Category: Beach Glass Odyssey


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.

 

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After a year hiatus, RB Beach Glass: A Hidden Art Odyssey sponsored by the Richmond Beach Community Association kicks off a new season just as summer begins. The first hidden art piece is #71 Barnacle Light Catcher by beach glass artist, long-time contributor and Richmond Beach native Alex Danford-Rincon.

Alex creates light catchers, lamp shades, glass fish and more by soldering together pieces of beach glass he finds along the shores of Richmond Beach. Learn more about Alex by checking out his contributing artist bio.

How RB Beach Glass works

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 where it is hidden. All hidden art has a tag indicating it’s part of the project and asking that finders post that it is found. The art is free to whoever finds it.

The photo of the orca is your clue about where to hunt for the light catcher. This orca was created by Alex and Susan Will for the RBCA Beach Orca public art project. His name is Art Oddasea. According to Susan and Alex, Art celebrates Richmond Beach, the beauty of beach glass and other found treasure, RB Beach Glass and their luck in becoming friends through this community art project. Art is embellished in a mosiac of beach glass, shell, pearls and other found treasure plus materials such as black glass sand that have a connection to the sea. Those quick-of-eye — or long on patience — can search for elements hidden within the mosaic, a second nod to the RB Beach Glass project. Just a few of the unique items include a large glass diamond, ceramic turtle, silver starfish and a tiny blown-glass orca. (Alex and Susan will develop a longer search list if enough people comment here or on Facebook that they are interested.)

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 the hunt is over. 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: We need you!

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.

 

Welcome to the RB Beach Glass and the first hidden art piece of the 2016 season. Richmond Beach native Alex Danford-Rincon once again offers one of his wildly-popular glass pieces, Green and White Fish, as #70. All of Alex’s work is made from beach glass he finds along the Richmond Beach shoreline. Learn more about Alex by checking out his contributing artist bio.

This is how RB Beach Glass works: Periodically artwork donated by local artists is hidden in the Richmond Beach neighborhood, free to whoever finds it. We post two clue photos here and on the RBCA Facebook page. The first photo shows the item and the second shows where it is hidden. All hidden art has a tag indicating it’s part of the project and asking that finders post that it is found.

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 the hunt is over. 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: We need you!

We encourage artists and crafters of types 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. Our community if filled with talented folks we hope will consider participating. To learn more, contact Susan Will via a message on the RBCA Facebook page or email her at editor@richmondbeachwa.org.


RB Beach Glass, sponsored by the Richmond Beach Community Association, ends for the year with three hidden pieces of art!

The first two are the final icicles by artist Alex Danford-Rincon. RB Beach Glass #60 and #61 – again with the crazy easy clues! – are hidden in Richmond Beach and waiting for the quick hunters to find them. #60 with its clue photo is to the right and #61 is below it.

Alex’s icicles are made of beach glass he finds along the Richmond Beac#61h shores of Puget Sound. Though they were new to RB Beach Glass last year, he’s been making them as holiday gifts for family and friends for years. His list has grown so large, he starts making icicles in the summer.

The third bit of hidden art is a small framed painting of a wreath by artist
and RB Beach Glass project coordinator Susan Will. The original is a pastel painting on black sandpaper. This quality color reproduction has ink and color pencil details added. Susan works in a wide variety of media, but has specialized in pastels for the past 25 years and has been featured in juried shows, galleries and private collections along the west coast.IMG_20151231_133534764#63

Stay tuned for more information about an exciting new and expanded direction RB Beach Glass plans to go in 2016. We’ll keep you posted very soon.

For those new to RB Beach Glass, this is how it works: the first photo shows the art that is hidden and the second photo is your clue as to where to hunt for it. As always, the art is free to whoever finds it – please just let us know as explained below.

Good luck, happy hunting and best wishes for the coming new year!

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 the hunt is over. 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.

#59Another beach glass icicle by artist Alex Danford-Rincon hidden in Richmond Beach. RB Beach Glass #59 is at right with its clue photo below.

This is another way too easy clue!

Alex’s icicles are made of beach glass he finds along the Richmond Beach shores of Puget Sound. Though they were new to RB Beach Glass last year, he’s been making them as holiday gifts for family and friends for years. His list has grown so large, he starts making icicles in the summer.

More icicles and another painting are going into hiding this week so stay alert. At the end of this year, expect an announcement about plans for next year’s hidden art project.

For those new to RB Beach Glass, this is how it works: the first photo shows the art that is hidden and the second photo is your clue as to where to hunt for it. As always, the art is free to whoever finds it – please just let us know as explained below.

