Call Detail
From Core to Surface
Entry Deadline: 5/30/22
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $15.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 9
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 9
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Pennsylvania

Forging can be both incredibly technical and self-expressive. The combination of the two is what makes it such an exciting process for both artists and craftspeople working in the field today.  

The mission of this exhibition is to showcase the broad range of what forging can offer from a sculptural and functional perspective or a combination of the two. Design and execution go hand-in-hand whether the work is functional or sculptural; the two concepts struggle to exist independently. This exhibition seeks people active in the craft whose work displays a keen sense of  design and technique. Evaluation and acceptance of submissions will be strongly influenced by a demonstration of this harmony between the two in their work.   

Jurors: Lindsay Gates, Maegan Crowley, Zack Noble (Visit our website ( to learn more about our jurors!) 

Exhibition Dates: September 5th - 30th at Center for Metal Arts (The exhibition will be both in-person and virtual on our website) 

Application Requirements: 

Artists may submit up to three pieces. You must upload at least one image per piece. You may optionally upload two details per piece. A total of three images per piece may be uploaded. Please label the submissions as:

PieceName_ArtistName_Image1, PieceName_ArtistName_Image2, PieceName_ArtistName_Image3

An artist statement no longer than 1000 words is required. 


We welcome submissions from artists and crafts people regardless of whether they are inspired by traditional or contemporary work, functional or sculptural, both small and large. Submissions should contain and be inspired by some aspect of the forging process and embody aspects of the craft. Pieces must be forged or have forged elements. Work must not weigh more than 100 pounds. Pieces must be able to fit through a 32" door.

Rules and Terms to Apply: 

Shipping/transportation will be the responsibility of the artist both to and from Center for Metal Arts. All accepted work must be received no later than August 8th, 2022.