Gathering of the Guilds starts Friday

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April 28-30 this free event at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland is the biggest item on the Guild calendar for good reason.
• See lots of great glass from PNW Glass Guild members as well as work from 5 other guilds.
• Watch demonstrations and talk to artists.
• Look for the charity table where members are donating the proceeds of sales to benefit Mercy Corps.
• Have a great time enjoying and interacting with art and artists.
Hours are:
April 28, Friday – 10:00 – 7:00
April 29, Saturday – 10:00 – 6:00
April 30, Sunday – 10:00 – 4:00

For the list of Guild members showing/selling their work and other details see

Seattle’s Garden Art Studio Tour this weekend

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April 29-30, 10am to 5pm for our 9th year. Seattle members Karen Seymour, Bridget Culligan, Charles Friedman, and Janiene Fitzpatrick invite you to their homes and yards to see, talk about, and perhaps buy their garden related glass work and that of their guest artists who have a wide range of media. See for the map and all the details on the 7 sites and over 20 artists.

Last Chance! Don’t Miss Out

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Registration ends April 30th. Don’t miss your chance to sell at the 2023 Portland Rose Festival as part of the PNW Glass Guild booth. Sign Up today, there are still openings in the June weekends. Reminder, the fee is only $50 per day. Register here and get further information before time runs out.

Lots happening in the next month:

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Through April 16th: Rexville Grange Art show in Mt. Vernon WA: see member Julie Erickson plus about 20 more artists in various media

April 14 **Deadline** to fill out the form for the charity table to have the Guild sell your work to benefit Mercy Corps at The Gathering of the Guilds in Portland OR

April 15-16 Best of the NW Art Show in Seattle WA: see members Lael Bennett, Cheryl Chapman, and Mitzi Kugler plus about 100 more artists

April 21-23 Columbia Gorge Artists Studio Tour in WA & OR: see member Stephanie Johnston plus about 40 more artists

April 28-30 Gathering of the Guilds in Portland OR See lots of member-vendors and lots of member-volunteers. There is still time for you to be one of them: volunteer or even log on and buy a Spotlight pedestal or the remaining space in the group booth. There’s also a charity table at which the Guild will sell your work to benefit Mercy Corps.

April 29-30 Art In Bloom Seattle‘s garden art studio tour and sale: see members Karen Seymour, Bridget Culligan, Charles Friedman, Janiene Fitzpatrick and about 20 other artists.

April 30 **Deadline** to apply to sell in the Guild’s Rose Festival booth in Portland OR Memorial Day 4-day weekend and 2 weekends in June $50/day, no commission.

May 6 Guild Vendor Fair in Beaverton OR (SW Portland area) members only so please join or renew before attending. Log in and fill out the form on the bottom of the event page to volunteer

May 7 Guild General Meeting via Zoom, 3:30pm: Shaping By Slumping, Draping, Kiln Casting etc.

The Vendor Fair is Back!!

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Saturday, May 6th, 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Beaverton YMCA located at 9685 SW Harvest Ct, Beaverton OR (just south of Portland)
(about ½ mile off 217 and Allen, in a separate building with kitchen, bathrooms and plenty of parking).

Our last Vendor Fair was in 2019, so let’s make this a good one!  This is a member-only event, so make sure you have renewed your membership beforehand.  If you have friends interested in glass, bring them. But remember to have them join the Guild right away.  You can renew or join at the door, but it will delay entry into the Fair.

So far, we have 7 tables reserved, and we’re still working to see if more Sponsors can participate.

I’ve already started receiving the donations (over $1,500 in prizes committed so far).

• See the latest in glass art and supplies
• Get in on special pricing or other offers from Sponsors
• Potluck dinner begins at 6:00 – sit and eat or keep shopping, it’s up to you

Watch your Classifieds for more details about the Vendor Fair!

The Vendor Fair is always a great time, so I hope you’ll come out to support our Sponsors and find some awesome glass, supplies, advice and just have fun!

