Guild Meetings

2021 -2022 Guild Meeting Programs (Sept-August)

  • Meetings are open to the public and are held on the second Wednesday of the month, except for July, August, and December; 6:30-9:00 PM
  • NOTE: The November 9, 2022 and January 11, 2023 are currently planed to be held in-person AND on Zoom. Any changes will be posted here, in the Newsletter, and via eNews. 
  • COVID POLICY (Click Here) – Please visit our Meetings/Covid page for the most recent Guild Policy regarding Covid.
  •  Zoom info will be sent to members via eNews the Friday prior to the meeting; non-members should contact Richard Vogt
  • Location (in-person): Phinney Neighborhood Center Room 6 (upstairs), 6532 Phinney Ave. N Seattle, WA 98103.
    Click HERE for a map.
  • 6:30 – Socialize, Library
  • 7:00 – Show and Tell.
  • 7:15 – Announcements
  • 7:30 – Program Begins

February 8, 2023 (Wednesday): Mo Walrath, Willowwork

Mo is devoted to willow and tending the living tradition of basket weaving as a form of ancestral communication and as response to the ever changing needs of the living world. She is a mother, basket /coffin maker, teacher, student of birth, death, burial, and blood mysteries, reverent farmer, and threshold worker providing care for her community in emergent ways through the vessels she weaves. She learned to weave willow baskets in the Coast Range of Oregon – connecting her craft with the life of plants. There she learned about willow, their growing rhythms and patterns, the harvesting and curing of the plant for weaving, and teaching others to weave. Mo is a guest on S’Klallam land in rain shadowed Port Townsend, Washington where cormorants dive and eagles tell glacial memory sky stories with ancestral lines from the west coast of Ireland and Main River lands in Germany.
 

This presentation will be made over Zoom from Port Townsend.  At the moment we nevertheless plan on meeting in-person at PNC as well.  More information on this will be available in January.

Regarding Covid-19, we are asking in-person participants to be vaccinated and to wear masks in the presence of others. If you are not feeling completely healthy, please stay home and join us on Zoom.  But we sincerely hope to see many of you in-person!

MEETING DETAILS: Feb 8, 2023 @ 6:30PM, Wednesday (normal meeting day).  This meeting will be hybrid, held both in-person at the PNC and via Zoom.

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HOW TO JOIN THE MEETING by ZOOM:  Access Information will be sent by Guild eNews email on the Friday before the meeting, and is also published in the Guild Newsletter.  

IF YOU HAVE ALREADY PARTICIPATED IN A ZOOM MEETING:
you know the drill.

IF YOU ARE NEW TO ZOOM:
you will need to have the Zoom Client App on your device (computer, tablet, phone). The easiest way to do this is to go to the following URL: https://zoom.us/test
You will be asked if you want to download the Zoom Client, and given the opportunity to test your connection.

Alternatively, you can use your web browser to go to https://zoom.us/ and download the Zoom Client App (click on “SIGN UP IT’S FREE” at the top of the page and follow instructions). Again, go to https://zoom.us/test to test your connection.

When it is time for the actual meeting, you need only click on the URL in a recent eNews email; you will be asked if you want to open Zoom, and offered instructions on how to continue.

TEST YOUR CONNECTION: again, after you have installed the Zoom Client App, you can test your connection by going to
https://zoom.us/test in your web browser, and following instructions.

We look forward to seeing all of you!-19

November 9, 2022 (Wednesday): Annual Gift Exchange!

Barbara Osborne has once again done a wonderful job of organizing our gift exchange between members scattered across 4 states and 2 Canadian provinces. We did the gift exchange both in-person and via Zoom last year and it was a rousing success; both in-person and Zoom participants will again share with each other through Zoom. Come join us this year for the fun, excitement, and probably a few surprises.

As this is will be a hybrid meeting, you are welcome to attend either in-person or by using the Zoom App. As usual for this meeting there will be no formal presentation, only social interaction and Gift Exchange. There will again be No Potluck this year due to Covid; however, you may bring a personal snack if you need.

Regarding Covid-19, we are asking in-person participants to be vaccinated and to wear masks in the presence of others. If you are not feeling completely healthy, please stay home and join us on Zoom.  But we sincerely hope to see many of you in-person!

MEETING DETAILS: Nov, 9 @ 6:30PM, Wednesday (normal meeting day).  This meeting will be hybrid, held both in-person at the PNC and via Zoom.

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October 12, 2022 (Wednesday): Matt Wood - Antique American Indian Arts

Our September presenter is Matt Wood. Raised in Southern California, Matt has been a life-long outdoor enthusiast, musician, and Indian art dealer. Matt has traveled extensively throughout the United States researching, buying and selling fine North American Indian art and artifacts. He lectures in both private and public settings, with a particular focus on the history and analysis of Navajo rugs, native basketry and pueblo pottery. He also exhibits his finest artifacts at major trade shows across the nation throughout the year. Married to his life partner Cynthia, and having raised two daughters and now with three grandchildren, Matt is looking forward to sharing his story, and the artifacts he has found.  Learn more at his website  https://www.antiqueamericanindianart.com/ or follow him on Facebook.

MEETING DETAILS: Oct, 12 @ 6:30PM, Wednesday (normal meeting day). This meeting will be held on Zoom only.

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September 14, 2022 (Wednesday): Barbara Shapiro

Our September presenter is Barbara Shapiro.  Barbara will share the productive burst of artistic output inspired by moving her studio in January 2020 and by current personal and political events. The sequestration that Covid forced upon us all brought forth lots of new work in several series. Unfinished and abandoned projects from years ago were seen with new eyes and finally finished. Newly discovered materials inspired different ways of working. And as always, Indigo colored her materials. Barbara hopes to inspire you to look at your own work in new ways as you enjoy this saga of 20-22 in her studio in the time of Covid. More information to follow.  Learn more about Barbara from her website: https://www.barbarashapiro.com/gallery/baskets

MEETING DETAILS: Sept. 14 @ 6:30PM, Wednesday (normal meeting day). This meeting will be held on Zoom only.