July 10, 2017

Central Oregon Metal Arts Guild Annual 2017 Show is coming up!!!

We are finally here. It's time for our annual COMAG Metal Arts Show! Everyone get ready...it's going to be an amazing show with many works of metal art from our metal head members of the Central Oregon Metal Arts Guild!  For the love of metal, please come see what we have made.

This year our show will be located at The Liberty Theater here in downtown Bend next to the Tower Theater.  The time will be August 4 - 5th on Friday from 1 to 9pm and Saturday from 10am - 6 pm.

The Liberty Theater is located on 849 NW Wall Street, Downtown Bend, Oregon.   First Friday will be going on so there will be lots of fun and activity to be had.

Local metal artists from jewelers to sculptors, as well as blacksmiths will be presenting to you some wonderful pieces of art that can also be purchased.   Be sure to stop in and say hello!

 COMAG 2017 Annual Retail Metal Arts Show

COMAG June 2017 Meeting

Our June meeting was held by the wonderful ladies of The Torch. Thank you to all of them for hosting our meeting. Mr. Jim Dailing was kind enough to give a great presentation on photographing jewelry with emphasis on light and good camera equipment.  It's something I know I need to learn more about myself.

A few of the members were lucky enough to sneak away with a few good shots of their pieces. Photography is a process and by doing it regularly it does get better with practice.  Thank you to Jim for helping us out!!  Jim is one of our great metalsmiths who is also a well known instructor in the metal arts industry. You can find him holding workshops all over the country! If you need to learn something ..he is right here in Bend, Oregon. We are so lucky..yes!

Our next meeting will be held at the Pioneer Park on July 11th from 6-9ish.  Please bring something to BBQ and your own drinks.  This is primarily a social affair. We will have a simple discussion meeting with no demos this time..just hang out and chat with your friends.  If your new ..come out and join us, we would love to meet you.

June meeting minutes are found here:  COMAG June 2017 Meeting Minutes.

Also there was a board meeting held a few hours before this meeting at The Torch.  Those minutes will be available here:  June 2017 COMAG Board Meeting Minutes.

Thanks everyone!!

COMAG May 2017 Meeting

 Thank you to Willow Lane Artist Creative Space for allowing us to host our May meeting!  One of our members Rochelle Davenport from Zuniga Designs  gave a great demonstration on fold forming copper and made a beautiful cuff bracelet.  A few members even decided to try out the process themselves and were able to make some pretty beautiful fold formed cuffs themselves!  Thanks again Rochelle.  We also give a great big thanks to Sean Mueller for running the projector  & AV equipment so that we can all get a real large view of this process.  It certainly makes a difference having this equipment so that we can all really see what the heck is going on!  Money well spent COMAG...good job!

This meeting also touched base on the up coming event - COMAG Annual Show in early August and other future events that COMAG is planning.  May meeting minutes are available here:  COMAG MAY 2017 Meeting Minutes.

If you are interested in meeting with and us and learning more about our organization please contact us through our blog and we will give you the information for the next meeting, date and time.

Thanks everyone.

COMAG April 2017 Meeting

Thanks to the DIY CAVE for hosting our April Meeting this year.  This is a great place to find yourself in the world of creativity. You have to check them out!  We hope you enjoyed this meet up there and realize the extensive feeling of community collaboration and how wonderful it is to have a place to create and imagine the possibilities.

Mark Manley one of our longtime blacksmiths gave a great demonstration on "how to make your own mini forge".  He showed how simple it really is to make a mini forge for just about any studio that will allow you to forge small tools for chasing and repousse, or design stamps or just about anything you can put your mind to! Thank you again Mark Manley.

Just a quick reminder for all members. Your membership fees are now due. You will no longer receive updated emails regarding meet times and places if fees have not been paid.  Also, if you do win a raffle prize, please be sure to bring a item of value for the next raffle.  All proceeds go to support the Pete Small Scholarship fund.  We appreciate your support.

April Meeting minutes are available here:  April Meeting 2017 Comag  Minutes

Thanks everyone!

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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.