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About The Oregon Glass Guild



Who We Are

The Oregon Glass Guild (OGG) is a non-profit membership organization that strives to unite and inform Oregon's multi-disciplined art glass community. Techniques and media used by members include acid etching, stained glass, fusing, glass blowing, glass casting, painting on glass, lampworking, glass mosaics, neon, sandblasting and more. If you'd like to know a little bit more about what we do, please read our President's Welcome Message which contains a nice summary.

Our Mission

Established in 2000, OGG's mission is to support Oregon's glass artists and stimulate the exchange of information, ideas and knowledge about the diverse field of glass art among glass artists, art galleries, business interests and the general public. Membership is open to all.

Our Goals

  • To promote the public appreciation of and understanding about glass
  • To help member artists succeed in their endeavors, encouraging emerging artists
  • To provide the opportunity for exchange of experiences and opinions through discussion meetings, demonstrations, and expositions
  • To help member artists with business and management questions through networking, discussion and classes

Our History

OGG was born in the mind of George Kjaer, an amateur glass blower from Eugene, Oregon. He envisioned an organization that would nurture emerging glass artists; offer opportunity to network for the established artists, while introducing the general public into the intricacies of the art of glass. Growing each year, OGG now has over 200 members representing most glass disciplines.

Our Chapters

OGG is designed to offer the glass artist the best possible environment for growth, through networking, classes and discussion, on a local chapter level, combined with support from a strong state structure. OGG now has a total of three local chapters serving Eugene, Portland and The Gorge. Information about meeting times and locations for each of the chapters can be found on the Events page.

Our Mailing List

OGG offers a mailing list for members of the general public that would like to be notified about upcomming shows or special events featuring artwork by members of the Oregon Glass Guild. Our mailing list is used only for OGG related information and is not sold nor shared with other organizations and subscribers are free to unsubscribe at any time. If you would like to join our mailing list, please visit the Mailing List page. Additional, specialized mailing lists are also avaiable to OGG members.

2016 Officers

State Wide
Board of Directors and Officers

State President - Jim Keizur
Vice President - Leslie Kelly
Treasurer - Aviva Brandt

Secretary - Julie Vincent
Director - Communications - Charlene Fort
Director - Membership - Kandyse Whitney
Director - Webmaster - Kelly Yeats
Director - Sponsorship - Linda Gerrard
Chapter Presidents are also State Directors

Eugene Chapter Officers

Eugene President - Sue Bradley

Gorge Chapter Officers
Gorge President - Mystie Haynie Spencer
Portland Chapter Officers

Portland President - Richard Glenn

Becoming a Member

The Oregon Glass Guild welcomes all who have a passion for glass. While the majority of OGG members live and work in Oregon and southwest Washington, membership is open to all who are interested in the glass arts. Benefits of membership in the Oregon Glass Guild include (but are not limited to):

  • Monthly membership meetings with programs featuring local, national and international glass artists representing all aspects of the glass arts.
  • Discounts on OGG sponsored workshops and educational events.
  • Opportunity to participate in The Oregon Glass Gallery, OGG's annual glass show and sale.
  • Opportunity to have a Gallery Page featuring your work on this website.
  • Link from this website to your own website.
  • Member discounts from Friends of the Guild businesses.
  • Member only information on this web site.
  • Opportunity to join member only mailing lists to be notified of meetings and member activities as well as special offers available to OGG members.

To become a member of the OGG:

Print a copy of the membership application and mail it to the address shown on the application form.

The membership application is a PDF form. If you are unable to display the form, you can download a free copy of the Adobe Reader here:

If you have membership questions, click here to contact the OGG membership director.

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Please be respectful of their copyrights. Reproduction is prohibited without written permission from the artist.

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