NZSAG thanks you for your consideration in joining the Society and welcomes your involvement in the greater New Zealand glass community.
The Society has some 200 artist members who celebrate the diversity of glass art techniques from blowing, casting, slumping, fusing, flame working, Pate de Verre; through to teaching institutions, suppliers, galleries, and an executive membership including several other glass societies worldwide, as well as affiliateship with GAS (Glass Art Society of America), and AUSGLASS (the Australian Glass Society).
The Society publishes Glass Newsletter monthly via email to all members, which is the lifeline to the glass community and network for you as a member. Apart from the interesting articles about goings-on within the Society, there is information about upcoming events, such as the Members Exhibition, the biennial conference, lectures, workshops, other member’s exhibitions, tips and techniques, and stories about you and what you are creating with glass – anyone can contribute by writing an article about yourself and your glass practice and include a few photos, or by placing short (no more than 80 word) advertisements in Glass Newsletter.
As a member you have the opportunity to have your glass artwork included on the NZSAG website gallery including individual images of works and your artist statement and biography. There is a one-time upload fee of $20.00 and from there changes can be made as often as required at no further cost. The Society also keeps in touch between newsletters via email and Facebook – there are often important updates, which the NZSAG Committee disseminates with discretion.
One of the biggest events for all Society members is the biennial conference – a two to three day experience of international guest speakers, lectures, workshops and fun events with fellow glassies from around the country. The Members Exhibition is now an annual event normally held at the prestigious Wallace Arts Centre Pah Homestead where you get to showcase and sell your glass work with other members from around the country – last year the exhibition was held at New Zealand Glassworks in Whanganui.
Information on all the events and activities listed above comes to you via Glass Newsletter, email, Facebook or post (or a combination), so you will be well informed in advance.
You will receive a notification once you have completed this form and payment has been approved (1-3 working days)