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 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 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.

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!