Join SGAA as a Professional Member
Professional Membership is open to individuals and companies that fabricate, repair, restore, retail, manufacture, and/or distribute products/supplies for the leaded, stained, and/or decorative art glass craft.
Access to the SGAA Community Facebook Page
Access to SGAA office services
Annual Subscription to Stained Glass Quarterly
A membership certificate
First access and discounts on annual SGAA Conferences
An invitation to attend, and receive a written report of, General Membership Meetings and Conferences
A full company listing in the Alphabetical Directory of the Sourcebook (now fully online: the Find a Studio section of our website).
The opportunity to have an unique studio profile page with highlighted projects and a portfolio in The Sourcebook (now fully online: the Find a Studio section of our website).
The right to display the Professional Member Logo
The opportunity to serve in volunteer leadership positions, like committees and elected offices
The right to vote on all elections and business matters brought before the membership
Access to relevant trade information
To be eligible for membership at this level:
- Have been in business for a minimum of four (4) years.
- Meet the IRS definition of professional: 70% of income must be derived from work in leaded, stained, and/or decorative art glass.
- Meet specific criteria established by the Membership Committee and provide supportive documentation of compliance.
- Have a reputation for integrity, financial responsibility, sound business practices, and quality of craftsmanship that reflects positively on the Association.
- $225 annually upon acceptance
"If I had not found the SGAA, I would never be where I am today—I would never have met the people I work with and partner with now, and my studio would not have achieved the growth that it has in the last several years. And it has been especially meaningful now, in this pandemic, to have this community for support."
"After being an affiliate member for years, I finally attended my first conference—and was immediately enfolded within the SGAA with the comradery and knowledge freely shared. The members that I met at that conference (and many of the subsequent ones) became my friends and more importantly, mentors. With their encouragement, I applied for the professional membership. The vetting and formality of the application really makes gaining the approval and verification so much more meaningful because it is not just about paying more—it is about a professional recognition."
The membership term is June 1 through May 31 of each calendar year.
Access the full application, including benefits and maintenance requirements here: