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BIG GLASS NEWS - 2017 GATHERING, 25 YEARS STRONG!

The International Society of Glass Beadmakers (ISGB) and Glass Craft & Bead Expo are coming together in Las Vegas, Nevada to create an amazing opportunity in 2017.

While these two events still operate independently of one another, the partnership will offer an unprecedented experience for glass artists, enthusiasts, and complimentary mediums for a must-attend event! 

ISGB will hold its annual conference, The Gathering, March 29 - April 2, with preconference workshops beginning on Tuesday, March 28. Events, presentations, and workshops will bring strong creative content that will not only educate, but inspire attendees. 

Glass Craft & Bead Expo workshops will begin March 29 - April 2 with their annual tradeshow March 31 - April 2. ISGB will add to the tradeshow on Saturday, April 1 by bringing their one day Glass, Beads & Jewelry Bazaar to the show floor. 

The ISGB Gathering, Glass Craft & Bead Expo, and all events will take place at the exciting South Point Hotel & Casino. More details on workshops, registration, and hotel reservations will be available this fall. 

 

 

2017 Gathering Commemorative Bead

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.

 

Call for 2017 Gathering Proposals

We are seeking instructors and presenters who will encourage and motivate flameworkers by sharing ideas and knowledge, and help support our mission to preserve the rich and diverse traditions of the art of glassworking techniques. Workshop and presentation proposals are not limited to glass, but may be complementary mediums, as well as topics of professional development and business education among artists and craftspeople.

Two day, one day, and half-day workshops, as well as three hour professional development mini sessions, will be considered. Presentations are 50 minutes long and must be brand new content. The deadline for all proposals is September 8.     

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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

 

PDF version – US$9

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reviewing such as an iPad)
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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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single-page format (best for tablet
reviewing such as an iPad) 
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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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Journey

Journey is a glimpse into the evolution of ISGB members who have chosen to share their
personal growth in beadmaking while supporting our organization. This fundraising effort 
was open to all members, from newcomers to well-known lampworkers, or somewhere
in between. Some chose to show just their current work while others included a visual
timeline from their early days working with glass to now.

 

 

Journey is 80 pages plus cover featuring 77 ISGB members and five chapters and is available
for purchase as a PDF download for $15 (please click on the Add to Cart button below) or as
print-on-demand book for $39 plus shipping

 

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