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Medwedeff Forge & Design
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Medwedeff Forge & Design produces large-scale public and site-specific sculpture, sculpture for exhibitions, and high-end architectural pieces for commercial, museum, public and residential projects. John Medwedeff established his studio in 1988 in Murphysboro, IL. His 6000 square foot space encompasses all of the equipment of a contemporary sculpture studio, a traditional blacksmith shop, as well as industrial metalworking technologies. A 30 foot tall crane bay allows for the vertical construction of very large pieces.
John Medwedeff personally designs and directs each project. He is able to move complex projects from the design stage through installation, coordinating efforts with those of clients, community arts groups, architects and general contractors while guaranteeing the master craftsmanship of finished work.
Medwedeff Forge & Design celebrated its 20 year anniversary in 2008. The studio operates along the lines of a mom & pop business, with John's wife and business partner (poet and artist) Cynthia Roth working as executive director while John and his assistants work in the studio.
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Metal sculpture for exhibitions, collections (individual, government and corporate) and public spaces. Also custom, high end architectural metalwork, lighting and furniture for residences and institutions. Collaborative design of public spaces with architects and landscape designers. Bronze fountains that are also compelling sculptures in the winter months when the water feature is off. Large-scale public art.
A show at Crafthaus has more of an audience then a gallery and offers a permanent stage to the world. We do love gallery shows, but at Crafthaus submission is easy, doesn't cost anything for members. In addition to our calls there are others you may be interested in.
We try to make the submission process as painless as possible! If you have any questions please let us know.
Hope you enjoy Crafthaus, many talented artists here to connect with,good discussions...
I can't put it into word how much I like your work. It is on a new level. Your use of form and positive and negative space and your mastery of your medium is truly amazing. I work in wood but I have done enough with metal to be able to appreciate the time and energy it had to have taken to complete your work. Thank you for showing us your art. Glen
Welcome to crafthaus ! I am very glad you joined us. We do have a nice group of impressive blacksmiths on here from Australia so you will fit right in :-).
Please add a few images of your work and your comments to the blog/discussion topics that are already posted. Of course, if there is something else you'd much rather talk about, please add that to the site so that the rest of us can chime in.
I really hope you will enjoy being with this network and find the exchanges interesting and fun. The more you put into it, the more you will get out of it, for sure.
If there are ever any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to email me anytime. I will do my best to be of help.
Again: Welcome !
Director, Luke & Eloy Gallery
Treasures from Taiwan - a crafthaus online exhibition...
Treasures from Taiwan - a crafthaus online exhibition shows contemporary metal art and jewelry from 11 Taiwanese contemporary emerging artists. Treasures from Taiwan will be highlighted on Crafthaus as an online exhibition from May 8 to June 7, 2013.
"Looks like Rio will supply me with a magic ticket to get into the show. I guess I missed their offering it to me a month ago.
I'll be arriving on Friday afternoon and going to a Santana concert that evening at one of the Mandalay Casino…"
"This looks like it could be interesting; one of my favorite topics. Not much happening so far. I have been entering exhibitions for the last 3-4 years with success and failure. It's a difficult thing to figure out."
For the next 13 months we'll discuss the trials, triumphs, and tribulations of exhibiting in art shows as emerging artists and established artists. Exhibition coverage will be balanced with tips on how to strategically build a legacy over a length of time, in a way that makes sense to your individual goals as an artist. Join us each month! There will be surprises around every corner, with photos, videos, SNAG conference coverage, and occasional interviews by rising artists!See More
- by Rebecca Rose. 2013, SNAG/crafthaus Scholarship Recipient
For the next 13 months we'll discuss the trials, triumphs, and tribulations of exhibiting in art shows as emerging artists and established artists. Exhibition coverage will be balanced with tips on how to strategically build a legacy over a length of time, in a way that makes sense to your individual goals as an artist and maker.
Join us each month! There will be surprises around every corner, with photos, videos, SNAG conference coverage, and occasional interviews by rising artists!