2015 International Student Online Exhibition and Juried Selection Catalogue


The Glass Art Society

December 31, 2015 - The Glass Art Society is pleased to present the 2015 International Student Online Exhibition and Juried Selection Catalogue, now available on the GAS website. This annual online exhibition provides students an opportunity to showcase their work to glass professionals, enthusiasts, and fellow students from across the globe.

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In fall 2015, the Glass Art Society invited current student members enrolled full-time in a degree-granting program to submit images of their recent work for inclusion in the online exhibition. All submissions are original, professionally crafted, contain glass as a main element, and were designed or created between 2014-2015. Seventy-six students from 36 schools in 12 countries participated in the 2015 exhibition.
A number of student pieces were selected for inclusion in the digital Juried Selection Catalogue, which features 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners, honorable mentions, and additional selected works. The jurors included Jay Macdonell, artist and Visitor Services and Volunteer Coordinator at Art Gallery of Greater Victoria; Ben Wright, artist and Director of Education at UrbanGlass; and Emily Zilber, the Ronald L. and Anita C. Wornick Curator of Contemporary Decorative Arts at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
“The primary commonality amongst the submissions for the GAS International Student Online Exhibition is their sheer diversity,” explains Zilber in her juror comments. “Even in this interdisciplinary pool, the strongest works remain those which demonstrate a strong and skillful handling of glass, and which demonstrate a clear understanding of how its inherent properties, no matter how they are employed, help an artist to say something distinct from what he or she can express in any other medium.”
First place went to Rochester Institute of Technology student Jamie Katz for his piece, Perceiver of Perception, which employs flameworked glass, a projector, laptop, and smartphone to encourage viewers to evaluate the significance of the space that surrounds them. Jared Last from Alberta College of Art + Design was awarded second place for Moire, a work he created using a powder printing technique. Last explains that his work “explores architectural form, optical art, and color theory, utilizing the material properties of glass as a means to create interactive objects and installation.” Australian National University student Hannah Gason received third place for her kiln-formed glass piece, Folded 1. Gason is interested in ideas of mapping space, and often draws inspiration from her local Australian landscape.
The digital Juried Selection Catalogue can be accessed through
The complete 2015 International Student Online Exhibition, featuring the work of 76 students, is displayed on the Glass Art Society website.

About the Glass Art Society
The Glass Art Society is an international non-profit organization founded in 1971 whose purpose is to encourage excellence, to advance education, to promote the appreciation and development of the glass arts, and to support the worldwide community of artists who work with glass. We hold an annual conference, publish the Glass Art Society Journal and provide online versions of GASnews and the Glass Art Society Online Member Directory featuring member profiles with image gallery, bio and more.
GAS strives to stimulate communication among artists, educators, students, collectors, gallery and museum personnel, art critics, manufacturers, and all others interested in and involved with the production, technology and aesthetics of glass. We are dedicated to creating greater public awareness and appreciation of the glass arts.

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