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AACG Sponsors TOYG podcast about Josh Simpson

AACG is sponsoring the Talking Out Your Glass podcast episode, The Glass Galaxies of Josh Simpson. The artist has dedicated more than 50 years to inventing new glass formulas read more

| Posted 24 Feb 14


AACG Sponsors TOYG podcast on Robin & Julia Rogers

AACG is sponsoring the Talking Out Your Glass podcast featuring the husband and wife team of artists Robin and Julia Rogers. The inspiration for their collaborative sculptural read more

| Posted 24 Feb 14


AACG Sponsors TOYG Podcast: Hunting Studio Glass

AACG is sponsoring the podcast Talking Out Your Glass episode featuring Hunting Studio Glass. From their trademark blown vessel forms to more recent large castings, Hunti read more

| Posted 23 Oct 22


AACG Sponsors TOYG Podcast: Carol Milne

AACG is sponsoring the podcast Talking Out Your Glass episode featuring Carol Milne who combines a passion for knitting with glass sculpture. In the episode, li read more

| Posted 23 Oct 22


AACG Sponsors TOYG Podcast: Rob Stern

AACG is sponsoring the podcast Talking Out Your Glass episode featuring glass artist Rob Stern. In the episode, The Complexity of Simplicity, A Glassblower's Journey,  read more

| Posted 23 Sep 20


AACG Offers Student Membership

AACG now offers a $25 annual membership level for students. Students will receive all AACG members-only emails, have access to all members-only virtual and live programmi read more

| Posted 23 Sep 19


AACG Sponsors TOYG podcast: Anja Isphording

AACG is sponsoring the latest episode of the podcast Talking Out Your Glass, featuring artist Anja Isphording who casts glass using lost wax casting as her primary technique t read more

| Posted 23 Aug 25


AACG Sponsors TOYG podcast: Dan Schwoerer and Lani McGregor

AACG is sponsoring the Season 8 episode of the podcast Talking Out Your Glass: Brainstorming, Bootstrapping and Birthing an Art Form, A Conversation with Dan Sc read more

| Posted 23 Aug 01


AACG Sponsors Joanna Manousis TOYG podcast

AACG is sponsoring numerous episodes of season eight of the glass-focused podcast Talking Out Your Glass. The latest episode features British artist Joanna Manousis. Click her read more

| Posted 23 Jul 13



Join AACG every first Friday of the month for virtual programming that is free and open to the public. We are committed to community outreach and education, and cont read more

| Posted 23 Jul 13



While first Friday's feature AACG's free-to-the-public Fired Up! programming, on all other Fridays at 1pm Eastern time, AACG presents virtual programming that is exclu read more

| Posted 23 Jul 13


AACG Sponsors TOYG Raven Skyriver & Kelly O’Dell episode

AACG is one of the sponsors of the latest episode of the glass-focused podcast Talking Out Your Glass, featuring spouses Raven Skyriver and Kelly O'Dell. Skyriver and O read more

| Posted 23 Jun 09


Michael Endo Appoint Pilchuck Artistic Director

Pilchuck Glass School has appointed Michael Endo as its new artistic director. Michael holds an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BA from Portland State University. His read more

| Posted 23 Apr 18


Mary Childs Appointed Director of Sandwich Museum of Glass

The Sandwich Glass Museum has appointed Mary Childs as its new executive director, succeeding Katharine Campbell. Childs also will continue as chief curator for both the read more

| Posted 23 Apr 18


Story of Bullseye Glass on YouTube

Vitreonics, a partnership between filmmaker Justin Monroe, Director of Holy Frit, and glass artist Tim Carey, have launched a YouTube channel devoted to educational read more

| Posted 23 Mar 06


In Memoriam - Tony Jojola

Legendary Native American glass artist Tony Jojola of the Isleta Pueblo, New Mexico, passed away on December 28, 2022 at age 64. Jojola, who lived in Taos for many years, read more

