Open Studios in Portland and Seattle

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Don’t miss getting out and talking glass with other Guild Members and be sure to tell your friends, neighbors and social media buddies!


1) 315 West B Street, Rainier, OR
Rachel Dollar (Marvelous Mosaic Fine Arts)
Guests: Terry Thomas, Lori LaRue, Theresa Videan
Ask about alternative to stairs. Open Friday too! We will have vitrigraph pulls at 1 PM each day.

2) 866 N. Columbia Blvd. # B202, Portland OR
Evan Burnette‘s Studio, Come see LIVE glass blowing demos throughout the event!

3) 5529 N. Vancouver Ave, Portland OR
Sondra Radcliffe‘s Studio,
We have a few steps down to basement or up to the porch.

4) 821 NE 63rd Ave., Portland OR
Richard Glenn‘s Studio,

5) 4331 SE Brooklyn St., Portland OR
Barbara Kienle‘s Studio
Guest: Stephanie Johnston
We hope to have some projects for people to try.

6) 8400 SW Maverick Terrace, Beaverton OR
Linda Gerrard’s Studio
Guest: Sharon Dunham
Linda will have the studio open and give some step by step explanations of her glass techniques.

7) 17380 SW Hillsboro Hwy., Sherwood OR
Margaret Eagle‘s Studio
Guests: Lyn Kennison
Mari Aoki Knight,

8) 6890 Molalla Bend Rd., Wilsonville OR
Carlyne Lynch‘s Studio
Guests: Rose McBride, Greta Schneider
There will be a live vitrigraph pull on each day, story boards and talks to show how things are done and probably some small projects for our customers to do.

9) 4970 Bonnet Dr., West Linn OR
Mitzi Kugler‘s Studio


Tour Seattle Oct. 15-16:

The Guild is sponsoring the 8th annual GlassAndDecor.com Studio Tour and Sale which focuses on items for the home. Over 20 artists in glass and other media show their work at 6 close together studios in north Seattle.

There will be PNW Glass Guild members at almost every site:

This event is part of Refract, the Seattle area’s annual 4-day city-wide celebration of glass.

See GlassAndDecor.com for more info.

How exciting – Portland Area Open Studios are coming up…

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September 17th & 18th
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Hi Fellow Glass Enthusiasts! This will be our 7th year having an Open Studio Tour and Sale. Mark your calendar now to see and buy some inspiring glass.

Artists selling in the tour only pay $60.00! The price goes up to $75.00 on August 6th, so don’t miss out on this deal! Registration closes August 13th.

The show is open to all current PNWGG members. Those who have their studio or home in these five counties: Columbia, Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas Counties in Oregon or Clark County Washington can host in their own space. Members who live in other counties may participate by being hosted in a studio within these 5 counties.

Open Studios at Margaret Eagle’s studio last year. Sharon Dunham and Holly Crilly were her guests.

See the Registration info page for all the links and details.

If you want to be a host, fill out the Host form

If you’ve already made arrangements with a host studio, you’ll enter that information on the Registration Form from the website. The process is easiest if your host signs fills out the Host registration form before you fill out the Artist Registration form so please check with them that they have done so.

If you don’t have a host yet, fill out the Artist Registration ASAP and we’ll try to match you with a host studio.

Once you register and have a host, you can pay by debit or credit card on the website.

Marvelous Mosaic Studio in 2021

We need a volunteer to help us hand out signs and collect the flyers eligible for the drawing. Let Linda know right away if you are able to help. Sign distribution will be handled at the picnic on August 28th. All signs must be returned to the VOLUNTEER prior to November 1st. Also, all flyers that are valid for the $50 drawing will need to be turned in to at that time as well. Once we have a volunteer, the tour coordinator will provide a contact number in case you need to pick up your signs at their home.

If you have any questions, please contact either Linda Gerrard or Carlyne Lynch, tour Co-Chairs.

Linda Gerrard’s Studio with guest Dianne Muhly in 2021
Carlyne Lynch’s studio with guests Greta Schneider and Lisa Mustain

Guild Picnics in August: Twice the fun!

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Summer’s finally here! Let’s get together outdoors and talk about glass and everything else.

1) August 14th in Seattle WA 11am potluck at Karen Seymour’s near the Zoo.

see the event link for more

Seattle Guild Picnic 2021 at Karen Seymour’s

2) August 28th in Washougal WA (a suburb of Portland) 11 am potluck at Linda and Kate’s house

see the event link for more

Portland Guild Picnic at Lyn Kennison’s last year

Play Day: Photographing your work

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If, like me, you never get around to taking images of your latest work because setting up the lights and backdrops is such a pain. Let’s do it together Saturday July 16th at 10am.

Bring some of your work and your camera or cell phone. I’ll set up some lights and backgrounds, and we can take pictures. Then we can look at the results and discuss fixes. At Karen Seymour’s (by the Zoo in Seattle). We’ll try to do a Zoom portion too (log in and see the event link for the Zoom). Contact Karen Seymour if you’re interested.

If you’re an experienced photographer, please think about attending and bringing along proper lights and tents so we have more set-ups and help for those who haven’t quite gotten there. Taking good images of glass can be tricky.

Play Days are member only events. Please join the Guild before attending.

If you feel at all un-well please Zoom with us instead of attending in-person — Many of us are at the age that Covid can be a major problem.

