Right around the holidays, it seems like everyone is asking for contributions and a little extra something, whether it’s money, time or energy. Everything from political campaigns & the elections, to charities big and small, even down to the radio stations.
All of that can get really exhausting; and by the end of it, you may find yourself going “What about MY needs??”
Well, it turns out: getting involved with the Seattle Metals Guild is actually more about doing something for yourself. Think about it:
Are you interested in having a particular teacher come to give a workshop? Got a favorite author that you’d loooove to take a class from? (If you are on the workshop committee, you not only get a say in who comes to Seattle, you work with them directly.)
Are you interested in having a show, but lack money or other resources or connections? Or maybe, you need to get more experience on your resume, and get some real hands-on experience in the inner workings of a large group show? Or even: have you ever wanted touch, hold, and even (gasp) try on work by some of the master metalsmiths in our community? (The exhibitions committee does all of this and more.)
Do you want to get a first look at all the cool events and news? Want to write reviews and articles, and get published? (Join our newsletter team!)
Want to boost your organizational skills, fill in your professional metals experience, and help shape the future of the metals community in Seattle? Or, just want to learn more about how a large not-for-profit organization is run? (Our Board of Directors brings all the pieces together and makes it happen.)
Maybe you need more experience with web design, marketing, and community management? (Our web team could be the place for you!)
You get the idea. The Seattle Metals Guild is an all-volunteer organization, and we do a lot of cool things - really cool, much more than most other groups like us. It’s part of what makes us such a prestigious and well-regarded guild. The other part is that we have so many well-known metalsmiths in our area, who have worked hard over the years to build this community as they built their own reputations. Our craft has a long tradition of helping each other, sharing knowledge and sharing our passion for our work. We really need your help to keep this going.
So – get involved. It helps your community. It also helps your own art career.
Email email@example.com for more info about any of the above, or any other areas of the guild you would like to be a part of.
Make art a priority in 2013. You never know where it might lead.