| Posted 23 Jan 03


Beth Lipman Selected as TMA Artist in Residence

The Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) has named Beth Lipman as the 53rd Guest Artist Pavilion Project (GAPP) Artist in Residence. The Wisconsin based artist, who works primarily read more

| Posted 23 Jan 03


Vivian Wang on Talking Out Your Glass

Mixed-media sculptor Vivian Wang is featured in the newest episode of the glass-centric podcast Talking Out Your Glass. AACG is co-sponsoring this episode. Click here to read read more

| Posted 22 Nov 14


In Memoriam: Erwin Eisch

World-renowned glass artist and painter Erwin Eisch died at the age of 94 in Zwiesel, Germany on January 24. He and his wife had celebrated their 60th anniversary in read more

| Posted 22 Jan 26


Talking Out Your Glass Presents Sid Hutter

Studio glass pioneer Sidney Hutter is the featured artist in the latest episode of the podcast Talking Out Your Glass. Learn how Hutter creates three-dimensional sculptur read more

| Posted 22 Jan 22


Talking Out Your Glass Presents Sonja Blomdahl

AACG is co-sponsoring the latest episode of the podcast Talking Out Your Glass, featuring Sonja Blomdahl, one of the pioneers of the Studio Glass Movement. Learn how Blomdahl read more

| Posted 21 Dec 02


AACG YouTube Channel

AACG is your leading resource for education in glass. Visit our YouTube Channel where you can view AACG's monthly public FIRED UP! programs in an easy access playlist read more

| Posted 21 Oct 11


In Memoriam: Benjamin Moore

Glass art pioneer Benjamin Moore, considered one of the most influential American glassblowers of the 20th century, passed away in Seattle on June 25 at the age of 69. He was read more

| Posted 21 Jul 06


MAD Appoints Tim Rodgers Director

The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) in New York City has appointed Timothy R. Rodgers, PhD, to serve as the Museum’s Nanette L. Laitman Director. Rodgers is current read more

| Posted 21 Jul 06


Voices in Studio Glass History Website

Voices in Studio Glass History: Art and Craft, Maker and Place, and the Critical Writings and Paul Hollister is a project of BARD College that rethinks and reinterprets t read more

| Posted 21 Mar 17


Museum of Glass Receives Minkoff Collection

The Museum of Glass (MOG) iin Tacoma, Washington,, a premier contemporary art museum dedicated to glass and glassmaking, has received a seminal collection of artwork show read more

| Posted 20 Oct 15


In Memoriam: Michael Glancy

Artist and fine art educator Michael McCoy Glancy, who pioneered the use of glass and metal in sculpture, died at age 70 at his summer home in Harwich Port, MA, on S read more

| Posted 20 Sep 02


The Venice Glass Week Offers a Wealth of Online Programming

The Venice Glass Week takes place from September 5-13, and you can attend virtually! It is the international festival that the city of Venice dedicates to the art of glass. Th read more

| Posted 20 Aug 31


Jutta-Annette Page to retire from the Barry Art Museum at Old Dominion University

The Norfolk, Virginia, Barry Art Museum's executive director, Jutta-Annette Page, has announced her retirement effective Oct. 1. Page, an internationally renowned expert i read more

| Posted 20 Aug 13


In Memoriam: Howard Ben Tré

Artist Howard Ben Tré has passed away at age 71. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Ben Tré earned a B.S.A. degree in ceramics at Portland State University, O read more

| Posted 20 May 24


In Memoriam: Jaroslava Brychtová

The contemporary glass world has lost an icon. Jaroslava Brychtová passed away on April 7 at the age of 95 in the Czech Republic. She was the wife and collaborativ read more

| Posted 20 Apr 08


CMoG Launches “Watch the Artist” Series

During April, each Wednesday at 1 p.m. EDT, a featured artist will be active on the Museum’s YouTube channel, ready to chat, answer questions, and share stories wit read more

| Posted 20 Apr 06


GAS Conference Cancelled

The Glass Art Society announced the cancellation of the 2020 GAS Conference originally scheduled for May 20-23 in Småland, Sweden due to the ongoing threat of read more

