7th Annual Mosaic Challenge now open

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Get the rules and packet of things you need to incorporate in your entry for Northwest Garden Bling’s 7th Annual Mosaic Challenge from shop owner (and Guild Member) Athena Hornsby in Concrete WA. Entry Fee is $25.00. Yes, she will ship the packet for an additional fee to cover postage and handling but you must deliver the finished piece to the shop by April 26th, 2022 (This is not a virtual show). Ribbons awarded for first, second, third place and a People’s Choice award. Stop by the shop or call NW Garden Bling at 360-708-3279 for more details. Address is Northwest Garden Bling, 44574 Highway 20 in Grassmere Village, Concrete, WA

There will be a juried display of the winners and other entries at the shop from April 29th through May 10th, 2022.

Show Off Your Glass Flowers!

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Since we are sure most of you can hardly wait for Spring to arrive….we thought for our upcoming March newsletter we’d do something fun and colorful to celebrate Spring by showing off the many ways we make glass flowers! We’d like as many members of the guild as possible to send us a few photos of flowers you have done in glass with a VERY SHORT description of the technique or process used.

It would be fun to see flowers from cold glass techniques (mosaic and applique), hot glass pieces (blown, torchwork), and of course there are SO many ways to create with kiln work: using sheet and frit, enamels, molds, kiln casting, and kiln forming! *If you used a particular ebook, webinar or instructor as an inspiration feel free to mention where you learned a technique. This might also give you some good ideas for Mother’s Day presents! The can be realistic, abstract or imagined. Please email photos and info to Greta Schneider and please add a subject line that says: GLASS FLOWERS. If I could get them by February 22nd that would be great. Thanks! -Greta

Jan 11- Feb 19 Mel Archer show in Covallis, OR

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Artist’s Talk, Thursday, January 20, 12 pm in the Corrine Woodman Gallerie of The Arts Center:

Member Mel Archer invites you to his show and talk on “Broken Glass: Re-imagined”. Details and a nice video of the show are at https://theartscenter.net/mel-archer-broken-glass-re-imagined/
More of Mel’s work and info about his classes can be found at MelArcher.com
And Mel said he might be able to attend the Guild General Meeting Zoom Jan 23rd to share how he organizes his hundreds of frit mixes.

Want to see your holiday event in this list?

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One of our member benefits is alerting our members and subscribers to the week’s glass related events every Tuesday. Members can log in and fill in the “Submit Calendar Event” form: https://www.pnwglassguild.org/contact-us/#event
If you’re not yet a member, you can chose “join” from the top menu and be a member in just a few minutes.

Nov. 6-7 Clark Co. WA Studio Tour

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Members Ann Cavanaugh and Vicki Green are 2 of the 50 artists selected to open their studios during the Clark County (WA) Open Studio tour. The tour is Nov 6 & 7, 10am to 5pm. Find information at artstra.org. Ann is studio #30 25605 NE  Cooley Rd Battleground WA 98604. Vicki is studio #38 11914 NE 49th Ct Vancouver WA 98686.  We have both been very busy creating new work for your visit. 

Nov. 6 & 7 Free Ornament Workshop

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By appointment at Carlyne Lynch’s studio in Wilsonville OR, a SW Portland suburb. Bring your grandchildren over 8 years old and bring yourself and join me in my studio for fun and adventure and no experience required. Make a free ornament. All supplies and tools will be provided, and no experience is needed. I will have kits available and be on hand to cut a hat, scarf or whatever your unique ornament needs. You create the ornament and I will fire it and get it back to you within a week. I have offered this workshop for three years. This year masks will be required, and social distancing will be offered. Email Carlyne Lynch for an appointment or drop by Carlyne’s

November 13 Vitrograph Play Day

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Join Carlyne Lynch on Saturday, November 13th from 11am to 1pm for a vitrograph play day where we will pull stringers. Those who attend in person can take a batch home. RSVP to Carlyne Lynch. There is room for up to 8 people at Carlyne’s SW Portland studio and an unlimited number via Zoom. The Zoom link will be available on the event listing closer to the event.

This is a member only event, please join the Guild prior to registering

Oct. 24 General meeting: Lighting the Future

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Via Zoom this Sunday from 3:30 to 5:30

A short election of officers for next year and then several artists will talk about how they do lighting: 3-d printing, solar power, Patte de Verre, getting parts and more will probably be discussed. Anyone else who does lighting is encouraged to give a short show and tell. See the event listing for more details.

Oct 14-17: lots of glass in Seattle area

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This weekend, Oct 16-17, say hi to Guild Members Lael Bennett, Bridget Culligan, Kathy Johnson, Connie Munford, and Karen Seymour and 20+ other artists at the 7 site GlassAndDecor.com studio tour in north Seattle. Our tour is part of Refract ( RefractSeattle.org ) a much larger 50+ venue, area-wide event which starts Thursday, Oct. 14th. Here’s an unofficial 1 page Refract schedule (pdf) if you want something printable.

Seattle Studio Tour

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Oct. 16-17, 10am to 5pm, Guild sponsored GlassAndDecor.com 7-studio tour and sale in north Seattle. 20+ artists in various media with art to enliven your home. There will be glass at every site. Many artists will have demos. Meet 5 PNW Glass Guild Members: we all look forward to talking glass with you. See GlassAndDecor.com for map, artist info etc.

This event is part of Refract, the much larger 4-day Seattle area glass celebration October 14-17 see RefractSeattle.org.

Washington Co. Studio Tour

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October 16-17, 10am to 5pm, Member Linda Gerrard invites you to stop by during the Washington County Open Studio Tour (near Portland OR) which will have over 40 participating artists. Her address is 8400 SW Maverick Terrace in Beaverton . She’ll have prize drawings and treats to go (masks required). Tour Map: https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=1VoQGv52zBULnUJBjcW7slQJE0BaosSyx&ll=45.51201631527056%2C-123.017737&z=10

Here are two of Linda’s new pieces:

Linda Gerrard Autumn Aspens
Linda Gerrard Fall Splendor