Every annual conference is a celebration, but 2017 is a very exciting year for the ISGB. It marks the 25th anniversary of The Gathering!
We invite you to submit a bead that is distinctive and visually exciting, reflective of your outstanding creativity and detailed work. In celebration of our theme, 25 Years Strong, consider pushing the boundaries with work that represents the highest qualities of technical execution and artistic design. This unique theme is meant to be interpreted broadly.
We will sell this as a Commemorative Bead to conference attendees with part of the proceeds benefiting the ISGB and part to the selected artist. The initial commitment is 50 Commemorative Beads to be sold as pre-orders during conference registration, with the option for more beads dependent upon sales as well as the willingness of the artist. All beads must be delivered to the ISGB Gathering in Las Vegas, Nevada by Wednesday, March 30, 2017.
The images sent for submission must be a 1200 x 1600 pixel image at 300 dpi. We will accept one submission from each participant and a total of up to three (3) images of the bead. The deadline for submission is September 21, 2016 and selection/notification will be made by September 28, 2016.
If chosen, the submitted bead must be postmarked by October 3, 2016 for professional photography to be used in all Gathering promotional materials. By participating in this submission process, if your bead is chosen you agree to release the image you send and the professional photography ISGB provides, for use in any ISGB materials or promotions.
Please click here to submit your images for consideration by September 21, 2016.