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“I went to the Yuma Art Symposium and all I got was this life changing experience” The Final Day

If you remember anything about traveling to the Yuma Art Symposium, let it be this.  Do not; I repeat DO NOT drink copious amounts of alcoholic beverages in the desert while jumping back and forth between a salt-water pool and a hot tub. You will most certainly wake up the next morning feeling exactly…

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“I went to the Yuma Art Symposium and all I got was this life changing experience” Day Two

After a jet lagged deep sleep, we were up and ready to take on whatever Yuma had in store for us! Our group piled into the rental car we affectionately nick named the “Pri Pri” (Short for Prius) and headed down town. One of the interesting things Yuma is its location, West of the Colorado River and a hop skip and a…

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“I went to the Yuma Art Symposium and all I got was this life changing experience” Day One Part 1

     As the 2013 chair of the East Carolina University “Material Topics” Metals Symposium I know first-hand what is possible when a few passionate and innovative individuals come together for one goal: To invite makers from all over to participate in a gathering that emphasizes emerging talent, new interdisciplinary…

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“I went to the Yuma Art Symposium and all I got was this life changing experience” Day One Part 2

The Zeller Theater is attached to the Yuma Art Center, complete with art deco light fixtures, original concession stand and of course two hand-painted nude mermaid women at the front of the house. Originally built in 1911, it is a perfect example of the time traveling charm that the majority of the…

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Call for Entries! Tongue in cheek "Where mockery and material merge!"

 

We are seeking work to feature in a exhibition that is to be held at the Greenville Museum of Art in Greenville NC. In conjunction with the 2013 East Carolina University Metals Symposium “Making Marks”.

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Added by Danielle James on July 16, 2012 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

2014 Crafthaus Project Grant Recipient

Crafthaus is pleased to announce that Leisa Rich's project "Invisible:VisAble" garnered 968 votes of 2,575 total votes cast (37.59%) and is the 2014 Crafthaus Project Grant Winner.

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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