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ABOUT US

We are Colorado Metalsmithing Association (CoMA).
We welcome all who love and appreciate metal art in all its forms.

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A Brief History

CoMA, established in 1994, is a fine arts organization whose goal is to involve its members in a state wide exchange of creative and technical knowledge about the art of metalsmithing. Since then our membership has expanded throughout the United States.

Our membership includes jewelers, sculptors, blacksmiths, knifemakers and other professionals interested in supporting the metal arts. We believe in continuing education and hold a number of workshops throughout the year, host several member shows, and organize an annual conference.

Looking Forward

At our annual conference in July, we invite nationally and internationally known artists to share their knowledge and experience with us. A selection of those artists will also teach workshops both before and after the conference.

CoMA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We are an organization that is committed to providing our membership in a variety of programs and opportunities. We have a group of dedicated volunteer board and committee members that work toward that end.

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WHAT WE DO

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Exhibitions

CoMA sponsors several juried gallery shows throughout the year. We also invite members to participate in the Vail Farmers’ Market during the summer, and have several all-member shows including the one during our annual conference.

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Seminars

Throughout the year CoMA presents various learning activities: Demo Days and monthly demo/meetings. These seminars are a chance to learn tips and techniques from other members.

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Workshops

CoMA offers a variety of workshops during the year where we bring in industry leaders to share techniques with our membership.

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Annual Conference

Our annual conference, held in Salida, Colorado the third weekend of July, allows members to network, share ideas, and learn from industry leaders in the metal arts.

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Networking

Our membership includes a wide variety of professionals, educators, students and hobbyists. Through member events, our conference and shows, CoMA members enjoy sharing new techniques and creative endeavors.

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Community Outreach

We offer scholarships to students to attend our annual conference. We speak regularly in classrooms and school events and we work with other guilds to promote and maintain interest in handicraft.

ANNUAL CONFERENCE

“Meeting of the Metal Heads!”

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Colorado Metalsmithing Association Annual Conference

“Meeting of the Metalheads”

Colorado Metalsmithing Association 19th Annual Salida Conference – July 17-19 2015

Speakers

Alan Revere

Jim Cotter

Kent Raible

Donna D’Aquino

Additional Highlights

All member’s show at CultureClash Gallery in Salida, Colorado.
Pinswap and silent auction.

Location:
The SteamPlant
220 W Sackett Ave.
Salida, Colorado
July 18-20, 2014

“Raising awareness and encouraging development of metalsmithing as an artistic and professional endeavor, through education, exhibition, and cooperation.”

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MEMBERS

Kim Harrell

Educator / Jeweler / Vessels

Emily Ehr

Blacksmith / Jeweler / Knife-Maker

Jennifer Knollenberg

Educator / Jeweler

Alice Abrams

Educator / Jeweler / Sculptor

Michelene Berkey

Jeweler

Susan Bucknam

Jeweler

Kirsten Denbow

Educator / Enamelist / Jeweler

Kathleen Gatliffe

Educator / Enamelist / Jeweler / Vessels

THINKING OF JOINING CoMA?

Our Mission:

To involve our members in a state wide exchange of creative and technical knowledge about the art of metalsmithing.

EVENTS

THE
WORKSHOPS

Blowpipe Basics and an Introduction to 18K Granulation with Kent Raible

$550.00 Members

July 14-15, 2015
Judy Hoch’s Studio in Salida

Registration

Box Ring Design Project with Alan Revere

$450.00 Regular

July 21-23, 2015
Judy Hoch’s Studio in Salida

Registration

Designing for Multiples with Donna D’Aquino

$400 Members

July 21-23, 2015
Denver (Exact Location TBD)

Registration

THE
EXHIBITIONS

Spring Into Summer

CALL FOR ENTRY

Karats Gallery

122 East Meadow Drive, Suite F-3

Vail, CO 81658

June 19 – 21, 2015

(970) 476-4760

Vail Farmers Market

Would you like to exhibit your work at the Vail Farmers Market, in Vail, CO?

The Market will be open each Sunday from June 21st thru Oct 4th, 2014 from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Location: Vail, near Karats Jewelry Gallery, 122 E Meadow Drive, Vail CO  81658.  Dan Teleen Owner

Artist set up is Sunday mornings, meet at Karats between 8:30 and 9:00 am.  Artists must be completely set up by 10:00 am; the market closes at 3:30 pm. When you choose one of the Sundays to show your work, we will require a $50.00 down payment, that will be refunded when you keep your weekend commitment.

Dan, the owner of Karats, provides the tent and tables, and CoMA supplies the jewelry cases, and Dan gets 40% of the proceeds. (I will provide more details when you sign up.)

Contact Emily for more information: events@coloradometalsmiths.org

MONTHLY DEMO AND POTLUCK

June Meeting:

TBA

Zephyr Street Studios

1495 Zephyr St

Lakewood, Colorado 80214

Third Saturday of Every Month

Next one: June 20

6:00pm

Alex Boyd

BOARD MEMBERS

The people that make it all happen.

