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)

New Sponsor: AAE is back and they’re offering a discount to members!

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I’m so excited to have AAE back as one of our Gold Level Sponsors. They moved to Nevada and opened their new online shop several months ago and are looking forward to seeing our members make beautiful art with the various products they offer. Go to PNWGlassGuild.org >About>Our Sponsors to see the sponsor ‘ads and see how to reach them. Log in first and you can see the discount offers for current members.

Please remember discount offers are available only to our current members. Join the Guild to take advantage of this benefit https://www.pnwglassguild.org/join-the-guild/

Portland area Guild Picnic this Sunday

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Sunday August 28th 11 am potluck in Linda and Kate’s yard in Washougal WA. See the event link for more: https://www.pnwglassguild.org/event/guild-picnic-2-washougal/
RSVP to Linda Roman or Kate Nicklos so they have enough chairs etc. out.

We know you’ll have as much fun at this as we did a week ago in Seattle.

As an added incentive for out-of-town members to come to Portland for this picnic, Guild sponsor Bullseye Glass is having their summer sale at the resource center through the end of August
http://www.bullseyeglass.com/kilnforming/endless-color-summer-sale-2022-portland-portland-2127.html

Guild Picnics Coming Soon

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In Seattle this Sunday (August 14th) 11am potluck in Karen Seymour’s backyard near the Zoo. See the event link on the website for more. RSVP (206-525-1577) so we have enough chairs out

In Washougal (across the river from Portland) in about 2 weeks on Sunday August 28th 11 am potluck in Linda and Kate’s yard. See the event link for more. RSVP to Linda Roman or Kate Nicklos

Spouses and anyone else who is willing to listen to us talk glass is welcome but please attend by Zoom if you are feeling ill or have recently been in crowded places like airports.

As an added incentive for out-of-town members to come to Portland for this picnic, Guild sponsor Bullseye Glass is having their summer sale at the resource center through the end of August
http://www.bullseyeglass.com/kilnforming/endless-color-summer-sale-2022-portland-portland-2127.html

TIME IS RUNNING OUT! YOUR LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER AND PAY FOR OPEN STUDIOS TOUR AND SALE IS AUGUST 13TH.

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September 17 & 18, 2022 in the Portland area from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Link to full details about the tour: https://www.pnwglassguild.org/open-studios-registration/

Registration is now open to current PNWGG Members (yes, you can join or renew to become a current member and be on the tour). Registration and payment deadline is August 13th, so don’t wait!

Log in to pnwglassguild.org, click the above link or go to the “Open Studios” event link at the bottom of any website page, and click the registration info link from there to see the full details. Find everything you need to know about the tour: which counties are eligible to be in the tour, how to join, how to share a studio and how to pay. If you do have any questions, there’s a place to ask at the end of the post or contact Linda Gerrard.

Last year saw more visitors than the previous year, so artists, sign up and let’s make this year the biggest show yet!

Open Studios Tour and Sale

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September 17 & 18, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Link to full details about the tour: https://www.pnwglassguild.org/open-studios-registration/

Registration is now open to current PNWGG Members (yes, you can join or renew to become a current member and be on the tour). Registration and payment deadline is August 13th, so don’t wait!

Log in to pnwglassguild.org, click the above link or go to the “Open Studios” event link at the bottom of any website page, and click the registration info link from there to see the full details. Find everything you need to know about the tour: which counties are eligible to be in the tour, how to join, how to share a studio and how to pay. If you do have any questions, there’s a place to ask at the end of the post or contact Linda Gerrard.

Last year saw more visitors than the previous year, so artists, sign up and let’s make this year the biggest show yet!

Reminder: July 24th General Meeting

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3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Pacific time via Zoom

How to host or participate in a studio show,

Both Portland and Seattle are having glass-focused studio tours this fall plus there several general studio tours. Come and share some tips. Those who have done, are doing, or are thinking about doing one of this fall’s 2 Guild sponsored studio tours are especially encouraged to attend.

log in and go to the event link (events coming in the next month or so are at the bottom of each page for the Zoom)

If you can’t log-in, request the link via the Zoom request form (in top menu>about>contact us> “Get the Zoom Link”). You don’t have to be a member to come to our General Meetings.

Open Studio Tour and Sale

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September 17 & 18, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Link to full details about the tour: https://www.pnwglassguild.org/open-studios-registration/

Registration is now open to current PNWGG Members (yes, you can join or renew to become a current member and be on the tour). Register by August 13th: $60.00.

