"The flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places in our hearts well out of proportion to their size."
Joe Hester has been a beloved friend and faculty member of the Guild for many years. He has been recently diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. One of his wishes is to display some of his designs and drawings from over the years. Joe is inviting all to come to a private showing of his work this Friday & Saturday evenings (Feb. 3, 4) from 6-10pm.
"Bring food, bring joy." -Joe
Directions to Joe's studio at Artwood: Take the Bothell exit off 405 or from 522 by Woodinville, go straight into Bothell turning Left onto Lake City Way. Follow Lake City way through Kenmore, Lake Forest Park and in Lake City turn left on 135th. At the stop, continue straight another block or so till you see an elementary school on the right. Turn right after the school and take the first right into their driveway or find a parking spot somewhere. His studio is right through the first set of doors on the right with the sky blue paint around the door. To contact Joe, call his cell phone at (509) 860-5296.
Our upcoming summer schedule has been solidified and classes are now available for registration. You can view the list of classes HERE and register online or by calling the Guild office. Since we provided a sneak peek of our summer schedule in our 2012 Faculty Calendar, registrations started early...so you won't want to wait until the last minute this year as you might find your favorite class already full!
This retreat is to encourage and support high quality, uninterrupted work time for artists, writers and musicians. it is designed with a minimum of programming or other obligations so that participants can focus completely on their work in either a private or shared work space. No more than two artists will be assigned to any studio space. Artists can choose any number of days to attend, and can schedule to arrive/depart at any time during the two weeks as their schedules allow.
All studio spaces will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis and may be reserved by making a $100 deposit. Once you reserve your spot, contact us at the office to coordinate your prefered studio space and length of stay. Materials are not provided in the cost of the retreat. Specific costs can be viewed on the retreat page on our website HERE.
Most of you know about our summer volunteer program. However, you can help out at the Guild no matter what the season may be! We appreciated help with "Guild-keeping" before, during and after our off-season retreats, many of which take place over the span of a weekend.
In return for their invaluable assistance, out-of-town volunteers receive room and board during their time of service. Similarly, local volunteers can apply their hours toward meals or future classes/events at the Guild.
Sound interesting? If you would like to receive our volunteer e-mails (which will notify you of upcoming volunteer opportunities here at the Guild), please send Katy a note at katy[at]grunewaldguild[dot]com.
As you no doubt noticed, we did a bit of rebranding this past year and did some modifying to the Grünewald Guild logo. We were happy with the direction and received lots of positive feedback about the design and feel. We have done just a bit more changing of the logo, this time to further reflect the roots and history of the Guild. The modified logo is of the same design we introduced last year, but in a different font: Galahad designed by Guild Master Alan Blackman.
We passed along the newly designed logo to Alan, who said that he was "totally gobsmacked" and loved the incorporation of his font, the inspiration for which came from a few hand-lettered words on a first-day-cover envelope he created:
You can expect this new logo to find its place on our website, newsletter, postcards, carrier pigeon scrolls and all future communication materials we send forth from the Guild.