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.  

The Seven Pillars of Humanity Coming to Toledo

Posted June 13, 2022

The Seven Pillars of Humanity—an intricate and detailed work of stained glass art—will be on display during the Confluence Conference from June 27th - July 1st, 2022 at the One SeaGate Building in Toledo, Ohio. This is a unique opportunity to view this unprecedented work of spectacular, touring stained glass art - on display for just a few days before it travels to its next location. THE SEVEN PILLARS OF HUMANITYOn display at:  Fifth Third Center at One SeaGateOne SeaGate, Toledo, OH 43604 Tuesday, June 28, 2022, 9 am - 7 pmWednesday, June 29, 2022, 9 am - 7 pmThursday, June 30, 2022, 9 am - 7 pm

Top Stained Glass in Buffalo, NY!

Posted June 13, 2022

We've complied a list of the top must-see stained glass in Buffalo, NY! Whether you're a local who wants to find some hidden gems around the city, or you plan on visiting for the first time, we have a list of glass that can't be missed. 

Membership Message to SAMA

Posted June 9, 2022

In the coming weeks, I want to share a few brief messages with our SGAA members and our friends and creative colleagues in the SAMA community.

Determining the Value of Your Stained Glass Windows

Posted June 9, 2022

How do you put a value on your stained glass windows, and in turn, how do you maintain, repair, and store them based on that perceived value? There are several aspects to consider.

The Return of Eggbeater Jesus

Posted May 26, 2022

After several years in the making, the renovation of the glass mosaic affectionately known as Cosmic Jesus or Eggbeater Jesus is finally complete. 

Things to Do in Toledo

Posted May 20, 2022

Looking for a little extra something to do during your stay in Toledo? We’ve got you covered. 

2022 CONFLUENCE Scholarships for Conference Workshops

Posted May 10, 2022

Scholarships for the Conference Workshops are now available!

Watch Now: Art and Glass in Society at the National Day of Glass

Posted May 5, 2022

The Art and Glass in Society Panel at the National Day of Glass discuss the relationship between nature and glass, health and science, and technical advancements. 

Many Hands Make Light Work - Announcing a New Partnership and Major News for 2022 SGAA Conference

Posted February 8, 2022

"When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it." ~ Paulo Coelho

Jacoby Studio Video Clips from the Archive going live on YouTube

Posted November 8, 2021

The SGAA Offices received this incredible video courtesy of member Daniel Oppliger to share with our community. The approximately 15 minute video shows the entire process of creating a window from concept to construction and packing for transport at Jacoby Art Glass based in St Louis. We will premiere the video LIVE on YouTube on November 17, 2021 at 4pm Eastern Standard Time. Join us to watch and we can comment and chat about what we're seeing in the comment section. "See" you at the Movies! LINK FOR THE YOUTUBE VIDEO PREMIERE  

SGQ Summer 2008 - Peru State College by Kessler Studios

Posted October 31, 2021

We recently saw a post highlighting the work of Kessler Studios for the Peri State College Library in Peru, Nebraska and the images seemed so familiar... and that's because they were! We featured that commission as the cover art on the Summer 2008 SGQ. Here follows an excerpt from the article and a few images from the article. For more SGQ stories and back issues, check out our store here.

Orchestrations of Colour: The Stained Glass of Douglas Hamilton

Posted September 17, 2021

“Orchestrations of Colour” is devoted to the life and work of the Glaswegian stained glass artist-craftsman, Douglas Hamilton (1895-1959), who trained with the Stephen Adam Studio, studied at the Glasgow School of Art and served in the Great War. He later moved on to Guthrie & Wells until setting up his own studio in 1938. From then until his death in 1959 he produced stained glass for the 90 or more churches listed in the gazetteer. He rarely signed his windows so there are undoubtedly others, yet to be identified.

Gelman Stained Glass Museum Inaugural Organ Concert: Sunday, November 28th, 2021.

Posted September 15, 2021

A little over 30 years ago, a collection of stained glass windows pulled from churches in disrepair marked for demolition started in a Texas garage. Now that collection has grown into a museum.

International Survey of Jewish Monuments Synagogue Invitation to Include Stained Glass

Posted August 5, 2021

A group of historians who are scholars in Jewish Art have come together to gather information. They have a stained glass sub-group through the International Survey of Jewish Monuments. They are asking for help to put together a list of stained glass windows existing in Synagogues. It is data collection at this point - trying to figure out where windows exist in Jewish buildings and some basic information about them. It turns out American synagogues are under-represented in stained glass art history.

2020 Annual Membership Report

Posted March 31, 2021

2020 IN REVIEW & LOOKING AHEAD The work of the SGAA in 2020 was a vastly different kind of creative than what we had planned. Still, in many ways, we are fortunate that we were already in a sort of “challenge and rebuild” mode here at the office and with our dedicated, long-time Board and Committee members. Digging into the organization’s foundation and embracing change has been the routine here since January 2018. So while we certainly have felt disappointed at times not to be on the path we envisioned, we’re still proud of all we accomplished. Download our entire membership report read about both the highlights of 2020 as well as what we're looking forward to in 2021.

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