Establishing Your Presence On Line

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Summary of the Presentation by Connie Terry, Business Strategist at our June General Meeting

Members can log-in and see this meeting video and other posted meetings under Glass>education

Connie Terry can be contacted at: info@growyourbusinessincome.com
www.growyourbusinessincome.com

How to use your business Facebook page to grow your business
Facebook’s goal
Keep people on Facebook
An engaged audience
Things that stop growth
YouTube links
Links to websites
Lack of engagement

Connie Terry

How to use Facebook pages
Brand awareness
Grow your email list
Sales via Facebook shop or messenger
Get reviews to build like and trust
Facebook page essentials:
Cover that shows off your business
Posts that get engagement or next step in journey
Pictures that grab attention and stop the scroll

Next step:
Get a free mini audit of your Facebook page by Connie Terry’s company
https://businessstrategyplans.plutio.com/p/form/7aBnHCxeWD2AgTS7A

Guild Holiday Party Dec. 12th via Zoom

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Connect with your glass friends and make new ones. All members are invited to the party at 3:30 PM December 12th on Zoom. Make a toast and discuss your glass plans for next year.

There will be an optional draw-a-number gift exchange with the added twist of being able to steal a gift from someone else. Gifts are generally in the $30 range. Keep your gift item small in case you have to mail it. The Zoom link will be available to logged-in Members on the event page closer to the date.

Invite a few glass friends to join you in front of one computer for the party!

Here’s a toast from last year

Portland Area Open Studios Sept.18-19

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Tour all 4 sites to see and buy from 14 Pacific NW Glass Guild member artists.

10 am – 4 pm both days

Outdoors or well ventilated, masks etc.

A) Kory & Rachel Dollar
at Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art
64535 Columbia River Hwy
Deer Island, OR 360-719-9298

Guest Artists: Jennifer Hart, Kevin Kanyo, Lyn Kennison,
Terry Misley, Kathie Wise

Marvelous Mosaics will have snacks, demonstrations, and a free small project for kids.


B) Linda Gerrard’s Studio
8400 SW Maverick Terrace
Beaverton, OR 503-804-3105

Guest artist: Dianne Muhly

Have a snack. Enter the drawing: you might win some art.


C) Margaret Eagle’s Studio
17380 SW Hillsboro Hwy.
Sherwood OR 971-235-4578

Guest artists: Holly Crilly, Sharon Dunham

There will be mosaic projects to try!


D) Carlyne Lynch’s Studio
6890 Molalla Bend Road
Wilsonville, OR 503-784-2277

Guest artists: Lisa Mustain, Greta Schneider

FREE sun catcher project (free supplies and firing),
and there will be a drawing too.
Plus FREE vitrograph stringers for GUILD MEMBERS from Carlyne, as well as some low cost flame working tools for sale


October 16-17: Seattle Studio Tour

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The Guild is sponsoring the Seattle GlassAndDecor.com studio tour October 16-17, 10 am to 5 pm.
7 studios in north Seattle will each host 3 to 4 artists, at least one of which works in glass. The focus is on art to perk up your home.

Come and meet several Seattle area Guild members:
Sandy Spear, Karen Seymour, Connie Munford, Kathy Johnson, Bridget Culligan, and Lael Bennett.

All the glass artists are encouraged to have some sort of demo. We love discussing our work. (note that this event is part of Refract, the big 4-day Seattle glass celebration).

Go to GlassAndDecor.com for map, artist, and demo info.

Play Day: Mosaic Light Block

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September 21, 10 am, Deer Island OR

Come to Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art in Deer Island, and create a mosaic project. Cost is $10 for an 8″x8″ glass block plus $10 for the glass, glue etc. You don’t need to bring anything. The blocks are able to receive LEDs if you want to add lights but lights are not included.

Play Days are an exploration, not an organized class, but there will be other members to answer your questions. Play Days are for Guild Members only. Please join the guild before registering

64535 Columbia River Hwy, Deer Island, OR 97054 (45 minutes north of downtown Portland)

Contact Kory Dollar to register or if you have questions.

https://marvelousmosaic.com/

October General Meeting: Lighting the Future

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Sunday, October 24th 3:30 pm, via Zoom.

This is our annual meeting to elect the next year’s Board. Since at this point we have no more than 1 candidate for each position (see related article), this section should be short.

The rest of the meeting will be a show and tell by artists who do lighting of various sorts. Come and be inspired. The Zoom link will be available on the event listing closer to the date.

Contact Karen Seymour if you are willing to show your lights. So far we have:

November 14th General Meeting – Holiday Ideas

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Only six weeks to go till Christmas and I am out of ideas…

The solution…tune in to the November General meeting. I promise it will be chocked full ideas for gifts you can buy yourself (from Santa of course), gifts you can make to please others, and educational gifts you can give or put on your wish list.

Our members will present on their favorite tools, provide notice of exciting classes on the horizon, and recommend learning experiences and techniques.

Greta Schneider will be expanding on her September Newsletter article and doing a live demonstration on holiday ideas made with dicro.

The Zoom link will be posted on the calendar listing closer to the event. See you there!

Holiday Poem – December 2020

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Sharon Dunham (to the tune of “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”)

It’s the most unusual kind of a year,
Because Covid’s the reason, it’s altered this season but still there’s good cheer,
It’s the most unusual time for this year!
It’s the happ – happiest season of all,
Our guild holiday party, for which I was tardy, was fun for us all
It’s the most diff-er-ent party of all.
There were glass gifts for stealing, the wheeling and dealing
Confusion turned in to a show
Of the snowflakes and earrings, a green plate appealing
But wait, where did it go?
It’s a most wonderful time of the year
We should all be together next year when it’s better to celebrate near
It’s a most wonderful time of the year.
There was much gift exchanging, the offerings ranging
From mushrooms, a clock and a tool,
A penguin, a vase and the usual race to steal
The hummingbird feeder so cool!
It’s the most unusual season by far
With our virtual meetings, Zoom holiday greetings, no way will it mar
Next year’s chance to see all of you, near and far!
Happy Holidays, however you may have spent them.
Stay safe, stay well ‘til we meet again in 2021

Love from Sharon Dunham, your guild bard since 2007!