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.

General Meeting Reminder

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This Sunday May 22nd at 3:30 via Zoom:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89339536109?pwd=aG9WazlmSEhNdCt1enVYcVYyU1Judz09

Come discuss recent shows especially Gathering of the Guilds: both successes and what we could do differently. We’ll also discuss upcoming Guild events like the picnics, Open Studios etc.as we get back to doing some things in person in these hopefully post-Covid times.

Also: Tuesday May 24th at 7pm there will be a Board meeting via Zoom:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82059216112?pwd=bUlacS9vTXprV0ZLUWdOeG9DaU52Zz09
to set future event dates etc.

Having your input at either or both meetings would be very welcome.

Registration is now open for Washington County Open Studios

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Open Studios: Registration is Now Open

Artist registration for Oregon’s 2022 Washington County Open Studios Tour s now open and runs until 6:00 pm on June 7 2022. Full information about the registration process can be found here. In preparation for registration you will need to take three photos which meet our photo guidelines.

If you have questions about registration please use our contact form  . If there is enough interest we will set up a Zoom meeting to answer questions about Open Studios or about the registration process.

The first Washington County Open Studios tour was dreamed up in the fall of 2010. Seventeen artists gathered in a living room, planned and took the plunge, holding their inaugural event just three short months later. What they lacked in time they made up by enthusiasm and commitment to their dream of connecting local artists with their community.

Since then, the number of participating artists has tripled, and the number of visitors to their studios is over 2000 on the tour weekend. The range of media found in the tour–from the traditional to contemporary–attracts all walks of life and makes a fine showcase of our neighborhood talent. We also have a mentorship program which allows aspiring artist to learn from experienced professionals.

After postponing in 2020  due to the pandemic the Open Studios Tour returned in 2021 as an in person event.

The Washington County Art Alliance is proud make their Open Studios tour available to everyone. There is no charge to visit the tour, artist entrance fees are kept low, and many studios are wheelchair accessible. This is made possible by generous sponsors from local businesses, grants from the Cultural Commission of Washington County, the Oregon Cultural Trust, Hillsboro Arts and Culture Council and Beaverton Arts Council. We are honored by the hard work and dedication of time by our artists to keep visual arts strong in our community.

Reminder: This Sunday 3/27 3:30pm

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Guild General meeting on Creating 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 glues, stands, freeze-thaw etc. More info on the event listing on the PNWGlassGuild.org website.

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

Reminder: This Sunday 2/27 3:30pm

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There’s Guild General meeting on teaching glass. Zoom link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82432723153?pwd=YXR2WkszVzRaaXNyUjgrVWRsSE1sUT09

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

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.

Gathering of the Guilds May 6-8, 2022

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Finally, another in-person Guild event! The Gathering of the Guilds will be May 6-8 at the Oregon Convention Center. Pre-Covid the show commonly attracted 17,000 visitors. GotG co-Chairs Lesley Kelly and Carlyne Lynch are excited to announce that you can start applying now. Booths will be for sale beginning at noon Saturday February 12th (corners go fast!).
Get all the show information at https://www.pnwglassguild.org/gotg-registration-info/
(log on first if you want to click through to fill out the Artist Registration form and buy a booth)

Volunteers we need you! There hasn’t been an in-person GotG show since 2019 so we’ve lost a bit of organizational memory. We’re hoping the folks who volunteered before will do so again to show us how to do it and new folks will join in. For those with booths (and their spouses/friends) it will decrease the commission you’ll owe. For those without booths it will be a chance to hang out with long-time glass friends and make new ones. All of us together can pull this off.

Here’s the Volunteer form link, https://airtable.com/shrxEcj3qxeAVcncp
(we can’t remove the Airtable ad you’ll see after you submit the form, just close it and the volunteer coordinator will contact you in a few weeks).

It will be fun to see you and talk glass!

Sunday Dec. 12: Guild Holiday Party Zoom

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At 3:30 pm this Sunday, Dec. 12, please join us in a toast and discussion of glass in the upcoming year. There will be an optional white elephant gift exchange. Log-in and go to the event listing for the Zoom link.

Gifts are usually in the $30 range. You may want to keep them small in case you need to mail them.

Feel free to invite other Guild members over to share your Zoom screen.

Does anyone recognize whose work this is?

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I am cleaning out my parents’ house and am wondering about the stained glass piece in the attached photo. Perhaps a Guild member created it? My dad said they bought the piece from a woman artist whom they met at Cline Glass, for about $300 “many years ago. hsenior7289@gmail.com Heidi Senior