General Meeting SATURDAY, 3:30 Zoom

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Booth and Show Preparation Tips

This meeting is SATURDAY Jan. 21st, at 3:30 pm instead of the usual day so our Gathering of the Guilds* (GOTG) coordinator, Lesley Kelly, can attend and answer any questions about GOTG.

Besides GOTG there are lots of summer shows coming up. Artists who sell their work are invited attend the meeting to share what they’ve learned about applying, setting up a booth, and doing shows (remember back and think about the help you would have wanted when you first started). Newbies can help by bringing their questions. Log in and go to the event for the Zoom link and more info.

*Gathering of the Guilds will be April 28-30 in Portland. Find general event info here and registration/booth purchase info here or on a link from the Guild’s home page. If you are considering buying a booth please do it soon: Sales have been brisk on booth and almost 1/3 of the booths have been sold.
Volunteers are what make doing this event possible. Please fill out the volunteer form and come hang out with fellow glassies.

Play Day: Glass table applique, Seattle, Jan. 28-29

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Sort of like a quilting bee, let’s do glass together: Karen Seymour will be working on her own glass applique table all weekend. You’re welcome to bring your similar project to her studio in Seattle for one day or both days of the weekend, but please let her know in advance, 206-525-1577, so she has enough worktables and grinders set up and other materials available. See event link for more info.

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

Lots of learning opportunities

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General Meeting Saturday January 21st at 3:30 PM via Zoom to discuss Booth and Show Preparation (note the slight change in date). Those who have experience doing Gathering of the Guilds and other shows are encouraged to show up and share some tips with those just starting.

Glass Applique Table Play Day in Seattle January 29-28

• Find classes submitted by Member Ann Cavenaugh (Battleground WA) and those submitted by member/sponsor Kory Dollar (Deer Island OR) on the News & Events>Events Calendar.

• Members can login to submit your own event: About>Contact Us, Submit Calendar Event tab

• You can also look for instructors on the Glass>Find a Teacher page.

Party and Talk Glass This Sunday

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Two holiday glass potlucks this Sunday:

Dec. 18th, 11 am: Potluck brunch at Karen Seymour’s near the zoo in Seattle 206-525-1577. See the event link for more.

Dec. 18th, noon: Potluck lunch at our sponsor Melt in Vancouver WA, 360-771-5617. See the event link for more

Members, family, and friends (we count our subscribers as friends) are invited to attend but PLEASE contact the host in advance so there are enough chairs etc.

Pre-covid glass brunch at Karen Seymour's
Pre-covid glass potluck at Karen Seymour’s

Holiday Party, Dec. 3rd, Portland area, 5pm

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Hosted by Linda Gerrard in Beaverton

Thanksgiving is behind us and it’s time for a Guild Holiday Party.  If you’d like to join us but haven’t RSVP’d yet, please do so right now (pnwggholidayparty@gmail.com) so you don’t get distracted.

This is a not-to-be-missed event!  We have an awesome pot luck dinner with Linda Gerrard preparing the main course (and probably a few other things) and the appetizer, salad, side dishes, libations and deserts are brought by the members in attendance.   Believe me when I say, you won’t go home hungry!

Not only will you be treated to an amazing meal, there is also a very fun gift exchange.  You spend no more than $25.00 for the gift, everyone randomly selects a number and the fun begins.  Don’t get too attached to your awesome gift because it just might get stolen.  This is optional, of course.  But, if you and your spouse/partner both want to participate, just bring 2 gifts and you’re in!

Members should have already received an invitation via email with more details, so please RSVP to quickly so I know how many to plan for and what each of you will be bringing.  My home is located in Beaverton, OR.  I hope to see many of you at the party.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, December 3rd.  The fun begins at 5:00 PM and goes until about 9:00 PM. 

Seattle Holiday Party Dec. 18, 11am

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Potluck at Karen Seymour’s by the zoo in Seattle 11am to around 1:30 pm. Bring a dish to feed about 8. If you want to have something other than water or hot cider to drink, bring that too.

Share your glass adventures the past couple of years and what directions you’d like to explore in the next year.

