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Posted December 18th, 2020  /  Ends March 1st, 2021

Metal + ? = is an exhibition featuring a range of artists who incorporate metal into their work. Metal can have both structural and aesthetic purposes ranging from its strength and springiness, to its shiny and textured surfaces. How do these attributes of metal change when interacting with the piece digitally? These artists utilize and showcase these features and how they mingle with other materials. Artists are encouraged to submit images of pieces that use metal in any capacity, in both two- and three-dimensional work. Metal + ? = will also consider performative, video, and new media pieces that involve metal.

The juror Robert Ebendorf was born in 1938 in Topeka, Kansas. He received his BFA in 1960, his MFA in 1962. Following graduation, he received a Fulbright Fellowship to study at the State School of Applied Arts and Crafts in Norway. He has taught at the University of Georgia (1967-71) and State University of New York at New Paltz (1971-88). In 1995, he was awarded the American Craft Council Fellowship for his achievement in crafts and Commitment to the craft movement. Bob is co-founder and past -president of the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) and represented in many worldwide collections including the Metropolitan Museum of New York, and the Victoria and Albert Museum (England). He taught at East Carolina University (1998-2016) where he served as the Belk Distinguished Professor in the Arts for many of those years.