News Bulletin: Tim Tate in Wash Post!

>Washington Post Metro Section:

By David Nakamura
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, January 9, 2009; Page B01
Across the Washington region, homeowners’ dreams of a quick and easy payday are evaporating as the days tick down to President-elect Barack Obama’s swearing-in ceremony Jan. 20: The inaugural housing market has gone bust in record time.
Those who listed their properties within a week or two of Obama’s Nov. 4 election victory were able to score deals, but those who jumped on the bandwagon after that have largely been left without offers.
Take Tim Tate, for instance. When he heard that a neighbor had rented out his condo in the trendy Mather Studios in downtown Washington for $3,000 for inauguration week, he and his friends hatched a plan to rent out their own units and use the profits for a week-long jaunt to Morocco.
But nearly two months after listing his condo on an inaugural housing Web site (one bedroom, one bath, $2,000 for the week), Tate has gotten nary a nibble. Neither have his friends. He dropped the price twice. The only inquiry came from European parents who wanted to rent it for their daughter’s semester in the District.
“We all started to list, and then the silence ensued,” said Tate, a glass artist and founder of the Washington Glass Studio and Community Arts Centre.
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the washington post has mention of our open studio holiday sale HERE
Washington Glass School Open House and Holiday Sale!

There will be art, glass, music, food, jewelry, craft, class discounts & more!
Artwork by glass artists (including Michael Janis, Tim Tate, Erwin Timmers, Sean Hennessey and all the Washington Glass Studio artists) will be on exhibit and for sale.

The adjoining artist studios will all be joining us to make for a huge event: Cool ceramics works from the artists of Flux Studios and Red Dirt Studios, including works by Novie Trump, Margaret Boozer, and Laurel Lukaszewski; amazing painting and encaustic works by Sinel/Stewart/Weiss Studios, Janis Goodman, Blue Fire Studio and the other artists in the Studios along the Railroad Tracks.

The Gateway Arts District has coordinated the surrounding arts & craft venues and galleries to coincide with events going from Mount Rainier through Brentwood and Hyattsville.

What : Annual Holiday Party and Sale!
Where : The Washington Glass School, 3400 Otis Street, Mount Rainier, MD 20712
When : Saturday Afternoon, December 13th from 2pm to 6pm


Saturday, December 13th, 2:00pm -6:00pm
Washington Glass School
3700 Otis Street
Mt. Rainier, MD 20712