Exhibition dates: October 2012
Opening reception: Saturday evening October 6th
Hosted by Brooklyn Metal Works

Re-fresh is a juried exhibition exploring the relationship between traditional objects and contemporary interpretations of their function in today’s world. How is historic metalwork refigured and by what means is this determined? This show seeks to highlight current trends and new approaches within the field. Metalsmiths and object makers working with traditional and nontraditional techniques are encouraged to apply.


Artists may submit up to 3 pieces per submission,  with one detail image per piece, for a total of 6 images. The submission fee is $30. Only works completed in the past three years will be considered. Entries must be submitted in JPEG format, 300 dpi, and 7” as the longest dimension.

Please name images as follows:

Main image:
LastName_EntryNumber.jpg . Example: Doe_1.jpg .

Detail image:
LastName_EntryNumberA . Example: Doe_1A .

Please include dimensions of each work as well as an artist statement.

Payment must be made via PayPal to .

Entries must be received by August 12th 2012.

Email entries to subject Re-Fresh.

Artists will be notified of acceptance by August 24th 2012. Work must be received by September 21st 2012. Any special displays are the artist’s responsibility. Artists are responsible for shipping and insurance while in transit to and from Brooklyn Metal Works.

There will be three cash prizes awarded. The prize amounts are based on a percentage of the collected entry fees.

  • The grand prize winner will receive 25% of the total, or a maximum of $1000.
  • The runner up will receive 15% of the total, or a maximum of $600.
  • Honorable mention will receive 10% of the total, or a maximum of $400.

Prizes will be announced during the opening in the gallery at Brooklyn Metal Works, and winning artists will be notified by phone and email.

Images of accepted work will be available for viewing on the Brooklyn Metal Works website.

Jurors: Loring Taoka, Brian Weissman and Erin S. Daily

Loring Taoka is an object maker from New Hampshire. He received his BA from the University of Toledo in 2008 and his MFA in Metalsmithing and Jewelry from the University of North Texas in 2011. He has exhibited in national and international exhibitions, has been a NICHE Student Award Finalist, and most recently was one of SNAG’s Spotlight On Emerging Artists during their 2012 conference in Phoenix, AZ. Taoka currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.

Brian Weissman and Erin S. Daily are both practicing metalsmiths and together they run Brooklyn Metal Works.