The American Glass Guild is holding it’s 10th anniversary conference in Washington DC June 18-21, 2015. Special events will be taking place at the National Cathedral, a stained glass lover’s paradise. The AGG’s exhibition Glass Art Now will also be on display in the front tower of the Cathedral. Lectures from both national and international artist will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Workshops featuring some of today’s best artists will take place Thursday, June 18. Don’t miss this historic conference.

Contact Tony Glander, Conference Chair

for the latest info, check out the 2015 Conference Blog -


The American Glass Guild's Annual Juried Show
April 26 to June 30th, 2014  

Participating Artists: Don Burt, Joseph Cavalieri, Marie Foucault-Phipps, Saara Gallin, Nancy Gong, Mary Clerkin Higgins, Sr. Ann Therese Kelly, Barbara Krueger, J. Kenneth Leap, Linda Lichtman, Ellen Mandelbaum, Sean Merchant, Hallie Richards Monroe, Nancy Nicholson, Rick Prigg, Patrice Schelkun, Amy Valuk, and Sasha Zhitneva.

Our thanks go to the jury - Virginia Raguin (Professor of Art History at College of the Holy Cross) and Judith Schaechter (Artist and Educator at University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA Academy of the Arts, and the NY Academy of the Arts) who presented a very insightful critique of the entire exhibition during the conference. 

The Jury presented two American Glass Guild AGNX Awards for Excellence in the Art of Stained Glass, considering creative use of materials, original expression, aesthetic impact, clarity of narrative, and complexity of execution to Mary Clerkin Higgins and Richard Prigg. Congratulations to both of them!

An Exhibition Catalog is available for purchase below or by visitng (Starting at $24.99 for Soft cover version plus shipping for orders under 20)

Peter McGrain awarded 2014 Joseph Barnes Lifetime Achievemanet Award

Peter McGrain was awarded the 2014 Jospeh Barnes Lifetime Achievement Award during the 2014 AGG Conference in Bryn Athyn PA. He addressed the audience in a pre-recorded video on Saturday, June 28, 2014.  That video is available to watch at AGG's new YouTube channel. 

Peter McGrain is an internationally acclaimed artist and educator who has been working with glass for 30 years. As a popular workshop leader he has generously shared his knowledge of glassworking and design techniques with countless students. His award winning work, which ranges in scale from massive architectural installations to intimate art pieces, can be found in public spaces, private collections, and art galleries the world over. He currently resides in the Columbia River National Scenic Area where he operates his own private teaching studio.

Peter's acceptance video can be seen the American Glass Guild's new

Peter McGrain Accepts 2014 Barnes award on NEW AGG YouTube Channel