PBS A&E Vendors Information

2013 A&E Interim Co-Chairs
Karen Carr                   
Karmen Schmidt

Karen: nankcarr@comcast.net
Karmen: sopheadesigns@gmail.com

Oregon Convention Center – Hall C
May 2, 3, & 4, 2014

Fri. 10:00AM - 9:00PM
Sat. 10:00AM - 7:00PM
Sun. 10:00AM - 5:00PM


Greetings everyone! 

Karen and Karmen are the new interim Co-Chairs of Art and Elegance (A & E), part of the greater Gathering of the Guilds.  Five fabulous Guilds including PBS are committed to raising our joint profile in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.  Paid advertising, social media, and public relations will constitute our major outreach efforts.

Please read the following carefully:


EVERY solo vendor, sharing vendor, or co-op applicant, MUST be a PBS member as of November 1, 2013, to apply.  The A&E application deadline is February 15, 2014.  If booths remain unfilled after the deadline, new PBS members will be able to apply.  

Each vendor MUST create their own artwork.  Mass-produced beads and beadwork or work created by someone other than yourself and booth mates are NOT acceptable at this event.

Every solo vendor, sharing vendor, or co-op applicant MUST submit a completed Application and Contract Form and a Booth & Equipment Form (pgs. 6-7 of this newsletter).   Every participant must initial items in the Terms & Conditions section of the Application and Contract.  However, only the PRIMARY VENDOR should submit a single check for shared booth and equipment. 

This year, there is a new floor plan for Hall C as well as the A & E section of that space.  We believe the new floor plan will substantially enhance A&E visibility, increase traffic flow, and improve general esthetics. 

Premier corner booths (10’x10), artist booths (5’x10’), and co-op table space (2’x4’) will all be available this year.  Also, we have created a tiered system for the cost of premier and artist booths based on proximity to the A&E entrance.  Priority in booth placement will be given to vendors with the greatest longevity, the earliest application, and the more expensive booths.  The more you pay for your booth, the closer to the A&E entrance it will be located.  No vendors will face a plain white wall.

Friday night hours are being negotiated with the other guilds.  If we can agree, they will be shortened.  We will keep you posted.


Once again this year, we will distribute a large color postcard by traditional mail and a pdf version for you to distribute to your clients via e-mail.  Please prepare high resolution photos of your finest work for consideration.  Limit is three per vendor.  There is no fee to participate.  Please submit high quality, artistic, and colorful photographs to help us create the most striking, effective, and beautiful postcard! E-mail your high resolution digital color photos as .pdf, .tif, or .jpg files.

Specifications: Email your high resolution, digital color photo as .pdf, .tif, or .jpg files
Deadline: Email to sopheadesigns@gmail.com by November 15, 2013


If you have a compelling story about becoming an artist or how your art has affected either your life or the lives of others, please share it.  We have hired a new Social Media expert who will help promote our event to the general public through human interest stories.   You may also include a digital color or B&W .pdf, .tif, or .jpg photo with your story. 

Deadline: E-mail your story and photo(s) to sopheadesigns@gmail.com by  November 15, 2013


There will be no Resource Guide at the 2014 show.  An A&E map showing the artist’s name, booth number, and location will be distributed.


Please ask!  E-mail Karen at nankcarr@comcast.net or Karmen at sopheadesigns@gmail.com.  Also check out the PBS website at www.beadport.com.  Go to the EVENTS section and choose the A&E page.  You will find a .pdf version of the application.  Updated information on A&E will be available on the website.

A&E Interim Co-Chairs
Karen Carr                   Karmen Schmidt
(503) 224-4027           (503) 631-8044