Upcoming December Glass Events

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‘Tis the season for celebration! Join your fellow glass artists at one or more of these upcoming events.

December 2 – Come support member Roz Cooper in her first time at the Elsie Stuhr Center’s Annual Holiday Bazaar in Beaverton, OR, 9 am to 3 pm

December 9 See member Evan Burnette and several other glass blowers in action and buy their work, including lots of ornaments, at the Local Art Glass Holiday Sale and Open Studio, Portland, OR, 10 am to 6 pm (the Old Pickle Factory building housing the studio is a holiday treat all on its own)

PNW Glass Guild Potluck Holiday Parties

For the Guild but friends and family and anyone else interested in glass is welcome to attend.

December 9 Beaverton OR (SW of Portland) 5 pm hosted by Linda Gerrard. The food in the past has been wow and the glass gift exchange can get exciting when people start “stealing”. Contact Linda to check with her on what to bring.

December 10 Seattle WA 11 am hosted by Karen Seymour near the zoo. Let’s talk glass! Show off what you’ve been working on and share ideas. Bring food and something glass-related & wrapped if you want to participate in the optional gift exchange too. Please contact Karen if you plan to attend so we have enough chairs etc.

December 17 Vancouver WA 3 pm hosted by sponsor Melt Art Glass. Bring snacks etc. and celebrate the color that glass gives to our lives during this dark time of year with fellow glass enthusiasts. 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).

November Glass Events:

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Lots happening this month:

• Nov. 10-12 join members Lael Bennett and Mari Aoki Knight and over 100 other local artists in the 35th Best of the NW art show at hanger 30 in Seattle’s Magnuson Park

Nov. 18 Flash Play Day via Zoom since it is mostly kilnwork. It will be described in detail in next week’s November Newsletter

• Nov. 18-19 Members Shirley Bishop and Charlene Hale and about 14 more artists in a variety of media are looking forward to seeing you on this 4 studio tour. See WashougalStudioArtists.org for more info. (Washougal is NE of Portland on the north side of the Columbia River).

• Nov. 18-19 Member Ann Cavanaugh and many other nature-themed artists are selling their work in the 43rd Wild Arts Festival, an annual fundraiser for the Portland Audubon Society, at Portland State University’s Viking Pavillion.

• Nov. 19 Guild General Meeting: Holiday Projects for Kids: Will you share a glass project that kids can do? Tune in and get some ideas on how to nurture a love of glass in the budding artists in your neighborhood. Please contact VP Rachel Dollar to add yourself to the list of speakers . Meetings run so much smoother and are more interesting if you have speaker lineup in advance. 3:30 via Zoom

Looking ahead: 3 Holiday Parties in December

in Beaverton OR (Dec. 9), Seattle WA (Dec. 10), and Vancouver WA (Dec. 17)

Seattle area: This week Oct. 12-15 Refract & Oct 14-15 GlassAndDecor.com Studio Tour

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Refract, the annual 4-day Seattle area glass celebration is Thursday through Sunday (Oct. 12-15). One of around 50 Refract events is the PNW Glass Guild sponsored GlassAndDecor.com studio tour and sale this weekend (Oct. 14-15, 10 am to 5 pm). Guild members looking forward to meeting you are listed below (there are over 20 artists in various media participating in our tour). See GlassAndDecor.com for studio tour map and artist details

Studio # 1) Charles Friedman 2841 NW 70th St

2) Blowing Sands Studio/David Smith 5805 14th Ave NW

3) Karen Seymour 5415 Greenwood Ave N
Guests: Lael Bennett, Kathy Johnson, Debbie Marchione

4) Janiene Fitzpatrick 204 N 73rd St

5) Fred Buxton & Sandy Spear 7001 Roosevelt Wy NE

6) Bridget Culligan 5419 Kensington Pl N

Potluck Picnic in Seattle This Sunday 8/13

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Sunday August 13, 11 am: the last Guild potluck brunch of the year, this time in Karen Seymour’s shady backyard at 5415 Greenwood Ave N, near the Zoo in Seattle. It’s the house with the grape trellis in front. Come down the alley on the south side of the house and up the 3 steps into the backyard).

Plates, cups, utensils, napkins, water and lemonade will be furnished. Please bring a dish that can feed about 8 people and if you wish something else to drink, bring that too. This is ostensibly a PNWGlassGuild.org function but you don’t need to be a member: spouses and friends who are willing to talk glass or at least listen are all welcome. It’s always lots of fun.

