PNW Glass Guild Open Studios Tour This Weekend in Portland

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The 8th annual PNW Glass Guild Open Studios Tour is this weekend, September 30 – October 1 from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. 18 glass artists from around the Portland/Southwest Washington region will be showing their work at 8 sites. Meet the artists, learn about their creative process, and find unique and beautiful items for sale. Get a head start on your holiday shopping list or buy something fabulous for yourself! Tours take place rain or shine. NOTE: Sponsor Marvelous Mosaic Fine Arts Studio in Deer Island OR had to drop out of this weekend’s tour but there are still lots of other artists to visit.

Download a pdf map and flyer from the event listing today.

Don’t Miss Out on the PNW Glass Guild Open Studios Tour

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Registration for the 8th annual PNW Glass Guild Open Studios tour closes in just 7 days, on Tuesday, August 29. Don’t miss your chance to sign up to participate in this opportunity to showcase and sell your work. The event runs from September 30th to October 1st in the greater Portland/Vancouver area.

There are two host sites that still have room for guest artists. Mitzi Kugler is in Oregon City and she can take 2 people and Margaret Eagle is in Sherwood and she has room for 4 people.

Be a part of this exciting event and register today.

If you don’t live in the Portland/Vancouver area, mark your calendar for a road trip and participate in the Studio Tour as a visitor. Meet your fellow artists and be inspired in your own work!

Potluck Picnic in Seattle This Sunday 8/13

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Sunday August 13, 11 am: the last Guild potluck brunch of the year, this time in Karen Seymour’s shady backyard at 5415 Greenwood Ave N, near the Zoo in Seattle. It’s the house with the grape trellis in front. Come down the alley on the south side of the house and up the 3 steps into the backyard).

Plates, cups, utensils, napkins, water and lemonade will be furnished. Please bring a dish that can feed about 8 people and if you wish something else to drink, bring that too. This is ostensibly a function but you don’t need to be a member: spouses and friends who are willing to talk glass or at least listen are all welcome. It’s always lots of fun.

If you bring some of your glass for show and tell people will be delighted. If you bring that odd piece you’ve been wondering about there will probably be many experienced troubleshooters to help diagnose it.

Please let Karen know that you’re coming. It’s so much easier if we get everything out before people start arriving and for that you need an accurate headcount.
Hope to see you soon!

PNW Glass Guild Open Studios Tour Registration is now open

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Register today for the 8th annual PNW Glass Guild Studio Tour in the greater Portland area. The event takes place this year on September 30 – October 1. This is a great opportunity to sell your work and share your talent with hundreds of visitors interested in glass art.

There are still some openings for host sites, as well as for guest artists. Registration is just $75 per site, and you can spread the cost among several artists at your site. Registration deadline is August 29, so don’t delay.

See the Registration Page for more details. If you have additional questions contact Linda Gerrard.

Memorial Service for Kat Hartley

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Kat Hartley, long-time Uroboros rep, has died. She was was loved by OGG members and many others in the international glass community. Kat’s obituary was published in the Oregonian on Friday 8/4. Her Memorial Service will be Saturday August 12th at 1pm. 8065 Southeast Grand Avenue, Portland, OR 97202 (look out for the lime green balloons). The service will be next door to C.H.A.P. (Children’s Healing Art Project After her memorial C.H.A.P will be serving pie in her honor. If you would like to make or bring a pie that would be lovely and you can drop it off on your way in. Please wear your colorful best, or Kat’s favorite lime green. And for those artists or declutterers among us, C.H.A.P would be delighted to accept any unused art supplies. Thank you

Guild Potluck Picnic This Sunday 8/6

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Note Date and Place Change from what we said several weeks ago.

Battle Ground WA (near Portland/Vancouver/Longview) Come meet your glass neighbors, share some good food, and talk glass for an afternoon. It’s lots of fun. In addition to food, bring some glass, maybe your wonky fused piece or whatever, for the show and tell. It will certainly generate discussion and maybe some insights for us all. You don’t need to be a Guild member to attend.

Gail Haskett will host this Guild Potluck Picnic Sunday August 6th, noon to 4pm
She said to add that she has a large covered patio for the sun shy.

Please have the empathy to email Gail,, to let her know you are planning to attend, what you are bringing, and how many attending. Hosting is so much easier if you know how many are coming so you can get out all the chairs, plates, etc. before everyone arrives.

Here’s the event link for details

Sunday August 13th at 11 am at Karen Seymour’s in Seattle is the last Guild Picnic of the year:

Gallery Show in Portland: Melting Pot – Vessels for Unity (Jul 27 – Aug 28)

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Guild Member Candace Pratt is holding her first gallery show at Guardino Gallery in Portland, OR between July 27 – Aug 28th. The Opening Reception is part of the Last Thursday Alberta Street festivities on July 27 from 5-8 p.m.

She is featuring 25 glass & fiber art baskets & vessels made with kiln-formed glass and woven with reed, yarn, fabric and embellishments. She will be paired with artist Julie Ann Smith featuring her paintings of the Columbia Gorge.

Guardino Gallery, 2939 NE Alberta, Portland, OR 97211
Hours: Tues – Sun 11-5

Sept. 30 & Oct 1: Open Studios (near Portland)

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Save the date: Meet accomplished glass artists and see their work in various studios throughout the greater Portland Oregon/Vancouver Washington area. 11am to 5pm both days. In mid-September look for a map on the Event Listing on the calendar.

See Registration information if you wish to be part of this tour either at your own studio or as a guest at someone else’s studio. Registration deadline is August 29th.

