TRANSITIONS CONFERENCE

DATES: MAY 5 – 8, 2021

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This spring, the Metal Museum is hosting its first virtual conference for metal artists. Over the course of four days, attendees will experience studio visits, demonstrations, artist talks, and workshops that explore the 2021 conference theme: Transitions.

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

The 2021 Transitions Conference explores the idea of the spaces in-between. Our communities have demonstrated the ability to transition and adapt in new and unanticipated ways is essential to our growth as individuals, as artists, and as a society. As the guiding theme for the 2021 conference, we will reflect on our own personal journeys, career growth, observations and trends of the metalsmithing field, impacts of the past year, and technical exercises in metal. We invite you to join us as we explore the ways that people flow from one stage to another and how these in-between spaces and practices shape our work, our careers, and the future of the field.

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Wednesday, May 5


12PM CST Lunchtime Talk: Applying for Artist Grants 6PM CST Welcome Meet & Greet




Thursday, May 6


12PM CST Lunchtime Talk: Starting Your Own Business 6PM CST Transition Through Process with Sherri Jaudés 7PM CST Transformational Transitions with Lisa Geertsen




Friday, May 7


12PM CST Lunchtime Talk: Estate Planning and Transition of Wealth 6PM CST Skin Deep: Explorations of A Metalsmith with Joe Muench 7PM CST Presentation (Topic TBA) with Desmond Lewis




Saturday, May 8


12PM CST Expanding Your Practice with Heiner Zimmermann 1PM CST Turning Sheet Copper Into Intricate Shapes with Catherine Grisez 2PM CST The Making of A Metal Mosasaur with James Vanderpool and Jim Masterson 3PM CST Speaker TBA 4PM CST Presentation (Topic TBA) with Karen Smith 5PM CST Happy Hour





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PRICING & REGISTRATION

 

Registration fees not only cover the fees associated with presenting the conference, but also support the Metal Museum’s educational programming which includes program facilitation costs, providing artist compensation, and free virtual public programming.

GENERAL CONFERENCE* | $150

*Includes access to all the live sessions and recordings.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

In effort to be as accessible as possible, the Museum is offering the opportunity for financial assistance for those who cannot afford the full cost of registration. Please submit the form below to be considered for financial assistance. Upon approval, you will be sent a unique link for conference registration.

SUPPORT THE CONFERENCE

There are many ways for you to help make the 2021 Transitions Conference a success!

Sponsors help present conference programming such as demonstrations, lectures, and studio visits. In addition, sponsors and individual donations help provide financial assistance for artists in need and keep all Metal Museum programming accessible.

BLACKSMITHS DEPOT

The Museum is grateful for the generosity of these Corporate Sponsors. To learn more or to become a Corporate Sponsor, please email Frances Tortorich at frances@metalmuseum.org

For more information about the Transitions Conference,
please email Lori Gipson at 
lori@metalmuseum.org or call (901) 774-6380

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