45th Annual Glass Show and Sale
ABOUT THE 2022 GLASS SHOW
|When:||Saturday, July 23, 2022 | 10:00am | 5:00pm Sunday, July 24, 2022 | 10:00am | 4:00pm|
|Where:||Cobb County Civic Center | Marietta, GA 548 South Marietta Pkwy, Marietta GA 30060|
|Admission:||$8 per person (ticket good both days) Early Bird Shopping Saturday starting at 9:00am | $15|
LOCATION AND EXHIBITORS - The Civic Center provides ample space for the invited national exhibitors from different regions of the United Sates to magnificently display their merchandise, share their knowledge, and sell their merchandise. It is a place for everyone.
Come, See, Learn, and Shop! You will find a large assortment of American-made glass before 1980. Look for brilliant cut, pressed glass, elegant and depression era glass, mid-century modern, and art glass.
You will find it all! Looking for kitchenware, porcelain, china, pottery, books about glass, and even jewelry, that too will be on display and much-much more.
Seek and you will find! If you need a rare or collectible piece for your collection, want to add a new piece to your collection, seek things you love and intend to use (glass is environmentally friendly), something to decorate your home or office, an item as a self-reward for an accomplished goal, or a gift for a friend (early Christmas shopping).
It is here and you can find it! Our dealers are the most friendly and helpful people on earth and will share their knowledge with you. Learn from their labeled pieces on display and don't be afraid to Ask Questions - Get Answers!
SEMINARS & AUCTION: Our seminars will be held in the conference room located just off the lobby on the front right side of the building. (Look for signage). We will be feature old and new glass and be conducting an auction to raise money to support student scholarships at Georgia Southwestern University (Dept. of Fine Arts/Glass Blowing - Americus GA).
On Saturday we will have glass related seminar and the seminar/auction mentioned above (times to be determined but tentatively at 11:00am & 2:00pm). On Sunday at 1:30pm, we will have the third glass related seminar. All titles and content will be added here later (please check back in May).
CHILDREN'S PROGRAM: This year children ages 6-16 (when accompanied by an adult) will be invited to participate in a Glass Pattern Scavenger Hunt on Saturday during show hours. When greeted at the door children will receive (or can request) an entry form. This will be a booklet featuring a few well known and favorite patterns. When the child finds a matching item in a dealer�s booth, they should present their booklet to the dealer for verification. The dealer will sign the page of the matching item. When the child has completed the hunt or just before leaving for the day, they should bring their booklet to the membership table, receive a participation gift, and be entered into the master drawing to be held at 4:00pm on Saturday (do not have to be present to win � Parents will be notified and asked to make arrangements for gift pickup.)
CLUB GLASS DISPLAY - "Our Menagerie:"
The Club members will be displaying objects from their collections. This may feature:
- Animal Figurines - Glass or Porcelain or, Milk-Glass rosters and hens
- Animal shaped serving pieces: swans, butterflies, birds, horseshoes, etc.
- Pieces featuring animals: Decanters, mix shakers, stems, vases, bookends, candle sticks, boxes, and salt and pepper shakers.
- Etched glass patterns on depression era glass (Black Forest by Paden City, Deerwood by US Glass/Tiffin, Delilah Bird by Paden City, Horseshoe by Imperial Glass, Imperial Hunt by Cambridge Glass Co., Peacock and Rose by Paden City, or similar items)
- Depression & Elegant Glass Patterns with animal names (Bullseye, Butterfly and Roses, Crow's Foot by Paden City, Flower Garden with Butterflies by U.S. Glass., Georgian Love Birds by Federal Glass, Parrot/Sylvan by Federal Glass, Oyster and Pearl by Anchor Hocking Glass Corp., Round Robin by Economy Glass, shell pink by Jeannette Glass, etc.)
- Kitchen ware with animal features: rooster canisters, roster decanters, salt and pepper shakers with Scotties or chickens, mugs with bears, butterflies, frogs, Tony Tiger, Donald Duck, Pluto, Minnie Mouse, Micky Mouse, cows, horses, elephants, etc.
GLASS ID - Our knowledgeable club members provide Glass ID both days during the show. Attendees can bring three pieces of glass to be identified (at no charge). We ask that you abide by this request as we want all show attendees to have the opportunity to take advantage of this service. The Glass ID area will be located by the elevators upper level back of arena.
GLASS REPAIR - John Forrester will again be providing glass repair service in the meeting room on the upper level back left. He can polish out small chips and smooth rough edges. He will advise if he is able to put broken pieces back together. Bring your items and he should be able to complete the work while you shop. Price of repair depends on type of glass and size of item as well as the difficulty of the task.
DOOR PRIZES - Registered guests are eligible for door prizes given through out the weekend. Make sure you receive the registration card from our front door greeters, complete the information, and drop it in the Peach Bowl for the drawings. The prizes are given throughout the weekend and provided by the club. You may get a gift certificate to be used in one dealer booth or a one-year club membership. One each will be given about every hour. You must be present to win so stay and shop with us all day for the best chance.
ABOUT THE SHOW - Proceeds from this show go to support Student Scholarships in the Fine Arts Department (glass blowing) at Georgia Southwestern State University, Americus, GA. It also provides some support to National Depression Glass Museum in Wellington, KS, the Museum of American Glass in Weston, WV, and the Houston Museum in Chattanooga, TN.
This show is always held the fourth weekend in July and features prominent dealers from across the nation. Don't miss it on July 23 and 24 at the beautiful Cobb County Civic Center, Hudgens Hall - 548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060.