Volunteer your time!

Linda Gerrard and Carlyne Lynch have volunteered to organize this event, but we need help in a few areas and are hoping some of you will step up to help make this a great event.


Please let Linda Gerrard know which of the positions below you can fill:

Sign pick up and drop off:
1) Pick which county you can do: Clark, Washington, Multnomah, Clackamas, Columbia
Signs will also be available for pick-up at the August 5th Guild picnic in Washougal

2) Pickup signs from our storage unit and distribute them to the county volunteers in (1). Reverse the process after the tour.

Other volunteer opportunities:

3) Social media advertising (what can YOU do: Facebook, Instagram …)

4) Design Flyer – Carlyne Lynch

5) Web site/map design – Carlyne Lynch

6) Collecting applications & verifying payment is received – Linda Gerrard

Get an extra bit of publicity and help the Guild: tour artists who take on one of the tasks above get picked first to have their art on the flyer.

July 16th Guild Picnic near Salem OR

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Let’s picnic together to get to know each other better and share what is happening in our individual glass worlds! Rose and Gerald McBride are hosting the first summer potluck in their yard at 2385 Cloverdale Drive SE in Turner OR, next door to the beautiful Willamette Valley Vineyards south of Salem, on Sunday July 16th, from noon to 4pm.

Shaded tables, plates, cups, utensils, napkins, and water will be furnished. Please bring a dish that can feed about 8 people, a chair for each of you, and if you wish something other than water to drink, bring that too. Spouses and non-member glass enthusiasts are also welcome.

Bring some of your glass for show and tell! Who knows where the discussions will lead.

Please have the empathy and courtesy to contact Rose Mcbride,, or text 503-349-7796, to let them know you’re coming (and the number in your party) so they can make sure they have enough tables, plates etc. for everyone.

See the event listing for any last minute info:

July 15th: Art In The Garden

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10am to 5pm in Art in the Garden in Battle Ground WA (near Portland)

See/buy lots of garden art in glass and other media at 25605 NE Cooley Rd Battle Ground WA on Saturday only. The studio garden of glass artist Ann Cavanaugh is used as a “gallery” to show off the creativity and artistry of 10 Northwest artists including Guild members Ann Cavanagh, Vicki Green, and Kevin Kanyo. Glass, clay, wood, and metal art are featured. This is a unique show put on by artists for artists. See or for more info.

Increase your skills and have fun

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Taking classes in the summer is a great way to meet new people who share your passion for glass and learn new skills at the same time. Be sure to register in advance so you don’t find the class full or canceled. Here are a just a sampling of members offering classes this summer. (S) indicates a sponsor who may give a discount to Guild members (log in and look at the About>Our Sponsors page to see discount terms):

  • Bridget Culligan, Seattle WA: Mosaic Garden Stepping Stone Class at the Phinney Neighborhood Center July 22, 10am to 2pm, $110 more details.
  • Zetamari (S) Seattle, WA: Mosaic Mirror Class, August 5-6, $295 + Materials more details
  • Glass Expressions (S), Burien WA: Beginning Stained Glass Classes, 8 weeks, 5-8pm, $250 plus tools and materials: Mondays July 10 – Aug 28, or Tuesdays July 11 – Aug 29 more details
  • Melt (S), Vancouver WA: Pick-A-Project Fusing $85 Saturday July 15th 3-5pm or Saturday July 22 11am-1pm more details; Intermediate Stained Glass: Leaded Panel $215, Wednesdays July 12-26, 5 to 8 pm more details
  • Marvelous Mosaic (S) Deer Island OR: Mosaic Retreat: Bears Elk Deer, August 25-27, 2 and 1/2 days $525 + $75 for meals and lodging more details
  • Bullseye (S), Portland OR: Great Plates Class, July 22nd, 11 am, $120 more details

See our Glass>Find a Teacher page for more members who teach smaller classes by appointment or to find a fall class. Start now to find the right mix of glass skills and fun for you.

General Meeting this Sunday 3:30 Zoom

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Public Glass Art: Where do you find it, how do you get such commissions, what challenges should you expect. Several artists who have done public installations will share their experiences.

Speakers so far: Kory Dollar, Nancy Keating, Michael Dupille

See the event link for updates and Zoom link

Please contact VP Rachel Dollar if you’ve got some experiences to share or know someone who might have (having a speaker lineup in advance makes the meeting run much more smoothly).

3 Guild Picnics This Summer

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Come and talk glass. We’ve got 3 potluck picnics scheduled so far. Come to all 3 if you can. Spouses and non-member glass friends are also welcome. Please contact the host to let them know you’re planning to attend so they have enough chairs etc. — it makes it so much easier for the host if they can get it set up in advance.

Turner OR picnic (near Salem): Sunday July 16th, noon to 4 pm (Rose and Gerald McBride)

Washougal WA picnic (near Portland): Saturday August 5th, 1 to 5 pm (Kate Nichols and Linda Roman)

Seattle WA picnic: Sunday August 13th at 11 am (Karen Seymour)

Another way to get together with Glass Guild members this summer is to hold a Play Day see for inspiration. Log in and fill out the form under About>Contact Us to get your event on the calendar.

Edmonds WA Art Festival June 16-18

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Member/sponsor Angie Heinrich (Zetamari), and over 160 other artists in glass and other media will be showing/selling their work in the field at 700 Main Street in Edmonds WA this weekend.

Members: publicize your events this summer on the Guild’s calendar by logging in and filling out the “Submit Calendar Event” form you find under About>Contact Us on the menu.