NCAGG Glass Exhibit at Strathmore Mansion

The National Capital Art Glass Guild (NCAGG) was founded in 1978 as a community of artisans interested in art glass. Every year Guild members conduct classes in many glass techniques and present programs to interested schools, organizations, and community groups. 

WGS Artists at NCAGG Exhibit L-R Patricia de Poel Wiberg, Kate Barfield, April Shelford, Graciela Granek, Michael Janis, John Henderson.

The juried NCAGG member show at the Strathmore Mansion features outstanding works by area glassmakers in multiple styles – and many works by WGS artists!

patricia de poel wilberg glass art
Patricia de Poel Wilberg
April Shelford
Kate Barfield

The show runs through October 28, 2023

April Shelford in awe of Erwin Timmers’ cast sculptures.

The Mansion at Strathmore

10701 Rockville Pike

North Bethesda, Md 20852

SEPTEMBER 5, 2023 – OCTOBER 28, 2023

The Poetry of Glass at Sandy Spring Museum

Sandy Spring Museum features glass art by NCAGG
March 29 – May 28, 2023

“Tribute to Ms. Mailou Jones”, by WGS artist Kate Barfield

A showcase of works by members of the National Capital Art Glass Guild (NCAGG), featuring works by more than 40 glass artists across all aspects of the medium, from “cold” glass (stained) to “warm” glass (fused) to “hot” glass (blown). Works by Washington Glass School artists Kate Barfield, Graciela Granek, John Henderson and Patricia de Poel Wilberg are included in this unique exhibit!

Patricia de Poel Wilberg, enamel on fused glass

Their art illustrates the range of this amazing material: translucent and opaque, colorful, joyful and mysterious, responsive to gravity and variations in heat in ways that are often unpredictable. Exhibitors have studied with nationally and internationally recognized masters and include gallery owners, scientists, and educators.

Graciela Granek, fused glass

Works on display range from purely decorative and fine art to functional and architectural pieces. Like poets, members find their inspiration in nature, science, history, music, fabric, rhythm, abstraction, emotion, geometry, organic matter, and more. They are constantly experimenting, exploring, and inventing new techniques.

“Invoking the Spirits” John Henderson. 18”x30”, Fuse/Cast Glass/Silvered

Opening Reception: Sunday, April 2nd from noon to 2 pm. See the glass and meet the artists!

Art Glass Demonstration Day: Sunday, April 30th from 11 am to 4 pm

See artists at work. Featuring: glass blowing, stained glass, vitreous enamel painting, mosaics, glass cutting, glass fusing, and mold-making for kiln casting.

The Museum is also open on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10am to 4pm, and on Sundays from noon to 4pm. It’s a truly unique exhibition! Invite friends and family.

Sandy Spring Museum Address: 17901 Bentley Rd, Sandy Spring, MD 20860

Sandy Spring Museum, originally founded in 1980 as a traditional history museum, now functions as a dynamic participatory cultural arts community center.

NCAGG “The Magic of Glass” Exhibit

The National Capital Art Glass Guild (NCAGG) presents “The Magic of Glass” at Bethesdaʼs Gallery B from Nov 11 – Dec 3. The exhibit showcases Guild membersʼ work including mosaic, fused, stained, and blown glass. NCAGG is proud to be supporting the United Nations General Assemblyʼs designation of 2022 as The International Year of Glass for the essential role glass has played in our world.

The opening reception will be Friday, Nov 11, from 6 pm – 8 pm for a first look at this exhibit, which will be held at Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E, Bethesda, MD 20814. Mark your calendar!

Washington Glass School is so proud of Resident Artist Kate Barfield for having two pieces accepted into NCAGG’s show at Gallery B.  This exhibit was very competitive with entries from across the US. Made as a tribute to the Black DC painter, Ms. Mailou Jones, the artist said…” I wanted to capture her angular shapes, curves & POW! Of color into glass”.

Kate Barfield “Tribute to Ms. Lois Mailou Jones“, kilnformed glass, steel, wood.

According to NCAGG President, Tamah Graber, “NCAGG is excited to be exhibiting in Bethesdaʼs vibrant arts community at beautiful, light-filled Gallery B. Glass is a powerful medium that lends itself to a variety of
shapes, forms, and functions, and we are delighted to share the wonders of glass with Gallery B visitors.”

Kate Barfield “Urban Season”, kilnformed glass, steel.

Kate Barfield said of “Urban Season” : “This cast glass circle has a bird nesting in urban rubble.  It focuses on the interface of the natural world and ours — as well as our sense of time.” Urban Season was selected for the 2021 Glass National Exhibition.

The National Capital Art Glass Guild (NCAGG) was founded in 1978 as a community of artisans working in stained glass and has grown over the years to include all forms of glass art. Through meetings, workshops,
presentations, and exhibits, the NCAGG provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences and promotes glass as an art form.

The National Capital Art Glass Guild (NCAGG) presents “The Magic of Glass” at Bethesdaʼs Gallery B.

Nov 11 – Dec 3. Opening reception in conjunction with the Bethesda Urban Partnershipʼs Art Walk on Friday, Nov 11, 2022, from 6 pm – 8 pm.

General exhibit hours: Fridays 2 pm – 8 pm; Saturdays 12 pm – 6 pm; Sundays 11am – 4 pm.
Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E, Bethesda, MD 20814.

For more information, please see
For more information: NCAGG Marketing Sarah Pick 410-707-2543 or Betsy Mead (

Go Wild! NCAGG Juried Show “Wild Things” Opens April 7, 2018

Patricia De Poel Wilberg, "Roiling"; fused glass, 18" x 18"

Patricia De Poel Wilberg, “Roiling”; fused glass, 18″ x 18″

The National Capitol Art Glass Guild (NCAGG) will have their juried glass art exhibition at Glen Echo Park’s Popcorn Gallery March 31 through April 29, Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 6pm. The art is created by thirty one artists who use a variety of methods to create art to fascinate and entertain. 

