Join us for the Art Salon and Fundraising Auction!


Saturday, September 30th, 2023



Art Salon

For 2023, SGAA and SAMA will combine their traditional auction events into one extraordinary experience!


SAMA’s Mosaic Art Salon will become The Art Salon, an opportunity for conference attendees to display and sell smaller scale works in an auction setting to fellow conference attendees and guests.


SGAA’s Fundraising Auction will be an added element to the evening with a portion of the Auction Room devoted to coveted auction items that will raise funds for SGAA & SAMA!


How it Works…

Any conference attendee can display their work for everyone to enjoy and even purchase. Tables will be set up in the Salon area to display the art all day on Saturday. Later in the evening, during the Auction, all attendees and guests may browse the salon and register a written bid on any piece they wish to purchase. The auction room will be divided into sections, each section with a different ending bid time. As bidding closes, each work for sale will go to the highest bidder. The payment transaction is then handled on the spot between the artist and the buyer, and the buyer takes the work home.

How to Participate

  • You must ADD the Salon Artist Fee onto your conference registration to participate as an exhibiting Art Salon Artist.
  • Size guidelines: Maximum size (INCLUDING FRAME) for your work is 20”h x 15”w (x 15”d for 3D works). Works larger than this will NOT be allowed or exhibited.
  • All Artists are to supply their own easels or display stands for presentation on an auction table.
  • This is a non-juried event and any attendee can exhibit.
  • Artists may purchase more than one space for additional works.  
  • Artists are to be prepared to accept payment from buyers immediately upon close of auction. SGAA and SAMA will not facilitate payments for sellers and buyers.

If you want to exhibit, you must purchase an exhibiting space for the salon on Eventbrite in addition to your Conference Registration. Participants will be emailed in August for their artwork information. Artwork must follow the artwork size rules above to meet the entry deadline.

Your piece does not have to be for sale to be shown in the Salon. Conference attendees do not need to purchase an additional ticket to attend this exciting and highly-anticipated event. This event is open to the public!

You will have the opportunity to donate the proceeds for a SOLD artwork in the Salon to SAMA, SGAA or split to both. Special tent cards will designate which pieces’ proceeds are being donated. This is a great way to help support our organizations while getting a chance to exhibit your work.


Please complete the form here: Salon Art Label Details form, with the details about you and your work by Monday, September 25, 2023:


Event Schedule:

Art Drop Off:  Friday, September 29 between 9am - 5pm, Hyatt Buffalo Grand Ballroom DEFG (next to Vendor Marketplace).  SAMA and SGAA staff and volunteers cannot receive your work prior to this timeframe and guarantee the work’s safety.

Saturday, September 30, Hyatt Buffalo Grand Ballroom DEFG

Salon Preview: 9am - 5pm

Auction Event: 6pm - 9pm


All Artists are expected to stand near their work during the ending of the auction for each table.  Collect payment from your buyer and remove any packing or easel that the buyer does not want to take with them.

If your work is not for sale or if the work does not draw a bid above your reserve price, you must remove your work from the ballroom by 9:00pm.  Work left after the event will not be monitored or secured.


2023 Fundraising Auction

SGAA’s annual silent and live auction at the summer conference is a major source of funding for scholarship assistance. Donations directly fund scholarships for professional stained glass instruction all over the country and beyond. This year, all Auction proceeds will be split equally between SGAA and SAMA Scholarship funds.

Please look through your studio and consider sharing with us. Donate your work, donate books, historic articles, specialty tools; blown glass vases, an odd bag of jewels; glass bevels, gift certificates for products; gift cards. Do you teach classes? Donate a class or workshop. Donate a gift basket, cards for national brands, every penny raised goes toward expanding the educational resources of our scholarship programs!

Your generosity is greatly appreciated. Many of you have donated in the past and have come to know how important your gifting is, not only to our organization but to those who walk away with precious items. Working together, we can raise more funds than ever to inspire the next generation of artisans working in architectural glass and mosaics.

Help speed up the paperwork process, fill out a donation form below then pre-ship by August 1, 2023 to the address below or bring your donation items to the Registration Table at the Conference:

Deliver or pre-ship by August 1, 2023 to
Stained Glass Association of America
Attn: SGAA Silent Auction
371 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202