuring member profiles with image gallery, bios and more.
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.
INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*
- Mar 28, 2019 at 09:00 am - 11:00 pm (Thu)
- Mar 29, 2019 at 09:00 am - 11:00 pm (Fri)
- Mar 30, 2019 at 09:00 am - 11:00 pm (Sat)
St. Petersburg, FL 33701