The OCTOBER meeting wAS held at the Multnomah Arts Center (7688 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219)

We will be welcoming Judie Mountain and Wayne Robbins.

Presented by Wayne Robbins and Judie Mountain 

On October 24th, jewelry designer and metal Clay artist Judie Mountain and glass artist, Wayne Robbins will be sharing their journey in the art jewelry world. The subject of this presentation will be on the Collaborative Dance which occurs when two or more artist combine their talent and skill to create spectacular collaborative works of art. There will be a slideshow and talk as well as a handout listing the artists shown in the presentation. Some of the collaborative pieces will be on exhibit as well as some of Judie and Wayne's components and finished jewelry. This will be a fun evening with great stories and wonderful eye candy. 

Judie Mountain has been a working artist for over 40 years and has been a leatherworker, stained glass artist, clothing designer, and for the past 25 years, a jewelry designer-artist. Judie is currently adding bronze metal clay to her every expanding artist repertoire. It's a wonderful material that allows you to sculpt, carve, and texture pieces that are then dried, fired in a kiln and after firing becomes pure solid bronze. 

Wayne Robbins is an amazing glass artist specializing in fine detail lampwork pieces. He creates beads, sculptures, and wonderful objects of art. His style varies between whimsical and realistic and is always awesome to behold! 

Together they design and create one of a kind jewelry, sculpture, and decorative. They work in glass, metal, semi-precious stones and associated other materials.



The SEPTEMBER meeting wAS held at the Multnomah Arts Center (7688 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219)

Fantastic Beads & Where To Find Them

A Celebration of Alaskan Bead Artists with Elise Strauss

 Alaska is a place of vibrant extremes; from 24-hour daylight to 24-hour darkness.   Such a land requires tales to be told, with dark nights spent in design of dreams and long summer days chasing desires.  From this land of wilderness comes breathtaking handmade beads and indescribable beadwork . 

 Please come to the September meeting as Elise Strauss introduces you to some of Alaska’s finest seed bead and lampwork artists.   Whether it’s a necklace made of razor blades and bullets, to a baby belt by a traditional Alaska Native Artist , to lampwork designs inspired by the rhythms of Alaska, Elise’s presentation will have you smiling with delight and mooning in awe. 

Elise lived in Anchorage, Alaska, for 45 years before moving to Salem, Oregon, in the Fall of 2015.  She has been a lampworker for almost 20 years, and is one of the founding members of the Alaska Bead Society, which recently celebrated its 20th anniversary.  She was the Program Developer for the Bead Arts Gala, the Alaska Bead Society’s annual art show.    Elise has taken lampwork classes and taught in Alaska and the Lower 48.  She traveled to Italy in 2012 to take a class from Lucio Bubacco.   She is delighted to be living in Oregon, where the new flora and fauna is inspiring many new creations in her studio. 


The JUNE meeting wAS held at the Multnomah Arts Center (7688 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219)

We had our annual potluck and chair sale.

Please bring a dish or platter of yummy food and a serving utensil. PBS will provide drinks.

For our annual “chair” sale, vendors are asked to sell
their wares on a chair or TV tray or card table no
larger than 3 ft X 3 ft. Vendors must provide their
own table, but may use MAC chairs. Space is limited
to 1 chair OR table per member. The round tables
provided by MAC are reserved for potluck-ing.

Bring your current beading project along and sit and
bead and eat and chat and purchase great deals
from our “chair sale”.