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 –
(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

The show will be held at Gallery-B, in Bethesda, MD in November. We are proud to announce that the two jurors for the show will be Namu Cho and Andy Cooperman. Jurying will be held Saturday, May 3rd at Michael Schwartz’s Creative Metalworks in Kensington, MD. Photography will be done by David Terao, and Mia Schulman’s daughter will put the catalogue together for us again.

Additional dates, applications, and specific committee jobs will be made available as soon as possible.

Tyler Kulenguski, WGG Vice President and Show Chair has been working very hard with a great deal of support from Johnnie Gins and Mimi Harris. She needs LOTS of volunteers for committees to work with getting ads for the catalogue, jurying take-in and pick up, gallery sitting, media promotion for the show, and more. Please volunteer and call Tyler at 1-800-HELP-TY, or at home at 703-978-3435.

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