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2023 AGG Conference - Schedule Online now!

AGG 2024 Conference - Grand Rapids, MI
AGG 2024 Conference - Grand Rapids, MI
Jul 11, 2024, 8:00 AM EDT
Amway Grand Plaza Hotel - Grand Rapids

For 2023, the AGG has partnered with the Visual Arts Center of Richmond to host our  biggest selection of pre-conference workshops to date. Check out our workshops page for a list of classes. These filled up fast, so check out what you missed!

We have two dynamic Keynote speakers this year:

Cappy Thompson & Sarah Brown!

Cappy Thompson is an internationally recognized Seattle artist known for her mytho-poetic narratives on glass using the grisaille (or gray-tonal) painting technique. She has been an artist in residence at Pilchuck Glass School and is a recipient of the school's Libensky award. Her best-known public works are Dreaming of Spirit Animals at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Gathering the Light in the lobby of the Museum of Glass in Tacoma.

Professor Sarah Brown is the Director of the York Glaziers Trust, a conservation charity and Britain’s oldest specialist stained-glass conservation studio. She led the team that conserved York Minster’s Great East Window and now directs the Minster’s Twenty-Year Plan for Stained Glass Conservation.  Sarah combines this with her role as the course director of the University of York’s MA in Stained Glass Conservation and Heritage Management, the only graduate course of its kind in the English-speaking world. She is general secretary of the Corpus Vitrearum/ICOMOS International Scientific Committee for the Conservation of Stained Glass, and president of the Corpus Vitrearum (Great Britain).

Rounding out the schedule of lectures, included will be artist talks from Nancy Gong, Rob Cooper, Ellen VanDijk, and Wayne Cain, who will speak about their inspiration and techniques.  Conservation, research and history topics  will be presented by Drew Anderson, Lindsy Parrott, Brianne VanVorst, and Jennifer Booher.  AGG treasurer Tony Serviente will provide a thorough guideline to lead safety in the stained glass studio. We are also pleased to welcome Tamah Graber, president of the National Capital Art Glass Guild, to speak on behalf of her guild.  

We look forward to seeing everyone for an exciting event of workshops, demonstrations , lectures, and great opportunities to socialize with fellow glass enthusiasts.

The conference this year is being held at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel near Richmond's International Airport. Free shuttles run every 20 minutes to RIC from the hotel, which is located just minutes outside of Downtown Richmond. Special discounted room rate of only $105!

Pre-Conference Workshops: Located at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, Monday - Thursday, June 5th-8th from 9:00am - 4:30pm

Bus Tour: Friday Morning (included with registration, sign up by 5/12 to reserve a spot)

Lectures & Presentations: Friday and Saturday, June 9th - 10th

Conference hotel: Four Points by Sheraton Richmond Airport, 4700 S Laburnum Ave, Richmond, VA 23231

Book your room at our spcial rate of $105 a night! Last day to book this rate is June 1st.

Food and Beverage:  Friday & Saturday lunches, Saturday Banquet and Auction, Sunday breakfast buffet, as well as Hors D'Oeuvres during various receptions or events. 

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts: Admission to VMFA permanent collection galleries is always free, while the cost for special exhibitions and programs varies.

Member Slide Show

If you would like to submit images of your work for the Member Slide Show: If you have any questions please email Don Burt:

  •   Send one to three images to in jpg format

  •   Identify the artist or studio name, your city and state, and country in the text of the email.

  •   We will not be including installation sites or titles in the slides unless the information text is already visible in the image.

  •   The image size should be less than 3000 x 3000.

  •   The filename of the image should be in the format yourlastname_firstname_1 (or 2 or 3).jpg. The studio name may be substituted for your name.

  •   The images must be received by May 12th, 2023 to be included in the slideshow.

AGG Live & Silent Auctions: 

During the conference, we will be hosting our live and silent auctions to raise funds for the James Whitney Scholarship Fund and future AGG educational events. Your generosity will help to further the goals of the AGG. Donate online now!
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