General Meeting SATURDAY, 3:30 Zoom

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Booth and Show Preparation Tips

This meeting is SATURDAY Jan. 21st, at 3:30 pm instead of the usual day so our Gathering of the Guilds* (GOTG) coordinator, Lesley Kelly, can attend and answer any questions about GOTG.

Besides GOTG there are lots of summer shows coming up. Artists who sell their work are invited attend the meeting to share what they’ve learned about applying, setting up a booth, and doing shows (remember back and think about the help you would have wanted when you first started). Newbies can help by bringing their questions. Log in and go to the event for the Zoom link and more info.

*Gathering of the Guilds will be April 28-30 in Portland. Find general event info here and registration/booth purchase info here or on a link from the Guild’s home page. If you are considering buying a booth please do it soon: Sales have been brisk on booth and almost 1/3 of the booths have been sold.
Volunteers are what make doing this event possible. Please fill out the volunteer form and come hang out with fellow glassies.

Play Day: Glass table applique, Seattle, Jan. 28-29

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Sort of like a quilting bee, let’s do glass together: Karen Seymour will be working on her own glass applique table all weekend. You’re welcome to bring your similar project to her studio in Seattle for one day or both days of the weekend, but please let her know in advance, 206-525-1577, so she has enough worktables and grinders set up and other materials available. See event link for more info.

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

Lots of learning opportunities

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General Meeting Saturday January 21st at 3:30 PM via Zoom to discuss Booth and Show Preparation (note the slight change in date). Those who have experience doing Gathering of the Guilds and other shows are encouraged to show up and share some tips with those just starting.

Glass Applique Table Play Day in Seattle January 29-28

• Find classes submitted by Member Ann Cavenaugh (Battleground WA) and those submitted by member/sponsor Kory Dollar (Deer Island OR) on the News & Events>Events Calendar.

• Members can login to submit your own event: About>Contact Us, Submit Calendar Event tab

• You can also look for instructors on the Glass>Find a Teacher page.

Party and Talk Glass This Sunday

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Two holiday glass potlucks this Sunday:

Dec. 18th, 11 am: Potluck brunch at Karen Seymour’s near the zoo in Seattle 206-525-1577. See the event link for more.

Dec. 18th, noon: Potluck lunch at our sponsor Melt in Vancouver WA, 360-771-5617. See the event link for more

Members, family, and friends (we count our subscribers as friends) are invited to attend but PLEASE contact the host in advance so there are enough chairs etc.

Pre-covid glass brunch at Karen Seymour's
Pre-covid glass potluck at Karen Seymour’s

2 Art Shows This Weekend: Seattle and Washougal WA

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Meet Guild members Lael Bennett and Cheryl Chapman at one of the longest running art shows in the NW. Over 100 artists in a variety of mediums fill hangar 30 in Seattle’s Magnuson park Nov 11-13. See details at NWArtAlliance.org /

Member Shirley Bishop invites you to stop by site #6 as 16 artists are showing and selling their unique artwork at 6 studios in and around Washougal, WA (near Portland) Nov. 12-13. See washougalstudioartists.org for map and more info.

Members: to have us add your glass-related show to the calendar: log in and then go to About>Contact us on the top menu. Choose the “Submit Calendar Event” tab and fill out the form

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.