| Posted 20 Mar 20


“Talking Out Your Glass” Podcast

Talking Out Your Glass is a podcast featuring five seasons of interviews with artists working in glass, such as Lino Tagliapietra, Narcissus Quagliata, Dante Marioni, Robert M read more

| Posted 20 Jan 17


In Memoriam: Laura de Santalliana

Venetian artist Laura de Santillana passed away on October 21, 2019, at age 64 after a brief illness. Up to her last day she worked on her creations. During her illness s read more

| Posted 19 Nov 25


Pilchuck Names Donna Davies Deputy Director

Pilchuck Glass School has named Donna Davies as its first Deputy Director. The Deputy Director will support the overall organization, operations, and strategic priorities read more

| Posted 19 Sep 27


Glass Art Society Names Director

The Board of Directors of the Glass Art Society (GAS) has named Brandi P. Clark as its new Executive Director after a national search. Clark has been serving as the Interim Ex read more

| Posted 19 Jul 18


In Memoriam - Mike Belkin

Myron "Mike" Belkin, one of AACG's founders, passed away on June 26, 2019, at age 83 of complications from Alzheimer's disease. He served as AACG president i read more

| Posted 19 Jul 01


Blown Away Premieres July 12

On July 12, Netflix will launch Blown Away, the first-ever competition show featuring glass in the starring role. The 10-episode series will bring the art of glassblowing read more

| Posted 19 Jul 01


Murano Glass Fashion Show on Video

Laura Donefer's most recent Glass Fashion Show, presented a year ago in Murano, Italy, as part of the Glass Art Society conference, can now be seen on video. Click here to read more

| Posted 19 May 15


In Memoriam - Oiva Toikka

Renowned Finnish artist and designer Oiva Toikka passed away on Easter Sunday at age 87. Born in Viipuri, in what is now part of Russia, Toikka studied at the School read more

| Posted 19 Apr 26


In Memoriam - Stephen Rolfe Powell

Stephen Rolfe Powell has passed away at age 67 on March 16, an incredibly sad shock to the entire glass community. His obituary can be found at Preston-Pruitt-Spurlin Fun read more

| Posted 19 Mar 17


In Memoriam - Mickey Mandel

It is with much sorrow that we announce the passing of our AACG past president, Mickey Mandel. Mickey passed away peacefully after a long illness on Monday, February 11, with read more

| Posted 19 Feb 13


In Memoriam-John Leighton

Artist John Leighton passed away on December 28, 2018.  John was a board member, vice president, and president of the Glass Art Sociaty, and received the GAS Lifetim read more

| Posted 19 Jan 28


UrbanGlass Names Executive Director

UrbanGlass has appointed Devin Mathis as its Executive Director, effective immediately. After a national search, the Board of Directors selected Mathis to lead the iconic orga read more

| Posted 19 Jan 21


In Memoriam: Alasdair Gordon

Australian glass artist and engraver Alasdair Gordon passed away on January 1, 2019. A celebration of his life was held on Tuesday, January 8 at Gordon Studios in Palmyra, Wes read more

| Posted 19 Jan 17


Paul Stankard Given Major Award

On Friday, Nov. 16, as part of the Vision 2028 Leadership Summit, the New Jersey Council of County Colleges presented the first statewide Community College Distinguished Alumn read more

| Posted 18 Nov 28


Christopher Scoates Appointed New MAD Director

The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) announced the appointment of Christopher Scoates as the next Nanette L. Laitman Director. Currently serving as the Maxine and Stuart F read more

| Posted 18 Mar 29


In Memoriam: Ulrica Hydman Vallien

Prominent Swedish artist and designer Ulrica Hydman Vallien, whose dramatic painted glass designs of intertwined snakes and floral imagery, as well as expressive animal a read more

| Posted 18 Mar 25


Steuben Back in Business

Many collectors mourned the demise of Steuben glass in 2011 when the company closed after 108 years of operation. The factory in Corning, NY, shut down and the New York City f read more

| Posted 17 Dec 05


Tom Patti Recalls Influence of Normal Rockwell

A recent article in the Berkshire Eagle tells the story of how glass sculptor Tom Patti's life and career were unequivocally changed by famous artist Norman Rockwell. Patt read more

| Posted 17 Nov 07


Richard Whiteley Challenges Roman Glass Theory

Contemporary glass sculptor, who is an associate professor at the Australian National University, is challenging the long-held theory that ancient Roman cameo glass was blown. read more

| Posted 17 Nov 07


Diane Wright Leaving Chrysler for Toledo

The Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) has appointed Diane C. Wright as curator of glass, effective November 13. Wright will oversee TMA’s world-renowned and growing glass and d read more

| Posted 17 Sep 25


James Baker to Retire

Pilchuck Glass School announced that its Executive Director, James Baker, will retire from his position in February 2018. He began working at Pilchuck in 2010 and has led the read more

| Posted 17 Aug 16


In Memoriam: David Denn

David Denn, past AACG board and advisory council member, and 2016 inductee into the AACG Fellows Circle, passed away on July 17. As chairman of the AACG 50th anniversary commi read more

| Posted 17 Jul 20


UrbanGlass Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Born 40 years ago in a basement in the NoHo neighborhood of Manhattan, UrbanGlass now operates from 647 Fulton Street, a 17,000-square-foot studio and the street-level Agnes V read more

| Posted 17 May 01


In Memoriam: Bruce Bachmann

AACG past president and Honors awardee Bruce Bachmann, a champion of contemporary glass, passed away on March 22 at his home in Highland Park, IL. Bruce gave so much read more

| Posted 17 Mar 24


Glass Magazine Rolls Out New Look

The Spring 2017 edition of GLASS: The UrbanGlass Art Quarterly (#146), has been redesigned in honor of the 40th anniversary of its parent, UrbanGlass. The new i read more

| Posted 17 Feb 22


Jutta-Annette Page Leaving Toledo Museum

Jutta-Annette Page, senior curator of glass and decorative arts, is leaving the Toledo Museum of Art to accept a new position starting March 1 at Old Dominion University, a ca read more

| Posted 17 Jan 20


GAS To Receive NEA Grant

The National Endowment for the Arts will award the Glass Art Society an Art Works grant of $20,000 for the public programs of the 2017 Glass Art Society Conference in Nor read more

| Posted 16 Dec 28


Glass Art Society Chooses Murano, Italy to Host 2018 Conference

The Glass Art Society (GAS) has selected Murano, Italy as the host city of the 47th annual conference. From May 16 – 20, 2018, attendees will partake in highly anti read more

| Posted 16 Nov 22


Klaus Moje Passes Away

Klaus Moje, who was considered a giant in the world glass art scene and the "grandfather" of Australian studio glass, has died at the age of 79 after a few months of ill healt read more

| Posted 16 Sep 24


Joyce Scott named as a 2016 MacArthur Fellow

Among the winners of the 2016 MacArthur Foundation "Genius Grants is Baltimore artist Joyce Scott. Scott is a jewelry maker and sculptor repositioning craft, and in particular read more

| Posted 16 Sep 23


Thaddeus Wolfe awarded 2016 Corning Rakow Commission

Brooklyn-based artist Thaddeus Wolf was named the recipient of The Corning Museum of Glass’ 2016 Rakow Commission. Awarded annually to an emerging ar read more

| Posted 16 Sep 23


UrbanGlass Featured in NY Times Article

UrbanGlass was featured in the New York Times on September 1, highlighting it as a place that "gives glass artists, and those who try to be, access to the expensive and enormo read more

| Posted 16 Sep 09


MAD Appoints New Director

After an extensive international search, the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) announced the appointment of Jorge Daniel Veneciano as its next Nanette L. Laitman Director. Venec read more

| Posted 16 Sep 06


Flint Institute of Arts to Add New Contemporary Craft Wing

The Flint Institute of Arts is building a new Contemporary Craft Wing that will add more than 8,000 square feet of space to the east side of the FIA’s collection ga read more

