Maryhill Arts Festival
August 27, 2010
The Oregon Glass Guild was featured at Maryhill Arts Festival because the museum’s focus is glass this year. My friend Charlene is the current president of OGG and combined with the fact that Maryhill has been very good to me I went along for the fun of it, even though I don’t usually take part in outdoor shows anymore. My first outdoor show was the Rose Bowl in Pasadena where I sold my tie-dyed macrame’ every weekend when I was sixteen years old.
We OGG artists had a bank of tents in line with one another. Most of us arrived to set up on Friday, even though essentially we set up every day. And broke down every night. Peacock Protection, we called it! Yes, the inquisitive peacocks can get into zipped up tents!
Saturday morning arrived cloudy with a bit of sun beaming on Mt. Hood. Good portend or not? Turned out to be very hot! Breezy in the afternoon!
What to bring & what to leave home…these are the questions that haunt me when there’s little space. As usual, I fit as much as I possibly could on my tables. I like giving you a choice after all!
If you made the drive to Maryhill Museum along Hwy 14 in the morning, you would have seen bright skies with puffy clouds scattered about. It’s an arid landscape contrasting with the adjacent river.
Large vistas of distant mountains and the Columbia River separating Oregon and Washington.
Arriving at Sam Hill‘s castle, Maryhill Museum is a surprising oasis amidst the dusty brown landscape.
Sunday morning dawned a bit breezier than Saturday so a couple of us bungied together and hung on.
Not as many shoppers on Sunday, but we always have a good time together.
Andy, Maryhill’s caretaker purchases coasters with gold line drawings of a Peacock made especially for this venue. Thanks for the photo, Colleen!
Andy chose a green set; pictured above is turquoise with an iridescent cap for sparkle.
As usual, I cannot post about Maryhill Museum without including peacocks! This time, I found some babies! Aren’t they sweet?!!