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

Portland PNW glass guild picnic 8/22 4-7pm

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Just a reminder to please call or email Lyn Kennison if you are planning to attend this outdoor event.  People need to be vaccinated to attend. Spouses are welcome and friends who are interested in joining the guild as well. Please bring a dish to share and a chair. I will provide water but if you want anything else please bring it  & alcoholic beverages are ok. I hope people will attend as it has been quite awhile since we were together in person. We will try to zoom the picnic but not sure if my router will be strong enough to handle it that far away. If it works a zoom link will be provided for members. If you would like to bring a piece you worked on during covid or a picture feel free to do so. Looking forward to seeing you all. Lyn Kennison, President Email – lynkennison@gmail.com Phone # 503-997-5859–

Let’s Build our History Together…

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The Newsletter Team needs your help to begin creating the picture of
our Guild (including memberships in both the OGG and PNWGG).
Who are our members…. what are their interests, how many years has
each person been a member, how have they contributed over the years?
What has been the magic that has kept each of you here?
We are asking each member to take a few minutes to send an email to
either Rae Williamson raewilliamson1@gmail.com or Greta Schneider
coppercreekdesigns@yahoo.com answering these questions by June 30,
2021:


 Your Name
 Approximately what year did you join?
 Have you held board or committee chair positions ?
 Do you teach glass classes?
 Your primary or favorite glass techniques?
 What glass techniques do you still want to try?
 Optional comments: What makes you love doing glass? What if
anything is hard about continuing to do glasswork? What do you
hope most to get from your membership in the guild?
 Do you have some time to help on a committee or the board?


This information will only take a few minutes to send to us….and it will
help us make both the guild and the newsletter better fit the needs of our
members, so THANK YOU for sending us your info!