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Call for Entries - Hands of the Maker II: Collaboration

Exhibitions

During the 2015 Gathering in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the ISGB unveiled Hands of the Maker I: Wearable Treasures, a juried exhibition of international artists that revealed an impressive range of finished pieces, each resulting from a single pair of hands.   

In preparation for the 2016 Gathering in New Orleans, Louisiana, the ISGB is announcing a Call for Entries for the next installment in the Hands series, Hands of the Maker II: Collaboration. In this exhibition, the artistic focus will be on the exploration of the cooperative hands that contribute to a successful collaboration.

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Upcoming Publication: The Art of Glass – Flameworking Volume 1

Production is underway on the International Society of Glass Beadmakers' upcoming new publication, The Art of Glass - Flameworking Volume 1, due out spring 2016. 

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Future Gatherings

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The Gathering, our annual conference, will be in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Save the date for Wednesday, July 20 - Sunday, July 24, 2016. Gathering Workshops will begin prior to the conference and our host hotel will be the Sheraton New Orleans. 

The focus for Gathering XXIV is Breaking Tradition which echoes the revision of our mission statement and supports our extended creative community outreach. It invites both a well-rounded, broad range of artistic style, and multi-media interpretation for workshops and presentations. Our instructors and presenters will bring strong, creative content to educate and inspire conference attendees by sharing ideas and knowledge in the diverse traditions of the art of glassworking techniques, complementary mediums, professional development, and business education.

We are proud to announce this sneak peek at some of our presenters and instructors for the 2016 Gathering. Look for updates and more information as we move closer to releasing the Gathering booklet on January 31.

See you in New Orleans!

Presenters
Mary Ann Helmond
Floor Kaspers
Jennie Lamb
Libby Leuchtman and Laura Bowker
Ralph McCaskey
Jodie McDougall
Janice Peacock
Hayley Tsang Sather
Stephanie Sersich
Ann Steenkiste
Ali VandeGrift and Brennan Kasperzak
Kathryn Wardill

Instructors
JeriLyn Alderman
Laurie Ament
Ann Scherm Baldwin
Doug Baldwin
Shirley Cook
Mary Ann Helmond
Tammy Honaman
Kerstin Kriegl
Patty Lakinsmith
Jennie Lamb
Sandra Lupo
Jodie McDougall
Melanie Moertel
Jennifer Place
Andrew Pollack
Gwynne Rukenbrod Smith

 

*Photo credit: Kristen Frantzen Orr, Hands of the Maker exhibit

 

Donations

For decades, the ISGB has been a leader in the contemporary glass beadmaking movement. Providing education and awareness, our organization has encouraged and supported beadmakers in their artistic endeavors, both as a career and for personal enjoyment. Our members help give life to our organization’s vision of being a leader in our creative community and to expanding the innovative use of complementary mediums among artists and craftspeople.

Support through donations helps make it possible for the ISGB to continue its longstanding tradition of producing quality, broad based programming for beadmakers and flame workers worldwide. This happens through our annual conference, The Gathering, every year, our quarterly magazine Glass Bead Evolution, the monthly e-newsletter Bead Release, and scholarship opportunities within our organization as well as with industry shows like Bead&Button. The ISGB encourages growth for members and for flame workers in all art forms.

Our organization continues to offer opportunities for members to participate in traveling juried shows and we are partnering with the Society of North American Goldsmiths for joint membership, online sales opportunities, and for collaboration with metalsmiths. The ISGB Vendor Discount Program continues to thrive and we remain dedicated to the sharing of techniques, best practices, and business education as we strive to propel the contemporary glass bead movement farther into the future. Naturally as our programs expand, financial resources to support them become more vital than ever.

Donations make us a more effective organization, and it is your donation that will help ensure the ISGB stays strong and meets our fundraising goals. Please consider donating to the ISGB. Your contribution will enable our organization to continue moving forward, meeting the challenges of the future, and strengthening our drive of the contemporary glass movement. 

Thank you in advance for your generous support. 

ISGB is a 501(c) (3) organization. Your contribution may be tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please consult your tax preparer.

Please note that you do not need a PayPal account in order to donate.

 

 

Glass Bead Evolution

Glass Bead Evolution is the emagazine of the ISGB and is created by beadmakers for beadmakers. Every issue features a complementary medium while maintaining a strong emphasis on glass. Each issue is provided quarterly, as a digital download and is free as a part of ISGB membership. Back issues may be purchased by members or non-members and certain back issues are still available in print. See below.

