The Tacoma Arts Commission is seeking professional artists from Washington and Oregon who work in metal or whose work incorporates metal as an important component, for exhibition opportunities in conjunction with Metal-Urge. Metal-Urge is Tacoma’s city-wide celebration of the metal arts during which venues around Tacoma will program a wide variety of metal-based activities including exhibits, workshops, lectures, festivals, and more. The event will run October 1 to November 30, 2014.
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The City of Tacoma recognizes the tremendous contribution of the metal arts to the Pacific Northwest.
Metal-Urge, organized by the Tacoma Arts Commission, is intended to reveal the vast range of talent and
creativity present in metalworking to date. The event debuted in 2000 and was last produced in 2009.
Anchoring Metal-Urge this year are two events. The first is a major metal arts exhibit, Protective Ornament:
Contemporary Amulets to Armor, running October 18, 2014 – early February 2015, at Tacoma Art Museum. The
Tacoma Art Museum has the only permanent collection of work by Northwest jewelers in the region. The
second is the Seattle Metals Guild’s 19th Annual Symposium to be held at the Washington State History
Museum on October 18, 2014.
The City of Tacoma’s Arts Program will pull together the metal-arts activities and exhibits happening around
Tacoma and provide a print brochure as well as extensive electronic publicity materials including email
newsletters, blog posts, and an interactive website and map.
Contact Naomi Strom-Avila at 253.591.5191 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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