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)

New Sponsor: AAE is back and they’re offering a discount to members!

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I’m so excited to have AAE back as one of our Gold Level Sponsors. They moved to Nevada and opened their new online shop several months ago and are looking forward to seeing our members make beautiful art with the various products they offer. Go to PNWGlassGuild.org >About>Our Sponsors to see the sponsor ‘ads and see how to reach them. Log in first and you can see the discount offers for current members.

Please remember discount offers are available only to our current members. Join the Guild to take advantage of this benefit https://www.pnwglassguild.org/join-the-guild/

Portland area Guild Picnic this Sunday

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Sunday August 28th 11 am potluck in Linda and Kate’s yard in Washougal WA. See the event link for more: https://www.pnwglassguild.org/event/guild-picnic-2-washougal/
RSVP to Linda Roman or Kate Nicklos so they have enough chairs etc. out.

We know you’ll have as much fun at this as we did a week ago in Seattle.

As an added incentive for out-of-town members to come to Portland for this picnic, Guild sponsor Bullseye Glass is having their summer sale at the resource center through the end of August
http://www.bullseyeglass.com/kilnforming/endless-color-summer-sale-2022-portland-portland-2127.html

Guild Picnics Coming Soon

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In Seattle this Sunday (August 14th) 11am potluck in Karen Seymour’s backyard near the Zoo. See the event link on the website for more. RSVP (206-525-1577) so we have enough chairs out

In Washougal (across the river from Portland) in about 2 weeks on Sunday August 28th 11 am potluck in Linda and Kate’s yard. See the event link for more. RSVP to Linda Roman or Kate Nicklos

Spouses and anyone else who is willing to listen to us talk glass is welcome but please attend by Zoom if you are feeling ill or have recently been in crowded places like airports.

As an added incentive for out-of-town members to come to Portland for this picnic, Guild sponsor Bullseye Glass is having their summer sale at the resource center through the end of August
http://www.bullseyeglass.com/kilnforming/endless-color-summer-sale-2022-portland-portland-2127.html

TIME IS RUNNING OUT! YOUR LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER AND PAY FOR OPEN STUDIOS TOUR AND SALE IS AUGUST 13TH.

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September 17 & 18, 2022 in the Portland area from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Link to full details about the tour: https://www.pnwglassguild.org/open-studios-registration/

Registration is now open to current PNWGG Members (yes, you can join or renew to become a current member and be on the tour). Registration and payment deadline is August 13th, so don’t wait!

Log in to pnwglassguild.org, click the above link or go to the “Open Studios” event link at the bottom of any website page, and click the registration info link from there to see the full details. Find everything you need to know about the tour: which counties are eligible to be in the tour, how to join, how to share a studio and how to pay. If you do have any questions, there’s a place to ask at the end of the post or contact Linda Gerrard.

Last year saw more visitors than the previous year, so artists, sign up and let’s make this year the biggest show yet!

Open Studios Tour and Sale

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September 17 & 18, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Link to full details about the tour: https://www.pnwglassguild.org/open-studios-registration/

Registration is now open to current PNWGG Members (yes, you can join or renew to become a current member and be on the tour). Registration and payment deadline is August 13th, so don’t wait!

Log in to pnwglassguild.org, click the above link or go to the “Open Studios” event link at the bottom of any website page, and click the registration info link from there to see the full details. Find everything you need to know about the tour: which counties are eligible to be in the tour, how to join, how to share a studio and how to pay. If you do have any questions, there’s a place to ask at the end of the post or contact Linda Gerrard.

Last year saw more visitors than the previous year, so artists, sign up and let’s make this year the biggest show yet!

Open Studio Tour and Sale

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September 17 & 18, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Link to full details about the tour: https://www.pnwglassguild.org/open-studios-registration/

Registration is now open to current PNWGG Members (yes, you can join or renew to become a current member and be on the tour). Register by August 13th: $60.00.

Log in to pnwglassguild.org, click the above link or go to the Events Calendar to September 17, then click on “continued” to see the link for the full details. Find everything you need to know about the tour: which counties are eligible to be in the tour, how to join, how to share a studio and how to pay. If you do have any questions, there’s a place to ask at the end of the post or contact Linda Gerrard.

Last year saw more visitors than the previous year, so artists, sign up and let’s make this year the biggest show yet!

Guild General Meeting April 25, 7pm

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Tips for Doing a Show

Note this is a MONDAY evening: It was moved from the usual Sunday afternoon because many Seattle members are participating in the April 23-24 ArtInBloomSeattle.com studio tour.

As we go back to in-person events there will hopefully be more in-person art shows, including the May 6-8 Gathering of the Guilds. Have you got any tips to share about both selling your work at shows and surviving and enjoying the experience? Please contact Rachel Dollar to help her put together a speaker order or just show up and join the discussion. You don’t have to be a member to come to our General Meetings.

