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WELCOME, FROM YOUR HOSTS Dear Friends, KENT CARLSON Board President

It’s that time of year: the fall weather is in full effect - the air is crisp, and we get ready to once again celebrate the magic that is Pilchuck Glass School. With that, we welcome you to the 40th Annual Pilchuck Auction & Gala! We are gathering this evening in celebration of creativity and community in glass. In its fifth decade, Pilchuck has been recognized as the preeminent organization for the study and creation of works of art in glass. In that time, we have served thousands of aspiring and accomplished artists from around the globe, inspiring creativity. And while Pilchuck is a leading organization for education in glass, we could not be at the forefront of this field without dedication to our core values: to build a community that inspires creativity in the making of art and to develop the personal lives and professional careers of all who step foot on our campus.

ETHAN STERN & AMANDA MCDONALD STERN Auction Co-Chairs

When asking students, instructors, and collectors what they find so special about Pilchuck, we often hear “it’s simply magical.” This feeling of a life-changing, transformational experience that we hear about so often is the inspiration for this year’s theme, Spellbound: Celebrating the Magic of Pilchuck. As Pilchuck nears its 50th anniversary, we are reminded of all the magic that has occurred in the past and the hard work that continues in order to remain a leader in the glass world. We are constantly looking to the future by exploring ways to deliver the transformational experience of Pilchuck to an expanding audience, and this year we have worked to emphasize building partnerships with surrounding communities, specifically Hilltop Artists and Lummi Youth Academy.

CHRISTOPHER R. TAYLOR Executive Director

All of us at Pilchuck offer our gratitude for the dedication and work to the hundreds of artists, trustees, volunteers, staff, and Auction Committee members who made this auction possible. We are also grateful to you for joining us this evening and supporting the mission of Pilchuck Glass School – for many of you, in multiple ways. Tonight, by making a purchase and raising your paddle, you ensure that Pilchuck strengthens its role as the most comprehensive school focusing on the education of artists working in glass. Thank you for celebrating our rich heritage and a vibrant future of artistic innovation and expression in glass. Enjoy the evening,

KENT CARLSON

ETHAN STERN

AMANDA MCDONALD STERN

C H R I S T O P H E R R . T AY L O R

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Spellbound: Celebrating the Magic of Pilchuck  

2018 Pilchuck Auction Catalog | www.pilchuck.com/auction | Celebrate the magic of Pilchuck Glass School at Spellbound - Pilchuck's 40th Annu...

Spellbound: Celebrating the Magic of Pilchuck  

2018 Pilchuck Auction Catalog | www.pilchuck.com/auction | Celebrate the magic of Pilchuck Glass School at Spellbound - Pilchuck's 40th Annu...