Metalwork 2016 Show was held at The
Marla S Rudnick
As president of the Washington Guild of Goldsmiths (WGG) I welcome you to MetalWork 2016. Viewing this show will not only be a treat to the eyes but a time to pause and reflect on the talent of our Guild. Members chose to showcase their skills by evoking emotions and creating a sense of wonder. Our two excellent Jurors, Shana Kroiz and Don Stuart, had the task of inspecting every piece in this show. They not only gave informative comments on each of the submissions but also were totally in sync with each other about recognizing special pieces for recognition. The items selected for exhibition in MetalWork16 reflect our diversity as artists and human beings.
The Guild was founded over thirty years ago as a community of metal workers who shared the desire to learn. Learning takes many forms in the Washington Guild of Goldsmiths. We hold monthly meetings most of the year at different venues in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC. Our workshops feature world class artists from all over the world. The Guild is also a member of the Creative Craft Council which mounts an exhibition every other year.
As a community we embrace the goals of helping. Our many volunteers worked tirelessly to support the Guild and bring this excellent exhibit to fruition. Tyler Kulenguski headed the group by making sure we were all on the same timeline. Michael Schwartz allowed us to jury the show in his studio at Creative Metalworks in Kensington, MD. Mia Schulman and Winnifred Anthony helped to organize all the information for this catalog. Cyd Rowley and Nora Fischer worked on the advertisement section of the catalog. Jan Mandel and Nick Grant Barnes helped by creating the display you see before you. VisArts has graciously hosted our exhibit. Many more members volunteered their time to help the show coalesce. We thank all involved and you the viewer, enjoy the exhibit.
Photos by David Terao