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Conflux: A Totally Metal Weekend – October 14-16, 2016

Mark your calendars for the 21st Annual Northwest Jewelry and Metals Symposium, Conflux: A Totally Metal Weekend, October 14 – 16, 2016, an unprecedented three days of Symposium-palooza to ignite your creative flames.

Friday, October 14

East and West converge as we kick off the weekend at Bellevue Arts Museum’s Biennial 2016: Metalmorphosis, a juried exhibition of Northwest artists, designers and makers with a focus on metal. The day starts with a curatorial tour by Curator of Craft Jennifer-Navva Milliken, followed by a keynote presentation with art historian, curator, writer, and Metalsmith Magazine editor Suzanne Ramljak. The afternoon’s events culminate in a cocktail hour and trunk show. Feast your eyes and toast to the start of this totally metal weekend!

$15 add-on with SMG Symposium registration.
$20 general public (on BAM website).

Saturday, October 15

Stir the flames as we return to Capitol Hill’s Broadway Performance Hall from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for an electrifying line-up of Symposium speakers. Partake in Symposium favorites such as our silent auctions and Charon Kransen’s book sale. After the Symposium, kick up your heels, grab a glass or a brew and continue the conversation at our Symposium after-party. (Location to be announced.)

$75 for SMG members and $100 for non-members. We also offer volunteer, Passing the Torch teacher and student pricing.

Sunday, October 16

Choose your own adventure in Seattle’s International District, Pioneer Square and downtown, with exhibition previews, openings, pop-ups and more, including the opening reception of the Seattle Metals Guild juried exhibition at KOBO at Higo. Stay tuned for more on the day’s events or come up with one of your own.

2015 Symposium Speaker Lineup:

Coming soon! We are this close to announcing our 2016 speakers.  Please stay tuned!


For information about previous years….

Symposium 2015, click here:

Symposium 2014, click here: