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.
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.
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.
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.
CoMA offers a variety of workshops during the year where we bring in industry leaders to share techniques with our membership.
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.
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.
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.
Colorado Metalsmithing Association Annual Conference
The 2017 CoMA conference will be held Saturday, July 15- Monday, July 17, 2017.
All member’s show at CultureClash Gallery in Salida, Colorado.
Pinswap and silent auction.
More details to come.
220 W Sackett Ave.
The people that make it all happen.
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
The membership year runs from January 1st to December 31st. Membership renewal takes place each year in January.
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.
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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!
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