Artma 2024

Yearly Glass Show - Echter's Nov. 2024

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NEXT MEETINGS (two days) are on:
Saturday, March 9, 2024, 12:00PM, at Curtis Art Center in Greenwood Village &
Regular meeting Sunday, March 10, 2024, 1:00PM at Mike and Sandi’s

The meeting on March 9th at Curtis Art Center at 12:00PM, is a look and see. We have a very large show there this year, starting November 9th and going until December 28th. It is a very large space and we need to fill it. I would like all members, who plan to exhibit some pieces at this show, to come and see for yourself what we have to fill.

Chris Stevenson, director of Curtis, will be there to answer any questions about hanging and weight limits. They will do most of the hanging of the show. Some of the walls will only take a nail to hang a piece because of the plywood backing. Best to get an idea in your head before attaching hangers. Some walls are hollow and plaster. We can also hang things from the ceiling but there will be a weight limit for these. Then, we need to discuss some things as a group. if you can’t make it and have questions, please email or text me your questions and I’ll be happy to ask them for you.

There is also a very unique and beautiful show going on right now at Curtis. School children from our district have done some incredible artwork. Please plan on spending some time looking at all of the artwork. We will meet on the main floor of the gallery.

Do not bring treats to this gathering as there will be no place to put them out. But, there is a small shopping center across University, from the Art Center, that has some good places to eat. Curtis Center is on Orchard Rd, tucked behind the Aspen Academy which borders University and Orchard. Curtis and Aspen Academy are on the north west corner.

Curtis Center for the Arts 

2349 E Orchard Rd Greenwood Village, CO 80121-1570

March Meeting: Sunday, March 10th - 1:00PM  

The next meeting will be the next day, Sunday, March 10th 2024, at Sandi and Mike’s studio, starting at 1:00PM (as requested).

Please note the time change as people suggested we change it to a little earlier so everyone can get home before dusk.

We will talk about the summer and what you would like to do at meetings. We thought a “Beads Of Courage” Day is much needed as well as a 1 day class in beginning bead making on the torch. These could happen in May when I am in Germany attending the Glass Art Society Glass Conference.

We also need to discuss and vote on what to charge for various shows as entry fees and rules and regulations. The Curtis Show would like small items to sell since this show will be right during the holidays. They will handle all sales during this show. We have to mesh the Echter’s Show with the Curtis Show.

Echter’s starts November 2 and ends November10th. It may be difficult, but when someone offers us a show, we take it. With getting organized early, we can do this.

Map for Mike & Sandi Penfound  

1010 S Cody Street.
Lakewood, CO 80226
Meetings held in studio on N. side of home,
look for the double French doors...
click here for map


I want to deeply thank everyone who participated in ARTMA this year. It was an incredible show and I think we made about $15,000 for pediatric cancer research.

Lots of people told me this was their favorite part of all of ARTMA. So many of our “kids” came and we were overjoyed to see them. The look on their faces when they saw their drawings come to life was one of pure joy. Thank you so much.

We DO make a difference. And, we have been invited to do it again. This is now kind of Morgan Adams Foundation’s “Thing”. We are grateful.

If you have any photos from the event, Morgan Adams Foundation would love to have them. They can be emailed to:

They also made a film with us in it and I will give you the tube listing when they give it to me.

See you, I hope, at at least on of these meetings. PS.. Please feel free to bring treats to the meeting on Sunday. See you soon.

Deborah Carlson