General Meetings: Usually 4th Sunday 3:30 pm via Zoom

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The June General Meeting Discussed Glass in Public:

The 3 main speakers talked about some of the issues involved with public installations, including dealing with insurance, the sheer size of such jobs, the number of entities involved and the paperwork. We thank them and all who participated.

Rachel Dollar talked about several of Marvelous Mosaic’s larger installations including the Dukes Family Winery in Amity OR (above) and the Redmond OR City Hall.

Nancy Keating has a huge mosaic installation in Carmel, Indiana. she talked about the many entities involved in the project. Here’s the video.

Michael Dupille, installing his Blue Ribbon Livin’ fused glass panels at Valley K-8 School.

Michael Dupille discussed some of his installations in schools. His glue of choice is Dow Silicone 732 or 733.

He also mentioned the reinstall he and Mauricio Robalino were working on: Someone smashed almost all of the original medallions. Repair was being covered by insurance. Working with the insurance company was going smoothly. Michael stressed the importance of being properly insured in the glass business, especially at all stages of a public installation.

Those at the meeting will be interested in seeing the photo of one of the now protected pieces after installation because Michael could only verbally describe the design of the gridwork. You can see the work along the Yesler Terrace Hillclimb in Seattle.

The meeting was recorded and will eventually be posted in the Glass>Education section (We’d love to have a volunteer to edit and post General Meeting videos, contact the President)

Mauricio Robalino’s medallions before he and Michael Dupille installed them on the Yesler Hillclimb in Seattle
One of the medallions with protective grid after installation

July & August: Guild Picnics instead of General Meetings:

(Guild meetings resume in September via Zoom so it’s easy to get to them as the afternoons get dark and the weather turns: just turn on your computer or cell phone)

The Guild Picnic in July at the McBride’s: L to R, Margie Reiff, Lyn Kennison, Greta Schneider, Carlyne Lynch, Lee Jones, Daryle Ryder, Gerald McBride, Rose McBride (camera shy: Lesley Kelly, Pam Pauli). Many thanks to Margie Reiff and Rose McBride for sending photos.

Gerald: “It was a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon full of conversations about the wide variety of artistic methods this group of artists uses, sharing our successful art projects, and talking out why some attempts failed.”

Rose: “Over some really good food, we talked about scheduling a local play date and encouraged new artists’ involvement in PNWGG’s upcoming Fall Studio Tour and the 2024 Gathering of the Guilds. It was fun to show everyone our two studios and talk about what we make. It was even more fun to hear from the others what they are working on.”

You can still attend a Guild picnic this summer!

Have some fun getting to know your glass neighbors by sharing food and talking glass (plus you might make a new friend who will lend you a mold or who will help with a Play Day.)

Sunday Aug. 6th at Gail Haskett’s in Battle Ground WA (near Portland), noon to 4:00 pm NOTE CHANGE in place and date

Sunday Aug. 13th at Karen Seymour’s in Seattle WA at 11:00 am

Please have the courtesy and empathy to notify the host you are planning to attend so they have enough tables, chairs, plates etc. For more info see the event listing on the Guild calendar or read your Tuesday Public News email the week of the event for the address etc..

Next General Meeting Sept. 24th: Custom work, 3:30 pm via Zoom

How do you do custom work without losing your shirt? If you’ve got some experiences to share or know someone who might have, please contact VP Rachel Dollar to get in the speaker line-up (it makes things run smoothly).