Good luck and happy hunting!

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 the hunt is over. Tell us your story: any details such as if you were looking or just stumbled upon one, who you were with,#59 clue 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.

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The RB Beach Glass icicle hunt continues this week with two more beach glass creations by artist Alex Danford-Rincon hidden in Richmond Beach. RB Beach Glass #57 is to the right with its clue photo next to it. RB Beach Glass #58 is below with its clue.

These clues are just too easy so don’t expect the next few to last long in the wild!

Alex’s icicles are made of beach glass he finds along the Richmond Beach shores of Puget Sound. Though they were new to RB Beach Glass last year, he’s been making them as holiday gifts for family and friends for years. His list has grown so large, he starts making icicles in the summer.

More icicles and another painting are to be hidden this week depending on how fast the ones posted are found. At the end of this year, expect an announcement about plans for next year’s hidden art project.

For those new to RB Beach Glass, this is how it works: the first photo shows the art that is hidden and the second photo is your clue as to where to hunt for it. As always, the art is free to whoever finds it – please just let us know as explained below.

Good luck and happy hunting!

Did you find RB Beach Glass hidden art?
#58 clue
Please share where and what you found on this site or the RBCA Facebook page. Those who are searching like to know when the hunt is over. 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.

#62Following the winter and holiday theme, the next hidden art — #62 RB Beach Glass — is a small framed snowman painting by Susan Will. The original is a pastel painting on black sandpaper. Waiting for the next successful hunter is a framed print with ink and color pencil details added. Susan works in a wide variety of media, but has specialized in pastels for the past 25 years and has been featured in juried shows, galleries and private collections along the west coast.

Susan started RB Beach Glass three years ago when Richmond Beach Community Association agreed to sponsor it as a community activity. Contributing artists are invited and welcome to participate by donating work to be hidden.

If you are new to RB Beach Glass, this is how it works: the first pictures shows the art to search for the and second picture is a clue of where to look. If you find the art, please report it found as described below.

#62 clueDid 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 the hunt is over. 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.



The#55 RB Beach Glass icicle hunt continues with two more by artist Alex Danford-Rincon waiting to be found. At right #55 clueis #55 with it’s hiding spot clue next to it. Below is #56.

Alex’s icicles are made of beach glass he finds along the Richmond Beach shores of Puget Sound. Though they were new to RB Beach Glass last year, he’s been making them as holiday gifts for family and friends for years. His list has grown so large, he starts making icicles in the summer!

For those new to RB Beach Glass, this is how it works: the first photo shows the art that is hidden and the second photo is your clue as to where to hunt for it. As always, the art is free to whoever finds it – please just let us know as explained below. Good luck and happy hunting!

#56#56 clueDid 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 the hunt is over. 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.

12351116_1237475932947558_108084316_nThough icicle weather may not have hit Richmond Beach yet, the first in a series of beach glass icicles by Alex Danford-Rincon is waiting to be found as #54 RB Beach Glass. Eminently more collectible than those they represent, Alex’s icicles made a big splash at last year’s Kruckeberg Botanic Garden Solstice Stroll. With that event on hold this year, Alex plans to hide around 10 icicles throughout Richmond Beach during the rest of December.

Alex’s icicles are made of beach glass he finds along the Richmond Beach shores of Puget Sound. Though they were new to RB Beach Glass last year, he’s been making them as holiday gifts for family and friends for years. His list has grown so large, he starts making icicles in the summer!

For those new to RB Beach Glass, this is how it works: the first photo shows the art that is hidden and the second photo is your clue as to where to hunt for it. As always, the art is free to whoever finds it – please just let us know as explained below. Good luck and happy hunting!

Did you find RB Beach Glass hidden art?

12346770_1237029349658883_1579367284_nPlease share where and what you found on this site or the RBCA Facebook page. Those who are searching like to know when the hunt is over. 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.

12055240_1200195200008965_1123186399_oGlass artist Alex Danford-Rincon’s latest RB Beach Glass submission incorporates new but familiar seaside finds: shells!

RB Beach Glass #53 is the first in hiding since the season turned to fall. It’s actually been waiting in a spot no one has stumbled across for much longer than planned, proof of the value of the hiding spot clue photo. As with all his creations, Alex’s shell wind chime is made of beach glass he finds along the Richmond Beach shores of Puget Sound. RB Beach Glass art is always free to whoever finds it – please just let us know as explained below. Good luck and happy hunting!

12032579_1200195340008951_653702046_nDid 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 the hunt is over. 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.

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