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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.

 

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To add to the festivities of the Richmond Beach Neighborhood Celebration this weekend, a dozen RB Beach Glass items will be hidden at the various event sites on Saturday, May 11. Each pint-size terrarium contains a native beach strawberry plant (Fragaria chiloensis) donated by the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden plus a small sedum and a little decor. Follow the link above for details on the four great events that make up the celebration:

Strawberry Festival at RB Community Park
Arts and Crafts Show at Richmond Beach Library
Mother’s Day Plant Sale at Kruckeberg Botanic Garden
Classic Car Show at Richmond Beach Rehab

Please let us know if you find one of the RB Beach Glass terrariums by commenting here or on the RBCA Facebook page. There will be 12 to track and we want everyone to know when they’ve all been found!

#4 found

Craig M. reported finding #4 RB Beach Glass on Friday, April 26. It was near Kruckeberg Botanic Garden on 15th Avenue NW.

The next one will be hidden by the end of next weekend. We’ll keep you posted.

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The fourth RB Beach Glass is still in play, waiting to be hunted down. The first location photo was really rather poor so here is a better photo clue. Does it look more familiar to anyone this time?

If you find it, please leave a comment here or on the Richmond Beach Community Association Facebook page to let everyone know it’s been found. Tell us your story: when (you found it), how (looking for or stumbled across it), who (you were with) and where you live (neighborhood or city). Plus any other details you’d  like to share.

#3 RB Beach Glass

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The forecast calls for plenty of sunny weather to look for RB Beach Glass #3. These photos are the clues: what it looks like up close and in its hiding spot.

If you find it, please leave a comment here or on the Richmond Beach Community Association Facebook page to let everyone know it’s been found.

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