Please see the event listing for the Zoom link and late-breaking info

Show off your muscles to help GotG

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We really need 5-6 strong volunteers to donate their time on Wednesday May 4th from 1:30 to 2 pm in Hall A of the Oregon Convention Center to help us get the pedestals and things from the storage shed and set up the showcase area at Gathering of the Guilds. Then if you could come back on Sunday May 8th at 4 pm for maybe two hours to help take the display down and take the stuff back to the storage shed, that would be wonderful (there are less energetic volunteer slots during the show if you can spare a couple of hours) Contact Mitzi Kugler

Or fill out the volunteer form

Come to Seattle April 23-24

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5 Seattle PNW Glass Guild members are participating in the FREE 8th annual ArtInBloomSeattle.com Garden Art Studio Tour and Sale April 23-24 from 10am to 5pm (there are a total of 21 artists showing their garden-related art of many types in the 6 yards/open garages). Janiene Fitzpatrick will be at site #1, Connie Munford at #3, Bridget Culligan at #4, Lael Bennett and Karen Seymour at #5. Find the map and all the details at ArtInBloomSeattle.com

The big Best of the Northwest show is happening just down the hill at hangar 30 in Magnuson Park the same weekend (tickets required) — about 100 artists including some glass (but none are Guild members yet).

Come to north Seattle for a whole weekend of in-person art!

Ask Your Mom

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There’s a special time on May 8th (yes, Mother’s Day) from 10 am to noon at the Gathering of the Guilds when all vendors and visitors will be masked so that people can bring their mothers and anyone else who may want to take extra care. During that time there will be Mother’s Day specials by members of all 6 guilds featured throughout the show.

For the rest of the event masking is following CDC recommendations for Multnomah County at this time – “People may choose to wear a mask. People with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should wear a mask.”

The complete show schedule is:
Friday May 6th, 10am to 7pm
Saturday May 7th, 10am to 6pm
Sunday May 8th, 10am to 4pm (masking required from 10am to noon)

We look forward to seeing you at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland.
See the event listing for more info.

Sunday March 27, 3:30 General meeting

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On Yard Art

Our very seasonal theme is Yard Art. Everyone from blowers to fusers to stained glass artists can make something to decorate a yard but there are challenges: How do you support glass so it doesn’t break? Making pieces that can stand up to the weather can also be tricky. Come share your experiences and/or learn about tips on glues, stands, etc. See the event listing for more info.

You don’t have to be a Guild member to join the discussion.

Booth purchase deadline now March 31st

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The deadline for buying a booth at Gathering of the Guilds has been extended to March 31st, with no late fee. However March 31st is a firm date because we have to commit to the space or yield it to the other guilds.

For members who are new to selling their work the Group Booth for $125 is a great deal. Each participant gets half an 8′ table to display their glass for sale. Yes, you can go vertically. The table, lights, and ability to take credit cards are all included in the $125 (you will need to pay the credit card company fee on any sales, and you will owe a commission to the Guild as well). Participants take shifts and work a common till so you don’t even have to be present all the hours of all 3 days.

The prices for the 10×10 booths range from $400 to $475 depending on their location, and the 5×10 booth prices range from $250 to $350 depending on location. Note that all sales are subject to a variable commission rate depending on the number of volunteer hours worked by the artist or by anyone who works volunteer hours on behalf of the artist.

For more information on buying a booth, please go to the application information page. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Lesley Kelly or Carlyne Lynch.

Also note the Covid-19 policy for the show has been revised:

• We are following CDC recommendations for Multnomah County at this time – “People may choose to wear a mask. People with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should wear a mask.” 
• Some of our artists are vulnerable and will require you to wear a mask in their booth; please be prepared to wear one.
• A mask mandate will be in effect on Sunday morning, May 8th from 10am – 12am for both artists and attendees, providing our high-risk and immunocompromised attendees a safer experience. 

General Meeting Sunday Feb 27 at 3:30pm

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Via Zoom: What have you learned about teaching glass?

Have you noticed something in classes you’ve given or taken that those who teach glass should know about? Is there something students should know about evaluating a class? Come share your experiences.

You don’t have to be a Guild member to join the discussion.

You’ll also be able to ask questions about applying for a booth at Gathering of the Guilds.

See the event page for more info

https://www.pnwglassguild.org/event/general-meeting-what-have-i-learned/

Let’s See Your Pretty Glass Flowers!

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We thought for our upcoming March newsletter we’d do something fun and colorful to celebrate Spring by showing off the many ways we make glass flowers! We’d like as many members of the guild as possible to send us a few photos of flowers you have done in glass with a VERY SHORT description of the technique or process used.

It would be fun to see flowers from cold glass techniques (mosaic and applique), hot glass pieces (blown, torchwork), and of course there are SO many ways to create with kiln work: using sheet and frit, enamels, molds, kiln casting, and kiln forming! *If you used a particular ebook, webinar or instructor as an inspiration feel free to mention where you learned a technique. This might also give you some good ideas for Mother’s Day presents! The can be realistic, abstract or imagined. Please email photos and info to Greta Schneider and please add a subject line that says: GLASS FLOWERS. If I could get them by March 1st that would be great. Thanks! -Greta

Gathering of the Guilds May 6-8, Portland

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l) Save the date: the annual Gathering of The Guilds show is currently planned to be in-person May 6th – 8th, 2022, at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland OR. As of now masks and showing proof of vaccination or negative Covid test at the door will be required. We’ll let you know if that changes.

2) Details of how to apply for booths etc. are available here.

3) As always we’ll need volunteers to make this work: Fill out the volunteer form to let us know how you want to join the fun and help us pull off another great glass event.

4) Make a new glass friend: we’re looking for Portlanders to host out of town glass artists and volunteers for Gathering of the Guilds so they don’t have to add a hotel to the cost of doing or helping with the show. If you can host a glass guest for the 4 or 5 days of Gathering of the Guilds (May 4-8), please fill out the form https://airtable.com/shr9DeBNTehO3cj5D