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    • April 22, 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual Meeting - Online on Zoom
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    April meeting guest speaker Nao Yamamoto

    Nao Yamamoto, Glass Artists and Author, will present at SAGAG's April General Meeting via ZOOM.

    You might recognize Nao as a competitor on the the TV Show "Blown Away" Season 2 on Netflix. She has numerous accomplishments including Solo and Group Exhibitions, scholarships, awards and residencies. We're excited and honored to have her as our guest speaker. 

    Meeting Agenda

    • Logon at 6:30 pm to visit and troubleshoot
    • 7:00 Business Meeting
    • 7:15 Nao's presentation will begin

    Please register for the meeting to receive link to Zoom meeting. 


    More about Nao Yamamoto

    Nao Yamamoto was born in Japan, and has spent the last nine years building her artistic practice in the United States.

    She received the Masters of Fine Arts in studio art and design from California State University, San Bernardino in 2014, and her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Tama Art University, in Tokyo in 2011, specializing in glass art.

    Happy Future 2018

    Nao creates artwork inspired by the simple beauty of glass and nature, to cerebrate the power of life.


    From Nao's Artist Statementripples sakura 13 1/2" x 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" glass 2016

    The environment I grew up with allowed me to cultivate an appreciation for both contemporary art and traditional craft, and I have so much respect for the Japanese culture. However, the experience of contemporary art based on different culture and the environment changed my perspective, and I felt like it took me beyond the narrow society in Japan. Since I recognized my art as the way to represent myself, or even have conversations with myself, I became devoted to a contemporary art practice. It is so exciting to see my thoughts made visual and how I’ve been changed by creating my artworks.

    I have long created my art pieces based on the simple beauty of glass. I was looking for the way to emphasize what I see in it. During the glassblowing process, I sometimes saw the molten glass as a creature that has a consciousness and tries to challenge my skill or mastery. This idea helped me to create a different body of work which represented my experience or relationship with glass sculpture rather than the materiality of glass. Now glass becomes not only a material, but also my fickle friend which reflects my inspiration and concentration. 

    I believe that there is nothing that compares with the beauty of Nature. It is overwhelming because any life doesn’t think about the meaning of life, but only thinks surviving. When I am at a beach, in a forest, or in the middle of a desert, the simple, pure, clean force of life in nature inspires me to just live, strongly but simply. I believe we have lost that notion in complicated contemporary lives. What I’m doing is creating reinterpretations of elements from nature to celebrate the power of life, both in its significance and in its insignificance.


    Please register if you wish to attend.The link to join the meeting using ZOOM will be included in your registration confirmation email.

    SAGAG, like so many, is using online meetings as a way to stay connected and offering great new speakers. We'll continue to work on new opportunities for members and expand the website. Do you have ideas? Want to lend a hand? Speak up at our next meeting or email the board 


    • May 11, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (CDT)
    • Online Zoom Meeting
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    SAGAG Board Meeting - Online

    2ND TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH 7-8:30PM
    ONLINE/VIRTUAL MEETING 

    All members are welcome to attend. 

    Please register if you wish to attend. Meeting information and Zoom link will be emailed before the meeting or with registration confirmation.  



    • June 08, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (CDT)
    • Online Zoom Meeting
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    SAGAG Board Meeting - Online

    2ND TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH 7-8:30PM
    ONLINE/VIRTUAL MEETING 

    All members are welcome to attend. 

    Please register if you wish to attend. Meeting information and zoom link will be emailed before the meeting or with registration confirmation.  



    • July 13, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (CDT)
    • Online Zoom Meeting
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    SAGAG Board Meeting - Online

    2ND TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH 7-8:30PM
    ONLINE/VIRTUAL MEETING 

    All members are welcome to attend. 

    Please register if you wish to attend. Meeting information and Zoom link will be emailed before the meeting or with registration confirmation.  



    • August 10, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (CDT)
    • No Meeting
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    NO MEETING in August - Summer Break


    SAGAG Board Meeting - Online

    2ND TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH 7-8:30PM
    ONLINE/VIRTUAL MEETING 

    All members are welcome to attend. 

    Please register if you wish to attend. Meeting information and Skype link will be emailed before the meeting or with registration confirmation.  



    • September 14, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (CDT)
    • Online Zoom Meeting
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    SAGAG Board Meeting - Online

    2ND TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH 7-8:30PM
    ONLINE/VIRTUAL MEETING 

    All members are welcome to attend. 

    Please register if you wish to attend. Meeting information and Zoom link will be emailed before the meeting or with registration confirmation.  



    • October 12, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (CDT)
    • Online Zoom Meeting
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    SAGAG Board Meeting - Online

    2ND TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH 7-8:30PM
    ONLINE/VIRTUAL MEETING 

    All members are welcome to attend. 

    Please register if you wish to attend. Meeting information and Zoom link will be emailed before the meeting or with registration confirmation.  



    • November 09, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (CST)
    • Online Zoom Meeting
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    SAGAG Board Meeting - Online

    2ND TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH 7-8:30PM
    ONLINE/VIRTUAL MEETING 

    All members are welcome to attend. 

    Please register if you wish to attend. Meeting information and Zoom link will be emailed before the meeting or with registration confirmation.  



    • December 14, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (CST)
    • Online Zoom Meeting
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    SAGAG Board Meeting - Online

    2ND TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH 7-8:30PM
    ONLINE/VIRTUAL MEETING 

    All members are welcome to attend. 

    Please register if you wish to attend. Meeting information and Zoom link will be emailed before the meeting or with registration confirmation.  



