Letter from the Editor

Make 2017 Your Year to Flourish

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   Springtime inspires growth and rebirth in all walks of life, and with its arrival Glass Art welcomes you to its 2017 schedule of comprehensive Glass Expert Webinars™ to fulfill your personal goal to learn something new this year. You’ll find the complete list of exciting online workshops for growing your glass skills without ever leaving home at www.glassartmagazine.com.

   Glass Art also continues to celebrate hot, warm, and cold glass through its popular podcast Talking Out Your Glass. These interviews with renowned artists have garnered more than 10,000 downloads via iTunes and Stitcher. Listen while you work and share episodes with friends and colleagues to inspire and inform.

   Blossoming knowledge can also be yours at myriad industry trade shows. For the first time the International Society of Glass Beadmakers (ISGB) and Glass Craft & Bead Expo are coming together in Las Vegas, Nevada. Although still independent, the partnership will offer a unique experience for glass artists. ISGB will hold The Gathering March 29–April 2, with preconference workshops beginning on Tuesday, March 28. The Glass Craft & Bead Expo workshops begin March 29–April 2 with the annual trade show running March 31–April 2. ISGB will add its one-day Glass, Beads & Jewelry Bazaar to the show floor on April 1, and Glass Art and its sister publications, Glass Patterns Quarterly and The Flow, will once again sponsor the Gallery of Excellence and live demonstrations. All events will take place at the South Point Hotel & Casino.

   The Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA) will host its American Mosaic summit in Detroit, Michigan, May 2–6, followed by the American Glass Guild’s (AGG) Harmony: Old and New, On Light and the Gift, held in Rochester, New York, May 19–21. Conference Chair Nancy Gong has pulled together an extensive, world-class slate of presenters, panelists, demonstrators, and workshop instructors on architectural and stained glass.

   The Glass Art Society (GAS) selected the Chrysler Museum of Art and its Perry Glass Studio as host for the 46th annual conference, Reflections from the Edge: Glass, Art, and Performance. From June 1–3, 2017, attendees will experience technical glass demonstrations on various glass processes and topics plus lectures on science and art, as well as a local Gallery Hop, Goblet Grab, International Student Exhibition, and Live and Silent Auction.

   The summer shows end with the Stained Glass Association of America (SGAA) holding its 108th Annual Summer Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina. Preconference classes run July 29–30, followed by the conference July 31–August 2.


Helping you cultivate your art in print and online, 

Shawn Waggoner



Purple Heart by Jeffrey Stenbom. Photo by Casey Rose. 

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