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Glass Art Society's Conference Heats Up Seattle

  (from left to right) Glass Artist Cassandria Blackmore, GAS Executive Director Pamela Koss, Glass Art Guru Leigh Canlis, Co-Chair of the GAS Conference Joanna Sikes and Glass Artist J.P. Canlis

Photo by: Rozarii Lynch Photography




What a week! The Glass Art Society's 41st Annual Conference Creative Crossroads took over the city of Seattle from June 1st-5th. Starting with a kick off party at the famous Dale Chihuly (link: Boathouse, the conference set a tone of excellence from the beginning -- decadent crab legs, huge glass blown in the hot shop, artists, collectors and everything in between.

Executive Director of the Glass Art Society, Pamela Koss with Glass Artist J.P. Canlis and Private Chihuly Sales Rep Leigh Canlis. Photo by: Rozarii Lynch Photography

The days following involved lectures from artists spanning from Panama to Germany, demonstrations by glass masters, such as J.P. Canlis (link: and Dante Marioni (link:, and panel discussions by top collectors and gallery owners. Congratulations to the entire Glass Art Society (link: staff, especially Executive Director Pamela Koss, for their hard work in making this an event that inspired, introduced, engaged and downright rocked the glass art world.

J.P. and Leigh Canlis in front of the Chihuly hot shop, where they first met 14 years ago. J.P. blew glass for Chihuly, while Leigh handled tours and sales. Photo by: Rozarii Lynch Photography

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