Northwest Blacksmith Association

Bellevue Art Museum “MetalMORPHOSIS”

Bellevue Art Museum Biennial Exhibit


Bellevue Arts Museum is seeking artists, craftsmen, and makers in the Northwest (AK, BC, ID, MT, OR & WA) working in the medium of metal to apply to the BAM Biennial 2016: Metalmorphosis (September 2, 2016 – late January, 2017).

Entrants are invited to take a creative approach to the medium and pursue the Biennial as an opportunity to push the boundaries of their vision and skill. Proposals for new work are encouraged.

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> John & Joyce Price Award of Excellence
$5,000 cash, plus solo exhibition at BAM
> Samuel & Patricia Smith People’s Choice Award
$5,000 cash


Lloyd E. Herman Founding Director and Director Emeritus, Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Jennifer Navva Milliken Curator of Craft, Bellevue Arts Museum in Bellevue, WA
Suzanne Ramljak Editor of Metalsmith magazine and curator at the American Federation of Arts, New York, NY
Cindi Strauss Assistant Director, Programming and Curator for Modern and Contemporary Decorative Arts and Design, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

The BAM Biennial focuses on work by Northwest artists and craftsmen with an emphasis on current and new work. It is a juried exhibition, occurring every 2 years with a new theme. Check out the artists and award winners of BAM Biennial 2014: Knock on Wood!