From The President's Desk
Welcome to Virginia Glass Guild! As of June 18, 2015 the guild formerly known as The Peninsula Glass Guild is now Virginia Glass Guild. This name change means the guild welcomes new members living throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia, working in all areas of glass art at every level of interest; professional artists, hobbyists, teachers, and students. We invite you to explore our website and discover everything Virginia Glass Guild has to offer. Please feel free to contact any board member with questions you may have, or to share information about glass artists, facilities or galleries throughout Virginia. We look forward to meeting you at one of our meetings or events!
The History Behind The Guild
The Virginia Glass Guild, formerly known as The Peninsula Glass Guild, was established in 1986 to promote quality glass art in the community and to provide a forum for glass arts. The Virginia Glass Guild is organized for educational, artistic and charitable purposes as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. With this name change in 2015, artists, businesses and supporters living and working throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia are welcome to join the Guild and further the goals that were set by the Founding Members. These goals include the sharing of artistic ideas, expanding knowledge and awareness of glass as an art form, and stretching artistic imagination through exploration of glass as an artistic medium. Members achieve these goals through an annual public donation of art glass or educational materials related to glass, the purchase and subsequent donation of art, or grants towards those ends, to organizations or individuals consistent with the goals of the Guild. To promote awareness of glass as an art form, the Guild has sponsored the Annual Juried Exhibition at Charles H Taylor Arts Center in Hampton for the past 28 years, in addition to smaller exhibits in venues throughout Virginia.