Pacific NW Glass Events, Past & Future

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Past events:

2024 International Contemporary Mosaic Artists Conference in Eugene OR

Member Carlyne Lynch sends us this: “I attended the International Contemporary Mosaic Conference in Eugene this month. What a rare and great opportunity to learn from the vast experience and art on exhibit. Our very own Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art won the Innovation Award for her entry of “Hoot”. Congratulations Kory.

The word of the conference was Andamento. It was borrowed from an Italian musical term and refers to the flow or movement of tesserae (the pieces) in a mosaic. Andamento directs the eye and sets the tone for the image, whether that is calm and measured, dynamic, chaotic or playful.

Kory Dollar and “Hoot”

Dr. Helen Bodycomb was attending the conference from Australia.”

PNWGG sponsor Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art hosted a book signing and recorded Dr. Bodycomb’s talk for the PNW Glass Guild. The video is available to logged-in members under Mosaic… in the Glass>Education menu or here.

Several Seattle members and their friends held their annual garden art studio tour and sale again this year. Not shown are members David Smith and Bridget Culligan We had “Interesting” weather and were able to prove the birdbaths and bowls held water and didn’t blow away in heavy wind.

Lael Bennett dressed for the weather

A customer surveys some of Karen Seymour’s work

Please send us photos of your glass events:

Having a photo makes it so much easier to invite people to participate in an event next year. If you are part of or go to a glass event please take some photos and send the best 2 to the publicity team (400 to 600 px or “medium” resolution, about 500 KB, not more than 1MB if you can help it).

Future Events

General meetings in 2024 are via Zoom, usually on the 4th Sunday of most months, at 3:30 pm (not April, July, August, or December).

Contact our VPs if you have suggestions for future topics. You don’t need to be a member to attend our General Meetings but we would love to have you join. Videos of many meetings are available to members by choosing Glass>Education from the menu.

• “Sherlocking” – This monthly troubleshooting and discussion group is for members wanting to troubleshoot their glass pieces and techniques and has decided to meet most 3rd Wednesdays of the month at 6:30 pm (does not meet in July or August this year). In person near Portland and via Zoom. Check the Calendar for upcoming meeting dates.

Summer Events:

Logged in members can submit their events under About> Contact Us, Submit Calendar Event tab

(Guild sponsored events are in bold)

7-9 Sorticulture Everett WA
10 Board Meeting via Zoom
19 Sherlocking, Fairview OR (E Portland) & Zoom
21-23 Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, OR
23 General Meeting via Zoom: Powder Challenge

8 Board Meeting via Zoom
14 Guild Picnic: Keyport WA
26-28 Bellevue Arts Fair, Bellevue WA
28 Guild Picnic: Seattle WA
30-Aug 2 Reverse Enamel Workshop: Bainbridge WA

11 Guild Picnic: Battle Ground WA (note: changed to Sunday)
23-25 Bellevue Botanical Garden Arts Fair, WA
24 Guild Picnic: Fairview OR (near Portland)
31-Sept 2 Art In The Pearl, Portland OR

Looking Ahead to Fall: Volunteers needed NOW

(our glass events events don’t happen spontaneously: it takes organizing and prep. Give a little time and energy, get a lot more fun, glass info and sense of community.)

The PNW Glass Guild’s September Open Studios in the Portland/Vancouver area is looking for a new volunteer to lead it: Linda Gerrard has been doing it many years and wants someone to shadow her this year so they can take it on next year. The event will be September 14-15. Contact Linda for more info.

• See the related Vendor Fair article above about the postponed Portland/Vancouver area vendor fair looking for a volunteer to start organizing now for next year. Contact Stephanie Johnston, sponsorship team lead.

Refract is celebrating glass in Seattle October 17-20: The Guild is sponsoring the Studio Tour Oct. 19-20 as part of larger glass celebration. Contact Karen Seymour about hosting a site if your home/studio is north of the ship canal and south of the city limits.
Also contact her if you are volunteering to organize carpooling from your town to come to Refract. Refract has over 50 venues presenting glass of all types. It is mostly free or the normal cost of museum entry.