Glass Art Association of Canada

Gleaming Prospects

Winter 2020 Members’ Exhibition

Bringing Back the Future Through Celebration is the theme for this season's exhibition. The end of the year and the start of a new year hosts many special occasions for glass making. At celebrations, how does your glass artwork fit into these joyous occasions?

Gleaming Prospects will focus on showcasing Canadian glass art in all forms. The work can be functional or decorative, festive or contemplative, or all the above. We want to exhibit the creations you make that bring joy to the lives of others. We wish to highlight the many reasons why we make glass art. Self-expression, profit, charity, education, cause, or religious and cultural practices. The Glass Art Association of Canada invites you to share with the community why you do what you do.

This members’ exhibition focuses on emerging, mid-career and established artists from across Canada who employ glass as their primary medium. Functional and conceptual work in all glass techniques are accepted, including but not limited to fusing, pate de verre, flameworking, kilncasting, hotcasting, glass blowing, hotworking, lamination, carving, engraving, multimedia, and works with new technologies involving glass. Sorry we are not accepting videos at this time.

Exhibited works will be regularly highlighted on social media for the duration of the exhibition.


Submissions open November 1, 2020, submission deadline November 29th, 2020.
Gleaming Prospects will be live on December 5th, 2020.


  1. Current membership to the Glass Art Association of Canada.
  2. Current work made in with the past three years.


GAAC members may submit up to three (3) works made within the last 3 years for consideration, only one (1) will be exhibited. We will be exclusively accepting submissions via GAAC's website.

Please complete your submission in one entry, you will not be permitted to go back in for edits. The Glass Art Association of Canada reserves the right to withhold any submission from exhibition that was misrepresented or fails to meet professional standards.

In lieu of an application fee, we welcome donations in any amount along with your submission. This allows GAAC to continue work in support of our community.

Submissions are due by 11:59pm on November 29, 2020.

Please have the following ready for your submission:

  1. Unsure your GAAC membership is active, and your artist profile is up to date, including your artist bio and contact information.
  2. An image list including
    • Title
    • Date work created
    • Medium & Materials
    • Dimensions (in inches)
    • A statement for each work (max. 150 words)
  3. Upload up to three images with your submission: One (1) image for each of your artwork. Only one will be exhibited. Image must be of professional quality. Please submit as .jpeg with a minimum 800 pixels in the widest dimension, at 72 dpi.

For further information, please contact GAAC at

Please note, GAAC will not be responsible for sales during this online members’ exhibition. Please ensure your contact information, on your personal GAAC profile, is up to date for potential buyers or inquiries.

Submission Form