SNAG-Emerging Curators GrantsOctober 11, 2017 by Julie Sanford
Do you dream of dabbling in the world of curating? Do you have a great idea for an exhibition? SNAG's Emerging Curators Program offers grants up to $2,500 to assist an emerging curator or curators in executing an exhibition focused on jewelry and/or metalwork. Application deadline: December 1, 2017 An emerging curator may be a recent graduate of a jewelry and/or metalwork program; or artists who have hosted a few exhibitions; or curators looking to host an exhibition. Exhibition must open before December 31, 2018.
Society of North American Goldsmith’s 47th Annual Conference MADE: Makers Across Disciplines EngageOctober 11, 2017 by Julie Sanford
MADE: Makers Across Disciplines Engage focuses on materials, art, design, and interdisciplinary collaboration. While celebrating traditional and innovative techniques alike, we seek to engage makers and other creative individuals who push the boundaries of our field with a cross-media sensibility. Portland is a city that has a strong sense of community and is home to entrepreneurs and craftspeople alike. In response to this, we invite makers who work across disciplines to explore the unforeseen directions, inventiveness, and ingenuity within the metalsmithing field. Dates of Conference: May 23rd-26th, 2018 Location: Portland, Oregon Hotel: Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront, 1401 SW Naito Pkwy, Portland, OR
MSG Annual Meeting Sunday September 10, 2017August 15, 2017 by Mary Kernahan
This year the annual MSG All Members Meeting will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday September 10, in the metals studio of Eastern Michigan Universitys Briggs Hall. Events will begin at 1 p.m., beginning with lunch and the annual business meeting. Elections for vacant and renewing board positions will also be held, as well as the ever-popular tool swap. Its a great way to acquire some used equipment, or clear out your excess or unused tools and supplies. Contact Danielle Blanchard at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. We have also invited our sponsors to bring their wares, so bring some cash and be ready to shop among the tools, supplies and stones and MSG swag. Our lecturer for this year is Marissa Saneholtz, metalsmith and Jewelry and Metals Instructor at Bowling Green State University. Marissa makes colorful wearable and functional narrative based art using humor and sarcasm to comment on feminist issues and gender roles in American society. She earned her BFA in 3-dimensional design in 2008 at Bowling Green State University, and her MFA in metals and jewelry design from East Carolina University in 2011. After graduation she was an instructor for East Carolina Universitys Italy Intensives Study Abroad program where she instructed metalsmithing, jewelry and enameling courses in Certaldo, Italy. For three years she was the gallery and assistant studio manager for the J. Cotter Galleries and Studio in Vail, Colorado, and has served as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Appalachian State University, in Boone, NCMarissas work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and is on display in the Dorothy McKenzie Permanent Collection at BGSU, as well as the Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI. She has also been published in several books. An interactive map of the EMU campus and Briggs Hall may be found at http://www.emich.edu/maps/
CALL FOR ENTRY: Demo artists at the South University Ann Arbor Art FairMay 9, 2017 by Lorraine Kolasa
MSG is seeking artists to demonstrate at the 2017 South University Art Fair Booth! In keeping with our mission to educate others about the craft of metalsmithing, the guild is providing demonstrations of metalsmithing techniques throughout the duration of the art fair. In return, on the day(s) of the demo, participating members will be able to display and sell work that is related to or derivative of the technique demonstrated. All current MSG members are eligible to apply. No previous art fair experience is necessary!
Looking for InstructorsMay 5, 2017 by John Myer
The Center for Craft and Applied Arts is currently expanding its recreational class programming and is looking for teachers. The CCAA is a non-profit organization that supports, promotes, and organizes craft in Detroit. The process for proposing a class is straightforward and only requires filling out a one page form and submitting photos of the work students can expect to make in the class. If you are interested please email email@example.com, and a class proposal form can be provided.
CALL FOR ENTRY: MSG at the South University Ann Arbor Art FairMarch 7, 2017 by Lorraine Kolasa
MSG and the South University Area Association will sponsor two booths for the 2017 South University Art Fair. All current MSG members are eligible to apply. All work submitted must be made by the applicant. Although mixed media pieces are accepted, some metal is required. Members who are interested in learning about art fairs or may be considering them as a career path are especially encouraged to apply. No previous art fair experience is necessary!
2017 Metals Graduate ExhibitionFebruary 13, 2017 by John Myer
The premise of this show is to celebrate the achievements of the Graduates of the Metals programs at Wayne State University, College for Creative Studies and Eastern Michigan University. This exhibit will take place in an inclusive setting that will allow everyone to look broadly at the result of all the hard work that went into accomplishing your goal. The Details: A Graduate of a jewelry/metals program must have created the Artwork submitted for display. The artists must have graduated during 2017. Work created in a school curriculum is eligible. Artists may select their very best three pieces. No inclusion or sales commission fees. Location: City Hall Artspace Lofts (2017 Metals Graduates Exhibition opening held in the community room of the Annex Building of the old Dearborn City Hall) Annex bldg. located at 4500 Maple street, Dearborn, 48126 Enter the Annex building from the south, patio entrance. For a MAP copy and paste this link "https://goo.gl/maps/y8zykZpxBKy" Dates: Show opening Saturday June 3 6-8 p.m. closing Thursday, June 29.
Gem Stone Setting with Gerry Lewey
Take your stone setting to the next level when master gem setter Gerry Lewy returns to Studio JSD for a 3 day Visiting Artist Workshop! You will learn 4 great techniques, princess, flush, 4 and 6 prong settings, plus you will have plenty of time to practice to perfect your techniques under the guidance of a master stone setter. All materials, silver ring mountings and stones, and a special stone setting tool kit are included in the workshop price.
Introductory/Intermediate CAD Workshop with Michael Nashef
In this 2-day workshop participants will be introduced to the basics of Rhino software and how to articulate their designs in 3D. Michael will provide introductory and intermediate commands, as well as, techniques and applications for the use of Rhino as a creative studio for jewelry design and product design.