American Glass Now: 2017

A juried exhibition of Contemporary Stained Glass Sponsored by the American Glass Guild

Washington National Cathedral, Washington, DC. June 4 – September 8, 2017

Pilgrim Observation Gallery, 7th Floor

Cathedral admission $8-12/person, free on Sundays.  See Visiting hours and touring interruptions for The Cathedral.

Artist Reception: June 17, 2017 1pm – 3pm

Entrance to the Cathedral on the day of the Reception will be free.  Download and Print this voucher for access to the Pilgrim Observation Gallery, 7th Floor on Saturday, June 17th.

A special thank you to The Cathedral for hosting this exhibition for three consecutive years!

2017 Jurors:
Lindsy Parrott, Curator of the Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass, Long Island City, NY
Susie Silbert, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Glass at Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY.
Diane Wright, The Carolyn and Richard Barry Curator of Glass, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA

Selected Artists:
Kathy Barnard, Tim Carey, Marie-Pascale Foucault-Phipps, Mary Clerkin Higgins, Alice Johnson, Linda Lichtman, Ellen Mandelbaum, Indre McCraw, Sean Merchant, Troy Moody, Nancy Nicholson, Richard Prigg, Stephane Ruault, and Amy Valuck.


Nancy Nicholson, Exhibition Chair, Exhibition Design and Installation
Rick Prigg, Exhibition Transportation and Installation
Tony Glander, Exhibition Installation

A heart felt THANK YOU to Mary Clerkin Higgins for spearheading this event, Chairing the Exhibit for 5 years and for her continued support.


American Glass Now  is designed to encourage artists to bring a fresh and versatile look to a treasured medium by exploring what they find fascinating and evocative about it, and sharing their vision with an expanded public.

Previous shows have been at the William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh, The Saint Augustine Art Association in Florida, The Glencairn Museum in Bryn Athyn, PA, and The Washington National Cathedral in Washington, DC.  The Cathedral was so pleased with our four-month exhibit in 2015 that they invited us to come back every year, in addition to having a show at our conference venue.

Past jurors:

Rolf Achilles  – An independent Art Historian and former curator of the Smith Museum in Chicago, IL.

Dr. Virginia Raguin – Professor, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA.

Judith Schaechter – Renowned Glass Artist and Teacher, Philadelphia, PA.

Cynthia Williams – Director, Master’s Program in Decorative Arts at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.

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Past Exhibits

American Glass Now 2016
American Glass Now 2015
American Glass Now 2014
American Glass Now 2013
American Glass Now 2012