August 21, 2018

COMAG Annual Metal Arts Retail Show is happening In October 2018

Hey Folks!  Just a heads's time to start thinking about and getting ready for our big COMAG show in October!  All fees must be paid now to Kellen Bateham. All members planning to show and sell their work...please be attentive to September's meeting on more information. Goph Albitz and his team of peeps have been working super hard to make this as easy as possible for you sweet COMAG members.

Show Dates for this year in 2018:  Friday, October 5th from 1- 9 pm
                                                        during First Friday Artwalk.

                                                        Saturday, October 6th from 10-6 pm.

                                                        Located at The Liberty at 849 Wall Street, Bend.
For more information visit this link here: COMAG Show 2018

Last year we had a blast!  Every time this event happens it it is a true celebration for the love of metal. Coming together and showing our work is a part of a 20 year history as a group of metals smiths who collaborate to work and learn from each other here in Central Oregon.  It really is a beautiful thing my friends!  Some of the people who are part of this group have been helping each other for over 25 years now. So amazing to be a part of something going so strong!

Look forward to seeing you in September at the tool swap. Don't forget your old tools might be someones mighty treasure!

Helen - now member at LARGE.

November 6, 2017

COMAG October Meeting 2017

October's meeting was held at the Dry Canyon Forge, thanks to Mr. Joe Elliot again...he has saved COMAG many a time for a great meet up place! And once again, Joe gave another great presentation on how to make a "texture die" the traditional way as well as using his hydraulic press and his new fly press to impress the texture into red hot steel.  His mastery of his tools and his capability is sure to be a very valuable lesson to the members of COMAG.  Once you have a small taste of what Joe does, you find that you can't get enough. It's just sooo much fun!

Minutes can be found here: October Meeting Minutes 2017

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COMAG September 2017 Meeting

September is always a great time for COMAG to get together for their annual tool swap. Thank you to the Douglas family for hosting us once again.  These guys always make tool swapping so easy and so much fun and.. not to mention all of the yummy food and drink makes for a fun social gathering.

This meeting discussion was pretty sweet and simple. Most everyone was tinkering with the tools and good foods and good friends.  We discussed the success of our annual show and reminded everyone to think about the upcoming elections. We always can use a few good volunteers...if your up for being a part of your community, step up...we could use your help!!

The best part of this meeting was honoring our dear friend Pete Small and doing a memorial metal pour in his name. It was a great demo to watch how beer cans be easily melted and poured into a sand casting mold!!

Meeting minutes can be found here: COMAG September 2017 Meeting Minutes

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Images by Missy Powell.

COMAG's Mission Statement

A group of metal smiths and black smiths dedicated to the promotion of education, collaboration, and information in the metal arts and crafts. This is achieved through monthly meetings, public shows and demonstrations, workshops, classes and scholarships.