Log in to pnwglassguild.org, click the above link or go to the Events Calendar to September 17, then click on “continued” to see the link for the full details. Find everything you need to know about the tour: which counties are eligible to be in the tour, how to join, how to share a studio and how to pay. If you do have any questions, there’s a place to ask at the end of the post or contact Linda Gerrard.

Last year saw more visitors than the previous year, so artists, sign up and let’s make this year the biggest show yet!

General Meeting Sunday, June 26

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How to Create an Online Presence, 3:30 pm, Zoom

Come join the discussion about Facebook advertising, Email lists, Getting your art online as a Guild member, Using your free SquareUp.com website, and much more. We can also discuss upcoming Guild events like the picnics, Open Studios etc.

You don’t have to be a member to come to our General Meetings. See the event listing for more.


Play Day: Photographing Your Work

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June 12th (a week from Sunday) 12:30 to around 3:30

At Karen Seymour’s (by the Zoo in Seattle). We’ll try to do a Zoom portion too.
Contact Karen Seymour if you’re interested.

If you’re like me you put off making good images of your latest work because getting the lights and backdrops set up is such a pain. Let’s do it together.
Bring some of your work and your camera or cell phone. I’ll set up some lights and backgrounds, and we can take pictures. Then we can look at the results and discuss fixes.

If you’re an experienced photographer with proper lights and tents discus bringing them along so we have more setups and experience to help those who haven’t gotten there yet. Better photos makes the Guild as a whole look more polished and by extension, yourself.

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

If we manage to get Zoom working, log in first and then look for the link on the event listing

General Meeting Sunday May 22nd

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3:30 pm via Zoom

Let’s talk about shows, especially Gathering of the Guilds: both successes and what we could do differently. If you’ve done other recent shows tell us how they went and how they dealt with various issues. We can also discuss upcoming Guild events like the picnics, Open Studios etc.as we get back to doing some things in person in these hopefully post-Covid times.

See the event listing for the link (log-in first or use the form).

Anyone is welcome at our general meetings, you don’t need to be a member.

Tuesday May 24th at 7pm there will be a Board meeting to set future event dates etc. Having your input at either or both meetings would be very welcome.

Gathering of the Guilds starts this Friday

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Hours are Friday May 6th, 10am to 7pm; Saturday May 7th, 10am to 6pm; Sunday May 8th, 10am to 4pm*

*10am to noon on Sunday everyone, visitors included, will be masked in hope of making it safer for elderly moms etc. to visit this free event at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. The rest of the time we will follow CDC guidelines which at this point make masking optional for those without symptoms.

  • Look for “Mother’s Day Special” signs in artists’ booths and get special pricing on specific items on Sunday.
  • Signed items saying proceeds will be donated to benefit the people of Ukraine will be found throughout the show. All proceeds from selling these items will go to Mercy Corps, the International Red Cross and other organizations providing support to the people of Ukraine.

Come say Hi to (and buy from) PNW Glass Guild members:

Lesley Kelly

Lesley Kelly’s dish to benefit Ukraine

Lisa Mustain

Kory Dollar
Marvelous Mosaic Fine Arts

See https://gatheringoftheguilds.com/ for information about the whole event, including 5 other guilds with over 100 artists in other media.

There will also be lots of Guild volunteers helping make this event work: If you have an hour or two we still need a few booth sitters, especially Saturday, contact Mitzi Kugler.

It will be so much fun to talk glass in person again!

Guild General Meeting April 25, 7pm

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Tips for Doing a Show

Note this is a MONDAY evening: It was moved from the usual Sunday afternoon because many Seattle members are participating in the April 23-24 ArtInBloomSeattle.com studio tour.

As we go back to in-person events there will hopefully be more in-person art shows, including the May 6-8 Gathering of the Guilds. Have you got any tips to share about both selling your work at shows and surviving and enjoying the experience? Please contact Rachel Dollar to help her put together a speaker order or just show up and join the discussion. You don’t have to be a member to come to our General Meetings.

Please see the event listing for the Zoom link and late-breaking info

Show off your muscles to help GotG

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We really need 5-6 strong volunteers to donate their time on Wednesday May 4th from 1:30 to 2 pm in Hall A of the Oregon Convention Center to help us get the pedestals and things from the storage shed and set up the showcase area at Gathering of the Guilds. Then if you could come back on Sunday May 8th at 4 pm for maybe two hours to help take the display down and take the stuff back to the storage shed, that would be wonderful (there are less energetic volunteer slots during the show if you can spare a couple of hours) Contact Mitzi Kugler

Or fill out the volunteer form