Art of glass and guilds



Every morning when you wake up and look outside, you’re looking through a glass window. This weekend, however, you can do more than just peer through glass: you can look at the art of Cindy Dillehay.

The Glass Trunk Show and the Salmon River Art Guild starts this weekend at the Artisans at the Dahmen Barn in Uniontown.

Dillehay creates kiln fired glass, glass mosaics, fused glass, asymmetrical and unusual pieces of stained glass and makes jewelry.

“She makes very nice jewelry, one-of-a-kind pieces,” said Julie Hartwig, exhibit coordinator at the Dahmen Barn. “But you have only two days to come and see it.”

Dillehay will be at the event as well, so visitors will have the opportunity to actually talk with the artist face-to-face.

Hartwig said that a lot of local people know Dillehay.

“She did a lot of stained glass windows for the churches when she lived in Lewiston, and people are always glad to see her again,” Hartwig said.

Customers at the Barn have wanted to see more of Dillehay’s glass artwork, but due to a limited amount of space, the Barn has been unable to carry the inventory. Now visitors have a chance to see what Dillehay has been up to since leaving the Stained Glass Company in Lewiston.

Dillehay currently lives in Cheney, with more than 30 years of glass making experience under her belt.

“I don’t repeat artwork,” she said. Each of her pieces is unique, and she has a lot of variety.

Dillehay’s artwork is also available for purchase directly through her at the show. Prices range $20 to $500 for large pieces, and there are many different types of art and jewelry to choose from.

“I’m hoping it’s a good crowd,” Dillehay said.

The Salmon River Art Guild begins this Friday, Sept. 4 – 27, with a reception Sunday, Sept. 13, from 1 – 3 p.m.

The Salmon River Art Guild displays a variety of different types of art from artists who create their work along the Salmon River in the central part of Idaho. Members of the guild create work with materials including oils, water colors, pastels, acrylics, pencil, and pen and ink. The members have been gathering since 1964 to create, learn and share their talents with each other.

The Glass Trunk Show will be at the Dahmen Barn this Friday and Saturday only. The show goes from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will feature the large selection of glass artwork Dillehay has to offer. The Salmon River Art Guild Exhibit opens Friday.