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Society for Midwest Metalsmiths

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Society for Midwest Metalsmiths

A not-for-profit organization designed to promote, develop, educate and encourage individuals interested in metalsmithing by providing workshops, lectures, juried and non-juried exhibition opportunities. Membership open to all interested parties.

Website: http://www.midwest-metalsmiths.org
Members: 53
Latest Activity: Jun 30

Winners Announced for METAL Inclinations 2

Tomorrow October 31, 2010 you will be able to view the selections for Metal Inclinations 2 Exhibition, find out who the prize winners were, and enjoy looking at some fantastic jewelry creations.
http://smm-metalinclinations.org/gallery.htm

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Comment by Deborrah Daher on February 22, 2014 at 5:17pm

The recipient's of The Society For Midwest Metalsmiths 2014 Merit Scholarship have been selected from an impressive group of submissions.  Beautiful, high quality work made choosing three students challenging.  we are pleased to announce this year's recipient's:  Joshua Kosker, Robin Gordon and Patrick J. Quinn.  Congratulations to all.  See more at http://www.midwest-metalsmiths.org/#!scholarships/ctnu

Comment by Deborrah Daher on January 9, 2014 at 10:10am

"Midwest Metalsmiths will award 3 $1,500 scholarships. The deadline for application is Feb. 1, 2014. http://www.midwest-metalsmiths.org"

Comment by Deborrah Daher on March 20, 2012 at 1:22pm

The Society for Midwest Metalsmiths (SMM) has awarded three $1,500 merit scholarships for the year 2011. A complimentary one-year membership to SMM for 2012 was also included with each award to expose students to the metal guild and its opportunities and support systems for practicing metalsmiths. 

 

SMM sent out 52 application packets to colleges and universities in its 12 state Midwest Region – North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio.  15 entries were submitted (an almost 30% response!)

 

SMM is pleased to announce the 2011 recipients. Their work stood out among the high quality body of images that were submitted.

 

            Ysabel White, Kendall College of Art & Designs, Grand Rapids, Michigan

           

            Lindsay Fisher, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan

 

            Shayna Egan, University of Illinois, Urbana, Urbana, Illinois

Comment by Deborrah Daher on November 4, 2011 at 9:39am

Jewelry to the Third Degree is coming up fast!  32 jewelry artists selling their work at SMM's member event held in partnership with Third Degree Glass Factory.  November 18 and 19, 2011

Comment by Mary Hallam Pearse on November 3, 2011 at 8:02pm

The SNAG Nominations and Elections Committee is seeking qualified candidates for the 2012 election. We are seeking your help in identifying potential nominees for one (1) President, two (2) members of the Board of Directors and one (1) member of the Nominations and Elections Committee.  

SNAG is an organization dedicated to furthering the field of jewelry and metalsmithing by supporting the professional practice of artists, designers, jewelers, and metalsmiths.
Come be a part of this dynamic organization by devoting your time, energy, and ideas to lead this group forward and the jewelry/ metals field towards greater success.  SNAG leadership is created by the membership through this process.

Do you or someone you know have good communication skills, a breadth of experience and interest in assisting with this active organization?  

Nominations can be made directly to an NEC member or through the NEC webpage.
http://www.snagmetalsmith.org/Member_Area/Nominations__Elections/

NEC Chair, Mary Hallam Pearse
mpearse@uga.edu
Courtney Starrett
courtneystarrett@gmail.com
Kristi Kloss
ksquaredmetals@yahoo.com
 
If you would like to speak with someone that has direct knowledge of SNAG initiatives please contact NEC Chair, Mary Hallam Pearse at (706) 201-6140 or mpearse@uga.edu.

Comment by Dayne Sislen on July 8, 2011 at 2:54pm

SMM now has cool custom "Metalsmithing terms A-Z " tote bags and deluxe hats with logo for sale. Now accepting credit cards through PayPal.

See SMM tote bags and hats

Comment by Kay Adams on July 3, 2011 at 12:00pm

Congratulation to the winners of the 2011 Metal Inclination!  Awesome work by all!  DIY to those editing the site.  When clicking on the image Chao-Hsien Kuo's winning piece it went to Davina Romanski winning piece and Davina image did not work.  The website look great, though. 

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Comment by Deborrah Daher on July 2, 2011 at 9:49am

Check it out - metalsmiths totes!

SMM Totes

Comment by Deborrah Daher on May 14, 2011 at 9:33am
Congrats to you both!
Comment by Wanaree Tanner on May 13, 2011 at 9:54pm
Woo hoo! Way to go!!
 

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2014 Crafthaus Project Grant Recipient

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Starting in November, we all look forward to following Leisa's crafthaus blog about her project.

Thank you to everyone who voted. Much success for all projects!

View all voting results.

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A modern metalsmith/metal artist can be found working in traditional metals as well as in nontraditional materials. The designs can range from the classic to the extravagant, and the techniques can either be centuries old or decidedly current.

The wide range of expression preferences, design options, materials, and processes has lead within our field to unfavorable misconceptions, misunderstandings and in some cases even outright disdain between artists. Can the metal and jewelry field overcome its division and send out a much-needed signal?

We appreciate and respect our historical past and acknowledge that current materials have a rightful place in jewelry/object making!

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