Past events

April 13, 2021 SAGAG Board Meeting - APR - Online
March 25, 2021 March General Meeting with John Ferrando
March 14, 2021 Special Invite from the Potters Guild - Denise Martin Guest Speaker
March 09, 2021 SAGAG Board Meeting - MAR - Online
March 07, 2021 21st Annual Empty Bowls Event
February 27, 2021 Volunteer - Empty-Bowls-A-Thon - Let's Make Bowls & Hearts!
February 25, 2021 Holy Frit, it's Movie Night - watching Holy Frit
February 09, 2021 SAGAG Board Meeting - FEB - Online
February 06, 2021 Volunteer - Empty-Bowls-A-Thon - Let's Make Bowls & Hearts!
January 28, 2021 Kiln-Side Virtual Chat - Empty Bowls Edition
January 12, 2021 SAGAG Board Meeting - JAN - Online
December 10, 2020 December Virtual Holiday Get Together - Make N Take
December 08, 2020 SAGAG Board Meeting - DEC - Online
October 22, 2020 October General Meeting with Janice Peacock
September 23, 2020 SAGAG September Meeting - Online - Diana Kersey Guest Speaker
August 27, 2020 Virtual Movie Night - Fuse Your Glass Off Judging w Prizes - click for required materials
July 23, 2020 SAGAG July Meeting - Online - Fuse Your Glass Off- Show Us Your Work
July 14, 2020 SAGAG Board Meeting - July - Online
June 25, 2020 SAGAG June Meeting - Online - Guest Speaker Kate MacLeod
June 09, 2020 SAGAG Board Meeting - June
May 28, 2020 SAGAG May ONLINE Meeting - Mark Hufford Guest Speaker
May 12, 2020 SAGAG Board Meeting - May
April 23, 2020 SAGAG April Meeting - ONLINE
April 14, 2020 SAGAG Board Meeting - April
March 26, 2020 SAGAG March Meeting - CANCELLED
March 10, 2020 SAGAG Board Meeting - March
March 07, 2020 Workshop - Fusing with Kathleen Ash
March 01, 2020 Empty Bowls 2020
February 29, 2020 Volunteer - Empty-Bowl-A-thon-3 - Help us Leap Ahead!
February 22, 2020 Class-Quills/Scales/Feathers/Fur - Flamework Bead Class at Dream Fire Glass
February 20, 2020 SAGAG February Meeting - Guest Speaker Joy Munshower
February 11, 2020 SAGAG Board Meeting - February
February 08, 2020 Volunteer - Empty-Bowl-A-thon-2 - Let's Make Bowls!
January 26, 2020 Volunteer - Empty-Bowls-A-Thon-1 - Let's Make Bowls!
January 25, 2020 Class - Torch work for the Fuser at Dream Fire Glass
January 23, 2020 SAGAG January Meeting - Talking Bowls
January 12, 2020 Diversity - A Demonstration in Glass Blowing
January 07, 2020 SAGAG Board Meeting - January
December 19, 2019 SAGAG Holiday Party!
December 14, 2019 Dream Fire Holiday Open House
December 10, 2019 No Board Meeting - December
November 30, 2019 SAN ANTONIO CLAY & ARTS FESTIVAL 2019
November 28, 2019 Thanksgiving Holiday - No SAGAG Meeting
November 23, 2019 Guilded Fine Arts Festival
November 12, 2019 SAGAG Board Meeting - November
November 02, 2019 Uptown Art Stroll 2019
October 17, 2019 SAGAG October Meeting - Patty Lakinsmith Guest Speaker
October 08, 2019 SAGAG Board Meeting - October
September 30, 2019 Opportunity - Uptown Art Stroll
September 26, 2019 SAGAG September Meeting - Marcia Bernadette Guest Speaker
September 14, 2019 Beads of Courage - We Need Volunteers!
September 10, 2019 SAGAG Board Meeting - September
August 22, 2019 SAGAG Movie Night - No August Meeting
August 06, 2019 Summer Break - No Board Meeting
July 25, 2019 SAGAG July Meeting - Fuse Your Glass Off
July 19, 2019 Rosella on Jones - Members Participating
July 09, 2019 SAGAG Board Meeting - July
June 27, 2019 SAGAG June Meeting - Kathleen Ash, Studio K - Guest Speaker
June 18, 2019 Opportunity & Save the Date - 9th Annual Art in the Dark
June 08, 2019 Demo - Beacon of Fire, Glass Blowing Demo
June 04, 2019 SAGAG Board Retreat (replaces June Board Meeting)
June 01, 2019 Opportunity: SGAA 110th Annual Summer Conference & AAG Conference
May 25, 2019 Annual Membership Renewal Meeting
May 11, 2019 Event - San Antonio Clay & Art Festival 2019
April 25, 2019 April General Meeting, SilkeMat Make-And-Take
April 11, 2019 Opportunity - Clay & Art Festival 2019- Entry Deadline
March 28, 2019 March SAGAG Meeting - Swap Meet!
March 23, 2019 Class-Flamework for the Fuser by Dream Fire Glass Studio
March 03, 2019 Empty Bowls 2019 Is Tomorrow!
February 28, 2019 February General Meeting- Coldworking without Machines
February 26, 2019 Empty Bowls Volunteer Meeting
February 02, 2019 Bowl-A-Thon for Empty Bowls
January 24, 2019 January General Meeting at Caliente Hot Glass Studio
December 09, 2018 SAGAG Christmas Party!
December 01, 2018 San Antonio Clay & Art Festival 2018
November 22, 2018 NO SAGAG General Meeting in Nov (Thanksgiving Day)
November 10, 2018 Luminaria- Contemporary Arts Festival
November 03, 2018 Uptown Art Stroll 2018
October 25, 2018 FIELD TRIP to 10BitWorks Makers Space
September 27, 2018 Make and Take Icicles at Dream Fire Studio and General Meeting
September 22, 2018 BEADS OF COURAGE - BEAD CHALLENGE AT DREAM FIRE GLASS STUDIO
September 04, 2018 SAGAG Board Meeting - SEPTEMBER
August 23, 2018 Movie Night!
July 26, 2018 SAGAG General Meeting - July - Guest Speaker Norman Renglick
July 10, 2018 SAGAG Board Meeting - July (New Date!)
June 28, 2018 SAGAG General Meeting - June
June 19, 2018 Opportunity - 8th Annual Art in the Dark
June 05, 2018 SAGAG Board Meeting - June
May 19, 2018 SAGAG May Annual Meeting and Board Election - Save the Date
May 01, 2018 SAGAG Board Meeting - May
April 28, 2018 SAGAG April General Meeting - Field Trip!
April 22, 2018 Event - Clay and Arts Festival at the Pearl Brewery
April 03, 2018 SAGAG Board Meeting - April
March 22, 2018 SAGAG General Meeting - March
March 06, 2018 SAGAG Board Meeting - March
March 04, 2018 Empty Bowls
February 22, 2018 SAGAG General Meeting - February

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San Antonio Glass Art Guild
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San Antonio has a young growing guild of glass artists and enthusiasts who come together from a variety of disciplines including warm, cold and hot glass. We meet monthly with the exception of August and December. It's a great opportunity to meet people who have a passion for glass. We talk, learn and enjoy each others' company. If this is something you might be interested in, please come and join us.

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