Paperweight Fest 2023 Schedule

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Make-Your-Own Experiences (by appointment)

Noon – 5:00 p.m.
Registration in the Arthur Gorham Paperweight Shop

5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Combined Artist Fair & Dealer Fair
Light Refreshments

Dinner on own
DVPCA Fairfield Hospitality Room is Open in the Evening

Thursday, May 18, 2023

Breakfast on own
“Big, Bigger, Biggest” ID Contest begins

9:00 a.m. – noon
Registration in the Event Center

9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Greetings from Susan Gogan, Executive Director WheatonArts, and John Hawley, President DVPCA

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
“The New England Glass Co. at the New York Crystal Palace Exposition” By John Hawley

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Break

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
“Making Murrine In America” by Stephen Boehme

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Lunch Break (boxed lunches provided)

12:45 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Meet the Artist Sessions (select 1)
David Graeber, Clinton Smith, Gordon Smith

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Meet the Artist Sessions (select 1)
Melissa Ayotte, Damon MacNaught, William Manson

2:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Collaborative artist demonstrations and auction
Featuring Mayauel Ward, Alison Ruzsa, and friends

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Dealers Fair

Dinner on your own
DVPCA Fairfield Hospitality Room is Open in the Evening

An over-the-shoulder shot of "Paperweight Fest 2023" demonstrating artist, Alison Ruzsa, is painting intricate glass trees.

Friday, May 19, 2023

Breakfast on own

9:00 a.m. – noon
Late Registration

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Remarks and notices from John Hawley, President, DVPCA

9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
“Receive This Glass,” a presentation celebrating Paul Stankard by David Graeber and Gay Taylor

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Break

10:45 p.m. – 11:45 p.m.
Artists Panel: Christina Callahan, Damon MacNaught, Gordon Smith, and Mayauel Ward discuss “Historical Influences on Current Work.”

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Lunch Break (boxed lunches provided)

12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
“Old American Personalized Paperweights” by Jim Barton

1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Break

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
“Songs without Words” presentation by Rick Ayotte

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 pm
“Big, Bigger, Biggest” contest presentation and results by Jim Lefever

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Dealers Fair
Light Refreshments

Dinner on own
DVPCA Fairfield Hospitality Room is Open in the Evening

Saturday, May 20, 2023

Breakfast on own

10:00 a.m. – Noon
Collaborative demonstration and live auction in the Glass studio with Gordon Smith, Clinton Smith, Chris Sherwin, and friends.

11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Dealers Fair is Open to the Public and Gather Attendees

a Wheaton [re] Gather, a celebration of the life & work of Paul J. Stankard, begins at 1 p.m.

Registration

Online registration for 2023 coming soon! 

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