2024 Conference Hosts

Monarch Studio

Tyler Kimball, Monarch Studio

1919 E Truman Rd, Kansas City, MO 64127

Established in 2015, Monarch Glass Studio was formed by Tyler Kimball in the historic 18th and Vine district of Kansas City, Missouri. The studio is multi-faceted and operates off of the regions most abundant glassblowing studio, with four work stations and a furnace that holds 300 pounds of glass and creates thousands of pounds of work each month. The glassblowing sector lends itself to creating architectural glass for stained glass studios, components for installations and lighting, as well as awards and corporate gift glass. The stained glass area often utilizes the glass made in the hot glass studio, to create unique and standout contemporary stained glass, ranging from residential windows, commercial storefronts, and architectural installations for public spaces. The coldshop and cold-assembly studio often finishes the hot glass work before sending off via the post or freight, or getting installed into its environment.

Tyler and the Monarch Studio are thrilled to host the SGAA Community in 2024 for workshops, demonstrations, and possible evening events. "LET'S GO GLASS!"


Denning Stained Glass

Andrea Denning, Denning Stained Glass

200 Branch St, Platte City, MO 64079

Denning Stained Glass offers services for liturgical stained glass to repair and restore and to create new works of art, working hand-in-hand with church leaders to craft windows that reflect their denomination’s core values and teachings.These glass studio experts are skilled in all forms of stained glasswork, including traditional glass painting and Dalle de Verre.  

Denning Stained glass offers open studio time, and the retail space also features a large in-stock inventory of stained glass, tools and supplies. 


We're always excited to work with our retailers on conference committee because they bring such a unique perspective to our communities needs. Andrea also brings a wealth of knowledge about local travel and is an integral part of our logistics planning and tours!


Barnard Studio

Kathy Barnard, Barnard Studio

1605 Locust St, Kansas City, MO 64108

Raised in Kansas City, Kathy Barnard creates custom designed art glass for both residential and commercial installations. Her work is seen around the world and she has had internships at Derix Studio in Germany and the Corning Museum of Glass in New York.  Her architectural art glass has won numerous awards from the American Institute of Architects.  She was inducted into the University of Kansas Women’s Hall of Fame in 1991.  She maintains her art glass studio and gallery in the Crossroads East District where she displays her carved glass and stained-glass pieces. Her careful attention to the physical details of design and construction ensures beautiful creations that will be admired for generations.


Kathy's studio and gallery in Kansas City is the perfect place for education and inspiration. We look forward to both workshops and possible evening events in this beautiful space.

Additional 2024 Off-Site Locations

Belger Arts Center | Glass Annex
1219 East 19th Street, Kansas City, MO 64108

The Belger Glass Annex is the first public glass blowing studio in Kansas City of its scale and scope.  The new facility boasts state of the art glass blowing equipment and tools, a furnace that holds 300 pounds of molten glass, and three work stations, making it an ideal location for teaching classes and hosting visiting artists.  

Belger Arts is known for its contemporary art exhibitions, ceramics studios and related educational programming.  The addition of the Glass Annex creates a unique opportunity for the cross pollination of ideas and materials across multiple art mediums.  The Belger Glass Annex is primed to be a Midwest hub for glass art, education and appreciation, strengthening Kansas City’s reputation as an arts destination. 

Local Information Guide

As the final schedule for the 2024 conference is announced, we will continue to update this page. Until then, here's a snapshot of things to do and visit and see in the Kansas City area!

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