Participate in the optional gift swap by bringing a small wrapped something, preferably glass-related (a piece of your own glass-work? A book you’re done with? Some dichro scrap?). We’ll draw numbers.

This is for the Guild but friends and family and anyone else interested in glass can attend. Please contact Karen if you plan to come so we have enough chairs etc.

Since Covid is still around and we don’t want to be a spreading event, please get your 3rd booster and/or self-test just before attending.

Vancouver WA Holiday Party Dec 18, noon at Melt

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Sheri Spurlock, owner of Melt Art Glass in Vancouver WA is inviting us to hold a holiday potluck at her shop from noon to about 2 pm. Guild members, family, and friends interested in glass are welcome but please contact Sheri by email info@meltglass.com or call 360-771-5617 if you plan to attend (and also if your plans change at the last minute). Having an accurate head count in advance is essential to making this sort of event run smoothly.

She’ll provide tableware and cutlery. Bring a dish to feed about 8 people. If you want something other than water to drink, bring that too (Please: no alcohol, she’s not a “licensed premise” so serving alcohol can get her business into trouble).

If you want to participate in an optional gift swap, bring a small wrapped item, preferably glass-related.

2 Art Shows This Weekend: Seattle and Washougal WA

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Meet Guild members Lael Bennett and Cheryl Chapman at one of the longest running art shows in the NW. Over 100 artists in a variety of mediums fill hangar 30 in Seattle’s Magnuson park Nov 11-13. See details at NWArtAlliance.org /

Member Shirley Bishop invites you to stop by site #6 as 16 artists are showing and selling their unique artwork at 6 studios in and around Washougal, WA (near Portland) Nov. 12-13. See washougalstudioartists.org for map and more info.

Members: to have us add your glass-related show to the calendar: log in and then go to About>Contact us on the top menu. Choose the “Submit Calendar Event” tab and fill out the form

Clark Co. WA Studio Tour This Weekend

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Member Ann Cavanaugh submitted this November 5-6 event (Tour preview Nov 4, 4-8 pm at Art At The Cave Vancouver WA. Clark County Washington-Battleground). My studio is one of 50 in Clark County open for visiting. My address is 25605 NE Cooley Rd Battleground 98604

Member Vicki Green at 11914 NE 49th Ct. Vancouver WA is also on this tour. For more information and an interactive map go to artstra.org/open-studios/

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

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via Zoom

There will be a quick election of officers for 2023 and then learn some great tips on photographing your glass. Guest Speakers will include –
Meghan Farrell of Retouch Artistry,
Rene Westbrook of Westbrook Photography,
Jim and Matt of JDA Creative Color,

Email Rachel Dollar if you would like to discuss any photography related topics at the meeting. We could use a few more speakers. Looking forward to seeing you on the Zoom.

See the event link on the calendar for the Zoom link and any updates

More Open Studios This Weekend

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In Both Seattle and Portland Area October 15-16

In north Seattle the Guild is sponsoring the Glass And Decor Studio Tour and Sale October 15-16. See the event link for artist info and link to map (this is only one of the many RefractSeattle.org Glass Celebration events October 13-16). Come say hello to members Bridget Culligan (studio #1), Sandy Spear (#2), Karen Seymour (#3),, Lael Bennett (#3), Kathy Johnson (#3), Janiene Fitzpatrick (#3), David Smith (#4) and Charles Friedman (#5) .

In the Portland area member Linda Gerrard is participating in the Washington County Open Studios (WashCoArt.org), also this weekend, October 15-16.

Linda Gerrard shows her workspace to two Open Studio visitors

See Guild Members At In-person Events

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In Portland this Friday-Sunday and in Seattle October 15-16

4 members are part of the LOCAL 14 art show in Portland Sept 30 (Friday) to Oct 3rd at the World Forestry Center by the Zoo. See the event link

Plus the Guild is sponsoring the Glass And Decor Studio Tour and Sale in Seattle October 15-16 see the event link for artist info and link to map (this is only one of the many Refract Glass Celebration events October 13-16)