March 24 General Meeting -- Teresa Sullivan

Lions and Tigers and beads, Oh My!

Teresa Sullivan is an artist who creates sculpture, jewelry, and sculptural jewelry with beads and found materials.  Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally.  Last summer, she accompanied legendary artist Joyce J. Scott on a trip to Cape Town, Durban, and the Midlands in South Africa to work with and teach sculptural beadweaving techniques to artist groups.  Along with 5 other renowned artists in several media, including dance, fine art, and woodworking, she and her fellow artists made an incredible voyage of discovery --including a safari-- and learned at least as much as they imparted to others.  Teresa will have books to sell from Monkeybiz, the Cape Town artist group.  Additionally, is is possible a shipment of other books and a poster from the Phansi Museum will also arrive in time for her presentation. 

May General Meeting Moved to May 28th
The date for the May General meeting has changed. We'll be meeting on Thursday, May 28 (instead of Tuesday the 26th).  Please mark your calendars.  The location will still be the auditorium at the Multnomah Art Center


Due to rising costs, the PBS Board voted to raise dues from the current $25.00 to $30.00/year. This change went into effect January 1, 2015. This was the first dues increase since 2010, but we finally had to make the change. We hope you will support this decision as the benefits we all enjoy as PBS members far outweigh the amount of the annual dues.

LOCAL 14 Women's Art Show and Sale:  Call to Artists

October 1-4, 2015, World Forestry Center, Portland, Oregon
The annual LOCAL 14 Women’s Art Show and Sale represents the artwork of approximately 80 women artists from throughout the Pacific Northwest.  The art is showcased in a gallery setting without individual booths.  Women living in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho who produce original, unique, hand-crafted artwork in a wide variety of mediums are invited to participate in the 48th annual LOCAL 14 Women’s Art Show and Sale, a highly anticipated and well attended Portland event. For more information about this show, visit www.local14.org

A detailed prospectus may be found on www.Zapplication.org where you can also begin the application process. The Zapplication website also provides a very useful Help Center that will guide you through image preparation and the application process.

Jury applications will be accepted from January 5 to March 16, 2015.

Portland Open Studios:  Call to Artists

Deadline for Submission:  March 15, 2015
Tour Dates:  October 10-11 &17-18, 2015
Application Information:  www.portlandopenstudios.com
Contact:  publicrelations@portlandopenstudios.com

What is Portland Open Studios?

The annual Portland Open Studios tour is a unique opportunity for you to open your studio to the public and educate visitors about your creative methods and materials, inspiration and enjoyment.  As a member, you will meet other artists, have access to quality publicity and dialogue, and sell your work.

Open to all visual media, excluding film. Artists are chosen by a jury of three art professionals.

Applications are due by March 15, 2015. Applicant submissions before March 8, 2015 receive a discounted jury fee of $25. After March 8, the jury fee is $35. The participation fee is $150 plus 8 hours of volunteer service. Participants may opt out of volunteering for an additional $175. 

Artists are required to open their studio and demonstrate their working methods on both weekends.

Open to residents of Clackamas County, Multnomah County, and Washington County.

Kimberly Gales Scholarship Artists 20–30 years of age are encouraged to apply for the Kimberly Gales Scholarship to Portland Open Studios. Recipient will have all fees waived, and will receive a $100 stipend. See the website for details.

Visit the Portland Open Studios website to learn more about member artist benefits.

12th Annual A&E Show and 5th Annual Gathering of the Guilds

April 24, 25 and 26, 2015, marks the anniversary of our wonderful Art and Elegance in Beads Show which is part of the greater Gathering of the Guilds.  This year it will be held in Hall A at the Oregon Convention Center, on S. E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., in Portland.  If you have participated in the past, we invite you to return to this year’s show.  If you are new to the event,we hope you will submit an application and join everyone!  We have premier corner booths and artisan booths for your consideration.  As for the last four years, we will share the Hall with four other  guilds: beadwork, woodworking,  handweaving,  creative  metal arts, and  glass  will  be among the featured arts and crafts.  If booths are still available after the first of the year, the show will be opened to new members and non-members!  Please plan to join us and get your application in ASAP!

We are happy to announce that we are now on Twitter!  You can follow us at @PDXBeadSociety.