Open Studios Registration Starts Today

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The Portland area Open Studio Tour and Sale will be
September 14th and 15th, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Hi, fellow glass enthusiasts! This will be our 9th year having an Open Studio Tour and Sale in the Portland region.  The show is open to all current PNWGG members who have their studio or home in these five counties:  Columbia, Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas (Oregon) or Clark (Washington State). 
Members who live in other counties may participate by being hosted in a studio within these 5 counties.   Here’s the link to the application info.

The cost for each artist is $65.  We’ll have new signs and more advertising this year. Registration is now open and will close August 1st if you want your photos in the publicity, so sign up as soon as you can. The absolute deadline is August 15th but if you wait that long you miss out on being publicized well.
No refunds will be given but you can have an acceptable replacement buy it from you.

If you are able to host other member-artists in your studio, please register right away so possible guests know where opportunities to show/sell are and can be connected to your studio.  Using the forms linked on the info page above, you simply need to indicate that you can host and how many guests you are looking for.

Everyone can easily pay using either your debit or credit card.  If you want to participate in another artist’s studio, please complete the application right away so we can try find a host site that’s a good fit for you.  If you already know whose studio you’ll be at, please indicate that on the registration form.

Once you register and pay by debit or credit card, send 3 pictures to Lesley Kelly.  Please write the subject line of your email:  PICTURES FOR OPEN STUDIO, so Lesley sees them easily.   Make sure your images are 600 px wide or larger but smaller than 1MB in file size and are labeled as follows: lastname-initial-#.jpg  Here’s a sample of mine:

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Shortly you’ll be seeing an email asking for volunteers for a few tasks including sign distribution for your county. We especially need someone to shadow Linda Gerrard so you can lead it next year. She’s been doing it for many years and wants to step down.

We’ll send out additional information once we have volunteers. If you have any questions or want to volunteer to help, please contact Linda Gerrard

Here are a few images from previous tours to whet your appetite.

Mitzi Kugler showing her torch-working and fusing artistry in her West Linn OR studio

Carlyne Lynch’s Wilsonville OR studio will have both colorful art and fun projects for you

Margaret Eagle’s Sherwood OR studio is in an old stable that gives lots of room to look at glass.

Linda Gerarrd shows visitors the backroom of her Beaverton OR Studio where the magic happens.