Current and Upcoming Exhibits


Paperweight collectors are commonly interested in many types of glass art.  We try to maintain a listing of exhibits where you can see not only paperweights but also blown, sculpted, etched, engraved, and assembled creations in glass, especially those where work by PCA-registered artists is included. Many exhibits listed here also have an on-line presence, but all are in places that you can visit to see glass art in person. Where noted, we may sponsor exhibits or the institutions that provide them. Otherwise, however, we are not implying that the Paperweight Collectors Association claims credit or responsibility for these exhibits or the artwork in them.



Bergstrom Mahler Museum of Glass
FEBRUARY 1 – MAY 21, 2022

In celebration of the biennial meeting of the Paperweight Collector’s Association taking place in Appleton, Wisconsin from May 18 through May 21, 2022, submitted work of PCA member artists will be on exhibit in the Mabel R. McClanahan Memorial Study Gallery. The Paperweight Collectors Association, Inc. (PCA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to appreciating and collecting glass paperweights. For over a half century, PCA has championed the study and collection of antique, vintage and contemporary glass paperweights. The mission of PCA is to promote education: to increase knowledge about paperweights, their creators, and the astounding glass medium from which they are created. Learn More at the Bergstrom Mahler Museum of Glass.


Paperweights in Bloom

The Paine Art Center & Gardens
February 19, 2022 to May 22, 2022

Paperweights in Bloom highlights more than fifty antique, vintage, and contemporary glass paperweights from the collection of Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass in Neenah. Featuring floral motifs in the lampwork and millefiori styles, this exhibition serves as a companion to Rooms of Blooms and Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence and is held in conjunction with the biennial meeting of the Paperweight Collectors Association, May 18-22 in Appleton.

Opened in 1959 as the John Nelson Bergstrom Art Center, Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass is home to one of the world’s most representative collections of glass paperweights. Bequeathed to the institution by founder Evangeline Bergstrom, its founding collection consists of 652 paperweights and other glass objects. Today, the collection totals nearly 5,000 works of glass art. Several works of Mrs. Bergstrom’s original bequest are included in this exhibition.

The Paperweight Collectors Association, Inc. (PCA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to appreciating and collecting glass paperweights. For over a half century, PCA has championed the study and collecting of antique, vintage, and contemporary glass paperweights. The mission of the PCA is to promote education: to increase knowledge about paperweights, their creators, and the astounding glass medium from which they are created.

A complementary selection of paperweights on loan from the private collection of Rosann Baum Milius illustrates the extraordinary talents of contemporary paperweight artists, many of whom are members of the PCA.

Paperweights in Bloom is on view in the Gothic Gallery, located on the upper level of the Paine mansion.

Reservations are recommended.

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Special Exhibit: In Her Voice – Influential Women In Glass

The Sandwich Glass Museum in Sandwich, MA is pleased to present its 2021 Special Exhibition, "In Her Voice: Influential Women in Glass". Featured are the works of 17 glass artists, who have challenged the concepts of traditional glassmaking by using innovative glass techniques or by re-imagining glass as a medium for self-expression. The artists include: Mariel Bass, Christina Bothwell, Nancy Callan, Amber Cowan, Elizabeth Crawford, Alissa Farber, Carrie Gustafson, Robin Grebe, Dorothy Hafner, Claire Kelly, Yukimi Matsumoto, Kait Rhoads, Momo Schaefer, Randi Solin, Debbie Tarsitano, Jen Violette, and Toots Zynsky.

The exhibit runs from July 1 through October 31, 2021. Learn more at or visit the museum in person at 129 Main Street, Sandwich, MA.

