Whether you are a beginning beader, an expert beader, or a merchant, as a member of PBS you will enjoy the following:
- General membership meetings at the Multnomah Arts Center (7688 SW Capitol Highway, Portland, OR 97219) at 6:30 p.m. every 4th Tuesday, September through June (except December), usually featuring nationally-recognized artists.
- Early Bird Beading from 5:00 to 6:15 p.m. prior to each general meeting.
- Six newsletters and three postcards a year.
- Apply to attend beading workshops by nationally-recognized artists & teachers.
- Apply for annual Education Awards.
- Apply to attend the annual three day Bead Retreat at Cannon Beach.
- Access to the PBS Library - a resource of books, magazines & videos.
- Discounts at participating bead stores with membership card.
- A vote for the PBS Grants.
- Opportunities to share your love of beads with others of like mind.
A PBS membership also allows you to:
- Place paid advertisements in the PBS newsletter and on our website www.portlandbeadsociety.org/.
- Apply for space at the annual Bead Bazaar in November.
- Apply for space at the Gathering of the Guilds gallery show in the spring.
- Apply for PBS Grants to support bead research and bead projects.