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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.

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

2017 Colorado Metalsmithing Conference

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Colorado Metalsmithing Association Annual Conference

The 2017 CoMA conference will be held Saturday, July 15 through Monday, July 17, 2017.

Speakers (click on names for more information)

Linda Threadgill

Deb Karash

Donna Veverka

So Young Park

Mike Holmes

(Speakers may not present in this order)

Additional Highlights

All member’s show at CultureClash Gallery in Salida, Colorado.

Pinswap and silent auction.

More details to come.

Location:
The SteamPlant
220 W Sackett Ave.
Salida, Colorado

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

CoMA

MEMBERS

Jennie Milner

Educator / Jeweler / Sculptor

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

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

Demo Day
Hosted by Metropolitian State University
April 15th 10am-4pm

CoMA will provide lunch. This event is open to the public. You do not have to be a member so, bring along a friend!
The Art Department is towards the middle of the campus with parking at 7th and Curtis. Click here for directions.

Drawing on Metal with Deb Karash
July 8-11, 2017 – 9am-4pm
Zephyr Street Studios
Click for more info and registration


THE
EXHIBITIONS

All Members Show at Culture Clash in Salida, Colorado

Every year Culture Clash hosts our All Members’ Show and every year it get more spectacular than the last.  This is a great opportunity to show off your skill and exhibit alongside our conference presenters and Masters of our craft.  All members are encouraged to participate.  Details will arrive in your email inbox!

 

Outnumbered All Members Show

This exhibit and sale will occur in October at Outnumbered Gallery in Littleton, Colorado.  The theme for this show will be announced soon.  All current members are encouraged to participate.  Please check emails for submission details.  The opening reception for this exhibit is the First Friday in October.

 

Artworks Loveland 2018

We are currently looking for members to help curate this show!  We have the space secured, but a lot of details remain… the show is called ‘Point Segment Angle Line.’

NETWORK AND LEARN SERIES

2017 Network and Learn Series

February – Waterjet Tour and lunch in Berthoud

March – Artworks & Foundry Tour in Loveland

April –  Gathering of the Guilds April 30th, 10-4pm The Boettcher Mansion

May – Denver Art Museum Tour

June – Bike and Brewery Tour Fort Collins

July – no meeting scheduled – See you at the Conference!

August – 3 gallery tour of Boulder

September – The Jury Experience (slide show and chat)

October – Studio Tour

November – Demo

December – no meeting scheduled – Happy Holidays!


These monthly meetings are open to everyone!  Bring a friend or a loved one & introduce them to the world of Metalsmithing.  These are informal gatherings where each month we’ll choose a theme and announce it to members via email.  Make sure you are on our email list to get detailed information about each month’s theme.  Please contact events@coloradometalsmiths.org if you have any questions or would like to provide a topic or a demo.


BOARD MEMBERS

The people that make it all happen.

  • Alex Boyd

    Alex Boyd

    Conference Coordinator
  • Susan Bucknam

    Susan Bucknam

    Vice Chair

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

    J.C. Milner

    Chair

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

    Linda Fread

    Treasurer
  • Amy Sanders

    Amy Sanders

    Secretary

    Artist/Enamelist/Metalsmith
    Enamelist, metalsmith, mom of 2, and yet, I still set aside good quality time for watching Doctor Who.
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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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  • Stacey Booth

    Stacey Booth

    Outreach

CONTACT US

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

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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 $45.00

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.

Corporate Sponsorships Available

Is your company looking for a great advertising opportunity?  Consider a corporate sponsorship.  Your logo will be featured in our monthly newsletter for a full year, you will receive acknowledgement at our yearly conference, and five paid conference tickets to use any way you like (you can send your employees, give them to others, or donate them back to COMA ).
We are able to bring the BEST of the world’s metalsmiths to Colorado for our members every year, and provide workshops at reasonable rates because we have amazing donors like you!  Please help us continue to provide excellent opportunities at affordable rates, so we can continue to educate and inspire metalsmiths to reach higher and strive harder.  Please click here to donate!


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