Gathering of the Guilds is April 28-30

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Booth sales begin at 8am Sunday, Jan. 15th. You can read the Registration info right now. Login first and you can fill out your registration form as part of the process.

The Gathering of the Guilds attendance in 2022 exceeded the total for 2019, and the total sales for all the guilds exceeded totals from 2019 as well so we have high hopes for a spectacular show.

Get you work seen all over Portland and beyond: as soon as you sign up for your booth send no more than 4 images to lesley.kelly@pnwglassguild.org. This may get your images into the GOTG Organization’s massive new media campaign for the 2023 show that will cover ads in TV, radio, social media, and print media.

There are a few changes from last year. Here are the highlights:

• Booth fees for 5x10s and the Group Booth were raised only $25; 10x10s stayed the same. The commission structure has changed slightly (get your friends and family to volunteer: you can count their hours toward decreasing your commission rate).

• Members who can’t commit to being part of a booth can show/sell up to 3 pieces of work as part of the Individual Artist Spotlight area (some of you may remember this as “pedestal” display). There is a $100 fee and a 25% commission. You must fill out the application and pay the fee by April 10th. We can’t accommodate people dropping off work at the show with no warning.

Group Booth applications need to be in by February 28 so that we can help you find an artist to split a booth with if there aren’t the necessary 10 Group Booth participants.

Everyone:

Mark your calendar so you don’t miss this chance to see and buy exciting new work by our members.

As always we’ll need lots of volunteers to make this event happen. Fill out the form so we know who you are.

If you have questions please contact our wonderful coordinator Lesley Kelly who is back for a second year.

Member benefit change; Board meeting Zoom

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Lots of things get decided at our Board meetings (There’s one tonight, Jan 9 at 7 PM)

From the last meeting: Members get Two event listings for your long shows. If your event is more than 2 weeks long we will list your first week (opening: …) and your last week (final week:…) as separate entries. You do not need to fill out the form twice: just give us the range, first through last dates. Log in and fill out the form under About>Contact Us, Submit Calendar Event tab.

Come tonight and discuss Gathering of the Guilds booth fees, volunteering, the year’s General Meeting topics (what do YOU want to learn more about?). Log in and see the event link at the bottom of the page for the Zoom and the agenda.

Stained Glass Mosaic Retreat $75 off Special for 2022

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Have you been wanting to join our awesome retreats? Well now is your chance. I have a $75 discount on February’s Retreat February 3, 4, 5 2023 at Deer Island Manor! You will not be disappointed! Immerse yourself in glass and learn  how to cut glass like a master in this class! We will have an in-depth cutting lesson that will help any glass artist excel in cutting. I will teach you the physics of glass and how glass breaks. You will learn how to make all my signature cuts and you will learn tips and tricks that will help you in fusing and stained glass.
 
Theme: Open theme with focus on Red and Pink
 
Date: February 3, 4, 5 2023
Time: 10 AM – 5 PM Friday and Saturday
10 AM – 12 PM Sunday

Location: Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art
64535 Columbia River Hwy
Deer Island, OR 97054
Cost: $425, All supplies included
Food and Lodging additional

Use code FEB75 at check out!

Survey Deadline Tonight (Nov. 18th)

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“We’d love your feedback” is the email you should have gotten from the Guild November 3rd at about 8am. It has a link to the survey that will help guide the Guild’s decisions for next year.

If you didn’t fill it out yet, you can just send ideas and volunteer to Terry directly and attend the board meeting discussion on December 12th

Thank you for whatever suggestions you can give!

Seattle Play Day Saturday: 2 spots left

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October 29th at 12:30, near the zoo in Seattle explore shaping glass to fuse it without using traditional plaster and clay molds and without torches. Call Karen Seymour 206-525-1577 if you want to come.

We’re comparing gel/powder shaping (CMC, Aloe, FlexiGlass, Glastac), setting up a freeze-fuse, making a silicone mold and whatever ideas anyone else brings. All you need is your mask for powder and 3rd Covid booster or a do a Covid self-test just before you come.