| Posted 16 Jul 05


Pilchuck Co-Founder Anne Gould Hauberg Dies at 98

Northwest arts patron Anne Gould Hauberg died Monday, April 11,  in Seattle at age 98. Hauberg was a longtime supporter of the Tacoma Art Museum (TAM). In 1971, along wit read more

| Posted 16 Apr 13


Glenn Adamson to Leave MAD

Glenn Adamson, the Nanette L. Laitman Director of the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) , stepped down from his position as of March 31, 2016. During his tenure, Dr. Adamso read more

| Posted 16 Jan 25


Passing of Studio Glass Pioneer Marvin Lipofsky

The world of contemporary glass art has lost another Studio Glass pioneer. Marvin Lipofsky passed way on January 15, 2016, at the age of 77. One of the first six students of H read more

| Posted 16 Jan 16


Kotler-Coville Glass Pavilion to break ground in April

This April The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art will break ground on the 5,500-square-foot Kotler-Coville Glass Pavilion, which will be sited at the main entrance, adjace read more

| Posted 16 Jan 12


Chihuly Garden and Glass and GAS Launch Study of Glass Art in America

Seattle-based Chihuly Garden and Glass and the Glass Art Society (GAS), in collaboration with GMA Research, have partnered to conduct an in-depth study of the State of Glass A read more

| Posted 16 Jan 12


CMOG Announces 2015 Rakow Commission

The Corning Museum of Glass has named Swiss studio jeweler Bernhard Schobinger as the recipient of the Rakow Commission in 2015. Recognized as a key figure in avant-gard read more

| Posted 15 Aug 18


Taos Glass Expo Opens August 14

The Taos Glass Expo will open August 14 and run through November. Originating from the successful Taos Art Glass Invitational whose fifth biennial was held in October, 20 read more

| Posted 15 Aug 12


Pilchuck Outstanding Service in Glass Awards

“Pilchuck Celebrates” continues the school’s long-standing tradition of recognizing extraordinary contributions to the field of contemporary glass with two s read more

| Posted 15 Jul 24


Tina Oldknow to Leave Corning Museum of Glass

Tina Oldknow, senior curator of modern and contemporary glass at the Corning Museum of Glass, will retire in September 2015 from the museum. Since 2000, Oldknow read more

| Posted 15 May 27


Contemporary Czech Glass Featured in Art & Antiques

Click here to read a recent article in Art & Antiques about the Czech contemporary glass movement. read more

| Posted 15 May 16


Paul Stankard Featured on CBS Sunday Morning

A segment about paperweights on the April 26 edition of CBS Sunday Morning prominently featured Paul Stankard. To view this segment, click here.  read more

| Posted 15 Apr 27


Wall Street Journal Article Lauds Glass as “World’s Buzziest Material”

An article in the online version of the Wall Street Journal on January 22 discusses how glass, "the once-maligned medium is now the material of choice among the art crowd read more

| Posted 15 Jan 23


Pismo Gallery Owner to Retire

The owner of the three PISMO Fine Art Glass galleries in Colorado - Denver, Aspen and Vail - has decided to follow the advice of the old adage, “Quit when you’re a read more

| Posted 15 Jan 23


Harlan Fischer Interviewed on Web TV Show

AACG President Harlan Fischer was interviewed on "The Daily Blu TV" web show, "Art & Fashion," on Tuesday, January 6, about the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass, and co read more

| Posted 15 Jan 06


Art Palm Beach Panel Discussion on Contemporary Glass

"The Future of Glass is Already Here" is a panel discussion that will be held on Friday, January 23, at 2 p.m. at Art Palm Beach. Moderated by Pilchuck Glass School Executive read more

| Posted 14 Dec 30


In Memoriam-Irving J. Borowsky

Irvin J. Borowsky, one of AACG's founding members, passed away on November 25 at the age of 90. Irv was the founder of the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, was a p read more

| Posted 14 Nov 30


Galerie Elena Lee to Close

Montreal's Galerie Elena Lee will close by the end of the year after 38 years in business. In a letter released 10-15-14, Elena and her staff announced that due to the hig read more

| Posted 14 Oct 15


2014 Ranamok Prize Awarded

Kathryn Wightman of New Zealand is the 2014 winner of the Ranamok Prize for Contemporary Glass. Kathryn won for “Carpet,” a sculpture made from sifted and screen-p read more

| Posted 14 Aug 25


Media Coverage for Richard Jolley “Cycle of Life”

