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    Default 2016 Armadillo Art Glass Initiative

    It's official. The 2016 AAGI will take place in Austin on May 21-22 at St Elmo's Fire, a collective studio owned by Salt and Snic. Glassblowing demos, live music, food, beer, art vendors, industry vendors, graffiti artists and more.

    Tickets available at the door. $15/day or $25/weekend ($20 with a donation TBD).

    VIP passes will be available again this year for $600 ($500 for returning VIP). The VIP pass gets you full access to all the artists on the demo list and the industry reps, serving as a class type experience where you can pick the brains of the masters. Everyone who has purchased the VIP tickets in the past has been extremely happy with their experience. The VIP tickets are very limited so let me know if you ASAP if you are interested. Also, VIP tickets are tax deductible as a charitable donation.

    In the last three years, we have raised over $85,000 for Meals On Wheels And More of Austin, and we have chosen to stick with them again this year. We look forward to seeing all of your smiling faces and more again this year. This event gets bigger and better every year. You don't want to miss out.

    Our demo list this year is growing by the minute. I will post updates as they come in.

    Participating Artists:

    Torch Work Demos

    Nate Dizzle
    DOMER
    Etai Rahmil
    JD Maplesden
    Chris Hurley
    Vela G
    Harold Cooney
    SALT
    SNIC
    JMass
    Jesse Whipkey
    Mike Raman
    Rudeboy
    Queso
    Boots
    Stoke
    BOXFAN
    Jennifer Menzies
    MIDAS
    Northern Waters
    **Michigan Glass Project**
    *A-Key*
    *D-Kups*
    *JRoss*
    Earl Jr.
    Domino
    Flex
    YUNK
    Sock
    SAP
    Zara
    Zollie
    Adam Smo
    S-Ball
    KHarris
    Cdot
    Stabby Joe
    8mm
    Glass Diver
    Kage
    Chase Luxton
    Anthony Smith
    STR8Glass
    JuJu
    Water_Dog1
    .50 Spence
    Frompy
    Zorn
    Pouch
    Tru Chalk
    Keelo
    Goblin King
    McFly
    INDO
    BhodiSativa
    Kremlin
    GreenGlass
    Shire
    Hillary Cooper
    Cheyne Welch
    Ian Silverman
    KitKanz
    Q-Factor
    LoveGlass
    DoomsdayGlass
    SideShowGlassł
    PoBoy
    Love Glass
    Chris George
    KattaFish

    Lathe Demos

    SPG
    Tobias Strange
    JJ Tagle
    DreadBeard
    Shawna Benson
    Chad Davenport
    Gr8Dane
    Mike Howard
    PlumbGlass
    SpaceGlass
    Abrahm
    Ricardo
    Ryan
    DAFT
    Wade


    If you want to donate glass or other art for our silent auction please send to:

    AAGI attn: Craig Lewis
    11601 W Hwy 290
    Suite A101 PMB#323
    Austin TX 78737
    (please include the artist's name and wholesale value, and don't forget to sign it)
    Last edited by Aymie; 05-04-2016 at 09:44 AM.


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    Default Re: 2016 Armadillo Art Glass Initiative

    Sweet! Always a great time. Looking forward to it as always. You guys are great hosts, and did an awesome job last year with the adversity of the storms!



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    Do you have payment plans on the VIP tickets? Maybe like 300 down then pay off the rest before date?

    I'll def be going for at least general entry but wanted to get VIP if I could. My problem is getting that big chunk of cash all at once!
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    Thanks Dave!

    Yeah, the weather was a bit crazy last year. Nothing like hundreds of weather alerts on phones going off at once to get everyone good and riled up. This year we are planning ahead to make sure we are prepared to keep everything nice and dry should the skies decide to spite us.


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    Quote Originally Posted by oG Glocc Coma View Post
    Do you have payment plans on the VIP tickets? Maybe like 300 down then pay off the rest before date?

    I'll def be going for at least general entry but wanted to get VIP if I could. My problem is getting that big chunk of cash all at once!
    Well, thanks to your question I am happy to say that we do. Craig and I just chatted and we have a way to make that work. Shoot me an email (aymiemckesson at gmail) and we can discuss details.

