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David Bielander, Cardboard, 2015, bracelets, silver, white gold staples, photo: Dirk Eisel

David Bielander, Cardboard, 2015, bracelets, silver, white gold staples, photo: Dirk Eisel

October 15, 2016 – 9am-5pm

Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122

The Seattle Metals Guild’s Symposium Committee is pleased to announce the details of the upcoming 21st Annual Northwest Jewelry and Metals Symposium. This year’s dynamic line up of speakers includes Swiss jeweler and humorist David Bielander, long-time jeweler and gallerist Jim Cotter, Chief Curator of the Decorative Arts at The Newark Museum Ulysses Grant Dietzconceptual metalsmithmixed-media sculptor, and socio-commodity engineer Nick Dongand blacksmith and large-scale sculptor John Medwedeff.

We return to Capitol Hill’s Broadway Performance Hall Saturday, October 15, for Symposium favorites such as our silent auctions and Charon Kransen book sale. Post – Symposium, kick up your heels, grab a glass or a brew and continue the conversation at our Symposium after-party. (Location to be announced.) 

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

Registration will open in mid-August.

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The 2016 Symposium is part of Conflux: A Totally Metal Weekend, October 14 – 16, 2016

This year’s Symposium is part of Conflux: A Totally Metal Weekend, three days of metals related activities, beginning Friday, October 14, at Bellevue Arts Museum. We kick off the weekend with a curatorial tour of BAM Biennial 2016: Metalmorphosis, followed by a keynote presentation from art historian, curator, writer, and Metalsmith Magazine editor Suzanne Ramljak. The evening will culminate in a champagne trunk show. Cap off the weekend with a celebration of the Seattle Metals Guild juried exhibition Varia at KOBO at Higo, including a special reception and talk by BAM Curator of Craft Jennifer-Navva Milliken.

Learn more about Friday’s events at Bellevue Art Museum

Learn more about Sunday’s events at KOBO at Higo


For information about previous years….

Symposium 2015, click here: http://www.seattlemetalsguild.org/symposium-2015/

Symposium 2014, click here: http://www.seattlemetalsguild.org/symposium-2014/