The media coverage for Richard Jolley's recent installation at the Knoxville Museum of Art, "Cycle of Life," has been extensive and international. Please see below a list read more

| Posted 14 May 20


Art & Antiques Magazine Features Studio Glass

The April issue of Art & Antiques has an extensive feature article on studio glass. The cover portrays a cast glass sculpture by John Wood. Click here to read the article read more

| Posted 14 Apr 15


2015 Glass Art Society Conference Announced

The 44th Glass Art Society Conference will be held in San Jose, California, Friday June 5 - Sunday June 7. The conference theme is Interface: Glass, Art, and Technology.& read more

| Posted 14 Apr 15


Art+Design New York Postponed to 2015

Art+Design New York, the new art fair that was to premiere May 7 in Soho, has been postponed for a year. A letter to AACG stated: “The response to the fair has been read more

| Posted 14 Mar 26


SOFA Chicago 2014 Date Change

SOFA Chicago has changed its 2014 dates from Halloween weekend to November 6-9. Opening night will be Thursday, November 6. The show will still be held at Navy Pier. For infor read more

| Posted 14 Mar 26


Neues Glas Resurrected

Neues Glas, the German magazine devoted to contemporary studio glass that published its final issue last fall, has been resurrected by its Editor-in-Chief, Uta Klotz. Accordin read more

| Posted 14 Feb 21


Diary of a Glass Gumshoe by Kate Elliott

A condensed version of Kate Elliott's article Diary of a Glass Gumshoe appears in the January issue of the AACG newsletter. Click here to read the full article. (Note: Any read more

| Posted 14 Jan 08


GAS 2014 Emerging Artists Presented in Online Catalog

For the first time ever, the Glass Art Society has published an online catalog featuring the three artists chosen to present at the 2014 GAS Conference in Chicago: Steven read more

| Posted 14 Jan 06


Diane Wright named Chrysler Museum of Art Curator of Glass

The Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia, has named Diane Wright the Carolyn and Richard Barry Curator of Glass, a position that has been vacant since Kelly C read more

| Posted 14 Jan 06


In Memoriam: Harvey Littleton

Harvey Littleton, the glass and ceramic artist who is widely considered the founder of American Studio Glass, died on December 13, 2013, at his home in Spruce Pine, North Caro read more

| Posted 13 Dec 15


NY Times Review of Venetian Glass by Carlo Scarpa at Met

Read a New York Times review of the exhibition Venetian Glass by Carlo Scarpa: The Venini Company, 1932-1947, that recently opened at the Metropolitan Museum of Art read more

| Posted 13 Dec 09


Neues Glas Publishes Last Issue

Neues Glas, the German magazine devoted to contemporary studio glass, has published its final issue after 33 years. The magazine was published quarterly. read more

| Posted 13 Nov 30


Barry Friedman to Retire and Close Gallery

Barry Friedman, whose New York gallery has offered collectors contemporary glass works of art for many years, announced his retirement after 48 years as a dealer and the closi read more

| Posted 13 Nov 22


Art + Design New York Replaces SOFA NY

The inaugural Art + Design New York will showcase the best in three-dimensional art and design including ceramics, wood, textiles, glass, sculpture, as well as contempora read more

| Posted 13 Nov 14


Bergstrom-Mahler Museum Name Change

The Bergstrom-Mahler Museum in Neenah, Wisconsin, has changed its name to Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass to better reflect the continnum of glass visible through its collect read more

| Posted 13 Nov 06