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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.

The first RB Beach Glass item hasn’t even been found and yet another awaits! Contributing artist Alex Danford-Rincon has set another of his much-loved glass fish free in Richmond Beach for you to find. As with all of Alex’s work, it is made from beach glass he finds along  the Richmond Beach shoreline. Learn more about Alex by checking out his contributing artist bio.

As always, the art is free to whoever finds it. Happy hunting, er….fishing!

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.

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Since no one has found the first RB Beach Glass hidden art piece of the year yet, here is another clue. Surely someone recognizes this location! Rainstick by Beach Glass contributing artist Kirsten Novion will be a lucky find to kick off the new season.

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.

Look what this weekend’s storm left for you to find: a new glass fish by Alex Danford-Rincon! Green Fish is RB Beach Glass #41 and, as with all of Alex’s work, it is made from beacgreen fishh glass he finds along  the Richmond Beach shoreline. Learn more about Alex by checking out his contributing artist bio. Mugging for the clue photo below is Alex’s buddy Rob. (No mystery here why Rob is smiling so big considering what he’s posing in front of!)

Although the RB Beach Glass season officially ends this month, there are rumors that a few artists may have a few more pieces to hide through the end of the year.

As always, the art is free to whoever finds it. Happy hunting, er….fishing!

IMG_20141025_120026 (1)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.

#23-RBBeach-GlassMay be a bad photo, but it’s an easy spot. If you find it, please report back!

FINDERS
Please let us know on this blog or the RBCA Facebook page if you’ve found an RB Beach Glass hidden art item. Those who are searching like to know when the hunt is over. Please share your story. Other 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.

#22-RBBeach-GlassYou won’t have to hike miles to find #22 RB Beach Glass.  Wonder how long this one will wait to be found?

FINDERS
Please let us know on this blog or the RBCA Facebook page if you’ve found an RB Beach Glass hidden art item. Those who are searching like to know when the hunt is over. Please share your story. Other 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.

#21-RBBeach-GlassRB Beach Glass #21 comes with a few more helpful hints than normal. This piece is hanging. Though it’s not knotted in place, seekers may want to have scissors with them just in case of tangles. It’s also not tied especially low, though not excessively high either. I’m about 5’7″ and it was easy for me to tie. Those with a little less reach may want to plan appropriately.

This location is not quite as visible as recent placements but it is in plain view once you reach it. If, that is, you know to look.

Thank you to all of you who have signed up to receive notifications about RB Beach Glass and to those who’ve followed the Facebook and website links. Please help promote this project by sharing it with friends. There are still at least two months of hidden art ahead of us. The more people who are interested the more items we’ll likely hide.

FINDERS
Please let us know on this blog or the RBCA Facebook page if you’ve found an RB Beach Glass hidden art item. Those who are searching like to know when the hunt is over. Please share your story. Other 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.

#20-RBBeach-GlassThe hidden art odyssey continues with another item not in deep hiding. RB Beach Glass #20 wandered out today.  This photo is the location clue. Since the item is so clear a second photo wasn’t needed. Future hiding places may have to be trickier, however, so our blog followers have a better chance of finding them before the casual passerby picks them up. Either way is good, but it’s great when they’re reported found. Still haven’t heard anything about the last two, but they are no longer in their hiding spots.

FINDERS
Please let us know on this blog or the RBCA Facebook page if you’ve found an RB Beach Glass hidden art item. Those who are searching like to know when the hunt is over. Please share your story. Other 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.

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