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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

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

Display Dates: May 4, 2017 – May 29, 2017 at Northwind Arts Center
Opening Reception: May 6, 2017 (5:30 – 8 pm)


Courtesy of Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society, 2726-12


Seattle Metals Guild is thrilled to host an exhibition at Port Townsend’s Northwind Arts Center (NAC) in May 2017. This is a curated exhibition in which SMG member artists will use  pieces of Wawona wood left over from the construction of John Grade’s MOHAI sculpture to create jewelry and sculptural work.

Short Background on the Wawona
Launched in 1897, the Wawona was the largest three-masted sailing schooner ever built in North America. It was used to haul lumber up and down the Pacific Coast and used in the Bering Sea codfishing trade.  In 1970 the Wawona became a National Historic Site and she was the first ship in the nation to be listed on the National Register. In 2009 the Wawona was deemed too expensive to restore and was demolished.
In 2012 artist John Grade constructed a nearly 64-foot high sculpture using salvaged wood from the Wawona’s hull. This sculpture stands 56-feet within the Atrium of the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) in Seattle. Leftover pieces from this sculpture have been used by participating SMG artists.


SMG Members Portfolio Review

Spring 2017


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

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!



Varia 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 (Shop & Gallery Owner), Jennifer Navva Millikin (BAM), other Edie Adams (private collector)

View the entries of the artists who were accepted here.


SMG 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.