Our second meeting of 2018 will be held over the June 15-17th weekend in Buda, Texas at the Cabela’s store located at 15570 IH35, Buda, Texas, 78610.
The summer PCA TX meeting began Friday, June 15 when thirty-three of us enjoyed dinner at
Super Slick’s Tex-Mex Bar and Grill in downtown Buda, Texas. Saturday morning, forty-four
members and guests convened in The Longhorn Cantina Conference Room at Cabela’s.
At 10AM, President Allen Boyd called the meeting to order welcoming Guest Artist David
Graeber Http://www.DavidGraeber.com/ and Guest Dealers Ben Clark and Penelope Turgeon of L.H. Selman Ltd. Https://www.TheGlassGallery.com. Treasurer and Membership Recorder
Jan Whitley reported that membership stands at 73 representing 36 cities and 11 states.
President Boyd and Carol Ann Luby presented Christian A. Cook with PCA TX’s Paperweight
Writing Award for his article “A Big Thank You to the People I want To Know!!!” published
in our last newsletter. Christian also received a Perthshire paperweight donated by Jan
and Jeff Whitley.
Facebook Chair Ruth Glover reported that our page has received over 300 likes. She encouraged
members to post photos of their weights. Show and Tell participants included Carl Carter,
Janet Cook, Christian Cooke, Jean Cotter, Billie Grace Herring, Jan Whitley and Gena Whitten.
Some of the weights displayed were recent acquisitions from Paperweight Fest 2018 at
WheatonArts. Carl Carter read the poem “Confessions of an Obsession” written by Steven
Afternoon programs followed the lunch break and door prize drawings. Guest Artist David
Graeber’s presentation, “What Have I Been Up To Lately,” included an update on his family and
a slide show of his trip to Italy. In addition to enjoying the landscape, the tourist sights
and the delicious meals, he returned with new design concepts inspired by Italian lemon and
blood orange trees. Graeber also narrated a video showing the steps he takes in making a
paperweight from the prepping stage to the final polishing. He thanked PCA TX for inviting
him back and for our long friendship.
L.H. Selman Ltd. owner Ben Clark presented an update on events they have planned for their
“Celebrate the Paperweight Weekend” in September. He also announced that they are building a
new website which will include all their auction catalogs and a collection of educational
Later, twenty-one of us dined at Cherry Creek Catfish Restaurant. Overheard were raves about
the food. Plus, as an added attraction, a three piece country-western band was playing outside.
Then on to Marion and Al Bates’s lovely home and collections, with cake, wine and many other
treats. And speaking of treats, the view from the back of their home is worth the trip.