Patricia Kent, "Crying ullets"; fused glass

Patricia Kent, “Crying Bullets”; fused glass




Works by Washington Glass School resident artists Trish Kent and Patricia De Poel Wilberg are featured in the show! ncagg

NCAGG “Edge of Light” Exhibit at A&M Studios 2


Sherry Selevan’s cool glass bowl turns heads.

The Edge of Light! is a juried show featuring the work of NCAGG members. The exhibition will be held at Artists & Makers Studios 2, located at 12276 Wilkins Avenue in Rockville, MD.

Veta Carney's cast glass sculpture "Edge of Extinction".

Veta Carney’s cast glass sculpture “Edge of Extinction”.

Artists & Makers Studios is home to over 70 artists.

The Edge of Light! theme was to suggest anything that is “edgy” (literally or figuratively), “off-the-cuff,” or unusual. This juried exhibition is the major component of the show, but there are plans to have an artist demonstration and/or talk for visitors to the gallery.

Whimsical artwork by Patricia De Poel Wilberg.

“The Edge of Light” with the National Capital Art Glass Guild
Opening Reception
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Friday, September 8th, 2017
Artists & Makers Studios 2
12276 Wilkins Avenue
Rockville, MD 20852

NCAGG “See The Light” @ VisArts Gibbs St Gallery

ncaggThe National Capitol Art Glass Guild (NCAGG) has a juried member show opening in Rockville, MD.

The show, titled “See The Light” will be at the Gibbs Street Gallery at VisArts in Rockville, MD from April 1 to May 1, 2016.

Congratulations to WGS artists whose work was selected: Veta Carney & Patricia Kent

Trish Kent, Dress Series, kilnformed glass

Trish Kent, Dress Series, kilnformed glass

Veta Carney, "Ursa Major". cast, blown, sandblasted and lampworked glass, ultraviolet light. photo: Pete Duvall

Veta Carney, “Ursa Major”. cast, blown, sandblasted and lampworked glass, ultraviolet light. photo: Pete Duvall

The NCAGG Exhibit Jurors:

Pati Young (Board member of the American Craft Council, art collector), 

Jack Devine (Principal Partner of Artists Circle Fine Art, Member of the VisArts Artist Advisory Council, VisArts Board of Directors, and Chair of the Gallery Committee),and

Kari Minnick (Internationally recognized glass artist and teacher)

See the Light

Gibbs Street Gallery

155 Gibbs Street, Rockville, MD  20850

Opening Reception: Friday, April 8, 7 – 9 PM

Artists Talk and Demonstration: Sunday, April 24, 2 PM




Michael Janis talks about the design of the scaled maquette for the Laurel Library sculpture.

Michael Janis talks about the design of the scaled maquette for the Laurel Library sculpture. Photo by Sherry Selevan.

The National Capital Area Glass Guild (NCAGG) is a group of about 200 glass artists of all persuasions primarily from Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC as well as several other states and countries. The NCAGG is a non-profit group that comes together to share ideas, learn from each other, and have fun.

The NCAGG visited at the Washington Glass School for a presentation on public art works. Tim Tate, Erwin Timmers and Michael Janis covered how possible projects are identified, how proposals were put together, and how a team is created to create the public art and installations – a real soup to nuts presentation.



washington glass studio public art

Erwin Timmers and Michael Janis outline some of the public art presentations that went awry. Photo by Sherry Selevan.

The presentation ended with a Q & A that had all engaged. For more info on the NCAGG – click HERE.

Generations in Glass Show @ Glenview Mansion


Generations In Glass at Glenview Mansion, Rockville Maryland

The City of Rockville will host the National Capital Art Glass Guild (NCAGG) show, Generations in Glass, Sunday, March 28, through Tuesday, April 27, at Glenview Mansion Art Gallery at Rockville Civic Center Park, 603 Edmonston Drive.

“We’re very excited about this show. It will showcase the tremendous diversity, creativity and growth in glass art in the greater DC area and honor artists key in the development of this exciting glass community,” said Sherry Selevan and Pat Arnold, co-chairs of the show.

Generations in Glass includes almost 70 artists and over 130 individual works of art. The largest part of the exhibition is a juried show by the membership, featuring diverse forms of glass art, including kiln-worked, stained, flame-worked and blown glass. A selection of these will have information available on the creation and design of these pieces in a segment entitled: From Idea to Art.

A highlight of the show is the Inspirational Invitational which showcases the work of pioneers of the vibrant glass art community in the greater DC area. For this part of the show, members of the guild have nominated artists who have inspired their work.

The Glenview Mansion Art Gallery is open to the public Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m-4:30 p.m., and Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. The gallery is closed on official City holidays.

For more information on Generations in Glass, or the Glenview Mansion Art Gallery contact Julie Farrell, arts program specialist, at 240-314-8682 or or visit

The NCAGG homepage will also provide information and updates:

Generations In Glass

Opening reception:

Sunday, March 28, at 1:30 p.m.

FREE and open to the public.

* Here are some links to images of work in the show

Click HERE to jump to opening reception photos & photos of art in show.

Click HERE to jump to artwork selected in the Juried Show.

Click HERE to jump to work in the Inspirational Invitational part of the show.

National Capitol Art Glass Guild


The NCAGG is a great organization in the DMV (District, Maryland, Virginia). The NCAGG is group of artists of all glass types who come together to share ideas and have fun. The organization welcomes as members any who have an interest in glass art. In April 2010, there will be a huge NCAGG exhibition of member work at the Glenview Mansion.

For more information about the NCAGG, click HERE.