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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

SMG Valentines Pop-Up at KOBO Gallery in Japantown – (no longer accepting entries)

Dates: Saturday February 3-11, 2018 at KOBO Gallery (at Higo) in Japantown
Deadline for Submitting Entries: January 7, 2018

February means Valentine’s and an opportunity for 3-4 artists to show for at one of SMG’s favorite galleries. This is an exciting chance to get your work out there and sell alongside a other jewelry artists! Each artist will have a table or other surface (approximately 4.5’ x 2′) in the store to set up and sell their work.

Participants must be a SMG member, NOT already showing at KOBO Gallery and have enough stock to back-fill when pieces get sold. Earrings are encouraged. Pieces under $200 will work best here. Artists need to be present for the Saturday opening but after that they can leave the work which will be displayed in locked cases.

Submissions will be accepted through January 7, 2018 for the sale in February. To be considered, artists need to provide images for 3-4 samples of what they will be showing and price points. Please look at the KOBO Gallery website and/or stop in the Japantown or Capitol Hill locations to get a feel for the venue. The gallery owner, Binko Bisbee, will select the artists.

About KOBO Gallery: The word KOBO translates from Japanese as “artist’s workspace”, and here you’ll find a well curated selection of contemporary art and design by Northwest and Japanese artists. The KOBO Gallery and shop is known for its selection of fine jewelry and work in clay, fiber, metal and wood

To be considered, please submit your entry here.

Past Shows

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

Exhibition Dates: September 30, 2017 – October 21, 2017, at KOBO Gallery (at Higo) in Japantown
Jurors: Binko Bisbee (Gallery Owner), Melissa Cameron (Artist), Mary Hu (Artist)



ISTINA – ISTINA in Kirkland

Sale Date: September 17, 2017 
September brought 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!




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

Curated show. 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)

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.