The Washington Guild of Goldsmiths

is a non-profit organization whose members share an interest in metalsmithing, jewelry design and related arts. Started in 1978, its purpose is to provide a means for the exchange of information and ideas as well as educational opportunities for its members and the public.

WGG Monthly Meetings

Held on the Third Tuesday of each month 7:00-9:00PM at VisArts 155 Gibbs Street Rockville MD 20850. Meet and share with people who work with metal. Exchange ideas and learn new techniques. Topics vary from month to month. Click here for directions to VisArts

If YOU have an idea for a 3rd Tuesday event – please let Nick know, so we can start the ball rolling!
Nick Grant Barnes, 3rd Tuesday Coordinator – nickgbarnes@verizon.net
(301) 641-1503.

February: Biennial Show Information

Every WGG member looks forward to the Guild’s biennial show, METALWORK. It happens again in Nov 1-29, 2014, Jurying March 4th, and here is the information available so far.

Application Form

METALWORK 2014 NEWS

The 17th Biennial Juried Exhibition of the
Washington Guild of Goldsmiths
Juried By
Andy Cooperman and Namu Cho

November 1 – 29, 2014
Gallery B – 7700 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
Bethesda Art Walk Opening 11/14 from 6:00-9:00PM
Gallery Hours Wednesday – Sunday 12:00 – 6:00PM

Bethesda, MD – The Washington Guild of Goldsmiths is proud to be presenting a juried exhibition of jewelry, hollowware, sculpture, and functional art created by guild members. The exhibitors in the show include nationally recognized artists in addition to members who are exhibiting for the first time. Jurors Andy Cooperman and Namu Cho judged the entries from the actual pieces not images resulting in an exhibition that will delight all viewers.

Some of the exciting work in this show includes nationally recognized, Torpedo Factory Artist, Barbro Eriksdotter Gendell. Her Emergence Series – New Growth pendant, pictured on the front, illustrates not only exemplary design but also precision in fabrication. Dorothea Stover’s exquisite enamel cup, also on the front, is not only well executed but illustrates a whimsical theme to enchant all ages.

For further details click here.

Workshop Schedule

Periodic workshops and lectures in technical and aesthetic aspects of metalwork and design, as well as in other areas of concern such as marketing. Offered throughout the year and conducted by outstanding teachers, artists and craft professionals from all over the country. Click here for directions to VisArts.

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Membership Information

The Guild is a cooperative association whose members’ skills, energy and enthusiasm promote its successful programs. We welcome new members who share our goals.
Membership, open to all, is accepted throughout the year. Annual dues, payable each January for the calendar year, are:

  • $30 individual
  • $20 full time student
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Recent Newsletters

Publication of a Newsletter with information and articles of interest to Guild Members.
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Metalwork Catalog

The 2012 Member show exhibited juried work by 51 members of the Guild. The show was held at VisArts 155 Gibbs Street Rockville MD 20850 from Nov 2-25, 2012.

Catalog of previous shows