Fine Jewelry & Metal Arts Annual Show & Sale
The Central Oregon Metal Arts (COMAG) has set its annual show and sale at the Oxford Hotel in downtown Bend during First Friday Art Walk on August 6 from 1-9pm and Saturday, August 6 from 10am to 6pm.
There is no cost to attend. Door prizes include two $100 gift certificates for artist of choice and a surprise gift from the Oxford Hotel.
According to Kellen Bateman, president of COMAG, the organization is a diverse group of metal artists representing a wide range of styles and techniques including jewelry designers, gemstone cutters, sculpture artists and blacksmiths. The artists come together for support, education and fun dedicated to the collaboration in metal arts and crafts.
“We are such a diversified group from jewelers and designers of local stores, to street art, blacksmiths and sculptors,” said Goph Albitz, a member of COMAG. “Some work solely with fire and hammers creating ‘one of a kind’ pieces others are more high tech with Cad cam designing and wax carving equipment. We also have a couple of stone cutter-carvers amongst us.
“We all share the common bond of being creative people with a love the metal, be it steel, iron, copper, silver or gold. the forming of these materials into what our minds conceive and then sharing with each other the techniques and methods of how we did it or got to the finished item.”
Bateman added, “This is such a good cross section of some exceptional metal artists from Central Oregon. Come and enjoy the wide variety of talented metal artists in our community. Over 20 artists will be represented with seven new local artists added this year.”
Kellen Bateman: 541-550-6370 firstname.lastname@example.org
Goph Albitz: 541-410-9958 email@example.com
This year we added seven new Artist all Local from the Oxford Hotel
COMAG – Central Oregon Metal Arts Guild is a diverse group of metal artists representing a wide range of styles and techniques including jewelry designers, gemstone cutters, sculpture artists and blacksmiths. They come together for support, education and fun. Our love of art, metal and fire bind us together.
COMAG mission statement: Dedicated to the promotion of education, information, and collaboration in the metal arts and crafts. Come and enjoy the wide variety of talented metal artists in our community. Over 20 artists will be represented.