SGAA marks 120 years with 2023 conference
The Stained Glass Association of America (SGAA) is celebrating its 120th anniversary in 2023. Its annual conference this year is entitled ‘Forging New Paths’ and takes place from 27 September to 1 October in Buffalo, New York.
The SGAA will be joining forces with the Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA) for the second time, bringing together artists and studios to exchange ideas and take part in educational and creative sessions. Alongside the conference there will be an exhibition, trade stalls, plus opportunities to take part in workshops and tours.
In addition, throughout the meeting, a collaborative mosaic artwork will be created around the clock in a Mosaic Marathon. This will be led by an artist and a local non-profit organisation, The Care Management Coalition, which will have the mosaic permanently installed at its premises in Buffalo.
SGAA executive director MeganMcElfresh commented, “We are thrilled to be celebrating our trade organisation’s 120th anniversary this year! After five years of transformation and fresh challenges, this anniversary provides us with an excellent opportunity to reflect on the accomplishments we have achieved since architectural art glass studios first incorporated the Association in the Summer of 1903. However, it is also a reminder that we cannot rest on our laurels, and we must continue to Forge New Paths to serve the next generation.”
‘Forging New Paths’ takes place at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo Hotel and Conference Center,
Two Foundation Plaza, Buffalo, New York, US, 14202.
Find out more and register via this link.