SPRING AWAKE!!

Winter has been gray and rainy here.  The sun has finally come out and the snow drops and crocuses are blooming!  Even the tree frogs are singing at night.

I have completed and sent my first art show applications for the summer.  I will not know until March which will accept me, so I wait.  I did make some new pieces as I needed them for the application photographs.

I thought you would like to see a few.  I will update as I know more.  Peace and joy!

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Exciting LOCAL 14 Women’s Art Show and Sale October 2-5, 2014

I am excited to be participating in this year’s Local 14 show at the World Forestry Center.  My glass will be in a room filled with natural light and I will also have garden art pieces outside.  There are many amazing women artists participating.  Come and spend the day!

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THE GALA!  and THE WEEKEND

Thursday, October 2,  6-9 p.m.    Each year we celebrate our opening with a wine and nibbles event, where first comers can experience all the new artwork and have a wonderful evening out!   Feel free to visit the show all weekend with no extra charges.
We donate the proceeds from this evening to our Scholarship Program.  The cost for the first sight/first bite is $10- no-host wine.

Friday, October 3, 10-7 p.m.
Saturday, October 4, 10-5 p.m.
Sunday, October 5, 10-5 p.m

Our show continues throughout the weekend.  We do ask for a donation at the door of $5 (this is suggested only) to help our Scholarship Program and alleviate show costs.   Artists are all around the venue to help you out with questions and to inform you about the various art genres we have at the show.  Plan for an amazing outing!

Miller Hall, World Forestry Center, across from the Zoo.  Zoo parking is available, as well as shuttle parking.  Building is handicapped accessible.  TriMet is also advised!  

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Saved the best for last

Silverton’s art festival was this past weekend and was the best of the whole run.  The weather was perfect, not too hot, I was in filtered sunlight, perfect for my glass, and the fellow artists and patrons were great.  The fair treated the artists well (salmon for lunch!!), music was fun, and it was the most successful for me.

So, what have I learned from this crazy, fun, exhausting, exhilarating summer?

* All venues are different: weather, patrons, fellow artists

* One day shows are a lot harder than 2-3 day shows since set-up and break-down/packing up are VERY hard with heavy glass.

*Artists who do this for a living work VERY hard for uncertain income.  I met some who normally do Farmers/Artist markets every weekend 6-12 months of the year, when they are not in art fairs, traveling MANY miles from home.  I am glad I do not have to do that.

*I am making my art because I love it, and want to make sure I continue that focus.  When I try to make pieces because I need a certain inventory for a sale, my art suffers.  I need to remain focused on the art.

*My Toyota Corolla still can carry all my stuff, thanks to my upgrade of a roof rack, that makes a loud whistling noise when I get above 30 miles per hour.  The straps I use to hold the items on the rack, go through the inside of the car and hit my head when I drive.  Keeps me awake.

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*People seem to be drawn to my art.  That makes me happy more than anything.  Guys ask how I make the pieces, very interested in the process.  People love to touch the glass, I have been making more textured pieces this season.

The conclusion of all this work is, I love creating glass art.  I do not need to participate in as many shows next year.  People like what I do.  Nothing better than that.

I will have my art next at

Local 14 Show – Oct 2-5, 2014 at The Forestry Center in Portland

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First City Celebration in Oregon City this Saturday

The Gresham Arts Festival was FUN as it always is.  Lots of people, lots of music, lots of art interest.  I had a great time and people liked, and bought, my glass.  It always makes me happy when others relate to my work.

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Cherie M was the winner of the blue dish!  I will have a drawing for another piece at The First City Celebration in Oregon City this Saturday, July 26 11 AM- 7 PM.  Music and partying will continue until 9PM, so why not come and see the artists early, have dinner on Main Street and stay for the music?

 

Hay Bales!!!!

Aaron is here, haying the fields.  I love this time of year: the sound of the baler, the thud of the bales as they fall to the ground, the local farmers loading their pick-ups with the fresh hay.  Yesterday there were vultures, hawks and osprey all looking for food in the freshly cut fields.  It’s times like this that make me glad I live in the country.

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I have been working daily on my glass, preparing for the upcoming 5 weekends of shows.

Gresham Arts Festival Saturday July 19 9 AM-5 PM  greshamoregon.gov/artsfestival

Oregon City First City Celebration Saturday July 26 11 AM- 7PM  thefirstcity.org

Art Burst Northwest at Marylhurst University Saturday August 2 10 AM-6 PM,

&  Sunday August 3 10 AM-5 PM   artburstnw.org

Sunriver Art Faire Friday August 8 10 AM-7 PM, Saturday August 9 10 AM- 7 PM,                           &  Sunday August 10 10AM-4PM sunriverartfaire.com

Silverton Fine Arts Festival Saturday August 16 10AM-7PM & Sunday August 17 10 AM-5PM silvertonarts.org

Stop by and visit, better yet, stop buy and fall in love with art!

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