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2023 SGAA + SAMA Conference

It's a glass takeover in Buffalo, NY!

When our community comes together, it's truly a confluence of energy, inspiration, education and excitement. There are 25 workshops, 5 tours, auctions and art salons to support our scholarships, exhibitions and art openings that support our mission, all happening in conjunction with the General Session, our Vendor Showcase, the Mosaic Marathon, and major networking events.

The core of the conference begins on Thursday, September 28, 2023 and culminates Sunday, October 1st with our 120th anniversary celebration at The Buffalo History Museum.

Join us from September 27 – October 1, 2023 in Buffalo!

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Stained Glass Quarterly

For over 100 years, this award-winning magazine has documented the history of architectural glass providing a voice to the stained glass industry, publishing both member and non-member projects of merit.

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Our Mission

Preserving and Innovating the Practices of the Profession. The Stained Glass Association of America is a 120-year-old professional organization whose primary mission is to protect and preserve the integrity of the stained glass industry.

We are the hub that connects the architectural art glass community: we serve over 1500 professionals across the United States, including manufacturers, suppliers, studios, and, educators. We provide scholarships, accreditation, public education, public resources, presentations, and services for stewards. 

As we celebrate 120 years of service, we are looking ahead to proactively bring new voices into our field, support the work of emerging artists, and increase the opportunities to collect and support this unique art form.

We are the advocates and ambassadors for monumental stained glass art across North America.

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