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[Call for Entries] Ethical Metalsmiths

Following the success of our first virtual exhibition, GOLDEN
OPPORTUNITY, Ethical Metalsmiths announces a call for entries for
"Composting Good and Evil: Redesign for Sanctimonious Sinners."

Ethical Metalsmiths is a non-profit organization leading metalsmiths
and jewelers in addressing the complex environmental and social
issues associated with mining. The organization’s mission is to
promote the use of ethically mined and processed materials, including
metals and in the crafting of jewelry.

We will feature the exhibition on our Web site for an extended period
of time. The exhibition will premiere on the campus of the Savannah
College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia, in March, 2008,
during the Society of North American Goldsmiths annual conference.
Digital images will be viewed on an outdoor, billboard-size, high
resolution LED display.

Call for entries:

What would happen if we tossed our smug habits into a heap? What if
we composted our shameless sins, our saintly intentions and our
fertile imaginations and pledged to use the resulting fecund glory to
redesign and nurture the world?

Imagine the change that could grow from a pile of temptation,
convenience, guilt, hope and inspiration! Join this collaborative
effort to transform your compost of good and evil into art for an
"earthshaking" exhibition.

Using any of the following words as a guide, show us a piece of your
(recycled) mind and (reprogrammed) heart. Reflect, reform,
reconsider, resolve, relate, revise, rework, renew, repair,
repurpose, reconnect, review, regret, renounce, reproach, react,
rethink, reuse, reduce and recycle.

The exhibition is open to everyone. Submissions that are consistent
with the theme and purpose and meet the image requirements will be
included. We must have high quality digital images. The use of
recycled and repurposed materials is encouraged, but not mandatory.
Please join us!

The deadline for entries is February 10, 2008. Details are available
online at

Susan Kingsley
Ethical Metalsmiths