Susan Longini, Rainbow Quilt

GLANC Board of Directors

Demetra Theofanous - President
Jim Della - Membership chair
Arlene Garfinkle - Day Tour chair
Tom Kasten - Member at Large
Mike Kasperzak - Member at Large
Susan Longini - Newsletter editor
Carol Mapes - Trip Chair
Nancy Ruskin - Treasurer

Contact Us

Please feel free to contact us with any questions, comments or suggestions!

GLANC - Glass Alliance of Northern California

P.O. Box 3234
Fremont, CA 94539


About Us

The Glass Alliance of Northern California is a non-profit organization whose mission is to further the development and appreciation of art made from glass.

What does GLANC do?

  • Informs collectors, critics, curators, artists, students and the general public by encouraging and supporting glass art events
  • Produces a quarterly newsletter and maintains a website with a glass events calendar
  • Provides programs including visits to artist studios, tours of galleries, viewing of private collections, and attending lectures and demonstrations by master artists
  • Brings together artists, glass enthusiasts and collectors
  • Supports local museums, galleries, and glass schools
  • Supports local artists ranging from well-known masters to emerging new talents
  • Sponsors annual trips to exciting glass destinations
  • Provides scholarships for emerging Northern California artists

How do you pronounce GLANC?

It is pronounced “glance”.

Who can join?

Everyone! Our goal is to educate and grow the community of people interested in glass art. Artists, collectors, galleries, museums, students and the community at large are welcome.

Does GLANC have regular meetings?

While we do not have regular meetings, we have a number of talks and tours throughout the year. Events that GLANC sponsored are listed in the Calendar and members receive invitations to each event. The majority of these events are FREE for GLANC members.

Does GLANC have an office?

GLANC is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3)organization, so we do not have a physical office.

How can I volunteer?

GLANC is interested in its membership becoming actively involved. We can use your energy, knowledge and skills in a number of areas. Please contact us for more information.