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Uniques Holiday Sale 2014

UNIQUES   -   eBay Holiday Sale   -    December 1- 15, 2014

A Joint Project with the ISGB

SNAG is excited to announce the 3rd UNIQUES online auction benefiting our members and SNAG. UNIQUES is an online auction of one-of-a-kind, limited edition, unusual, and handmade contemporary art jewelry and small metal items. UNIQUES helps SNAG members gain exposure and sell work while helping the organization raise funds for programming. The first UNIQUES event, launched December 2013, was a hit with our audience and generated many sales and happy customers, so we decided to host another sale as a SNAG membership benefit - this time with new twists:

SNAG is partnering with the International Society of Glass Beadmakers (ISGB) to hold a joint UNIQUES Holiday Sale. Partnering with ISGB allows both organizations to have greater exposure through our membership base and for buyers to have more fabulous work to choose from.

And we have a new theme: This time around we thought it would be fun to have everyone submit entries that reflect the adjective colorful.

Colorful!

col*or*ful
ˈkələrfəl/

adjective

1. having much or varied color; bright.
"a colorful array of fruit"
synonyms: brightly colored, vivid, vibrant, brilliant, radiant, rich;

2. full of interest; lively and exciting.
"a controversial and colorful character"
synonyms: vivid, graphic, lively, animated, dramatic, fascinating, interesting, stimulating, scintillating, evocative

WHERE WILL THIS SALE TAKE PLACE?

On eBay. eBay's Giving Works program for nonprofits offers the most cost effective solution and the widest audience exposure for our members. Many potential buyers already have eBay accounts set up making this venue also a convenient option for purchases.

HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED in UNIQUES?

  • Be a SNAG member or ISGB member
  • Submit application forms via Google forms by November 1, 2014 
  • Email photos to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  by November 1, 2014.
  • The first 40 SNAG and the first 40 ISGB artists who submit complete applications (including photos) will be accepted (first-come-first-serve).Hurry: The first 6 entries will be used for promotional efforts for this auction!
  • We are looking for jewelry and metal art objects at a retail price of up to $300 each. Up to 3 items per artist. Most items that have sold in the past retail for $200 or less. 
  • All sales proceeds will be split as follows: artist 50%; SNAG/ISGB 50%. (SNAG member sales help to support SNAG and ISGB member sales help to support ISGB.) 
  • All work remains in the possession of the artist until sold.
  • SNAG/ ISGB will upload submitted photos, information to eBay.
  • When a piece sells, the shipping information will be emailed to the artist who ships the work directly to the buyer.

TIMELINE:
Deadline for entries: November 1, 2014 via email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Launch eBay sale: December 1, 2014
Sale ends: December 15, 2014

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT:
Art entries accepted until November 1, 2014.

ART SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

  • Each artist may submit up to 3 pieces for sale (see entry form). 
  • Artists must establish a reserve price and a buy it now price. Buy it Now price MUST be at least 30% more than the reserve price. If no Buy It Now price is indicated by the artist, SNAG/ISGB will create one based on the reserve price.
  • Pieces will be seen via photos exclusively, therefore all images must approximate professional quality, and the quality of the work must be readily recognizable. We do not jury your work, but we do reserve the right to refuse lesser quality photographs and pieces that are not suitable for the sale. All images must have sharp focus, proper exposure, and neutral backdrop (graduated, gray, white or black smooth). Please crop and correct for exposure and rotation.
  • Not accepted: Images with textured backgrounds, watermarks, copyright notice, edited frames, edited backgrounds or other Photoshop effects.
  • Images must be in .jpg format, and at least 1600 pixels on the longest side. You may submit up to two photos of each piece, clearly label your photos as such: 
    LastName entry#, for example: smithentry1,smithentry1detail, smithentry2...

UPON ACCEPTANCE

  • Artists will receive email notification of acceptance into the UNIQUES sale.
  • Please use the marketing materials that we provide to promote the auction to your clients and collectors via email and/or online. Promotional materials will be provided for participants.
  • When a piece sells, the artist will receive the customer information. All shipping within the United States occurs via USPS flat rate priority. All artists must use a flat rate shipping box. All pieces must be double-boxed for shipping and the inner box must fit within (largest size) large flat rate box from USPS (23 11/16" x 11 3/4" x 3" or 12" x 12" x 5 1/2"). These boxes are free from your local USPS. Packages can't weigh more than 30 lbs total.
  • For International shipping, information will be provided to assist the artist in finalizing the shipping cost based on country and location of buyer.

QUESTIONS
Gwynne Rukenbrod Smith, SNAG Executive Director,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or 541-345-5691. Sarah Riggle, ISGB Administrator  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or 614-222-2243.

SUBMISSIONS
Artists complete online entry form and email photos to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  with subject line "Last Name, First Name, Uniques Holiday 2014 Sale".

DEADLINE
Entries accepted until November 1, 2014 or until all 40 SNAG or 40 ISGB slots are filled.

Click here to download the call for entries PDF.

 

 

Future Gatherings

Mark your calendar and save the date! 

We are excited to announce that the ISGB Gathering XXIII will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, July 15 - July 19, 2015.  (classes start prior to the 15th)

Located at the beautiful Hotel Albuquerque, the rich history and traditions of the fine city of Albuquerque will provide a wonderful ambience for the new, diverse atmosphere of our annual conference.

 

Vendor Discount Program

As a member of the ISGB you receive discounts from participating vendors. To retrieve discount codes and discount coupons/levels, visit the members-only section of the forum here: Vendor Discount Program 

If you are a vendor that would like to participate in this program, contact Penny Dickinson,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

View Particpating Vendors

 

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.

 

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

PDF version – US$9

single-page format (best for tablet
reviewing such as an iPad) 
Add to Cart

PDF version – US$9
two-page spreads 
Add to Cart


Printed copies, prices include
shipping.

Printed magazine – US$15

Ship within the United States


Printed magazine – US$16

Ship to Canada


Printed magazine  – US$20

Ship to outside North America

   

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

PDF version – US$9

single-page format (best for tablet
reviewing such as an iPad) 
Add to Cart

 

PDF version – US$9

two-page spreads 
Add to Cart


Printed copies, prices include
shipping.

Printed magazine – US$15

Ship within the United States


Printed magazine – US$16

Ship to Canada


Printed magazine  – US$20

Ship to outside North America

 
 

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

PDF version – US$9
single-page format (best for tablet
reviewing such as an iPad)
Add to Cart

PDF version – US$9
two-page spreads
Add to Cart


 

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

PDF Version - US$9
single-page format (best for tablet reviewing such as an iPad)
Add to Cart

PDF Version - US$9

two-page spreads
Add to Cart 

   

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

For Advertisers: Download Media Kit or email Laurie Ament at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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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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Donations

The International Society of Glass Beadmakers (ISGB) is the premier and foremost
organization for the promotion, education, and appreciation of the art of glass
beadmaking for wearable, sculptural, and functional art. We were an important
catalyst for the contemporary glass movement in America and in just two decades,
we have become a worldwide organization with over 1,400 members. Thousands
of beadmakers in the world have ISGB to thank for their safe studios, available
classes, supplies, and profitable businesses. 

ISGB continues to raise the bar for excellence in glass bead artistry by providing
juried shows which become worldwide exhibits, educating our beadmakers, providing
a strong voice for glass beads in the art community, sharing new techniques, and
providing scholarships to our annual conference, The Gathering.

As we preserve the rich traditions of glass beadmaking, while encouraging development,
education, and collecting, additional funding will be required. Our annual convention
and membership dues no longer meet the financial needs for all of the programs and
services that we offer. Please consider donating to 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.

 

 
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