Next Meeting - Sunday Jan 8th
Mike and Sandi Penfound's studio/house - 3:00PM
Happy New Year 2023
By now, if your are a member, you have received an email from Anita
reminding you that 2023 dues are due. Please pay them promptly, as we have
so much in store for us this coming year, and most of the activities you
must be a member to participate.
Beads of Courage
To start off, we are trying to do at least two Beads Of Courage bead making
days a year. Sandi is trying to set a time, in February, for a beginner's
class in bead making on the torch. It might be worth your time to take this
class if you have never made glass beads before or are new to a torch. We
will send out an email announcing the class when a date has been set.
Glass Show at 40 West Gallery
Next, we were given a glass show at the 40 West Gallery, the entire month
of July. The theme is "Idioms". I will have a book, at the meeting,
that will show you a ton of them. If you look it up yourself, go to
American Idioms. This will be a super fun, interactive glass show.
The fire department 9aka my son-in-law) will let us blow glass outside, and
we can do that on opening night, which will be a first Friday and right at
the July 4th holiday.
Casa Bonita will be open then, and it will be a great opportunity for
showing off glass as an art medium and our group. You must be a member to
ARTMA is coming up again and I will be working with the children at
Children's Hospital. We need to come up with a theme to ask the children to
draw. I will also need 20 to 25 artists to reproduce these drawings into
In 2022 we raised close to $20,000 for the Morgan Adams Foundation
raises money for pediatric cancer research. If you participated last year,
you know what an incredible event this is.
Plus, if you would like to give something to the general ARTMA show, you are
welcome to. Some suggestions were, instead of a piece of art, you can give
Our group is getting really well known because of this event and art
glass is getting accolades too. Let's keep this momentum going.
Of course we have the Echter's Show and Sale in November.
2022 was our best year ever in sales, totaling over $11,000!
We need more members to participate for next year, so think about
setting that time aside for the club. The artist gets back 65% of sales.
You must be a member to participate.
This is our biggest fund raiser for the year.
Curtis Arts Center
In 2024, we have been given a two month long show at the Curtis Arts Center
in Greenwood Village. This will be the first time this Arts Center will
have a all glass show.
The show will start at the same time Echter's starts that year, so we will
have to have lots of things to sell at both places.
Curtis is allowing us to sell quality gift items as well as the pieces for
the show. It's a very large space, so we need lots of glass art to super
fill the place. Never too early to start working on things now.
Again, you have to be a member to participate.
We are trying to plan two adventures during 2023. One will be a trip to
Santa Fe and Taos with tours of the Bullseye Glass Research Center and also
as many glass artists studios as we can fit in. Plus, we need to see some
of the better galleries and just enjoy art. We would be driving down and
back, caravan style, sharing cars. Hoping for late spring or early fall.
Also, trying to plan a trip to the Loveland Foundry. We have done this
before and I have been asked to do it again. Such a fantastic place and the
process parallels the same process in glass.
Don't forget the Wyoming Glass Show
If you need more information about the
show, contact Lois Rentz.
Applications are due soon and there will be a
group of us going up and staying for the opening.
I think we will be playing with inks at the January meeting, so dress
appropriately. Inks can stain clothing. I will be inviting, to the January
meeting, people from the mailing list, who expressed a desire to join our
group. Please welcome them.
Hope to see you all at the January meeting. Please remember those dues and
to bring a goodie to share. If you have inks you would like to share with
the group, you may bring them. We all learn from each other.
Rky Mtn Creative Art Center (home of Mike & Sandi Penfound)
1010 S Cody Street.
Lakewood, CO 80226
Meetings held in studio on N. side of home,
look for the double French doors...
click here for map