We have been promoting the arts in our community for over 30 years. Our organization was founded by a group of passionate artists who wanted to make a difference in their community.
Our team is made up of talented individuals who are committed to making a difference through the arts. From our board of directors to our volunteers, everyone at ISGB is dedicated to creating a vibrant and inclusive arts community.
We offer a wide range of programs for people of all ages and skill levels, including workshops, presentations, vendors and exhibitions. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned artist, there is something for everyone at ISGB Gathering. We invite you to JOIN us!
Martha Giberson, President
Bronwen Heilman, , Past President
Open, Vice-President / Director of Organizational Support
Bryna Lumb, Treasurer / Director of Finance
Joan Keller, Director of Membership
Floor Kaspers, Director of Education
Alicia Sheerin, Director of Communications and Marketing
Patty Lakinsmith, Director at Large
Andrea Symons, Director at Large
Carol Ann Savage, Director at Large
Laura Simone, Director at Large
Karyn Sweezy, Operations Manager
ISGB Gathering Conference The International Society of Glass Beadmakers (ISGB) holds an annual conference to bring together an international community of glass bead artists and enthusiasts. The conference, called The Gathering, is an occasion to become involved in the glass world and make valuable contacts. There are a wide variety of events at the conference to satisfy many interests. It is an opportunity for attendees to network with each other, gallery owners, collectors, technical vendors and suppliers. It also gives technical vendors an opportunity to showcase new equipment, tools, supplies, and glass. Through demonstrations, lectures, panel discussions, and more attendees can learn new techniques and business skills to further their glass bead knowledge. Registration is open to all; however, being a member of the ISGB gives you discounted registration and the opportunity to stay with us all year long!