See the event listing https://www.pnwglassguild.org/event/play-day-in-seattle-oct-29-2022/ for more.
Play Days are member-only events. Please join the Guild before attending.

General Meeting October 23th @ 3:30 p.m.

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General Meeting: Voting + Photographing Glass Art
Oct. 23rd 3:30-5pm via Zoom

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.

Guest Speakers

We need a big turn out for October’s general meeting, please join the Zoom and be there for the election of officers for 2023.

This zoom meeting will be very informative, we have a few professional photographers who will be speaking as well as some artists. Be sure to log on, learn some great tips, and participate in the election for 2023 officers.

Guest Speakers will include –
Meghan Farrell of Retouch Artistry
Rene Westbrook of Westbrook Photography
Jim and Matt of JDA Creative Color

If you are interested on being part of the Pacific Northwest Glass Guild board please reach out.

Email Rachel Dollar if you would like to discuss any photography related topics at the meeting. We could use a few more speakers. Thank you and we hope to see many of you on the call.

Play Day in Seattle Sat. Oct. 29

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Shape without torches or traditional fusing molds

Experiment with Vitrigel (CMC), Aloe Vera Gel, Glastac, Flexiglass, freeze-fuse, make a silicone mold, discuss sand casting, and whatever else we can think of — suggestions welcome.
Take it home to dry and fuse, share a photo of the finished piece.
Bring your own supplies or make a donation to cover the cost of replacing what you use.

Contact Karen Seymour if you are interested 206-525-1577 cell, or talk to Karen in-person during this weekend’s studio tour (Oct. 15-16) at site #3: see GlassAndDecor.com for map

Space is limited to 8 folks who have either had their 3rd Covid booster or a same-day negative Covid test.

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

General Meeting September 25th @ 3:30 p.m.

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Join in via Zoom and learn what galleries are looking for. Guest speakers will included gallery owners and individuals who sell in galleries. Other guest speakers will share how they price their art. Pricing is tough, so many factors involved, lets all share our tips.

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.

Guest Speakers

Evan Burnette – Local Art Glass LLC – wholesale pricing 

Michelle Caron – Stained Glass Artist – commission pricing 

Heidi and Bradley – Lawrence Gallery – Gallery Applications and what they look for. 

Carlyne Lynch – Artist Portland – Co-Op Gallery Information 

REMINDER: PNWGG Board Meeting 9/12/2022

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Join us on Monday, September 12 from 7:00pm – 8:30pm to help provide input that shapes the future of the Glass Guild.

AGENDA

  • Approve Prior Board Meeting Minutes
  • Review Current Financial Status
  • Review Proposed 2023 Budget
  • Discuss Communication Protocol
  • Discuss Membership Proposal
  • Discuss October Annual / General Meeting
  • Other Business

Open Studios in 2 1/2 weeks

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See and buy some fantastic glass art in the greater Portland area September 17-18 from 10am to 4pm each day.

There will be 18 member-artists participating at 9 studios. Click on the link to see their names and locations on the map at https://www.pnwglassguild.org/event/open-studios/ and plan the route you’ll take to see all your favorite artists.

If you’re not familiar with all of the artists’ work, click the link below to see their Members’ Gallery page on our website. Page through the mostly alphabetical list or use the search to find a particular artist https://www.pnwglassguild.org/members-gallery/

Yes, we still need a few volunteers: please contact Linda Gerrard

Guild Picnic Sunday at 11am

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August 28th in Washougal WA (across the river from Portland):

It’s time for a potluck brunch at the Nicklos & Roman home!
34505 SE Lawton Rd., Washougal, WA 98671, 360-601-9505 (Linda Roman)

Feel free to bring a piece of your glass for show and tell. Plates, cups, utensils, and water will be furnished. Please bring a dish that can feed 8 to 10 people and if you wish something else to drink, bring that too. Spouses and friends who are wishing to listen to us talk glass are also welcome.

Hope to see you soon!

