General Meeting May 28th, 2019

Teresa Sullivan and Friends

Teresa Sullivan and Friends

TERESA SULLIVAN: All I Really Need To Know I Learned in (Kindergarten)… My First Beadweaving Workshop

Our May speaker, Teresa Sullivan, will present a humorous take on her dive into the world of seed beading. Jumping into the medium from the irreverent perspective of an artist and musician, she learned a lot about people and was delighted to have several of her assumptions shattered. Teresa is an award-winning artist who has exhibited and taught internationally. In 2014 she assisted Joyce J. Scott in teaching beadweaving artists in South Africa. Her work can be viewed at http://www.teresasullivanstudio.com.


CALL FOR DONATIONS

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Rummage in your garage, workroom, studio and closets.

We are looking for items for a monthly raffle. Proceeds will go toward the monthly meeting. They can be bead, craft, house, or just cool stuff related.

MONTHLY RAFFLE, BRING CASH. Tickets will be $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00.


General Meetings are held at Multnomah Art Center, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219. For more information and directions go to Meetings.


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OREGON STATE BUTTON SOCIETY

(Open to the public August 8, 2019 – August 10, 2019)
Red Lion Hotel on the River
909 N Hayden Island Dr., Portland OR

Find out more HERE.


NorthWest Bead Society - Spring Bead Retreat

For information on the retreat - go here.

For registration for the retreat - go here.


READ ABOUT FREE ADVERTISING FOR BEADING CLASSES AND OUR NEW POLICY FOR SELLING ON THE PORTLAND BEAD SOCIETY FACEBOOK PAGE

Please see the new policy/protocol on how the PBS is promoting beading classes in our media.  We developed it to encourage more beading classes.  A regular question people ask is “where can I find beading classes”.  We have members who teach and bead stores that are owned by PBS members who host and promote classes in beading.  The more classes the better!  If you used to teach, here is a way to easily get the word out and teach again.  If you are new to teaching, go for it, with these tools for advertising! This protocol is also found on this website at at http://www.portlandbeadsociety.org/classes-1/, the Portland Bead Society Facebook Page and the January 2019 Newsletter .  

 Selling on the PBS Facebook page.

Long needed and long awaited, PBS now has a policy on what things are ok to post. It was created to help people understand that the PBS Facebook page is not a place to promote their own work/products/business.  Why? You may ask.  Because it IS a place to post your jewelry or bead related creations as “bragging rights”, discuss all things beads, share techniques, and connect with this wonderful beading community!  There are lots of other venues for selling.  We hope this will avoid confusion and encourage folks to post without confusion that their post might be considered advertising.  And hopefully, it will keep people from complaining that something “looks like” advertising.


2018 PBS TRAVELING LIBRARY SHOW

PBS Traveling Library Show at Wilsonville Library

PBS Traveling Library Show at Wilsonville Library

Last year our challenge had the theme - "Out There...Extraterrestrials and Other Beings". Go have a look at what some of our members did - you can see pictures of the artwork here.

BEAD BAZAAR PLUS 2019

Calling PBS members!

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We are excited to announce the October 12 and 13, 2019 Bead Bazaar Plus event at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Portland, OR.  This is a NEW DATE and NEW VENUE for the first time in our 30 year history of the Bead Bazaar. 

To read more about this event and to download application forms click HERE.


Margaret Scovil Challenge 2018

Here's a group photo of the contestants for last year's PBS Bead Retreat challenge.

Margaret Scoville Challenge 2018 Contestants

Sponsors

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