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The first ‘Art of the Gorge’ was held at the Columbia Gorge Hotel in Hood River Oregon during Blossom Festival.  It was a magnificent weekend.

After my table was set up I dashed out to photograph the other artists and hotel grounds.  Enjoy….

Charlene Fort Art Glass was the coordinator for our show.

Jan Byrkit Art Wear Clothing

The hotel grounds were so lovely I’d be remiss to not share with you.

Watercolors and Pastels by Christine Knowles

Leila of  Prestia Studio

Did I say the grounds were spectacular?

Kathy Watne, enamels

Melanie Thompson Art Pottery

It was hard to stay indoors when it was so beautiful outside!

Mary Rollins, watercolor

Stephanie Johnston, glass pendants

It was a perfect weekend for Blossom Festival in Hood River.

Terri Johanson Art Glass

Karen Watson pastels

The north side of Columbia Gorge Hotel hosts a waterfall.

The hotel staff offered a fabulous reception and treated us like royalty!

I love it when children like my work, but this little girl was exceptionally expressive about it!  Thanks to her dad for allowing me to share her beautiful face with you.

Thanks Paul & Kim for a wonderful show.  Can we do it again next year???

This weekend during Blossom Festival!!  If you missed my studio sale, come to the Columbia Gorge Hotel in Hood River Oregon and see a sampling of my work in glass (mine is the rainbow bowl at the bottom right of poster).  A dozen of us will be presenting our best work for your consideration.  While there, you can have a fabulous meal and stroll the incredible gardens.  See you soon!

Steider Studios Celestial Series

A quick update to let you know I’m still alive and producing art, packing it up and delivering it!

This week I delivered work to The Pines Wine Tasting and Gallery in Hood River OR for a preview show of the Gorge Artists Open Studios Tour.  The opening is tonight from 6 to 8 p.m., at Second and State and the show runs through the end of this month.  You’ll have the first opportunity to purchase our cool new maps for your self guided tour, April 13, 14, 15.  Notice, the tour is THREE days this year!  That will give you extra time to tour all our studios plus a bonus night in the Columbia River Gorge, surrounded by inspirational and magnificent vistas.  If you’ve followed my blog for awhile, you know where most of those vistas are.  If you haven’t, just leave a comment or send me a note and I’ll be happy to share some of my favorite haunts.

Steider Studios Celestial Series

Also celebrating our Gorge Artists Open Studios Tour during the month of March is the Columbia Gorge Hotel!  They are hosting artwork from a group of us in the lobby and in their Valentino Lounge.  There will be some other interesting events at the hotel this year, stay tuned!

Steider Studios Celestial Series

The majority of my time the last couple of weeks was spent preparing for the Glass Craft & Bead Expo in Las Vegas March 28 – April 1st!  I’ve been ordering supplies, glass, and kilns, for some fun new classes in addition to Exploring Glass Powders (the one day condensed version of Powderology).  Shimmer Shine and Sparkle was filled so we added a second class that’s still available!  I also have room for more students in Color Theory for Glassists and I’d love to see you in this color-filled class!  Are you going to the Expo?  What classes are you taking?  

Steider Studios: Celestial Series

Back to cutting glass and packing, I’ll see you at the party tonight!

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