Seattle Guild Picnic Sunday at 11am

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August 14: Join about a dozen Guild members and their partners and friends in person or via Zoom

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85017545875?pwd=TmoxY0RSOG5USEViQXdVM2dnMzRiQT09

for a potluck brunch in Karen Seymour’s back yard (5415 Greenwood Ave N, 1 block west of the Zoo), come down the alley beside the house and up the 3 steps to the back yard. Contact Karen, 206-525-1577 so we have a chair for you.

Plates, cups, utensils, and water will be furnished. Please bring a dish that can feed 8 to 10 people and if you wish something else to drink, bring that too. Spouses and friends who are wishing to listen to us talk glass are also welcome.

Included in the get together is an opportunity to destash your Studio of any glass or glass related things you think someone else might want (for free) and bring them along.

Help make the Guild even better

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Guild Board meeting Monday August 8th, 7pm-8:30pm

There are about 4 Board meetings a year. This is where we figure out general meeting topics, what events are going to happen when, how much it’s all going to cost etc.

Here’s the Zoom link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81338699221?pwd=elBscXI5KzY5T3RCNDM2cURxczNkUT09

Here’s the agenda for this meeting:

-Review and Approve Board Meeting minutes
-Review Open Action Items
-Review Event Planning
-Review current Financial Status
-Discuss Nominating Committee
-Discuss Upcoming General Meeting
-Other Business
-Review Action Items for Next Board Meeting

Come help the Guild make decisions that give membership more value to you, and to the glass community.

Get your registration in by August 13th

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For the Portland area’s September 17-18 Open Studio Tour and Sale

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

A couple of already registered studios have space for guest artists so you don’t even have to live in Portland to participate. However you must be a current PNWGG Member (get your renewal in). Register now: $60.00.

Log in to pnwglassguild.org, click the above link from your email or click the open studios link on the bottom of any page on the website and click the link from there. 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 sign up and make this year the biggest show yet!

Reminder: General Meeting Sunday

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July 24 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Pacific Time, Zoom

How to host or participate in a studio show

Both Portland (get your application in by Aug 6th for lowest price) and Seattle are having glass-focused studio tours this fall plus there several general studio tours around. 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 see the event listing for the Zoom link.

You don’t have to be a member to come to our General Meetings.

Reminder: Photography Play Day

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Tomorrow, Saturday July 16, 10:00 am to about 12:30 pm, Seattle, in-person, Zoom, and recorded

Go to the Event listing (upcoming events are at bottom of all pages) for the Zoom and Handout, we’ll also try to record it to post on the Guild’s website.

At Karen Seymour‘s, by the Zoo in Seattle, 5415 Greenwood Ave N, 206-525-1577

Please stay home and Zoom if you feel un-well: we’re in the age range that risks severe Covid problems.

Get pictures of your latest work before you sell it. I’ve set up some lights and backgrounds, and we can take pictures. Then we can look at the results and discuss fixes. Bring your new glass work, and your camera or cell. If you’re an experienced photographer, please think about attending and bringing along proper lights and tents so we have more set-ups and help for those who haven’t quite gotten there.

Sunday June 26, 3:30 General Meeting

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Topic: How to Create an Online Presence

Via Zoom:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87833023833?pwd=SXNXZUhiYXFOWVI4SkhzOHh0eHA2dz09

Talk about email lists, Facebook advertising, getting your art online as a Guild member, and much more. We can also discuss upcoming Guild events like the picnics, Open Studios etc.
Anyone is welcome at our general meetings, you don’t need to be a member.

see the event listing for more https://www.pnwglassguild.org/event/general-meeting-6-26-2022/

Volunteers Needed: Nominating Committee

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Help Shape the Future of PNWGG

Volunteers are needed to participate in the 2022 Nominating Committee. This is a short-term volunteer opportunity, perfect for those that want to help shape the future leadership team for Pacific Northwest Glass Guild (PNWGG).

We need to identify the nominating committee by June 15th so they can begin to reach out to potential candidates for the PNWGG Board of Directors. Please email president@pnwglassguild.org for more information or if you are interested in serving on the 2022 nominating committee.