General Meeting Sunday, June 26

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How to Create an Online Presence, 3:30 pm, Zoom

Come join the discussion about Facebook advertising, Email lists, Getting your art online as a Guild member, Using your free SquareUp.com website, and much more. We can also discuss upcoming Guild events like the picnics, Open Studios etc.

You don’t have to be a member to come to our General Meetings. See the event listing for more.


Play Day: Photographing Your Work

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June 12th (a week from Sunday) 12:30 to around 3:30

At Karen Seymour’s (by the Zoo in Seattle). We’ll try to do a Zoom portion too.
Contact Karen Seymour if you’re interested.

If you’re like me you put off making good images of your latest work because getting the lights and backdrops set up is such a pain. Let’s do it together.
Bring some of your work and your camera or cell phone. I’ll set up some lights and backgrounds, and we can take pictures. Then we can look at the results and discuss fixes.

If you’re an experienced photographer with proper lights and tents discus bringing them along so we have more setups and experience to help those who haven’t gotten there yet. Better photos makes the Guild as a whole look more polished and by extension, yourself.

Play Days are member only events. Please join the Guild before attending.

If we manage to get Zoom working, log in first and then look for the link on the event listing

General Meeting Sunday May 22nd

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3:30 pm via Zoom

Let’s talk about shows, especially Gathering of the Guilds: both successes and what we could do differently. If you’ve done other recent shows tell us how they went and how they dealt with various issues. We can also discuss upcoming Guild events like the picnics, Open Studios etc.as we get back to doing some things in person in these hopefully post-Covid times.

See the event listing for the link (log-in first or use the form).

Anyone is welcome at our general meetings, you don’t need to be a member.

Tuesday May 24th at 7pm there will be a Board meeting to set future event dates etc. Having your input at either or both meetings would be very welcome.

Gathering of the Guilds starts this Friday

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Hours are Friday May 6th, 10am to 7pm; Saturday May 7th, 10am to 6pm; Sunday May 8th, 10am to 4pm*

*10am to noon on Sunday everyone, visitors included, will be masked in hope of making it safer for elderly moms etc. to visit this free event at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. The rest of the time we will follow CDC guidelines which at this point make masking optional for those without symptoms.

  • Look for “Mother’s Day Special” signs in artists’ booths and get special pricing on specific items on Sunday.
  • Signed items saying proceeds will be donated to benefit the people of Ukraine will be found throughout the show. All proceeds from selling these items will go to Mercy Corps, the International Red Cross and other organizations providing support to the people of Ukraine.

Come say Hi to (and buy from) PNW Glass Guild members:

Lesley Kelly

Lesley Kelly’s dish to benefit Ukraine

Lisa Mustain

Kory Dollar
Marvelous Mosaic Fine Arts

See https://gatheringoftheguilds.com/ for information about the whole event, including 5 other guilds with over 100 artists in other media.

There will also be lots of Guild volunteers helping make this event work: If you have an hour or two we still need a few booth sitters, especially Saturday, contact Mitzi Kugler.

It will be so much fun to talk glass in person again!

Jan 11- Feb 19 Mel Archer show in Covallis, OR

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Artist’s Talk, Thursday, January 20, 12 pm in the Corrine Woodman Gallerie of The Arts Center:

Member Mel Archer invites you to his show and talk on “Broken Glass: Re-imagined”. Details and a nice video of the show are at https://theartscenter.net/mel-archer-broken-glass-re-imagined/
More of Mel’s work and info about his classes can be found at MelArcher.com
And Mel said he might be able to attend the Guild General Meeting Zoom Jan 23rd to share how he organizes his hundreds of frit mixes.

Nov. 6-7 Clark Co. WA Studio Tour

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Members Ann Cavanaugh and Vicki Green are 2 of the 50 artists selected to open their studios during the Clark County (WA) Open Studio tour. The tour is Nov 6 & 7, 10am to 5pm. Find information at artstra.org. Ann is studio #30 25605 NE  Cooley Rd Battleground WA 98604. Vicki is studio #38 11914 NE 49th Ct Vancouver WA 98686.  We have both been very busy creating new work for your visit. 

Nov. 6 & 7 Free Ornament Workshop

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By appointment at Carlyne Lynch’s studio in Wilsonville OR, a SW Portland suburb. Bring your grandchildren over 8 years old and bring yourself and join me in my studio for fun and adventure and no experience required. Make a free ornament. All supplies and tools will be provided, and no experience is needed. I will have kits available and be on hand to cut a hat, scarf or whatever your unique ornament needs. You create the ornament and I will fire it and get it back to you within a week. I have offered this workshop for three years. This year masks will be required, and social distancing will be offered. Email Carlyne Lynch for an appointment or drop by Carlyne’s

November 13 Vitrograph Play Day

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Join Carlyne Lynch on Saturday, November 13th from 11am to 1pm for a vitrograph play day where we will pull stringers. Those who attend in person can take a batch home. RSVP to Carlyne Lynch. There is room for up to 8 people at Carlyne’s SW Portland studio and an unlimited number via Zoom. The Zoom link will be available on the event listing closer to the event.

This is a member only event, please join the Guild prior to registering

Oct. 24 General meeting: Lighting the Future

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Via Zoom this Sunday from 3:30 to 5:30

A short election of officers for next year and then several artists will talk about how they do lighting: 3-d printing, solar power, Patte de Verre, getting parts and more will probably be discussed. Anyone else who does lighting is encouraged to give a short show and tell. See the event listing for more details.

Oct 14-17: lots of glass in Seattle area

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This weekend, Oct 16-17, say hi to Guild Members Lael Bennett, Bridget Culligan, Kathy Johnson, Connie Munford, and Karen Seymour and 20+ other artists at the 7 site GlassAndDecor.com studio tour in north Seattle. Our tour is part of Refract ( RefractSeattle.org ) a much larger 50+ venue, area-wide event which starts Thursday, Oct. 14th. Here’s an unofficial 1 page Refract schedule (pdf) if you want something printable.

Seattle Studio Tour

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Oct. 16-17, 10am to 5pm, Guild sponsored GlassAndDecor.com 7-studio tour and sale in north Seattle. 20+ artists in various media with art to enliven your home. There will be glass at every site. Many artists will have demos. Meet 5 PNW Glass Guild Members: we all look forward to talking glass with you. See GlassAndDecor.com for map, artist info etc.

This event is part of Refract, the much larger 4-day Seattle area glass celebration October 14-17 see RefractSeattle.org.