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SMG Exhibitions

SMG Exhibitions provides artists with opportunities to exhibit and sell their work, provides galleries with curated pieces that reflect our members’ talent and increases public awareness of the metal arts in our area. We work closely with gallery owners on logistics to ensure that events run smoothly and are a great experience for the artists, owners and the public. We rely on trusted jurors to help us select the best artists and pieces. We are committed to enabling the artistic and commercial success of SMG members by creating the right opportunities and supporting artists throughout the process.

Carolyn Kollstedt | SMG Exhibition Committee Chair exhibitions@seattlemetalsguild.org


Current Exhibitions and Events

– Call for Artists – Registration Open

An SMG Exhibition in parallel with the Northwest Jewelry & Metals Symposium.

Exhibition Dates: September 30, 2017 – October 21, 2017, at KOBO Gallery (at Higo) in Japantown
Reception: Saturday, September 30 from -2-5 pm with a welcome by SMG members
Symposium Weekend Reception: Sunday, October 15 from 3-5 pm at KOBO Gallery (at Higo) – with an Artist Talk

Jurors: Binko Bisbee (Gallery Owner), Melissa Cameron (Artist), TBA

KOBO loved hosting us so much for the Varia exhibition last year they invited us to come back! This time the theme is “Contained”. We are looking for jewelry and small sculpture in line with this theme (which artists can freely interpret). Artists will be asked to submit up to 3 pieces for review and display. One piece must address the theme and will require a short statement.

You must be a current SMG member to register, but you do NOT need to live locally. You will be asked for images of your pieces for the jurying process and a bio or CV and an artist statement for use by the gallery if you are accepted in the exhibition. Additionally, you will be asked whether you are willing to speak at the Artist Talk on October 15 about the process of making your piece with this theme in mind.

Selected work will be available for sale while on display in the gallery and may also be on sale online. Sold pieces will be given a red dot and kept on display until the end of the show.

Deadline for registrations will be late August.

Please register here.


ISTINA – ISTINA in Kirkland

Sale Date: September 17, 2017 
Deadline for Submissions: May 26, 2017

September brings an opportunity for 3-4 artists to show for one day only at a wonderful, high-end women’s clothing boutique called ISTINA in Kirkland. This is a rare chance to sell alongside a few other jewelry artists WITHOUT booth fees or a split with the owner! Each artist will have a table or other surface (approximately 4.5’x2′) in the store to set up and sell their work.
Artists will need to be able to handle their own transactions (including receipts and packaging supplies) and have enough stock to back fill when pieces get sold. Earrings are encouraged. Pieces under $200 will work best here.
Submissions were accepted through May 26, 2017, for the sale in September and registration is now closed.  The shop owner, Chris Baumgartner, will select the artists. We’ll be in touch with registrants soon.


Past Exhibitions

Wawona

Courtesy of Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society, 2726-12

Seattle Metals Guild and the Wawona– Northwind Arts Center in Port Townsend

Display Dates: May 4, 2017 – May 29, 2017, at Northwind Arts Center

View the online gallery.
 
 
 
 


 The Art of the Earring – WaterWorks Gallery in Friday Harbor

Display Dates: November 5, 2016 – January 4, 2017, at WaterWorks Gallery
Jurors: Virginia Causey, Micki Lippe, Ruth Offen (Gallery Owner)



Stay tuned to see the online gallery!


logoVaria Exhibition – KOBO Gallery (at Higo) in Japantown

Display Dates: October 1, 2016 – October 29, 2016, at KOBO Gallery (at Higo) in Japantown
Jurors: Binko Bisbee (Gallery Owner), Jennifer Navva Millikin (BAM), other Edie Adams (private collector)

View the entries of the artists who were accepted here.


IMG_2197smSMG Display of Pins – Bellevue Arts Museum Store

Display Dates: April 17 – June 7, 2015
Jurors:  Rock Hushka, (Director of Curatorial Administration and Curator of Contemporary and Northwest Art, TAM), Nancy Whittaker (Museum Store Manager, BAM); Patricia Cameron (Contemporary Art Consultant, Patricia Cameron Gallery) and Edie Adams (private collector)

See the gallery for this exhibition here.

Disclaimer:  The SMG Display of Pins is not connected, endorsed or supported by any other exhibition at BAM and cannot be used to advertise any submitted works in any form.