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2018 Bead&Button Show – ISGB Bead&Jewelry Expo Sales Opportunity

                                        

2018 Bead&Button Show ISGB Bead&Jewelry Expo Sales Opportunity

 

 

 

  The Bead&Button Show ISGB Bead&Jewelry Expo Artisan Sales Table will again be awarded in 2018. This exciting opportunity gives an artist the chance to sell on the Bead&Button Show floor for the first time without the responsibility of the table fee. The Bead&Jewelry Expo is a vibrant selling space for hand-crafted beads, stones, jewelry supplies, findings and finished artwork. The Bead&Button Show and ISGB offer this opportunity to ISGB members in support of artistic excellence, to help further education and experience, and to provide the artist a direct selling opportunity to thousands of jewelry-makers.

 

The Bead&Button Show – ISGB Artisan Sales Table Committee is chaired by Sara Dumford, Director of Events, Kalmbach Publishing Co.  The Committee also includes Susan Richards, ISGB President, Elaine Rusk, ISGB Director of Membership, and Karen Crown, ISGB Director of Education. All decisions made by the Committee are considered final.

 

The Bead&Button Show Bead&Jewelry Expo Opportunity includes the following:

·         Bead&Jewelry Expo 6’ Artisan Table with electricity: Valued at $545.00. Exhibit area must be staffed by Artist Thursday, June 8: 4:00pm-8:00pm. Friday, June 9: 10:00am-7:00pm, Sat, June 10: 10:00am-6:00pm, Sunday, June 11: 10:00am-4:00pm. Move-in and move-out details to come.

·         Opportunity to showcase and sell product at Moonlight Madness, Tuesday, June 5: 9:00pm-11:00pm

·         Ticket to Meet the Teachers Night, Friday, June 9, 2018

·         Opportunity to demonstrate at the Bead&Button Show Lampworking Demo Area

·         $200 stipend for travel expenses


A signed application packet with the materials stated below can be emailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   on or before December 14, 2017.

 

Extensions for applications will not be considered. Please address any questions to Karen Crown at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 



To Apply for the Bead&Button Show ISGB Bead&Jewelry Expo Sales Opportunity

·         Applicant must be a new, first-time seller at the Bead&Button Show. An applicant who has attended the Bead&Button Show or taught a workshop is eligible, but applicant cannot have participated in selling his/her work in the Bead&Button Show  Expo at any time. 

·         Applicant must be a current ISGB member at the time of submission and at the time of the Show, June 4-11, 2018.

·         Applicant is required to submit an Artist Statement, which should include the vision and inspiration in the Artist’s work.

·         Applicant is required to submit a list of the possible items to be sold (i.e. individual beads, finished necklaces, bracelets, earrings, etc.) and an estimated price range of the pieces.

·         Applicant is required to submit a one-page essay explaining the expected benefit to be gained from attending the Bead&Button Show and how this will impact the artist’s contributions to the glass, beadmaking and jewelry community.

·         Applicant must provide three (3) images representing the scope of product which must be submitted via email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Please label each image in numerical order with your name. For example, “01_Smith.jpg,” etc. Images must be in JPG format, and should be a maximum size of 1MB

·         Applicant must provide three (3) letters of recommendation to accompany the application   

 

Additional Requirements of Bead&Button Show – ISGB Bead&Jewelry Expo Artisan Sales Table Recipient

·         The recipient is required to participate in all aspects of the events as noted.

·         The recipient is required to donate a small original artwork to the Bead&Button Show Silent Auction.

·         The recipient is required to write and submit a short article post-Show on the experience for the Bead&Button Show and ISGB use.

 

Final Details

·         The artist awarded this Artisan Sales Table will be notified no later than December 21, 2017.

·         Applicants who are not awarded this Artisan Sales Table will be notified no later than December 21, 2017.

·         In the event that the recipient does not fulfill the outlined obligations, the Bead&Button Show and ISGB have the right to revoke the Artisan Sales Table in its entirety. In the case of revocation, the Bead&Button Show and ISGB are under no obligation to reassign the Table for that year.

·         This Artisan Sales Table is non-transferrable in part or whole, cannot be postponed to a future Bead&Button Show, and has no cash value.

 

I have read and understand the terms and conditions of the opportunity for which I am applying and agree to honor them.

 

Signature_______________________________________Date__________________________________

Print Name ___________________________________________________________________________

Address _____________________________________________ City & State ______________________

Country _________________ US Zip Code __________ International Postal Code __________________

Daytime Telephone _____________________Cellular Telephone ________________________________

Email ________________________________ Website ________________________________________

Are you a Student? Yes       No           If yes, what school are you attending? ________________________

How long have you been a member of the ISGB? ____________________

Have you attended the Bead&Button Show in any capacity in the past? ____________________________

Please list any ISGB volunteer activities you have been involved in: _______________________________

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ISGB Mentorship Program

This summer the ISGB kicked off our pilot Mentorship Program. A group of experienced Mentors offered their knowledge and support in one-on-one mentorships to a select group of ISGB members. Mentorships were made available in a variety of areas of interest, such as developing your personal style, selling your work, marketing yourself online, becoming an instructor, submitting your work to shows, writing tutorials, photographing your work, etc. 

The way the mentorships work is that the Mentors and their “Protégés” have a session for getting to know each other, then meet twice a month for three months, by phone, facetime, email or any other method agreeable to both. The specific details, such as the length of these meetings, handling questions that arise between meetings, approaches to sharing information, images, etc. are set by the individual pairs of Mentor and Protégé. At the end of the three-month period, there is a final session to evaluate the mentorship, and both the Protégé and the Mentor provide us with feedback to help us continue to develop the program. 

Future mentorships will be offered at a nominal cost to the Protégés, to benefit the ISGB Education Programs. Stay tuned for the next installment of the Mentorship Program. We will post more information and application details here as they become available.

 

Tutorial Downloads for ISGB Members


There's a new benefit for ISGB members! We have provided links to the tutorials you might have seen in the ISGB's member-only publication, The Glass Bead. Click here to see images of the tutorials and a link to them in the ISGB Forum Members Only area.

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ISGB Beadmaking Instructor Listing


Find ISGB members who are also beadmaking instructors here. These are all ISGB Professional-level members (or above) who teach beadmaking or other glass classes. Please remove the spaces between the "@" sign when emailing an instructor on this list. If you would like to be on this list, please contact our Director of Education, Ann Scherm Baldwin, at education @ isgb.org (remove spaces). You must be a Professional-level member or above to be included in the list.

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Call for Instructors


ISGB has many members who are also bead instructors, so we are pleased to provide a listing with contact information and a link to their websites to connect them with students seeking teachers in their area. This benefit is for members at the Professional level or above.

To be listed, please This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it the following information:

1. Your name
2. Your studio/business name (if needed)
3. Your city, state/country
4. Your contact information (phone number, email address)
5. Your website url

 

 
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