Regional Glass Events: Reviews & Upcoming

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In-person glass events are starting up again. Here are Images from some events this spring, followed by a list of summer events and a few application deadlines.

The garden art tour this April started out very wet (the birdbaths were self-filling). Here’s site #2 showing art by sponsor Lael Bennett, member Karen Seymour, and friend Andi Ficker

Buyers were enthusiastic and grateful to actually talk to artists and touch handmade art again. Visitors all wore masks but were thankful to finally be vaccinated and able to foresee a return to normal.

Sorticulture in Everett WA is the NW’s largest outdoor garden art festival

Marcus Harper announced he now has a gallery in Tacoma WA
Maria Ruano of Seattle’s Bedrock Industries fuses recycled glass
BC artist Sean Goddard with his glass and metal insects

Many vendors were nearly sold out of their work by Sunday afternoon. This bodes well for the coming summer

Summer starts slow with several shows still virtual, but by August most events are in-person.

Application deadlines for some fall events are also listed below:

(Guild sponsored events are bolded)


11 Art In The Garden, Brush Prairie (near Vancouver WA)
16-25 Salem Art Fair and Festival, usually Salem, OR but virtual this year
17 Art In The Garden, Battle Ground WA
18 Guild General Meeting: Inclusions and Reactions 2 pm via Zoom
21-Aug 4 Bellevue Art Museum Arts Festival, usually Bellevue WA but virtual this year
23-Aug 2 Sooke Fine Arts Show, usually Sooke BC but virtual this year


5 Portland Bead Society Bead and Creative Arts festival vendor applications due Aug 5, show is Oct 9-10.
6-8 Anacortes Arts Festival, Anacortes WA
15 Guild Picnic 11:30 am Seattle in-person (and Zoom?)
15 Portland/Vancouver area Open Studios applications due (see related article)
21-22 Fresh Paint, Everett WA
21 Guild Board Meeting
22 Guild Picnic 4pm Portland in-person (and Zoom?)
21-22 Whidbey Working Artists Summer Studio Tour, Whidbey Island WA
27-29 Edmonds Art Festival Edmonds WA
27-29? Arts In The Garden, Bellevue WA

4-6 Art In the Pearl, Portland OR
4-6 Bellevue Downtown Arts Market Bellevue WA
10-12 Art In The Park Boise ID
18-19 Pacific NW Glass Guild Open Studios, Portland OR (apply by August 15th, see related article)