    I don't publicly discuss the VIP ticket buying process because it has to be done a very specific way, and I want to avoid confusion and mistakes.

    Anyone else who has interest in putting a down payment in to hold their spot, please email me.


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    Woot! Excited to see details about this.
    ~Misha

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    Default Re: 2016 Armadillo Art Glass Initiative

    I forgot to mention the after party. It will be at Flamingo Cantina on 6th street, Sunday the 22nd from 9pm-2am. Tickets for that are $10 at the door.


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    I sell alot of glass at a shop that carries Salt and Snic pieces. The Lotus in baton Rouge LA. I might have to try to come out to this since I have heard so much about how badass snic is from Travis at the lotus. How much is general admission.
    May I live like the lotus, at ease in muddy water

    Formerly known as Skuzz

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    Default Re: 2016 Armadillo Art Glass Initiative

    I am super pumped to go back to Austin and kick it with the Texas crew. Love you guys. Trying to get a fat crew of peeps from Urban Pheasant to come out. This is going to be a blast!

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    Default Re: 2016 Armadillo Art Glass Initiative

    I added our ever growing demo list to the top post. Check it out. We have some great artists coming in to help make this year better than ever.

    If anyone wants to help but can't make it to the event, you can donate items for our silent auction. Our silent auctions runs both days of our event and helps us a raise a good chunk of our donation amount. Make sure to include the artist's name, wholesale value, and don't forget to sign it) Donations can be sent to:
    AAGI attn: Craig Lewis
    11601 W. HWY 290
    Suite A101 PMB#323
    Austin TX 78737

    We also need a whole crew of volunteers to help make sure everything runs smoothly. If you want to be one of my awesome helpers, send me an email (aymiemckesson at gmail).


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    Thanks for the Updates!
    Unfortunately with a unplanned surgery for my Wife I wont be able to get my VIP tickets but I am still saving to hopefully at least get there for the weekend to meet some awesome peeps!
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    Default Re: 2016 Armadillo Art Glass Initiative

    Talked to Craig earlier, and I'm pumped already. This show is a personal favorite of mine.



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    Default Re: 2016 Armadillo Art Glass Initiative

    More names have been added to the demo list.


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    Default Re: 2016 Armadillo Art Glass Initiative

    Salt and Snic are two of our biggest supporters and contributors. We love these guys and wouldn't be where we are without them.


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    This guy is one of my favorites. Thank you for your continued support buddy.


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    Default Re: 2016 Armadillo Art Glass Initiative

    We will have a few VIP tickets left for those of you who are interested. $600 gets you a class type experience where you get to pick the brains of everyone on our demo list, and watch them work up close and personal.


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    We are going to have vending space available for functional glass sales at the 2016 AAGI! We have 10 tables that will be set up in a designated vending area during both days of the 2016 Armadillo Art Glass Initiative main event.

    What is costs: $300

    What you get:

    6ft table and chairs, two days to display and sell your wares and two weekend admission wristbands. You are responsible for any table drape and other set up requirements you may have, as well as manning the booth for the entire duration of the event. There is NO electricity available for these booths but showtime is during daylight hours.

    How you apply:

    This will be a juried selection. You must submit 5 pictures of your current work, accurately representing what you plan to sell at the event. Be sure to include your name, glass moniker (if any), location and contact info. Submissions will be accepted via email only (aymiemckesson at gmail) and must be received no later that April 20th to be considered.

    Tables may be shared. If you wish to share a table, be sure to include a list of all participating artists (no more than four per table), as well as five pictures of work for each artist. Booth fee includes two weekend wristbands. Additional artists will be required to purchase admission.

    List of selected applicants will be announced no later than May 1st.

    Payment must be received by May 6th and can be made via Paypal or USPS money order.


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    Default Re: 2016 Armadillo Art Glass Initiative

    Hey y'all. Sorry for the delay in getting new info out.

    Full demo schedule is up on our website now: http://armadilloartglassinitiative.c...demo-schedule/


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    I've struggled getting a Yes or a No if I can make it through a whole year... Well sometimes you just have to go with your gut, Ill be headed to Austin for AAGI! Hope to see everyone there!
    Quote Originally Posted by $$$$$$$ View Post
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    Lucky! Sure wish I could make it. Have fun!
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