Glass Bead Evolution provides its readership robust content that includes insight into artists’ private worlds, tours of fascinating venues, tips and techniques for both glass and complementary mediums, safety articles, a showcase of exquisite work, and reviews of tools, materials, tutorials, and books.

New to old:

Glass Bead Evolution 
Volume 3, Issue 2, 2015 

Contents
Leah Fairbanks - Artist Spotlight
Patricia Frantz - Artist Spotlight

Lisa St. Martin - Artist Spotlight
Coatings by Sandberg - Studio Tour
Riley Designs Dichroic - Art Partner

Mario Berto Battiloro - Special Interest
Don McKinney - Special Interest

Richard Simmons, PhD - Science/Safety

Janice Peacock - Tutorial

Penny Dickinson - Tutorial

Reviews
Encore - Members' Showcase
51 pages

 

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Glass Bead Evolution 
Volume 3, Issue 1, 2015 

Contents
Jeri Warhaftig - Artist Spotlight
Libby Leuchtman - Artist Spotlight
Third Degree Glass - Studio Tour
Greymatter Glass - Art Partner

Stephanie White - Gathering Experience
Melody Lynch -Gathering Experience

Richard Simmons, PhD - Science/Safety

Libby Leuchtman - Tutorials (2)

Jeri Warhaftig - Tutorial

Reviews
Encore - Members' Showcase
47 pages

 

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Glass Bead Evolution 
Volume 2, Issue 4, 2014 

Contents
Shirley Cook - Artist Spotlight
Jennifer Field - Artist Spotlight
Camille & Robert Simmons - Guided Tour
Jubili Beads & Yarns® - Art Partner

Kerstin Kriegl - Special Interest,
  Wertheim Glasperlen Symposium

Richard Simmons, PhD - Science/Safety

Penny Dickinson - Special Interest,
  Opening a Studio

David Orr - Jewelry Photography Tips
Debby Weaver - Tutorial

Mary Karg - Glass Pod Tutorial

Mary Karg - Embroidered Pod Tutorial

Reviews
Encore - Members' Showcase
55 pages

 

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Glass Bead Evolution 
Volume 2, Issue 3, 2014 


Contents
Nancy Tobey - Artist Spotlight
Greg & Deanna Chase - Artist Spotlight
Rashan Omari Jones - Tutorial
Jones Art Glass - Guided Tour
Mountain Glass Arts - Art Partner

Cleo Dunsmore - Special Interest, Boro

Anita Farrah - Yoga for Lampworkers

Nicole Valentine-Rimmger - Boro Recipe

Angie Ramey - Off-mandrel Boro Tutorial

Gathering Essays
Reviews
Encore - Members' Showcase
60 pages

 

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Glass Bead Evolution
Volume 2, Issue 2, 2014

Contents
Patty Lakinsmith
Lisa Liddy
Glass Sorbet
Stephanie Sersich
Kristina Logan
Robert Simmons, Ph.D.
Jennifer Place
Maria Richmond
Ann Davis
Reviews
Encore - Members' Showcase
54 pages

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Glass Bead Evolution
Volume 2, Issue 1, 2014

Contents
Margie Shanahan
Bullseye Glass Company
Bronwen Heilman
Dawn Scannell - Artist Spotlight
Dawn Scannel - Tutorial
Kiersten Kern - Tutorial
Reviews
Encore - Members' Showcase
40 pages

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Glass Bead Evolution
Volume 1, Issue 3, 2013 

Contents
Kris Schaible - Artist Spotlight
Lori Greenberg - Artist Spotlight
Sharon Peters - Tutorial
Dan Adams & Cynthia Toops-Guided Tour
CGBeads
Reviews
Encore - Members' Showcase
40 pages

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Glass Bead Evolution
Volume 1, Issue 2, 2013



Contents
Lisa Atchison - Artist Spotlight
JC Herrell - Artist Spotlight
Julie Nordine – Guided Tour
Lori Greenberg – Tutorial
Blue Moon Glassworks
Reviews
Encore - Members' Showcase
36 pages

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Glass Bead Evolution 
Volume 1, Issue 1, 2013 

 

Contents

Kristina Logan - Artist Spotlight

Holly Cooper – The Patina of Life

Rochester Arc + Flame Center

Melanie Hazen – Tutorial

Diane Sepanski – Guided Tour

Reviews
Encore - Members' Showcase
36 pages

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For back issues of the Glass Bead and other ISGB publications, visit the Publications page.

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