Calling all Teachers

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At this years Gathering of the Guild we want to highlight one of the benefits of being a member – recognizing our extremely talented glass craft teachers by making the visitors to the show aware of all the opportunities to take glass classes across our regional organization.

This is a wonderful opportunity to promote yourself and demonstrate the breath of talent in our Guild.

If you are interested, please send your contact information including the type of class(es) you offer, whether it is virtual, in person or both and your website address (if you have one) to Rae Williamson by March 30th, 2023 in order to be included in the the list.

We will use this information to prepare a large display board to be used initially at the show which will be seen by the expected 20,000 plus crowd of visitors from all over…can’t beat that kind of free advertising!

Looking forward to hearing from many of you talented members.

Call for Artists – Deadline Soon for the Popular Local 14 Art Show & Sale

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The “Call to Artists” for the Local 14 Art Show & Sale in Portland Oct. 6th, 7th, & 8th closes on March 18th!  This popular and successful multi media show has been in Portland for over 50 years.   See the attached flyer for details.  The show will be in the Western Forestry Center across from the Portland Zoo.  You can also contact Greta Schneider if you have questions or need more info:


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!

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 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.

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.