The Photographing Your Work Play Day is put off for a month (the host site has a cold). The new date is Saturday July 16th at 10am. See event listing for more: https://www.pnwglassguild.org/event/play-day-photographing-your-work/
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
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
Get the rules and packet of things you need to incorporate in your entry for Northwest Garden Bling’s 7th Annual Mosaic Challenge from shop owner (and Guild Member) Athena Hornsby in Concrete WA. Entry Fee is $25.00. Yes, she will ship the packet for an additional fee to cover postage and handling but you must deliver the finished piece to the shop by April 26th, 2022 (This is not a virtual show). Ribbons awarded for first, second, third place and a People’s Choice award. Stop by the shop or call NW Garden Bling at 360-708-3279 for more details. Address is Northwest Garden Bling, 44574 Highway 20 in Grassmere Village, Concrete, WA
There will be a juried display of the winners and other entries at the shop from April 29th through May 10th, 2022.
Since we are sure most of you can hardly wait for Spring to arrive….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 February 22nd that would be great. Thanks! -Greta
Guild members and their families will gather via Zoom at 3:30 pm this Sunday for our annual Holiday Party. You can even gather at a glass-friend’s house and Zoom together. Yes, we will do an optional white elephant gift exchange again. Choose something small enough to mail easily. Log in and go to the event listing for the Zoom link. https://www.pnwglassguild.org/event/holiday-party-21/
Stop by the Friedman Glassworks’ studio this weekend to purchase glass seashells and handmade beaded jewelry in-person,10am to 5pm both days. 2841 NW 70th St. Seattle 98117, 206-781-0608, https://www.pnwglassguild.org/my-profile/charles.friedman/
One of our member benefits is alerting our members and subscribers to the week’s glass related events every Tuesday. Members can log in and fill in the “Submit Calendar Event” form: https://www.pnwglassguild.org/contact-us/#event
If you’re not yet a member, you can chose “join” from the top menu and be a member in just a few minutes.
We apologize for sending in out the wrong link to the September newsletter last week. For those who didn’t figure it out, here is the correct link: https://www.pnwglassguild.org/article-cat/issue-2021-09/
MEMBERS are welcome to list their event on our calendar. If you log into the website and fill out the form on the second tab of this page https://www.pnwglassguild.org/contact-us/ by the end of the week, we may be able to work mention of your glass-related event into the newsletter and tell about 150 people.