METALWORK 2020 has been cancelled due to the pandemic. METALWORK 2021, the 19th Biennial Juried Exhibition and sale of WGG Members’ work will be held at The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, MD 20852
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We are proud to present our two Jurors, Tom Muir, Head of the Metalsmithing Dept at Bowling Green State University, and Sean Macmillan, Associate Professor and Chairperson at Slippery Rock University.
Tom Muir Bio:
Tom Muir is Distinguished Research Professor at Bowling Green State University, where he is head of the Jewelry and Metalsmithing area in the School of Art. He received his MFA from Indiana University, Bloomington, and his BFA degree from Georgia State University in Atlanta. Mr. Muir has lectured and taught widely, holding positions at universities and craft schools around the country. His award-winning work has been published and exhibited extensively in art, craft and design exhibitions, nationally and internationally. Collections include the Art Institute of Chicago, Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution and The White House Collection of American Crafts, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. He is the recipient of an Arts Midwest/National Endowment for the Arts Regional Artist Fellowship, Michigan Council for the Arts Fellowship, and numerous Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship Awards. In 2009, Tom received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Ohio Designer Craftsmen for having made a major contribution to craft in Ohio.
Sean Macmillan Bio:
Sean Macmillan is currently serving as the Chairperson of the Slippery Rock Art Department and is an Associate Professor, responsible for teaching all levels of Metalsmithing courses, in addition to Professional Practices, 3-Dimensional Design, Basic Drawing, and Basic Sculpture as needed. His artwork primarily utilizes traditional hammer forming techniques combined with welding/fabrication and enameling. He earned a Master of Fine Arts in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from the University of Kansas in 2005 and a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2000. Shortly after earning his MFA he spent a year working as a Metal Spinner, Welder/ Fabricator and Production Bench Jeweler. He has shown his work at numerous national galleries including the HOPE Center for Arts and Technology (Sharon, PA), Society for Contemporary Craft (Pittsburgh, PA), The Gallery at Fallingwater, (Mill Run, PA), Richmond Art Center (Richmond CA), Courthouse Galleries of the Portsmouth City Museums (Norfolk VA), Erie Art Museum (Erie PA), University of Kansas Art and Design Gallery (Lawrence KS), Alice Sabatini Gallery (Topeka KS), and the Craft Alliance (St. Louis MO). Sean has taught numerous visiting metals workshops including workshops at Grand Valley State University in Michigan, California University of Pennsylvania, Murray State University in Kentucky, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Touchstone Center for Crafts, and the Society for Contemporary Craft. He has authored two technical articles for the Society of North American Goldsmiths and images of his work have been published in 500 Metal Vessels and the Best of New York Artists and Artisans. He currently resides on a three-acre farm in Butler, PA with his wife, two daughters, dog, two cats and various chickens.
Washington Guild of Goldsmiths Metalwork 2018 Show was held at The Waverly Street Gallery in Bethesda, MD.
The Washington Guild of Goldsmiths Metalwork 2018