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[Call for entries] National High School Metals Exhibition

Call for Entries
2009 National High School Metals Exhibition
February 20 to March 20, 2009

The Fine Arts Center, a preeminent fine arts magnet high school in
Greenville, SC, invites high school students to submit their best
artwork made in the mediums of metal, jewelry, and enamel for
exhibition the Sheffield Wood Gallery, a beautiful space adjoining
the main lobby of our brand new building. The goal is to make this
an eagerly-anticipated biennial event that highlights the
accomplishments of students and teachers at the high school level,
to showcase how these media can be used to achieve artistic
expression, and to generate interest in and excitement about the
fields of metals and enameling.

Jurying will take place in person: what work is included in the
show, and what pieces merit awards. This year, the jurors are Nathan
Dube, former Metals Professor at Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, a metalsmith who specializes in fabrication, and his
wife, Corey Ackelmire, who teaches enameling and metals at Kent Sate
University, and who is known for her functional raised vessels. For
more please visit and

All exhibiting students will receive a certificate of participation
and an emailed postcard announcement, and generous awards will be
offered to especially meritorious work. Currently, Thompson Enamel
has committed $200 Best of Show in Enamel; ,
while Metalliferous will award $200 to the Best of Show in Metals; . The Society of North American Goldsmiths
will award the teacher of student who wins Best of Show in Metal a
free membership and SNAG Conference fee waiver, the teacher of 1st
Place student a free membership to SNAG including a complimentary
subscription to Metalsmith magazine, and all participating teachers
free copies of Metalsmith magazine to use as teaching resources; Lark Books will award six books from their
500 series to award-winning students and teachers; Other organizations approached and likely to
donate awards include Rio Grande, and 3M.

Exhibition Calendar

Artwork must arrive at the Fine Art Center no later than Wednesday,
February 11, 2009

Jurying Saturday, February 14

Exhibition opens to the public on Friday, February 20

Exhibition closes on Friday, March 20

Return of artwork will begin Monday March 22

The prospectus is attached as a pdf file; please forward it to any
person who may be interested.

For more contact:
Katy Bergman Cassell
The Fine Arts Center
102 Pine Knoll Dr.
Greenville, SC 29609
phone (864) 355-2571
fax (864) 355-2579