 Art In Craft Media

Works in glass, fiber, wood, clay, and metal which have been completed in the past two years are highlighted in the "Art in Craft Media" exhibition at the Burchfield Penny Art Center at 1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, New York 14222  from Saturday, July 10 to Sunday, November 28, 2021.  The exhibition includes artwork by PCA artist Victor Trabucco:

 Victor Trabucco AIC #1 Victor Trabucco AIC #4  Victor Trabucco AIC #2   Victor Trabucco AIC #3


 New On View

This exhibition showcases more than 200 acquisitions of paperweights and contemporary studio glass collected by Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass during the past three years. A special highlight includes a significant selection of antique and contemporary glass paperweights from the collection of longtime supporters Gary and Marge McClanahan. New On View includes important works from artists such as Lisabeth Sterling, Marvin Lipofsky, Ken Rosenfeld, Debbie Tarsitano, and Marc Petrovic, many of which have never been publicly exhibited.

The exhibition runs from May 28 to August 22, 2021 at the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass, 165 N. Park Ave. Neenah, Wisconsin 54956. For more information on this and other upcoming exhibits, call (920) 751-4658 or visit .

 Glass Lifeforms 2021

Every single one of the six PCA artists who entered the upcoming “Glass Lifeforms 2021” exhibit at the Fuller Craft Museum in Massachusetts was accepted by their prestigious panel of jurors.  Quoting here from the museum’s web site at, “ ’Glass Lifeforms 2021’ will be an exhibition of the best biological glass models made in the spirit of the famous 19th and 20th century models of invertebrates and plants made by the father and son team, Rudolf and Leopold Blaschka for the Harvard University’s Botanical Museum. Models were mandated to be of specific species and rendered as accurately as possible, but artistic presentation and creative contexts were strongly encouraged. Artists working in any glass technique (lampworking, glassblowing, casting, pâte de verre, etc.) were invited to submit an entry (one per artist or collaborative team). The jurying criteria was based on accuracy in representing the organism, aesthetic beauty, presentation, and originality. 53 pieces were selected from the work submitted for the exhibit.” 

That’s quite an accomplishment for each of them, and it speaks well for the level of talent that we have in all of our PCA artists.  Visit the web site for more details. If you are in the Northeast while the show is running, go to see the work yourself.  Many paperweight collectors have broad interests in glass art, so we know you will enjoy the entire show -- outstanding creations by some of the finest glass artists in the world.  There will be both an online catalog and a printed catalog of the juried show. The “open” show – entries not specially selected by the jurors -- will be available online as well.

The show will be open from November 6, 2021 to April 24, 2022 at the Fuller Craft Museum – 455 Oak Street, Brockton, MA 02301

Here’s a brief look at our PCA artists’ entries:

Melissa Ayotte    Mums Circulus   9.5 x 6 x 3     Encased chrysanthemum bouquet with pink and white lilacs flame worked flowers, cold worked cut into a circular, broad weave pattern. Melissa Ayotte: Mums
Wesley Fleming    Pink Ladyslipper ( Cypripedium acaule )  13 x 4 x 2     Sculpted soda lime glass, flameworked and with a tiny bit of HXTAL glass adhesive to join the three flowers together and to hold the bee from flying away.

Wesley Fleming: Ladyslippers

David Graeber    Climbing Rose  ( Rosa ’Eden’ )  2.5 x 3.5 x 3.5    Lampworked encased paperweight with a ring of roses common to Cyprus, the third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. David Graeber: Roses

Cathy Richardson   Lady Slippers of the Limestone Barrens   ( Cypripedium parviflorum, variety pubescens )  3.5 x 3.5 x 1.25   Lampworked yellow lady slipper orchids, common to the west coast of Newfoundland, Canada, encased in a disc of clear crystal.


Cathy Richardson: Lady Slippers

Clinton Smith   Unripened Blackberries and Blossoms ( Rubus Fruiticosus – Blackberry )  2.25 x 3.25 x 3.25     Lampworked Encased Paperweight

Clinton Smith:  Blackberries

Victor Trabucco    Wild Rose  ( Rosa Canina)  4 x 12 x 8   Blaschka inspired glass flower, Wild Rose Blossom and fall fruit Rose Hips. Glass, copper, lampwork and lamination

Victor Trabucco: Wild Rose