Just so we have an idea of how much food we’ll need, please let me know if you plan to attend the Vendor Fair: Linda Gerrard

Kiln Usage & Maintenance Sun Feb 26 Zoom 3:30

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Delores Taylor, Lael Bennett, Karen Seymour, and others will talk about run away kilns and kiln repair issues. If you have kiln experiences to share too please contact Rachel Dollar, our VP, to get on the schedule.

What do you look for in buying a kiln? Do you have cold spots? Have you changed your thermocouple? How do you repair firebrick? Come if you have questions or can answer them. For the Zoom link and any further info added to the event listing see:

Holiday Party, Dec. 3rd, Portland area, 5pm

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Hosted by Linda Gerrard in Beaverton

Thanksgiving is behind us and it’s time for a Guild Holiday Party.  If you’d like to join us but haven’t RSVP’d yet, please do so right now ( so you don’t get distracted.

This is a not-to-be-missed event!  We have an awesome pot luck dinner with Linda Gerrard preparing the main course (and probably a few other things) and the appetizer, salad, side dishes, libations and deserts are brought by the members in attendance.   Believe me when I say, you won’t go home hungry!

Not only will you be treated to an amazing meal, there is also a very fun gift exchange.  You spend no more than $25.00 for the gift, everyone randomly selects a number and the fun begins.  Don’t get too attached to your awesome gift because it just might get stolen.  This is optional, of course.  But, if you and your spouse/partner both want to participate, just bring 2 gifts and you’re in!

Members should have already received an invitation via email with more details, so please RSVP to quickly so I know how many to plan for and what each of you will be bringing.  My home is located in Beaverton, OR.  I hope to see many of you at the party.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, December 3rd.  The fun begins at 5:00 PM and goes until about 9:00 PM. 

Seattle Holiday Party Dec. 18, 11am

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Potluck at Karen Seymour’s by the zoo in Seattle 11am to around 1:30 pm. Bring a dish to feed about 8. If you want to have something other than water or hot cider to drink, bring that too.

Share your glass adventures the past couple of years and what directions you’d like to explore in the next year.

Participate in the optional gift swap by bringing a small wrapped something, preferably glass-related (a piece of your own glass-work? A book you’re done with? Some dichro scrap?). We’ll draw numbers.

This is for the Guild but friends and family and anyone else interested in glass can attend. Please contact Karen if you plan to come so we have enough chairs etc.

Since Covid is still around and we don’t want to be a spreading event, please get your 3rd booster and/or self-test just before attending.

Vancouver WA Holiday Party Dec 18, noon at Melt

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Sheri Spurlock, owner of Melt Art Glass in Vancouver WA is inviting us to hold a holiday potluck at her shop from noon to about 2 pm. Guild members, family, and friends interested in glass are welcome but please contact Sheri by email or call 360-771-5617 if you plan to attend (and also if your plans change at the last minute). Having an accurate head count in advance is essential to making this sort of event run smoothly.

She’ll provide tableware and cutlery. Bring a dish to feed about 8 people. If you want something other than water to drink, bring that too (Please: no alcohol, she’s not a “licensed premise” so serving alcohol can get her business into trouble).

If you want to participate in an optional gift swap, bring a small wrapped item, preferably glass-related.

Clark Co. WA Studio Tour This Weekend

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Member Ann Cavanaugh submitted this November 5-6 event (Tour preview Nov 4, 4-8 pm at Art At The Cave Vancouver WA. Clark County Washington-Battleground). My studio is one of 50 in Clark County open for visiting. My address is 25605 NE Cooley Rd Battleground 98604

Member Vicki Green at 11914 NE 49th Ct. Vancouver WA is also on this tour. For more information and an interactive map go to

General Meeting: Voting + Photographing Glass Art Oct. 23rd 3:30-5pm PST

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via Zoom

There will be a quick election of officers for 2023 and then learn some great tips on photographing your glass. Guest Speakers will include –
Meghan Farrell of Retouch Artistry,
Rene Westbrook of Westbrook Photography,
Jim and Matt of JDA Creative Color,

Email Rachel Dollar if you would like to discuss any photography related topics at the meeting. We could use a few more speakers. Looking forward to seeing you on the Zoom.

See the event link on the calendar for the Zoom link and any updates