International Sea Glass Association Professional Membership Application

The International Sea Glass Association (ISGA) offers professional memberships for a reasonable fee to enable genuine sea glass artisans and businesses to connect with more sea glass enthusiasts, to promote genuine sea glass, the International Sea Glass Association (ISGA)mission and opportunity to apply* to our annual International Sea Glass Association Festival.
*Applying to the International Sea Glass Association (formerly the North American Sea Glass Association -NASGA) as a Professional Member does not automatically approve your acceptance into the annual Sea Glass Festival.

  • The ability to align yourself as a member of our association in your marketing materials
  • Listed on International Sea Glass Association website with mini bio on our Member links page along with your website, social links.
  • Social Media platform sharing of member information.
  • Point of sale marketing materials such as a place card contrasting genuine beach sea glass versus artificial sea glass
  • Professional Members may also have the opportunity to submit an application to the Sea Glass Festival held annually, if they meet the festival application criteria, and are accepted by the Festival Committee.  Please note: Not all Professional Members meet the criteria for Festival Acceptance.
  • Professional Members have permission to use the ISGA logo to market and promote their businesses.
$200 Annual Membership Dues

In order to apply for commercial membership, you must complete the commercial membership application form in its entirety.  Once you complete your application, including attachment of photos, your application will be reviewed and voted on by the Sea Glass Association Membership and Board of Directors for acceptance into the Sea Glass Association. 

The Membership chairperson will contact you up to 2-3 weeks after submission of your application in order to confirm your commercial membership and to process your member dues.

Please note: Upon approval of Commercial Membership you will be invoiced via PayPal. We accept PayPal, Major Credit Cards, Debit Cards and e-check for payment. The annual fee will be payable upon acceptance.  You will be invoiced each year in January thereafter unless you have notified us in writing of Membership cancellation at least 2 months prior to renewal.

Once accepted, ISGA Professional Members are encouraged to use the ISGA logo and membership on their business website, social media pages, and other materials that promote their businesses. Because businesses go through a screening process before being accepted as Professional Members, only Professional Members may use their ISGA membership to market their company or services.

Professional members may also print out the “Genuine versus Artificial” page from this website to use at your booth at festivals or in your retail establishment. With commercial membership, you will receive a short bio on our website with a link to your website on our Members page.

Questions about commercial membership or application?  Please email directly.
The Mission of the International Sea Glass Association:
  • Educate the collector, consumer and retailer as to the properties and benefits of genuine, pure, natural beach unaltered sea glass.
  • Maintain the value of genuine beach sea glass, through education.
  • Provide a forum and knowledge base for sea glass enthusiasts to communicate with other individuals who share their passion for genuine beach sea glass.
  • Sponsor sea glass festivals that will benefit both sea glass collectors, retailers, and artisans.
  • Assist the work of protecting and restoring waterways and coastlines around the world, by mobilizing members, making donations and educating the public.
  • Members agree that they will leave sea glass in its natural state and not create or sell any imitation sea glass in person or online. Sea glass and beach glass must not be altered in any way — by grinding, acid etching, sand blasting, tumbling, or any other means — to artificially replicate genuine sea glass. 
  • Member will not use any techniques that alter the size, shape, color, or patina of genuine sea glass