March Challenge 2017

This year’s March Challenge theme, Hinges & Fasteners, brought out some beautiful and intricate work from the FSG-SW members. Congratulations to the winners!

1st place: Bruce Carlson


2nd place: Donna Wilson


3rd place: Cindi Bateman


Other March Challenge entries:

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Reminder: 2017 March Challenge

Remember to bring your March Challenge pieces to the next chapter meeting (March 21 at 6pm). This year’s theme is Hinges & Fasteners, which many should have from last fall’s locket workshop!


Call for Entry!

Calling all FSG Southwest members! Receiving for the 2017 Ring of Fire exhibition is Monday, April 3 from 9am to 12pm at Cape Coral Arts Studio gallery. Eligible entries include jewelry & metal sculpture composed of at least 80% metal and fused glass art that has not been entered in a previous Ring of Fire exhibition. Please provide your own displays (there are several available to borrow through FSG – contact Bob Small). Entry fee $10.

Important dates (location: Cape Coral Arts Studio gallery):

  • April 3 @ 9am-12pm: Receiving artwork
  • April 7: Exhibition opens
  • April 14 @ 5-7pm: Opening Reception
  • April 27: Exhibition closes
  • April 28 9am-3pm: Pickup of artwork

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2016 Holiday Party & Ornament Exchange

This year’s holiday party included an abundance of delicious food and a lively white elephant ornament exchange. This year’s theme was to interpret a line from a holiday song, and the group then had to guess which song it was. Cindi Bateman’s “Walking in a Winter Wonderland” ornament was a popular “steal” among the group, Bruce Carlson stumped us all with a line from Dean Martin’s The Christmas Blues (“…stars for your shoes…”), and Bev Fox and Valerie Jewell both interpreted Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree. Happy Holidays from FSG Southwest!