RB Beach Glass: A Hidden Art Odyssey continues with #72 by artist and Beach Glass project manager Susan Will. This shiny red wooden calla lily decorated with sea glass pebbles began its second life after being rescued with three of its friends from a Vancouver, BC, thrift shop. The callas were in pretty rough shape when they were brought south over the border but they are still exotic imports!

Susan is a devoted pastel artist who has sold and shown her work along the west coast for the past 25 years. She also enjoys working in mixed media, experimenting with different surfaces upon which to paint and draw, and creating three dimensional pieces using found, repurposed, off-purpose and recycled materials.

Susan began the RB Beach Glass project four years ago based on inspiration from a UK artist who challenged herself to make and hide one art piece a day for a year for her blog readers to find. In a crazy coincidence, four years ago was also the beginning of the international movement, Free Art Fridays, which operates along the same principles of RB Beach Glass with artists hiding free art (on Friday, of course!) and posting a photo on a local FAF Facebook page.

How RB Beach Glass works

Sponsored by the Richmond Beach Community Association, RB Beach Glass is a community project built around the rewards of sharing art and the adventure of searching for hidden treasure. Local artists donate and hide artwork in the Richmond Beach neighborhood. Two photos serve as clues and are posted here and on the RBCA Facebook page. One photo shows the item and the other shows a clue about where it is hidden. Art is hidden on public property and includes a tag indicating it’s part of the project. The art is free to whoever finds it. Finders are asked to post that they’ve found the item so others know when the hunt is over.

Did you find RB Beach Glass hidden art?

Please share where and what you found on this site or the RBCA Facebook page. Those who are searching like to know when to stop searching. Tell us your story: any details such as if you were looking or just stumbled upon one, who you were with, what neighborhood you live in and what you plan to do with it are always interesting to hear. We also like to see photos of it in it’s new home as you’ll see from previous posts. Whatever you’d like to share is most welcome.

Artists and crafters: Join us!

Artists and crafters of all types are invited to join the fun. The purpose of this project is to add another element of fun to living in Richmond Beach and to celebrate art and the connections it makes between all of us. To learn more, contact Susan Will via a message here or on the RBCA Facebook page, or email her at susan.will17@gmail.com.