Tuesday, November 10, 2009

November show 2009: NW Anvil 1 : A survey of Contemporary Northwest Ironwork

curated by Lisa Geetsen and Andy Blakney

Opening Reception during the West Seattle Art Walk, November 12th, 6 to 9PM!. Show runs thru December 5th, 2009.

A compilation of contemporary ironwork by members of the NWBA ~ Northwest Blacksmith Association, curated by Twilight’s own, Andy Blakne and Lisa Geertsen.

This association just celebrated it's 30th year and has a membership spreading through Canada, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and beyond. It is a group committed to the pursuit of education and preservation of the craft and many of its members have passed on their knowledge to others to create this large group of talented smiths. This show is a small representation of the membership, but it includes some of the most talented smiths in the Northwest and even the country.

FEATURING: Bill Apple, Elija Burnett, Paul Casey, Maria Christali, Jaden Fischer, Jorgen Harle, Steve Howell, Lauren Osmolski, Larry Langdon, Dave Lisch, Andrea Lisch, Nick Rinehart, Grant Sarver, Scott Szloch, Bart Turner, Mark Manley, Bruce Crittenden, Erica Gordon, Dean Mook, David Tuthill, Gary Eagle, Darryl Nelson, Lisa Geertsen, Andy Blakney

These people and the NWBA have been the largest inspiration to our pursuit in this art form and we wanted to share their talent with you. ~ Lisa Geertsen