  • Susan Bucknam

    Susan Bucknam

    Chair

    Artist
    Plays with stones, tools, grandchildren, and cars.
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  • Jennie Milner

    Jennie Milner

    Vice Chair

    Artist/Educator
    Creating sterling silver & resin jewelry since 1997 – Building a Little Birdhouse in Your Soul!
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  • Jamie Mclandsborough

    Jamie Mclandsborough

    Treasurer

    Goldsmith/CAD Modeler/Repair
    Traditional bench work and Innovative CAD modeling
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  • Carrie Appel

    Carrie Appel

    Secretary

    Artist
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  • Ryan Gardner

    Ryan Gardner

    Conference Coordinator

    Artist/Educator
    Playful experimentation with stone and metal.
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  • Kirsten Denbow

    Kirsten Denbow

    Education

    Artist/Educator
    Specializes in one of a kind and small edition enamel art jewelry. Offers classes and workshops.
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  • Alex Young

    Alex Young

    Membership

    Artist
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  • Kathleen Gatliffe

    Kathleen Gatliffe

    Public Relations

    Artist
    My work is inspired by nature, realized in metal and glass.
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  • Emily Ehr

    Emily Ehr

    Events

CONTACT US

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Feel free to email us
Just fill out this handy contact form

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303 South Broadway, Suite 200-315
Denver, CO 80209



JOIN

Benefits of Membership

Becoming a member of CoMA allows you to take full advantage of all the benefits that the Colorado Metalsmithing Association has to offer.  Get to know your fellow metalsmiths by attending workshops, slide presentations, and guest lectures.  Swap techniques, resources and share knowledge.

 

Other membership benefits:

— Advanced registration and discounted fees to the conference and all workshops
— Inclusion in the on-line members’ gallery with photo and link to your website
— Participation in our all-member shows at the conference and elsewhere
— Member emails to inform you of events
— Monthly member meet and greets
— Demo days
— Invitations to juried shows sponsored by CoMA
— Member’s discounts on entry fees to all SNAG competitions
— Discounted hotel rooms at SOFA Chicago

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Membership Costs

Register/Pay On-Line

The membership year runs from January 1st to December 31st.  Membership renewal takes place each year in January.

Regular membership $40.00

Student membership $25.00

To qualify for Student Membership you must be enrolled in a degree program and be able to provide a copy of your current student ID/activity card upon request.

If you need further clarification or need to update your information please contact membership@coloradometalsmithing.org.

Check or Money Order

If you prefer, you may send the membership form along with your check or money order to Colorado Metalsmithing Association at the following address:

CoMA
303 S Broadway
Suite 200-315
Denver, CO 80209

RESOURCES

Burdett Metalsmithing
6970 W 116th Ave Unit B
Broomfield, CO 80020
(303) 469-0500

Adams State College
Alamosa CO 81101
719-587-7639
Dana Provence

Colorado Mountain College
831 Grand Ave
Glenwood Springs CO 81601
970-925-7740
Natasha Seedorf

Jewelry Training Center/
3730 Sinton Road
Colorado Springs CO 80907
719-329-1300

University of Denver
2199 S University Blvd
Denver CO 80208
303-871-3269
Lawrence Argent

Clear Creek Academy of Jewelry & Metal Arts
3648 Navajo St
Denver CO 80211-3037
Fax: 303-650-4714 Voice: 303-429-1401

Arapahoe Community College
P O Box 9002
Littleton CO 80160
303-797-5866
Randy Burns

Art Institute of Colorado
1200 Lincoln St
Denver CO 80203
303-837-0825

Pikes Peak Community College
Downtown Studio Campus
Colorado Springs CO
719-502-3530

Metropolitan State College of Denver
Campus Box 59
P O Box 173362
Denver CO 80217
303-556-5616 or 303-556-3090
Yuko Yagisawa

Red Rocks Community College
13300 West Sixth Avenue
Lakewood, CO 80228
(303) 914-6600
Harry Burdett

Denver School of Metal Arts
6810 N Broadway, Unit L
Denver CO 80221
303-428-3162

Colorado School of Jewelry & Metal Arts
Gallery 150 (Jerry Scavezze)
150 West First Street
Salida CO
719-539-2971

Colorado State University
G100 Visual Art Building
Fort Collins, CO 80523
970-491-5993
Haley Bates

Boulder School of Metals
1634 N 63rd Street, Unit #5
Boulder CO 80301

Sweetman/Allen Studio
1495 Zephyr
Lakewood CO
720-231-2708
Richard Sweetman

Front Range Community College
3645 West 112th Ave
Westminster CO 80031
303-404-5000

Coyote Creek Studio Arts
419 Front Street
Fairplay CO
719-836-2040

Pueblo Community College
900 W Orman Ave
Pueblo CO 81004
719-549-3200
David Edwards

Naja Tools
6810 N Broadway, Unit L
Denver CO 80221
303-428-3162