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 (pnwggholidayparty@gmail.com) 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 info@meltglass.com 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 artstra.org/open-studios/

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

More Open Studios This Weekend

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In Both Seattle and Portland Area October 15-16

In north Seattle the Guild is sponsoring the Glass And Decor Studio Tour and Sale October 15-16. See the event link for artist info and link to map (this is only one of the many RefractSeattle.org Glass Celebration events October 13-16). Come say hello to members Bridget Culligan (studio #1), Sandy Spear (#2), Karen Seymour (#3),, Lael Bennett (#3), Kathy Johnson (#3), Janiene Fitzpatrick (#3), David Smith (#4) and Charles Friedman (#5) .

In the Portland area member Linda Gerrard is participating in the Washington County Open Studios (WashCoArt.org), also this weekend, October 15-16.

Linda Gerrard shows her workspace to two Open Studio visitors

See Guild Members At In-person Events

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In Portland this Friday-Sunday and in Seattle October 15-16

4 members are part of the LOCAL 14 art show in Portland Sept 30 (Friday) to Oct 3rd at the World Forestry Center by the Zoo. See the event link

Plus the Guild is sponsoring the Glass And Decor Studio Tour and Sale in Seattle October 15-16 see the event link for artist info and link to map (this is only one of the many Refract Glass Celebration events October 13-16)

Reminder: July 24th General Meeting

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3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Pacific time via Zoom

How to host or participate in a studio show,

Both Portland and Seattle are having glass-focused studio tours this fall plus there several general studio tours. Come and share some tips. Those who have done, are doing, or are thinking about doing one of this fall’s 2 Guild sponsored studio tours are especially encouraged to attend.

log in and go to the event link (events coming in the next month or so are at the bottom of each page for the Zoom)

If you can’t log-in, request the link via the Zoom request form (in top menu>about>contact us> “Get the Zoom Link”). You don’t have to be a member to come to our General Meetings.

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!