Northwest Blacksmith Association

2016 Northwest Jewelry and Metals Symposium

Date(s) - 10/15/2016
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Broadway Performance Hall
1625 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122

The Seattle Metals Guild’s Symposium Committee is pleased to announce the details of the upcoming 21st annual Northwest Jewelry and Metals Symposium. This year’s dynamic speaker line up includes the incomparable Swiss jeweler and humorist David Bielander, long-time jeweler and gallerist Jim Cotter, Chief Curator of the Decorative Arts at The Newark Museum Ulysses Grant Dietz, conceptual metalsmith, mixed-media sculptor, and socio-commodity engineer Nick Dong, and blacksmith and large-scale sculptor John Medwedeff.

We return to Broadway on Capitol Hill for fresh faces and old favorites, including our coveted silent auctions and Charon Kransen’s selection of rare art books. Festivities continue late into the evening as we kick up our heels, grab a glass and continue the conversation at our Symposium after-party.

Wait! There’s more…This year’s Symposium is part of Conflux: A Totally Metal Weekend, three days of metals related activities, beginning Friday, October 14, at Bellevue Arts Museum. We kick off the weekend with a curatorial tour of BAM Biennial 2016: Metalmorphosis, followed by a keynote presentation from art historian, curator, writer, and Metalsmith Magazine editor Suzanne Ramljak, entitled METAL PORN, Hard, Hot, Heavy, Magnetic. The evening will culminate in a champagne trunk show. Cap off the weekend with a celebration of the Seattle Metals Guild juried exhibition Varia at KOBO at Higo, including a special reception and talk by BAM Curator of Craft Jennifer-Navva Milliken.

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Founded in 1989, Seattle Metals Guild is a non-profit community dedicated to promoting educational and networking opportunities for metals artists at all career levels and skill sets through lectures, workshops, social gatherings, and other enrichment opportunities, in order to strengthen our creative community.

John Medwedeff, Confluence

John Medwedeff, Confluence

Nick Dong, Cosmic Dance Biogenesis

Nick Dong, Cosmic Dance Biogenesis

Ed Weiner, Cuffs 1950's

Ed Weiner, Cuff 1950’s

Jim Cotter, untitled

Jim Cotter, Untitled

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Broadway Performance Hall at Seattle Central

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