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The international Glass Art Society has scheduled a conference in St. Petersburg for artists to explore the future of glass art as a business.

ST. PETERSBURG – Glass artists from around the world will converge on St. Pete this week as part of an international conference to discuss glass art and its future.

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 conference, based at the St. Petersburg Hilton, will run from Thursday (March 28) through Saturday (March 30).

The theme of Charting a Course: Visions of Glass includes

  • Charting career skills and new routes of success
  • 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
  • Exploring new directions in collecting

The event is sponsored by the Glass Art Society, 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 is more than 2,200 artists from 47 countries around the world. The organization holds an annual conference, publishes the Glass Art Society Journal and provides 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.

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