METALWORK 2022 – WASHINGTON GUILD OF GOLDSMITHS 20th Juried Exhibition
The Washington Guild of Goldsmiths is pleased to announce our 20th show of members’ juried artwork, METALWORK 2022. The Mansion at Strathmore, Rockville, MD will be the venue for this year’s exhibition and sale from September 6 through October 29. In addition to providing Guild members with an opportunity to exhibit and sell their work, the goal of METALWORK is to educate the community on the creative possibilities available to metal, jewelry, and enamel artists. A special room at the Mansion will honor and exhibit the work of long-time members who have influenced the Guild over the years.
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We are proud to present our two Jurors, Sean Macmillan, Associate Professor and Chairperson at Slippery Rock University, and Billie Jean Theide from the University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign.
Pete Duvall, owner of Anything Photographic, will join us as the catalog photographer.
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.
Billie Jean Theide
Billie Theide holds a MFA from Indiana University in Bloomington and a BFA from Drake University in Des Moines. She is the recipient of a Visual Arts Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and five Artists Fellowship Grants from the Illinois Arts Council. Her creative work has been included in over four hundred fifty invitational, competitive, group, and one-person exhibitions. Billie Theide’s work is in the permanent collections of the de Young Museum of the Fine Art Museums of San Francisco in California; Museum of Arts & Design in New York; the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC; Nelson Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri; Evansville Museum of Art in Indiana; Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague, Czech Republic; National Museum in Wrocław, Poland; Porcelain Museum in Riga, Latvia; Civic Art Gallery in Panevėžys, Lithuania; Sonny and Gloria Kamm Collection in Los Angeles; Sanford M. and Diane Besser Collection in Santa Fe, David Charak Collection at the Racine Art Museum in Racine, Wisconsin; and the Karen and Michael Rotenberg Collection in Boston, Massachusettes. She is a Distinguished Member and Past-President of the Society of North American Goldsmiths. Billie Theide is Professor Emerita of Art in the School of Art + Design and the Inaugural James Avery Endowed Chair in the College of Fine and Applied Arts at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.