Monday, September 29, 2014


Dear Guild Members,

Chairs with Flair for the Bridging Organization was truly an inspiring event. The founder Fran is 89 years young and he is so passionate about the work that Bridging is doing. Bridging helps 80 families a week to set up households.

The Mosaic Guild’s pieces were very well received and we made a nice contribution to the $6,500 that was collected from the event. This was up 85% from last year’s event.

The auction was held at The Ford Center. A very interesting, historic space. The food was wonderful and it was a night of great people watching.

Overall a great cause and event. I think all the artists felt privileged to be a part of it. We are looking forward to another opportunity to be involved in this again next year.


Wednesday, September 24, 2014



Please come and enjoy our Guild Members beautiful mosaic art displays at Mosaic on a Stick in St. Paul.  There will be an Artists Reception on Thursday, September 25, from 7-9pm.  A great time to personally meet the artists and the work behind them.

Mosaic on a Stick is an artist-owned mosaic supply shop, community classroom and artist studio.

Check out their website and location at  Mosaic on a Stick

Saturday, August 16, 2014


Dear Guild Members -

     On Wednesday, September 10th, Bridging will be holding an event at the Ford Center. It will be a silent auction to raise money for Bridging. This is only their second year holding this event. Several members have made art from donated furniture that Bridging had at their facility. Rachel Arnston has created a mosaic chair. Mimi Leminh has done a mosaic on a table with a shelf, Julie Reeve has adorned a lamp, and Laura Lee has also done a mosaic top on a table. Trudy Vrchota and Janine Irisarri have teamed up and made a table into a Parcheesi game board.

I hope some of you will come to the Bridging event.
Julie Reeve

Rachel Arnston
Mimi Leminh

Laura Lee
Trudy Vrchota & Janine Irisarri

Wednesday, August 13, 2014


Guild Members- 

This is the invitation to the Silent Auction for Bridging. Several of us have made art from used furniture that was available to select from at the Bridging warehouse. Pictures of these  pieces will be posted on the blog soon. Please think about coming to this event. It should be fun. I understand that they have a limited amount of tickets available.

Registration ends, Monday, September 8, 2014

For event updates, a sneak preview of auction items, and a behind-the-scenes look at the amazing venue, visit the Chairs with Flair website
For Ford Center directions and parking information click here.

Saturday, August 9, 2014


The Mosaic Guild was represented at the Powderhorn Park Art Fair on August 2nd. We were one of two guilds that were asked to participate in the show. We had a lot of activity at our tent and I think we made some excellent connections with people who were interested in joining the guild or taking lessons. We hope to see some of them at our first meeting (after the summer break) at Mosaic on a Stick. Our meeting night moved to Wednesday the 17th.

Thank you to all who participated and made it a great event.



Monday, August 4, 2014


Hi Guild Members,

FRIENDLY REMINDER - the date for our meeting has to be changed from the second Wednesday of the month to the third Wednesday.   

The meeting will be on September 17th at Mosaic on a Stick at 1564 Lafond Ave. St. Paul, 55104.  Phone # is 651-645-6600. We start at 6:30pm for social time and 7:00pm for  the meeting. We are asking anyone who would like to share to bring a mosaic piece to show and explain the inspiration for that particular mosaic. We will discuss items for the upcoming show that opens later in September. Mosaics for the show should be dropped off no later than that night.

Thanks and see you there!

Monday, May 12, 2014

June 11th Guild Meeting

The Guild’s last meeting before our summer break is coming up on June 11th at Rachel Arnston’s home. All the pertinent information is below. Rachel will share with us how she has hosted several mosaic parties and in the process opened up mosaic art to many of her friends and family. Social time starts at 6:30. From Rachel- My phones are: cell 612-834-9001 and home 763-420-3050. My address to put in the invitation should be 19203 81st Place North, Corcoran, MN 55311. Do not put Maple Grove even though that is our mailing address. GPS does not send people to the right place when we use Maple Grove. Go figure. We are in the upper northwest quadrant of the Twin Cities. From the south get to 494 going north and take the Bass Lake Road-Cty Rd. 10 exit. (From the east or north, take 696 west, then 494 south, and take the Bass Lake Road-Cty Rd 10 exit. Go west on Bass Lake Road about 3 1/2 miles. Turn right (north) on Highway 101. Pass Rush Creek Golf Course, then turn left on 82nd Place North. Take an immediate left again on 81st Place North. Drive to the back of the development where the gravel starts. we are on the left in the dense woods. Our mail box has flames on it. (My hubby's a car guy.) Thank you Rachel for the directions and tips. I will have the post cards for the Edina show to pass out. If you have not picked up a supply at the Edina Art Center you will be able to get a stack at the meeting. The cards look great; Judy Sell has come through for us again. Thank you Judy! It would be very helpful if I could get a list of the mosaics each member is planning on bringing for this show. You can email the information to me or bring your list to the June meeting. Please include the size of each piece. This will help me to determine if we will have enough art or need to ask for more. If you have a piece that will be hung in a window please make a note of that too. The break area at the art center has a large wall of shelving and three dimensional pieces could go there. I hope that as many artists as possible will bring their 8” x 8” pieces for this show. Two years ago we had the squares for the Haiti quilt on the wall that you see when you first enter the gallery. I would like to hang the 8 x 8’s as a grouping there. A few of the 8 x 8 pieces sold at the Stillwater galley and I think that they hit an affordable price point. If anyone has anything to add to this please feel free to email me and or the group. Regards, Trudy