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2018 Bead&Button Show – ISGB Bead&Jewelry Expo Sales Opportunity

ISGB Programs - Education

                                        

2018 Bead&Button Show ISGB Bead&Jewelry Expo Sales Opportunity

 

 

 

  The Bead&Button Show ISGB Bead&Jewelry Expo Artisan Sales Table will again be awarded in 2018. This exciting opportunity gives an artist the chance to sell on the Bead&Button Show floor for the first time without the responsibility of the table fee. The Bead&Jewelry Expo is a vibrant selling space for hand-crafted beads, stones, jewelry supplies, findings and finished artwork. The Bead&Button Show and ISGB offer this opportunity to ISGB members in support of artistic excellence, to help further education and experience, and to provide the artist a direct selling opportunity to thousands of jewelry-makers.

 

The Bead&Button Show – ISGB Artisan Sales Table Committee is chaired by Sara Dumford, Director of Events, Kalmbach Publishing Co.  The Committee also includes Susan Richards, ISGB President, Elaine Rusk, ISGB Director of Membership, and Karen Crown, ISGB Director of Education. All decisions made by the Committee are considered final.

 

The Bead&Button Show Bead&Jewelry Expo Opportunity includes the following:

·         Bead&Jewelry Expo 6’ Artisan Table with electricity: Valued at $545.00. Exhibit area must be staffed by Artist Thursday, June 8: 4:00pm-8:00pm. Friday, June 9: 10:00am-7:00pm, Sat, June 10: 10:00am-6:00pm, Sunday, June 11: 10:00am-4:00pm. Move-in and move-out details to come.

·         Opportunity to showcase and sell product at Moonlight Madness, Tuesday, June 5: 9:00pm-11:00pm

·         Ticket to Meet the Teachers Night, Friday, June 9, 2018

·         Opportunity to demonstrate at the Bead&Button Show Lampworking Demo Area

·         $200 stipend for travel expenses


A signed application packet with the materials stated below can be emailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   on or before December 14, 2017.

 

Extensions for applications will not be considered. Please address any questions to Karen Crown at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 



To Apply for the Bead&Button Show ISGB Bead&Jewelry Expo Sales Opportunity

·         Applicant must be a new, first-time seller at the Bead&Button Show. An applicant who has attended the Bead&Button Show or taught a workshop is eligible, but applicant cannot have participated in selling his/her work in the Bead&Button Show  Expo at any time. 

·         Applicant must be a current ISGB member at the time of submission and at the time of the Show, June 4-11, 2018.

·         Applicant is required to submit an Artist Statement, which should include the vision and inspiration in the Artist’s work.

·         Applicant is required to submit a list of the possible items to be sold (i.e. individual beads, finished necklaces, bracelets, earrings, etc.) and an estimated price range of the pieces.

·         Applicant is required to submit a one-page essay explaining the expected benefit to be gained from attending the Bead&Button Show and how this will impact the artist’s contributions to the glass, beadmaking and jewelry community.

·         Applicant must provide three (3) images representing the scope of product which must be submitted via email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Please label each image in numerical order with your name. For example, “01_Smith.jpg,” etc. Images must be in JPG format, and should be a maximum size of 1MB

·         Applicant must provide three (3) letters of recommendation to accompany the application   

 

Additional Requirements of Bead&Button Show – ISGB Bead&Jewelry Expo Artisan Sales Table Recipient

·         The recipient is required to participate in all aspects of the events as noted.

·         The recipient is required to donate a small original artwork to the Bead&Button Show Silent Auction.

·         The recipient is required to write and submit a short article post-Show on the experience for the Bead&Button Show and ISGB use.

 

Final Details

·         The artist awarded this Artisan Sales Table will be notified no later than December 21, 2017.

·         Applicants who are not awarded this Artisan Sales Table will be notified no later than December 21, 2017.

·         In the event that the recipient does not fulfill the outlined obligations, the Bead&Button Show and ISGB have the right to revoke the Artisan Sales Table in its entirety. In the case of revocation, the Bead&Button Show and ISGB are under no obligation to reassign the Table for that year.

·         This Artisan Sales Table is non-transferrable in part or whole, cannot be postponed to a future Bead&Button Show, and has no cash value.

 

I have read and understand the terms and conditions of the opportunity for which I am applying and agree to honor them.

 

Signature_______________________________________Date__________________________________

Print Name ___________________________________________________________________________

Address _____________________________________________ City & State ______________________

Country _________________ US Zip Code __________ International Postal Code __________________

Daytime Telephone _____________________Cellular Telephone ________________________________

Email ________________________________ Website ________________________________________

Are you a Student? Yes       No           If yes, what school are you attending? ________________________

How long have you been a member of the ISGB? ____________________

Have you attended the Bead&Button Show in any capacity in the past? ____________________________

Please list any ISGB volunteer activities you have been involved in: _______________________________

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Gathering 2018 info is Here!

ISGB Programs - Donations

 


2018 Gathering Booklet is Available!

The 2018 Gathering Booklet is available to download here

Gathering XXVl will be in Las Vegas, Nevada April 4 - April 8, 2018. Our Opening Reception will be on Wednesday, April 4th, with pre-conference workshops beginning Tuesday, April 3rd. Experience an eclectic mix of the best in presentations, workshops, seminars, tours, and other activities that will both educate and inspire conference attendees.

REMEMBER - Registration for the conference will open to current ISGB members on Monday, November 27. Details on how to register will be sent out in advance. 

We look forward to welcoming you to Las Vegas!

 

Art of Glass Volume II coming soon

ISGB Programs - Publication

Look for the The Art of Glass Volume II:  No Limits

Available this Holiday Season 2017

   The Art of Glass: No Limits celebrates inspired work created by all glassworking techniques. This volume honors the limitless passion that makers using all forms of glass bring to the medium: cold, warm, and hot. Artists creating glass work in all forms including glass beads, sculpture, marbles, pipes, millefiore, glassware, wearable items, and more.

 

 

 

 

Call for Submissions The Art of Glass: No Limits Volume 2

The International Society of Glass Beadmakers invites glass artists to submit work for the upcoming publication, The Art of Glass Volume II:  No Limitsavailable for the 2017 holiday season. 

 

                                  

                   

  

The Art of Glass: No Limits celebrates inspired work created by all glassworking techniques. This volume honors the limitless passion that makers using all forms of glass bring to the medium: cold, warm, and hot. Artists creating glass work in all forms including glass beads, sculpture, marbles, pipes, millefiore, glassware, wearable items, and more are invited to submit their work for inclusion in this book.  

Read more...

 

The Art of Glass: Flameworking Vol. 1

ISGB Programs - Publication
 
It is with great pride and excitement that we announce our latest book, The Art of Glass: Flameworking Volume I is now available. We had an overwhelming response to this book from the attendees of The Gathering in New Orleans, and now we are offering a wider release. This impressive volume features the work of both ISGB members and non members, and we are thrilled with how the stunning individual submissions came together to form something even greater than the sum of its parts. It is an incredible collective body of work.
 
 
 
 
To Order Your Copy
 
E-book
We are also offering The Art of Glass: Flameworking Volume 1 as an e-book for $14.99. Choose between your choice of High Resolution or Small File Size formats.
 
Print On Demand
A print on demand book is available to order on Amazon with matte finish pages for $24.99 + shipping. Click here to order.
 
We are tremendously proud of the beauty that this flameworking community has created, and thank you for your support of the ISGB's mission.
 
 
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