Join Midwest Metalsmiths
In 1995, the Society for Midwest Metalsmiths was established as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The goal was to connect local metalsmiths who could share and receive technical information as well as promote and encourage individuals and groups interested in metalsmithing. Under the tutelage of Heikki Seppa, Ray Wenneker founded the metalsmithing group in the St Louis area.
The Midwest Metalsmiths has lived up to its mission of education throughout its twenty plus year history. The group has energetically worked to educate its members in the art of metalsmithing through workshops, speakers, and demonstrations. The funds we generate from our workshops and other fundraising are dedicated to the scholarships we give each year to local youth in need and university level students. We have also worked to educate the public through shows that feature the diversity of artistic expression in metal. In 2017, the organization officially changed its name from The Society for Midwest Metalsmiths to simply Midwest Metalsmiths.
Midwest Metalsmiths Board & Financials
President - Leigh Roberts
Vice-President - Nancy Pierson
Treasure - Wendy Walsh
Secretary - Kelly Miller
Fund Raising - Aimee Domash
Scholarships - Deborrah Daher & Lanie Kodner
Art Show - Lisa Koenig & Rosemary Werkmeister
Workshops - Susan Kendig & Linda Langford
Website Administrator - Kathryn Bowman
To reach anyone of the MM Board members, please use our email address; firstname.lastname@example.org.
What We Do
Members come together to elect the governing board and distribute "service pins" awarded for members volunteer hours of service to the organization.
Metalsmiths and artists get together to discuss interests and engage in creative dialogue. These gatherings may be purely social, a metal technique demonstration, a speaker dealing with relevant topics, or a field trip to a museum or local artist studio.
Help Support Us
DIFFERENT WAYS YOU CAN HELP MIDWEST METALSMITHS
Your generous donation will be used to support the Midwest Metalsmiths Merit and Youth In Need scholarship funds
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Midwest Metalsmiths logo items for you to wear or drink your morning coffee.
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**There is no extra cost to you for using Amazon, Cafe Press or Schnucks eScript programs and Midwest Metalsmiths uses the income generated to support our scholarships!