METALWORK 2018 is the 18th biennial juried exhibition and sale of WGG Members’ work will be held at Waverly Street Gallery in Bethesda, MD From November 7th to November 30th, 2018.
Please scroll down to see the ‘LINKED 2018’ info and image.
The Washington Guild of Goldsmiths is a non-profit organization whose members share an interest in
metal smithing, 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.
For WGG ‘Linked’ 2018, members of the Guild
were asked to contribute a personal piece of their creation to become a part of a ‘linked’ necklace.
To be auctioned as a part of an educational outreach, the Guild is using the money earned from the sale of this ‘inter-changable necklace’ to provide a student scholarship toolkit for local up and coming students interested in pursuing further studies
in metal smithing/jewelry.
This year we presented three awards
to local students.
These were made possible by the kind donations
of our membership at the 2016 ‘Linked’ auction,
and to our very generous patron who won the final bid.
We all started somewhere on this journey as creators; sometimes using very basic tools and materials to hone our skills, and the members of the WGG see an importance in encouraging, educating and exhibiting the new and future artisans of our field.
This unique necklace is a narrative of the Guild’s past, present & future.
Please help by promoting this event to your friends and customers, so that ‘LINKED 2018’
can be a great success, setting a precedent for future educational endeavors, by telling its story and most importantly how it is helping the future of local metal smithing.