If you bring some of your glass for show and tell people will be delighted. If you bring that odd piece you’ve been wondering about there will probably be many experienced troubleshooters to help diagnose it.

Please let Karen know that you’re coming. It’s so much easier if we get everything out before people start arriving and for that you need an accurate headcount.
Hope to see you soon!

Guild Potluck Picnic This Sunday 8/6

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Note Date and Place Change from what we said several weeks ago.

Battle Ground WA (near Portland/Vancouver/Longview) Come meet your glass neighbors, share some good food, and talk glass for an afternoon. It’s lots of fun. In addition to food, bring some glass, maybe your wonky fused piece or whatever, for the show and tell. It will certainly generate discussion and maybe some insights for us all. You don’t need to be a Guild member to attend.

Gail Haskett will host this Guild Potluck Picnic Sunday August 6th, noon to 4pm
She said to add that she has a large covered patio for the sun shy.

Please have the empathy to email Gail, nwhc@live.com, to let her know you are planning to attend, what you are bringing, and how many attending. Hosting is so much easier if you know how many are coming so you can get out all the chairs, plates, etc. before everyone arrives.

Here’s the event link for details

Sunday August 13th at 11 am at Karen Seymour’s in Seattle is the last Guild Picnic of the year:

Gallery Show in Portland: Melting Pot – Vessels for Unity (Jul 27 – Aug 28)

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Guild Member Candace Pratt is holding her first gallery show at Guardino Gallery in Portland, OR between July 27 – Aug 28th. The Opening Reception is part of the Last Thursday Alberta Street festivities on July 27 from 5-8 p.m.

She is featuring 25 glass & fiber art baskets & vessels made with kiln-formed glass and woven with reed, yarn, fabric and embellishments. She will be paired with artist Julie Ann Smith featuring her paintings of the Columbia Gorge.

Guardino Gallery, 2939 NE Alberta, Portland, OR 97211
Hours: Tues – Sun 11-5

July 16th Guild Picnic near Salem OR

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Let’s picnic together to get to know each other better and share what is happening in our individual glass worlds! Rose and Gerald McBride are hosting the first summer potluck in their yard at 2385 Cloverdale Drive SE in Turner OR, next door to the beautiful Willamette Valley Vineyards south of Salem, on Sunday July 16th, from noon to 4pm.

Shaded tables, plates, cups, utensils, napkins, and water will be furnished. Please bring a dish that can feed about 8 people, a chair for each of you, and if you wish something other than water to drink, bring that too. Spouses and non-member glass enthusiasts are also welcome.

Bring some of your glass for show and tell! Who knows where the discussions will lead.

Please have the empathy and courtesy to contact Rose Mcbride, rose.mcbride@pnwglassguild.org, or text 503-349-7796, to let them know you’re coming (and the number in your party) so they can make sure they have enough tables, plates etc. for everyone.

See the event listing for any last minute info:

July 15th: Art In The Garden

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10am to 5pm in Art in the Garden in Battle Ground WA (near Portland)

See/buy lots of garden art in glass and other media at 25605 NE Cooley Rd Battle Ground WA on Saturday only. The studio garden of glass artist Ann Cavanaugh is used as a “gallery” to show off the creativity and artistry of 10 Northwest artists including Guild members Ann Cavanagh, Vicki Green, and Kevin Kanyo. Glass, clay, wood, and metal art are featured. This is a unique show put on by artists for artists. See anncavanaugh.com or coellaglass.com for more info.

General Meeting this Sunday 3:30 Zoom

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Public Glass Art: Where do you find it, how do you get such commissions, what challenges should you expect. Several artists who have done public installations will share their experiences.

Speakers so far: Kory Dollar, Nancy Keating, Michael Dupille

See the event link for updates and Zoom link

Please contact VP Rachel Dollar if you’ve got some experiences to share or know someone who might have (having a speaker lineup in advance makes the meeting run much more smoothly).

Edmonds WA Art Festival June 16-18

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Member/sponsor Angie Heinrich (Zetamari), and over 160 other artists in glass and other media will be showing/selling their work in the field at 700 Main Street in Edmonds WA this weekend. https://www.edmondsartsfestival.com/booth-artists-festival/

Members: publicize your events this summer on the Guild’s calendar by logging in and filling out the “Submit Calendar Event” form you find under About>Contact Us on the menu.

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 ArtInBloomSeattle.com 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