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[Call for Entries] METAL Inclinations

My question is, how is the [METAL Inclinations] exhibit brought to
the attention of the public?" 

The Society for Midwest Metalsmiths (SMM) is actively promoting the
METAL Inclinations International Online Exhibition. We have listed
the site with many search engines and web directories. We have
contacted media throughout the world for our “call for entries” and
we will continue to actively promote the METAL Inclinations site once
it opens October 31, 2008. SMM is also planning to run a 1/2 page
kick off ad in the October issue of METALSMITH magazine to create
more traffic and “buzz” for the exhibition and the selected artists.

Will the work be offered for sale? And do such shows (virtual,
that is) typically benefit the artists?" 

Each artist will have their own individual web page/s in addition to
the main gallery page on the METAL Inclinations site. Their
individual page/s will include an enlarged image of their work, their
artist statement, title, materials & techniques. PLUS a link to the
artist’s business or personal web site (or email address). The
artists can use this link to bring traffic to their own web site or
email and sell, not only, the piece/s in the exhibition, but other
pieces as well. Any income made from the artist’s own website during
the exhibition, totally belongs to the artist. SMM does NOT take a
percentage of any sales.

SMM will be using web statistic software to track visitors. We will
be able to give feed back to each artist about clicks on their
image/s in the gallery area and traffic to their individual web
page/s on the metal Inclinations site.

I hope I have answered your questions.

For more about entering METAL Inclinations
go to:

I received a quiry about the METAL Inclinations exhibition in my
personal email from Pace Vangard. The question is of general
interest so i thought that I’d post the question and answer for all.

When will I know if I am accepted into the show? 

The date that all metalsmiths entering “METAL Inclinations” will be
notified is September 1, 2008. Go to for more

I hope that this is an adequate response to your questions. If I can
be of further assistance, please ask through Orchid or you may
contact me directly.

Howard Siegel

Call for Entries: METAL Inclinations International Exhibition

Deadline For Entries: June 30, 2008

The Society for Midwest Metalsmiths presents Metal Inclinations, an
International Juried Digital Exhibition that will debut on the
Internet October 31, 2008 and run for one year until October 31,
2009. The exhibition will include selections of the most exemplary
fine metal art created by metalsmiths, silversmiths, goldsmiths and
jewelers all over the world.

The three jurors for the Metal Inclinations exhibition are:

Michael Monroe, a well-known and highly respected figure in the
crafts community, now head of the Bellevue Art Museum in Seattle,
Washington, former head of the American Craft Council and former
curator-in-charge of the Smithsonian Institution’s Renwick Gallery in
Washington D.C.

Marilyn da Silva, professor and program chair of the jewelry and
metal arts department at California College of the Arts in Oakland

Susie Ganch, Assistant Professor and Head of the Metals Program at
Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond Virginia.

Detailed submission requirements and a downloadable prospectus are
available on the on the METAL Inclinations website.

The Society for Midwest Metalsmiths is a not for profit organization.
The Society’s goal is to promote, develop, educate, and encourage
individuals who are interested in metalsmithing.