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Welcome!

We invite you to join us on our journey through collaborative creativity in the world of glass and complementary mediums. The ISGB is the leading organization for the promotion, education, and appreciation of the art of glass beadmaking for wearable, sculptural, and functional art.

 

Our mission is to preserve the rich and diverse traditions of the art of glass beadmaking and glassworking techniques; promote educational initiatives and professional development; and encourage innovative use of complementary mediums among artists and craftspeople.

 

ISGB advertises/promotes on a variety of platforms via Constant Contact/newsletter correspondence and on the ISGB website.   As a member you can connect with others which includes glass beadmakers working in a variety of media, collectors, jewelry designers, arts educators, historians, and suppliers to the trade.  You will have access to information and images through Glass Bead Evolution magazine, Bead Release along with special FB opportunities. 

 

Also as a member there are many opportunities to learn about the art of glass, participate in exhibitions, mentorships, have your work seen, discounts and much more.  The membership dues, fundraising events, and donations help to fund ISGB.

 

ISGB Memberships are valid for one year from the date you join or renew. One month prior to your membership expiring, you will receive an automatic e-mail reminder. 

 

Members who renew their memberships prior to the expiration date will receive a $10 discount on the membership price, applied automatically during the checkout process.

Members now have the choice to have their memberships renewed automatically prior to the expiration date through an automated credit card payment. Emails are sent out prior to the transaction to let members know that they will renew automatically, and when to expect the transaction on their credit card.

The International Society of Glass Beadmakers strives to provide its members with valuable and exclusive benefits.

 

Individual Level, $75

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The largest component of our group, Individual Level membership, is best suited for beadmakers of all skill levels who are hobbyists or sell beads occasionally and artists of other mediums who are interested in our glass community. Individual Level benefits are offered to all member levels and include:  

   Eligible to participate in the ISGB Mentorship Program

   Receive quarterly Glass Bead Evolution magazine and monthly Bead Release

    Access to a Members Only Facebook page

   Eligible for substantial discounts on registration for the annual conference, The Gathering

   Early registration for Gathering workshops

   Eligible to apply for Gathering scholarships

     Eligible to sell your beads at the annual Bead Bazaar, one of the largest lampwork/ glass artist-only shows available

    Special subscription rate offer for Ornament Magazine, Glass Art and The Flow magazine

    Listing in the online Membership Directory

    Vendor Discount Program:participating vendors offer ISGB members various discounts on their products

    Post weekly in the self-promotion thread on the public page when listed on the ISGB Registry

    Voting rights

 

Family Level, $95

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Individual Level benefits for two (2) adults and children under 18, living at the same address

 

Student Level, $50

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Individual Level benefits plus:

        Opportunity to exchange volunteer hours for a registration discount at The Gathering (application required)

        Reduced rate for pre-conference classes at The Gathering (one student per class)

In order to qualify for the Student membership level, the member must be a current full-time student and provide either a schedule or transcript showing full-time status from accredited institution. To qualify by e-mail, scan the documentation and e-mail to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . (remove spaces in e-mail address)

 

Lifetime Level, $2000

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Individual Level benefits for life, and a special lifetime membership number

 

Professional Level, $120

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If you are a full time beadmaker, teach beadmaking, or sell your beads at least occasionally, this level is for you.

In addition to all the benefits of the Individual Level, you will receive:

        Listing for business and events on the ISGB website

        Link from the ISGB website to your own website

        Professional/Affiliate listings in quarterly Glass Bead Evolution

        Professional Level listing on the ISGB website

        Eligible for access to a special Instructors Only Forum

        Eligible for Instructor Listing on the ISGB website

 

Affiliate Level, $160

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The Affiliate Level is appropriate for teaching facilities, studios, bead shops, galleries, or publications that feature, exhibit, or sell works by glass beadmakers, as well as private collectors or others who want to support glass art. 

In addition to all the benefits of the Individual and Professional Level, you will receive:

 

   Discounted advertising in Glass Bead Evolution magazine with a link to

         your website

    Link from ISGB website to your own website

    Affiliate listing on the ISGB website  

 

Corporate Level, $260

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If you are a business with glass beadmaking customers and products other than handmade glass beads, this is the place to market your company. You will have the same benefits as Individual, Affiliate, and Professional Level members plus:

  

    Corporate Level listing on the ISGB website

          Sponsorship and marketing opportunities  

 

International Members

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International Members have all of the benefits associated with their dues level and, if outside of North America, can apply for an International Scholarship to help offset the expenses of attending The Gathering. There are no extra costs for International Membership. All membership levels are quoted in U.S. Dollars ($).

 

 

 

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 Elaine Rusk,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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