Convention

The Texas Carnival Glass Club holds its annual four-day convention in February or March. Events include educational seminars and banquet program featuring internationally known speakers, carnival glass displays, silent auction, dealers and club members selling carnival glass, and a public auction of Carnival Glass.

 

                                         

TEXAS CARNIVAL GLASS CLUB 2016 CONVENTION

March 16 - 19 ~ Wyndham Dallas Suites – Park Central
7800 Alpha Road, Dallas, Texas

 

In 2016 we will be back in Dallas at the Wyndham Dallas Suites! An award winning, all suite atrium style hotel located at the Northwest corner of LBJ Freeway (I-635) and Coit Road, the Wyndham Dallas Suites features 295 luxury suites complete with separate bedroom and parlor area, refrigerator, and wireless high speed Internet access. All suites have a large picture window for displays.
 

LODGING

Room Rates: Single or Double - $115 (plus tax).  Breakfast in the Café Biarritz is included in the guest room rate for up to two people per room.

Reserve your Room:

  1. Call the Wyndham directly at 972-233-7600 (option 2) and tell them you are with  the Texas Carnival Glass Club March 2016.   Our group code is 03156822TC.

  2. Reserve your room through the Hotel Website - www.wyndham.com/hotels/46502.  Click on the "Reservations" button and enter arrival and departure information. Click on "Special Rates and Codes" and in the group code field, enter "03156822TC", and click on "Enter".  Once the code has been entered click on the "Find It" button, and all the available rates will display.


Hotel Deadline:  Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Display Tables: Tables are available for a one-time fee of $25 per table.

Pet Policy: The hotel welcomes small domestic pets up to 40 pounds each for a non-refundable fee of $25 per hotel stay.
 

Register for the Convention

Click here to download a convention registration/membership form. Print the form, fill it in, and mail it with your check. download adobe reader

2016 Convention Schedule

Badges must be worn to all events

Room Sales: Rooms will be open for the sale of glass at the seller’s discretion

Wednesday, March 16

4:00 p.m. Hospitality Room Open (except during scheduled events): Registration, Silent Auction Donations received, sign up for Room Display Contest

6:00 p.m. Early Bird Fun Night

Home Cooked meal in the Hospitality Room

Show & Tell—A Texas Tradition: 1 item per member

Thursday, March 17:

Complimentary guest breakfast: Café Biarritz

10:00 a.m. Hospitality Room Open (except during scheduled events): Registration, Silent Auction

12:00 p.m. Lunch in the Hospitality Room

3:00 p.m. Educational Seminar: Judy Maxwell “My Carnival Glass Addiction”

6:00 p.m. Whitley Award Dinner honoring Tommy and Jeannie Whitley (badge sticker required)

8:00 p.m. Annual Gift Exchange (must be wrapped, non-perishable, limit - 2 steals/item)

Friday, March 18:

Complimentary guest breakfast: Café Biarritz

10:00 a.m. The Ugly Glass Contest – “You Can’t Make a Silk Purse Out of a Sow’s Ear”

TCGC Annual Business Meeting with Election of Officers follows Ugly Glass Contest

12:00 p.m. Lunch in hospitality room

1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Rooms open for final Room Display viewing

3:00 p.m. Silent Auction ends

3:30 p.m. Room Display voting ends

5:30 p.m. TCGC Banquet (badge sticker required)

Banquet Speaker: Heidi Ritterbush “My Carnival Glass Palette

8:00 p.m. Auction Preview

Saturday, March 19:

Complimentary guest breakfast: Café Biarritz

7:30 - 9:30 a.m. Seeck Auction Preview

9:30 a.m. Seeck Auction  Click the image below for preview pictures .... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speakers

 

Educational Seminar - Thursday March 17, 2016
"My Carnival Glass Addiction"


Judy Maxwell

I was born in Waurika, Oklahoma but was raised in Fort Worth, Texas. I have always considered myself aTexan, I don’t care what my birth certificate says! I have lived in California permanently since I was 14 years old and I do love California also. My husband and I have been married for 55 years. We have 2 daughters and 6 grandsons and one spoiled granddaughter.

     

I have been collecting carnival glass for approximately 25 years and was the president of The Southern California C.G. Club for 20 years. Heidi Ritterbush took over a few years ago and is doing a great job. I was introduced to c.g. when my husband’s mother told Ed and I that his great aunt, Myrtle, had a lot of beautiful glass in her home we should see. Just for fun we called her, she invited us over and explained her diverse collection. She had worked at a thrift store many years before and had the advantage of being one of the first to see items donated to that store. She had cranberry glass, pressed glass, flo-blue,custard glass and a few pieces of carnival glass. I was taken in by all of it – it was wonderful. No one in our family collected anything so it was educational, to say the least. Aunt Myrtle asked me If I would drive her to a few local antique shops and a local flea market. In return, she would educate me (or try to) on some of her wonderful glass. Well, guess what – I began to collect the same things she collected.  
 

I learned about the Northern California C.G. Convention and started attending it. I met Marie Capps, Marie McGee, Don Moore, Charlotte Williams, Dale Matheny , George Thomas, John Resnik and John Muehlbauer. Shortly thereafter, I started attending the Pacific Northwest Convention – meeting many more people including Karen Engel.

I have had a great adventure collecting c.g. and had an auction in 2008 at the Heart of America Convention. I especially enjoy collecting 9” plates. They display the pattern so well. I sold many plates at my auction and yet have managed to amass another collection of them since 2008.

Yes, I am a Carnival Glass Addict and I will be sharing that addiction with you in Dallas March 2016!

 

Banquet Presentation - Friday, March 18, 2016
"My Carnival Glass Palette"


Heidi Ritterbush

I am the president of the Southern California Carnival Glass Club. I have been collecting carnival glass for almost 30 years. I bought my first piece back in the summer of 1986. In the beginning, I bought my glass from antique stores. I bought what I liked and what I could afford. I was picky about condition, but I knew nothing about good iridescence.

  
It wasn't until I joined the Southern California Carnival Glass Club, in November of 1994, that I figured out what great iridescence looked like. At my first meeting, I saw iridescence I had never even imagined. That was a game changer! From that point on, not only was I picky about condition, but I was also picky about iridescence.

My first focus, was large footed fruit bowls, but it became apparent that they were not easy to come by nor were they cheap. So, I broadened my goals a bit and focused on anything with electric iridescence. As time went on and my exposure grew and I started making a mental wish list of items that I wanted to own, someday. Some of those items took over 20 years to acquire. I am a very patient person.



My husband Dennis and I have been married for 34 years. Dennis teaches high school, earth science and marine biology. He also coaches wrestling.


We have three sons: Kris is 31and is currently living in Ventura, California. He is our special needs child. It's been a real blessing watching him blossom and grow over the years. Paul is 28. He Graduated from Cal State Berkeley, with honors, in philosophy. He is currently living in Berkeley and working on publishing and editing. Matt is 27. He just graduated from Cal Poly Pomona, with honors, in aerospace engineering. He just got hired by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena. Yes, I'm a proud mom!  

When I have spare time, I like to focus on my art. I currently work in pastels doing mostly landscapes. I like to compete and have won several awards.

 

Register for the Convention

Click here to download a convention registration/membership form. Print the form, fill it in, and mail it with your check. download adobe reader


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Click on the following picture to view the photo album of the 2015 Texas Carnival Glass Club convention.

 




 

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