Rediscovered Stained Glass Panels to be Unveiled at the Reading Public Museum

Posted August 10, 2022

After discovering new information, the Public Reading Museum is reintroducing two of its stained glass window panels : the Crucifixion and the Virgin and Child, from  Barivian court painter Hans Wertinger in 1524. 

Last Chance to Renew Before September 1st, 2022!

Posted August 4, 2022

Stay immersed in stained glass - renew or join now before rates increase on September 1st, 2022. 

SGAA & SAMA Partnership & Merger Information Meeting

Posted August 4, 2022

Watch the virtual presentation and conversation between the Stained Glass Association of America and Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA) as we continue to grow our partnership. 

In Memory of Kenneth Smith

Posted August 2, 2022

In memory of Kenneth Smith, our long time and devoted affiliate member whose passion for stained glass is reflected in both the craft itself and the joy that it continues to bring to others. 

A Letter from SAMA President Libby Hintz

Posted July 18, 2022

A message from Libby Hintz, President of the Society for American Mosaic Artists, with a recap of Confluence 2022, and moving towards the future together with the Stained Glass Association of America.

Executive Director Megan McElfresh's letter to David Judson

Posted July 18, 2022

Read Executive Director Megan McElfresh's letter to President David Judson on his final day of service at the 2022 Conference in Toledo. 

The State of the Association - a Message from David Judson

Posted July 18, 2022

Read David Judson's final State of the Association as his last time as President of the Stained Glass Association of America. David Judson served as President of the Association from 2017 - 2022. 

Take a Look Inside Stained Glass Quarterly Spring 2022

Posted July 14, 2022

Take a look at what you may have missed in our most recent issue of Stained Glass Quarterly! 

GAS call for proposals: diverse and engaging presentations from YOU!

Posted July 11, 2022

The Glass Art Society is looking for individuals and organizations to share their experiences and expertise with the global glass community through demonstrations, lectures, demos, panels, performances, and more.

Protective Glazing for Stewards and Caretakers of Leaded and Stained Glass Windows

Posted June 15, 2022

As part of our industry’s Reference and Technical Manual, first published by the Stained Glass Association of America (SGAA) in 1988 and updated in 1992, the issue of Protective Glazing was tackled according to the leaving research and practices of the day. The same philosophies, materials, and information are still valid today (2020). In the 30 years since publication, however, misinformation and confusion has continued to dominate the conversation in regards to protective glazing solutions. This might be the result of the fact that there is no “one-size-fits-all” solution. There is no magic solution for increased efficiency, and protective glazing is not a replacement for actual restoration. To try to provide some relief from the misinformation that abounds for stewards and caretakers trying to make a decision, we have put together a brief guide based on the continuing, valid information presented in Chapter 20, Section A, Number 4 “Protective Glazing” Chapter in our 1992 “SGAA Reference & Technical Manual” in combination with today’s best practices and material information about the most commonly available options utilized across the country. This guide is not intended to be exhaustive but should be an adequate reference when used in conjunction with trusted advice from an industry expert, such as an Accredited Professional Studio.  In this guide, you find information on the basic philosophy of Environmental Protective Glazing, sometimes referred to interchangeably as ‘Secondary Glazing’ or simply ‘Protective Glazing.’ You will also see information on an overview of information in regards to ventilation, condensation, materials commonly used, their pros and cons and the lifespan of those materials, and a note on energy efficiency.  

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