GENERAL MEETING, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th 2017

The SEPTEMBER meeting will be held at the Multnomah Arts Center (7688 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219)

Fantastic Beads & Where To Find Them

A Celebration of Alaskan Bead Artists with Elise Strauss

 Alaska is a place of vibrant extremes; from 24-hour daylight to 24-hour darkness.   Such a land requires tales to be told, with dark nights spent in design of dreams and long summer days chasing desires.  From this land of wilderness comes breathtaking handmade beads and indescribable beadwork . 

 Please come to the September meeting as Elise Strauss introduces you to some of Alaska’s finest seed bead and lampwork artists.   Whether it’s a necklace made of razor blades and bullets, to a baby belt by a traditional Alaska Native Artist , to lampwork designs inspired by the rhythms of Alaska, Elise’s presentation will have you smiling with delight and mooning in awe. 

Elise lived in Anchorage, Alaska, for 45 years before moving to Salem, Oregon, in the Fall of 2015.  She has been a lampworker for almost 20 years, and is one of the founding members of the Alaska Bead Society, which recently celebrated its 20th anniversary.  She was the Program Developer for the Bead Arts Gala, the Alaska Bead Society’s annual art show.    Elise has taken lampwork classes and taught in Alaska and the Lower 48.  She traveled to Italy in 2012 to take a class from Lucio Bubacco.   She is delighted to be living in Oregon, where the new flora and fauna is inspiring many new creations in her studio. 

Early-Bird Beading:  5:00pm to 6:15pm


GENERAL MEETING, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24th 2017

The OCTOBER meeting will be held at the Multnomah Arts Center (7688 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219)

We will be welcoming Judie Mountain and Wayne Robbins.

COLLABORATION ... THE CREATIVE DANCE  
Presented by Wayne Robbins and Judie Mountain 

On October 24th, jewelry designer and metal Clay artist Judie Mountain and glass artist, Wayne Robbins will be sharing their journey in the art jewelry world. The subject of this presentation will be on the Collaborative Dance which occurs when two or more artist combine their talent and skill to create spectacular collaborative works of art. There will be a slideshow and talk as well as a handout listing the artists shown in the presentation. Some of the collaborative pieces will be on exhibit as well as some of Judie and Wayne's components and finished jewelry. This will be a fun evening with great stories and wonderful eye candy. 

Judie Mountain has been a working artist for over 40 years and has been a leatherworker, stained glass artist, clothing designer, and for the past 25 years, a jewelry designer-artist. Judie is currently adding bronze metal clay to her every expanding artist repertoire. It's a wonderful material that allows you to sculpt, carve, and texture pieces that are then dried, fired in a kiln and after firing becomes pure solid bronze. 

Wayne Robbins is an amazing glass artist specializing in fine detail lampwork pieces. He creates beads, sculptures, and wonderful objects of art. His style varies between whimsical and realistic and is always awesome to behold! 

Together they design and create one of a kind jewelry, sculpture, and decorative. They work in glass, metal, semi-precious stones and associated other materials.

See the images below for examples of their lovely work.

Early-Bird Beading:  5:00pm to 6:15pm

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vendor call for portland bead society bead bazaar
november 4th and 5th, 2017

Interested in becoming a Vendor? Click on the link below for further information.

PBS Bead Bazaar 2017 Information and Application

CALLING ALL BEADMAKERS!

PORTLAND BEAD SOCIETY will be celebrating its 30th year in 2018.  What a momentous time for this large and diverse society!  To commemorate this milestone, we are holding a contest to create a limited edition 30th Anniversary bead.

To find out more click on the link below:

 

How to Enter and Submission Application

 

Below you can see the bead made for the Portland Bead Society 10th Anniversary of the Bead Bazaar

Front

Front

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Back


Margaret Scoville Challenge Art

We have many accomplished artists amongst our membership. Their skills are highlighted with the Margaret Scoville Challenge. Go see what they've made.

Dragon by Merle Sherman

Dragon by Merle Sherman


pbs RETREAT 2017

Just a few pix from this year's Portland Bead Society Bead Retreat at Cannon Beach, Oregon.

Gathering in the lobby

Gathering in the lobby


Sponsors

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