September 14th -15th, 2024
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
$65 per artist

Registration and Payment due by August 1st, 2024 if you want your photos in the publicity.
You can register as late as August 15th but your photos will not be used.
(no refunds will be given but you can have an acceptable replacement buy it from you)

The event takes place in these greater Portland area counties: Clark, Columbia, Clackamas, Multnomah, Washington. If you are outside of this area and wish to host, please contact the tour coordinator Linda Gerrard.

Our Open Studios Tour is a widely attended, educational and fun event. A number of studios offer demonstrations or even free (or low cost) small projects that the public can make. This type of exposure increases your customer’s understanding of and appreciation for the work that goes into creating a piece of glass art.

Only members of the PNW Glass Guild are eligible to sell work in the Open Studios Tour. (See *instructions near the bottom if you are not sure if your membership is current, or if you wish to join).


REGISTRATION

You must be logged in as a member to see the links to register and pay.

Host Site Registration Instructions: 

A host site will be listed on the map. You may have as many additional artists at a host site as you wish (or just yourself). Additional artists at your site greatly increases your chances for visitors and allows you greater flexibility for coverage of breaks, lunch, etc. during the sale. Plus, you get to spend time with other glass artists!

l. Register your studio address on the linked form:

*Members, log in to view this info.*

2. Complete the linked form:

*Members, log in to view this info.*

3. Contact guest artists to share your site (either people you already know, or those names that the Tour Coordinator provides)

4. Log in and click the button below to pay the $65. You are not registered until you pay:

*Members, log in to view this info.*

Guest Artist Registration Instructions:

A guest artist will be included on the flyer, under the Host Site information, if registered by August 1st. A guest artist brings a table, cloth, chair, signage, a way to collect payment, etc. to display their work at a host site (unless the host agrees in advance to provide display materials, etc.).

l. If you have a host site already, complete the linked form:

*Members, log in to view this info.*

Make sure that the host is already registered, then link your registration to that site. Click “+” at the beginning of the form to find a list of the hosts already registered. Click on the name of your host to connect your registration to that site.

OR If you want to find a studio willing to share space, fill out as much as you can of the linked form:

*Members, log in to view this info.*

The Tour Coordinator will ask hosts with extra spaces to contact you directly. Once you have a host, please contact the Tour Coordinator to update your registration and connect you to your host’s site in the database. This ensures you will be listed accurately on the flyer.

2. Log in and click the button below to pay the $65. You are not registered until you pay:

Pay here

Please note that we’re using the free version of Airtable.com database to manage the applications. After you submit your form there will be an ad for Airtable that we can’t remove unless the Guild pays a subscription fee. Just close it.


Next Steps After You Register

  1. If you are registering as a Host Site, invite some other glass artists to register and share your space. Having multiple artists in one location greatly increases the likelihood of visitors, and makes the event even more fun!
  2. Select up to 3 photos of your work for possible inclusion on the flyer.  Make sure your images are 600 px wide or larger but smaller than 1MB in file size. Lable them in the pattern
    lastname-initial-#.jpg Here is an example of Linda Gerrard’s file names:
    gerrard-l-1.jpg
    gerrard-l-2.jpg
    gerrard-l-3.jpg
    Send those images to Lesley Kelly.  Please write the subject line of your email:  PICTURES FOR OPEN STUDIO, so Lesley sees them easily. 
  3. Add some images of your work in the Members’ Gallery if you have not already done so. This is where visitors will go to see your work unless you have a website and you provide that information.
  4. Think about what type of demonstration or activity you can offer for visitors that will help boost interest and sales.
  5. Consider collecting visitor emails and names for a drawing for a piece of artwork from your site.
  6. Promote the event to your friends, family, customer email list, and social media networks.

*Member Log In Instructions

You must be a current member to show your glass work in this event.

  1. To log in: click Log In on the very top of the website.
  2. Once you have logged in, go to: For Members> My Account> Subscriptions tab in the top menu bar to see your renewal date. Be sure you will still be current in October.
  3. If your membership has already expired you will be prompted to renew.
  4. If you have problems with renewal please contact the website help team.
  5. If you are not yet a member or if your PNWGG membership expired over a year ago, click “Join” from the top menu. The $45 annual membership fee gets you many other benefits, too.
  6. We recommend paying by credit card so you can register immediately. If you pay by check you will need to wait until we receive and deposit your check before you can sign up.



If you have questions, please fill out the form below.