2015 Lewton-Brain Foldform Competition Opens for Entries with June 15 Artist Deadline

The Center for Metal Arts is now calling for entries to the fourth annual world-wide Lewton-Brain Foldform Competition, open to metal artists using foldforming techniques in jewelry, sculpture, functional objects, and unexpected applications.
2015 Lewton-Brain Foldform Competition
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FLORIDA, N.Y. - March 19, 2015 - PRLog -- Each year the Lewton-Brain Foldform Competition invites metal artists everywhere to submit their work in a global competition designed to survey the evolution of foldforming techniques. This annual event challenges makers to share their best work, and reveals surprising new applications of the technique pioneered by renowned artist-goldsmith and educator Charles Lewton-Brain in the 1980’s.

Hosted by the Center for Metal Arts, the 2015 Lewton-Brain Foldform Competition is now open for entries with a submission deadline of June 15th, 2015. Previous results including press coverage and videos of winners and Jurors’ Choice selections are at http://www.centerformetalarts.com/foldform-competition.html. On the same page, artists will find a link to read the Call for Entries and enter the competition.

Three highly respected figures in the metal arts community are tasked with selecting the winners and Jurors' Choice entries for the 2015 competition. Dr. Hanuman Aspler, Owner / Co-Founder of The Ganoksin Project, will join the jury this year along-side Hazel Wheaton, Editor of Art Jewelry magazine, and Charles Lewton-Brain, Foldforming Pioneer. Judges will be looking for a well-crafted use of foldforming techniques in the metal arts in a fully realized work, with points for design, excellence of execution and bold explorations. Because evaluation is based on images, high quality photography is also required.

Winning entries will be awarded prizes including Rio Grande gift certificates (1st Place $300, 2nd Place $200, 3rd Place $100, Honorable Mention $50), a one-year subscription to Art Jewelry magazine, and a small foldformed object crafted by foldforming pioneer Charles Lewton-Brain. An Innovation Award is also available at jury discretion. By tradition, a variable number of additional entries are recognized in a Jurors’ Choice round.

The first announcements of results will take place on July 24, 2015, at the annual Foldform Awards Dinner at the Seligmann Center for the Arts in Sugar Loaf, NY. The gala is open to the public and offers a relaxing Friday night dinner with the celebrated pioneer of foldforming over a farm-to-table meal catered by Black Dirt Gourmet, and an after-dinner screening of the winning entries and Jurors’ Choice selections. Results will also be covered in a print issue of Art Jewelry magazine for the third consecutive year, with Jurors' Choice selections included in a special online gallery. The Ganoksin Project will share results with its global audience at www.ganoksin.com, and an annual YouTube video will recognize winning entries and Jurors’ Choice selections.

The Foldform Awards Dinner coincides with Charles Lewton-Brain's annual foldforming intensive on July 24-27, 2015 at the Center for Metal Arts. This year, for the first time anywhere in the U.S., the topic of Lewton-Brain's three-day summer workshop is Foldforming for Vessels. Students will review and build on a wide variety of foldforming techniques, learning skills needed to create finished objects for art or utility under the guidance of the world's foremost foldforming expert. At the same time, students will enjoy a visual review of the major foldform families with a tour of a new foldforming exhibit that will be open to the public in the Center for Metal Arts' gallery.

For competition information and entry, visit http://www.centerformetalarts.com/foldform-competition.html. For workshop registration visit http://www.centerformetalarts.com/small-metals-workshops..... For questions about the competition or Foldform Awards Dinner tickets, contact the Center for Metal Arts, Village of Florida, NY at www.centerformetalarts.com.

The Center for Metal Arts is a community of metal artists, makers, and students exploring new skills or mastering advanced techniques in the metal arts. Established in 2003, the Center for Metal Arts attracts resident, regional and international instructors, and the staff includes award-winning blacksmiths and designers, studio techs and support staff.

Two major learning tracks offer beginner to advanced workshops in Blacksmithing and Small Metals, and a strong visiting artist program contributes to an ongoing mission to add diverse topics and talents to the foundation curriculum.

Located in New York's picturesque Warwick Valley, CMA is accessible by bus from NYC, and major highways and airports.

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